Must-haves from Forever21

I just popped by forever21.com and I think I must have all of these things.

Thoughts? This is a really good shipment!!!

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SNL Faves

SNL can be so hit or miss but when it’s on…IT’S ON. I’m partial to the digital shorts, Bill Hader (esp Dateline), What Up With That? and anything with Justin Timberlake.

Saturday Night Live – Target – Video – NBC.com.

Saturday Night Live – The Barry Gibb Talk Show – Video – NBC.com.

Saturday Night Live – Digital Short: Two Worlds Collide ft. Reba McEntire – Video – NBC.com.

Saturday Night Live – Digital Short: On the Ground – Video – NBC.com.

Saturday Night Live – Dateline – Video – NBC.com

Weekend Nostalgia

My mind is taking me to New Orleans today to fete with the festers at Jazzfest. Alas, I remain in Arkansas. In store for me this weekend? Cabin on the Buffalo river tonight and shrimp/crawfish boil tomorrow. So…I have to admit those are pretty good weekend plans.

I stumbled onto this photographer, Jose Villa’s blog today. Just look at this gorgeous “Honeymoon in New Orleans” – ahhh I die.

This is where I’ll actually be – Buffalo River

Fayetteville Farmer’s Market

PS: Here’s a peek at my fat little puppy. We caught her with her paws (literally) in the cookie jar, gorging on her cousin Dwight’s – the mastiff- food. Below is the aftermath.

Happy Friday!

Bridal Porn – Fall 10 shows

OMG. The Fall 10 bridal shows have taken place and thanks to NYmag, they are very accessible. The great thing is, I have a girlfriend (McCall) who just got engaged, so I don’t have to feel quite as silly pouring over the details of wedding dress after dress…I cannot wait to see Monique Lhuillier but alas she has not shown yet. Here are my faves so far…

I loved the use of floral hair accessories in the  Douglas Hannant show. The white makeup…not so much.

I always enjoy seeing the looks from Badgely Mischka, I especially love that they’re showing back!

Thoroughly loved Reem Acra.

Definitely my favorite…Oscar De La Renta tinged on the Spanish-Virgin-Mary-ish but a few of the dresses were SO FREAKING GORGEOUS! Loved a bunch of them – didn’t love the white hose though.

Junko Yoshioka was feminine and lovely

Always a favorite,  Vera Wang was elegant but slightly safe.

Carolina Herrera didn’t blow my socks off. This was the only one I liked below.

So sweet and different from Jenny Packham

Loving from Elizabeth Fillmore but so wish I could see the backs!

Alright but didn’t quite captivate me (Click designer to see for yourself): Anne BowenNicole Miller, St. Pucchi

Bliss

The other day I was looking at the lovely blog Apartment34. While Erin, the owner of the blog, is off getting hitched she asked some of her favorite bloggers to share the things that bring them joy. Sometimes it’s really good to look at your life and recognize the things that truly bliss you out.

Here mine goes! (In no particular order)

Warm Weather

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Sun-drenched afternoons, midnight swims, baseball games, picnics, sundresses. This girl loves summer.

Girlfriends

My girlfriends mean everything to me.

Food

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Food and the dining experience. Long conversations over dessert and wine. Meals that make you appreciate being alive. Trying a new recipe and knocking it out of the park. Fresh fruit. I believe in eating for sustenance of the soul.

Being a girl

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Makeup. Tulle. Smoky Eyes. Sky-high heels. Baubles and bangles and berets and belts. Hair -curly or teased or straight or up. I love being a girl because of all the wonderful things a girl can be.

Reading/Learning

Becoming more aware of the world through the words of those capable of expressing amazing, insightful things.

Everyday Luxuries

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Fresh flowers, laughs, puppies…

Winding down

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Crawling into a clean bed, lounging on a rainy afternoon, sleeping in, the few moments before you drift off to sleep…

Adventure

I’m talking travel, music festivals, float trips, a new thrift shop or restaurant. I try to go on adventures often and whenever possible. It keeps life fresh, exciting and provides great photo opps!

Music

On Deck: The Dead Weather, Department of Eagles, Andrew Bird, My Morning Jacket listen

Music feeds my soul. Discovering a new band or song can make my whole day turn around. Concerts, instruments, singing…I couldn’t live without it.

Merriment

Whether it’s a holiday, a birthday party, a  job well-done or just the weekend. I love to celebrate, drink champagne and enjoy life’s happy moments.

Love



The love of my sweet-as-pie beau, my family, my puppies…love is the thing, you know?

Just like home

Don’t you love having friends that are like family? When you go to their house, you feel like you’re home? My friend’s parents’ house is like that for me. We had dinner over there last night and I couldn’t help daydreaming about the sunny afternoons and warm nights of the upcoming summer.

Beautiful weather +

Lots of friends and sunshine +

Champagne +

Pretty clothes +

Gorgeous surroundings +

Laughs +

More laughs & big hair +

Yummy food & crystal +

= Bliss

Images from Apartment34, Plush Palate and {this is glamorous}