Sunday, February 27, 2011

Can it be springtime, please?

Because if it were warm enough to go bare-legged, I would totally be wearing this:

It's been bitterly cold here in Seattle, and even snowed a little bit today (I know those of you in the midwest and on the east coast think us west coasters are such wimps).

Sure, the snow is pretty, I'll give you that, Mother Nature; but so are bright, colorful dresses perfect for early spring. I'm not sure how much more of this Vitamin D deficiency I can take!


a. Green/Orange Stripe Dress
b. Nio Bag
c. Lotta Flats

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Wedding Prep Sneak Peek #1

Reception shoes?


I found them at a thrift store for $7.50. My reception dress (found via Etsy) will have a similar-colored sash (the designer calls it "turkey red!"), but I can't give away any more details about it!

My lovely bridesmaids are all currently dress shopping. I gave them a palette of oranges and corals, and an approximate knee-length guideline, then told them to pick out their own frocks. I wanted them to be able to wear their dresses again, and coral is such a flattering color on everybody that I think (I hope!) they'll actually find future occasions where they can wear them.

I'll be back in the near future with more updates!


Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy 2011!

To ring in the new year, a friend of mine decided to organize a small sit-down dinner which the Fiance and I hosted at our apartment. We've been lucky to have beautiful cloudless weather here in Seattle lately, however, it has resulted in some very icy and cold days. It is such weather that inspired my tablescape for NYE 2011.

I am a huge fan of tone-on-tone, especially white-on-white. I know many people think "Booo-ring," but I love clustering a lot of different white objects together, pairing various textures. I combined my love of whites and taupes with metallics: silvery-gold vintage metal trays as chargers (thrifted, naturally!), some glittery white branches for some dramatic height, and a couple of mosaic-ed candle holders that provided a little more sparkle than the typical votive holder.

This was taken right before dessert, so the napkins are
a bit askew, and the wine levels are lookin' a little low...

Combine these three pieces with a smattering of various white objets d'art collected from around the house and you have your tablescape! Surprisingly, the white branches didn't block anyone's line of sight too much. I'd say it was a successful evening that echoed our recent weather quite well.

New Year's resolutions?
1) Learn to say "no" instead of adding things to my plate that I simply don't have time to do (even though I want to do them so badly!).
2) Save, save, save for our wedding.
3) Keep my desk clean. :)

What about you? Any resolutions you'd like to share?