Sunday, March 29, 2015

design resource. pixeden.

i am absolutely in love with these still life mockups!  available to download
through pixeden, premium membership costs about $10 a month. 
if you are someone that frequently needs design templates or web resources, 
it's definitely worth it. they have so many cool things to download. 
this series is just one of my favorites :)


doing your own gel manicure at home is seriously the best!
sure, i miss a certain aspect of going to my ghetto ass nail salon on clinton street, but it literally saves major bucks. even my cheap spot costs around $30 with tip. the lifespan is just a smidge shorter, but i don't mind doing it once a week. especially while binge watching gossip girl, which i'm doing right now!

Friday, March 20, 2015

spring moods. en plein air

Happy Spring Equinox!

Maybe you aren't swapping your Sorel's for sandal's just yet, but it won't be long now. 
In the meantime, I made this pretty little spring mood board 
to inspire you for the brighter days ahead.

aquamarine - scuba blue - lucite green - classic blue
colors via

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

diy. varsity letter sweater.

In honor of St. Patrick's day, as a newly minted Gallagher (my husband is 100% irish), 
I made this GALLAGHER varsity letter sweater! If only it were green.

1. red sweater or whatever you like. Similar to mine here.
2. matching thread
3. scissors
4. 2" chenille iron on letters. Similar here.
(optional) iron

open all of your letters and decide on your layout.

i decided to break apart my last name into 3 lines. after you lay it out, it works best to hit it with an iron and a pressing cloth. but definitely plan on  stitching down your letters, works best for longevity. 

simple tack stitching goes quick, no sewing machine necessary. done and done. 

Monday, March 16, 2015

our wedding in five minutes flat. much love to NST Pictures.

NST Pictures was just amazing, I really can't say enough positive words about them and their crew!
My husband and I were beyond lucky to WIN a full cinematic videography package from their summer/fall 2014 giveaway. Like seriously lucky. Like almost $10,000 lucky.  Like memories for a lifetime lucky. So happy to have such a beautifully done wedding film (short).  And to think, we still have the full length feature (25 minutes) to gush over (as it's currently in edit mode).

i got married!

On January 17th, 2015 - I got married! 
Sean & I were so happy to have Phil Chester capture our day for us.
He's seriously the best.

Here are twenty of my favorite photos from the day... 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

valentine's day. gift guide.

1. Laura Mercier $26 Antique Pink Lipstick
2. Dylan Lex $980 Falkor Necklace
3. The Soap & Paper Factory $32 Neroli 
4. Zenni Optical $26 - Pink Acetate Frames 
5. Make Up Forever $19 Rosy Nude Lip Liner 
6. Diptyque $60 Tuberose Candle
7. Deborah Lippman $18 Shape of My Heart Nail Polish
8. Vita Fede $475 Titan Stone Bracelet
9. Bobbi Brown $27 Pale Pink Blush
10. Ciao Bella Sicilian Pistachio Gelato   
11. Neff $16 Light Pink Beanie
12. Chuao $27 Firecracker Chocolate (4 pack)
13. Coach $250 Liv Crossbody Bag in Light Gold/Chambray
14. The Goddess Line $30 Roll on Fragrance - Durga