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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

Boozy Ice Cream Pairings That’ll Have You Screaming For More

Grown-Up ice cream socials are so a thing. Sprinkles, booze and delicious ice cream treats. It’s heaven in the form of a really cute party. Plus Emily McCarthy is laying out all the creative pairings needed for your own Frozen Booze Fest. From Deconstructed Prosecco Pops to Ice Cream filled Martinis...

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10 Design Pieces Every Millennial Couple Needs On Their Registry

When One Kings Lane invites you to host a brunch highlighting their gorgeous registry products, you say YES without question. Because the fact that you can actually um, REGISTER at OKL and then carefully choose pieces that will build your forever home together is basically our idea of complete and utter genius. The only tough part now is choosing the perfect pieces! The...

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Pulling off an Outdoor Party Even the Host Can Enjoy!

Entertaining with ease and grace is usually a learned behavior. One that I am most certainly still perfecting; especially when it comes to outdoor entertaining. There's bugs, inclement weather and other such catastrophes to worry about on top of the usual suspects. Now enter The Rising Tide Society - a group of creatives who get together to wine and dine and talk shop. If anyone knows how to pull off a winning alfresco affair, it's...

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Style Me Pretty Talking Wedding Favors on Good Morning America!

We know a lot of  you are sitting cozy at your desk, ear buds ringing, pecking away at work. Well, give yourself a much need breaky-break by tuning into the LiveStream on GoodMorningAmerica.com during the 2PM hour to check out our girl Liz (who is wearing the prettiest pink ...

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DIY Jam Favors

Adding a homemade element to your wedding is the perfect way to personalize your day for guests. And who doesn't love a little sweet treat? Take your favors to the next level with these DIY Jam treats. Use this super easy recipe...

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DIY Bubble Wand Favors

If you're going to take the time to make a couple hundred favors...put them to work for you! These cute refillable bubble wands are perfect for a bubble send-off and your guests can take them home and fill them right back up to enjoy. Inspired by these little lovelies right here, we love the sweet simplicity behind this fun idea.

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Diy Soy Wax Candle Favors

Cutest favor EVER. At least, that's what your guests will be saying once you hand out these cute lil' candles at your reception. Perfect for any party these votives are sure to be a showstopper, and to boot? They're incredibly easy to make. Six steps people - that's all! And the best part yet? We're showing you step-by-step how to do...

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DIY Coffee + Donut Favors

Here at SMP we're all the classics. Case in point? Coffee and donuts. Because when it comes to the perfect pairing it really doesn't get any better than this all time favorite pick-me-up. So much so that we've crafted THE perfect favor for your guests to take home post ceremony. See our easy steps below on you how can DIY these favors for your upcoming celebration! Muslin Bags Macaron Boxes Small...

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A DIY That Will Take Your Standard Mirror to the Next Level

I am IN LOVE with this project. So much so, that it just might be my favorite of all time. Ceramic floral mirrors are really popular right now but we wanted to take that trend right into Spring - and since most days I'm short on time - I wanted to simplify the project. So I gathered a variety of accessories - silk flowers, ropes, old butterfly christmas ornaments - and dipped them into paint. After you let them dry...

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Entertaining with Abby: An Outdoor Dinner Party

I'm a huge believer in simple entertaining that feels easy and effortless and let's you get out in the yard, kick off your heels and have some fun with your family and friends. And now that the weather is warming up, this no fuss approach is perfect for an outdoor dinner party that centers around simple, gorgeous decor and insanely...

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Everything You Need to Host a Killer Dinner Party

Good food. Good Drinks. Good God...let's party. We're so excited to welcome the crew over at Printerette Press + Munster Rose + Easy & Oskey + The Vanilla Bean Blog + Laura Ivanova Photography who...

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43 of the Cutest Kids Rooms the Internet Has Ever Seen

I have three kids. One of them has a cute room. She also gets the best birthday parties. It isn't fair, I know. So I'm setting out to change that by diving headfirst into a ball pit of the most well-designed, adorably decorated kids' rooms you've ever laid eyes on. Each one a part of a gorgeous home tour, these are sure to inspire me (and you!) to get off my tail and give those poor neglected children (right) a...

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Cocktails So Good They Will Make You BLUSH

A surefire way to get the party started at your shindig? A signature cocktail, of course! Because who doesn't love being greeted by a tray of color-infused spirits? A recipe for instant smiles in my book. From the subtle La Rosette to the vibrant Hawaiian Blackberry Mojito, we've added these ten pretty-in-pink...

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How to Clean Your Whole House in 30 Minutes

We all know how it feels. Company is coming over - whether it's our neighbor or our inlaws, the panic is the same - for pizza in 30 minutes and your house is an all out disaster. Now, is not the time to deep clean. Now is the time to speed clean. The kind of clean that makes your friends think that you're always this tidy. And it's easy, I promise. Just follow this nifty little guide, timed to house cleaning perfection. Now that you're charged and ready to go, here are a few other handy...

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6 Steps to Designing a Playroom to Grow with Your Kiddos

Ask any mom. Having a dedicated play space for the kiddos is basically like hitting the house lottery. Even if it's a tiny closet off the kitchen that you magically transform into a glorified playpen. Containment is everything. So when Nashville based interior designer, Kendall Simmons, offered to share her tips for creating a space that actually grows WITH your children, we were all ears.

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23 Dinners to Make in Under 23 Minutes

You like how we threw that extra 3 minutes in? It's just a security blanket because come dinner time, we just know some little thing (usually a little person) is going to throw us and we'll need those 180 seconds to recover. But for all of you out there that are looking to up your dinner game but don't have the time or patience to slave over the stove? This is for you. Click here for all of our recipes! Need a...

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Easy Ways to Give Your Home a Little Spring Lovin’

If ever there was a transition that your home relied more upon you for...it's from Winter to Spring. Winter is cozy. The tail end is a little bleak. Spring is bright and colorful and full of fresh air. And your home is actually begging you to embrace it. Because that sofa will feel so much better when dressed in new accessories and sparkly charm. And you're butt will most definitely thank us because happy sofa, happy...life?

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16 Ways to Relax After Work that Don’t Include Wine

I know. Wine is like the the warm light that shines upon your every evening. Mine too. But lately, I've noticed that I'm enjoying it just a wee bit too much so I've given up weeknight drinking. And I've been hunting down some relaxing alternatives. Many of which include Bravo and a Mocktail but others? Not so lame.

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Removable (and Temporary!) Wallpaper

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25 Homemade Cakes that will Make You Look Like a Pro

I have this annoying habit of wanting everything that comes out of my kitchen to be perfect. It's like when Monica said she wanted to be the mom that made the best chocolate chip cookies. I feel the same way and many a-baked goods have found themselves in the trash because they just weren't purdy enough to serve. So here's to taking some of the guess work out of it for you. These...

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