08 Oct


It's Monday and I have a new favorite piece of arm candy! I have my friend at the Pink Door Boutique to thank for my latest obsession by Mono & Me.

Inspired by different cultures, these bracelets by Mono & Me out of Barcelona are the ideal fusion of Scandinavian design and craftsmanship. Stack 'em or wear 'em stag!

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The CROSS bracelets come in a HUGE variety of colors...all with their own meaning and expression. My first ones were GOLD - enjoyment, creativity, rich life and RED - passion, sensitivity, love.

The expanding collection also includes pompoms, skulls, stars and beads in a zillion color combinations. Perfect for each individual and mood!

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Mono & Me can be found in boutiques all over the world and even around the wrists of your celebs like Kanye West, Nicky Hilton and Emma Wasson. So go amp up your arm candy and express yourself!


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Photo credit: Mono & Me


02 Oct


Coming from a family of sailing enthusiasts, I have a soft spot for all things preppy and Cape Cod-esque! Plaid, stripes and leather make me happy.

Thus, I CANNOT seem to stop buying accessories from Kiel James Patrick as they are the epitome of New England summer to me and make me feel like I was just at the ocean.

I would love to add some of these accessories to a seaside wedding party...or give as gifts! Classic. Regal. Understated. Elegance.

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Handmade in Rhode Island, Kiel James Patrick designs continue to reflect classic styling while combining patterns and textures. Timeless all the while perfect arm candy.


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Photo credit: Kiel James Patrick

05 Sep

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Hey Foxy! Move over hedgehogs, could foxes be the new owls?!?!

Woodland creatures are definitely showing up everywhere this fall but it seems the fox may be the IT critter of furry friends this season.

American designer Tory Burch has fully embraced Mr. Fox as the sly little trickster dots everything from shoes to accessories to sweaters. Her velvet fox slippers had me at the grosgrain ribbon on the fox's ear heartPink...I couldn't wait to get my hands on these!

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 Tory isn't the only one sweet on foxes...

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I love the touch of whimsy this character brings while at the same time a bit of preppy - even regal.

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 Nothing sums up this trending little critter better than this line from the film, The Fantastic Mr. Fox:

Mrs. Fox: You know, you really are...fantastic.

Mr. Fox: I try.

Yes, Mr. Fox, I feel you are quite fantastic too!


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29 Aug


I am loving these cool wedding marketplaces popping up everywhere.

Here's my latest find - Fizz & Frills.

Super cute name aside...what an amazing event if you are anywhere near the Pasadena area and have some wedding shopping to-dos!?!

A place to shop from highly curated designers and artisans coupled with gourmet food tastings and fashions shows. Perfect.

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This event is hosted by Utterly Engaged, an online magazine and produced by Lovely Jubilee, an event design & personal styling company - and the vendor list rocks!

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{Need more of the deets. Click here}

If anyone is lucky enough to attend, I would love to hear what you think?!? I am thinking I may need to head to West to check it out...


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Photos via Fizz & Frills


29 Aug

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I heartBlue this sash. I think this would be adorable for a wedding party!

Lulu's Upcycling Lounge. The name alone has a cool vibe - and knowing Lulu personally, she and her upcycled products do not disappoint. I am a huge fan of her necktie clutches too!

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She is a vendor at the upcoming Junk Bonanza and her products are showing up in boutiques around the country!

She is always coming up with new and different ways to fashion repurposed and upcycled materials so check out her site and Facebook page. Good stuff.


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27 Aug

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From the Boundary Waters of Minnesota to New York to Tokyo, I have seen people sporting Minnetonka moccasins - and I always feel closer to home! 

I heartBlue the limited edition colors for fall. Truly some of my faves!


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21 Aug


Bravo. Lifetime. It doesn't matter to me. I can completely watch Project Runway for hours. Long live the weekend marathons!

Maybe it's because I'm secretly afraid of my sewing machine. Bobbins. Tension. Eek! Oh, I wish I could create what even the most unconventional contestants can create.

And now to see PR alums with their ridicoulously beautiful bridal collections, I wanted to share some of my favorites!

Christian Siriano - Season 4 Winner

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Irina Shabayeva - Season 6 Winner

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Rami Kashou - Season 4

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Carol Hannah Whitfield - Season 6

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Austin Scarlett - Season 1 & All Star - Season 1 Winner

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Nick Verreros - Season 2

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Leanne Marshall - Season 5 Winner

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Leanne Marshall IS lovely. I have seen this dress in person at Flutter and I pick it up EVERY time and try to come up with a party I need to wear it to. I heartPink it.

Last time I was in NYC, all I wanted to do was wander aimlessly around Mood and meet Swatch, the store mascot. It was closed. Sigh.

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Next time, I 'll MAKE IT WORK!


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17 Aug

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Row 2: Schnapps Out Of It!, Deutsch You Want Me Baby,
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A new color collection always brings this nail polish fanatic great joy! And I am really digging the OPI Germany collection.

Such a great mix of edginess and sophistication. A perfect transition from summer into early fall - and the perfect representation of "Europe's hottest new fashion metropolis." And how can you resist OPI's naming conventions??!?!

So Schnapps Out Of It! and get the season's hottest accessory (your nails!) prettied up.


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12 Aug

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One of my most favorite recent finds that I was lucky enough to stumble across in all my digging for the latest and greatest hidden treasures...Jeanne Oliver Designs.

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Her shop offers thoughtful and unique pieces that seem to tell stories and warm your heart. Whether it be a piece of jewelry, dress, art - or a handbag like the Emerson I just purchased!

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Check it out her shop, lookbook and blog...she is also on Etsy. A Vintage Collection well done.


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06 Aug

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I heartBlue my Converse All-Stars. And I love that you can now customize them even more! Adds instant personality to the bride & groom - or the entire wedding party. 


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16 Jul


I was in Chicago over the weekend...one THE best cities...and fell in heartPink with this amazing retail shop on Michigan Avenue.


A British High Street retailer rooted in vintage + fashion-forward. Where glamour meets grunge in the most beautiful way.

The dresses and skirts were literally breathtaking...


 Definitely some super cool options for less traditional bridesmaid or even bride's reception dresses... 

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I left with an amazing pair of boots and a handful of things on my wish list! (There is a dress that I just may need to order for an upcoming rehearsal dinner...)

A worthy stop online and an absolutely must-see in person. Stunning.


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12 Jul

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Who isn't a little bit ga-ga for chevron?!? I love how it instantly adds a clean, chic, timeless element of design to any party, home or wardrobe!

This could easily be my longest post yet as I heartPink almost everything chevron that I have come across. However, I think I'll just share some of my faves...and more faves...

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 Can I have one of each? Time to chevron it up!


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11 Jul

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I am a bit obsessed with these hair ties (along with everyone else including Jennifer Aniston, Demi Lovato and Jessica Simpson)

The color palette and patterns work with any color crush or wedding party. And I adore how they not only look good layered but also on my wrist with the rest of my arm candy.



I originally was a fan of the basic hair tie but i {HEART} how they have embellished them with crystal.

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...and their multi-strand headbands are gorgeous.


I do have to admit they are also the Perfect DIY hair tie if you are the DIY'n kind. I was actually able to make the basic ones easy-peasy as I loved to be able to pick my own colors and patterns. A tutorial is not even really necessary but here is a good one if needed.

The key is finding the elastic and embellishments. I suggest trying Elastic by the Yard and ArtBeads.com as they have worked well for me!


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11 Jul

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Get Ready...Everyone will be seeing dots!

Louis Vuitton released its collaboration with the legendary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. WOW. Kusama is known for her avant-garde fashion and signature polka-dot style.

Simple combos and intuitive contrasts make this a sure-fire recipe for success - even for the most conservative.


The collection is called "Infinity Kusama" and features bangles, silk pajamas, handbags, scarves, dresses and shoes.


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See the entire collection here.

For those of us who can't afford a piece of this where fashion meets art, Louis Vuitton will debut an iPad app where users can take photos and turn them into a Yayoi Kusama motif.

How cute to add a touch of polka dot in your wedding....balloons. bow tie. sash.cake. clutch or even your photo booth back drop? Irresistible fun & happy!


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