Thursday, July 26, 2012

gift to myself

"Camels on Parade" by Kate Spade $85

splurged and got myself a Kindle Fire today to reward myself for all my hard work lately LOL.  also considering it a "business investment" since i can check my emails and orders on the go on vacation or working.  i am the most non-tech savvy girl ever so the idea of a smartphone terrifies me and the little tiny touchscreen seems so awkward.  i know i'm the last person on earth to not have one, but i'm okay with that.

anyways, the fun part will be shopping for a sassy case for it.  i'm eyeballing these two so far.

i'll write a review for it when i figure out how to use it.  i think i'm gonna pick up the e-reader version of 50 Shades of Grey i keep hearing about...

Dreamy Logo Tablet Case by Marc Jacobs $98

beauty pick: VS Glossy Tint Lip Sheen

the studio i'm freelancing at is located at a mall in Pineville.  the crappy thing about working at a mall is you tend to spend a lot of time browsing and shopping out of boredom. 

i heard on the radio that "men love red lips" on a girl.  it is so hard to find a red lipstick that isn't too harsh and a red gloss that isn't too shiny.  this lip tint from Victoria's Secret is perfect!  i loved it so much that i went back and picked up 4 more the next day!  only $9 each, but if you buy 4 it's only $20.  a steal!

a pretty, sheer but bright pop of color for every day wear.  definitely try it in "knockout red" if you've been jonesing to try a red lip but a little nervous. 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

a party dress.

Parker Tank Dress $330
what do we think about this gorgeous sequined number by Parker for Las Vegas?

i am loving the super-mini cut and the glitz and shine of the dress with a sexy heel.  oh-so-Vegas. 

must order soon, only 2 left!  eek!

buy: Sam Edelman Calf-hair Gladiator Sandal

i ADORE Sam Edelman...especially his gladiator sandals for summer.  i have a couple pairs already and wear them with everything.  they even have a little bit of padding which make them super comfortable for everyday wear. 

when i saw this version in my favorite color (a zippy citron yellow) mixed with calf-hair/ animal print...i had to have them.  grabbed them from Free People.  another sassy sandal to add to my collection!

so cute with a bright colored sundress or jeans and a tank. 

Saturday, July 21, 2012

home: a new dresser

my sister has been spending a lot of time decorating her new apartment in Chapel Hill by hunting down finds on Craigslist.  i am normally pretty lazy when it comes to shopping, but i do love finding a good vintage find.  i have been on the hunt for a cool, small dresser for our bedroom.  browsing through Craigslist i found this one at a local vintage store. the print is one from Etsy that reminds me every day what we are working towards.

the store is in Indian Trail and features modern mid-century furniture.  can't wait to go on a Saturday and browse.  the drawers are a bit small, but i like petite furniture and it fits all of matt's clothes fine.  now the we re-signed the lease another year here at the apartment i will probably start purchasing more art and decor to create a more "permanence" in our space.

decor hint:  use your pretty baubles like these necklaces here almost as decor or pops of color on your walls.  especially when you're living in a tight space like our small apartment.  so busy with wedding planning......decided that when we get back from wedding and honeymoon stuff we will save for a down payment on a house.  it is time!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Giving Thanks

So proud to say that today I had my 100th sale on my Kitsch and Fancy Etsy shop!
Coudn't have done it without my fans, local supporters, and my sweet, soon-to-be-hubby
Matt.  I have been slammed with working on Etsy stuff and my own personal wedding planning!
I also picked up a job assisting a stylist which has been so much fun and getting some much
needed extra $$ for this dang wedding!  I even got to watch a Free People photoshoot the
other day, SO COOL.  Loving life right now.  Updates soon with more inspiration.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

wedding on a budget: the shoe

{the shoe}

{Dalva, by L.A.M.B. $399}

Thursday, July 5, 2012

wedding on a budget: invitations

{wedding invitations arrived today}

{Mr and Mrs labels}

{a sneak peek}

Sunday, July 1, 2012

wedding: the hair.

obsessed with this glamorous + messy updo/ braid.  love the volume,
love the braid, love the easy messiness.  100% what i want to do for my
wedding day!