Monthly Archives: January 2011

Friday’s Fab Finds: The Glory of ModCloth

I owe my new-found obsession with ModCloth to my dear friend Annie of Marry You Me. She sent me a link to a gorgeous dress she wore for her Mad Men party and from that point, I was smitten. I’m such a vintage/antique/retro junkie so the vibe of their clothes and accessories is right up my alley. I’m in constant swoon over their retro and chic sheath dresses, embellished cardigans and chunky Mary Janes. Once this wedding is over, I’m going to boost their sales quota by purchasing a few of the fabulous numbers below. I’ll have all the makings of a stunning little housewife then! 🙂 Just don’t ask me to make you a sandwich.


Spotted Around Town Dress

Spotted Around Town Dress

Spotted Around Town

Janey Jump-Ups Dress

Janey Jump-Ups Dress

Janey Jump-Ups Dress

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Filed under Claire Elliot Wedding, Friday Fab Finds

Thursday Purseday: Spring Flowers

I think the snow gods finally heard me because last night we got some snow! A nice 8 inches, which is enough to give me a bonafied snow day from work! [I’m still working from home, but I’m in my pjs, so I can’t complain!] As much as I love snow, I’m getting eager for spring! I’m craving constant sunshine, sprouts of bright flowers, temperatures above the 30’s and my wedding! There’s something so amazing about stepping outside of your house after a cold winter to beautiful flowers and budding trees! Because I have serious spring fever, I wanted to showcase some handbags with gorgeous pastel and neon colors, fun flowers and soft and silky fabrics! Carrying one of these around would cheer up anyone’s snow blues!

Happy New Year Sale Pink Cotton Wristlet

Pink Cotton Wristlet, Etsy, $12

Somerset ferns - a Red Ruby Rose original silk-lined clutch bagSomerset Ferns Silk Lined Clutch, Etsy, $85

Kiss Lock Clutch - Pastel Forest

Kiss Lock Pastel Clutch, Etsy, $75

Fashion Rose Leather Coin Purse/ Evening Bag/Clutch/Wallet - Blue

Fashion Rose Coin Purse, Etsy, $54.99

chartreuse chrysanthemum silk lined clutch purse bagChartreuse Chrysanthemum Silk Lined Clutch, Etsy, $85

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Grey, yellow and blue clutch, Etsy, $24.50

and the finale…

VALENTINE SALE ...Receive %20 extra off-------Abundance-------Toranj Couture Unique and Modern luxury evening bag Hand crafted by Designer and Artist Hengameh Kaghazchi-----------FREE SHIPPING within USA for a limited time.

VALENTINE SALE ...Receive %20 extra off-------Abundance-------Toranj Couture Unique and Modern luxury evening bag Hand crafted by Designer and Artist Hengameh Kaghazchi-----------FREE SHIPPING within USA for a limited time.

VALENTINE SALE ...Receive %20 extra off-------Abundance-------Toranj Couture Unique and Modern luxury evening bag Hand crafted by Designer and Artist Hengameh Kaghazchi-----------FREE SHIPPING within USA for a limited time.

Bouquet Silk Clutch, Etsy, $55

You don’t need a bouquet if you chose this clutch on your wedding day! The soft, silk fabric with the mustard, green and ivory colors make this a perfect Spring clutch!

For more great #ThursdayPurseday finds, visit Niche White Bridal Loft,Enchanted Dream Weddings & Affairs, Sparkle & Hay, The Charity Wedding,PeachBride, The Demoiselle, Postcards & Pretties,BrancoprataSwatchbook Weddings and Meant to be Sent


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2 Months to Go…

2 months until I’m a BRIDE! [via]

Tuesday kicked off the 2 month countdown to the big day, and boy, am I ready! I’m at the point in my planning where all that’s left are the boring, essential little details I’ve put off. As you remember, I had a bit of a shuttle issue earlier, but I’m happy to report that has been resolved! We found a company that will rent out sprinter vans and charge us ONLY for the hours we need it! A radical concept, I know 🙂 We also found a fabulous limo company that is giving us a wonderful deal to cart the lovely bridal party in style around Charleston to take photos! However, now we must tackle the seating chart, the accommodations and the welcome bags. Not horrible tasks, but daunting ones none the less. So isntead of boring ya’ll with those, I’m showcasing some more decor, venue and look inspiration boards! Oh and keep your eyes peeled, I’m going to be posting pictures of our invites AND venue soon!


Bright Bridesmaids

[Images: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5]

My Look Part 2

My Wedding Look Part 2

[Images 1, 2, 3 and 40

My Venue

Venue Inspiration

I’m seriously getting SO excited for the big day!


Filed under Claire Elliot Wedding, Inspiration Weddings

Tuesday Shoesday: A Little Bit of Kate

Who doesn’t love Kate Spade? Seriously, I’ve yet to meet a fashion minded woman who’s scoffed at this well-known trendy designer. Her designs are unique but classic, whimsical but sophisticated, embellished yet timeless. Her shoes provide a vacation from the ordinary, they give your outfit a whole new breath of life. As you can tell, I’m a wee bit obsessed. Today, for this lovely [trying to remain optimistic] Tuesday, I am revisiting this fabulous designer and showing off some of my new-found favorites. If only money grew on trees…



and the finale…

Such a luxurious shoe, don’t you think?

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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Marvelous Monday: Dress of the Day

I’m really getting into this whole ‘dress of the day’ category, it gives me another reason to stalk gorgeous wedding gowns every day! This next gown is simple, yet sophisticated, with a flattering shape and flirty floral sash! Better yet? It’s made by my favorite retailer, J Crew! I love their wedding gowns because they are made of wearable fabrics like cotton, soft satin and taffeta and are perfect for a modern bride who is having a spring or summer outdoor wedding!

Aren’t the buttons so cute? Oh, and even better, the dress is only $1,500 so you can look beautiful and still remain in budget!


Filed under Bridal wear, Dress of the Day, Marvelous Monday

Going Dark…

So, I’m taking a big leap on Tuesday and I’m absolutely STOKED. I’m going dark…with my hair, of course! I know it’s a big gamble to dye my hair darker 2 months before the wedding, but I’ve put a lot of thought into this. I just love the way I look with dark hair! My favorite feature is my bright green eyes and when I have darker hair, they just pop! I’m not saying they don’t shine with blonde or dirty blonde hair, they are just more pronounced when I have my hair darker. I’m also a HUGE fan of dark hair/light eyes/red lips, which is the big look I’m going for on March 25th!



My inspired look:


Freaking gorgeous, right?? I’m so excited on this next big step. What are your thoughts?


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A Moment of Happiness…

I’m having a crummy day, for more reasons than I care to share right now. And I’m tired of talking about them. So instead, I’m going to show you some GORGEOUS photos of where I’ll be honeymooning 🙂 Ahh…the warm sunshine. How I long to feel you as I wander around these white sand beaches and relax in the salty ocean water.

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and my favorite…

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It’s amazing how much more relaxed I am just by looking at these photos. Where are your daydreams taking you today?


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