SCALLOPED & SPARKLING | Nude palette love, sprinkled with scalloped edging and chic ways to shimmer. Also, OMG what the crap is going on in our building.

Ok.  When I say you’re never going to believe what my honey found this morning when he took the pup downstairs for a walk, I mean it – you’re NEVER going to believe it.

And you know what?  I don’t even think I should talk about it.  It’s too gross.  It’s not something you talk about – even something I’d talk about – on a wedding blog.

So nope, I’m not going to ruin your morning with this news.

NUMBER 2.  HE FOUND NUMBER 2.  … And I’m not talking about some character in a Double 007 film.

And here’s another fun fact… it was *not* the puppy kind.

And it was IN THE STAIRWELL.  Where you put your nice work shoes.  Where you have to go, in order to get out of your building.  We don’t have our ropes with us, so we couldn’t repel down the side of the building.  But oh my laaawd did we want to today.

So, OOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHH MYYYYYYY GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH, you guys.  We are positively. reeling. over this.

He, and the rest of the hard-working young professionals who pay a pretty penny to live in what we consider a pretty freaking good building, in a pricey enough neighborhood, with good people in it, who expect a really high level of quality and safety for what we all pay…

… he and all these people discovered a pile of crap when they descended the stairs to go to work this morning.  WTF?

If you’re wondering – yes, we have sooo brought it to the attention of management.  So did other dwellers here.  And yes, we have requested that cameras be installed at this point, because in the month or so that we’ve been living here, there have been other weird instances that brought questions and concerns.  But this was most definitely the crap that broke the camel’s back.

Can you guys believe this?  Probably not, because it’s not to be believed.  It just isn’t.  It’s not supposed to happen.  This is a locked building. This is a good area.  There’s a reason we live here, and that’s to AVOID S*** like this.  Sadly, I mean that literally.

By the way, as long we’re questioning things right now, I might add – why on the step half-way between the lower and upper floors?  Whyyyyyyyyy.  That is straight-up OUT IN THE OPEN, y’all.  That takes cojones.  On another note, I have this weird, really unsettling feeling that it’s one of the people in the sole rent-controlled craptastic, in-shambles apartment of this building, which is located on the first floor.  (The **** was found between the first and lobby floors.)  I haven’t seen one homeless man around here, and the first floor smells funky every other day.  That’s the extent of my detective work.

Aaaaaaanyway, now that I’ve sufficiently grossed you out on this fine Tuesday, let’s talk wedding!  (Thanks for letting me vent.  You guys rule the school and all its inhabitants.)

I’m a sucker for scalloped edges and subtle – and, on occasion, but rarely, all-over – sparkle in my clothing.  Never used to be this way, but screw it, I am now, and I fully embrace it.  And when I imagine a bitchin’ reception ensemble, here’s what I come up with…


ASOS Pique Chelsea Scalloped Shift Dress

Addie Brooch & Tulle Headband by Untamed Petals

Warehouse Scalloped Dress

The glory of Valentino.  Le sigh.

{Via Kelly Oshiro’s Santa Barbara Chic.  Photo by Jessica Skog}

ASOS REVIVE Beaded Scalloped Hem Dress

LuLu’s Chinese Laundry Hot Hot Glitter Blush Peep Toe Platform Pumps

Forever Unique Scalloped Organza Bandeau Dress

For those of you planning a more casual wedding, and looking to rock a playful but stunning flat, check these ↴

LuLu’s Not Rated South Beach Gold Glitzy Get on Board Flats

(Helloooo fabulous!)

So, what do you think?  About the pretty, not the poopoo.  Well, you can comment on that, too.  In fact, I encourage it, because I’m feeling really weirded out and want to know if we’re alone in this.  So if anyone else has experienced something similar in their apartment or neighborhood, by all means, share your story.

On the fashion front: do you like a sprinkling of scalloped edges, or sparkle, in your weddings?  If not, what’s your indulgence, style-wise?

xoxo!  – Alison

P.S. – they removed it.  It’s gone now, with only a humongous stain to torture all of us with its memory.  Ugh.

Label(s): Color, White, {Fashion}

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  1. Emma on March 8, 2011

    I totally, totally love the ASOS REVIVE Beaded Scalloped Hem Dress…am going to start saving pennies for it right now :) x

  2. lizzie on March 8, 2011

    oh WOW those shoes! fantastic picks! i love the sparkley loafers at the bottom, you and your fantastic taste!

  3. Mel {The Oceanside Bride} on March 8, 2011

    Woahhhh- Love this!!! Loving those hot glitter heels!

  4. Shannon on March 8, 2011

    Whoa, that’s gross! I have heard my fair share of poop jokes, but when it becomes a reality, well, that’s just craptastic. Who poops in a stairwell? Really!

    On a happier note, I want those flats and the headband! So fun! I guess I’m more sparkle than scallop. :)

  5. First, so sorry about the discovery this morning! I feel your pain, I live in an apartment complex where this has happened several times. Not ok!!!

    Second, those Valentino shoes are amazing! And I’m loving all the scalloped dreses. Great picks!!

  6. Hahaha, I found this post very entertaining- both the pretty AND the POOPOO.
    Ew! I can’t believe someone would have the courage to do that. Can you imagine if they were caught?!

    …what if it was one of the residents you THOUGHT you knew… who SEEMED normal… but really had a poopoo fetish… scary!!!
    I hope you will not encounter that again… to be safe, though, you should all take turns in a nightly poo watch! Okay I’m done.

    As for the dresses- LOVE the scalloped edge! And those loafers by LuLu’s… I must have… now…

  7. Anna[Nüage Mulberry] on March 8, 2011

    Trés gross on the poo! But loooving the scallops and shimmers. I too use to not be into the girly fru fru stuff, but now I am and embracing it as well.

    Love it all! Except the poo.

  8. erin * sparkle & hay on March 8, 2011

    you know i love each and every one of these right???!!! (EXCEPT the poo!! SO BEYOND GROSS!!!)

  9. Courtney on March 8, 2011

    I don’t even know what to say about the poopoo. That’s just beyond weird/creepy. What a way to start the day!
    The scalloped and glittery-ness of this post does make me happy though and for that, I’m very thankful.

  10. Alicia @CharityWedding on March 8, 2011

    OMG. That made me nauseous. It reminds me of when I was in college and all sorts of s*** would be found in dorm hallways/stairwells. Which is much more reasonable as these were highly intoxicated 18yr olds inhabiting the place. Puke and poop were common but one day they shut down the entire stairway because someone found a cow’s head. A cow’s head, yep you read that right. Where do you get one, why do you get one?!? It made us realize we weren’t living with just idiotic drunks but perhaps someone with actual issues! Luckily I didn’t live in that dorm so I was safe among puke and poop. So don’t you feel a little better now?

  11. great finds!!!! i wonder if the #2 was from a straggler from boken st. pattys?

  12. megan on March 8, 2011

    OK. First, let me just say that you finding that in your stairwell is SO gross. Ewww. I work in dowtown Atlanta, where there are a good amount of homeless people. Because of homeless people using our street level bathrooms, and leaving digusting messes behind, the maintenance guy started locking said bathrooms. Well, you can imagine these homeless people were not happy at all about this new occurence…so they started pooping, yes pooping, right outside the front doors to the building. Double eww. So this is not that startling for me to read.
    Second-I wish you had never showed me these shoes from Lulu’s. I went on to buy them and they don’t have my size :(( So adorable…

  13. The Demoiselle on March 8, 2011

    and that’s when you just know NYC is over. i know i’ve blasphemed but we found pee in our stairwell once and though tons of ppl have puppies in our building it was a consensus that this guy on the 4th floor was to blame. CRAZY. p.s. scalloped dresses? yes, please. thx.

  14. postcards and pretties on March 8, 2011

    I think I just threw up a little. That is f’n GROSS!!
    but in the upside the scallop dress i Love!

  15. Koru Kate on March 8, 2011

    I want those glitter peep toes heels sooooo much! I would love to be able to walk in them too but that’s another matter.

    & speaking to your awful discovery this morning, my Mom manages a nice apartment building in a beautiful city & this happened there. They installed a camera & it was a resident!! Ugh. Nightmare. I hope your issue is resolved quickly!!!

  16. Lauren Elise on March 8, 2011

    Wow, now that’s a story! So not a laughing matter but I was cracking up. Who does such a thing? I definitely was analyzing like you, why in the middle of the staircase, why not in a corner or behind something? I definitely had assumed the dog was to blame for your woes but definitely didn’t expect this.

    I want both of those glitter shoes! I’m oddly obsessed with glitter too even though I feel like I shouldn’t be, must embrace it. I don’t think I could survive a few steps in those heels though…5″!!!! But I’ve been looking for a glitter flat like this so you read my mind!

  17. Lena on March 8, 2011

    LOVE that Warehouse scalloped dress, and those gorgeous little Valentinos-they’re exactly what you need to recover from this morning’s…discovery?

    We had some neighbor crap go down recently (not literally poop, but a knife is pretty damn bad), and we just up and moved. Keep talking to management-every day-whenever there’s a problem, and hopefully you can irritate them into taking action.

    In the meantime, find a pair of rubber overshoes for hubby?

  18. Brancoprata on March 8, 2011

    OMG the dresses OMG the shoes OOOOOMMMMMGGGG what the hell happened in your building? … That is so strange… To say the least!!!!!! But i do love the dresses and shoes!!!!!

  19. Kim @BrideGoggles on March 9, 2011

    This post made my heart skip a beat! Well, except for the poop part (which was just gross) but I forgot about that as I drooled over your dress and shoe picks. I want them all!!!


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