Tuesday, November 29, 2011


As November quickly draws to a close, I thought it would be the perfect time to feature these comfy limited edition slip-on's by Toms. They feature the cutest little embroidered stache - much cuter than the one my husband has been attempting to grow - and proceeds from every purchase go to the Movember Foundation. For those of you who don't know, the Movember Foundation raises awareness of cancers affecting men and men grow mustaches during the month of November in support of the cause.

Image found via Toms

So, support the men in your life AND gain the perfect holiday shopping shoe - it's a win-win!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Despite the 4 1/2 inch heel, there is something about these wedge pumps by Naughty Monkey that makes me feel comfy and cozy. And at under $100 the decision to purchase is even easier. They come in black too, but I'm loving this two-toned rust color.

 Image found via Piperlime

Friday, November 18, 2011


This Friday's post is actually from a real life design inspiration excercise, using a room as inspiration to design a wedding...or in this case, just the wedding table.

When I was invited to participate in The Wedding Salon's Luxury Bridal Showcase in New York City, I was thrilled. And when they asked if I'd like to design a table, I instantly knew that it would be the perfect opportunity to take my own advice and come up with a design solely based off the inspiration of a room that spoke to me. 

So, I scoured design magazines and the Internet and eventually came across this gorgeous vintage-style bedroom on House To Home. It is full of sweet, delicate colors and patterns, rich textured fabrics, and just the right amount of bling. And it inspired me to design a modern vintage wedding dinner table with lots of textured neutrals and metallics - no color at all, just white, ivory, and silver.

 Photo by Tim Young, found via House To Home

I found the most perfect brocade pearl linen from Wildflower Linens, which was also used for the napkins. The place settings were from Party Rental Ltd. - I used pearl white chargers, white dinner and salad plates, and silver flatware. I chose 3 glasses per setting - clear glass white and red wine glasses, and the most beautiful white water goblets - love those!

Photo by Adrienne O'Connor

The menus were designed by the talented graphic design team - Peter and Christine of I Love Saturday, and I wrapped them in lace trim and silver ribbon (both purchased at M&J Trimming) to make them pop against the napkins. The candles were a mix of clear votives that I wrapped in lace trim, mercury glass votives from Luna Bazaar, and antique votives from Anthropologie.

 Top Left Photo by Tim Young, found via House To Home
All table design photos by Adrienne O'Connor 
Image of mercury glass votive found via Luna Bazaar
Images of glasses, plates, and flatware found via Party Rental Ltd.
Image of linen found via Wildflower Linens

And the flowers were designed by the adorable, budding florist - Deirdre of Mint & Magnolia. She used a stunning combination of garden roses, hydrangea, seeded eucalyptus, and baby's breath and paired them in 3 different sizes of the coolest mercury glass containers I've ever seen.

I had a blast pulling it all together and it was so nice to hear how much the brides loved it at the show. I'd love your feedback too - let me know what you think!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


These peep toes by Enzo Angiolini are the perfect "something blue" for your winter wedding - with suede, feathers, and jewels, what more could you ask for?

Image found via Piperlime

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


I don't know how else to describe these shoes besides absolutely, incredibly, jaw droppingly gorgeous. The way the lace peeks out in just the right places is heavenly, and the glittery heels and striped soles are perfection. The only catch is that they might be impossible to get your hands on since British shoe designer, Georgina Goodman, has only created 11 pairs!

Image found via collectionwedding.com

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


I came across these Celine moccasin-type pumps and my heart skipped a beat. The beautiful shade of blue in a perfect patent leather is gorgeous, and the chocolate brown and beige details make them so unique. Plus, the chunky heel makes it easy to stay cute AND comfy while holiday shopping.

 Image found via Beautiful Shoes