Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Happy Halloween! Here is some gorgeous Halloween inspiration to draw from while you wait for all the little gremlins. What are your big plans tonight?!

1 // black & white feathers
2 // pumpkin patch love
3 // pumpkin pie smoothie
4 // white pumpkins
5 // pumpkin soup print

Monday, October 29, 2012


You may or may not know this, but I'm tall - like really tall - like pushing six feet tall. Everyone comments on how fun it must be being tall but I don't necessarily agree. While I've come to accept my height it was not fun at all growing up. All the boys were shorter than me {don't worry - I ended up finding an over six foot lad}, "long" pants didn't exist at my favorite teeney bopper stores and I just felt plain awkward.

Luckily around my college years it seemed like companies started realizing that there was a market for tall people too - not only the short people needed special lengths in their pants and dresses - not to mention sleeves! While it is still hard to shop at a lot of stores, and sometimes I just put up with awkward length pants because I can't find anything else, there are some favorites that I have come to rely on. All the stores in the Gap family {Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic} have tall sizes and another new favorite is LOFT. You pretty much always have to shop online for tall lengths still and I sure hope that changes in the years to come cause I'm not getting any shorter. In the meantime, here are some of my favorite {tall-sized} fashion picks.

Tall girls unite :) Are you tall? Have any favorite places to shop? Do share!

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Friday, October 26, 2012


Presenting this week's Fab $15 - as always, I've hand-picked four items for under $15. West Elm, my favorite store, as many of you know, has just launched a new Market section to their website. It's full of unique garden, kitchen and personal care items like the ones pictured above. The chalkboard pots are such a cute idea and who doesn't love pretty packaged chalk?

Have a happy, healthy and fun weekend y'all!

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For more Fab $15 posts, click here.

Monday, October 22, 2012


I know it isn't quite Wednesday yet but I had to share this exciting deal ASAP! Gilt is offering 50% off on goods while supplies last. They have gorgeous stationery by awesome designers - now at amazing prices! I see this as a great way to save on wedding stationery. For the same price you would pay for so-so quality invites online - you have the opportunity to have great quality for that same price point.

The offer is also valid for holiday cards and other announcements for those of you not in the wedding market.

Now for a shameless plug for my friend Allison at The Social Type - be sure to check out ALL her awesome designs on Minted. Her holiday cards are to die for!

See my other wedding-related posts here.

My favorite designs:
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Friday, October 19, 2012


This week I'm really excited about my four Fab $15 finds {four finds under $15- always!}. Not just because I think each pick is adorable but they are all actually $11 or less - score.

The arrow salad servers are from the Curiosity Shoppe at Target, which if you missed before, is now all on sale! Nate Berkus for Target also debuts on Sunday which I am itching to see in person! See you all next week and have a wonderful and relaxing weekend.

See my other weekly Fab $15 posts here.

sources: glass water bottle // brass spice spoon // zig zag place mat //  arrow salad servers

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Time for another Pretty me Pinterest post! It's been a while. There is sooo much to look at on that website (a lot of what is junk now!). However, I find myself constantly re-pinning a few people in particular over and over again. The source of my images are listed below along with the pinners themselves. I highly recommend following each of now!

You can also follow along with me here.

sources: tassels pinned by caitlin flemming // soft back by melanie xeinalem // farm table picnic pinned by glitter guide // dress pinned by michelle halford // hanging plants pinned by pigment // yay pinned by leslie shewring // ice cream by ez pudewa // goldware by designlovefest // mirror pinned by bonnie tsang // cacti pinned by pigment //

Friday, October 12, 2012


Hello hello! I hope you are all doing well. My trip home to Minnesota was so nice - time with family and friends, freezing cold weather and autumn colors in every direction. One of my oldest friends got married and it was just a really great weekend. I was also SO thrilled to come back to San Diego and realize that the weather had finally decided to cool down. Good riddance to whatever that was you tried to pull this summer Mr. weather!

I'm now off for another little trip up to LA this weekend to see some friends and experience my first Rose Bowl Swap Meet - I can't wait!

On to this week's Fab $15...I'm a firm believer that you can't go wrong with gold and I'm starting to think that includes gold with a little honeycomb on top. This week's roundup includes just that combo with a title "honey comb home" after one of my favorite songs by The Head and the Heart. Listen to them if you haven't. You won't regret it. I promise.

See you back here next week. Can't wait to get back into the blogging groove. If you want to follow along with my LA adventures, be sure to follow along with @LovelyStruck on Instagram. I'll be there.

1. ornament (oh yes i did!) $6
2. honeycomb glass $8 each
3. earrings $8
4. cream vase $14

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


This blog has officially made it to one year! It's so fun to go back and see how my blogging has evolved from my first post last year - and giggle at what I blogged about in those first few months. Thanks so much to everyone who has read this silly thing and helped me along the way. I've met so many wonderful other bloggers and readers over the year and feel lucky to have such a supportive circle.

To celebrate (actually to celebrate one of my best friend's weddings!), I'll be heading home to Minnesota for the next week and am overly excited to see my family, relax and spend time with my hometown girlfriends. I won't be back on the blog until next week, but you can always follow along with my adventures on Instagram at @LovelyStruck.

In the meantime, here are some of my favorite blog posts that I've written over the year. Enjoy and see you all soon!


Photo by TheLightFantastic on Etsy