Friday, September 30, 2011


Happy Friday and Happy From Room To Wedding Day!

The room I'm featuring today (from Duroque Interior Design) is made up of my favorite color combo - orange and gray. In my opinion that wall is the perfect shade of orange, and the gray couch, along with the brown and green accent pieces are perfection.

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So, I started off my search for wedding items with the bridal gown and bridesmaid dress. The bride's elegant silk and satin gown from J. Crew matches the room's simplicity and understated elegance, while the bridesmaid's silk chiffon strapless number in graphite, also from J. Crew, complements the bride. The escort cards are miniature plants, mirroring the larger plant in the room, potted in wooden crates with labels for the guests' names and table numbers. The cake is white fondant with brown ribbon and orange flowers.

The stunning bouquet is made up of dahlias and ranunculus (2 of my faves), along with spray roses and coxcomb, all wrapped in brown ribbon and copper wire. The flowers reappear on the groom's boutonniere, flower garland hanging from the tree, and invitations. Blocks of bark were used for the table numbers to pick up on the wood pieces from the room, while green plants adorn the centers of the tables. The BHLDN shoes are made of vintage brocade with a golden orange ribbon, and with only a 2 inch heel, the bride can dance the night away.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Well, friends, Fall is officially upon us. And to me that means...BOOTS! Check these out from Cole Haan - I'm loving the neutral color. And the fact that they come equipped with NIKE AIR Technology, means you can run around all day without sacrificing style for comfort.

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Monday, September 26, 2011


I don't know about the rest of you, but I am awful at applying lipstick (and keeping it on), and I usually just skip it, so I'm really excited about today's makeup tip from Elke Von Freudenberg. Now I just need to purchase a lip pencil. To see last weeks' tip, click here.

After blush, do your lips next. To last all day, powder lips first, then apply your lip pencil filling in the entire lip. Don't worry too much about the outline of the mouth. Then, apply your lipstick shade, blot, powder, and apply again. By blotting and powdering, you are actually removing the excess wax in the lipstick that causes it to bleed. Once finished, then apply a light coat of lip gloss if desired in the middle of the bottom lip. 

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011


I'm stuck home with a sprained foot from this past weekends' wedding, so shoes like these are not anywhere in my near future, but I can still admire them from afar. These suede peep-toe booties in the richest shade of indigo by Christian Louboutin are the perfect accompaniment to Fall's weather.

 Image found via Barneys

Monday, September 19, 2011


After your foundation is set, apply your blush next. Elke Von Freudenberg teaches us how to apply blush and make it look natural in this weeks' tip. If you missed last weeks' tip about loose powder, read it here.

Find a blush brush that is the size of the apple of your cheek for a perfect application. Pick up your color and tap onto the apples of the cheeks, slowly blending back towards the temple. When you have enough on, take a clean makeup sponge and blend. This one step makes your blush look real, rather than just sitting on the surface of your skin. Also, by applying blush first, if you look great with just your blush on, you have the right amount. If it looks too bright or harsh, lighten it up.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Today is a great day - the Missoni for Target collection just launched! So, in honor of this glorious event, I bring you these beautiful ballet flats in MIssoni's signature print. Check out the full Missoni for Target lookbook here - it's delicious!
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Monday, September 12, 2011


We're ready to start this week with another makeup tip from Elke Von Freudenberg. Our last tip was about keeping foundation on all day, so after foundation comes powder - enjoy!

Lightly brush on loose powder with a large brush to set. This is not the time to press powder into the skin with a powder puff. This actually can make your skin look and get shinier quicker.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011


To me, booties are the epitome of Fall, and one of life's little pleasures. So, now that September is upon us, I say, bring on the booties! These suede Madden Girl pumps with ruffle detailing are perfect for all of Fall's skirts, dresses, and even jeans.

 Image found via DSW

Friday, September 2, 2011


I found this stunning, sophisticated room while perusing through Gilt, where they were holding a Shine by S.H.O sale. I love a black and white color palette, and the pops of gray and gold here are perfect.

 Image found via Gilt

Enter the corresponding black tie wedding. I dressed all the ladies in Vera Wang, and chose 2 different bridal party dresses - a gray gown for the bridesmaids and a black gown with the same ripple effect as the curtains for the maid of honor, so that she stands out - both with black sashes, similar to the one on the bride's white statement maker. The flowers are simple and white - anemones for the bouquets and boutonnieres, and hydrangeas for the escort card table, which also displays a tall clear vase filled with gold pebbles, and gold and white name cards in small envelopes for the guests.

This wedding takes place in a huge, round, almost theater-like ballroom with wrap-around windows and tons of candlelight. The cake is designed with black and white stripes with some gentle flowers to balance the harsh lines. The place settings feature gold rimmed chargers and black menu cards, while the gold glittery shoes peek out from the brides' gown as she twirls the night away on the dance floor.