Royal Wedding Highlights

Friday, April 29, 2011

I'm sure you all have been glued to the GORGEOUSNESS that has been all over the television and internet today! 

I couldn't be more in love with her Alexander McQueen gown by Sarah Burton

The cutest part of the whole ceremony:
Harry dares to turn around, has a huge smile, and says to William
"Wait until you see her" damn cute. 

 2 Kisses!

perfect second gown! 

One thing the girls and I were not crazy about.... 
....the bouquet.
so tiny with that dress & so boring.

but other than than that - obsessed with it all! 
In case you missed it - HERE is a quick video showing the highlights! 

Have a happy weekend all :) 


*all photos via

Royal Wedding Day!!!


I'm over at my besties apartment, the one & only Alex from Things That Sparkle, watching the Royal Wedding and having breakfast. 

I don't think anyone loves weddings more than the two of us - it'll be a much needed girly day I'm sure.

Perfect Friday if you ask me!!


Kristin Cavallari's Bling

Thursday, April 28, 2011


She's back from Mexico - rock on hand. 
(And I learned something new from the US Weekly post: I had no idea that Giuliana Rancic set them up??)
Jay may not be the best QB, but I must say, nice work with the ring.
It looks HUGE.
Guess we'll be seeing a lot more of her around Chicago!


He's "Special"

In honor of THE wedding tomorrow... I thought I would take a different route in my Royal Wedding post. 

Everyone is speculating on so many wedding details: 
-What will Kate wear? 
-Who will the wedding gown designer be?
-What kind of tiara will she choose? 
-Where will she and Wills honeymoon? 
-Whyyyy was I not invited?

I, however, can wait until tomorrow to find these things out.... because I am focused on Prince Charles at the moment....

Prince Charles Looking Like an Escaped Mental Patient

Now that that part is over.... 

Ok, but really - what do you think she is going to wear?!?!
Who do you think the designer will be ?!?
Why wasn't I Invited?!?! 


Giuliana jealousy

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I have a tiny obsession with Giuliana from E! News (and her show Giuliana & Bill) ... She has my DREAM job and I love watching her and Bill's show. 

She just started a tumblr account and updates it several times a day - lately she has been posting a ton of random pics from London where she is covering the Royal Wedding (again... Dream Job).

doubt I could walk in these - but I love em

 *I'll bet $50 I don't have that she barely touched these..... just sayin'

 Helloooo gorgeous shoes.

not at all what it looks like when I fly...

Also... check out her Bluefly Closet Coffesional. 
(I looooove the Bluefly Closet Confessionals, don't you!?)
Racks of clothes as part of the job? I'll take it! 



Wishlist Wednesday

As usual... daydreaming of warm weather & summer dresses...

Rebecca Taylor Dress

Bright color. Deep V. Open Back. 


Lucky Little Lady

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Today I turn the big 25. 
 Where has the time gone.....

I can honestly say that at 25, I am not in the place I ever thought I would be 10 years ago, 5 years ago, or really even a year ago... and I couldn't be happier about it.  The past year was filled with the most suprises and the biggest personal changes ever - and it was the happiest year I have had in a long, long time... perhaps even the best year yet.  I am a very lucky girl to have such a great family, wonderful friends, and a loving boy, and I can't wait to see what other little surprises + blessings year 25 will bring. 
I'll stop my cheeze factor there... I'm a total emotional sap so it could go on forever....

Anyhooters - random thoughts for the day:

1. LeAnn Rimes married the man she cheated on her husband with (and him on his wife) over the weekend in a Reem Acra Gown. The classy lady yelled "now let's have some cake bitches" at the end of her speech. Nice, LeAnn.

And then she wore this hideous revealing number to her post-wedding brunch. 

Ew. Cover your stomach and bony chest bones LeAnn. 

2. I recognized a girl from an episode of Say Yes To The Dress in a cell phone commercial yesterday... I think this is a sign I need to turn the television OFF (*never gonna happen....)

3. I got the most pageviews yesterday I have ever had on ze blog :)

4.this maxi dress from anthro is on my SERIOUS wishlist.
the detail at the top is unreal when you do the zoom.

5. Rachel Bilson & Hayden Christensen are back together.
Is she not the cutest little thing alive?
Don't mess this up Hayden... 

6. Lauren Conrad's new project The Beauty Department. It has great beauty tips, video tutorials for hair and make up, and pretty images daily.

LC can do no wrong in my eyes.

7. Glee is covering that "Barbra Streisand" song tonight that I can't get out of my head and I am a little too excited about it. 

8. Jay Cuter & Kristin Cavallari are on vacation in Cabo (do people from The Hills ever go anywhere else for vacation?) and are reportedly engaged.
That is not a very good picture of her, I think she is much prettier than that but oh well.  Anyways, they have only been dating since last fall and she is 24 so it seems awfully quick, but any celeb wedding is a-OK in my book so go for it kids.

9. I got breakfast in bed this morning and it was the best birthday morning I have ever had.  
flowers, my fav cereal, juice & milk. 

I opened my eyes, and before I could even take out my mouth gaurd that I pretend I don't wear... I started crying. I really need to LOCK IT UP.

10. I am watching the Royal Wedding & having a breakfast party with one of my besties on Friday.  

I haven't been this excited to wake up early on a Friday morning in a long time.

Random enough post for the day? 
Looking forward to date night & some Blackhawks later tonight! 
Have a Happy Tuesday :)


Monogram Monday

Monday, April 25, 2011

Two of my friends shared Luxury Monograms with me this week & I am SO happy that they did.  They sell so many gorgeous pillows that I can't wait to get my hands on...


navy & white - my favorite

All pillows are $75 and you can choose from an amazing 20 different monogram styles!! 

They also have tote bags
...and also placemats & napkins

Head over to Luxury Monograms to see more!

Hope you all had a great weekend & a Happy Easter!  The line for the church was all the way around the block when we showed up 35 minutes before mass, but luckily the boy and I got the last two seats we could find.  The rest of the day was spent having brunch, studying, and cooking Sunday dinner with friends while watching the Blackhawks amazing win. 

Now, if only it weren't Monday with a forecast of rain for the week....