28 May 2010

Photo Friday: ACK

Happy Friday, lovelies! Today is a happy Friday indeed - it is Memorial Day weekend, and I am leaving work at 1 to head to Nantucket for the weekend with Fiancé and friends on the boat. Nantucket is one of my absolute favorite summer destinations, and if you have been you know exactly why. The beautiful homes, the darling cobblestone streets, the fabulous shopping, the fine dining, and boats galore. A summer paradise! Memorial Day weekend on Nantucket means Figawi Race Weekend, complete with the regatta, tent parties, and lots of fun festivities. It is also the perfect opportunity to don your favorite Lilly and Vineyard Vines (I have been planning outfits all week - our little secret). Crossing my fingers and toes for lovely weather to match our lovely destination...
Happy Memorial Day Weekend, darlings! Welcome Summer - I've been waiting for you!

Bridal Shoe Bliss

I'm featured on Trendsetters today, talking about one of my favorite things in the whole wide world... WEDDING SHOES! Check out my bridal shoe words of wisdom here...

27 May 2010

Pink & Green Thursday: SATC2

It's today, it's today! I feel like a little girl waking up on Christmas morning... the long awaited Sex and the City 2 comes out today! I won't be able to go see the movie until Tuesday night (tragic), so I will be avoiding all spoilers until Memorial Day weekend is over and I can finally see what happens to these lovely ladies for myself.  In honor of this mementous occasion, let's take a journey down memory lane of some pink and green moments of my favorite of the four: Charlotte.
So classic AND a ruffle. Channeling Elle's pink suit in Legally Blonde 2?
Charlotte sporting Lilly, the early years before we met her. I want that skirt!
This dress gives me goosebumps!
A pink and green pair! Remember this old episode?
Another from the archives... if only this coat were hanging in my closet...
Pink and tweed... you can never go wrong.
Inspired by Elizabeth Taylor. Possibly my favorite Charlotte look EVER.
Just a pinch of pink.
Lounging in Mexico in the first movie. Love that nautical lace-up.
Multi-tasking Momma!
A long pink maxi looks marvelous in Abu Dhabi.
Charlotte and Carrie in shades of pink, Miranda in green, Samantha in every color but!  
Shades of pink and green go glam for the premiere. *Swoon*
Are you squealing in excitement yet? Play along with your favorite pinks and greens for Trish's Pink & Green Thursday! Join the blog-hop here!

26 May 2010

Pie for Fiancé

Fiancé adores his key lime pie (and I adore the pretty green color). Everywhere we go for dinner, he asks if they have it on the menu come time for dessert, and we will drive an hour to one of our favorite spots that serves the peeerfect slice. Last night as we were finalizing our registry, we added a pie pan and server to our list... so I can make key lime pie for us, of course. I can't wait to try the recipe below and see how I do...

9" graham cracker pie crust (Thank goodness we will have the proper pan now!)

14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
3 egg yolks (whites not used)
½ cup Nellie & Joe's Key West Lime Juice

Combine milk, egg yolks and lime juice. Blend until smooth. Pour filling into pie crust and bake at 350º for 15 minutes. Allow to stand 10 minutes before refrigerating. Just before serving, top with freshly whipped cream, or meringue, and garnish with lime slices.
Sounds pretty simple, right? For Fiancé's sake and in the name of endless years of marital bliss, let's hope I can master this one...

25 May 2010

Free Lilly!

It's your lucky day, ladies, because you have the chance to win some free Lilly! How's that for a Tuesday pick-me-up? The adorable Trish at Pink Preppy Lilly Lover is giving away this Murfee scarf... the perfect addition to your summer wardrobe. 
Read the description from the site:
A new murfee! Your wardrobe is clapping and making those awesome loud whistles. WHY may you ask? Well, this cotton/silk murfee can do ANYTHING. Wrap your shoulders against a cool summer breeze, tie around those hips as a sarong cover-up, knot around the waist to hold up those summer cut-offs or tie around the neck to add print to any outfit. Our favorite part...tassles. YAY! Tassle trim makes life more chic. 70% cotton/30% silk scarf/wrap. Dry clean. Printed cotton/silk. Imported. 74"L x 27.5"W. $95
Are you giddy and smiling yet?

If you are not a reader already, be sure to hop over and visit Trish - she is such a doll and just the sweetest!

Happy Tuesday!

24 May 2010

Brahmin Beauties

This past weekend was the semi-annual Tent Sale at Brahmin, and sadly I missed it. Let's close our eyes and pretend we are stolling across the lawn running our fingers across the beautiful leather and scoring some amazing deals on these purses... Here are some of my favorites for our virtual shopping spree:

Amata Rose Flap Bag: Blush Melbourne, $295

Adora Satchel Bag: La Scala Collection, $325

Vittoria Rose Satchel Bag: Les Roses Collection, $275

Lovely leather and pinks and greens! A girl's dream come true! *Swoon*

21 May 2010

Photo Friday: SATC2

Who is excited about Sex and the City 2 making its' debut next week? Me, me, ME! (waving my hand in the air like a first grader with the right answer) Our favorite ladies are back on the silver screen looking as glam as ever, and I can feel the anticipation building inside of me. The fashion, the friendships, the drama... ooh la la!

20 May 2010

Pink & Green: MY WEDDING!

Today is officially 100 DAYS to my wedding! In honor of this big landmark (to me, at least), today's Pink & Green Thursday post will be dedicated to all the lovely pinks and greens associated with my big day.
The flowers will be pink and green hydrangeas. My bouquet will be all pink, while the girls will carry green. Centerpieces and flowers in the church will be a mixture of our favorite color combination. 
The stems of the bouquets will all be wrapped in this gorgeous Thatcher's fine fabric from my Pink Box. There was just enough to have each girl have her own unique pink and green print! LOVE that Pink Box!  
Here is the inspiration board that I made earlier in the planning process to wardrobe the wonderful wedding party. Bridesmaids in pink J Crew halter dresses with beautiful bows behind the neck, our charming flower girl in the Lilly Julia dress, ringbearers in navy blazers, khaki shorts, and pink and green Lilly bowties (they are the most adorable little boys EVER), and the men in green Brooks Brothers pants, navy J Crew blazers, and pink and green ties. The perfectly preppy party attire!
Drumroll please! Our save the dates (slightly edited) revealed! Our invitations have not been printed yet, but they will have the same nautical flag monogram in pink and green and have pretty envelope liners. More on these lovelies to come...
Where our guests will be parking.
The bridal room at the harbor club... freshening up surrounded by pink and green!
Pink glass in the ballroom! MADE for me. :)

Our venue does not allow sparklers, so our guests will send us off with pink and green glow sticks at the end of the night.

Happy 100 Days to I DO to the love of my life! Counting down the moments to becoming your wife...
Be sure to drool over all the other pink & green at Pink Preppy Lilly Lover! And join in the fun and play too! Join the blog hop by clicking here.

19 May 2010

Eye Candy

Hi lovelies! I pinky-swear PROMISE I will give you a full recap of Miami veeeeery soon, but I have still not had a chance to upload pictures (and words just cannot do it justice). In the meantime, here's a little Wednesday eye candy. Enjoy!

18 May 2010

Ooh la la! Lilly on Rue La La!

I know I am coming to the Lilly Rue La La party fashionably late, but I just had to share my lovely steals that I scored just before leaving for my weekend getaway. (Plane or no plane to catch, I made sure that I was at my computer the moment the sale started. A girl's gotta have her priorities straight.) Aren't online sample sales such fun? Especially when they involve pretty pink and green printed frocks? At over half off?!?! Here are the 3 darling dresses that are on their way to me right now as I type...
Cocoa Dress - pretty, pretty embroidery at the neckline and ties in a big bow behind the neck. This girl was sold immediately.  
Bowen Dress - love the flattering style of the Bowen and those white bands at the top and bottom.
Vanessa Dress - those big flowers and the ribbon at the waist... le sigh.
I was lusting over some shorts, sandals, and everything else and a few other pieces, but you know the nature of the sample sale. Sizes were gone, gone, gone. You can bet these lovelies will be traveling to Fiji with this girl once she is a Mrs...