Saturday, April 30, 2011

Nothing rhymes with orange but plenty of heels do!

I just purchased the below dress for what occasion, I do not know but I fell in love.  We shall see once it is on if I am still in love.  Now what shoes to go with it?  Metallic?  Brown strappy sandals?  Deep purple?  Green, I love green!?!  Orange to match?  Hmm...  this fun dress deserves fun shoes. 

Taylor Dresses - Jacquard - Nordstrom

BCBGeneration Fatima Platform - LOVE!  Texture and color would look cute with jeans and a tee too!

Jessica Simpson Jessica - I love patent!

Sam Edelman Lana - A little edge

Steve Madden Marryy - Safe & good for summer outdoor parties. No heels stuck in grass.  Also, the new Duchess Catherine has a similar pair (in black)

Stuart Weizman - Washkimbow - Pricey but gorgeous!

Nine West Blanca - Love the color although I don't think the style matches the dress.  If I could find something a little more strappy?  Is strappy a word? 

The above shoes can be found online at or Nordstrom.  


Friday, April 22, 2011

Betty Draper would die of jealousy!

A couple months ago, a friend asked me to model for her.  If you know me, I am pretty afraid of cameras.  I have the best hopes of what will turn out but then I see the picture or video and am like, really?  I thought my hair/outfit/shoes/makeup looked cute that day and the picture just doesn't show that.  It's really something I should be in therapy about but instead I just ask to see the pictures and slyly hit delete as I go through them.  Yes, I am THAT girl!   SO, I said yes to the modeling gig with the promise that it would be from my chin down.  In LA, that could get you into trouble.  I drove down to the OC and worked with the fabulous Cake Is Sweet and her wonderful assistant.  They made me feel amazing and fixed every hair out of place.  Now I see why the celebs always look so fab! 

I was so excited once I saw the merchandise I would be modeling.  Two Scissors on Etsy makes and sells the cutest, modern and trendy kitchen aprons.  Every one of the aprons I wanted to take home and make a souffle or something with martini in hand.  Ladies, do yourself a favor and order one for you, the new bride, Mom or Grandma, of your best friend.  Maybe pair it with a cocktail shaker!?!

Here are my favorites.  Don't miss the cute details in the contrast stitching, the pockets, and the clasps.  LOVE!  Can't you just see Betty with her wooden spoon in one hand and her martini in the other? 

Dinnerplate Dahlia


Spring Meadow

Viceroy - my favorite hotel AND apron
I love the Viceroy apron and if you have ever been into the hotel in Santa Monica, it's absolutely amazing inside.  I even took pictures of the tile in the lobby bathroom.  I love, love, love green. 

Friday, April 8, 2011

Oh, what to wear? - Rehearsal Dinner

I have a wedding coming up in June and I'm thinking of using Rent the Runway for the first time.  My boyfriend is in the wedding and I will be a guest.  I like getting a little dolled up since I work from home now my wardrobe is a little boring. 

Here are my choices so far for the rehearsal dinner.  Feedback on RTR and the dresses are both VERY welcome!

Milly - Paris Love

Milly - Eva Sheath

Rebecca Taylor - Mint Julip

Rebecca Taylor - Ruffle Waterfall

Tibi - Summer Daised

Thursday, April 7, 2011

And on Month 11, God said, "Let there be light"

Another link to my other blog.  My next post here will be all the lights I loved but we couldn't get.  I love the Mason jar pendants and old lightbulb pendants too but I have ideas for them for outside! 

Enjoy the lighting update over at 1916 Bungalow Hell...Soon to be Heaven.