Wedding Trends 2013: Braided Tresses

braid cover

Happy Friday Everyone!

I hope you had a fabulous week. I am super excited for this weeks Wedding Trend and have been waiting all week to share it with you. I love love braids and I love how they are becoming a main staple for wedding hair in 2013…they’re all over the place! Braids are so playful and delicate, whimsical and dainty, it’s no wonder they are so popular for weddings. There are many ways you can incorporate

There are many ways you can incorporate lovely braids into your wedding tresses. Check out some of our favorite inspirations.

wedding braids
{photo boards by me on Polyvore}
Til next week…for our next wedding trend of 2013
xoxo
Annaliese

Wedding Trends 2013: Mint

Minty Fresh Wedding
 
Spring is in full bloom and along with it comes Wedding Season!!…Which is why this months theme is Wedding Trends! I am in love with all the fresh Minty inspiration popping up in the wedding scenes. So cool and classy, you can showcase the minty hues in modern, vintage, or classic styled celebrations. It can be your main color throb or a fresh accent. However you choose to use it, this color is definitely here to stay all year long!
Need a little inspiration? Check out a few different ways you can whip up a little mint into your wedding.
mint inspiration
 
Stay tuned next week for another Wedding Trend here on the blog!
xoxo
Annaliese
{Boards made by me on: Polyvore : Pictures from Pintrest}

Essentials for the Baby Waiting Game

essentials for the baby waiting game

Well folks…I have been on Maternity leave for a week now and have officially started the “Baby Waiting Game”. My days are full of extra sleep since night-time sleep is touch and go, pampering, reading, lounging around, staying active,  and a few bouts of shopping both in store and online. These are a few of my favorite things as I anxiously await baby boy.

For all you “mommy-to-bes” out there, when it comes to starting maternity leave, there is hope in staying comfy, stylish and glamorous. I believe it is essential so you don’t get cabin fever or start feeling crummy about yourself. I like to mix my days with doing some baby prep errands, a little physical activity, a bit of lounging, eating, sleeping, shopping, and lots of water….and not feel bad or guilty about any of it =)

Put on some comfy cute pjs, a good robe, light a fragrant candle, prop your feet up and pop open a good read, or finish writing those thank you notes from the baby shower….this is your time…enjoy it!! Baby will be here soon!!

1. Eberjey jersey robe – Feel fabulous while walking around the house
2. Kate Spade white pearl necklace – dress up any outfit when you step out for errands or wear it around the house
3. Target Tech accessory for the ipad – Give your ipad a facelift and make it more fun when you do your e-shopping
4. Topshop cream nail polish – Because everyone needs a classic manicure. The bottle is too cute!
5. John Robshaw Gold Thank You Stationery (Set of 10) – spend time writing letters or finishing those TY notes
6. DIPTYQUE ‘Gardenia’ scented candle, – Fill the home with some fancy “smell goods”
7. Target Xhilaration® Junior’s Pajama Set – White – How can these PJs not make you smile?
8. Gold embossed personalized pencils in pink – Somethings pretty to write those notes or even your grocery list
9. Grace- A memoir by Grace Coddington – A very very good read

Tuesday Soirees: Ombre Cake

{image found on Colin Cowie Weddings actual design by Maggie Austin Cake}
 

I am absolutely in love with this cake! I cant stop looking at it! the beautiful ruffles, the pink ombre….detailed flowers atop….Drooling. Right. Now!

I’m begging someone to please use this as inspiration for their wedding cake!!

xoxo
Annaliese

Interested in Pintrest?

My goodness!! Welcome back me!! Sorry everybody for the dry spell. It is way to long of an explanation but just know that I missed my blog dearly.

Part of what has just recently been taking my attention away from my desire to blog is my desire to “pin”….are you all part of pintrest?? I swear it is addicting. It gives you a way to store things you stumble upon that you like, that are inspiring…things you want to “save for later” and you can pin them to your “board”.

Above is a snapshot of my pins….you can join pintrest and follow me!!

Refreshed and Lovely


{Kate spade’s tumblr & pasteled}

Its been a bit quiet in our camp the past couple weeks. I just started a new job and for the past weeks Ive been straddling two jobs because while going though my last few weeks, Ive also been working and training for my new job…so that lead to loooong days.

With everything settled down and back to having “one” regular job, I can finally get back to having a life….and getting back to refreshing my blog.

Ive been wanting to refresh the blog for a couple weeks now and just open all the windows, letting all the air and light in. Weddings are definitely one of my loves…but I really want to shine the light on other things I love.

So be prepared to see a little more variety here on the blog, not just wedding related posts, but on a plethora of subjects. You’ll start seeing more Interior styling and home making (I like to call “domesticating”) , and fashion; my favorite style icons, outfits, online stores, and who knows what else. Why the mix up? I feel like all these aspects reflect on my personality and my style and my inspirations which intern inspire my weddings and ideas….which i hope inspire you!!

I love the above image. It is so refreshing and glamorous!!

Simple steps to happiness


{moritz resl via Swissmiss}

Love this graphic by Moritz Resl…I might just need to get this for the home. Its simple, do things you like….don’t do things you don’t like. And in case you are a visual learner like myself, you will appreciate this flow chart.

But seriously, as simple as it may seem, its nice to have a reminder to: 1) keep it simple 2) and surround yourself with all things positive and all things you love.

I really want to embrace that here on the blog so we have some new stuff coming up….with the simple premise of “things we like (…and love)”

good night loves

xoxo
annaliese