Monthly Archives: October 2012


Good Taste, Great Style: 8 Stylish Picks for A Cool-Weather Date Night

On the heels of our two-year wedding anniversary (it was yesterday!), I thought I’d talk “date night” … and fashion, of course.

I love date night. I know it’s nerdy, especially because the hubs and I have been together for eternity (or at least since high school), but there’s something about date night that gets me all giddy inside. I love getting all dressed up, I love that the hubby remembers to wear cologne (sometimes), I love trying new restaurants and drinking a little too much wine and holding hands. I also love breaking in a new pair of shoes that clearly were never going to work in a law office. #truth

  1. A great light-weight handbag.  I am loving structured purses with great texture and color for the Fall.
  2. A bold statement necklace.
  3. I tend to stick to my tried and true favorite tanks and shirts, adding layers as it gets colder.
  4. A tough-girl jacket {I’ve been crushing hard on the menswear-inspired coats this season.}  The leather sleeves are an added bonus.
  5. The matte lipstick crayon from NARS is heaven.  I love a bold red lip – especially on date night – and matte lipstick tends to be pretty error proof … put it in kids’ crayola crayon form and I’m in heaven.
  6. I’m actually on the hunt for classic black pumps.  For all the leopard print and studs, I’ve managed to overlook buying a classic black pair of pumps.  Any suggestions?
  7. Sequins.  They’re a must on date night.
  8. I’ve also been pretty obsessed with layering rings lately – the more, the merrier, and at least one on every finger.  Madewell has some gorgeous, and affordable, stacking ring options that I’ve completely fallen for.  The trickiest part is figuring out the sizes of all of your other fingers (i.e., everything but the ring finger.)  I’ve basically just started ordering one-size-up as I go along the fingers; so: my ring finger is a size 5, I order a size 6 for the middle finger, and a 7 for the index finger.  If the rings are ever too big on one finger, I just move them up and over.  I also love wearing rings on my thumb – and my thumb is generally the same size as my index finger.

 

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Lexi

Rockstar Halloween Wedding

This incredible (seriously, incredible) wedding was shot by Erin Hearts Court Photography, and it is every inch spectacular.  There are so many unbelievable and oh-so-fashionable elements of this quirky rockstar wedding, so be sure to check out all of the photos here.  Meanwhile, feast your eyes on a few of my favorites from this crazy cool October celebration.  (Sidenote: no joke, I’ve had this post saved in my queue for a good eight months now — I liked this wedding that much and knew it was a Halloween must.)

I’m in love with the bridesmaids’ mismatched dresses.  Some of the girls even went with sequins and dark lace tights.  Swoon.  And of course, it’s no surprise the bridesmaids looked the part, the bride herself was the ultimate rockstar, donning a a high-low dress with bold black and white striped bow and silver glitter Christian Louboutins (the groom even wore matching striped bow-tie).

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Lexi

A Totally Inspired Nursery

Apparently, epic design happens when Sharon Montrose of The Animal Print Shop, Designer/Stylist Morgan Satterfield, and Photographer Laure Joliet get together.  Laure shared a few images from a recent shoot that she and Sharon dreamed up, and my mind is spinning.  How can I incorporate navy and white chevron wallpaper, a vintage salmon dresser, confetti streamers, and fax fur into my own home design?  This room may be a nursery, but it has plenty of grown-up potential too.  It’s just that good.

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Lexi

Tuesday Shoesday

I hope everyone up in the Northeast is staying safe and dry.  From a Miami girl, well-versed in hurricanes, take care, stay safe, and use the time to dive into all of the good books you’ve been meaning to read.

And, happy almost Halloween!  Let’s celebrate with black studded pumps and black and white heart-print tights.

I also put together a few of my favorite studded shoes and heart tights … #wantthemall

Image Via Tatielle


Lexi

Weekend Vintage Shopping

I have a confession to make.  While a lot of design-minded people search through thrift sales and flea markets and great vintage spots for unique elements to add to their home and closet, I always seem to land on the ridiculous.

Take this tiara for example:

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A New Kind of Wedding Registry

When registering for our own wedding, my now-husband and I scratched our heads over what to buy.  My grandma insisted that fine china was a must – but never, not once, have we used the fancy dishes.  My mom kept suggesting practical things like serving spoons and cheese graters.  We were also moving into a new place, and more than flatware and vases, we wanted a new duvet, a great rug, and maybe a bit of spending money for our upcoming honeymoon.

In comes Wedding Republic.  Wedding Republic is an online registry that allows you to quickly set up a customized wedding registry, full of the gifts that you really want.  With Wedding Republic, you can add anything; your house down payment, honeymoon, your favorite wine or charity – or just register for cash, it’s up to you.  Nothing is off limits.

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Lexi