Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Oscar ready

Alright, I'm a little late in posting these, but here are some photos I took while getting ready for an "Academy Awards watching/ Bacon Feast" party a friend of mine had. Everyone was asked to dress up for the night. Bacon + fancy attire? Love it!

 Accessories! Clutch purse and decorative headband.

 Picking out an outfit...

 A smile might have been nice...

Some favorite makeup: Hard Candy bronzer, Elf liquid black liner, Bare Minerals eye shadow in "1980s", 
and Maybelline Wet Shine lipstick in "Flushed."

 Bacon brownies, cupcakes, and cheesecake

 Bacon for dinner: Pinwheels, potato salad, banana sandwiches, chicken/jalapeno/bacon bites, and a variety of dip bacon slices in, of course.

  Me with fellow blogger, Christina Boudreaux
You can check out her blog (including her recount of this night!) at "Christina Does It All"

It was really fun night with many great people. There was no shortage of bacon dishes (Did I mention I already had plans to start a detox diet the next day? Good timing.) or fashion-critiquing the celebrities on TV. Did you have your own best and worst dressed? I think we were all in agreement that Angelina Jolie looked oddly thin. I'm not one to buy into tabloid reports of anorexia, or one of those girls who says "Oh em gee, eat a cheeseburger!" to ANYONE, because I am naturally thin myself, but wow. She really did look a bit scary. And what was with her leg-out stance while presenting? It was just weird. Thoughts?

I also wanted to see celebs like Sandra Bullock take more of a risk. I thought she dressed a little too "old" for her still-hot figure. Stars like Natalie Portman and Cameron Diaz looked lovely, as usual.

I know it might seem wrong to be concentrating on the fashion more than the awards, but honestly, I've barely seen any movies this past year! I definitely have some on my list though, now that they were showcased so nicely at the awards.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Back to bed

Lately, my Saturday mornings seem to consist of waking up, brewing coffee, and crawling right back into bed with a movie or my beloved Sex and the City DVDs.

I highly recommend investing in a silky robe like this red one from Khol's. It makes you feel quite "Marilyn Monroe".

What's your Saturday routine??

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Hot and cold

One of my favorite things in fashion is pairing pieces that don't seem like they should go together.
Today, since we're enjoying a streak of weather in the lower 70s, I decided to pull out a favorite tank top, but I paired it with a hand-me-down scarf I got from a friend. I'm also one of those people who always gets cold, especially in stores which seem to always be blasting the air conditioning (why??), so this should keep me relatively comfy while out running errands today.

Thoughts? Ideas? Do share.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Little Things That Make Me Smile...

The new way we're staying organized through wedding planning, theater productions, work, being sick, and any other craziness that comes our way. PLUS, a cute little reminder of Valentine's Day on the 14th. :)

A new lamp (Walmart, $39.99) that creates a little reading corner in the living room.

Adding a romantic touch to the bedroom with a new piece of artwork (Target, $16.99).

One of my favorite combos: Champagne and Marachino cherries. I love how they look like little balloons in the glass when they flip over!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Red Dress

My Valentine's Day look.

 Smokey grey eye liner.
 First mirror shot with my new phone - Samsung Stratosphere. :)
 Kept the hair long and casual

I lit lots of candles around the living room and greeted my fiance with champagne when he got home from work. We had a late dinner of baked tilapia (coated with white wine and spicy brown mustard and dipped in bread crumbs), cheese and spinach tortelini with a creamy vodka tomato sauce, ceasar salad, and coffee ice cream with a Milano cookie garnish. I am bummed that I didn't get any photos, but the champagne had surely taken over by the time I was cooking everything up!

Steve brought me the sweetest card and the most adorable, huggably soft, giant hot pink frog stuffed animal. Haha. It's the cutest thing ever.

How was your Valentine's Day?

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hello, luvvies! Happy Valentine's Day!
I apologize for my long M.I.A. status lately. I've either been sick or busy, and I'm not seeing an end in sight, really. However, I do have lots of ideas for posts lined up, so let's hope I can get those all ready for you soon!

How will you be spending Valentine's Day?
Steve and I made a deal to keep it low key this year, since we're saving for the wedding, etc. However, we did have a wonderful Saturday afternoon with two newly-married friends at a chocolate and beer tasting event at an adorable bar called The Ginger Man. Tonight, I'm planning a little night at home, complete with bubbly and a home cooked dinner. I'm enjoying the fact that this is my first Valentine's Day as a fiancee. And guess what? Steve and I picked out and ordered our wedding rings last night!

I think Valentine's Day can be fun even if you're not attached, however. I've never reeeeally been one of those bitter-about-Valentine's-Day people, even the years I was single. I always found it a fun excuse to plan a girl's night (sometimes they are better about wanting to do something lovey-dovey and cutesy-themed than the boys are!) or even have a night to yourself to enjoy some "me time"! Champagne and a bubble bath for one? Complete control of all the sappy or guilty pleasure movies I want to play all night? Yes, please!
My first year in Austin, me and my best girl friend here got together, made cupcakes, and sipped on champagne and grapefruit juice mimosas! I think you can also go "bitter" in a humorous way and do a little "anti-Valentine" themed night with horror films or really awful romantic films that you throw popcorn at.

So, are you single this V-day or attached? Either way, I want to hear about your plans and ideas! Hope you have a wonderful day! xx