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18 Oct


The perfect mix of refined style + modern chic.

I fell in love and cannot resist these adorable embroidered statement necklaces by Zelma Rose.

With color combinations inspired by Martha Stewart's color palettes coupled with hand embroidery, these not only make THE cutest bridesmaid or mother-of-the-bride gifts but truly become an heirloom piece.

Zelma Rose's shop on Etsy also features equally cool lockets, geometric, constellation and cross-stitched statement necklaces. Don't forget the trending pocket squares and bow tie boutonnieres for the guys!



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And Zelma Rose is a FINALIST in the Martha Stewart's American Made Awards...so cool and deservedly-so! You can see her profile here.


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Photo source: Zelma Rose via Etsy

15 Oct

Songbird t-strap

Anthropologie never fails when looking for unique vintage-inspired shoes...and these Songbird Embroidered T-Straps will make any feet happy this fall! Perfect with tights, dresses, skirts and skinnies...


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Photo Credit: Anthropologie



11 Oct

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'Saw this at Uncommon Goods and immediately thought of a few friends who need this in their wheelhouse of handbags.

Can you say Packer games?!?! (Yes, I'm a Minnesotan but have deep family ties to Packer Country.) Go Pack Go!


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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


03 Oct



And this is why love makes the world go around...smile (and tears) guaranteed! 
This over-the-top surprise lipdub proposal made my day! The groom, owner of Bradley Productions, orchestrated quite the production to make this one more than memorable for everyone involved.
Laughter and light were definitely captured. Perfection. I love the friends, the family and Emily's perma-grin coupled with gasps of joy!
Congrats to Brad & Emily...I love the energy (and creativity!) of this couple.


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Video credits: Bradley Productions

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

01 Oct

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First of all the packaging alone is amazing...but I love am so loving these cloisonne pendants on Yellow Owl Workshop's new site!

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These gold gilded pendants are the perfect balance of whimsy and chic. I love the neon accents with the gold!


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Photo credit: Yellow Owl Workshop


01 Oct

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Feeling like a kid in a candy store...I flat out heartPink the Junk Bonanza! It is truly the best junk roundup in the nation.

Just imagine three days of vintage treasure hunting and digging through stunning antiques, salvage vintage, and re-purposed and artisanal pieces.

And who else was in the house among the 140+ vendors?...Etsy, a team from Chalk Paint purveyor Annie Sloan Unfolded, Tim Luke, star of HGTV's "Cash in the Attic," and of course, the phenomenal Junk Bonanza team led by Ki Nassauer!

Up with the sunrise and other Early Bird ticket holders, the anticipation is always crazy. Happy people, coffee and donuts, bags and baskets waiting to be filled with day's treasures.

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The calm before the storm...felt like the night before Christmas!

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And the gates are open!

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You can't help but be inspired by the passion and creativity of those fondly known as "junkers" and their one-of-a-kind wares.

{The colors. The textures. Eye candy.}


With no reproductions allowed, everything is truly vintage, salvaged or re-purposed.

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I was loving all of the maps and globes EVERYWHERE! Trend alert. 

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Such a great place to find inspiration and fun ways you can infuse vintage into your wedding!! Look at all these ideas?!?

And especially exciting news is that Flea Market Style is launching their Wedding magazine in January 2013. I even got a sneak peek at a photo shoot. Great stuff!

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And it was so fun bumping (literally!) into friends and making new ones...it was THE place to be!

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It can be quite overwhelming. Decisions, decisions. My biggest piece of advice is if you see and like it buy it because chances are good it will be gone when you come back - and if it's still there then it was definitely meant to be!

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A special props to my friend and photographer, Jordi of Jordi Lee Photography. Never possible without her passion, sense of humor and perfect images!


We had the most awesome day meeting everyone, capturing the energy of the Junk Bonanza and even leaving a little Get Married love throughout the market...


I encourage anyone who LOVES vintage, is looking for inspiration or needs an excuse to go shopping with friends mark the Junk Bonanza on your calendar (and get the Early Bird tickets!) and join the Junk Revolution!

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For the first time, the Junk Bonanza is moving to twice-a-year with the next being in April 2013 at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN. Check it out....we will!


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26 Sep

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As we all know I'm a little balloon obsessed and what I stumbled upon yesterday is just fuel for the fire.

OMG. These are seriously more than adorable. Super-duper cute. Who would not be over the moon to get a happy confetti or feather-filled Bonjour Balloon at their doorstep?!?! Love.

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Love the hand crafted tails that make them extra charming.

The balloons are 15 inches in diameter and last up to 10 days! So if you need a guaranteed smile - or a Yes! send one of these cheery balloons! I cannot wait to make someone's day.

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Photos: Bonjour Balloon

21 Sep

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Nothing gets me more excited than a new way to wear your monogram. And being type and font obsessed, this is a match made in heaven...letterpress pendants!

These pendants were actually salvaged from the New York Center for Book Arts and have been cast, plated and hung to create the most beautiful and unexpected pendants.

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I adore all of Erica Weiner's designs and originally stumbled upon her creations at one of my favorite neighborhood shops, Patina. Visiting her storefront in NYC is definitely on my to-do-list next time I'm in the Big Apple.


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19 Sep

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I feel like I've been hoarding cake stands lately...and this must be added to my collection. I'm weak in the knees for these!

Vessel and Wares on Etsy has the sweetest, most adorable custom ceramics. Ruffles. Cupcake stands. Swoon.

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And the color options are spot-on.

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What a great gift...and the perfect accent to any dessert table! love.


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16 Sep

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Statement necklaces are continuing to make a statement.

And this bold vintage bridal bib necklace from All Things Tinsel in all white is no exception. In my mind, you can never go wrong with big enamel flowers brooches - especially when they are coupled with an eclectic group of pearls and rhinestones to create one-of-a-kind statement pieces.

Vintage beauty.


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14 Sep


I love my camera...but I also really heartPinkmy camera strap! As with everything, I like to make it my own - and this strap was calling my name.

Capturing Couture has cool and varied collections of straps - even for wristlets, extended lengths and guitars!

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New Fall Collections are coming soon...the perfect gift for your favorite photog (or yourself!)


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11 Sep

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This is truly what I said out loud when I saw this stunning knitted creation. And then, where do I get it?!?

Amy Lawrence Knitted Designs on Etsy may be some of the coolest accessories this fall.

The color palette. The detail. Brilliant.

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07 Sep
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There's nothing like getting a heads up from Atlantic Records about some fresh new tunes coming from one of my favorite bands, Matchbox Twenty.

So attention all brides and sentimental ballad lovers, I am loving "Overjoyed". With it's raw indie-influenced sound, it is sure to be an immediate fan favorite and playing on wedding reception dance floors before you know it.

And I love the video. Sigh. Swoon. It takes me back. Great storytelling...that makes the song even sweeter.


Be sure to check out the rest of their first new studio set since 2002, "North", released just this week.

I am overjoyed to see Rob Thomas and the boys again!


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