Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Lacquered Walls

I'm moving into a new home soon, and I can't stop daydreaming the decor. I get to paint the new pad, which couldn't be more exciting! I'm thinking lacquer. Colors are undecided, but just look...

1234, 5

I mean isn't it good! It's so polished. What do y'all think? What color? Should I do the entire apartment? Help. 

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Happy Friday + Links

Helllooooo! Sorry for the radio silence the past few weeks, the 24/7 bridal world calls. I'll be back in full swing next week... with fashion posts. What. The. French. Toast. I know, I went there. Fashion posts. Who am I?

black berkin bag
The new GiGi New York Duffle. I die. NEED.
I turn 26 Monday. Who wants to buy me this $80 million dollar apartment in New York?
Fellow Houston native, Emily Lunswroth of The Locus of Style. Epitome of chic in her fall poncho.
Curious about what I do in real life? Take a peek at the new Watters Spring 2015 Bridal Collection
Happy Friday, party people! Since I turn 26 Monday so naturally, I will be partying like it's my birthday. cc 50 Cent.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Fall Wedding Inspiration

I'm sharing one of my top secret wedding inspirations today. Lucky you. Once upon a time I wanted to get married in the Fall, so I selfishly hid my inspiration. With this week kicking off my favorite season, I thought I'd "let the cat out of the bag," by sharing my fall wedding inspiration. I'm so giving, I know.

Fall Wedding Inspiration

Jewel tones, rich fall leaves, and autumn elegance. Fall is such a romantic season, and bonus the color in the leaves ad decor without the price tag. I just adore fall. 

What season will you or did you get married? 

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Weekly Quote: Don't Stop

Don't stop working for it. You've got this! 

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Happy Friday + Links

Yes, Zara, I do want to look like a teddy bear in this sweater

Don't miss out on your fall wardrobe essentials

Life lessons from by Friends & A Cup of Jo 

Triple Points weekend at Nordstrom! I want these ChloĆ© flats, this Rebecca 

Hope y'all had a great week! I'm off to the northeast this weekend on a business trip! What's everyone doing? 

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

5 Life Lessons Friends Taught Me

I watch Friends religiously. I have no shame. It's a week night ritual, and I truly enjoy it. I have all 10 seasons on DVD, yet there is something about the mystery of the next episode on Nick at Nite. Gets me every time, and next thing ya know... it's midnight and that horrid George Lopez man is invading my flat screen. I digress.

Growing up, I always idolized the group of six for their entire dynamic. Their apartments, their jobs and their lives. How amazing were they? Rachel worked at Ralph Lauren (ultimate dream job). Monica married her best friend, makes my hopeless romantic heart melt. Joey was a famous actor. Etc. Their lives seemed pretty freakin' awesome...

Now that I'm in my 20's, I see things 1000% different. 

1. Dating is the worst. Ross and Rachel, anyone? The time it took them to get together. I mean seriously... and then when they were "on a break!" Really? Really, Ross. Chandler dated Janis twice, out of sheer fear of being alone. Monica had "fun bobby" who was really a raging alcoholic. Pheobe and David. Still not over him going to Minsk. Relationship after relationship for each character for ten. freaking. seasons. before ending up with their lobster.

2. Your job won't be an amazing career... for a while. Think about the episodes: Rachel worked at Central Perk until she figured out her passion for fashion. It wasn't until whining at the burger joint where Monica worked, and had her fake uniform boob set on fire, when Rachel landed the Bloomingdales gig. Did I mention Monica had to wear a fake boob that caught on fire before becoming a serious chef? Jobs in your 20's suck. They are your foundation. Your stepping stone.

3. Your friends will annoy you. Don't lie. Your friends annoy you. It's normal. We all do things that really just chap another person's *ss, and ya know what? That's okay. The writer's of Friends do an amazing job portraying this with the group. The episode where Chandler starts smoking again is the perfect example. Chandler turns the table on the group and points out their annoying habits. Joey cracks his knuckles, Ross over-pronounces every word ("Pivot"), Monica snorts when she laughs. Your friends will annoy you. I promise.

4. Roommates. Can't live with 'em. Cant live without 'em. Pheobe hates living with Monica so much, she moves out gradually. Joey basically lived with Chandler for free for 5 years because he was always out of work, and then let them get robbed? Ross had a vaporizer, need I say more? Rachel didn't even know where the trash shoot was in the building. Bottom line, roommates are tough! Sometimes you love them, like when Rachel lives little notes to Monica on the mirror when she's in the shower or when Joey and Chandler watch Bay Watch. Roomies are the best and the worst all at the same time.

5. Your 20s are supposed to suck. The biggest lesson of Friends is that your 20s are supposed to suck. Life is hard, and things don't just happen instantly. They teach you how to suck with style. It takes time to create that dream career, or find your lobster, but you have your friends who are suckin' it up right there with ya. They were all poor. They were all heart-broken. They all hated their job at some point, and they were all in their 20s. While Friends is arguably the best show of all time; it should give all us 20-something guys and gals some perspective. It's not just you. It's all of us. We're all on this struggle bus together. Life is gonna suck sometimes, but your friends are going to be there for you. You will land that dream job. Your lobster, he/she is out there - you'll find 'em. You won't always be poor. In the end, their lives were awesome. Ours will be too. We just have to persevere. Laugh a lot, and keep our friends close. So go ahead, make your bestie that friendship bracelet. Send that cheesy text. Toast to "good times with great friends." Grab your twenties by the cajones, and have one hell of a time.

Anyone else ever analyzed the deeper meaning of Friends or am I the lone ranger? What's your favorite Friends episode?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fall Wardrobe Essentials

It's the last week of summer, and I have to say... I'm kind of excited. I love summer, but Fall. There's just something about it. It's magical. Fall means plaid, and boots, and cozying up to that cute boy you've been shamelessly flirting with all summer. It also means: sweater weather. My favorite. I wanted to share my sweater weather staples with Fall.

Cashmere// Cashmere pieces are key for Fall. I love cashmere because you can dress it up or down, and still feel like you're wrapped in a woobie. Obsessing over this J. Crew cashmere tee currently.  

Zara leggings

Leggings// I believe in leggings. They are my absolute go-to for fall. You can pair them with a great sweater, top, or even a tee and tennie's to a quick trip to the grocery. My favorite pair is from Zara. I also love J.Crew's signature legging.

Hunter Rain Boots

Boots// If you give a girl a dress... she'll want some boots to go with it. (Please note the reference to If You Give A Moose A Muffin) Boots are a huge staple for my fall wardrobe. High, low, rain, brown, black. I have all the categories covered. Fall is when my feet are the happiest. Snuggled in warm socks underneath the cutest boots for fall. Hunter boots are a personal favorite. 

Burberry Scarf

Scarves// Scarves are my jam in the fall. It's such a simple way to switch an entire look without changing. They also keep you so cozy on those blustery fall days. My burberry scarf is my all time favorite.

What are your fall wardrobe staples?

Monday, September 15, 2014

Weekly Quote: Be Patient.

Had a chat with my friend about this, this weekend. I must remember patience is the key. A virtue I most certainly do not have. Here's the the unexpected! How was everyone's weekend? 

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Weekly Quote: How To Be Successful

In a world of social media, it's hard to remember to focus on yourself. This week, tune everything and everyone out... focus on your own sh*t. Check things off your list. Go the extra mile. Go get 'em, tiger. 

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

2014 Emmy Award Red Carpet Style

I really love award shows - not for the awards, but for the fashion. The gowns are always so scrumptious and lovely, okay well most of them. Here are some of my favorite's from last night's show...

Allison Williams

Hayden Panettiere

Sarah Hyland

Zoe Deschanel

What were your favorites? Did I miss a goodie? Can you guess which is my absolute favorite from last night? 

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