Monday Mermaid Mood Board, Sun, Sand & Sequins www.trialbyinspiration.com

I experienced the perfect storm of FOMO this weekend after viewing and liking all my friend’s surf spray Instas and then stumbling across this cerulean dream of a vintage postcard at Lula B’s West. Whyyy didn’t we plan a beach vacation this summer?? The sad answer is, we’re saving it for the new year when we can hop down to Belize for our first long, no kids allowed vacay. So mood board I must, and, after pilfering my collections for inspiration, I found the perfect theme, Sun, Sand, and Sequins! Isn’t this scarf to-die-for? I also picked it up at Lula B’s, it was a buried treasure, lucky for me I love digging in silk scarves, and it sets the palette perfectly. The plastic mermaids are drink-markers, similar here, and check out these vintagey monkeys! The sequin and resin “S” is from my DIY resin letter project, if you follow my Instagram you’ll remember this! This black and white photo of fabulous, gender ambiguous performers is one of my most treasured pieces. I spotted it on a friend’s blog, sprinted to the online shop to purchase it, loved it for ages and then, only recently learned the shop was a previous project of none other than @themonochromehome, who we’ve been working and cocktailing with for years! Such a small world (or is Dallas just a small city?) The sequin lemons are part of a much-adored fruit bowl.

I hope this collection of flashy treasures themed mood board gives you vintagey beach vibes and all the fabulous feels or at least hurries Monday along!