purple peep toes

I finally found a pair of wedding shoes that I love! They are Nina “Kyleen” and are unfortunately no longer available.

Originally, I purchased these Badgley Mischka shoes, but had to return them because the heel was way too high and the flower was a bit big. Don’t get me wrong, I love a pair of heels, but they were way too high to be walking around all day. Soooo… I’ve been spending too much time looking for another simple but fun pair of shoes. I found these Nina “Kyleen” shoes by googling “purple peep toe shoes” and looking through every page of the search restults. Crazy, I know.

When I came accross the image, it didn’t have a style name so I had to call Nina’s customer service to get any and all information. After they gave me the style name, I was told that they no longer have this shoe available (of course). Once someone tells me that something isn’t available anymore, it makes me want it even more. (Same thing happened when I first met Ryan! ;) ) Somehow in a shoe miracle, eBay had only one pair left in my size new in the box for only $60 (half their original price). I love that their simple but the little knot detail will peek out from my dress when I walk!

Runners up:

Originally, I liked these Stuart Weitzman shoes but I felt that the heel was a bit too low, and the price was a bit too high.

These rsvp “Hart” shoes were cute, but I felt they looked a bit clunky.

I considered buying this gray shoe from BP at Nordstrom, but felt that the purple was a bit more fun. If these shoes were in purple, I would have been all over them!

I was so excited when I came accross this Nine West shoe, (as seen here) but I think the gray was a bit too light. I probably could have dyed them, but I didn’t want to take that chance.

vintage wall sculpture

Last week I was casually browsing eBay for some vintage accessories and art and came across this wall sculpture from an estate sale. The design is similar to the amazing Silas Seandel, but I’m not sure if this is his actual design. Many of his wall sculptures go for $4-5k at vintage boutiques, and I scored this for only $102.05! I don’t have an actual place to hang it now, so it’ll go in storage with my other flea market bargains until we get a bigger place. I just couldn’t pass that price up!

(photos via eBay seller.)

bethenney closet confession

I saw this closet confession a while ago ago when my best friend Dana tweeted it. She’s kind of obsessed with Bethenney, and rightfully so. She’s hilarious and seems really down to earth. My favorite part is when she says,  “This would be Kelly because it is a shirt”. What my petite BFF can get away with as a dress, is a belly shirt on me. When in doubt, it’s always a shirt.

dream dollhouse

I’ve mentioned before how my love for interiors may have started with a miniature dollhouse. I absolutely love this Dorothy Draper inspired design by Lonny Mag for Curbed! The christmas ornament “chandelier” and the mirror above the fireplace (made of a vintage earring!) are such clever ways to decorate this space.

I have a (not so) secret dream to redecorate my childhood dollhouse. Maybe that’ll put my collection of favorite fabric samples to use!

pencil us in

Pencil Us In Save the Date for Wedding

When looking for save the dates, I really wanted a unique option other than a photo magnet, so I was excited when I saw this featured in an issue of the knot. I loved the general concept but wanted something that was a bit cleaner in aesthetic. We created a template in Photoshop and had them printed at a local letterpress printer. I originally wanted to attach each pencil with glue dots (like in credit card mail offers) so everyone could easily remove the pencil, but because they weren’t tacky enough I ended up using my trusty hot glue gun.

After sharpening about 70 pencils (by hand!) and assembling each save the date, I attached these modern off-centered labels to thick envelopes so the pencil wouldn’t break through. I love the way they came out and I’m so excited that the wedding planning is starting to move along! It’s hard to believe that we’ve already been engaged for ten months, and we have only six until the wedding!