Friday Faves

DIY Jewel Embellished Shoes @ Love Maegan
To say I am in awe of this DIY is an understatement- amazing! You must go see the entire DIY.

Such a pretty pairing.

A Wedding in Tuscany II @ Once Wed
A Wedding in Tuscany...'nuff said.

Always remember @ Wit + Delight
I need to remember both of these... ;)

Food: Pizza Party @ Everything Fabulous
Fun idea for a girl's night in!

Saturday night is the future Mrs. A's bachelorette that I have been planning- can't wait! Pics to come on Monday. Have a great weekend!


6 from Rue Magazine Issue #6

Loving the new issue of Rue Magazine and these 6 pics are saved on my desktop for inspiration. Oh, and I would love to be served breakfast in bed with this adorable, yellow tray.  

Have you seen the new issue?

PS: I purchased this featured in Gallery Wall. Yes, I really do love all things yellow.


What I'm Wearing Wednesday: Maine bridal showers

This weekend's showers in Maine for the future Mrs. A were such fun. Saturday started with a English-themed shower (where fascinators were a must!), and Sunday was a shower brunch. Gerber daisies (the bride's fave) were the floral decor at each shower. Both had yummy food, and Sunday's had a bellini/champagne bar!

Here is what I wore.
  • I.N.C. dress from Macy's- last seen here.
  • Rose gold floral sandals from Old Navy
  • Gold studs
The future Mrs. A's festivities continue with her bachelorette party this Saturday night and a Boston-area shower next Saturday!


Summer Snapshots: Kenzi

"Soooo this may not be the prettiest photo, but this is what summer is at my (parent's) house. My younger brothers catch frogs & toads and put them in one of the little pits where our basement windows peep out. By the end of summer, we have a full-fledged 'frog pit'. They feed & water them, and it's kind of interesting to see all of the different ones they catch within our 1 acre yard! Boys will be boys, I guess!"

Thanks, Kenzi!

Email me your Summer Snapshot.


Collage: Citrus

Top L: earrings via Urban Outfitters
Top mid: Juicy Couture cosmetic case via Endless
Top R: image via Haute Design
Bottom L: image via Little Blue Deer
Middle: coasters via Pinterest
Bottom R: Cake via Anthology Magazine


Friday Faves

The Many Uses of Apothecary Jars @ The White Library
Unique, new uses- love the desk one.

Amelie | Carrie @ The Glitter Guide Tumblr
Too cute! See more Paris vs. NYC.

Balloon baby shower invitations @ Oh So beautiful Paper
An invite for those who are getting ready to pop- so clever!

Paris Fashion Week...Elena @ Vanessa Jackson
On the Street..All White Florence @ The Sartorialist
These looks couldn't be more opposite, but I am inspired by both.

A fake wishing well @ Design for Mankind
Who wouldn't want to make a wish with this in your back yard?

Inviting the President to your wedding @ The Oceanside Bride
She invited the Obamas to her wedding after getting engaged there in 2009 at his inauguration. The White House sent back a reply- how special!

Tomorrow, I am off to Maine for 2 showers for the future Mrs. A. 
Have a great weekend! 


In the Right Direction

I love the earrings that Rachel Zoe featured in the "arrow minded" The Zoe Report on July 18th. While she also featured a splurge Anito Ko version and a steal version by House of Harlow, I began looking for more arrow accessories. I had seen this Etsy bracelet on another blog recently, and now I find myself searching for my perfect arrowed piece.  Here are some at various options that pique my interest.

What direction would you go?


What I'm Wearing Wednesday

Today I am stepping out of the office for a work event in downtown Boston. I never really get the chance to be out of the office much, so I take advantage by dressing up a bit more than I normally do! I have been waiting for the perfect look and wanting to post a WIWW wearing this beautiful necklace I won from Naina at STYLE'N. Isn't it just gorgeous!?

I am wearing:
What are you wearing today?


Weekend scenes: Riverfest 2011

Food carts...

we went for lobster rolls!

Beautiful day by the water.

Amanda's cool nails.

My brother & dad.

Shock Top

Evening boats & lighted palm tree.
Warding away mosquito bites on her feet!

See 2009 & 2010 here!


Tonight's Dinner: Spicy Cod & Tomatoes

I starred this Real Simple recipe email in my Gmail last week, and tonight I decided to make it.  Being culinarily challenged, the small ingredient list, fast cook time, and that it's in one pot was right up my alley. I also love summer squash.

I made a few edits. The recipe called for halibut, but Southie Stop & Shop didn't have, so I went with cod...very New England! The recipe called for jalepenos and diced tomatoes; I decided to get zesty chile spicy tomatoes- killing 2 birds with 1 stone!  I recipe suggested red onion, but it gives me heartburn, so I went with a yellow onion.

Had to do a little improvising here...not to self: need a larger pan!

I was worried that the cod wasn't fully cooked, so I left it on the stove about 5 minutes longer than the recipe said. Overall, the dish was delicious and very easy. I have 3 meals of leftovers too! 


Friday Faves

Bernhard Lang and his aerial views @ Bliss blog
Aren't these so cool?

Loving this right now.

Glamping it up @ Amy Atlas Blog
Now this is my kind of "camping"...

Malibu Vineyard Wedding @ 100 Layer Cake
What a gorgeous venue, dress, photo!

Marcela at Paris Men's Fashion Week 2012 @ Vanessa Jackson
Fresh, effortless whites- love the top & earrings.

Oceanside Dreams @ this is glamorous
Can't get enough nautical style.

Packing list: Grado, Italy @ Lox Papers
And I'll take this trip to Italy and this packed suitcase, please!

Have a great weekend!  I am off to Riverfest up in Newburyport (see past weekends in 2009 and here in 2010) and my bff from Cuse, Amanda is visiting!