Thursday, December 18, 2014

Bowties and Tulle

Is there anything more festive than wrapping yourself up just like a Christmas present?


For your boo, for your besty, really just for yo’self honey!




Happy Happy Holla-days loves!  
Christmas countdown T-minus 7 days ahhhhhh!!!

What will YOU be wearing???


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Trendspotting: Red Red Wine

Can’t believe Christmas is less than 10 days away!  Oh the joy of donning gorgeous crimson gowns, bathed in the rosy light of the most decadent spaces…Nothing beats the full-on glam factor of red haute ensembles in diaphanous silk chiffon and peekaboo lace for the holiday season.

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While Marsala has been selected for Pantone's Color of the Year 2015, I'm quite partial to the more vibrant and richly saturated tones of ruby and garnet.  Can you imagine an entire wall of soft, sumptuous textiles in this energizing hue?  Makes quite the statement dontcha think??

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So much in fact that this year’s dress code for our annual Secret Santa Skittles edition with my baes (previously seen HERE and HERE) is none other than 50 shades of red y’all!

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Burgundy and wine, scarlet and ruby, oh the possibilities are endless!  
I’m thinking tone on tone is definitely what I’ll be rocking this year.

How about you?


Friday, December 12, 2014

Food Porn Friday- Hash House a Go-Go

Happy Friday my loves!!! It’s raining, it’s pouring, it’s time to blow this popsicle stand!  Yup, currently en route to the city of Sin!  Vegas with all my peeps and le bf, what a treat!  Can’t ya just feel my excitement? Lol… Which brings us to today’s Food Porn courtesy of LV hangover food aka carb overload aka super stomach soaker: Hash House a Go-Go

Chorizo Hash with jalapenos, red onion, cheddar cheese, fresh tomato tossed with crispy potatoes and topped with 2 eggs and served with fresh fruit and biscuit.  After a long night of drinking nothing satiates quite like eggs and toast.  Or Hash House’s version with greasy sausage goodness and some runny yolk.  Perfect for sopping up with the biscuit!

The Kokomo Sandwich: Griddled HH famous meatloaf with roasted tomato and smoked mozzarella on old fashioned mild bread.  As you can see, this baby ain’t for the faint of heart.  I half hoped that this sandwich wouldn’t be soggy as most meatloaves are; however you need a table saw to cut through this catastrophe.  Super dry like a loaf of tomato brick, pass!

Onto their claim-to-fame Sage Fried Chicken and Waffles: Two sage fried chicken breasts with hardwood smoked bacon waffle tower, hot maple reduction and fried leeks.  Menu indicates that this is a “New York Times Favorite” and for good reason.  The savory chicken paired with sweet maple syrup is definitely the way to a hungry gal’s hangover.  A crispy, light waffle with tender juicy chicken in every bite is the shit dude.  Never mind that I could only muster up the appetite for 2 bites max, this plate o’ perfection was just what the doctor ordered for a second night of binge drinking.  Really, the ONLY way to do Vegas, ya dig?! ;D

3535 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 254-4646

*Insider’s tip:  This particular Hash House a Go-Go is located inside the Quad (2 other locations at the Plaza and W Sahara road) , the newbie hotel/casino concept wedged right in between Flamingo and the Venetian.  Blink and you’ll miss it kind of location.  No one really goes here to gamble, it’s more of a meet-and-greet spot to sample some of the strips notable eateries, mainly Hash House.  The connecting hotel is nice and updated so definitely a good spot to book some discounted rooms especially if traveling with a large group.  The restaurant itself is dark and dinghy, very old school Vegas vibe, a startling counterpoint to the Quad's newer interior.  But ya know what?  It's quite PERFECT for the morning recovery when sleeping at the table doesn't feel so out of place, lol. *

TGIF my loves!  
I’m off to gamble my ass off and shake a tail feather while I’m at it!  
Hope everyone’s staying dry and warm out there.  
Follow me on IG to catch the latest in Las Vegas!

Bon Appétit mes amis!


Monday, December 8, 2014

Rock the Frock: Winter Wedding Daywear

Thank you all for the amazing feedback on THIS wedding and THIS ensemble.  Winter truly is my favorite season even though I was born right smack dab in the middle of summer.  I’m happiest when I’m able to conceptualize a look from tip-to-toe with TONS of layers, accessories, and a mix of playful patterns.  What better time than at a winter wedding with all my faves?!...Celebrating life, love, and the pursuit of happiness hunnies!

I’m the girl who’d much rather buy vintage and thrift my looks than spend an entire day online or shopping the mall.  It’s the thrill of the chase and gratification of the find that keeps me truly satiated.  One-of-a-kind pieces like this painted watercolor midi-skirt are a dime piece and not something you see every day.  I was completely mesmerized by the abstract art strokes of the pattern and knew I had to have her in my life!  And of course the $5 price tag really renders her priceless in the long run.

Paired the look with a slip cami from Trouvé (Nordstrom’s), a chain link wool jacket from Forever 21, my BCBG python print ankle booties that I scored at their annual sample sale, and this superFAB ruffled Italian leather handbag from Marshall’s et voilà!...Fun, festive daywear appropriate for the church portion of a winter wedding.


What’s your favorite ensemble to wear to a wedding ceremony?
Would love to get some ideas for the next celebration!


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Scenes from Teresa and Koji's Lavish Loft Wedding

While I’ve attended many-a-weddings in my time, there’s only a handful that completely stand out as a cut above the rest.  There’s always a memorable time to be had, especially when celebrating longtime love nuptials from my dearest, but something about getting decked out with all my baes during the holidays that really just DOES it for me.  Long flowing gowns, layers of silk and chiffon, updos and retro curls, everywhere you turn another standout beauty to match the magic of such an elegant and lavish affair.

We start off with an afternoon ceremony at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Seal Beach…a darling little spot tucked away right off the Pacific Coast Highway…

Teresa and Koji actually attended high school together over 15 years ago and began their unrequited love affair after having been reacquainted a few years back.  It’s amazing to think the love of your life was right there under your nose and all it took was some time for things to fall right where they should

My party posse aka BOL aka sexy MILF mamas!  
CANNOT imagine my life without these crazies <3

Beautiful light-soaked entry to the Loft on Pine in Downtown Long Beach…Such a gorgeously industrial-glam vibe with 30ft ceilings, exposed brick walls, and we haven’t even landed on the upper level reception area yet.

So lavish!  Dying over that backlit metal grille and the French empire chandeliers…totally speaks to my boho-luxe style…

And the roses!  Oh the roses were gorgeously draped and spilling over every layered surface…

It’s a celebration hunnies!

I’m a sucker for the colder winter months when (faux) fur and gothic red lips seems de rigueur don’t cha think?!

There were drinks aplenty, dancing ‘til dawn and everything a distant memory as the end of the year creeps upon us.

Congratulations to Teresa and Koji on the start of your happily ever after!  

Food:  Top Catering
Lighting: Inviscus
Flowers: Three Petals
Photography:  Roy Iswanto Photography
Photo Booth:  Instapixx Studio Booth

Wishing you both a lifetime of love and adventures in matrimony!  
We <3 you guys!  
Thank you for throwing THE wedding of the year babes!  Muaaaah!

Until the next event...

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