Saturday, April 28, 2012

At least one out of six weddings

This is the outfit I'm wearing to an upcoming wedding that BL and I were invited to. Believe it or not, we have 7 weddings to go to before our own. I am really excited to see how everyone else does things, and enjoy being a guest. I'm in one of my bridesmaid's weddings (three of them are getting married between now and then!). 

Wedding guest outfit

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Addison's and the owner of Shabby Apple


Shabby Apple is a clothing company that I've known about for awhile, but just recently I found out that the founder of the company, Athelia Lesueur, has Addison's disease. It's pretty cool to see others with this disease who are living life well and fully. Shabby Apple's philosophy:
A return to what dresses were always meant to be — a one-piece outfit. No need to add tank tops, no cardigans, nothing (except accessories, of course!).
Pretty cool, I think. Also interesting about Shabby Apple, Athelia is a Mormon and therefore all of the dresses they sell have sleeves on them. The company doesn't advertise as being LDS or Mormon, but I was not surprised to find out that connection. I have nothing against wearing sleeveless clothing, however I can identify with the simplicity of a dress that doesn't need other things to make it complete. I also like that their dresses are longer, making them more comfortable and modest.

Here is a video that tells Althelia's story:

Just for fun, here are my favorite Shabby Apple dresses (you can find them all on )

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I'm so indecisive about shoes...

I've been looking for a new pair or two of summer sandals. I would love to get a casual pair and a more work appropriate pair, preferably leather. But I can't decide!! I've been shopping at stores, and I don't like anything I've seen. Some of the options online are perfect, but too expensive. (see below... $180... not gonna happen).
Summer Sandles

But in the meantime, I did buy two pairs of shoes at zappos this weekend. All boots under $250 were on sale for $35, and I also found a cute pair of blue shoes for $10 to match a dress I have.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Crusties and puppies

This morning I woke up with crusties in my eyes and a dog laying across my legs. I guess he thinks he's in charge if I can't move. I've been watching a lot of the Dog Whisperer lately and Ceasar would not approve. The crusties were probably a result of the pollen flying through the air outside. But you don't care about that I'm sure.

Work has been a roller coaster lately. Today everyone's moods reflect that and I wish I could help. But nothing can be done until we all find out some news we've been waiting to hear. crypic, I know, and yes it's annoying to all of us as well.

Wedding planning is slightly better than work lately, but at times it can seem like such a big deal. Right now I'm ready to be just a couple of months away from the wedding and have everything bought and the decisions all made. There are too many options right now, and too much time to change my mind.

Here are some beautiful things that I've found lately that may or may not make their way into our wedding details:

Silk Bells of Ireland at Old Time Pottery (personal photo)

paper rosettes

Blue glass tea-light holders from Old Time Pottery (personal photo)

Heavenly Blooms

Kate Spade
Hot House Designs