Friday, February 8, 2013

pretty in pink

Anyone who knows me well, knows that I love the month of February.  I mean what's not to love.  A month practically dedicated to hearts, chocolate and the color pink!  I have come to love Valentine's Day, not for all the mushy stuff, but really for my love of hearts, flowers and really girly colors!  Also,  its my birthday month.  That means purple amethysts, irises, violets and Pisces (ok, really aquarius, but hey don't forget about us fishes!).

Since the beginning of the month, I have been dreaming of beautiful, "special" dresses.  I have been thinking about what to wear for Valentine's Day dinner or a birthday brunch with friends.  I imagined feminine details, a little bit of shine and of course some pink.  In case you are just looking for some pretty things to add to your closet, these are some of my favorites!

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I initially had been wanting to focus on dresses, but these sequin skirts from J.Crew were just too beautiful to pass up (and how amazing is it paired with a carnation tee).  The dress from BHLDN immediately caught my eye with its perfect blend of playful and sophisticated!

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Also, loving the tonals and contrasts of adding florals to dresses.  The dress from Anthropologie feels so grown-up, but with flair!

For the days when you just want to wear jeans and a white tee, these Kate Spade heels are the perfect pop of my favorite color.

“Pink is a beautiful color, because it is one of the colors that the sun makes at twilight and in the dawns.” 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

year in review

I suppose I am starting my "new year" on February 5th.  I realize that this post is a little delayed, but it has been a busy, busy January.  Though, I cannot blame the holidays, as R and I really took advantage of the time-off by having a staycation and recovering from 2012.  

Overall, though 2012 was an incredible year, full of new places, new adventures and big events, in both my personal and professional life.  The wedding was really the biggest highlight of the year (read more here, here, here and here), and all of the events that led up to it, including my bridal shower, bachelorette weekend and many visits down to Pie Ranch.  Followed shortly after by getting promoted at work, then a whirlwind summer and fall, with trips to Seattle, New Orleans, Colorado and Kansas!

I am so grateful for this amazing year, and for the many, many loved ones who I got to share it with.  Looking forward to continuing the fun times in 2013!!

Photo by Nirav Photography 

Photo by Nirav Photography

Bachelorette weekend!

Back to back trips-1st Seattle/Orcas Island and then NOLA!

Top Left Photo-How adorable is my nephew! Bottom 2 Photos-Much needed weekend away to Tahoe.

Top 2 Photos-Fall "To Do", oyster shucking in Pt. Reyes; Bottom-I actually cooked a turkey!

Top-Quick roadtrip down to LA.  Bottom-Holidays in the city

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