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Chaos Comes Before Order

Chaos Comes Before Order by Erika Firm DelphineSorry for the radio silence around here. Things have been … well … chaotic. On top of my already hectic home and work life, I was in a car accident two weeks ago. I can now say that I know exactly how it feels to be hit by a Mack Truck. (Not good, in case you were wondering). I’ve not been able to work a fraction of my normal workload, at home or at the studio. My projects and to do lists are piling up, my house is a certifiable disaster zone, I have no idea how I’m going to find a car I love as much as my old one, I haven’t been able to exercise (i.e. unload stress), I’m missing all the fun Spring Break things I should be doing with my little one, and I feel really really super lousy. But my very wise Tatie (“Auntie”) tells me, “Chaos comes before order.” So I push on.

So to all of you struggling to meet deadlines, struggling to get dinner on the table, or just plain struggling … chin up. Chaos comes before order.

And to all my clients: thank you for your extra patience. Xo —Erika.

 

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Silver Wedding Inspiration

Silver Wedding Inspiration by DelphineMetallics can be magical especially for a cool, winter wedding. Here, we’ve featured our new Manhattan invitation in silver ink on bright white paper.

Sources: || 1. One to Wed | 2. Southern Weddings | 3. Style Me Pretty, Photography by Erich McVey Photography | 4. Confetti Day Dreams | 5. Delphine’s new Manhattan wedding invitation | 6. Fab You Bliss, Photography by Gemini Photography Ontario | 7. 100 Layer Cake, Photography by Rach Lea Photography | 8. My Wedding, The Cake Parlour | 9. Green Wedding Shoes, Photography by Jennifer Fujikawa Photography | 10. Elizabeth Anne Designs, Photo by Clary Pfeiffer | 11. Modern Wedding, Shoes by Carvela

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Neutral Wedding Inspiration

Neutral Wedding InspirationWe love neutral color palettes! Neutrals are so versatile and make a wedding look clean, classic and natural in any season. Here we’ve shown our brand new Live Oak Wedding invitation in jet black and shitake inks, on off white paper.

Sources:|| 1. 100 Layer Cake, Photography by Rachwal Photography | 2. Wedding Chicks, Photography by Matt Edge Wedding Photography | 3. Style Me Pretty | 4. Style Me Pretty, Photography by Jessica Lorren Photography | 5. Delphine’s new Live Oak wedding invitation | 6.  Southern Weddings, Photography by Anna Pociask | 7. The Knot, Photograph by Aaron Delesie | 8. Event by A Charleston Bride | 9. Elizabeth Anne Designs, Photos by Kristyn Hogan | 10. Ruffled Blog, Photos by Natasja Kremers Photography | 11. Style Me Pretty Gallery, Jana Williams Photography

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Inspiration Comes of Working — New Phone and Tablet Cases

Baudelaire quote Delphine iphone case for Keka“Inspiration comes of working” is one of my favorite quotes (by Charles Baudelaire). We NEVER stop working around here. We try, but even on our days off we’re sketching and researching and talking shop.

 

I thought it was the perfect quote for an iPhone or iPad case. No more boring iPhone cases! Yay!! Please shop our new Delphine for Keka collection of phone and tablet cases. And for all you early adopters, yes, cases are available for the new iPhone 5s. And yes, I’m jealous of your new phone. 

 

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Summer Roundup | Accessories are Everything

Summer Roundup | 4 Ways to Change 1 Uniform Outfit via DelphineThe flirty skirt with a simple tank tucked in seems to be the easiest, but also the most popular go to of trends this season. It’s cool in the hot summer heat, chic for any occasion and the options for accessorizing it are endless. We came up with four different outfits that cater to whatever style you’re going for that day. Despite the heat, no need to sweat trying to mix it up, we got it covered!

“UNIFORM” SOURCES || Tank: Smocked Bottom Cami from Target | Skirt: Factory Wide-Striped Mini from J.Crew Factory

Outfit 1: Whether it’s with the girls or with your someone special, this outfit is the perfect dinner date outfit. The accessories are pretty, simple and neutral so together with the navy and pink it’s the perfect amount of class and sass. SOURCES || Necklace: Bellaire Circle Drop Necklace from Francesca’s | Belt: Sandpoint Stitched Belt from Francesca’s | Bag: Calvin Klein Modena Leather Tote from 6PM | Shoes: Periphery Wedge Sandals from Asos

Outfit 2: Since we already did a dinner date outfit, it is only right to come up with a lunch date outfit as well. Flats are perfect because they are comfortable and cute but they keep the ensemble sharp and not too casual. Pair it with a bright purse and some gold jewelry and you’re good to go! SOURCES || Sunglasses: Ray Ban Aviators | Necklace: Triple Gold Chunky Chain Collar from Bauble Bar | Purse: Snake Embossed Crossbody Clutch from Nordstrom | Shoes: Merona Madge Cap Toe Ballet Flat from Target

Outfit 3: This may be our most casual look but it is still nothing short of fabulous. Perfect for the weekend! Mixing and matching many colors is all the rage this season so don’t be shy to pair a colorful belt, earrings, and bag, especially if you have neutral sandals.  SOURCES  || Sunglasses: With Love from CA Half Frame Tortoise Sunglasses from PacSun | Earrings: 2 Stone Drop Earrings from Target | Belt: BCBGMAXAZRIA Double Wrap Waist Belt from Lord & Taylor | Purse: Cole Haan Zoe Izzie Clutch from 6PM | Shoes: Steven Madden Cuff Leather Sandals from Lord & Taylor

Outfit 4: So obviously this last look is the office look. It’s important to be excited to go to work everyday and we believe the outfit has a lot to do with it! Keep it professional with a jacket and closed toed shoes. Add a bold statement necklace for a little edge, and don’t forget a roomy tote to stash your files. SOURCES || Jacket: Topshop Textured Blazer from Nordstrom | Necklace: Laura Necklace from Mimi Boutique | Bag: Ivanka Trump Crystal Bag from 6PM | Shoes: Arturo Chiang Avia Pointy Toe Pump from Lord & Taylor

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Lowcountry | Honeysuckle, Delphine Green and Blue Iris Color Palette

Lowcountry | Honeysuckle, Delphine Green & Blue Iris Color Palette via DelphineI’m so excited to share a color palette inspired by our fabulous photography intern, Margaret Franks! I just love how she captured the essence of South Carolina’s lowcountry in this peaceful shot.

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11 Treats for the Perfect Charleston Wedding Welcome Bag

Wedding Welcome Bags, Charleston Style via DelphineWelcoming guests with a wedding treat bag is a fun tradition. It’s a great way to say hello & thanks to your wedding guests as soon as they arrive, and it’s a super way to help them max out their trip. By filling the bags with local favorites, guests are able to fully experience and understand why you chose the place you did for your special day.

Since we’re in Charleston, one of the most popular wedding destinations in the country, we thought we’d share our top 11 favorite treats for the perfect Charleston wedding welcome bag.

SOURCES | 1: We love the cute wrappings on the absolutely delicious chocolate bars from Sweeteeth Chocolate in North Charleston.

2: You can’t get much deeper into the roots of Carolina’s Lowcountry than Charleston Tea Plantation’s loose teas. Not only do they come in all sorts of fresh-from-the farm-flavors but they are already well packaged in their signature tins. Our favorite flavor is Charleston Breakfast.

3: When we asked some local bride-to-be’s what their first sweet treat would be in their welcome bags they didn’t hesitate to say Pralines from River Street Sweets. The company is based just a couple hours away in Savannah but there is a local Charleston shop right on Market Street.

4: Another Charleston delight are the sesame seed cookies called Benne Wafers found at Olde Colony Bakery, home of the original Charleston Benne Wafer. They make a perfect late night snack — a little salty, a little sweet.

5: A handmade Palmetto Rose is the perfect decorative touch to the bags. They are usually made by young boys who walk around Charleston so you won’t get much more down home and local than that! They last forever and make a sweet souvenir.

6: Charleston Magazine is a perfect way for your guests to get a feel for the arts, dining, fashion, people, homes and basically the overall culture of Charleston! You can purchase multiple copies at a discount by contacting Helen at Helen@charlestonmag.com or call (843) 971-9811.

7: The Best Little Map of Charleston is just what your guests need to get around the town when they aren’t at the wedding. There is so much to do and see, this will give them the opportunity to easily explore and enjoy.

8: Sweet tea is a well known southern favorite so it only made sense for a hand crafted sweet tea vodka to spring up and become a very popular cocktail. The original Firefly Vodka distillery is just 40 minutes outside of Charleston on Wadmalaw Island. We love mixing it with lemonade and lots & lots of ice.

9: A five dollar gift card to Black Tap Coffee will not only be great for your guests the morning after but it will force them to use it while they are here and experience the best cup in Charleston! Ask for the mint julep latte, from their secret menu.

10: You don’t want your guests to miss any part of the best travel destination in the country (according to Travel + Leisure) so give them a head start by adding pamphlets of all the local sights and activities. You can pick up a bunch at the Charleston Visitors Center on Meeting Street.

11: Finally, finish off your welcome bag with a personalized sticker (by Delphine, duh). This one shown here is our perfect little Charleston Stitch design in Robin’s Egg!

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Lantana | Freesia, Forest & Crocus Color Palette

Color Palette Lantana Flower via DelphineThe Lantana flower, with its mix of yellow, purple and orange, looks like it was pulled straight from a fairy tale. It’s hard to believe they are real, but I promise they are. Delightful, right?

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i carry your heart with me

i-carry-your-heart-eecummingsI love this poem by e.e. cummings. It always reminds me of my wedding day — hearing my friend Eden read it during our ceremony is one of my all time favorite memories. Happy Valentine’s Day, lovies! xo – E.

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