Friday, August 31, 2012

FRIDAY'S FAB $15 // 08.31.12

Presenting this week's four fun and fabulous finds, all under $15!

1. Although it doesn't rain much in Southern California, I'm hoping that it will soon. I'm ready to splash in some puddles and pull out this cute umbrella with some rain boots.
2. A Merry Mishap is one of my favorite jewelery designers. She's now selling individual bead bags to build your own pieces. The options are endless!
3. Totally in love with the arrow trend happening right now and think this dish towel is gorgeous. 
4. I know, I know, summer is over. I couldn't resist showing these cute sandals. At such a great sale price, you can always stash them away for next year..right?

Hooray for the long weekend! Can you believe summer is officially going to be over? It's been a quick, excessively warm but all together amazing summer for mua. You can see a summary of my summer over here in Instagrams. Have a wonderful summer and make sure you use that grill and bathing suit one last time!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Today I'm just going to ask you, my readers and friends, for some basic wedding advice. What was one piece of advice that you heard that is just too good to share // or something little that someone told you before your big day that meant a lot to you? I say this almost weekly, but there is just way too much info out there that I've gone into shut-down mode and I still have almost a year...

Currently, I'm personally contemplating a lot on music, finding a style to stick with (without going overboard like I tend to do), finding a dress that seems to fit my personality and figuring out how to build a guest list at a place where the max capacity is less than my initial brainstorming list.

Comment below with your personal advice // things you were told // things you wish you would have known // etc. I'll be sure to share the feedback in the future.

Art by Wayne Pate. it's called "Contemplating Hockney" and seemed appropriate.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Yay for the Shops at Target. They have done it again! I'm always a huge fan of the designer collaborations that Target does and couldn't be more excited about the next one. I'm saving my pennies already so I can load my cart full of the Curiosity Shoppe for Target. Launching next Sunday, September 9th, the brand has a wide variety of unique, on-trend goodies at Target-style prices.

You will most likely be able to find me making a mad dash for the America cutting block and the feather bowl. Ready, set, go!

All photos via Refinery 29.

Friday, August 24, 2012


Whenever people ask me my favorite color I feel a little funny answering. It's gold. No doubt about it. Does it even count as a real color? I have no idea. All I know is there is no way to deny my unwavering love for this color. Today's fab $15 post is dedicated to my long lasting love affair with Mr. Gold himself.

Ps. I apologize if those mugs are no longer available after I post this, I don't know if I can resist them :-/

Four fabulous finds, all under $15.

01. gold love ring
02. gold polish
03. vintage gold mugs
04. gold knob

Check out my other fab $15 posts here.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Wedding Chicks is quickly becoming one of my favorite websites. A few weeks ago they featured this gorgeous wedding photographed by Jackie Wonders. The details put into this day are apparent and I love the mix of soft and romantic with a little bit of edge. Never have I ever seen such a cute photo booth set up- might be one of my favorite weddings yet! Hop on over to Wedding Chicks to see the rest of the snapshots and the story around the big day.

Ps. check out those mustache stamps :-)

Monday, August 20, 2012


It's hard to believe that summer is coming to an end, especially when it's 90 degrees outside and you are in the middle of the year's biggest heat wave! We have been trying to stay cool by getting outside in the evenings, blasting the fans and playing around with new smoothie recipes. It's been a while since I shared personal photos so I figured I'd sum up my summer the best way I know how- Instagram!

1. During a visit from my dear friend Jessie, I reacquainted myself with OB and took a walk on the pier.
2. Got this pretty present this summer. Racoons sole purpose in life is to keep that ring safe every night. Still too scared to wear it at night.
3. The one day that my white sofa looked, well, white. Dogs and white do not mix.
4. Our venue is picked and I'm so excited about all of the little details it has in store- including the bar!
5. Starting to get a feel for what I want my wedding to be- it's all in the details!
6. I think I've had more cheese boards this summer than ever before.
7. Had a fun day in LA with these purdy ladies.
8. Got engaged to this stud muffin.
9. Movie night in the LA Forever Cemetery.
10. Starting to feel a little more at home in our new place.
11. San Diego County Fair to fulfill my cheese curd cravings.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Let me tell you, Pinterest can be a verrrry overwhelming place for a bride-to-be. So can blogs, wedding magazines, bridal shows, friends, other weddings, ahhhh the list goes on! For this week's Wedding Wednesday series, I've decided to pick and choose some of my favorites to share with you.
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Friday, August 10, 2012

FRIDAY'S FAB $15: 08.10.12

Hello again. I've said it before, but I'm always so excited to do the Fab 15 posts because it means that the weekend has officially begun. It's been a bit of a long week but I've managed to take a few breaks and have a little fun. We went to the Packers/Chargers game yesterday {we cheered for the Packers of course} where we sweated our life away and ate fatty foods. Yesterday also marked one year until we tie the knot- let the countdown begin! I'm heading to the Bridal Bazaar this weekend at the Convention Center so I'm hoping I can get a few more ideas {as though I'm not on idea overload already!} and meet some of our vendors. What is everyone else planning on doing this HOT weekend?

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012


One thing high on the wedding wish list is to create an environment where all my closest family and friends can gather, get to know each other and celebrate together.

Well, that and having Ray LaMontagne play all night long...

A lot of our friends and family live in different parts of the country and don't know each other yet. To me, nothing says "how do you do" better than big, family-style farm tables. I've been seeing these popping up at weddings lately and think they're so intimate and, not to mention, gorgeous.


See my other Wedding Wednesday posts here.

Monday, August 6, 2012


Hello lovelies! Happy Monday. I'm so excited to announce the winner of the Small Talk Studio giveaway! Using the winner has been chosen and it is...
The wonderful Nina from Number 40! Congrats Nina! Hope you enjoy your print as much as I've been loving mine! Once again, thank you Alyssa for this adorable giveaway. You rock.


Friday, August 3, 2012

FRIDAY'S FAB $15: 08.03.12

Presenting this week's four fabulous finds, all under $15. Happy Friday alas!

01. latch stop key tray
02. gold paper mache bowl
03. summer peach cupcake wrappers
04. paper garland circles

See all my other Fab $15 posts here.