Friday, October 30, 2009


Jewelry and candy. What could be sweeter? I love these girly, glitzy photos pairing some fabulous bling with colorful candies.

photos from MS Weddings

Monday, October 26, 2009


Ivanka Trump got married this past weekend, and I'm totally in love with her custom made Vera Wang dress, inspired by Grace Kelly. The sheer overlay at the top is classic and elegant but still unique and stunning. It's beautiful!

image via here

not your average pumpkin

I love all the different pumpkin decorating ideas from Martha Stewart. Especially the one with the pumpkin made into a clock!

photos via Martha Stewart

Friday, October 23, 2009


My (rather flamboyant) hairdresser once told me that I looked like Ivanka Trump.... "really? um... thanks!?" I didn't believe him. I wish I was as glamorously beautiful as she is! I randomly stumbled across her website the other day and was surprised to find she has a very pretty fine jewelry collection.

Not only does she photograph amazingly well, but she also writes a blog, and has a new book out. And she's a Vice President of the Trump Organization. And she's getting married soon...

Thursday, October 22, 2009

plum goodness

I want this...

I think I could definitely get some use out of it, what with all the holiday, wedding, and engagement festivities on the horizon.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


I've been thinking about what would be the best way to blog about my wedding planning. The ideas have already started flowing and I know I'll have tons of things I'll want to share on here, but I'm sure not every reader wants to be overloaded with "wedding!" I haven't decided yet if I'll start a new wedding-only blog or just try to keep a good balance of post topics here...

In the meantime, I've found myself already looking for inspiration for color palettes. Coco+Kelley shared some of these gorgeous fashion photography photos, and I love the rich and decadent colors.

all images by Bersa via LundLund found via Coco+Kelley

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Okay, so I've totally slacked on the posting again... BUT, I have a good excuse.

I went back home for the weekend and got a little gift.

I got engaged! Hunter surprised me with a sweet ring and then surprised me even more by setting up a surprise dinner celebration with our families and friends. I've never been more shocked in my life!

I'm still coming down from the high of excitement and shock. But let the planning begin! :)

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Looking forward to the November issue of Vogue, featuring the all-star cast from the upcoming movie musical Nine. It looks like both the movie and the magazine feature are going to be visually stunning.

image from Vogue

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pretty Shoe Tuesday

Wow, I sure did fall off the blogging bandwagon... no posts in a week!? I could blame it on busyness, but I think I really just needed a break from the computer...

Anyways, back to blogging! And pretty shoes! Like this sophisticated pair of Brian Atwoods:

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Pretty Shoe Tuesday

Me and white shoes do not mix. I just don't like 'em. But I make an exception for the Badgley Mischka Calton Heel. Take a 4-1/2" heel, add some luxurious satin, top it off with a pretty bow and I'm smitten!

Badgley Mischka Calton Heel via

Monday, October 5, 2009

unexpected elegance

I like this idea of an oversized envelope addressed vertically. Made all the more better with the pretty penmanship of Neither Snow.

Sunday, October 4, 2009


Just the knowledge that a good book is awaiting one at the end
of a long day makes that day happier.

~ Kathleen Norris (Hands Full of Living)

Friday, October 2, 2009

gorgeous gowns

Signing off for the week with these fabulous creations by Atelier Versace, Fall 09. Simply gorgeous!

images from Versace via Project Rungay

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Bakerella has done it again! with her clever and creative innovation in the kitchen. How cute are these miniature pumpkin pie bites?

Perfect for holiday entertaining.

images by Bakerella