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Anthropologie Crush!

On my day off on Wednesday, I decided to stroll around 3rd St. Promenade.  One store I stopped into is Anthropologie.  I must say I love the unique clothing they bring into their store!  They offer so many colorful options it’s crazy.  2 things I am crushing on right now:

Lacepaint dress by Hunter Dixon.  $228 at Anthropologie

Lacepaint dress by Hunter Dixon. $228 at Anthropologie

Hunter Dixon dress

As soon as my eye caught this dress I wanted to try it on.  It was so eye catching, feminine, and yelling SPRING!  I would pair this with silver pumps, pearl earrings or silver simple earrings. You can wear this to a wedding, brunch or even a baby shower.  I wasn’t familiar with who Hunter Dixon is, but then I saw she is a current contestant on Fashion Star.  I hope she wins!

Rafe Tote

I love the colors on this tote! It’s perfect for the weekend, the beach or a mini getaway!

Rafe tote, Anthropologie

Rafe tote, Anthropologie

Both of these would spice up any look and the key is to have these as the focal point since they are both busy prints.  Enjoy these looks and if you buy them feel free to share your looks!

A Soolip Wedding

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Photos by Stacy Gardner & Scott Clark

On Saturday, March 3rd, I had the opportunity to attend A Soolip Wedding event.  Am I getting married? Well, my boyfriend wasn’t in attendance due to cold feet (just kidding), but I did go solo to check out some of the best wedding resources all under one roof!  I enjoy planning things, so maybe the next thing will be a wedding for someone else if not mine?

Held at the beautiful Bel Air Bay club in Pacific Palisades, I knew I was in for a wonderful day when I pulled up to valet with a Rolls Royce sitting outside the club for all attendees to view.  Produced by Wanda Wen, A Soolip Wedding is well known as one of the wedding industry’s must go-to events and is essential for soon-to-be-wed couples, wedding planners or anyone looking for inspired event resources.  The theme was “Crystal Showers, Eternal Flowers” where 60+ vendors featured distinguished wedding amenities.

Some highlights from the event were dazzling pieces from America’s most established jeweler, Black, Starr & Frost, a fashion show with amazing wedding gowns of avant-garde bridal couture line, St. Pucchi, and smooth dance tunes from Elan artists.  There were tasty bites and drinks from Good Gracious! Events, Charm City Cakes  and other catering companies.  Sponsors of the event include Warner Bros. Special Events, Town & Country, The Knot and Utterly Engaged.  Overall, I had such a great time and definitely left with some new ideas for weddings that I share with all my brides to be! So who is ready to plan a wedding?

The New Five-Year Plan

Always trying to add more spice to my blog, I’ve decided to start a monthly series with some “he said, she said” commentary.  I’ve teamed up with my good friend, Kyle (Cougar) Hjelmesesth who has style, flavor, and a sharp mind.  We’ll disucss anything and everything in between that tickles our fancy. What a great way to start it off by talking about something we all love, relationships! 
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 Glamour.com wrote an article centered around Judd Apatow’s movie called The Five-Year Engagement coming out in 2012.  Would you be engaged for five years?
The act of getting engaged.  Many women and men look forward to that amazing moment when that happens.  That means planning a wedding and setting a date.  How long should an engagement be? Each couple is different and they should decide amongst themselves the duration.  So is a five year engagement too long?
I’ve never been engaged – however, I wouldn’t mind if my engagement was five years.  Some may say there must be something wrong or why wait so long, but why not? Granted if there was a close relative that really wanted to see you married sooner than later or some circumstance where the engagement would have to be a short time frame (religion, baby, work, etc) that’s understandable. Society creates the idea that a relationship should be a certain length before you get engaged, and that an engagement should be a certain length. Who’s making the rules for your relationship?
I feel that the length of your engagement in no way determines the success of your marriage, or frankly anything else.  What does it really mean to be engaged?  Is it you have the urge to get married ASAP so that’s why you get engaged?  It’s the period between your proposal and marriage and it’s what you make of it.  Since I am open-minded to the idea of getting engaged and married it’s not a deal breaker if it doesn’t happen.  I asked some of my friends who are single, married, in between relationships, confused or divorced the same question and the unanimous answer was no – just move it and do it.  Am I the slow one or alone in thinking it’s OK?
I’m a big-time planner and maybe I need 5 years to plan the wedding so I don’t stress out.  Or there’s the dream place to get married and it isn’t available until 5 years from now.  Who knows?  If and when the time comes and the question gets popped, maybe instead of saying the wanted answer I’ll respond with “Yes, are you open to the 5 year plan?”
 Kyle’s Thoughts
The real question is would I still want to marry you if you waited for me for five years?!  Just my two cents, but I don’t know if I could respect a woman who waited five years to marry any guy who had the balls to pop the question, and no follow through. Read more

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