Wednesday, July 15, 2009

THIRTY + the GOOD life

Thirty is fast approaching - and by fast I mean almost 2 weeks away! Admittedly, I'm looking forward to thirty. I like to think that this coming decade holds so many treasures yet to be discovered. One thing for sure that I am holding out for is - the GOOD life! And by the GOOD life I mean - Week long Palm Springs get-a-ways with the gals - impromptu pool parties and days spent clad in nothing but resort wear - nothing but it! It's a strange fantasy that I have but, let me tell you, it's real! I envision gliding around in lovely little ensembles such as this frock by trina turk. Always awesomely accessorized, I dream of dripping with jewels - most notably, this gold vintage Key [my maiden name, really, it's Key!] pendant and these citrine sparklers both from Tiffanys. With a mean vintage scarf collection already intact - I'm thinking that thirty deserves nothing less than a Herems vintage scarf to add to the burgeoning pile of wants. I just love this one, it's called Finish - and it's divine! With all those weeks spent leasuring in lavish Palm Springs I'll certainly need a new pair of sunglasses to shade my maturing eyes from the blazing sun - I think these Avalon glasses would be perfectly suitable for such! Lastly, and not for nothin, but am I wrong in assuming that once a girl reaches thirty she's pretty much entitled to a 'big girl' purse? Like the ones you see in the windows of those stores that you just don't dare go into - because you have no business going into...? I wouldn't mind one of these 'Big Girl' purses.
Alas, I'm hoping that thirty allows me to indulge in my wishes, celebrate the things that make me happy and when I can - live the good life. In this new upcoming era both in personal and professional arenas I hope to push the envelope in every single direction and with the GOOD life as my inspiration, thirty is bound to be Magnificent!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Circus Chic + Dressing the Part

It is with sublime pleasure that I unveil this magnificent wedding set belonging to Rory + Lindsay. The inspiration for this was the fore mentioned circus chic, bestowing an 'anything goes' sort of attitude {LOVE IT!} This couple is so fun and modern {an architect + interior designer team} and they have a wonderful sense of humor as well! Each piece carries it's own color combination - the invitation in blush pink and hot coral, the reply in kelly green and cool grey, and the parking card in bright saffron and robin's egg blue - all coming together in a playful array of whimsy. The sturdy kraft envelopes were then dressed up to match with punchy and bright envelope liners. This set just drips with fun... which brings me to... the second installment of 'Dressing the Part' {No.2}

Speaking of dripping with fun... my 'Dressing the Part' ensemble for this wedding would be nothing short of fabulous! My chosen frock would be this delightful Caranday dress perfectly accessorized with this broach both playfully mimicking the invitation set precisely. Shoes? well, none other than these saffron hued Carmen Peep toes - I'd like to think of them as 'parking card pumps!' This impossibly darling costume is not only the perfect pairing to this invitation set but could quite possibly be the reigning ring leader at this circus chic soiree.