Kate Spade you complete me

Birthdays

Holidays

Baby Showers. Weddings.

All gift giving occasions ever. And then there’s Pinterest. Pretty much the answer to the big kids’ wish list. Spotlighting as top covetables today? Kate Spade.

Dear Santa…

Kate Spade - HandsomeStranger Bag

Making travel so much more fun…

Kate Spade - Pride and Prejudice Clutch

Because I’ve already found my Mr. Darcy #ohhihandsomehusband

But let’s just be honest. This next one is obviously for me.

Kate Spade - Sprinkles MallorySPRINKLES MALLORY!?! I mean Kate (because we’re on first name basis, Kate and me) herself named this after me. #fate

Any favorite wish list items out there?

OMCuteness Overload

THIS. KID.

Hipster Baby

 

Died. This kid just killed me with her cuteness. I  mean. HIPSTER BABEH!

And apparently you can totally make her adorable knit scarf (hypothetically, because if you’re me and all knitting projects end up looking like sorry attempts at Celtic knots. Well then, you’re out of luck) if you hop over to this lovely guide —–> HERE {cue cuteness}

And in other news, it’s 12 min. past the last repeating date of a century.

This week in Robin Hooding…

A fun DIY for the perfect polka dot.

 

{Get all the details on this dainty veil from Green Wedding Shoes}

And from a backyard garden to a beach far away, we bring you a unique toss on the post-ceremony celebration!

{Wish you were here from Jet Fete}

Then with a leap of faith, the always creative, Diego Munoz brings us an unbelievable Trash the Dress photo once again.

{Can’t wait for his blog updates? Don’t forget to like his page and get first glimpses of  his out of this world works of art}

And finally with a tap of ruby shoes, we find ourselves back home with a personal fav. The lovely, talented, diva with the details, HeathOriginal brings us this beyond adorable Oz themed baby shower.

From lions and tigers.

To sweet baby smiles…

This couldn’t be a more perfect addition to our weekly roundup of Robin Hooding. And while I realize this last treasure is not a traditional “wedding” find, my tres adorablae niece makes it totally legit (not biased at all).

What have been your favorite finds this week? Any gorgeous gowns? Beautiful bouquets? Fabulous photographs? Please share!

 

Life’s short. Eat cake.

Sunday’s procrastination via beautiful details brought to you by E! For Etsy. and C! for Cherry Time who happens to have the coolest take on crochet.

This is not your Grandma’s needle…

{je t’aime}

And let’s just take a minute to talk about these fish.

Seriously.

{Nemo found love in a  hopeless place}

ADORBS.

So what do you think ladies and gents? Super cute right? Makes you think about taking up crochet right?

Helpful hint from experience. Those “instructional books” don’t instruct you into these cute little creations. Believe me. I tried and all I got was a floppy, lopsided start of a stocking hat. *sigh* Thankfully there are much more talented individuals in this world like Cherry Time!

Hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday’s as much as I’m enjoying my ritual of Sunday procrastination! What’s your favorite way to spend the last day of weekend bliss?

xoxo loves!

 

Add some shake to your cake…toppers! Cake Toppers with style.

Most of you know that when planning a wedding, you spend a lot of time becoming a fast friend of details. Blush vs. Pink. Roses vs. Peonies. Up vs. Down.

Even Jef wants to get caught up in the details…

But when fretting over the fine print, don’t forget to have fun with the details you can. The ones that you and your guests will likely remember rather than whether your programs matched your invites (truth, sorry ladies).

Such as spicing up your topper with mini salt & pepper shakers! Bonus: you can also keep these after the wedding as a fun reminder or perhaps a new “collectible” because that’s just what every newly wed couple needs.

ModCloth of course brings us some of the cutest, from elephant kisses to “truffles” that look like Toad from Mario. And a perk of cruising ModCloth for your cake toppers? Perusing their collections for new dresses, because let’s not forget there’s a bridal shower, bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner and honeymoon to shop plan for ladies!

 And then of course there’s the Firework Gallery, which never fails to provide the cute, the quirky, the thing you totally don’t need but is super adorable or funny so you must have. Like these.

But wait.

Then there’s that time I you Google’d “salt & pepper shakers” and wound up finding the MECCA OF ALL THINGS CUTE AND SHAKEY on none other than Amazon ~ compliments of Westland Giftware.

They seriously have all shakers you could ever want in the history of salt and peppa’.

From the standards like…

To the perfect toppers for animal obsessed lovers (me! me! me!).

{PENGUINS!}

And even miniature homages to our favorite famous couples (I swoon for Rhett & Scarlett…).

 

 So lovely ladies, what ways have you decided to celebrate the details?

Let’s tango

This year Pantone announce Tangerine Tango as 2012’s color of the year (and Florida quietly slipped them cash-cash-money under the table…), which to most of you is probably old news. But what isn’t old news is that one of my oldest, most lovable friends is using this hue in her upcoming I Do’s!

In honor of her engagement I put together a little collection of my favorite ways to incorporate this vibrant color into your big day. Let me know what you think.

{Flower Detail} {Stamp Sealed Delivered} {Watercolor Love}

Spread the word that you’re on trend and in style by adding a pop of color to your invites. If you go with the watercolor you get extra trendsetter points with this beautiful new artful way to spread the love. But once you have your invites, don’t forget to welcome your guests with this cute multi-purpose escort or place card idea (or quick citrus snack if your that guest…which I most definitely am).

{Bride Place Card}

 Flowers are one of the obvious choices with so many fun combinations and styles!

{Rose Centerpiece}  {Daffodil Bouquet | Unknown} {Rananculus and Daisy Bouquet} {Centerpiece} {Bridesmaid Bouquets}

And apparently Mother Nature’s been a trendsetter since the beginning with these beautiful floral varieties.

Since my sweet friend is planning her wedding in Portland, I just couldn’t resist adding in these Tangerine tinted birdcages (Put a bird on it! – You know you wanted to say it).

 

{ Birdcage and orchids} {Hanging Birdcage}

But these ideas are a treat for the eyes and the taste buds, which obviously make them a must-have for any Tangerine inspired wedding.

{Orange Creamcicles with Ceramic Tangerine Tipped Sticks}

{Geometric} {Floral Fondant}

{Tangerine Tango}

Tangerine Juice. Fresh Homemade Ginger Simple Syrup. Rum. What’s not to love about this adult indulgence?

But don’t forget about the kids! Keep them entertained with this fun art set – Just don’t let them near your dress.

{Art Kit}

And last but not least, what would a wedding be without a few fun accessories?

Here comes the Bride. Loud and colorfied…

{Hair Flair} {Chevron Nails} {Kate Spade Statement Necklace}

Here comes the Groom to liven up the room!

 

{Groomsmen}

Now that you have a few of these Tangerine teasers. How do you plan to tango this year?

This one’s for the (mini) girls!

In honor of my baby niece’s 5th birthday (direct quote this weekend: “I’m FIVE now!”) – please enjoy this week’s most Awwwwdorable Flower Girl ensembles!

So get ready because…

(well mini)

[Photo Credit: Here Comes the Bride; Angelic – Green Wedding Shoes; Feathers in her hair. Feathers everywhere – 1 & 4.) Emici Bridal Blush Collection 2.) Emmaline Bride 3.) Pink Bowtique; A Vintage Affair – 1.) Austin Wedding Blog 2.) Etsy – If I Were Cards 3.) J Crew 4.) Green Wedding Shoes 5.) Zappos]