30 July 2011

Love at first sight

Uh-oh. Just when I thought I had finally started adhering to a budget...Temptation rears its ugly head. My style obsession with Sheridan French grows! Here's a sneak peek she posted of her 2012 Resort Collection.

Sold! But I can't be all dressed up with no place to go. Resort 2012 is the perfect excuse to start thinking about where I'll  be wearing this on our mid-winter escape this year...

26 July 2011

Fun Find: What's Your Color?

Since stumbling across Paper Source in Georgetown several years ago, it's been my go-to place for everything from supplies for our wedding table cards to office organization tools.

Seating cards for our wedding

Paper Source's PS Blog also has tons of creative craft ideas to keep kids busy , create beautiful handmade cards, and host unforgettable parties.


If you love astrology (or find Myers-Briggs fascinating), try Paper Source's Colorscope. Pick the colors that most appeal to you to learn more about yourself...

The two I chose are...

You are able to gently say the
things that your friends need to
hear. You have a lovely smile
but you need to smile much
more often. You are too serious
and you need to be more
tolerant of failure–both in
yourself and in others


You have a classic style, are
a romantic, easy to love, and
people find you appealing.
Some may think of you as quiet,
but you are really thinking
deeply about what is going on
around you, and then coming
up with the perfect solution

Shocking, I know!

21 July 2011

So Sweet

As if there aren't enough reasons to envy Dylan Lauren... Her wedding dress, featured in the August edition of Vogue, is simply stunning.

Of course, Ralph Lauren designed the "handmade duchesse satin, silk tulle, georgette embroidered dress with a tiered train" -- a NINE foot train!

The slim confectionary queen is proprietor of Dylan's Candy Bar, which has five locations and sells over 7,500 kinds of candy. Lauren's inspiration for the retail sugary wonderland was inspired by Willa Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.

Despite the fact that she even has a Barbie designed after her,  Dylan is seemingly very down-to-earth and well-balanced. She confesses to eating something sweet after every meal; yet she's very conscious of having a healthy lifestyle and remaining active by walking, playing tennis and working out at the gym regularly.

To learn more about how Dylan built her candy empire, view an interview that reveals her entrepeneurial secrets on Obsessed TV with Samantha Ettus.

19 July 2011

Darn TPS Reports

Please forgive the blogging hiatus. Experiencing technical problems...

08 July 2011

Feel Good Friday

U2 has been and will continue to be one of my favorite bands for reasons like this...Bono (in black leather pants! ROCK STAR!) is a class act. And, yes, it made me teary.

U2 brings blind fan onstage to perform
July 5, 2011, 12:11 PM EST
By Andy Greene

"Most every show on U2's 360 world tour has ended with "Moment of Surrender," but before walking off stage last night in Nashville, Bono saw a blind fan up front holding a sign saying he wanted to play a song for his wife.

What do you want to play?" Bono said to him. "Get a guitar for this dude. Gents, we have a surprise guest." The man said he was really nervous but once handed Bono's acoustic guitar he began playing "All I Want Is You."

It started with just Bono on vocals, but soon enough the entire band joined in for a moment the man is unlikely to ever forget. When it was all done, Bono gave him the guitar."

06 July 2011

Classic Summer Suit

Glamour is an attitude- it's the expression of a certain kind of confidence. A glamorous woman is always elegant, but she also possesses an air of mystery and excitement. She's dramatic- almost untouchable.  -RALPH LAUREN

01 July 2011

How to Wear Your Wellies?

Just received a pair of violet Wellies and navy liners for my birthday and I'm wondering how to wear them. Any thoughts?

With short shorts, like Kate Moss or the stunning Jessica Stroup (aka Erin Silver from the new 90210-- you may not recognize her hidden behind those shades)....

Regardless of how many miles I run, I don't think my legs will EVER look like that. So, let's consult Polyvore for some more realistic ideas...

    Yellow Wellies


Ready for Rain


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