Monday, April 29, 2013

These Boots Are Made For Walking

Romper: UO, Vest: Brandy Melville, Booties: Steve Madden, Purse: De La Luna

The weather in LA has been a little frickled, one day it's warm and the next it's windy, so dressing as been interesting.  We were blessed with a sunny weekend, so hot that I stopped by a 7-11 for a slurpee!  I haven't had one in YEARS!

One of my go-to pieces for summer are rompers, they have this effortlessly cool vibe and when paired with a cool pair of booties, I feel so... pretty.

What are your go-to summer essentials?

Monday, April 22, 2013

Sunday Funday- CicLAvia

Romper: TopShop, Sandals: Steve Madden, Hat: Urban Outfitters, Purse: Thifted

The streets of LA were closed for a few hours for bikers, walkers, roller skaters, anyone and everyone yesterday as an incentive to get out and do something!  A movement I totally support.  If we all just took one hour out of the day to go outside to play, we would cut down on the number of obesity in America.  If we just took one hour to walk to the corner market, instead of driving, we would cut down on the level of population and help our environment.  Just one hour out of the day would make such a big difference.  In honor of Earth Day (today), lets try to give Earth our one hour!

Please let me know how or what you guys did below!

Hope you guys are having a great Monday!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Wedding Planning 101

Planning a wedding can be fun and will bring two people families closer together, that is if everyone remembers it's about the soon-to-be bride and groom.

I wish I had a friend or a mentor or anyone tell me what I was getting myself into when I started the planning process; that the first and most important rule is to set a budget!  May it be big or small, it doesn't matter.  The point is to know how much you're willing to spend on each tasks or items.  Remember, you're not stuck with the budget you and your fiance set for yourself.  You can always compromise and/or allocate funds from one category to another.  For example, I'm thinking of getting a vintage dress and using my dress money for some couture shoes.  (I'm thinking Jimmy Choos)

The Mister and I did no such thing.  The first thing we did was secure our venue, so that we can secure a date.  This was important since we have families coming in from out of the country and they needed time to make travel arrangements.  Without setting a budget, we booked the first wedding site we saw.  No negotiation  no bargaining... we just signed the contract and went on our way.

We paid the wedding venue in installments so it did not hit us hard, financially, until we started planning and buying other wedding related stuff.  We soon learned that we're blowing our money on stuff that wasn't even necessary or if we had waited, we could have gotten a much better deal.

With only a few tasks left on the list of to-dos, we're both much smarter now.  (It only took us 6 months HA!)  We have an idea of how much we're willing to spend and we will not go over that threshold. 

When you're planning your dream wedding, remember to set a budget!  You do not want to spend weeks of eating ramen and to learn it the hard way.

Oh and don't take the friend who likes everything, she will get you into financial trouble as well.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Sunday Funday

Romper (worn as shorts): UO (similar ones here and here), Knit Sweater: Nordstrom (similar one here), Jacket: Zara, Booties: Steve Madden.

Happy Monday!

One of the best things about LA are the flea markets!  And what makes it great is not necessary the merchandise, but the weather.  You can shop and walk around for hours without being tired or exhausted.

The Mister and I were on a mission to find some frames for our upcoming wedding (DIY project coming up).  Let me tell you, it's not fun when you have to shop for a purpose.  I was distracted with these rows and rows of vintage purses and home made jewelries; but I was good and walked out of there with only the two frames that we came there for.

Maybe I'll venture out there next month without the Mister...

Thursday, April 11, 2013

DIY: Flower Crown

I don't know if it's the warmer temperature or that Coachella is this weekend, but it's bringing the flower child in me out.  A flower crown is the ultimate bohemian accessory and it's so simple to make and cost around $4.  I fashion this one in 5 minutes!

First, you need to gather your supplies:
Flowers/ Scissors/ Strings (you may use twisties, I had some leftover threads, so that was what I used). Floral tape would be great, but if you just want to use what you have around the house, thread works just fine.

Second, I arrange the flowers in ascending order and securing the flowers every couple of inches.  Remember to bend the stems slightly to make the crown. 

I try to end my crown with two stems together, that way, securing them together is much easier.  But if you're in situation where your crown ends with two flowers, fear not, what you can do is cut out a stem and tie both flowers onto that stem.

Lastly, I cut up some roses (you can use any flowers) and you just fill in the gaps.

Ta Da!  Your very own flower crown!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Spring Is Here

 Jacket: H&M, Tank: Target, Skirt: UO (similar ones here and here), Booties: Steve Madden

Spring is definitely here and I'm so happy I can finally incorporate color into my wardrobe.

I've been busy the last couple of days, trying to make up for all those months of procrastination on my wedding plans.  But I am happy to say the Mister and I are almost done with everything what we can think of.  Thank you for all the suggestions and recommendations!  I couldn't have done it without you guys!

Happy Monday!  Boo says woof!