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Thursday Purseday: A Fall Preview

I know what you’re thinking, it’s barely summer, how on EARTH could I already be thinking about fall? Well, that is a valid question. I’m a summer girl, I love everything about this upcoming season. I love the smell of the ocean and taste of tart lemonade, the sound of kids laughing and playing outside, the glitter of lighting bugs soaring through the night. As much as I love summer, I also love handbags and I couldn’t tear myself away from the fall collection preview at Neiman Marcus! I mean, take a gander, you’ll find yourself kind of wishing for fall, if even just for the fashion.


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Tuesday Shoesday: Hello, Tweed

First, I want to thank everyone for their extremely kind words and for being such an amazing support system yesterday. I honestly don’t know how I’d get through my darkest times without ya’ll! The funeral is scheduled for this weekend and we are driving down on Thursday night. I’m always happy to get to go home to Cleveland to see my family, I just wish it was under different circumstances this time. Either way, I’m glad to be home with my loved ones, especially during this time of need.

Now, enough sadness for now, let’s talk shoes. And not just any ol’ shoes friends, a pair so magnificent they will knock you into next Tuesday Shoesday.  I’m not traditionally drawn to tweet patterns in the Spring or Summer, but these are no ordinary tweed.  The bright oranges, reds, greens and blues give these tweed pumps a look perfect for summer cocktail parties and date nights by the water.  Although the price is a bit steep ($745) these Oscar de la Renta’s are worth the splurge. Available at Neiman Marcus.

You could go with the red/orange/chocolate brown ones…

…or go for a navy/white or green/chocolate brown?

I’m LOVING the orange/red duo. I would rock those Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter! (But at $795 bones, I would need to!)

For more great #TuesdayShoesday picks, visit Swatchbook Weddings,Postcards and PrettiesNiche WhiteEnchanted Dream Weddings & AffairsThe DemoiselleSuperburbsRuby and WillowLemon BrideBig Day for 10kPeach BrideLittle Miss Bride to BeMarry You MeBrancoprata and Meant to be Sent


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Royal Wedding Attire

Let’s all make pretend for just a few minutes today, okay? Let’s pretend that we got an invite to the monumental wedding of Will & Kate. Let’s pretend that we are jet setting off to London as we speak, with a champagne in hand and a proper hat on head and we are just gushing about the day to come. Because in real life, I’m at work, looking at a storm stricken sky, with nothing as joyous ahead. So just for now, for today, let’s pretend we were invited to the event of the season.

Now, the question that looms before us as we stand, overwhelmed, with seas of dresses before us, is what on earth will we wear? Well, since I’ve been pretending I’m a royal elite for some time, I’ve had my entire ensemble chosen for a while, complete with hair style (see Tyra’s do below), just in case dear ol’ Kate decided to send me an invite.  What do you think of my choices? Royal wedding worthy? And as you’ll see, I’ve also carefully chosen the entrance vehicle, because you can’t so much dare roll up to the royal wedding in any ol’ cab!

[Image credits: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7]


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Thursday Purseday: Royal Clutches

[The lovely couple, photo via]

So, you know, this whole Royal Wedding shindig is coming up. Have you heard of it? No? Well, it’s sort of a big deal in the wedding world. I’ve never been big on celebrity/royal affairs, but for some reason, this wedding has taken hold of me and I must admit, I’ve got serious K & W fever. I partly blame the Lifetime movie William and Katie for really solidifying my obsession. Well, my friends, what better way to celebrate this monumental occasion than with some clutches made for a princess? Full of glitz, glamour and sophistication, these are clutches I could certainly see Kate carrying around town or even on her wedding day!

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Tuesday Shoesday: Serious Sparkle [AND NEWS!]

Why, I feel like it’s been AGES since I’ve done a proper Tuesday Shoesday. I think the last one was before I became a Mrs! But don’t you worry, I’ve found QUITE the shoes for you! Before I share them, I have some fun and EXCITING news. Drum-roll please….

I’m going to be helping coordinate my first wedding this summer!! My cousin’s fiancée has enlisted my help and I honestly could not be more excited. I have so much work to do to make sure I’m 100% on game, but I’m thrilled. To make sure I’m ready for it, I’m going to enroll in a course to be certified as a wedding and event planner! AH! I never knew I wanted to do this until I got married. And now,  as I help her chose the decor details for her big day, I get an overwhelming sense of accomplishment and excitement. I’m not quitting my day job or giving up on nutrition, of course, but this is an exciting little detour I’m taking and I can’t wait to see what happens with it! And yes, I realize there is much more to event coordination than decor design.  Now onto shoes…

I’m obsessed with sparkly shoes, of course. They are the peanut butter to my jelly.  I have a pair of sparkly black pumps that I wore out a lot in Vegas  and really give my outfits that extra pizzazz. What better way to kick off my first Tuesday Shoesday as a Mrs. than with some FABULOUSLY blingy pumps? All can be found (and purchased if you’re lucky) at Neiman Marcus.

To. Die. For.

You’re a very pretty shoe. I want to take you out to a nice steak dinner.

and the finale, because you can’t beat Kate Spade.

Swoon. I loved my wedding shoes but if I knew these babies existed, I would have picked them. Sparkle + blue? Perfection.


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Thursday Purseday Beach Totes by Angela of Swatchbook Weddings

Angela is my cyber twin sister, I swear. I’ve always loved Angela from her hilarious posts to her adorable posts, but really connected with her over pop culture, Seinfeld to be exact. I believe I gchated ” Hellooooooooooooo! Ps Angela, I said that in my best Seinfeld voice.” Her response? “AHHH NEWMAN!” I knew we’d be fast friends. I’m so happy she came back from her hiatus to post for me. Angela, you are the George to my Jerry and thank you so much for posting!

Hello m’dears! It’s Angela from Swatchbook Weddings & I’m filling in for Ms. – actually, MRS! Claire while she is whisked away on her honeymoon. I know you guys feel the same when I say I am so happy for her! We have been each other’s ear via gchat many times and no matter what is stressing us out, we always sign off cracking up & feeling much better. So in honor of her much deserved honeymoon & the fact that it’s Thursday Purseday, I’ve picked out some of my favorite brightly colored beach totes that are perfect for a tropical getaway!






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Tuesday Shoesday: Last one as a Miss!

I’m getting a little choked up here guys. It’s my LAST, very last, Tuesday Shoesday as a Miss! Can you believe it friends? It’s been a long journey but it’s here! Weee! So to celebrate my madness and my impending nuptials, I’m going wild and crazy. I’m talking clashing colors, 5 inch heels and crazy patterns. Go big or go home, and I’m going big! (No, I’m not on crack, I’m just losing my mind, NBD.) And in the world of crazy, high couture shoes, these aren’t that expensive. These Gaga like pumps will only set you back $795! Can be found at Neiman Marcus.

Aren’t these wild?


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Tuesday Shoesday: A Lil’ Choo

Happy Tuesday Shoesday friends! I haven’t been partaking in this ritual in a few weeks, and I’m sorry for that. With literally just over a week left until the wedding, I’ve been stressed out of my eyeballs and haven’t really had a chance to peruse shoes. But, alas, I found time today and boy am I glad I did. This next little number is certainly going to make your heart stop. It’s by no means affordable (comes in over $1800 dollars) but is the sexiest shoe I’ve seen in a while. These sparkly Jimmy Choo’s are the perfect pump for a special night on the town or even a wedding, if you so chose.  These shoes are what dreams are made of and I’m pretty sure they will be what I daydream about all day :) You can find them at Neiman Marcus.

I told you they were sexy. If only my credit card wasn’t nearly maxed out because of the wedding…

For more great #TuesdayShoesday picks, visit Swatchbook Weddings,Postcards and PrettiesNiche WhiteEnchanted Dream Weddings & AffairsThe DemoiselleSuperburbsRuby and WillowLemon BrideBig Day for 10kPeach BrideLittle Miss Bride to BeMarry You MeBrancoprata and Meant to be Sent


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Tuesday Shoesday Beach Edition: Wedges

I’d like to trade my coffee for a fruity margarita, please! [1 & 2]

It was 60 degrees yesterday. I wanted to frollick in the park by my office all afternoon. Of course, that didn’t happen because I have to work [lame I know] and by the time I went home and was outside, there was 979385838 mph winds and it was frigid. What is the temperature like today, you ask? Well, it FEELS like 20. So, about that. Although my body can’t be transported out of this ice land, my mind sure can be! So, while my physical being is shivering, my mental being is laying on a hammock in the South Pacific with an umbrella drink and the sun beating down on me. If I’m going to be beaching it up,  I’ll need some fabulous new wedges, don’t you think? Shoes can be purchased at Neiman Marcus.

[1 & 2]

[1, 2 & 3]

[1 & 2]

and the finale…

Chloe Halter Peep Toe Wedge
This would go with anything and is so incredibly sexy. I love!

For more great #TuesdayShoesday picks, visit Swatchbook Weddings,Postcards and PrettiesNiche WhiteEnchanted Dream Weddings & AffairsThe DemoiselleSuperburbsRuby and WillowLemon BrideBig Day for 10kPeach BrideLittle Miss Bride to BeMarry You MeBrancoprata and Meant to be Sent.


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Tuesday Shoesday: I Needed an Outlet :)

That about sums up how I feel right now.

As the title alludes to, I’M A LITTLE FREAKIN’ STRESSED. And it’s over a part of wedding planning that is not fun, at all. It’s stupid and logistical but absolutely has to be done. I’m talking about coordinating shuttle services to and from the venue from one of our booked hotels. Although this is my fault for assuming, I just thought the hotel [a big chain hotel, none the less] would have some sort of shuttle service to and from their hotel for big events. Well, as I found out today, I was VERY wrong with that assumption. They don’t offer any sort of shuttle service. At this point, I wasn’t too stressed because we had a back-up plan already. We were already in conversation with a limo company that was going to take the bridal party around Charleston for photos. I thought, “well, why not have them do the shuttle service too, kill two birds with one stone and still stay in budget?”  Once again, wrong in that assumption. It would cost like double our budget to do that, and trust me, we just don’t have the extra funds lying underneath our couch or in a rainy day fund. This brings me to my current panic-stricken and explicative-shouting position. I just don’t understand why we can’t book a limo for 2 hours for photos, then for an hour to pick guests up before the ceremony and an hour to pick them up after the reception. I just don’t get why we need to pay for the 7+ hours when no one is using it! But, I’m also not in the business and am just being a bit of a bridezilla. I’m sure there is a perfectly good explanation as to why this can’t happen. But right now? Entertain me friends, and just let me vent.

Since I’m fuming over here, I needed an outlet, and I needed it fast.  Thankfully, today is Tuesday Shoesday so an outlet was quite easy to find! [Thank you Neiman Marcus!] I’m feeling very extreme, obviously, so I found some gorgeous and couture pumps that are dashing, daring, sassy, sexy and very unique. These are definite Carrie Bradshaw pumps! What do you think, about the shoes and the shuttle?

Casadei Chain-Platform Sandal

Alexander McQueen Crystallized Suede Biker Bootie

Valentino Fairy Tale Tie-Back Sandal

Valentino Lace-Up Wedge Sandal

and the finale…

Brian Atwood Studded Multicolor Cutout Pump
What do you think about this extravagant shoe? It kind of reminds me of a child’s outdoor play set, with all of the cut outs and colors! It’s a definite SJP pump, that’s for sure!

For more great #TuesdayShoesday picks, visit Swatchbook Weddings,Postcards and PrettiesNiche WhiteEnchanted Dream Weddings & AffairsThe DemoiselleSuperburbsRuby and WillowLemon BrideBig Day for 10kPeach BrideLittle Miss Bride to BeMarry You MeBrancoprata and Meant to be Sent.


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