Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Don't you just love InstaGram? I got this gem last week. 

Muse 002

Friday, September 7, 2012

This time on the series I wanted to highlight both a designer and a photographer. Oscar de la Renta, an absolute classic, and James Nord, who is a real visionary!!

One thing I love about fashion is it's many facets. It takes so many people collaborating on a collection to really bring it to life. There are buyers, designers, photographers, merchandisers, sellers, illustrators and many more. Each person brings their own view to a collection.

See Oscar de la Renta's 2013 Resort collection HERE.

Visit this amazing photographer, James Nord's blog.

Bon Voyage Summer!

Monday, September 3, 2012

You made me happy!

Sierra & Ryan

It was amazing to share this special day with my beautiful sister-in-law & her man, Ryan. They were married in July in a quaint garden. Congrats to them & good luck on the many years to come.


Irresistible Pins

Monday, August 27, 2012

I've been finding some amazing pins lately. Somebody stop me!

Check out my pins here. 

Quick & Simple Bridal Shower

-Get a dozen or two bagels from your local bagel shop, cut up seasonal fruit & mixed together enough mimosas for everyone to indulge on.

- Leave some mimosas virgin (okay, it's plain OJ) and separate from the alcoholic version, just incase a guest doesn't drink or has had enough to drink & needs to slow down.

-Make one champagne flute special for the bride. I covered my bride's glass in glitter. It was quick, easy & came right off in the dishwasher.

-Don't forget water! You can get cute water dispensers at your local grocery store for cheap.

-Cut cardboard into triangles & spray paint your desired color. I covered half in glitter to go along with the party theme!

- Get flowers from the farmers market & put in a simple vase. They will be cheap, fresh & will compliment any table setting.

I wish I had more time to spend on this gathering, but I think it turned out great for the amount of time & money I had to put into it.

What things have you done for friends or family in a hurry? What advice would you give someone for a simple get-together?

My Vintage-Inspired Wedding

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Wedding season always gives me a sense of nostalgia. I get taken back to my own special day.

When I got engaged I began checking out all the amazing wedding blogs out there & I will be honest, I was completely overwhelmed. Where do you start? I made mood board, after mood board & everyone was completely different. There was a huge variety of different ideas, colors & styles & I loved them all! And it didn't help that I am the most indecisive person I know.

About a week after getting engaged my Mom & I set off wedding dress shopping. The first shop we stopped at was a little hole-in-the-wall shop with an over enthusiastic sales woman. I had two ideas in mind; lace & long-sleeved. The first dress I tried on was it! Lace, 3/4 length sleeve, easy to alter to open the back & most important, 100% me.

After I had the dress, EVERYTHING else fell into place. We knew then we were going to have a vintage-inspired wedding. We chose rich colors, a vintage wedding venue & hired a jazz band. And now that I look back, it was OUR wedding. Completely perfect for Drew & I.

Isn't it funny how every wedding you go to just FEELS like that couple?