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Friday, December 31, 2010

pretty picture: ginger snow ballerina

today's pretty picture is in honor of my snow-loving-ginger-ballerina best friend who lives in minnesota.  she is going through a hard time and today i will be reunited with her and will hold her hand and wipe her tears and tell her everything is going to be alright.  not exactly "fun," but i am glad to be able to support her.

image via

Thursday, December 30, 2010

quotation: wendy whelan on grace

words can't put into words how much i love this quotation.
& this image.  beautiful.

image via
[original source unknown]

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

pretty picture: malgosia bela - up close & beautiful

i just think this photograph is stunning.  love the eyeliner, love the freckles, love the bright purple scarf.  i'm completely captivated.

beautiful malgosia bela was photographed by vincent peters
from vogue germany, march 2007
image via

wedding wednesday: vera wang fall 2k10 - organza

ack -- almost forgot about wedding wednesday!  i've been so busy preparing for the opening of my store [which sells prom gowns] that i seem to rarely know what day of the week it is.

anyways, i remembered just in time! 

so here are a few exquisite gowns from the always-incredible ms. vera wang ~ fall 2010 bridal collection.  i've chosen gowns with exceptional organza work, in honor of an argument i had with a coworker regarding one of our organza gowns today [i loved it, she hated it!!]

organza, organza, organza - ohh how super pretty & utterly dreamy organza can be!

images via

pretty picture: mini ballerina

it's been a really rough week... yes, i realize it's only wednesday, but it's been rough... except this picture really, really, really helps!!

hope it made you smile!


Monday, December 27, 2010

fashion: reem acra pre-fall 2011

sparkle, sparkle, sparkle
here are some of my fave sparkly looks from the reem acra pre-fall 2011 collection ~

... but if i were to grace the red carpet tomorrow, 
i would definitely choose this lovely gown:
 just enough sparkle and tulle to make me super happy.

see more sparkles [in addition to some grecian draping & even a fair amount of brightly colored taffeta] by viewing the whole collection here

Sunday, December 26, 2010

pretty picture: lara in lanvin

gorgeous -- the landscape, the gown, the beautiful back... everything gorgeous.

lara stone for vogue, shot by mario testino

fashion: oscar de la renta pre-fall 2011

ODLR pre-fall 2011 = a little bit of everything.  [everything awesome!!]

great tailored coats --
polished suits --
chic cocktail dresses --

incredible gowns:

& the ultimate LBD:
oscar de la renta never ceases to amaze me.

photos from style.com [found here & here]

architecture: farmhouse inspired



i feel my rural ancestry coming out when i look at these houses - obsessed.

all designed by birdseye design [in vermont]

look i love: mysterious dark eyes - dark angel photo shoot

it's no secret that i love smoky/dark eye makeup and cat eyes.  so it's no surprise that i love-love this editorial ~ coco rocha for glow magazine oct. 2010.  check it --

& my fave photo:


see the whole awesome photoshoot here:

i want: cute & quirky laptop case

website description: "add a dash of whimsy to your work life with our new laptop sleeve-cheery cherry red is the backdrop for a quirky keyboard print, while a vertical stripe gives the interior a playful pop that's sure to brighten your day."

i think yes.

first discovered here.

random: color-coded organization

... is something i LOVE.  love.  lovelovelovelovelove.  here are just a few examples of various items organized by color:

 craft supplies:

tea pots:

image from apartment therapy dc [via]

art on the wall:

books/nail polish:

...and books in general:
from elle decor [via]

not always practical, but absolutely always lovely.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

random: gorgeous table centerpiece

i think this centerpiece is beautiful.  end of story.

photographed by hannah suh via style me pretty

{i hope you all had an incredible christmas, full of joy & laughter & love}

random: pepperkakebyen

pepperkakebyen = gingerbread town, found in bergen, norway.  & it's awesome.

 tons more pictures on the event's facebook fan page
see it on the visitor page for bergen
discovered on the storque


Friday, December 24, 2010

random: creative gingerbread structures

pretty & intricate houses ~

unique ~

famous homes ~
the white house
SF houses from full house!!

etc. ~

{merry christmas eve!}

photo credits:
- pretty/intricate: 1. from; i found it here; 2-5 via
- unique: mobile home from; via
- famous homes: 1. white house: via; full house: via
- etc.: laptop: from; via