Friday, September 16, 2011


It has been unusually cold here in Columbus Ohio the past few days. Cold enough for cords and sweaters. Not typical for September weather. Here are some things I would love to get me in the mood for fall!!

This long gold tassel necklace would be adorable over a black turtleneck. Plus it's only $26!

Gold Tassel Necklace - fringe shimmer fall fashion trend necklace by petitor

I just ordered this turtleneck from Land's End Canvas and it is so comfortable. I'm tempted to order it in a few more colors since it's on sale for $24.00. Love the red for tailgating for OSU games. 

I have these pants in black and they are perfect for the winter. Warm and stretchy. I would love them in this herringbone fabric.

Minnie pant in wool herringbone


I've been lusting over these Coach boots for a while now. Too bad they carry a $450 price tag.



I've also had this fur vest on my wish list for a while now. Hoping it makes it under the tree for Christmas!


Friday, September 9, 2011

Our Engagement Photos!!!!

Our pictures are in!!!! Amy did a FANTASTIC job!!! Here are a few of my favorites! How cute is my future hubby? He was such a good sport taking pictures. 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Farewell Priscilla of Boston

I am so thankful that I wound up ordering my Priscilla of Boston wedding gown before they made the announcement that they are shutting their doors. It's very sad that they are closing after 65 years of beautiful dresses. They told me my dress will be in early- December instead of March- and that the quality will not be compromised. I'm excited to see the dress earlier than expected but am worried about finding a great alterations person. Here are some of my favorite Priscilla gowns.

This next dress was the only other dress I tried on at Priscilla. If our wedding had a different feel to it- this would have been the one. It was gorgeous!!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Budget Bridal Gowns

Here are some dresses that are under $1,000. Not too shabby for a wedding dress!

If I was having a more casual wedding I would definitely chose a LulaKate wedding gown. They are simple yet beautiful.


Bridget Gown

The collar of the Christy gown is fantastic!

Christy Gown

The Zoe gown is my favorite. 

Zoe Gown

J Crew also has a few dresses at really affordable prices. 

Taryn gown in silk chiffon

Dune gown in chiffon and organza

This is Nordstrom's version of Kate Middleton's dress. Not bad for $700!

JS Collections 'Duchess' Wedding Gown

Nicole Miller Cutout Back Crêpe de Chine Gown

Nicole Miller Cutout Back Crêpe de Chine Gown

BCBGMAXAZRIA Pleat Chiffon Mermaid Gown

Thursday, September 1, 2011


We are at the end of summer with Labor Day approaching so quickly. I can't believe how fast this summer went. It really was a great one with lots of time with great friends and family. We watched many of our wonderful friends get married and had a blast at each of their weddings. I thought I would make a blog post dedicated to coral- one of my favorite accent ideas. I have coral bedding, paintings, dishes, etc. :) 

I received these from my parents as an engagement gift and I absolutely love them and can't wait to use them. 

Painted Coral Napkins, Set of 6

These are also from Pottery Barn and on my wish list.

Coral Shaped Pillar Holder, Large, White

My favorite color green mixed with red coral? Love it!

Red Coral Reef - Throw Pillow Cover - 18" x 18" Linen Pillow Cover - Green and White Stripe Linen with Red Coral Reef Embroidery

This wall decal would look perfect in our beach themed guest room. Matches the bedding perfectly. 

Wall decals CORAL REEF BRANCH Vinyl Removable Art Stickers by Decals Murals

A charm for your wine bottle? What a great hostess gift. 

Red ocean coral wine id / bottle necklace / bottle charm - Unique handmade pieces for the wine lover in your life....

I had to include some blue coral. Another one of my favorites!

I want this bench! Saw a similar one in red coral at HomeGoods a few weeks ago and was tempted to buy it. But....we just don't have the room right now.