Sunday, July 31, 2011

favorite purchases

1. After years and months of waiting, we finally got an ipad. I love the ipad 2! It's so funny when me and Natalie use face time to talk to Ryan. His face fills up the entire screen! I can't help but always giggle!
2. I couldn't by pass the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I saw these Vince Camuto "Jerrell" Booties and I just had to have them! On sale for $89.90! Sale price after August 1 is $138.95! I think I got a pretty good deal!
3. House of Harlow 1960 Leather Station Necklace in color Khaki (I first wore this necklace to my cousin-in-law's birthday and I love how it's not heavy at all. The necklace feels as light as a feather).
4. House of Harlow 1960 Sunburst Necklace in color Black (You might notice I first wore this piece to Natalie's 2nd birthday party. I loved how the chain was so thin and light).
Thank you to my gorgeous/fashionista/cousin Pwee for introducing me to this super fabulous jewelry line. And I'll be the first to admit, I go to my cousin to be fashionably inspired. We all love the same things and for this reason don't be surprise if you see us all have the same things! lol! I seriously fell in love with Nicole Richie's jewelry collection! Also, you will find a lot of celebrities wearing her jewelry. From Kim K, Lala, Miley Cyrus, Stephanie Pratt and the list goes on....
5. Aaaaah! Milk glass cake stands! I absolutely love them! They are sooooo pretty! I'm starting to expand my collection. Within a month, I have bought a total of 7! Price ranges from $40-$80 and not including shipping! I know! There a bit expensive but they are so worth it! They are an amazing piece of showcase! And I will need them for a future business venture ;)
6. Colored Denim. The first time I saw this look was when Kim Kardashian wore a pair of J Brand skinnies in royal blue. I thought "How cute." Then my cousin Pwee recommended them as well. You can read her post here. But for a pair of J Brands, they will cost you $176! Yes! I know! Crazy! So, I definitely had to wait. Finally, I got my hands on a pair of colored denim. They surely make a fashion statement! I can't wait to wear them again :) 
7. Tory Burch. I can't say enough about this woman's fashion collection. From her shoes to her bags. Pure sophistication. Classic. Definitely known for her infamous flats. Can't wait to get my hands on a pair for Winter. But before we think about winter, we have summer. I love the thora flat sandals and the flipflops. They are so comfy! I wore these thongs slippers everywhere especially in Hawaii! I have them in 2 colors.
8. Tory Burch Continental Wallet. I was in need of a new wallet. Badly. I'm guilty of yet again taking advantage of Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale. I bought this wallet for $149.90. Sale price as of August 1 is $225.00. I got a great deal! You gotta love sales! lol!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

new room new look

We recently just moved and for this reason, we had a new room for me to re-design. Actually 2 bedrooms, Natalie was going to have her very own room too. I was excited for the change, the new makeover and the transformation of our room. I already had it pictured in my mind...gray walls, white furniture, yellow accent pillows... but the hunt for all things pretty and "matchy-matchy" was more of a challenge than I thought. By all means, I am no interior designer. As a matter of fact, after squirming around looking for decor, I was beginning to hate it. You would think since I love to design dessert tables, plan parties and have a passion for fashion; I would at least know how to pick curtains, bed linens, table lamps that would go perfectly together. But no...I am totally clueless to designing a room better yet a home. I searched high and low for ideas. And here is what I found for my inspiration board:
1. I love the yellow and gray floral throw pillows and especially the chic carpet rug. The pillows can be found at Target.
2. I love this look! Using picture frames in all sizes to make one big picture of pure art. I definitely want to do something like this once I get my wedding photos. You can find affordable black, white or gray frames at Ikea.
3. I loved how they incorporated yellow by adding yellow chairs and yellow table lamps. 
4. I absolutely love zigzag rugs. This can be found at West Elm for a big price, one that I cannot afford at the moment. lol.
5. I love the gray walls and that mirrior on top of the bed is just beautiful!
6. I cannot get enough of these white vintage frames. I just can't seem to find one at a affordable price. I would love to put one in Natalie's room. I will be on the hunt for one!
7. I love these canvas photos! They are such a nice touch to add to a room. Family photos are always oh so precious!
8. Love zigzag throw pillows! These are so modern and so chic! They can be found at West Elm and Etsy for an affordable price but without the insert pillows. 
9. I love the room included all three colors (black, white and yellow) so perfectly.

And after a week of scrambling around town, going from one store to the next looking for pieces that would suit our room, with a few things still missing; here is what I have completed so far:
Decorating a room, 2 bedrooms for that matter and let's not forget the bathroom and livingroom does not come cheap so this project is going to take longer than I expected. As soon as its completely finish, I will update and post more pictures of our new room. Until then, here was a sneak peek =)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

sneak peek

I'm sure your just as anxious as I am to see my professional wedding photos =) but until then here is a sneak peek of what is yet to come! These stunning photos were taken by Ryan's Uncle.
Thank you to my wonderful bridesmaid Melissa for taking these memorable photos of our cake cutting ceremony with my phone! lol. Love ya to pieces!