Monthly Archives: August 2012

Little Love Notes

Dear Readers, I thought I’d offer up a little bit of Friday inspiration.

Dear Nerves, go away. With New York Fashion Week just a few days away, I have those first-day-of-school jitters — Will I make friends? What do I wear? Will I trip in my ridiculous 5-inch heels? Will I say something completely award to Rachel Zoe? Will the skies open up and turn my carefully ironed hair into a not-so-cute wet poodle look?



Dress of the Week

Every once in a while I stumble upon a dress that makes me think, “If I had a wedding do-over, this could be the dress ..”  And as a as a fashion and wedding blogger, I see plenty of dresses.  That’s not to say that I didn’t love my wedding dress, because boy, was I smitten with my Oscar de la Renta gown.  (And yes, I still put it on and prance around the house when no one is looking.)  But there are still those dresses that stop me in my tracks.  This is one of them.



Found: Bobbi Brown Brushes on Ebay

A partnership with Ebay was a no-brainer – I’ve long-used Ebay to hunt down covetable vintage finds (read all about how I search for classic vintage designer bags here), only this time, I was on the hunt for something new.  And something very specific, in fact. I wanted make-up brushes … bad. And I wanted Bobbi Brown make-up brushes, because from what I’d heard – they were the best. But every time I’d get up to that make-up counter, drooling over at least six or seven shiny new brushes, I was reminded of the price – most starting at around $35 a brush.  Truth be told, I’d never thought to look on Ebay.  But I knew this was the perfect opportunity!  Meet my shiny new set of Bobbi Brown make-up brushes, bought on Ebay at a fraction of the price.  I’m in shopper’s heaven.

From the new to the hard to find, when it’s on your mind, it’s on eBay.

Have you ever found an amazing item on Ebay?

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by eBay via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of eBay.


My Rockstar Wedding Re-Do

While working (playing on blogs), I stumbled across Erin (of Apartment 34)’s post about a really cool Wedding Board Contest on Pinterest put together by The Lab.  {Here for more details on how to enter.*}  So, you know, purely for research, I decided to put together my own little board of wedding inspiration.  And though I’ve already been married, and truly had the wedding of my dreams, I dream a lot, and likely have at least ten different “dream weddings.”  So for round two, unbeknownst to my husband (who I promise, I’ll marry again and again), I planned out a rockstar-vibed wedding.  I blame the suburbs and 90s rock for all of my angst.

Check out my rockstar wedding re-do board here.

*If you enter, be sure to send me your board – I’d love to see what inspires you!


Nighttime Routine With Proactiv®

Though I’m a fiend for make-up – evidenced here – I learned long ago to take care of my skin when the make-up comes off.  It all started when I slept over a friend’s house in high school — my youth group had a huge party (boy, does that make me sound cool), and boys were hanging out all night (eek!), so I slept in my make-up.  Guess what?  You look worse in the morning when you sleep with your make-up on.  My eyelashes were gunked together like mascara spider webs, my concealer was glued to my face, I looked like the crypt … it was not pretty.  So now, each night before I go to sleep, I take off all of that make-up, every stitch of it and I moisturize like crazy.  If I didn’t think my husband would wake in the middle of the night with a cup of ranch dressing in hand, ready to have salad, I’d probably sleep with cucumbers on my eyes.

henley // sleep shorts // eye mask // slippers // Proactiv® (cleanse + moisturize, nightly!) // blankets // hair ties // glasses // lip balm // book (such a great one!) // water (always hydrate!)



A Home Dipped in Chevron

Oh yes, I’m that obsessed.  I thought my crush on chevron prints was a passing fad;  It’s geometric, and I never liked math much.  (Don’t I come up with the best justifications?)  But every time there is even a hint of chevron, I’m all over it like white on rice.  I actually think I’m starting to see chevron prints in the traffic patterns on my morning commute.  Help me, design gods.  I’ve come undone.

So drool with me, why don’t you?