Tuesday, February 26, 2013

(Almost) Wedding Wednesday.

Wedding things. Wedding things. I can't decide if it's too early for me to start buying random things for the wedding when I stumble upon a sale or something that might be cool. Like either it will end up being perfect and I'm super thrifty or it doesn't work at all and I end up with a collection of strange gold things that have no purpose or seven of something that didn't end up working. This is what I think about when I should be doing my homework or applying for jobs. shoot. 
Anywho the question of colors remains! Just as soon as I think I am in love with this emerald concept I stumble upon these dresses from David's Bridal (of all places) that fit almost perfectly with my initial vision for the bridesmaids and the wedding. 
Pale pink, flattering and totally wearable. LINK.
Gold/Champagne or black and again very wearable. LINK.

But! It's still great because both of these dresses fit into the black, cream, gold color scheme super well. I think that really the next step is getting all seven bridesmaids (clear your schedules people!) and going to try things on! Woot. 
On to the other fun wedding things! Check out all the gold, glittery DIY fun I found!
Let's just add glitter to all the things!
You can find the DIY instructions for this glitzy star at Style Me Pretty
And last but not least, the topic of confetti. 
For quite some time now I've been wondering if confetti was a wedding appropriate decoration.
This picture tells me yes. 
Now imagine a classy ballroom with round tables in black tablecloths with gold confetti at he center. What fun! you say, what classy, shiny fun! Agreed, my friend, agreed. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Wedding Wednesday.

You guys, wedding planning is hard.
But really, just because I have Pinterest boards and blogged about weddings before I was engaged does not mean I have this all figured out. I mean there is a big, BIG difference between thinking something is pretty, or a cool idea and then actually having to make those decisions yourself, and spend your own money on those decisions.
Like whoa. such a financial commitment.
Anyways, all this money talk aside, here are some of my favorite wedding thoughts lately!

Ok, okay I know I blogged this picture yesterday (whoops!) but I just really love it.
I want someone to try this hairstyle on me so I know if I would even be able to pull it off.
I think it would be fun and classic and it seems like one of those hairstyles that look better throughout the day, and wouldn't get droopy. LOVE it. 
Emerald Green. I'm pretty sure it's what's happening. 
Like I said, it's what's happening.
Just picture this: a color scheme of black, gold and ivory with emerald green  bridesmaid's dresses and a few other accents. Perfect understated glam. Perfect. 
Speaking of color schemes, I love the berries in this bouquet.
Replace that wrap with a gold sparkly one and I'm sold.  

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

What I'm Loving!

What I'm Loving Right Now! 
(This is the it's-been-a-long-time, winter, want it to be spring, edition)

Everything Tortoise! 
and pendant necklace all from the magical, wonderful, Bauble Bar!
bangle set

statement necklace
pendant necklace
Next Up Is:
J.Crew's new dark green butterfly print. 
It is seriously the most perfect. Most Perfect. 

AND I love the shorts. LOVE the shorts. 
I want to own these shorts. I will own these shorts.
(that is determination my friends, pure willpower)

And Next In Line Is:
Food with Tomatoes!
WHAT? you say this doesn't seem right? 
Well, my Pinterest cravings disagree.

What else am I loving? Well, Jamie King's Hair.
But for real, I love this messy but put together, curly but polished, up but down look.
My hair could do this right? I could pull this off?
I would totes put this in the line-up of possibilities for wedding day hair. 

That's all for now folks, but be sure to check back in soon, 
I'm slowly but surely getting back into my blogging rhythm. 
Thanks for reading!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Winter Wardrobe: Vagina Monologues

It's that time of year again! Vagina Monologues time! 
The Vagina Monologues are a set of monologues written by Eve Ensler about women, about women finding themselves, and loving their bodies but also about all of the horrific things that have been done to women in this world like domestic violence, mass rape during war times, and genital mutilation. The show was created to raise awareness about how prominent and horrifying these events are, and is performed around the world each year with the hope that the violence will end and the show will never be performed again. 
If you are in the Des Moines area be sure to check out Vagina Monologues-Drake University Tonight and Saturday night at 7pm! 
It's going to be a meaningful, powerful and entertaining show.
Now, on to the style portion of this post!  The women in the show wear "vagina friendly colors"--nuetrals, pinks, reds, and purples. Here are some of my favorite ideas for a vagina friendly outfit! 

Vagina Monlogues
J.Crew a line dress / Jean-Michel Cazabat high heel shoes / Kate Spade statement necklace / Kate Spade stud earrings / NARS Cosmetics , $27

Vagina Monologues
Moschino Cheap & Chic one button blazer / Diane von Furstenberg skinny leg pants / Lipstik black stiletto heels, $82 / Gold pyramid stud earrings / Gold lipstick

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Tumblr Tuesday!

Hi Everyone!
Sorry I've been gone for so long, with classes starting, keeping up with two jobs and some sad family news I haven't been super focused on my blogging. But never fear! I'm back. And what better way to jump back into blogging then with Tumblr Tuesday? On Fat Tuesday of all days!
Here are some of my favs from out and around Serendipity lately:

you & me.

this girl's style is so effortless and perfect, from her hair to her boots.

I always love a good fashion illustration.