Friday, September 25, 2009

Peony envy

I just found out that Peonies will be out of season for my wedding ;-( (sob!) So my dreams of luscious peony blooms are wilting fast.

Sigh, the florist showed me some white roses that I could use as a substitute. You can't substitute peonies. I'm irritated at the tropical flower population here.. I want country blooms~!

My imaginary bouquet.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Beauty and the Bride

the pink bride
One month until I'll be a tickled pink bride~!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

My inspiration board~


Grey by Robert Rodriguez (Black Label)

Today on Hautelook for your bridesmaids.

<---Sophia Tulle dress $317 for the modern, chic wedding

Lee gown ---->
$458 for your elegant, whimsical wedding

Monday, September 14, 2009

Sugar flowers never tasted so good..

I love this modern cake with sugar carnations from It's sweet and simple.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

The posh bridesmaid


I love this drapey, fluttery sleeve dress. The pink looks perfect with the blonde hair.. Unfortunately, this dress is kinda short in the front.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The mega discount designer sales online~!

So today I am blogging about online shopping~! Love it~! It may be my sweetest downfall. There are two sites I have recently found out about this year that I am in love with.

gilt group
(*pronounced oat-look, i used to say hot-look ;-) need to brush up on my french!)


Each site offers extremely discounted designer wear, fragrance, watches, jewelry, shoes, housewares, shoes, children's clothing, etc.. The sales typically last about 36 hours. Gilt sales start at 9:00pm EST and Hautelook sales start at 8:00am PST.

I bought two bridesmaid dresses from but unfortunately had to return one because of the color mismatch.

These sites are great because there are always HUGE SALEs~! Unfortunately these sites are also widely known (even though you may feel as if you are exclusively shopping from your home!) Many times you can log on a hour or two after a sale has started and find "sold out" signs blazing across the screen~!
Here's an overview of the two websites.

-Starts at 8am when I wake up so I can check it out first thing in the morning.
-Lots of dress sales in all styles and lengths~!

-Shipping can take up to 3 weeks~! It's really hit or miss.
-Sometimes there are only a couple sales going on.
-Returns for store credit only.

Gilt groupe:
-Lots of top name designers
-Variety of sales going on at the same time.
-Search by style choice and size.

-More $$$ expensive than Hautelook
-Sales start at the end of the day (9pm.)

Saturday, September 5, 2009

i heart you.

I <3 this "love story" marc jacobs clutch. I saw it at Nordstrom's rack for $300 and then the next time I went back it was gone. I am obsessed with cutout hearts at the moment (i.e. wedding invitations) This dress is gorgeous as well; made out of vegan leather by Livalone.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The modern bride

The modern bride still is classy and loves her vintage roots. That hair comb is killer with the birdcage veil. And I am obsessed with her pointed bodice.. it looks similar to Sarah Jessica Parker's in Sex in the City only much more fitted and much better overall ;-)