An Exciting Adventure!


Tomorrow, Brett and I are flying to Paris, and then on to Florence, Siena, and Rome! We couldn't be more excited. The trip is kind of a combination of celebrating Brett taking the bar, and a pre-move/grown-up life last hurrah. I haven't planned any posts while I'll be away, but be sure to tune in again in two weeks, when I'll be sure to post lots of photos from our trip! 

In the meantime, head on over to Glitter, Inc.! My blog pal Lexi just relaunched her two sites (formerly Glitter & Pearls and Glitter Weddings) into one gorgeous, sparkly site. Go check it out- girl's got the best style, and she's super sweet, to boot! As a bonus, she's hosting some fantastic giveaways to celebrate her big relaunch!


Urchin Chandeliers


I've long loved urchin style chandeliers, and when I saw this post, I immediately headed to check out Stimulight on Etsy. You guys, it's seriously awesome. Gorgeous urchin chandeliers at affordable (relatively, compared to similar styles) prices, and they'll even do custom pieces. I'm also head over heels for their Sputnik style chandeliers, pictured in the bottom left. They come in all different colors, but I'm craziest about the gold, because I like shiny things. 



J.Crew: Buy Now, Buy Later




There's a funny thing about seeing Fashion Week photos: it's still bordering on too warm to wear our fall 2013 clothes at the moment, yet the brands are showcasing their spring 2014 looks on the runway! Perennial favorite J.Crew sent out their latest looks today, and between what's already in stores and the clothes that will land in six months, J.Crew is looking mighty fine at the moment. That Jenna Lyons sure knows what she's doing! 


Best of Travel: San Francisco


When my family went to Napa for an extended Labor Day weekend, we decided to drive into San Francisco for a quick little day trip. We had so much fun exploring the city, and I just wanted to share a few photos of our adventure with you! 



What I Wore: Stripe/Spot/Sparkle/Scarf

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dress: madewell | shoes: nine west | belt: gap | scarf: fraas, gifted

Some days, I just want to wear all of my favorite things...at once. I've lived in this versatile striped Madewell number this summer, bring out my leopard pumps whenever I possibly can, and this scarf that FRAAS sent me a couple of weeks ago has quickly worked it's way into heavy rotation! I love the super soft, lightweight fabric- it's perfect for this time of year, and the print is gorgeous: it looks like a watercolor painting to me! To top off my "favorites" outfit, I've got on my trusty glitter belt, because sometimes, you just need a little extra sparkle, right? 


Best of Travel: Napa

napa wine tour

napa wine tour

napa wine tour

napa wine tour

napa wine tour

napa wine tour

napa wine tour

napa wine tour

napa wine tour

napa wine tour

napa wine tour

I spent Labor Day weekend in Napa with my mom, dad, sister, and Brett for a little vacation time! It was an absolutely wonderful trip, and I'm so thankful to have been able to spend that time together with them before we move in a few short weeks! These photos are all from the day we spent visiting wineries, which was so much fun. My mom had hired a driver, so we could all safely partake in the wine at the four vineyards we visited, and I can't recommend him highly enough (you can visit Barry's website here). Over the course of the day, we visited Schramsberg Vineyards, which, as a sparkling wine lover, I was in heaven; Hunter III, a smaller boutique vineyard; Flora Springs, where we had a fantastic tour and delicious lunch; and finally Joseph Phelps, which had absolutely terrific views. All in all, it was a pretty perfect day!