Style Gawking {Tulip Lousie}

I suspect the term style gawker was coined elsewhere, but I’m officially adopting it as it perfectly describes my reaction to amazing fashion moments. The huz is constantly mopping my jaw up of the ground when I spy a look I love.

Darling Anna, fashionista extraordinaire and professional stylist, not only had me drooling, but fully knocked me back on my heels with her amaze-balls style.

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images by me and the alt summit flickr stream. quote by lauren hutton via

Anna’s motto: “Life is too short to wear a bad outfit.”

I <3 her. Own the envy luvies. I certainly am! And be sure to check out more of Anna on her blog!

Mrs. E

Everything I Need to Know

I learned at Alt Design Summit!

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image via here

I cannot begin to effectively communicate the waves of energy, inspiration and motivation that swept through every room, every talk and reverberated through every encounter I had during my 72 hours in Salt Lake City. The conference left me hoarse and on a high I hadn’t felt in so long.

The experience also left me with an epic to-do list. Here’s what I have at the very top:

~ Get organized, with help from thisthis, this, this and for the traditionalists, this
~ Be true to my passions
~ Know my worth
~ Collaborate, collaborate, collaborate {Want to join in the fun? Email me!}
~ Hold regular kickin’ resource parties {What is a resource party, you ask? Find out more here!}
~ Throw all kinds of parties. All the time.
~ Aspire to be uber-nice (like Erin Loechner, aka the human sparkler) – it’s so much better than the alternative
~ Never, {ok, ok} try to never phone it in
~ Be a doer, not a talker

And I had to share a few of my other favorite takeaways:
~ Tall roomies rock!
~ Kirsten is pronounced like ear, deer and beer
~ “If life is water, blogging can be the drain
~ Good friends are hard to find – but I feel like I suddenly have 400 more!
Fabulous Alt recaps continue to pop up everywhere and I highly recommend you make the rounds.

Between Caitlin, Lisa, Kirsten, Promise, Anna, CamilleKarey and Megan you’ll find the practical, the poignant, the hilarious takes on Alt and everything in between.

I hoped my recap might help those who weren’t able to be there learn a blogging tip or two, find a new blog {or a dozen!} to read and simply rest assured that there is a whole community out there to support you.

Till Alt Summit 2012 luvies!
*Mrs. E

Wedding Wednesday

I first spied this deliciously sweet elopement, captured by Lang Photography, over at Ruffled. The brilliant take on a wedding dress had me at hello.


I also found the bride’s look to be a perfect match for the new line of couture hairpieces from Jannie Baltzer.

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Leave the bouquet behind and I’d happily rock the complete ensemble to a baby shower I’m hosting this weekend!

Think anyone would think it was over the top?!