Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wedding Wednesday Insipiation

This beautiful wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty - one of my all time favorite wedding websites that I visit every single day. When I saw this wedding I was taken aback. It is so close to my vision for my wedding that it was almost scary.
Her Dress + Her Bridesmaid's Dresses + Their Shoes + Their Headbands = ***LOVE***
I LOVE these bows!
They are from New Look
I'm thinking about ordering a pair for myself in pink.
Have you ever ordered from them? How is the quality?

Her Peony Bouquet
that she made herself!

I love the big pearl necklaces but how cute are the gloves?!

I'm glad to see that someone else shares the love that I have for pink, bows, and pearls-
3 of my favorite things in this world.
To see more of this wedding check out Style Me Pretty.

Wedding Wednesday Birdcage

I got this birdcage at TJMaxx over the weekend! I was so excited when my aunt pointed it out to me. It will be perfect for holding my cards/gifts at the wedding. The top opens but you can also slide cards right through the slats.

It needs a little work though. I'm going to paint it an off-white/creme color and add some ribbon and possibly some pearls to it. I have a vision so we'll see how it goes.... I'll be sure to post pictures when it is all done.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Lustworthy Hair: Freida Pinto

Freida Pinto gained popularity after her role as Latika in Slumdog Millionaire. She is absolutely stunning and her hair is just as beautiful as her she is.
I'm not a fan of updo's but shockingly I love this simple yet sexy style.
What do you think?
Gorgeous or what?
I'm admittedly jealous of her hair, not to mention her great cheek bones!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Here's What's Cooking: A Peak into My Kitchen

Let me just first start off by saying that we rent- if we owned this home these cabinets would be gone! They remind me of medieval times and I absolutley detest them. Every time I look at them I think how much better they would look if I could just paint them and replace the hardware. *I wish* But until we find a home, we are making due with what we have.

We just bought a new refigerator (our first appliance/real home purchase) which is pretty exciting. This modern refigerator clashes with the old cabinets but one day, when we find *the* house, we will have all stainless steel appliances and I will finally have the kitchen I dream of.

We have a grape vine in our backyard so I used that as my inspiration for our kitchen decor. So for now, here is our "Tuscan" grape/wine/vinyard inspired kitchen:
Our grapevine with arbor that my grandfather made

I know this pan doesn't go with the Tuscan theme

but I love it too much to hide it away in a cabinet.

My DIY homemade wreath.

Key Hook

...and the new fridge!

Everyone needs one of these caddys for the stove- so convenient!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Happy Weekend!

(photo courtesy of Style Me Pretty)

A combination of my two favorite things: milk glass and peonies-

aren't these arrangements lovely?

Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Pink Bentley

Ok so, let me first start off by saying that I am not a huge fan of Paris Hilton but I am a fan of her perfume- Paris Hilton Eau de Parfum and I am definately a fan of her Bentley! This is my absolute favorite shade of pink and the rims even match! The back is a little plain for me but aside from that, it's beautiful!
What do you think?

Wedding Wednesday (on Thursday)

I have been pretty bad at keeping up with "Wedding Wednesday" posts because this is our busy season at work right now and I am a little overwhelmed at them moment. So here is a Wedding Wednesday (on Thursday) post:

Mindy Weiss "I Do" Rhinestone Shoe Applique
I haven't found "the" shoes yet but I have found the perfect way to add a little character to them. I recently purchased these from Mindy Weiss and I think they're so cute!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Atlantic City Part 5 Outfits

Outfit #1
Forever 21 Plain White Scoop Neck T-Shirt
Miley Cyrus/Max Azria Skirt
BCBG Larry Heels
Lucite Beaded Bracelet
Outfit #2
Forever 21 V-Neck T-Shirt
Lucite Beaded Bracelet
Outfit #3
Hollister Babydoll Tank Top
Abercrombie Erin Skinny Jeans
I tried my best to not overpack this time by picking out my outfits ahead of time and allowing myself only 2 pairs of shoes and a pair of flip flops. It took a great deal of self control but I did it. It actually wasn't that bad because I knew I'd find things at the mall that would be added to the suitcase later!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Atlantic City Part 4 Beach & Tropicana

View of the Pier Shops from our spot on the beach

The Beach!!!

The Tropicana

The Quarter

View from our room

Friday, June 18, 2010

Pier Shops at Caesars Water Show

Here are 4 short clips of the water show in the Pier Shops at Caesars. Please excuse the poor quality- they were recorded on my phone. I should have used the video record on my camera- I don't know what I was thinking!

Atlantic City Part 3 The Pier Shops at Caesars

This mall is so pretty and I absolutely love the beach theme mixed with ulta-modern architecture. Every hour on the hour there is a water show. We stopped and watched it and we were definately entertained, especially by a little boy who was so excited, dancing to the music and jumping up and down every time the water splashed up in the air. I'll try to upload the video later.

The view from the top floor of the mall:

Top floor sitting area
Complete with sand and beach chairs!

Ocean View
As soon as you walk in:

*Looks like part 4 will be the Tropicana and part 5 will be the outfit post-
I didn't realize how many pictures I had!*

Atlantic City Part 2 Pier Shops Haul

So my finace and I went to the Pier Shops at Caesars off of the Boardwalk. It's a fairly new mall that was built on the pier and it is BEAUTIFUL! I'll post some pictures in part 3. Our first stop was Lush! My fiance and I got a hand treatment-Lemony Flutter & Ocean Salt scrub followed by a moisturizer! It was so refreshing!
Here's what we got:

a sample of Noubar Soap

sample of Pied De Pepper foot cream

I bought a bunch of tea tree toner tabs.
You let them dissolove in a bowl of super hot water and steam your face over it.
I can't wait to try this!

I also bought the Lemony Flutter because it is amazing and it leaves your hands feeling so incredibly soft! It is supposed to keep your nails nice bright and white too!
My fiance got the Shave the Planet shaving cream. It's for sensitive skin and it smells so good! He has a bit of an obsession with shaving products. He did some damage to say the least in the Art of Shaving.

Then we stopped at MAC so I could finally get Gingerly! I thought I'd leave with some new shadows but I swatched a ton and nothing stood out to me as anything that I didn't already have.
We stopped in Juicy but nothing really stood out to me. I was a little disappointed. They only had 2 different handbag styles to choose from and they were all black! For the first time, I think my fiance actually got more than I did this shopping trip! He found a bunch of stuff in Armani Exchange, Art of Shaving, American Eagle, and Guess. That's ok though because we had such a great time together and the weather was perfect!