Wedding Wednesday {Paper}

On Saturday we hit the six month mark until the wedding! Proper wedding etiquette will tell you that destination weddings call for save the date announcements to be sent out at least 6 months in advance. 

Luckily, I love all things related to wedding invitations so I had a blast coming up with ideas and now that they’ve been sent I get to share the final product with you.
We came up with the idea of using vintage Mexican postcards . Fun, right? But hard to find. Thank gawd for Amazon and replicas!
I’m thrilled to announce that we decided to work with the uberfabulous Brown Sugar Design for our wedding invitations (more on their amazing work in the weeks to come!). 
Brown Sugar gave us the brilliant idea of having a custom stamp made to simplify the save the date process even more. I couldn’t be happier with the final product.
The finishing touch was to put each postcard in a brown envelope tied up with string – it reminded me of old airmail packages and gives the recipients something to open.
The announcements should be hitting mailboxes as I type this post so I guess there’s no backing out now. 😉 
In celebration of my love of all things paper I’ll be featuring an amazing giveaway later today. Be sure to check back – you won’t want to miss it!
In the meantime, be sure to check out Brown Sugar Design for more paper inspiration!

A Night On the Town

In prepping for a near and dear’s birthday celebration tomorrow evening, I’m working on the answer to every girl’s favorite eternal question. What do I wear?

In recessionary times, it often makes the most economic sense to take some basics out of your closet and reinvent them with an accessory or two.
For example, take staples like a simple tank, slacks, blazer and booties, all in a neutral shade… 

And add some dazzle with a brilliantly jeweled cuff and feathered bag. Suddenly, you’re the belle of the ball. 
I’m sure the birthday girl won’t mind.

Perfectly Composed

When I’m feeling a little less than put together I find solace in a fabulously styled inspiration space.

Even if it’s the smallest of corners, a well-placed pillow, the just-right light and a few of favorite baubles can make all the difference in the world.
I hope you find a lovely corner to curl up in sometime today.