REAL BOUDOIR™ | chic hotness | This session single-handedly makes me want to strip down and do my own boudoir session.

REAL BOUDOIR™ | chic hotness | This session single-handedly makes me want to strip down and do my own boudoir session.

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WEDDING TRENDS | Part III | Madonna… as wedding style inspiration?

WEDDING TRENDS | Part III | Madonna… as wedding style inspiration?

Maybe you’ve seen it; maybe you’re even thinking about doing it yourself…

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WEDDING TRENDS | Part II: SHOES | You look beautiful… but your feet need some help.

WEDDING TRENDS | Part II: SHOES | You look beautiful… but your feet need some help.

First, an unsolicited public service announcement, which comes on the heels of watching and bawling over the

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WEDDING TRENDS | Part I | The Dessert Buffet: Why it Rules.

WEDDING TRENDS | Part I | The Dessert Buffet: Why it Rules.

Happy Monday, everyone!  How’s everyone holding up?  As most of you probably expected, I had a pretty fantastic Saturday, to rub it in, and then a pretty hectic Sunday, for good measure.  So I think it’s safe to say I broke even this weekend.  Good times! So… umm… I’m still a little stuck on yellow…

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FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS™ | A WEDDING PALETTE DONE RIGHT {+ some Glee love… c’mon, you know you love it.}

FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS™ | A WEDDING PALETTE DONE RIGHT {+ some Glee love… c’mon, you know you love it.}

It’s Friday, and that means I’m on day three of trying a new, slightly stronger

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WEDDING FASHION NO-NO | Pictures are forever… so don’t get caught wearing something dumb in them. {Here’s how to do it right.}

WEDDING FASHION NO-NO | Pictures are forever… so don’t get caught wearing something dumb in them. {Here’s how to do it right.}

Crocheted fingerless gloves.  Ohhhh yeeeaaaahhh. Summer’s officially over, my darlings.  You wouldn’t know it, looking out my window right now, but that’s what the people say (also, the calendar), so I’m officially in mourning.  Let’s hope that Fall (… to work in a line from Glee…) doesn’t amount to one giant ball of SUCK.

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SHORT WHITE DRESS | The bride wore braids and light white lace… | Erdem Spring 2011 RTW

SHORT WHITE DRESS | The bride wore braids and light white lace… | Erdem Spring 2011 RTW

I like coffee.  (I know, big news!)  I drink half-caff every morning, and that’s it.  I try to stay away from the strong stuff – it makes me want to cage fight a puma. 

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PERFECT PASTEL CONFETTI | buy vs DIY | Also, the end of summer is upon us and people have gone insane. Specifically this morning.

PERFECT PASTEL CONFETTI | buy vs DIY | Also, the end of summer is upon us and people have gone insane. Specifically this morning.

This post is about confetti.  Trust.  But first, a massive digression, in the form of a story. 

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I ADORE THIS | Ruffled DIY Ice Cream Piñata + Marchesa fresh off the runway… guess which ONE I like, of the entire line?

I ADORE THIS | Ruffled DIY Ice Cream Piñata + Marchesa fresh off the runway… guess which ONE I like, of the entire line?

Happy Monday, bubalas!  Did ya miss me?  Awww, I’m assuming that was a collective yes from all of you, so I’m blushing.  By the way, OMGILOVETHISDIYICECREAMPIÑATASOMUCH. But first, here are a couple of *interesting* dresses by Marchesa from my town’s recent runway shows. 

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FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS™ | Sept 17 | ACK! DIY red heart wedding cake topper! And other awesome wedding items and ideas. Plus, what I consider the most hilarious video.

FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS™ | Sept 17 | ACK! DIY red heart wedding cake topper! And other awesome wedding items and ideas. Plus, what I consider the most hilarious video.

Hey, peoples!  How are you doing this gorgeous (at least where I am) Friday morning?  Are you at work?  Are you at home?  Are you nursing?  Are you walking the dogs?  Well stop…

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ROCKSTAR WEDDING DRESSES | … do you have the balls? | Also, my aaaaallergies.

ROCKSTAR WEDDING DRESSES | … do you have the balls? | Also, my aaaaallergies.

Monique Lhuillier said something very, very special about her Spring 2011 RTW line a few days ago… “We have the angelic side, and the naughty side.” Naturally, the naughty side shall be featured here.  Where else?  (; But first let’s talk about my face for a minute here before we get too deep into any [...]

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BEST WEDDING VIDEO EVER | In-laws, take note.

BEST WEDDING VIDEO EVER | In-laws, take note.

So, I hinted about this a short while ago on the ol’ acebook-Fay (yeah, I just Pig Latined that ish).  A friend brought this excellence to my attention, and I thank her.  Because it is EPICNESS.  I fully expect this to go viral.  I’m calling it, right now.

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FRESH CUT FLOWERS IN LETTERED MUGS | making a statement, literally | “L. O. V. E.”

FRESH CUT FLOWERS IN LETTERED MUGS | making a statement, literally | “L. O. V. E.”

So!  Tomorrow I’ll be bringing you

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BOUQUET LOVE | a meaningful wedding | A simple gathering of flowers can transport you to another time in your life.

BOUQUET LOVE | a meaningful wedding | A simple gathering of flowers can transport you to another time in your life.

Isn’t it amazing, how one look at something, or one whiff, can transport you back to a previous time or event in your life?  There was a time, waaaay waaaay back when I was a wee babe, and I got into an accident. 

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RUSTIC WEDDING IDEAS | Anthropologie centerpiece mugs | Those details you wanted from my Style Me Pretty guest post! (+ my MacBook Pro review)

RUSTIC WEDDING IDEAS | Anthropologie centerpiece mugs | Those details you wanted from my Style Me Pretty guest post! (+ my MacBook Pro review)

Hmm.  My titles are getting too long. Ok, so, as many of you know, I recently purchased a hella expensive, hella worth it MacBook Pro.  Yup, all 17″ of it – worth it.  Except for one thing. 

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STAY ORGANIZED | The best way to keep track of your RSVP cards… for your eyes only.

STAY ORGANIZED | The best way to keep track of your RSVP cards… for your eyes only.

If you’re about to release your RSVP cards into the wild, drop what you’re doing!  Before you make another move, think about this: what are you going to do if you get a few unidentifiable replies?  Well, here’s a quick and easy solution that’ll put your mind at ease. You’ve undoubtedly put a lot of [...]

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WEDDING PROP LOVE | pastel mustaches!!! | Smitten Sticks from Le Papier Studio

WEDDING PROP LOVE | pastel mustaches!!! | Smitten Sticks from Le Papier Studio

Found these little gems on Etsy in a shop called Le Papier Studio.  How ADORABLE are these?!  Designed by the very creative Vana Chupp, they’re a girlified version of what has become quite the popular prop in wedding photography across the country.  Just add a little pastel to anything, and look what you get.  Heck, [...]

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DIY LOVE | THIS WEEK’S UNIQUE DETAILS WEDDING | Plus, when it comes to defending your honor, does your man choose fight or flight?

DIY LOVE | THIS WEEK’S UNIQUE DETAILS WEDDING | Plus, when it comes to defending your honor, does your man choose fight or flight?

This darling wedding, shot by the very talented husband and wife team of Brooke Courtney Photography, completely captured my heart, and for a very specific reason.  You see, sweetie and I

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On Self-Love.

On Self-Love.

↓ This about says it. ↓ via Mayra Tinoco Just had to add this post today.  It’s too pretty and too true not to, right? xoxo!  – Alison

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FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS™ | Sept 10 | STDs, a succulent kitten (YUP), ruffled linens, DIY love letters, white wedding, cake alts, new “first look” idea…

FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS™ | Sept 10 | STDs, a succulent kitten (YUP), ruffled linens, DIY love letters, white wedding, cake alts, new “first look” idea…

Hey!  Happy Friday, peoples!  How’s everybody doing today? Ok so I realized something on Thursday.

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INTIMATE TALK | Need this in my life… and you need it on your wedding night.

INTIMATE TALK | Need this in my life… and you need it on your wedding night.

Speaking of boudoir shoots… Amandine Chemise Something about it… I don’t know what it is… but something, it’s got me.  I think it’s the detailing.  The gorgeous, gorgeous detailing.  And that neckline.  Oooohhh how I love a good neckline. And if you’re a two piece kind of girl, you can always opt for the Amandine [...]

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OMG INVITATIONS | The colors, the fonts, the everything.

OMG INVITATIONS | The colors, the fonts, the everything.

Hey everybody! Happy Tuesday! How were your holiday weekends? Ironically, mine was full of labor, with only a few breaks.

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