Fashionable: A Saturated Floral Dress

Kelly
November 04

 

I love color no matter the time of year and this long floral dress always put me in a good mood. I paired it with a vintage candy colored bracelet and bright red lips.

Photography: Beaux Arts Photographie

Styling: Kelly Oshiro for SB Chic

Location: Santa Barbara Presidio

FLORAL MAXI DRESSES + SHOP THE LOOK:

 

 


Fashionable: A Green & White Striped Skirt at the
Santa Barbara Presidio

Kelly
October 21



 

 

 

I love a good full, high-waisted skirt, throw in some graphic green and white stripes, and I’m sold. I paired this skirt with a simple white T (I bought mine locally from Chapala & Parker, similar here), vintage earrings (similar), and a high pony tail complete the look. I really loved how the white walls of the Santa Barbara Presidio popped the skirt. A big thank you to my dear friend, and amazing photographer, Kirsten Ellis of Beaux Arts Photographie for the beautiful photos. 

Photography: Beaux Arts Photographie

Styling: Kelly Oshiro for SB Chic

Location: Santa Barbara Presidio

SHOP THE LOOK: 

T- Shirt // Earrings // Glasses

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Shoesday + Snippet & Ink

Kelly
May 14

The chicest way to walk away… in nude Louboutins! And you can pick up a pair for yourself, right here.

Also, my Farm to Table editorial is up on Snippet & Ink. Shot over 3 days in Santa Barbara County I tried to capture the bounty of the land. With photos by Karen Wise, food by Duo, and locally grown dahlias from a dahlia farm, it was a pretty & delicious shoot to say the least. Anyway, go check it out here.


Real Wedding: Greek Garden Elegance

Kelly
May 13

Evie & Nate were seriously a dream couple to work with; super nice, easy going, with amazing taste to boot, and the booked my girl Kirsten for the photos. The inspiration for the wedding design, was Evie’s Greek heritage. When we first spoke, she said she wanted it to feel like her grandmother’s garden in Greece. So we talked about using fresh herbs like bay and lavender, of course olive branches, and then mixing in fluffy garden roses.

In Evie’s bouquet I used a mix of Patience garden roses, bay leaves, lavender, olive branch, and queen anne’s lace and wrapped it up, with a strip of torn linen.

In keeping with the herb theme, I made petite boutonnières of lavender and rosemary and wrapped them with copper velvet ribbon. The bridesmaids carried simple dried lavender poseys finished with a tidy bow.

The ceremony was held at St. Barbara’s Greek Orthodox Church and decor was kept simple with olive garlands attached to the church pews.

After the ceremony, guests made there way to the rooftop of the Canary. I designed a “potting bench” seating card table using Town & Country’s potting bench bar. At the center of the table, guests’ names and seating assignments were spelled out on wood plant markers and tucked into moss. To finish the vignette, I used a collection of vintage watering cans, potted lavender, and stacks of rustic garden containers.

On the tables I used a mix of stone, and iron, garden containers and filled them with annabelle hydranga, Patience and Caramel Antique garden roses, bay and olive leaves, sweet peas, and dahlias. A soft green linen was draped over the tables and La Tavola’s cut lace linen layered over. A mix of gold and silver mercury glass candle holders added a hint of metallic glow.

A big congratulaions to Evie & Nate and a big thank you to all the vendors who made this day happen! To see more of this wedding hop over to Once Wed and Santa Barbara Magazine.

Flowers & Decor: Kelly Oshiro
Bride’s Shoes: Louboutin
Reception Venue: The Canary Hotel
Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Amber Weir
Lighting: Bella Vista
Garden Prop Rental: Vintage Vignettes
Dessert Table: Enjoy Cupcakes
Calligraphy: A Charming Occasion
Linens: La Tavola

Shoesday + Featured on Oncewed

Kelly
May 07

I’m so excited to finally show off these gorgeous Louboutins one of my adorable brides wore last year. Hello nude Louboutins with the sweetest little bow!

And you can check out the rest of this wedding on Oncewed (and in the current issue of Santa Barbara Magazine) and I will be posting my own little write up on Monday. Happy Tuesday Shoesday m’dears!

You can pick up this pair and similar shoes right here:

Flowers & Decor: Kelly Oshiro

Champagne Dreams + Weekend Links

Kelly
February 01

Its superbowl weekend, and while I may not know who’s playing, that’s not gonna stop me from (kind of) watching the game and enjoying some champagne waaay before happy hour.

A few possibilities, I’m thinking from the archives:

Champ-sicle

Blood Orange Mimosa

Ginger Sparkler

Bellini-tini

Pear Potion

And some links for your weekend, plus a bit about some projects I’m working on:

I visited Sunstone Villa this week to refresh my memory (I worked there before on this wedding with Elizabeth Messina) for an upcoming shoot with Flutter Mag & Michael Costa. Can you say Italy in Santa Ynez? Also, our “Escape to” editor, Cynthia is their new social media manager and is LIVING in the villa. Can you imagine? Also, we discovered a secret tower.

I joined Vine, twitter’s new video app. I’m not sure if I like it, but you can follow me (@kellyoshiro) if you’re into cute puppies and some behind the scenes sneak peeks. A great explanation of what Vine is, and how to use it, is here and here.

If you’re into watching bad movies and making fun of them, check out Birdemic. Truly the biggest train wreck of a movie I’ve ever seen.

I’m obsessed with two weddings from Snippet & Ink this week, classic black and white perfection with photos by Jose Villa & A Swedish summer wedding, hello dreamy!

Have a good weekend!


Engagement: Love over Coffee & Tarts

Kelly
January 23

Today I’m so excited to share our very own “On the Rocks” editor, Melissa, engagement pictures! Shot in LA by my girl Kirsten of Beaux Arts Photographie, Kirsten picked this adorable cafe to capture their love over coffee & tarts…

Melissa and Jeff are getting married this April and we’re designing a decidedly glamorous and sparkly affair.

Congrats you two!