Monday, January 30

Move Complete!

My move is complete.  If you'd like to follow me, please do so at!  Thanks for your support!

Monday, January 23

Stay with me.

It seems that this move is taking a little bit longer than expected.  The new site should be up within the next few days.  Hopefully it will make your wildest dreams come true!  Ten points for anyone that got that reference!

Sunday, January 22

I'm moving!

Hold tight!  I'm packing up and moving to.....

Please excuse any bugs while I clean up and get straightened out.  I can't wait to share the new look with you!  I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Saturday, January 21

Perfect Morning

As usual, Coco woke us up this morning by crying promptly at 7 AM, which is when we wake up during the week.  We've got to teach her weekdays vs. weekends.  Anyways, instead of dreading the early hours, I looked out the window to see snow!  I got so excited and saw it as an instant opportunity to go have some fun wear out Coco.  I was a little nervous because dogs usually emphatically love or hate the snow.  Luckily Coco responded with favor and didn't want to come inside.

After dragging her inside, what do I find? My fiance.  Awake at 8 AM. Making pancakes.  Honestly, I'm more surprised that he was awake, but apparently he had this scheme all planned out.  And best yet? He bought non-high fructose corn syrup syrup.  He knows me well!

I couldn't have asked for a better start to the weekend!

Friday, January 20


I will apologize in advance for the influx of wedding talk this week, but after you see why I am talking about wedding stuff, you might forgive me.  As you know, I'm a planner extraordinaire, except when it comes to important things like weather.  Our wedding will be in Sydney, Australia in June.  For all of you privy to the weather down under, that means it will be winter. Doh!  My dress? It's backless.  I foresee a problem.

Basically, I need a shawl/wrap.  I thought I found the one I wanted, but then I stumbled upon another one.  I won't let you know which one is which, as to not skew your opinion.  So I need your help.  (And apparently you love voting!)  Which shawl should I choose?

Maribou Fur Shawl
Feather Shrug
Which shawl should I choose?
  • Maribou
  • Feather

Thursday, January 19

Micro Trends

Lately, I've been doing a lot of thinking about trends.  Not so much about specific trends, but more about where they come from.  It got me thinking about our zeitgeist (you know it's my favorite word) and how it's affected our current fashion environment.

What has really struck a cord for me is the relationship between fashion and youth.  Not only do we strive for youthful appearances, but as of late, our fashion choices seem to reek of a childhood nostaligia.  Let me elaborate.

Miu Miu Pink Glitter Pumps
Let's talk about glitter.  It's everywhere.  It's on shoes, bags, hats, and sweaters.  What can be more childlike than glitter?  Add some custom jewelry via Pretty Pretty Princess and we've reverted back to being 5 years old.

Furla Candy Bag
Who doesn't remember jelly sandals?  I think I lived in these from age 3 to 8.  Uncomfortable, squeaky, and blister-inducing, jellies were all the rage back in the day and it seems they're back.  From jelly bags to heels via Melissa.

Venessa Arizaga Friendship Bracelet
This is the most obvious.  Friendship bracelets.  Seriously.  The Man Repeller "arm party" is made of as many as you can fit on your wrist.  Net-a-porter even has a category for them.  Back in the day, the bracelet kits were sold in abundance and kept BFFs united.  Now add some rhinestones and you've got yourself a fashion statement.

So I must ask.  Is this movement merely a trend or is it a larger statement?  Are we simply nostalgic for our childhoods?  Is it our way of repressing the current politcal, economic, and environmental state of the world?  Maybe I'm digging too deep and girls simply want to be cute.  What do you think?

Source: Fashion Mag

Wednesday, January 18

With This Ring

Unlike most girls, I never dreamed about my wedding day.  I didn't have an ideal dress, the perfect colors, or even the type of flowers picked out.  I've always seen weddings for more of what they're really about: the love and the marriage.  To me, nothing else really matters except being with the man I never thought actually existed.

I actually found the Fabuluster wedding bands when I was working in buying.  I knew if the day ever came to get married, I wanted these rings to be on my finger.  Engraving is nice, but your love's fingerprint on your ring?  It makes my inner romantic's heart go pitter patter.

We ordered them on our 22 month anniversary (yes, we celebrate the 11th of each month)!  We received our packet within two days and started the process. Basically, you receive a kit, confirm all of the ring details, and take your fingerprint.  I wouldn't divulge any specifics, because I understand and appreciate the hard work they put into this. It's completely organized and easy enough to understand.  We should have our custom rings back within a few months, when of course I will share the results with you!

Only 155 more days to go until the big day!