valentine’s day party outtakes

Happy Monday all! If you haven’t already seen my latest Glitter Guide post on hosting a Valentine’s Day party for girlfriends, head on over and check it out now. We had so much fun putting together this party at my apartment, something in line with the manicure tea party we had done last summer. Except for this time, we brought in the alcohol. I couldn’t resist concocting up a signature ‘Lady Love’ cocktail for the event. I think I may have a third career in mixology.

Sharing with you here  some behind the scenes shots I took and my pink and red outfit details!




Graham & Spencer pink top, BR FS red skirt (similar here), Topshop earrings (sim here), BR orange enamel necklace, F21 long gold necklaces


The ‘Lady Love’ cocktail:

Ingredients:
*2/3 cup Pink Sparkling Rosé
*1/3 cup Club soda
*15 mL Vodka
*15 mL Elderflower liqueur (such as St. Germain)
*Fresh or frozen berries

Pour berries into the bottom of the glasses. In a cocktail shaker, mix the vodka and the elderflower liqueur with ice. Pour liqueur mix into glasses and top off with equal parts club soda and sparkling Rosé

 ‘Girls’ Night In’ Goodie Bags

I filled the bottom of cellophane bags (available at party stores or Paper Source) with candy and then added mini airplane-sized bottles of vodka and St. Germain elderflower liquer (available at BevMo), a cocktail jigger (fancier shot glass- I bought these at Crate & Barrel) and a pair of pink Hanky Panky lace undies I tied with a ribbon). I tied each bag with red and white striped twine and made personalized Valentine name cards with a Glitter pen and heart stickers (all bought at Paper Source).

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This shoot was truly a giant group effort to make it all perfect, and one of the best parts was getting to meet and work with both Amanda of One True Love Vintage Rentals  (check out her site, such an awesome and fun business she has created) and Jacin of Lovely Little Details (her glitterifying and flower skills are enviable), who styled the event with me. Both talented and creative creative ladies. And special thanks to the gorgeous Priscilla Francine for doing our makeup and my dear girlfriends Heather and Sara for being my guests! And of course, Miss blondie Glitter Guide herself, thanks for bringing us together, having us on GG and being such a lovely party guest, Taylor! I hope we have inspired some of you to throw a party (bridal shower, birthday party) for you and your girlfriends. xx

Here is all of the information on how to create the party step by step yourself

Happy NYE!

Oscar de la Renta dress, DKNY heels, Olympia Le-Tan ‘Great Gatsby’ minaudiere clutch, Sabine, Hive & Honey, Rosantica & Shourouk necklaces

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Fantasy Football? No Thanks. Fantasy Outfitting? Yes please!

This, my dears, is my fantasy New Years Eve outfit.

If I was doing something super glamorous tonight I would be wearing something along these lines: short, sparkly, feathered with loads of necklaces and sky high black and gold velvet heels, 1920s inspired (I have been watching Midnight in Paris on repeat this week – j’adore those outfits on Marion Cotillard).

However, I will be ringing in the New Year in a cabin, ski resort style and will be wearing furry boots and a little sparkle (this top) with a big comfy sweater. But a girl can fantasize right?

Happy New Year’s Eve!

Hope you’re off doing something fun, and of course, wearing some sparkle (even if just on your nails). Cheers! xx

holiday sparkle

vintage sequin dress (similar here), jacket & clutch (similar here), Milly for Hue polka dot tights (similar here), Vince Camuto heels

I had the most fun weekend full of holiday party hopping (tis the season!) from one end of the city to the other – and that called for a seriously festive outfit. Cue my vintage blue sequin shift dress from Held Over on Haight St, some polka dot tights, throw in a little leopard and a little fur and good to go.  Some lipstick would’ve been nice, but you know, you can’t win um all. And it just comes off when you’re heavily cocktailing right?

I am keeping the party going (cause why not?) all this week while my good girlfrend Alicia is in town from New York, so many more festive outfits to come. I am thinking of remixing my DIY feather skirt for tomorrow!

beauty & essex




Cocktails at Beauty & Essex on the Lower East Side anyone? Pawn shop meets cooler than hip bar. Take me back.

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p.s. this post making anyone else totally ready for the weekend/boozing? I’m getting a head start on the weekend tonight – going to see the Hood Internet and will be dancing my little heart out! xx

p.p.s. yes, taking you back to my NY trip with these pics- I miss it!

glitter guiding

This past Saturday I hosted five lovely ladies (and one fab photographer) at my apartment for a party of sorts. Contrary to the pictures seen here it was actually an afternoon manicure themed tea party photographed exclusively for a feature on the Glitter Guide (our favorite glitttery & girly online newsletter/ blogazine founded by the talented Taylor of Sterling Style) – complete with a nail tutorial for ‘ombre glitter nails’ and ideas and inspiration for how to throw your own similar party for girlfriends.

The feature is officially live on Glitter Guide now, so you must go check it out!

Sharing with you here some fun outtakes from the day – we had to mix in some pomegranate Prosecco cocktails with the tea while doing our nails to loosen ourselves up for the shoot and give us a little glow, of course! Here I am above serving up cocktails with french tip adhesive strips on my nails (see tutorial!). See photo below for the shimmery final product.

It was such a fun day and I have to thank Glitter Guide Editor and my close friend, Alicia, for being the photographer for the shoot and helping me brainstorm ideas and organize it all! And many thanks to Erica, Nikki, Hilaire and Sara for being such fun guests and great friends.

Cheers to a daily dose of glitter!

my outfit: dress: heavily miu miu inspired Forever 21 (I know, seriously), earrings: BR Edition, necklaces: J.Crew & Tiffany & Co., lipstick: Nars Funny Face

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It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (But I Like It)



Chambers Eat + Drink in the Phoenix Hotel, San Francisco

be amazing

a blushing bride

This past Saturday I watched my beautiful friend Alicia (yes, that blogger extraordinaire) get married in a classic, romantic and fun fashion in Chico, CA, her and the groom’s hometown. Alicia looked perfect in her vintage-inspired ivory rosette sprinkled gown, birdcage veil and Dannijo rhinestone jewelry. It was pretty special to watch her marry her best friend and soul mate, Tanner, whom I have actually known longer than the bride herself. They are off on their honeymoon now and I couldn’t resist sharing pictures of her special day here. Congratulations Tanner and Alicia, we all love you and wish you a lifetime of happiness and laughter together. xx

let’s dance

Tonight I am hitting the town to celebrate my girlfriend Carlina’s 26th birthday. I know she and I are pretty excited to take to the dance floor in our party frocks. All hail the weekend!

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images courtesy of: williams & hirakawa, ffffound, making magique

a regal affair

 sharing with you here some of my photos from our Royal Wedding party last friday night. We started partying in style before the Abbey doors even opened at 12:01am and didn’t stop until Wills and Kate had whisked away in their decorated convertible at 5:30am. We all wore hats- Mom, me and Godmother Robin in various styles from my grandmother Roberta’s vintage collection from the late 50s and early 60s. Friend Shelby also let me try on some of her amazing fascinators she purchased in London. It was surely an evening/early morning to remember as we sipped champagne watching Kate walk down the aisle of Westminster Abbey escorted by her father in that truly unbelievably beautiful Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen dress (plus that tiara! those earrings! the veil! her hair!). It could not have been a more perfect choice of a dress for her and the event and I am so happy she chose Sarah. In truth, it could not have been a more perfect wedding, a true fairytale that I am still in awe that I got to witness. xo

 

 

I am looking forward to watching Princess Kate become a true Queen over the years- cheers to many more tiaras and classy outfits to come

also- can we talk about how beautiful David Beckham is? He just looked sooooo amazing. And hats off (pun intended) to Posh for rocking those custom Louboutins while 6 months pregnant, you put the rest of us to shame my dear. They were my favorite guests by far, although thank you to Beatrice and Eugenie for being you and adding a little bit of tacky spice to the event.

Lastly, thank you to the hostess with the mostess Queen Mum Robin for hosting the party for us and making it so special and lovely ♥♥

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