Friday, November 30, 2012

'Tis the season

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Happy Friday! I can't believe that tomorrow is DECEMBER 1ST. I will be spending most of the weekend tying bows on these plaid ornaments and I hope I can report next week that we got a tree.

Anyone heading to Target for the Neiman Marcus collab tomorrow morning? I wish they would be more specific about what time the sale launches online... all I have read is "early morning" and that isn't helpful. Anyway, good luck and feel free to pick me up a DVF yoga mat for Christmas.

Have a great weekend!
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Thursday, November 29, 2012

New Hope, PA

Last weekend Ted and I traveled to New Hope, Pennsylvania for a wedding. It was rustic and beautiful!


Mason jars with tealights and candles lined the ceremony site windowsills.



The newlyweds, Zack and Jenna, cutting the cake.

 Vest: C. Wonder. Scarf: Burberry. Sweatshirt: Kohl's. Necklace: Max & Chloe. Leggings: Target. Boots: Tory Burch.

Before heading back to Connecticut we walked around the shops in Peddlers Village.


On our way to the wedding the day before I spotted this bathtub of rubber duckies in a store window. I made a mental note that I needed to find it the next day.


The shop was called The Soap Opera Company. For once Ted didn't mind how much time I was spending looking around because he was busy buying a few gifts. I left with...

I was attracted to this product because it was made locally and natural. It smells amazing and I loved the way my hands felt after.

I splurged on this creme since I was in need of a cold weather combat for my hands. It's a light silky layer of protection.

We passed so many Christmas tree farms on the way back. I wish we had come prepared to bring one home.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Friday's Fancies: Black Friday


I wish I could tell you that everything above was on crazy sale... but this was inspired by the black in Black Friday. Those Frye Paige boots are my favorite to wear and worth the splurge. I wear them with leggings and longer shirts and sweaters all the time.

Some good news... the Kendra Scott Danielle Earrings are on sale from Charm & Chain! Use code CC25OFF for 25% through 12/14.

Are you hitting up the sales? I'll be at the mall at midnight... I'm a night owl as it is and only 5 minutes away. I'll be hitting up Sephora for their $10 deals (also available online).

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Sending love to my family, friends, fiancĂ© and amazing readers. I am so lucky to have you all in my life. xo


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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

What I'm Loving...


Loving that I got on board the Erin Condren Life Planner craze... the past couple of months have been crazy busy and this has helped me stay sane. (Also loving the Lemon Verbana Multi-Wick Soy Candle Tin from Target.)


Subject: Awesome gift (for yourself haha)!
My friend emailed me this backup charger today. If you have the iPhone5 it will work with adapter. It comes a few cute prints... of course I love the anchors! You can also find them on Amazon for $26.99.

J. Crew 25% off with code COLOR25 (Ends 11/25)


Traveling over Thanksgiving? You must read 40 travel tips from an expert traveler from Kate of Every Mile A Memory. You will love the advice (and her blog), she is a travel pro!

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Grab Your Guns... We're Headed West!

 Two months ago Ted's longtime friend Andrew and his fiancĂ© Rosalin announced they would be getting married in Vegas and invited their closest friends along for the party. They currently live in DC and will be moving to Germany early next year. There was no way Ted and I would miss this, and neither would the other 25 that came!

I was recently in Vegas for work so was pumped to go back for all fun. We stayed at THEhotel at Mandalay Bay along with the majority of guests. Ted and I got in Friday evening, got dressed and went straight to dinner at STK at The Cosmopolitan with a few of our friends. I was on a mission to get a picture of me and Kate with this shoe while we were there!

Now onto Saturday's big event:


One of the guys arranged our transportation to the ceremony...


The Inferno.


Me and Teddy. 
(I got a spray tan at Zen Bronze in Riverside, CT before the trip. Highly recommend if you are in the area... they use an organic formula.)


Rosalin and Andrew exchanging vows.


Newlyweds!
The beautiful bride wore BCBG and coordinated the groom's ensemble from Nordstom.

After the ceremony we all went to dinner at Mandalay Bay followed by a night out at Tao. Rapper Tyga was celebrating his birthday at the neighboring table. The club went crazy when he took the mic. I'm not quite sure how Ted and I managed to be in a cab on our way to the airport at 9:30 the next morning...

Congratulations Rosalin and Andrew! We had so much fun in Vegas with the crew. Love you and hope to see you soon!
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Lately...

 Over the weekend I went to see Carrie Underwood in Hartford, CT with my parents and Ted. Anyone I have told at first laughs, but he didn't mind going at all. "She is even hotter in person." (The girl sitting in front of me recorded the entire concert on her phone. I hope she enjoys my commentary in the background.)


As expected it was a great show and we were also impressed with her opening act, Hunter Hayes. We sat in the first level above floor four rows back and could see her killer legs no problem. I know she works hard to stay in shape....motivation!


Latest purchase... tires. Expensive and boring. I'm still whining about it. I was in such a bad mood when I went to get them and to make the day better I locked my keys in the car while I was waiting. Embarrassing. Hopefully I'll be back soon with more exciting updates.

I forgot to tell you about my guest post featuring my must haves when flying on Life's A Beach last Friday. Check it out!
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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Bellini or Bloody?

I have been spoiled lately. Our good friends Mike and Kate came down to see our new place and brought us this AMAZING basket. Personalized napkins front and center.


All the necessities to make the perfect morning cocktail... Ted's preference would be the Bellini and mine the bloody.


The toothpicks were adorned with tiny shells.


Shoutout to Corinne for the bubbly and Amanda for the glasses.

Cheers!
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Lobster Love


Loving this lobster sweatshirt from tibi's resort line.

Tory Burch Kipp Small Crossbody Bag $250

How about a Tory Burch bag in lobster red?

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Comfort food season is in full swing. I could go for some lobster mac n' cheese.


An awesome photo I came across while researching Martha's Vineyard weddings.
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Monday, November 5, 2012

Random Monday

Recently I was admiring my friend's Save The Date when I realized she had used her new return address self-inking stamp. I was over at her place when she was prepping the cards and she showed it to me. Otherwise, I would have thought the return address was part of her custom order.

I know this isn't a new concept but think it's one of those things you come across and say to yourself, "That's great, I need one!" and then forget. I ordered mine from the same Etsy shop, Love To Create Stamps. It shipped within 2 days of my order. There are so many great styles to choose from. I will definitely move from my apartment before I hit 20,000 impressions and it needs re-inking.

Carolina Herrera for Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection – Travel Bag $39.99

The elephant thank you cards are from Target. That reminds me...less than a month until the Target and Neiman Marcus Collection debuts. I spotted elephants among the collaborations. You can view all the goodies here - Oscar de la Renta, Tory Burch, Derek Lam, Marchesa, Lela Rose, Marc Jacobs to name a few. Who else is dreading this. And by dread, I mean stressing out because you HAVE to get your hands on something!
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