Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Featured on The Bridal Guide

photo by pearls and twirls
I was so excited when the Bridal Guide contacted me about sharing ideas and advice for bachelorette party planning.  Head on over to the Bridal Guide to read all about the Bachelorette Party I threw for Caroline last summer in Atlanta. Click here to read some of my planning advice and see pictures from Whitney's Bachelorette Party in Nashville. 



Friday, March 8, 2013

TRENDING: Clear Clutches

                    Clear Apple Clutch / Black and White Strip Clutch / Orange Clutch                               Clear Clutch with Gold Clasp / Clear Clutch with Light Blue and Gold Insert

Lucite clutches were all over the streets and runways during the spring 2013 shows this past month. This is a trend that frightens a messy person like me- I don't know if I am ready to expose the contents of my purse.  But, these Lucite bags may be lovely enough to motivate me to change my ways. For all of you at home who think this may be a passing trend...Think again.  Lucite was originally made in the early 30s and was used for military applications during WWII.  In the 1940s Lucite started being used for jewelry and fashion accessories.  Hell, you may want to make sure your grandmother doesn't have one tucked away in her attic. 

I officially have one week until Wedding Season 2013 is in full swing. Since this will be the only time I'm off for quite some time- I am trying to pack as much fun as I can into these next 48 hours.   I'll be spending 24 hours eating my heart out in Atlanta and then hosting a dinner party for some of my favorite friends. Can't wait!

 Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Bath Time Essentials

Sometimes a girl just has to relax. 


Dream Dress: Bow on Back


Brides are always asking me for advice during their quest for the perfect dress so I decided to start a new series on the blog- Dream Dress.  Each week I'll be sharing a a gorgeous gown and the perfect accessories to finish off the look.  I knew I had to feature this incredibly chic Lanvin gown for the first post. This dress is the epitome of elegance.  I imagine Jackie 'O wearing it with white gloves and looking effortlessly chic. I love the simplicity of the front of the gown- the perfect amount of draping and crystal embellishments. I love a good bow so my jaw dropped the first time I saw the back of this dress.  and the delicate chiffon trim...sigh.  Bridal perfection!  All this dress needs is a sparkling bracelet and earrings...and great shoes, of course!  Scroll below to see all of my accessory recommendations.

Is this your dream dress? 


Monday, March 4, 2013


With Winter winding down I have been busy making a wish list of all the things I need want once warmer weather hits.  For spring and summer I love pinks, oranges, and corals. I mean, I practically live in coral nail polish and lip stick for half of the year!  I am dying over the colorfully striped outdoor pillow- I may actually need a couple of these! Not to mention, adding new pillows is such an easy way to liven up your indoor and outdoor furniture for the changing seasons.

Happy Monday!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Every Woman Needs: Make Up For Ever Concealer

Ever since my dear friend and beauty expert, Maggie, introduced me to Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer my life has changed.  This concealer is amazing. It will cover any major imperfection.   It was designed for sensitive skin so even though it offers long-lasting, full coverage it won't irritate your skin. This concealer erases any trace of blemishes or scaring and will give you a serious boost of confidence. 

To apply I put a pea size amount of concealer on the back of my hand (I use color Flesh 4). Then I rub the Pro Airbrush Concealer Brush into the concealer to warm it up.  I use a stippling technique to apply it to my under eyes and to any problem areas.  If you find it is too creamy or thick to use for under your eyes simply add a touch of eye cream or moisturizer before applying. If you are unsure about how to perform the stippling technique- YouTube is full of helpful tutorials.  Shop the Concealer HERE and the concealer brush HERE.

Cheers to clear skin!


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Wish List: Tulle Bathing Suit

I have been on the hunt for a swimsuit that offers a little more support... you know what I mean.  During my search, I fell in love with Jcrew's line of tulle bathing suits.  They were inspired by vintage French swimwear and are so feminine and beautiful!  The only problem is I am having a hard time deciding which style I like best!

What do you think?  Ruffle or no ruffle?