Month: February 2013
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i wore: hanging tough

i dress kind of twee i guess – i thought this was a little tougher than my normal…

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origins of the outfit: shirt – current elliott; shoes – dolce vita; coated jeans – aqua (bloomingdales); arm stack: hermes, alex & ani, juicy, j crew.

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i shopped: nyc & shoes

i’ve been meaning to post about my nyc conquests.

i found my engagement photos dress – it’s a white, textured rachel zoe – in the words of the designer herself, “i die…it’s bananas”:

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and now for some jewels:

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my new wire stackers from alex and ani – i’ve been wearing these like crazy.

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i got this feisty necklace from bauble bar’s pop up store.

 

some deals & steals:

cute madewell jumper, on sale on sale. a pal had it on with a dotted shirt = adorable!

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and shoes: check out the heels on these vince camuto  shoes – oh, under $60! love:

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perfect green color on these  pour la victoire to carry me into spring – who doesn’t love a good mary jane?

 

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got both pairs of shoes at lori’s – love that place.

happy shopping!

 

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we decorated: “baby love” the shower, part 2

here are the results from the shower!

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party time: framing the invitation is a nice touch.

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the entry table:

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the decor:

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“she’s about to pop” – popcorn bag favors

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the spread:

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the adorable momma-to-be

 

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the hostesses 

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and of course: what i wore…

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i made all the arrangements with whole foods flowers, and used big baby breath clusters (very on trend) + 2 ivy plants to stay on budget; spent only $50 on all of the floral.

so there you have it – i think our hard work paid off! the results were adorable, if i do say so myself and i think we pulled-off a chic, gender-less non-baby, baby shower.  how’s that for a description?!

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we decorated: “baby love”, a not so baby…baby shower, part 1

i’ve been trying to figure out how to start this post for days – there is so much to ‘show and tell’.

let’s start at the beginning – the post is titled “we” instead of  “i” (for once) because without my gal pals – this stylish baby celebration would have never, ever come to be!

one of our dear friends is obviously with child – but we don’t know what kind. like many couples, they are waiting until the big day to find out if their home will soon be overrun with pink or blue color schemes. so, the idea of “baby love” was born (well, isn’t that punny). it fell on val day weekend too!

before i share the fabulousness that was the shower- i’ll give you a peak behind the curtain to see how it all came together. lot’s of crafting – we ball on a budget at the unicorn stylings casa.

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wrapped with love yarn wreath- super simple: green styrofoam wreath from jo-ann fabrics wrapped in assorted yarn and ribbon.

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wrapped with love utensils, couldn’t be easier: take cocktail napkins, wrap, and tie with cute ribbon. i found these kate spade napkins at tj maxx!

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onesie bunting, easy as tracing: pick out several card stock options, we went with complimentary colors and patterns. then create one or two master onesies to trace with. a friend from work gave us a smaller and larger one.

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pom and lantern wrapped chandelier, takes some effort: the lanterns are martha stewart from jo-ann fabrics, and the poms my gal pal made. you simply take tissue paper and fold it accordion style. then fasten it all together with floral wire, and scallop the edges. next poof it. there are tons of instruction online and on pinterest.

i hung everything with twine until i had a full bunch.

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cupcake tray, stupid easy: i love doing this- it is so cheap. the candle stick holders are from the dollar store, and the plates from target. here are the directions from last time!

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chevron flags, letters + gold, and signs – easy: the chevron paper and flags are from paper source…i may use them at my wedding! the letters are from jo-ann fabrics. of course, i had to use spray paint. here are more directions from last time!

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diaper cake, easy: this takes some time, some diapers, and some rubber bands. we just rolled the diapers, rubber-banding each; and then, rubber-banding them in groups until we have varied sizes we could stack. next we wrapped each layer with ribbon to cover the rubber bands. here’s more instructions on pinterest.

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baby love water, super easy: ok, the way i did this was so unprofessional, but it worked. i located a pic of our paper on the paper source site, copied it into power point 4 times and stretched it until i knew it would fit the bottles, and then printed on card stock. next my gal pal used packing tape and affixed the labels by just pressing the label face down on the tape (leaving room on the sides) and then wrapping around the bottles. lots of instructions online and on pinterest (here).

trust me there was madness – dogs running around in hoodies + stuff and people everywhere

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so there you have it! i’ll post the final results this weekend –  so check back in!  here’s a sneak peak of how great it turned out…

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right?! can’t wait to share it all.

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i wore: coated and casual, nyc

we ate lunch at abc kitchen, and then spent a hour exploring the store; it’s my happy place.

i picked up two gold bands for some ring stacking.

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i love this jacket – another f 21 score!

 

origins of the outfit: coated jeans – aqua (bloomingdales); boots – nine west; sweater – vince; jacket – forever 21; armstack – hermes, alex and ani (1), alex and ani (2), j crew (on sale now!), alex and ani (3)

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i wore: color blocking in nyc

just got back from a quick trip to nyc. it was freezing but we still managed to fit in some eating, drinking, and shopping. i picked up some new bracelets from alex & ani for the arm stack – great little store in soho +  lots of other things!

dinner with friends:

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could i have matched the chair any better?  and that jacket – oh, just forever 21?!

origins of the outfit: jacket – f21; coated jeans – aqua, bloomies; shirt – zara; arm stack – j crew, j crew, alex & ani, alex & ani, hermes; shoes – pour la victoire

just sayin’: sunday stacking

sunday stacking from the subway. lots of styling posts to come this week!

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i wore: val day dots

we’re not really a val day kind of couple – so, no plans for tonight, but i’ll use any excuse to dress up! red is expected – i added a little quirk with double dots:

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origins of the outfit: dress – bb dakota; belt – club monaco; tights – wolford (gilt.com); shoes – cole hann; shirt – zara; arm stack – hermes, j crew, vintage.

 

i wore: pattern and dots, southwest style

i’ve been doing a lot of mixing lately. i say as long as the color scheme is working for you – mix away!           origins of the outfit: pants – madewell; boots – cole hann; sweater – f 21 (new); armstack – alex and ani bangles; j crew, alex and ani,

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i wore: stripes and pattern

a little mixing for the casual weekend:     new spikes for arm stacking from forever 21! origins of the outfit: sweater – old, urban; tights – f21; boots – nine west; arm stack: vintage, j crew, f 21, giles & brother.

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