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I’m back! And, I am married!

Yep! I missed a lot while I was gone.

But between work, the wedding, honeymoon, and moving – it was like I had just focus on little tiny pieces, one at a time.  So, some of the things I appreciate most – like writing this blog – fell to the side.

But, it is all over now.  Feels fantastic!  But, I have to say – I am so glad that I am only doing a wedding once.   Wowza.  Am I right married ladies in the audience?  Sheesh!  It wasn’t really the planning that freaked me out.  It was the personal pressure…Make sense?

Anyway, my photographers are busily working on my photos – but I was so curious, they sent me a few just to keep me sane.

And, by “they” I mean – Erica Nix and Whitney Lee from Whitney Lee Photography.   These women are FANTASTIC.  So fun, so professional, so outgoing and creative.  Hearts to them.  The photographer is so darn important – I mean, it is really all you have left from the wedding after it is over.  And, truthfully, I was so freaked walking down the aisle, I didn’t even “see” anything.  So, when they sent me these photos – it was the first time I actually absorbed the decorations.

I will blog later about the whole deal…caterers, wedding designer, wedding coordinator, venues, videographer, DJs, string quartet, etc etc.  For now, just a taste.

 

Ceremony Space – photo by Whitney Lee

 

Fringe during the day – Photo by Whitney Lee

 

Ceremony “Fans” – Photo by Whitney Lee

 

More and more and more later.  But in the meantime – check out the ladies at Whitney Lee and my amazingly creative designer Liz from The Nouveau Romantics.  Also, check out my locations Botticelli’s South Congress and Kimber Modern Hotel.  All incredible folks!

XOXOX

Photoshoot with Sarah Stacey from Sarah Stacey Design and Sandy Carson

Something that I used to do more of when I lived in Los Angeles, and definitely want to do more of here in Austin, is style photoshoots.

I got the awesome opportunity to work with my friend and wine drinking partner,  Sarah Stacey and a fantastic photographer named Sandy Carson a few weeks back.  We got the images back and I am pretty pleased with the way the clothing looks.  We had a great time pulling and doing the fitting the day before.  One word – mimosas!

Gotta say that it TOTALLY helps that Sarah is completely photogenic, easy to work with, adventurous and has a great eye (she’s an interior designer afterall).  And Sandy is a totally freaking amazing photographer.  So fun and relaxed and had such great ideas.  Check out his website here.  You can get to Sarah’s interior design blog here.  And you can access the website for her interior design business – Sarah Stacey Design here.

Thanks for lookin’!

XOXO

Vintage Shopping Trip and Brunch and Bloody Mary’s at Contigo.

It’s no secret, I love vintage clothing.  I love shopping.  Thus, I love vintage shopping.

Also, I love brunch. I love bloody Mary’s and I love the weather right now.  Got to sit outside at the fantastic Contigo yesterday morning, eat an amazing brunch, gossip with a good friend and consume a delish bloody Mary.

Then I went vintage shopping.  So, yeah – yesterday was pretty much a perfect day for me!  What a great Sunday!

Vintage clothing is often times MUCH more affordable than even the cheap chain stores.  You find one of a kind, special pieces – many handmade.  The construction is more thoughtful, and sturdy than a lot of things today.  People didn’t have thousands of tee shirts, and jeans and dresses. (financially modest)  Anyone that has lived in an old home can tell you that – no closet space!  They had a few key pieces that needed to last.  (inexpensive) And, because vintage pieces are old – the cotton is often softer, jeans are already broken in and pieces have much more character.  (budget friendly)  And, perhaps most importantly – vintage shops and boutiques are usually locally owned, mom and pop stores.

If you mix your old with new, you won’t feel quite as costume-y.

Last weekend I went to a “Yard Sale” put on by several vintage shops around town.  It was awesome. This is what I got while I was there:

This little short sleeve sweater with the CUTEST little smiley face buttons.  PS wasn’t even $10.

And, this little button down shirt.  Super soft, fitted, cute little nautical themed throw on with skinnies and topsiders.  Totally tom-boyish.  Thought it would cute under a sweater with the fly collar sticking out.. Less than $10.

Last but not least, the piece de resistance.  This gorgeous camel colored coat.  Or, is it a cape?  Cape/coat…  Honestly, I don’t know exactly what it is – but it is dressy and in perfect condition and was very cheap (less than $30).  So Grace Kelly!

Anyway..  There ya have it.  My latest vintage finds..

Happy Monday!

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