Friday, April 17, 2009

Style Starts Early!

I just HAVE to briefly brag about little Savvy toddler. She made it to the homepage of {the fabulous} Cookie Magazine for the "Styled by Mom" contest!! Not sure how long she will be there--but a very, very proud mommy:) Check her (and her profile) out at Cookie Mag:) Have a great weekend!


Badgley Mischka "Chaz"
$199 @
$215 @

Monday, April 13, 2009

A Pink + Turquoise Baby Shower!

Soooo, for those who don't know, hubby and I are expecting a little girl in a few months! We had a coed baby shower/brunch this past weekend which was GREAT times and I wanted to share a few photos. We had the shower at Bravo in Woodmere, Ohio:) Enjoy!

We had three kinds of 'color coded' cupcakes: strawberry, lemon and chocolate. Also had a small cake. They were freshly baked that morning and OH so delish!
Super cute personalized cupcake toppers courtesy of Etsy shop Bug and Boo:)
My DIY cupcake stands! I searched and searched for cute cupcake stands (not a huge fan of the basic wire kind--and not a fan of spending LOTS of $$$ on something like this...) until I had an epiphany in Dollar Tree! My cupcake stands cost $2 each to make and my pink cake platter was $1. For the cupcake stands I simply flipped over those pink containers and hot glued them to some plastic serving platters. Super sturdy and very cute.
Baby's wooden letters. They adorned the cake table but will eventually be hung in her (pink and turquoise) nursery!
Martha stewart tissue poms and DIY carnation pomander atop blue mason jars were the table decor.
Gift bag stickers from Etsy shop SassyCat...
More cupcakes and gift bags. We gave away fortune cookies and instant win lottery scratch offs.
My beloved carnation CPs! These were simple to make with floral foam and carns but beware! Took FORTY-FIVE carnations to cover ONE 8-inch Oasis floral foam ball! (Live and learn). 
Some zebra on the spray rose centers for whimsy. Guests took these home.
The dessert table more time!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Tidbit: Bouquet Wraps

Sometimes I come across random things that seem to not be worthy of a full post but inspire me still. So I'll share!
Creative and pretty bouquet stem wraps-- one done in vintage buttons with ballet style wrap and the other done in a gorgeous jacquard fabric over satin with bling! Enjoy!

This one is done in silk voile with ivory cord binding

credit: Flower Design UK

Monday, April 6, 2009

Not Your Mother's Dyeables

Dyeable satin shoes have a come a longgggg way from what I remember them being a decade ago--or even just a few years ago. Actually, they've come a long way since just last year!

Gone are the days of the boring, characterless satin dyeable shoe (think Coloriffics (which also have come a long way!)).

Today, top designers like Kate Spade, Stu Weitzman and Giuseppe Zanotti have gotten in on the special occasions/dyeable market and have really expanded the options and upped the style for brides looking for the perfect shoe in the perfect color.

Even David's Bridal is carrying a much more flavorful selection of dyeable wedding day shoes. Check out their collection here
One of my favorite web sites to browse dyeables is My Glass Slipper.

Here are a few I thought were drop dead gorgeous!

Badgley Mischka


Kate Spade Clarice

Martinez Valero Zenith (ok so I'm cheating because this shoe is avail in white and ivory but isn't was just too purty to exclude..)

Kate Spade Lover