VERA WANG PRIVATE PEEK + WTF, ASHLEY? | I like pretty dresses. I don’t like girls who beg boys to date them.

VERA WANG PRIVATE PEEK + WTF, ASHLEY? | I like pretty dresses. I don’t like girls who beg boys to date them.

Sigh.  Hoowwwww to start off today’s post.  I am going to be slamming Vera Wang dresses into your faces, today-style – as in, in this post – but here’s what I’ve been struggling with all morning and afternoon… I had considered just skipping all the crappity crap that’s transpired as of late… even as of [...]

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GLITZY GLAMOROUS DRESS LOVE | Vera Wang Sneak Peek + Memorial Day Weekend + McPuppyPants.

GLITZY GLAMOROUS DRESS LOVE | Vera Wang Sneak Peek + Memorial Day Weekend + McPuppyPants.

Happy Friday, cuddlywuddlies!  Ok, so I just twitter polled y’all to see if it was even worth it to blog today, given the long weekend, and you guys like totally said yes so I like totally am doing it! However.

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RUSTIC DIY MILL WEDDING | Where simplicity meets succulents meets pies meets amazeballs meets Kim Kardashian… wait what?

RUSTIC DIY MILL WEDDING | Where simplicity meets succulents meets pies meets amazeballs meets Kim Kardashian… wait what?

So, first off, let me show you what it feels like in the city right now when you’re the kind of person who resists turning on the a/c until it’s ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY because what the heck is up with these electricity bills these days AMIRITE:

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RUFFLES, LOVE & FRUSTRATION | Something I like, something I hate, and McPuppyPants does an impression. So in other words, business as usual.

RUFFLES, LOVE & FRUSTRATION | Something I like, something I hate, and McPuppyPants does an impression. So in other words, business as usual.

Today, I’ve got to talk about something I feel pretty strongly about.  (And I’m gonna want to know if I’m alone in this feeling.)  Coupled, of course, with fashion, photography, pop culture and general wedding-related thingies.  So, a mixed bag. :) Ok, SO.  Have you heard?  

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REAL BOUDOIR | The Angel, The Devil and The Student | A soft, sultry session with affordable looks that embodies what a boudoir shoot can be. Plus, The Bachelorette.

REAL BOUDOIR | The Angel, The Devil and The Student | A soft, sultry session with affordable looks that embodies what a boudoir shoot can be. Plus, The Bachelorette.

I sat through the invasive surgery that was the season premiere of The Bachelorette last night.

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REAL WEDDING | A hail storm tried, and failed, to stop this wedding. In your FACE, Mother Nature. + Bambino :)

REAL WEDDING | A hail storm tried, and failed, to stop this wedding. In your FACE, Mother Nature. + Bambino :)

So, it’s Monday afternoon and I think it’s appropriate, first and foremost, to thank those of you who so kindly and perhaps a bit absent-mindedly predicted that I’d be raptured.  That was sweet of you, and I’m glad you think I’m angelic enough to go north instead of south.  To those of you who figured [...]

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DIY HOLLYWOOD WEDDING | Kassee + Aaron | The prettiest li’l wedding I ever did see. + Bambino blogs now.

DIY HOLLYWOOD WEDDING | Kassee + Aaron | The prettiest li’l wedding I ever did see. + Bambino blogs now.

SO! It’s Friday afternoonish (at least in nyc), and the facts are in: Pippa *may not be* a strippa, but she does have a badonkadonk (sp?) envied the world over.  ESPECIALLY in the UK.  Oh, how do I know this?  Plastic surgeons in the UK have reported a 60% upswing in the number of clients [...]

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REAL TEXAS WEDDING | Whitney + Jorge | Awesome florals, killer color, no stress and a ninja cake… + Bambino :)

REAL TEXAS WEDDING | Whitney + Jorge | Awesome florals, killer color, no stress and a ninja cake… + Bambino :)

So, yesterday’s post was all about a big important lesson on stress and how it’s like so totally ridiculous and you should probably stop it.  Well, today’s wedding,

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BOUQUETS AND DO-OVERS | Stressing out about your wedding day? SHHH. Stop it. Not worth it. Here’s why.

BOUQUETS AND DO-OVERS | Stressing out about your wedding day? SHHH. Stop it. Not worth it. Here’s why.

This process is pretty addictive, right?  Sunshine and lollipops and moonbeams and everything.  Correct?  That how wedding planning is going for you? I mean, of course, yes, wedding planning and all that goes with it can get a teensy weensy little bit overwhelming and hectic at times, I guess.  Wellllll maybe it’s more like

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CANDY-COATED LOVE SHOOT | Why not match your fashion, decor and surroundings to your “couple personality?” I say DO IT | by Simply Bloom Photography

CANDY-COATED LOVE SHOOT | Why not match your fashion, decor and surroundings to your “couple personality?” I say DO IT | by Simply Bloom Photography

Real Housewives of New Jersey attacked my eyes again last night.  Please, someone teach me how to resist, without canceling our Bravo feed entirely. In other news, you guys are gonna get *real quick* why I love this engagement shoot.  It should be rather apparent

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REAL BOUDOIR | Kim Kardashian meets the dark side, with hints of gold, lace, glitter and tulle | If you thought you knew what a boudoir shoot is, think again.

REAL BOUDOIR | Kim Kardashian meets the dark side, with hints of gold, lace, glitter and tulle | If you thought you knew what a boudoir shoot is, think again.

Happy Monday, friendlies!  Hope you had a nice weekend!  Aright enough niceties… First off – sigh, I know, “Kim Kardashian, Alison?  Really?”  I know, I know.  I get it.  Someone who’s career launched out of a sex video, and who keeps that career going by knowingly exploiting that very thing that made her famous but [...]

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RUSTIC DESERT WEDDING | Kari + Judson | If you want something badly enough, hold out and you just might get it.

RUSTIC DESERT WEDDING | Kari + Judson | If you want something badly enough, hold out and you just might get it.

↑ this in a second, but first… LOL ↴

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E-SESSION FASHION + CREATIVITY | Ingredients: your proposal story + Izze drinks + super cute, super *affordable* dresses. Also, I was right; Hayden P. has a tiny vahiny.

E-SESSION FASHION + CREATIVITY | Ingredients: your proposal story + Izze drinks + super cute, super *affordable* dresses. Also, I was right; Hayden P. has a tiny vahiny.

Because sex with a human chipmunk seems hot on paper but in reality it’s an unforgiving game of just-the-tip for the rest of your life, diminutive actress Hayden Paahhneehtiehrrhe and professional huge person/boxer Wladimir Klitschko have called it splitsville today.

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THE GAME OF TEA PARTY YOU WANT TO PLAY | I heart swiss dot dresses, pretty place settings and cake perfection. I don’t heart Pregnant in Heels. Plus… Bambino :)

THE GAME OF TEA PARTY YOU WANT TO PLAY | I heart swiss dot dresses, pretty place settings and cake perfection. I don’t heart Pregnant in Heels. Plus… Bambino :)

As I sit here, awash in my newest set of *concerns* after watching the latest episode of Rosie Pope’s “Pregnant in Heels” last night, I wonder something.  Well, I wonder two things.  The less apropos is how in the eff a baby is going to escape what seems to be the choke-hold grip my ya-ya [...]

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SIMPLE CHIC WEDDING | Elegantly Rocking a Theme | Sparkly Shoes & A+ Advice from a Calm, Cool, Collected Couple. …Also, Pippa’s a Strippa.

SIMPLE CHIC WEDDING | Elegantly Rocking a Theme | Sparkly Shoes & A+ Advice from a Calm, Cool, Collected Couple. …Also, Pippa’s a Strippa.

So, have you heard?  Apparently Pippa’s a strippa.  Well, that’s what they’re saying anyway.  Oh, who’s they?  They is everyone who will for the rest of their lives be closely monitoring the Middleton family over the next century and beyond, praying for the slightest slip-up or nip-slip that will write them a check for financial [...]

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TOP DRESS PICKS, COLOR EDITION | Lessons from The Knotty Mommy on How to Look Pretty, Even When You’re Not *Feeling* Pretty {Help with Your Bridesmaids’ and Your Personal Style Choices}

TOP DRESS PICKS, COLOR EDITION | Lessons from The Knotty Mommy on How to Look Pretty, Even When You’re Not *Feeling* Pretty {Help with Your Bridesmaids’ and Your Personal Style Choices}

It’s about midday here in nyc and there’s really only one thing dominating my mind on this sunny afternoon. 

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JOSE VILLA WORKSHOP | Lavender & Twine brings us stunning wedding inspiration that rivals that of the Royals. OH SNAP.

JOSE VILLA WORKSHOP | Lavender & Twine brings us stunning wedding inspiration that rivals that of the Royals. OH SNAP.

↑ yawn Hey lovers!  After yesterday, you may be asking – how does one attempt to top a once-in-a-lifetime letterpress giveaway?  Surely this can’t be done.  And to that I’d say, uhhh, have you seen today’s shoot?  And don’t call me Shirley. 

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ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER AMAZEBALLS GIVEAWAY | Happy Cinco de Mayo, friendlies! The Aerialist Press has a ginormous present for you…

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER AMAZEBALLS GIVEAWAY | Happy Cinco de Mayo, friendlies! The Aerialist Press has a ginormous present for you…

This giveaway is now closed. Prepare to have your pants crapped, Cinco-de-Mayo-style.  … Little side thingie though before we get started: Honey and I were wondering something recently, and I’d like your thoughts on the matter regardless of whether or not you’re entering today’s giveaway… After their ceremony, when Prince William and Princess Catherine retreated [...]

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FORTUNE COOKIE PINATA WEDDING? + SARAH SEVEN WINNER | Enge + AJ | Ohhhhh goodness I loves this post.

FORTUNE COOKIE PINATA WEDDING? + SARAH SEVEN WINNER | Enge + AJ | Ohhhhh goodness I loves this post.

First things first: OMGOD, I’m so glad the naming ceremony went over well with you guys yesterday.  Because I was seriously scurrrred.  And I ain’t never scurrrred, like so many rap stars, so, yeah, THANKS FOR LIKING IT.  And by the way, we kept the “McPuppyPants” part for you guys. :)  I’ve been using it [...]

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HOW TO ROCK A RAINY DAY WEDDING | Katy + Ryan | Plus, consider McPuppyPants officially NAMED.

HOW TO ROCK A RAINY DAY WEDDING | Katy + Ryan | Plus, consider McPuppyPants officially NAMED.

SO! Big news to tell all this week, starting with today.  OMIGODLETSGETSTARTED. First off, tomorrow is, of course, the day Sarah Seven and I announce the massively fortunate Sarah Seven dress giveaway winner.  AAAAAHHHHHH I KNOW.  So… uhhh… you’ll probably want to be here, unless of course you’d rather be square.  Totes your call, as [...]

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FASHION HITS + MISSES | Grey, beige, cream dresses + a strong color heel = my current look obsession. Naked tights = not.

FASHION HITS + MISSES | Grey, beige, cream dresses + a strong color heel = my current look obsession. Naked tights = not.

Did something big happen this weekend? Ok, before we get into the meat and potatoes, aka “fashion hits,” I have a little story/question, which also happens to be the huge fashion miss of this post…  While honey and I were walking around the city on Saturday, something *special* happened.  We were waiting at the crosswalk, [...]

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