Thursday, December 30, 2010

Decade Influences on Resort 2011 Runways

Resort 2011 Runways were sprinkled with 60's and 70's inspiration, with the 60's garments having graphic prints, polka dots, and Jackie-O style, and the 70's with palettes in golden tones, vintage, and ethnic patterns which resulted in a casual elegance. Below are some of my favorites from each category.
Alice And Olivia
Christian Dior
Christian Dior
Christian Dior
Salvatore Ferragamo


Which style appeals most to you?

*All photos are from

Friday, December 17, 2010

Our Wedding: The Save The Dates

Now that all of our Save The Dates are sent out, I can finally showcase them here. I am lucky to have my dad, who is a graphic designer and owns a family business print shop design these exactly how I wanted them. I knew I wanted something different from the norm, and after looking through hundreds of designs, I chose to use Vera Wang's crown emblem that she uses as caps to her perfumes so that we were able to include the royal theme of our wedding onto the Save The Dates.
The fonts used were Weiss and Balmoral (for our names), all of the text & crown was printed letterpress.
I knew I wanted to use a heart in another area to match the one within the crown without being too cheesy, and embossing it was the perfect way (IMO) to do so without it being over the top.
After I selected the design, my dad added a custom monogram to the metallic gold crown.

For soon to be brides: make sure you order extra envelopes and invitations/Save The Dates "just in case" and for keepsakes. 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Ga Ga For Gingham

Gingham was all over the Resort 2011 Chanel Runway, it reminds me so much of Barbie...LOVE. I know that gingham will be big this spring/summer, and I've included one "look for less" item at the end of this post. 
 ...and because I couldn't resist, this gorgeousness from Christian Louboutin's Resort 2011 Line:
{The Look For Less}

 Will you be partaking in the gingham trend this spring/summer?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Gift Guide Part 1

For a fashion lover, or virtually any woman, a Rent The Runway gift card is the perfect gift. *hint hint* *wink wink*
A little about RTR:
A RTR giftcard is so great because it allows your recipient to choose whatever they want to wear, eliminating any judgements that have to be made about someone's personal style, size etc.

Click Here to read my review of RTR

Friday, November 19, 2010

Saddle Up

I am loving Riding Boots for F/W this year, they are so versatile and chic. I'm over the slouchy-boot look and really liking the clean, sleek look of equestrian style boots.
Lauren Conrad wearing Chloe boots
Kourtney Kardashian wearing Chanel boots

Here are some affordable options...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Lavish & Fabulous

Last Thursday (Veterans Day) I had the pleasure of attending a beautiful wedding event in Sacramento; Lavish and Fabulous at Arden Hills. The event featured several vignettes and tablescapes set to inspire. Although I have my wedding decor pretty much all planned, I did steal some *fabulous* ideas from the event. If you're a bride who need ideas, or just love interior design, you'll love the photos below...

{Entry Way}

There were two harpists playing as we entered into the first room

Future SIL and I

{Moulin Rouge}
Each vignette included a dress to match the theme, this one was my favorite!
This Table was covered in real roses and various other pink flowers, with raised glass place settings. I am considering stealing this idea...

{Spanish Eyes}

{Urban Cowboy}

{Heavy Metal}

{All you need is Love}

{Havana Nights}
Havana Nights was a lounge area with a coffee and cigar bar
and there you have it!

*I'm kicking myself now for not taking photos of ALL the beautiful dresses!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Resort Wear 2011: Pink

Pink was all over the Runways in Resort Collections for 2011, which makes me so happy. Pink is my favorite color and if I could, I would paint my house pink. Unfortunately, that wouldn't fly with the fiance.
Here are some of my favorite pink runway looks:
Christian Dior

 Giambattista Valli
Monique Lhullier

Carolina Herrera

Carolina Herrera

Christian Dior

Christian Dior
As you may be able to tell, Christian Dior was my favorite of all the Resort wear Runway shows. I will be doing a separate post on that because I loved every single item from the show.

Runway to Real Way:

3. Black Halo Dress
5. Pink Chanel Flap Classic
7. Diane Von Furstenberg Pink Luggage

Word of advice: Don't go overboard with wearing pink, always add a neutral color like black to your outfit so you don't look like a walking cupcake!