Fashion Fridays: "something blue" & reasonable too!

just saw these adorable pour la victoire "stella" shoes on Martha Stewart and found them for sale here. Love that they have the colorful soles à la Louboutin without the pricetag (get these for less than $100). Upon further inspection, I see that they have a few cute options for wedding shoes & some fun eveningbags as well- ah I am a sucker for anything with ruffles!

Happy Holidays!


Interiors: "The right amount of wrong"

When I was touring some venues with my client the other day, we passed the Masonic Temple in Philadelphia.  She and I agreed that the space is amazing as I had just seen the new website & apparently, she had taken a tour a few years ago.  One of the things she remembered most from the tour was that every room has a touch of imperfection as a reminder that only g_d is perfect.  This concept has stuck in my mind, so when I was reading a magazine and saw an ad for The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas- "The right amount of wrong" my interest was piqued enough to go online and check out the photos.  Although I am not a Vegas girl, this looks like it might be worth the sacrifice...


round-up: gift wrap ideas

With the first night of Hanukkah upon us and Christmas right around the corner, I thought I better share these great gift wrap ideas that I have been collecting...

This first group is from Amanda Rae. I can't believe the beauty she created by combining simple materials of lace, craft paper and burlap- amazing!

This next group is from one of my favorite blogs- Under the Sycamore.  Such an inventive use of dollar store paper doilies, scrap fabric and of course the simple, but beautiful baker's twine.

I also found this recycled paper garland from Terrain, which could really be a a fun DIY project if you can sew....

Lastly, I am always drawn to the classic silhouette and these little creations from designs by thoughts are just adorable!

So what is your favorite gift wrap?  I would love to hear any ideas.

Happy Holidays!


Press: Our Thankgsiving Party featured on Style Me Pretty

Hope you are all recovering from early shopping and lots of stuffing!  I just wanted to share the party we created that was featured yesterday on Style Me Pretty.  Thanks so much Abby, we appreciate it as always & hope you had a wonderful holiday filled with family, food, & fun!

flowers courtesy of Nancy Saam
photos courtesy of Annie Hosfeld

please read here for more photos & details.


yummy thanksgiving treat

these cute treats look fairly easy to make and what a fun presentation from wedding chicks!

have a wonderful thanksgiving.

i will be here tomorrow sharing our special thanksgiving feature on style me pretty!


Haru- I am crazy about this stuff!

texture (check), color (check), paper (check)- Haru

I just had to share their gorgeous work- this lady is a paper genius!


interiors: thomas paul

thomas paul is a fun designer who started his home collection with fun pillows and has expanded into a plethora of other goods - here are a few of my favorites from velocity-

this black & white shower curtain is so playful & graphic!

I don't know the first thing about bridge, but I love russian nesting dolls
This little ring box could be perfect for wedding rings

these coasters & these dinner plates


child's birthday party

i just love everything about this little party from bichos y mariposas that I saw on Party Perfect!


Interiors: a new online magazine from down under

Adore is the newest online resource based in Australia.  I am loving the feature called "style to steal", which tells you where to purchase stuff to create a similar look.


woodsy casual wedding

love this wedding from 100 layer cake

the bride printed these invitations herself on wood!


Pumpkin Pie in a jar

I have been gathering Thanksgiving decor & recipes and just stumbled across this cute and yummy idea at Inchmark.


DIY: holiday branch decor

spotted this great table in the CB2 catalog a few weeks ago & just saw the diy instructions on their blog. fun idea - i could see this adapted for a fall or winter wedding- would be lovely for an escort card table!


eco-friendly party in a box

Zulily, a great online discounter for hip children's products is featuring Acme Party Box Co at 40% discount until 11/5. I love this innovative, environmentally conscious business concept, which sells stylish goods for kids & adult parties. They make it so easy for you by grouping the goods by party concept such as the Fall Harvest or the circus party.  Their complete packages include everything from letterpress invitations to reusable favor bags.

Here are some of of my favorites-