I joined the “Salonista Style” team a few weeks ago and was able to wear this AMAZINGLY flattering dress for the studio opening. What I love about it that it’s white, classy and sexy. The zippers in gold add interest in all the right places, enhancing the cut of the dress.
The Beauty comes in three colors- black, red and white, S/M/L and is $60. To see more fabulous dresses and more from the Salonista Style shop go to http://instagram.com/salonistastyle.
Old Hollywood reminds me of hair pinned up, bright lips, gold shoes and fur. When I dress for a special occasion, just putting on a pretty dress is not enough. I enjoy having a vision and this time my vision started with wearing a fur. I didn’t own a fur, or any of my look but I get jazzed by the challenge of finding my outfit. The fundraiser was held at the Ritz-Carlton in Boston for Jaden’s Ladder. When I’m at a classy hotel, I like to dress the part.
The skinny on my look~
I found this simple brown DVF dress at a friend’s shop for $50! The next thing I found were these gold and black sequence shoes from J. Crew. Over time I found the fur vest on Ebay but with the shipping time, it would arrive with only 10 days to spare. I really wasn’t sure if it would be perfect, but to my surprise it’s gorgeous.
I picked up the clutch on winter clearance at Lord & Taylor. I chose it to tie the black and gold together with a bit of hard to play off the soft fur. The last item I picked, which didn’t really end up showing is my gold and Swarovski crystal necklace. But, I love it and am glad I bought it. The symbol means, “double luck” in Chinese.’
Hair styled by Salon Sabeha, make up from Modern Priscilla, teeth whitening by Super Smile.
Dress $50, J.Crew Shoes $32 (clearance), Fur $75, Swarovski necklace $60 (outlet), clutch $28
Total cost $245
Mark and I met in 1994 and married in 97. I was so young, all of 25 years old when we married.
One of our first formal events together.
A couple years after we were married
Attending a wedding before we were married
Christmas 2011. After being a couple for 17 years!
A N D. . . . here we are 18 years later!
We’ve come a long way. . . 2 son’s who are now 6 and 9, my stepson is 27 and this summer we welcomed a daughter-in-law into the family. Our family has grown and continues to change, but one thing remains the same…us!
I love hosting a party, and even more so in the blooms of summer when everything is bright and sunny. Hosting a garden party is my idea of girly perfection. When I think of garden party I think of…..china, pink, flowers, cake, linens, doilies, refreshing drinks, colorful table covers, mason jars, freshly cut flowers, hanging lights, desserts, fruit and vintage anything! Here are some of my inspirations. Jealous? Then start planning now!
Time to Celebrate James with a Fishing theme Birthday Party!
Make the invitation stand out~ should reflect the party theme
I found these invitations on Etsy
I picked up these cupcake labels on Etsy & made my own fish banner
Make 2 cakes & cut out a shape to add to the top of the other
Goldfish, Swedish fish, Gummi worms
Make the party activity memorable
The boys knew we were fishing for crabs
Take home shirts
Happy 8th Birthday James!
It’s the most Beautiful time of the year in New England. I just love living in Maine during Fall. There is nothing like the spirit and celebration of Fall that New Englander’s cherish. It is shown through all their efforts with decorations using pumpkins, hay, mums, leaves and more. If you haven’t seen it for yourself, now it’s time to enjoy and fall in love with New England.
Maine, The Way Life Should Be
I love this! Every now and again I need to take the time to remind myself that it’s ok to slow down and focus and to just do it! I do have a lot of ideas and sometime have a tendency to be all over the place, but with that said, sometimes I can get overwhelmed with trying something new or getting out of my own way! But, a great photo and this caption is just what I needed to remind myself that we are all human, and I will continue to grow and surprise myself! SMILE