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Thursday, March 29, 2012

{Shopaholic: Adding Brights}

With all of spring's fashions being "bold" pastels (I mean really, it's a pastel... how is it bold?) and really bright brights, I caved with one of my favorite clothing colors, fuschia, when I saw these at Loft the other day, tried them on, was two sizes smaller, and HAD to buy them!  Today I rocked them with a white and navy striped top with a blue suit jacket and it was super cute.  Get these cropped Julie pants before they sell out!

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

{Wedding Fever: Formal China}

As we're putting together our registry, I convinced MES that these Kate Spade Larabee plates would look gorgeous on our future dining room table interspersed with the more subtle, plain chrome stripe.  I really hope that we get some of these because I'm addicted to polka dots!




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Monday, March 26, 2012

{Wedding Fever: My B'maids}

I found this great idea on Rinse. Repeat. a few months ago and absolutely fell in love with the idea of asking my girls to be part of our big day with a personal and fun touch.  I chose to use a 4x6" card with stickers for my message so that it could be switched out with a photo for a more every day use, but I think that the inserts are really fun, the personal pictures from our friendship history, and laying out MES's day and mine. 





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Thursday, March 15, 2012

{Life: Business Travel}

I consider myself quite lucky to be able to travel for work.  I go a lot of places I probably wouldn't go on my own; Des Moines, Kansas City, Toronto, Chicago and so forth.

I'm always weary of what I'm packing when traveling with coworkers though.  What do you wear with on the plane with your colleagues, or boss, is flying next to you?!

Would love to hear your thoughts.

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Friday, March 9, 2012

{Life: Finding the Right Workout}

I've been searching high and low, internet, word of mouth, asking my gym rat friends, what's a great balance to working out?  I'm trying to get in the best shape of my life, obvi, for the wedding, which is challenging since I've gained a lot of weight since HS and haven't ever been able to keep it off.

Fad diets have worked for me, but have never kept the weight off.  I think I lost about 25lbs on Atkins in 2008, but immediately gained it back once I started eating carbs again.  Also, your body needs 100g of carb a day for your brain to function optimally.  WOW!  Who knew??  Guess my brain just wasn't working in the first half of 2008.

I want to be cut and to have defined muscular arms so that my upper body looks amazing in my strapless wedding dress.  Bring on the weights and bring on the sweat because I want to look like this!



So what works for you?  Light lifting, high reps?  Heavy lifting, low reps?  Interspersing yoga, core fusion, cardio, zumba, etc??  Tell me your workout plan and why it's right for you!

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

{Monograms: Men's Oxford}

I found these on Etsy and just fell completely in love and can't wait to buy one to get ready in for my wedding in October! There's something that's just so sexy about a woman in a men's oxford. Find them here and get one of your very own!





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Sunday, March 4, 2012

{Wedding Fever: Rehearsal Dinner Dress}

We all know what a huge fan I am of DVF, so when I found this Della Dress I knew it'd be an awesome way to embrace my style for our rehearsal dinner in October.  Looks great with a cardigan too in case it's chilly! (PS - white is exclusively at Saks in store only)


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