lovely wear:

It was a hot summer here in the OC, so here is one of my summer outfit’s! I guess as we move into fall I need to transition out of my dresses and skirts. But I so love wearing them over plain old jeans. The great thing about California weather is it’s pretty consistent, doesn’t get too cold. It gets hot but it’s bearable. (Compared to where Nick is from, Missouri heat is intense!) So I’ll just keep wearing dresses for as long as I want πŸ˜‰
In our tiny backyard, with weeds growing everywhere!
Belt: Thrifted
Shoes: Seychelles

lovely wear:

Lovely wear is back! Today’s outfit consists of mints, cream, pleats, lace.
I don’t really have much to add, and today is a busy day (when is it not busy?)
so I will see you tomorrow πŸ˜‰ Have a great day friends!
Skirt, bag, belt, and lace blouse: Reverie Market (coming next week)
Necklace: local shop here in oc
Shoes: Seychelles

new column – lovely wear:

Don’t know if you noticed a new button over there —-> on the sidebar under “the dailies” but I am adding a new ‘wears’ column to the blog. I really hope you like it!
Now I don’t claim to be a super fashion-forward trendsetting person or anything like that.. But I like clothes, I like shopping, and I like fashion… sometimes, a little too much. So I thought this would be something fun to add. I have something extra to go along with this feature (along the lines of you being able to buy stuff!) – so I’ll try my best to get it up in the next couple weeks :) Here is my first lovely wears outfit, worn to the snap it pretty workshop. I love dresses with this sort of design/cut, it ended up fitting really well!
All photos taken by my very wonderful husband!

Dress: Vintage from the chacha girls (lovely vintage dresses from Singapore!)
Shoes: Vintage Naturalizer wedges
Purse: Vintage floral tapestry bag, from a local thrift shop

happy friday / oxfords:

Lately I am obsessed with shoes. Well, I am always into shoes. But I’ve really been wanting some new shoes lately so I’ve been searching all over for cute shoes. I think I get it from my grandma. She bought tons & tons of beautiful shoes back in the day. I am really digging these oxfords though. What about you? Do you have an item that is an always must buy?
I am particularly always drawn to cut-out designs in shoes. Loving these. Here’s where I got them from, in case you’re wondering! From left to right: etsy from VintageByBecca, vintage from revamped bones, from ebay, from Ruche.
Just want to say a huge congrats to my blog friend, Dionne for scoring a bridal stylist job at BHDLN! They’re having a grand opening in Houston, check out her announcement here!
Well, happy weekend friends! I’m planning on some r&r for this weekend while my husband is on a gaming-weekend with his guy friends! What are you up to?

happy friday / dresses:

Okay, I have something to confess. I bought a couple vintage dresses for my wedding, to try out. They ended up not working out and I borrowed a vintage dress from Ruby (what a friend!) I figured I’d sell the ones I didn’t use but that really hasn’t happened yet. I now have a small collection of pretty vintage dresses, that I’ve found here and there – at flea markets and all around. Now I don’t want to sell them, they’re all so pretty and nice to look at! But lately I’ve been thinking how it’d be fun to open a pretty vintage dress shop or something… just because it’d be so fabulous to have so many pretty dresses around.
Anyway, I took some up close shots of some of the dresses I have to share with you. Maybe one of these days I will have the time to take pictures and post them up on the internet to sell!
What are your plans this weekend? Our workshop is tomorrow, we have well over 200 emails back and fourth of planning and figuring things out. It’s been a lot of fun and we’re really excited for tomorrow! We’ll be sure to take lots of pictures to share with you!
Have a fun/relaxing/wonderful weekend friends! See you on Monday :)

Grammy’s 2011:

Time to get your thoughts on the Grammy fashion this year! Did anyone watch it last night? I watched it with my older bro & Nicholas. Seems like just yesterday we were talking about the fashion from the Golden Globes!
So the top photos are my fave: JLo looked so pretty, as always and that dress was so sparkly on tv, it looked like tiny glass pieces. Florence Welch’s dress: fabulous. (more thoughts below) Keri Hilson’s dress was pretty & Esperanza Spalding’s dress was so ruffly and I loved the green/yellow color of it. I think Natasha Bedingfield’s dress made it on some ‘worst dressed’ list but I thought it was lovely! I stuck Heidi & Seal in there cause I think they are such a cute couple and Heidi looks gorgeous!
Feathers, muppets, and Gwyneth = love.
My favorite performance of the night.
image via just jared
Wow to Florence Welch’s swan dress! It was totally my favorite, it was so beautiful & detailed and so vintage-looking! Was anyone thinking it could also be a fabulous wedding dress, or was it just me? πŸ˜‰
So in other news, Justin Bieber did not win Best New Artist – Esperanza Spalding won. As you can imagine, there was lots of twitter rage and Beiber fans even vandalized her wikipedia page, which I think is really sad. What are your thoughts?
Well the Oscars are coming up in just a couple weeks so looks like we’ll be back here again soon. Happy Valentine’s Day friends! (Be sure to check back tomorrow for a new look)
All images via

golden globe fashion:

Did anyone watch the Golden Globes yesterday? What did you think of the dresses this year? While looking through photo galleries of what was worn, I just wasn’t that impressed. What about you? (Note: all images are from Just Jared – lots of good quality images from the event)
Really wasn’t a fan of much of what was worn this year. I don’t claim to be a fashion expert or anything πŸ˜‰ I am just wondering where these dresses came from! What do you think?
These were my favorites, by far.
I guess I am really into nude colors + sparkles!
and can I just say how cute all the Glee boys are? :)
I loved watching Kurt/Chris Colfer accept his award and the reactions of the glee cast.

pretty cardigans:

has summer weather hit you yet? it’s high 70’s – 80’s here and it’s just heating up! i’m not the biggest fan of warm weather: i’d rather be snuggled up in a cozy blanket next to the fireplace in the rain :) i love wearing sweaters and scarves all year long.. even though that might look silly next month when people will be in sun dresses and bathing suits πŸ˜‰ but i’ll still sport a cute sweater for as long as i can before the 100’s hit here.
anyway, i’ve been really loving pretty embellished/lace/crochet/pointelle cardigans lately so i thought i’d put together a quick collage as an outlet to my obsession with these sweaters.
1. Blooming Lattice Cardigan from anthropologie, $88
2. Linen Rosalie cardigan from banana republic, $79.50
3. H81 Floral Embroidered Cardigan from forever 21, $32.90
4. Neon cotton père cardigan from jcrew, $78
5. Knitted pointelle cardigan from topshop, $75

ps: here are some other cardigans i found while on the search: an embellished floral sweater from etsy, another lovely ruffle fabric flower sweater from etsy, and one last pretty Boucle cardigan from etsy. pretty sweaters from ae, nordstrom, and calvin klien. :)

project runway season 7:

okay, i just caught up with the last episode of project runway and had to post about it. is anyone watching this season? i think i said before, fashion/art/design is so truly subjective!
this whole season has been so crazy, i can’t believe the finalists are emilio and mila (well, up against jay) i mean, earlier on in the season, i totally thought it would be amy, maya, and seth aaron. i also really do like jay’s work. let’s just compare! :)
i was so sad she got eliminated, yes some of her outfits were questionable (like her mother/daughter challenge) but i thought she was so talented and was really surprised when she left.
i feel like jay is consistent in his work and i really like his style.. i hope he beats mila πŸ˜‰
i don’t understand the judging, looking at the scorecard, mila was bottom three – 3 weeks in a row. and she still has possibility to make it to fashion week.. i don’t think there is anything special about her work!
i know the judges loved emilio’s work (4 weeks in a row he was winner!) but i don’t see why. i thought he’d be off on the week the designers designed their own fabric, but he won! i did like his latest circus-inspired dress though.
i also don’t get what maya’s deal was with leaving the show. she was so seemed like never winning a challenge got her down. actually, there is an interesting interview from maya about the whole thing, by tom & lorenzo.
also really random (spoiler) but i guess 10 designers from Janeane and on all showed a final collection, 10 pieces! see them at tom and lorenzo’s blog if you’re curious πŸ˜‰ Janeane, Jay, Jonathan, Seth Aaron / Anthony, Emilio, Mila / Amy, Ben, Jesse
okay, so i have to hear your opinions! nick totally called it, he said it’d be seth aaron, mila, and emilio. weird! he also had a dream he met anthony, haha. he is so funny. what did you think of last week’s episode? agree/disgree? who did you want to see make it to fashion week? :)