Wednesday Words: Don’t Stumble

don't stumble

Last weekend was a rough one. 2 weddings, one weekend and lots of mini disasters that ended up snowballing into one disappointment for me. No matter what I did, how hard I worked, I couldn’t keep all the mini fires out and in the end I felt like a failure even though I did everything […]

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Happy Wedding Day :: Kristina + James


Wedding #2 of the weekend has arrived and this one is going to be a crazy fun one! Both bride and groom come from very large Italian families so this is going to be one “big fat Italian wedding!” The bride even spent the last week  baking over 700 homemade Italian “grandma’s recipe” cookies for […]

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Happy Wedding Day :: Nikki + Christian


The start of my 2 wedding weekend has finally arrived! I can’t believe their weddings are already here! It seemed just like yesterday we were starting the planning process… Today we celebrate Nikki & Christian! You might remember their Santa Monica engagement session… if not, check it out here! Goal of today: to stay cool (the […]

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Wednesday Words: Don’t Be Afraid

don't be afraid

This week has been a stressful hectic mess for me.  Last year I told myself that I would never take 2 weddings in the same weekend and lo and behold, I decided to test my limits again this year!  Two weddings. Two brides. One weekend. Now, it is completely doable, but since it’s mid-crazy wedding […]

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Happy Anniversary :: Erin + Justin


One year ago one of my high school friends and very first brides got married in beautiful Manhattan Beach! Happy Anniversary to Erin & Justin! {photo by Corbin Kell Photography} Like this:Like Loading…

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{weekend style} Hot Pink & Polka Dots

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Fall might be right around the corner, so I’m trying to take advantage of wearing shorts! My fun casual weekend outfit. {Top: J.Crew (sale) | Shorts: J.Crew | Bracelets: J.Crew (sale) | Anchor Necklace: gorjana (sale on Open Sky, can find here) | Shoes: Steve Madden | Purse: Kate Spade (similar here) | Sunglasses: Fendi (super […]

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{Friday Favorites} Lions & Tigers & Elephants? Oh my!


…and I’m off for a girl’s weekend to Temecula to celebrate the 30th birthday of one of my best friends! I can’t wait for lots of wine, good food & catch up time with some of my best friends! With so many upcoming weddings & events in August it’ll be nice to catch a breath […]

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Wednesday Words: Fairy Tales


Happy August! It’s crazy how fast time flies… August is going to be a CRAZY wedding month for me, so sorry in advance if I’m a bit MIA! Sometimes the best advice in life comes from fiction or amazing fiction authors… these are some of my favorite quotes (& I also love the illustrations). {via […]

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The Olympics: London 2012

vintage olympics london poster

In honor of the XXX Olympiad kicking off today in London… here are some London 2012 Olympic prints & inspirations I ran across via Pinterest… Let the games begin!!! {1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5} Like this:Like Loading…

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{fashion} J.Crew Fall 2012 Collection

jcrew fall collection

If you couldn’t already tell, one of my favorite stores is J.Crew! Yesterday I got to shop their new Fall collection before it was out on the floors and let’s just say I picked up some fun items. From polka dots to stripes to animal prints to bright colors, their fall line has a lot […]

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{personal} A Weekend in the Country

weekend in the country, san francisco, napa, cakebread cellars, mumm, ad hoc, shaver lake

Last weekend I traveled up to San Francisco, Napa & the countryside outside of Fresno for a fun filled weekend!  It was a whirlwind trip, but it was nice to get out of the city, drink some wine, eat some good food, hang out with good friends, enjoy some fresh air and relax in the […]

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Wednesday Words: Good Things Come…

work your ass off and never give up

Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about my business, what I want to do in the future and how to get to where I want to be. I left the corporate world because I was unhappy and wanted nothing more than to be my own boss. Over the last year, I’ve been working my “ass” […]

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{fashion} Cobalt Blue

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I have an obsession right now with cobalt blue! From shoes to skinny jeans to jewelry to shirts, I realized my wardrobe is slowly turning from navy to bright blue!  It all started with these Enzo blue suede pumps I bought at the Nordstrom Anniversary Pre-Sale! (I wish I had a photographer so I don’t […]

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{weekend style} A Weekend at the Spa

ojai valley inn and spa

This weekend I’m at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa relaxing with my family! I was here a year ago and had an amazing time eating good food, playing some golf, enjoying spa treatments and laying out by the pool! I think I’m going to have to make this a yearly tradition! So what was […]

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