pop art halloween costume

Before the craziness of last week, Ryan and I had our annual Halloween party. I dressed as a Roy Lichtenstein painting but no one knew who I  was and they were just creeped out by my makeup. I wasn’t going for a scary costume but I guess that worked! I look so silly but it was fun to dress up and be in a different character. Did you see any halloween costumes that were creative this year? I’m already thinking about next year and love this one, this one, this one and especially this one!

Roy Lichtenstein Pop Art DIY Homemade Halloween Costume



White baking dish from Crate & Barrel

these are a few of my new favorite things

Whenever it gets warmer outside it always gives me the urge to shop. I’m pretty low key and even getting new chapstick or kitchen accessories leaves me feeling happy. These are a few of my most recent finds:

White baking dish from Crate & Barrel

I absolutely love this white baking dish! My friends tease me because I get excited about things like this, but if you had a beautiful nonstick baking dish to make lasagna wouldn’t that make you excited too?! It cleans perfectly and can easily go straight to the table to coordinate with any of your family’s dishes.


Blue, black, gray and white abstract patterned maxi dress from Victoria's Secret


I rarely buy things from catalogs, but when I saw that Victoria’s Secret has “long” sizes in their maxi dresses, I couldn’t resist. I’m 5’10” and often have a hard time finding clothes that are long enough and was giving up on finding a dress that didn’t look ridiculously short. I ordered this dress (on clearance!) and love the lightweight cotton and fun summery pattern. I can’t believe I actually found one that fits!

Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer - Fig ColorI’m not a lipstick kind of girl, but have an obsession with chapstick. This Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer is perfect because it’s moisturizing and gives me a little bit of color perfect for summer. The color “Fig” is universally flattering!

express yourself

I’m almost embarassed that I like this skirt. For years, every girl in my high school had their entire wardrobe from Express. Even the guys all had the same sweater the week after Christmas. Refusing to look like a wanna-be Snooki club goer, I haven’t really shopped there in years. But, today I came across this skirt and thought the horizontal stripes and neutral colors were striking. And the fabric seems like it could be forving, especially on a high wasted pencil skirt. What do you think?

Express skirt

the most beautiful wedding dress

When I first saw this Pnina Tornai wedding dress, I seriously got butterflies. It’s the most beautiful dress I’ve ever seen. (That’s a bold statement, especially for me: Miss Picky Paula.) And then I realized it was from the wedding of the amazingly talented photographers davina + daniel and it made me love it even more. Makes me want to get married all over again, but this time in Mexico.

(Photos by Ben & Erin Chrisman via Style Me Pretty.)