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Abby Larson

Editor & Founder

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Admittedly, I have the best job in the world. I spend my days scouring the internet for beautiful things, walking the streets of Boston waiting to be inspired, roaming the aisles of my favorite little bookshop…all day, dreaming about weddings. On any given Tuesday, you might find me on my sofa, hovering over my laptop creating inspiration boards and color palettes, constantly getting sidetracked by all of the beautiful sites I’ve found along the way. Yes, I have a pretty killer job.

And yet, like most things in life, the path to get here has been a long and winding road. With big dreams and brief detours (including a stop at a public relations firm followed by a longer stay at a hedge fund), I jumped head first into the wedding industry, launching a line of wedding invitations called Abby Jean. After three years of blood, sweat and tears (literally) I sold my wonderful little company to Fontaine Maury who could take the brand on to bigger and better things.

As a way to stay connected to my industry, and continue to challenge myself creatively, I started Style Me Pretty….a chic blog for the style obsessed bride. As a blogger, I am forever in search of inspiration…whether it’s my grandfather’s sketches or my niece’s paintings, the perfect pair of ballet flats or a blush colored peony. There are no boundaries for inspiration just as there are no boundaries when it comes to Style Me Pretty.

Again, I have a pretty amazing job.

Recent Posts By Abby

Kids Christmas Party

I'm pretty sure that my two big kids would give up their baby sister to attend a holiday party like this one. Filled with Christmas inspired treats (um, how cute are you, Santa Straw Topper?) and a sweet spirit, this inspiration feels a little like something grown-ups and their tiny counterparts would completely love. With adorable pics from Dotson Studios and styling from the FABULOUS...

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Gluten-free Spiced Cranberry Orange Scones

There is a little shop down the road from me that makes the absolute best scones. Well, at least I thought they did until I saw these little numbers from Lael Cakes with photography from Amber Gress. Spiked with seasonal spices, these gorgeous scones are even made gluten free so everyone in the family can enjoy them. I know what I'm doing this weekend! This gorgeous holiday recipe...

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Holiday Gift Giving for Yourself with Invisalign®

With the holidays quickly approaching — how is it mid-December already?! — my present buying list has already spiraled out of control. But unlike other years, I'm putting myself down as a gift recipient because, after all, investing in yourself is seriously important. And that is where ...

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Studio Launch Party with Carly Rae Weddings

Dance till you Dream sounds about as perfect as it gets when crafting a good launch party theme. And Carly Rae is no stranger to a good party. To celebrate the opening of her brand spankin new wedding studio in colaboration with Primary Petals and ...

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Unique Gift Wrapping Ideas from HomeGoods

We've teamed up with our friends at HomeGoods for gift ideas perfect for the holiday season. First up we dove into creative gift baskets and now we're tying those beauties up with a bow, without breaking our budget! We take...

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Personalized Gift Baskets from HomeGoods

A trip to HomeGoods makes everything better. It's our own little slice of home decor heaven and just the place for gifting all the favorite people on your list. With a little creativity, you can take a simple gift and turn it into a show stopping production and one that's personalized to a T. For the baker extraordinaire in your life, think a basket full of...

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Spruce Collective Christmas Soirée + Calligraphy Workshop

When you hear people say that there is something so magical about the holidays, I think they might be referring to Spruce Collective. A little slice of heaven in Abbotsford BC that sells a collection of old and new treasures found amidst the FIVE owners travels. And when they pull that same sentiment into their holiday decor followed by a...

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The Amalfi Coast…Pregnant

Having had three beautiful babies, I can pretty much claim the title of Worst Pregnant Person EVER. I'm grouchy, splotchy, gigantic and generally just a miserable mess. So the idea of traveling far from my bed, much less out of the country like the lovely Jessica Lorren did, sounds a touch frightening. But, if I were to have laid eyes on these photographs...

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Baking Party + Homemade Buttercream Recipe

There are about a million reasons to host a baking party. Celebrating a favorite friend, getting a promotion, making it through a Monday, cleaning your house, you know. While, I'm pretty sure that baking parties are totally appropriate for any small win, the crew from Parris Chic Boutique had something pretty great to celebrate - a new line of adorable kitchen products. With photos by...

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Soft Pink Nursery

I have a soft spot for big brothers. My own little man was beside himself with joy when his baby sister was born and his love for her is literally palpable. Such is the case - I suspect - with sweet little Liam who welcomed his baby Charlotte home to just about the cutest nursery I've ever seen. Photographed by Samantha Pierson with a design by...

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Oh My Dear Home Tour

You know from her Behind the Blog feature that Brittany Robertson is nothing if not entirely lovely. Well, not surprisingly, so is the place she calls home. With most of her larger pieces from easy to find big box stores, she's layered in a sense of family, of history and of soul into every last nook and cranny. Have fun clicking through...

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Snow Globe DIY

I know exactly what I'm doing this weekend. And now, so do you! Making sweet little DIY snow globes, courtesy of the wildly talented Lauren Wells. You can fill them with whatever you want, with water or without, and transform a boring old mason jar into pure magic...all in about 10 minutes. I'm obsessed and so will the proud teachers / friends / mailmen / groomers that get them this year! Photos by...

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Wrapping Paper Room

Raise your hand if you have a gift wrap room? I mean, can you imagine!? I would DIE. I have a gift wrap cart which I though was a total splurge. If I had a whole freaking room to hang all of those pretty ribbons and drape those handmade papers, umm, I would DIE! Did I say that already? Anyway, the talented team at Life.Style. did just that for one of their clients and when I say the results are flawless what I really mean is that if you...

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Gift Wrapping Three Ways

The other day, I found myself googling unique wrapping ideas. Not because I haven't wrapped my share of pretty presents, but because I'm always trying to figure out something new and different. But you know what? Sometimes, it's the simplest, sweetest approaches that are often the loveliest. And this group of gift wrapping ideas (plus two easy candle gussy-ups) from Megan Soh of Petitely and...

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Nightcap with Nespresso VertuoLine

Isn’t there just something about a cup of coffee or an espresso after a really good meal? Well, imagine if that coffee was poured over vanilla ice cream or laced with a bit of rum. Now you’re listening. We used the Nespresso VertuoLine to bring the finishing touches to our sweet spread with two delicious, dessert-inspired drinks that our guests would...

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Afternoon Sip and Savor with Nespresso VertuoLine

Everyday around 3 o'clock, it seems like the world slows down just a bit. Perhaps a little too much. Solution? Coffee. Obviously. But not just any coffee. A Nespresso maple cinnamon coffee with a few chocolate covered almonds and maybe a handful of sea salt popcorn. Something so good, that it instantly reenergizes...

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Morning Moment with Nespresso VertuoLine

While there are literally thousands of amazing items to add to your registry, one of the absolute must-haves that we make a b-line for with that registry scanner is the Nespresso VertuoLine machine and its array of coordinating products. It takes in-home coffee making to a new level of luxury which is perfect for his and her coffee loves. Imagine brewing...

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8 DIY Projects to Spruce Up Your Home

Here at SMP, we believe in splurging. Especially on those timeless, you'll take them from home to home, move them from room to room pieces. But when it comes to giving your space a facelift for the season, DIY is where it's at. And here are 8 totally do-able, totally steal-worthy projects that are worth that trip to home depot. Each that will most definitely brighten your day.

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Ten Tips for Effortless Entertaining

Entertaining is one thing. Entertaining effortlessly so that you can soak up the moments and enjoy the process is an entirely different beast. So for me, these ten tips are like my entertaining blueprints. A way to streamline the party process so that - whether you are hosting 2 or 10 - you can feel like you are in a sweat free, choas free, totally happy zone. For more entertaining and decor ideas, follow me on Instagram where you...

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Apple Tartletts with Crème Anglaise

We're talking entertaining today and one of my favorite easy desserts to whip up is this Tartlette with Crème Anglaise - originally photographed by White Loft Studio for my feature on Camille Styles. The tart is basically a glorified pop tart made with pre-made puff pastry and a bit of easy...

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