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

Sasquatch: street style

On Friday afternoon I met up with 3 of my best girlfriends from San Francisco at the Virgin America gate of SFO. We were headed to the Sasquatch Music Festival in central Washington state to spend 3 days and 3 nights listening to amazing music, hanging out outside on blankets on the grass all day, camping in a dirt pit at night, eating festival food and drinking festival beer and spending some good ole quality chill out time together.
 
We jumped onto an airplane with 6 very large bags (hey – camping gear my friends), picked up our shitty Dodge mid-sized SUV, and drove a couple of hours to Ellensburg, Washington where we stayed the night in an only slightly shady Comfort Inn. We woke up on Saturday morning to a mediocre continental breakfast, took our last shower for 3 days, hit the grocery store to stock up on PB&J and beer, and made our way to George, Washington to the very beautiful Gorge. We set up our campsite, unpacked the hula hoop, put on our best festival outfits and made our way in to the music.
 
We returned home very dirty and sleep and proper nutrition deprived on Tuesday evening with a lot of memories and adventure stories. I also came home with 500 pictures on my camera, of both us having fun and goofing around, as well as a series of outfit/festival style pictures. I am excited to share both with you here over the next couple of days.
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To start off: festival fashion is a funny thing. Festivals aren’t exactly the most glamorous of places since most involve extreme heat, camping, porta potties, dirt fields and hangovers. However, they have amazingly turned into quite the fashion show. Most people attribute the extreme popularity of the Hunter rain boot to when Kate Moss was spotted wearing them at the Glastonbury Music Festival in 2005. And the Coachella Festival in Indio, California, which draws a heavy L.A. crowd, is almost known just as much for its sartorial scene as it is for the music.
 
I have watched Sasquatch evolve over the years from a hippie burning-man scene to a more style-conscious place. This year, I was able to sift through the pocahontas headdresses, neon bikini tops and war paint to find some tidbits of cool, all American festival style. And here we go….


to be continued…..

“I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then. ” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
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