Monthly Archives: January 2013

Bonnie & Eric

I had a feeling, and I think everyone around them too, knew Eric was going to propose to Bonnie very soon. Such a sweet guy and becoming one of my favorite people, mainly because he makes B so happy! When she sent me these photos I about died.

BonandericSo now the wedding planning has begun, and since B is so organized and on top of things, we’ve already begun the process! Sept. 28th is the Save The Date, and coral, raffia, candles, and a rustic vibe are what tickles the bride’s fancy. SO naturally, I’ve already created a Pinterest board and on the hunt for great ideas. So far, so good! Next on the “To Do” list is a bridal gown!!

Bonnieanderictitle{Coral & Raffia Cake}

paperboats{Handmade Paper Boats}

shadedaltar{Shaded Altar}

Many, many, many more wedding ideas to come, and definitely some DIYs the closer we get!

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Striped At Lovely

Best Friends often think alike, so it’s no surprise when I picked up Tay Sunday morning before work, we were both wearing stripes. In our own unique ways, Tay in blush and grays, myself in navy and white with my favorite signature of mustard accents. She’s so pretty! 🙂

StripedBlushTayFullbody StripedBlushTayFull StripedBlushTayupclose{Sweater: Ever, Dress: Marc by Mac Jacobs, Shoes: Steve Madden, Watch: Michael Kors, Necklace: Tiffany’s}

StripedMilitaryfull StripedMilitarymidshot StripedMilitarysockbun{Jacket: Club Monaco, Shirt & Jeans: Madewell, Boots: Justin, Scarf: Target, Necklace: Gift}

Propel Photo Shoot!


Very excited to share with you a photo shoot for Propel Photography Workshop I did last summer in Malibu.  It was scorching hot at this winery, but definitely lots of fun and the people I worked with were amazing! The styling was done by Wilmarose of Lovely Jubilee, hair and makeup by Amy Clark, and photography led by Caroline Tran.

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My Many Musings…

This is the Carol Hannah “Pemberley” gown I was telling you about. Wilmarose of Lovely Jubilee styled the shoot for Caroline Tran. Theresa Huang is responsible for hair and makeup. So excited to wear a Carol Hannah original again!


Sock Bun hairdo! Thanks to my roomie’s curiosity, we both now know how to do a sock bun. Perhaps a “How To” to come?

Hope everyone had a great week!

Sneak Peek of Nicole Miller Trunk Show At Lovely LA

So excited about the Nicole Miller Trunk Show this weekend at Lovely LA!! Just a quick lil tidbit of my inspiration post tomorrow on Lovely’s blog. Hope you enjoy it and if by chance you’re engaged and don’t have a dress yet, we have a few appointments left open on Saturday. 😜


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Old World Glamourous

Just feeling like some old world glamour today.  Perhaps it was the 1920s styled shoot yesterday with Wilmarose of Lovely Jubilee and Caroline Tran that ignited the fire, and of course the gorgeous “Pemberley” gown from Carol Hannah Whitfield definitely made my posture a little straighter. But being inspired by this “old world glamour,” I found some goodies to make the home shine as well.

gorgeousentry{Old World Entry}

bluevelvet{Dark Luxury}

midcenturyglam{Mid Century Glam}

exposedbrick{Exposed Brick Wall}


  1. Planter’s Buffet – Zgallerie
  2. Antique Cream Chandelier – Lampsplus
  3. White Lacquered “Chippendale” Mirror – Neiman Marcus via
  4. Soapstone Globe – Anthropologie
  5. Casablanca Silk Flower Arrangement – Inside Avenue
  6. Bayonet Loveseat – Joss & Main
  7. Florentine Pillar Holders – Zgallerie
  8. Keepsake Brooch Knob – Anthropologie
  9. Faux Fur Throw – Pottery Barn
  10. Casablanca Dhurrie Rug – Zgallerie

More on the Carol Hannah shoot later!  Lovely has her trunk show coming up, and I can’t wait to show you all my favorite dresses!


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lighthouse1 rockandview flower1 viewThe weekend was beautiful and amazing, and we enjoyed every minute of it. 🙂 We hiked up Hermit Gulch Trail and could see both sides of the island, which was stunning! We played some mini golf after watching the Niners advance to the Superbowl! and just took it easy walking to all the cute little shops and down to the Old Casino.

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My Many Musings…

TGIF!! Usually everyone else’s weekends are my busy work days in the bridal world, but this weekend is an exception! Devin and I are off to Catalina for the first time and I could not be more excited! A nice three day weekend to relax, hike, and watch some Niners’ championship football. (Now, I hail from Texas, so I will always be a Cowboys fan at heart, but the Niners do play some damn good football, and Kaepernick is an instant favorite.)

But in the meantime, to set off the weekend right, here are some musings from this week!

BLuJam1{Tay & I at Blu Jam Cafe! We did however bring Food & Lab lattes with us. ;)}

babysbreath1{Baby’s Breath from market in one of my hanging planters from IKea. Perfect for right in front of my window.}

coffee1{New coffee maker from my someone special! I think I’m getting better at making coffee. Not sure I have the greatest track record when it comes to this stuff. 🙂 But this morning’s cup wasn’t too bad at all!}

hotchoc1{Had a girl’s night this week! Erica made us some amazing chicken and vegetable stew and Tay made some Hot Chocolate for dessert. Yum!}

scarf1{Another gift from Devin 🙂 A blue silk scarf all the way from his trip to Thailand.}

jewelrybox1{The decorator in me will change things around every now and then and my bathroom was the latest change. A small jewelry box from Anthropologie  now holds my main pieces and now easy to grab after makeup and hair is done!}

catalinaHope everyone has a wonderful weekend and enjoy the warm sunny California weather while it’s here!

Woot Woot! Catalina!

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Book Club!

Ironic really how you meet people, and how small this world really is. Sitting on the plane on my way to Texas for the holidays, I sit next to a charming couple doing the same.  They happen to be about my age, in the industry, one of their good friends is a good friend of mine from an acting class, and then to top it all off, they’re just genuinely awesome people. Talked the whole flight, and said our goodbyes promising to be in touch in the new year. However, not before Tiffany explained to me how much she wanted to start a book club, and here I was thinking no one would do that with me.  I realize how domesticated and bookworm I sound, but to be honest, I kinda like it. 🙂 So all in all, I invited Merrill, Steph, and a sweetheart I just met, Julz, to join in and everyone’s game!

Thanks to Tiffany’s first book choice, Hope, A Tragedy, we are reading a funny and quite amusing tale of a man who reluctantly climbs into his attic because he fears the tapping sound he hears is mice, when it turns out to be a very old Anne Frank. ???? Right?  Can’t wait to finish and talk about this one! Perhaps you will enjoy it too. Try it. Why not?

hopeatragedy {Hope, A Tragedy}

bookclubtemplate {Coffee  Cups, Reading Nook, Rustic Reading}

twoshotbooks {Coffee/Book Sign, Book Club Party}

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Navy & Olive With A Dab of Mustard


Running around this morning, trying to get ready for work, walk my dog, make some tea for my throat, and totally fell asleep last night without setting my post today, ugh. No worries, came to work and my dear Merrill took a couple quick shots of my outfit today to post. Whew! Done!

fullbody-2 accessories-2{Top & Earrings: Forever 21, Skirt: Anthropologie, Belt & Tights: Club Monaco, Shoes: Diba, Knee High Socks & Ring: Madewell, Necklace & Bracelets: Gifts, Glasses: Vogue}

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