Friday, April 29, 2011

I cannot stop...

talking about weddings. They are taking over my life. I am so giddy today because of the royal wedding. I am completely obsessed with anything Kate Middleton. I mean, what girl does not want to be her right now? She is so down to earth. She did her own make up!

Then there is Pippa...kind of obsessed with her too.

The dress is everything I expected it to be. Simple, classic, conservative. I am a sucker for a conservative wedding dress. The more grandma the better. I love turtlenecks, long sleeves, and lace.

Here are two of my favorite dresses that I would never have the guts to wear.
Sexy with sleeves.

Dramatic Grandma

The other Royal wedding is taking place in exactly 3 weeks. I am going to imagine I am Kate and keep it cool and collected even though inside I am freaking out.  Before I can even upload the pictures from last weekends shower I am heading home for another one this weekend. Peace out.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Garison Gets Married

One of my favorite people in the world got engaged last weekend.
I imagine a classic affair, lit by candles, with lots of love. Congrats Garison and Jim!
Let the fun begin.

images via SMP, Kristin Byrum, and Vera Wang.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Still looking...

So we have been having this conversation for about 3 months now. I still do not have a rehearsal dinner dress and the wedding is a month away. This dress is the reason I have problems. I see something like this and then nothing else compares.

The Beauty Department

Lauren Conrad has teamed up with her hairstylist and make up artist to create your go to blog for all things beauty.   The Beauty Department features tutorials, obsessions, and trends.
So far I am loving all of the hair tutorials.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Put Your Face On

My favorites

It is cheap and you never have to sharpen. Need I say more?

I cannot say enough about this product. It is the perfect bronzer. Natural, no streaking, and oil free. It lasts forever. I have had a bottle for years.  Only down side-- Doug hates it when I leave it out because he is afraid someone will think it is his. 

I rarely wear lipstick. Sometimes I even put it on and wipe it off when I am running out the door because I feel silly.  When I do I wear Funny Face. It was the go to shade for J Crew last fall. 

I have #4 Walk of Shame (bubblegum pink). It looks like it comes from within. 

I have one in every color. They are perfect for everyday and keep your lips moisturized all day. 

This is a perfect touch up. You can wear it on your lips or your cheeks. 

Let's face it we are not 18 anymore. I am all about preventing the wrinkles. 

A little foundation goes a long way. 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Obsession: Stains

I am obsessed. I am very aware it may not be practical. I feel like I can live with stains for something this pretty.

 Pottery Barn

Question- do any of you fools have marble counter tops? Is it really as bad as they say? We are going to do a kitchen make over in the next year and I need to have my bubble busted early.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Crafts Coming to Life

I have been in love with these chandiliers ever since I saw them on Style Me Pretty.  They add whimsy and look obtainable.

My mom has been hard at work figuring out how to make ribbon chandiliers. Here is the rough draft.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I am backkkkkkkk...

After an amazing weekend I am finally back in business...

We experienced Miami to the fullest. While I was there we had a blast. We somehow managed to talk a sweet old man into buying us a table with bottle service at LIV at Fontainebleau.

We enjoyed drinks on our own "private rooftop".

My friends were A holes and made me wear dumb ish like buttons and redneck hats.

I found a chandelier for my dining room.

We at at the most AMAZING Greek restaurant in the WORLD. I would fly back to South Beach just to eat at  Taverna Opa again.

Now we are all back to reality. My reality consists of addressing wedding invitations that were suppose to go out a week ago and sitting in a cubicle. The aftermath that was Miami has also left me with sun burnt lips. I was suppose to have a bridal portrait today but instead I am icing my lips so I can look like Jessie instead of Taylor from the RHOBH. OPA!  

I am a picture theif. I stole pictures from Mason and  Lindsay.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


I have been MIA this week on the blog.
I am addressing invitations, working long hours, and getting ready for my
Bachelorette party in Miami. Hopefully, things will be back to normal by Monday. See you then!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Chair Paparazzi

Earlier this week  I got an email titled " Chair Paparazzi" from Summer (also known as Reed to the blog world).  Inside the email was a really sexy chair that was in the new issue of Lonny. I hate to say I told you so, but "I told you so". (directed towards Doug and his hate towards our current dining room chairs.)

My favorite chairs found on Craigslist for $25. Please forgive Doug for all of the mean things he says to you.
You do not look like you came straight out of the 80's.
You are a lot more comfortable than you look.
You are not the ugliest chairs that anyone has ever seen.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

ART: Sketch42

 I make a effort in my life to stop saying --
"I want..."
"I want..."
"I want..."

I save it for special occasions.
This art from Nicole over at Sketch 42 would be one of those special occasions.
I WANT (insert tantrum here)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Shopping Cart: Furbish

I have physically restrained myself from going to Furbish Studio for months now. I made an agreement with myself that I would avoid my weakness until after the wedding due to the fact that,  weddings are expensive and I am poor. To make myself feel better I went virtual shopping yesterday. Just consider this my wedding registry.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Kate Spade-ish Decanter Love

This weekend while antique shipping I stumbled across the most adorable decanter I have ever seen. 
I am a sucker for gold polka dots. I was so obsessed I put it all over my house and took pictures. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Weekend Recap

The weekend included some...



hiding from a bath, 

yard work, 

getting baths, and evidently Doug was involved in some sort of shark attack.