Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Dark & Thankful

I'm so predictable: It's cold outside and I immediately blog about cozy spaces. But they make me so happy! If Joseph would let me I'd repaint our whole condo dark every winter (only to want to repaint it light every spring). Since I hate painting, though, and we aren't rolling in dah dollahs (lame), I just drool online instead. Vamos a ver:

A lovely, simple, navy living room with a vintage couch to make you thankful for resale shops:


A grey and green dining room to make you thankful for darker looks that work gorgeously year-round (hint: It's the beige linen):

As you can see, Veranda

A beautifully curated corner that goes with the previous year-round thankfulness:

Apartment Therapy

A hague blue living room to make you thankful for the over-the-top (even if you wouldn't do it in your own home):

House Beautiful (thanks corner of photo!)

And finally, a luxurious living room so you can be thankful for mixes of simplicity and glamour, manly and feminine:


Ta-da! Have an amazing holiday, eat a little too much (or a lot too much, I don't judge), and try to drink some red wine in a cozy space for me, ok? I'm thankful for you, readers!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Sparkles for your Wednesday

I wish I had a longer post for you today, but I only have a few free minutes, so I thought we'd do ye olde Sparkle Thursday on Wednesday instead! Because: Wednesday.

I'm going super narcissistic here and making the sparkles about my wedding dress, because I was/am seriously obsessed with it. I don't have any professional photos yet of me in it, but since I wrote the post on my prospective dresses, I thought I'd show you what I ended up with.

Ta-da! Jenny Packham's Eden (on a lovely model):

Lauren, did you guess correctly?

And a couple shots from the big day:

makin' out.



It was super comfortable, even more beautiful in person, not super bridal-y, and I didn't have to diet to fit into it. Now I just need to find a black tie gala to attend so I can re-wear it. Let me know if you hear of one, ok?

Oh, and for fun, The Duchess of Cambridge in Jenny Packham:

Also: warning. You will probably be forced to look at more pictures of me when I get the professional shots in. So...there's that. Apologies in advance.