Monday, October 29, 2012

Hitchin' a Ride

Rock & Republic Skirt(shop it)/ Forever 21 Top(shop similar), Sunglasses, & Bracelets/ Madden Girl Heels/ Coach Bag(shop similar)/ NY&Co. Watch
After looking through today's outfit pictures I realize that my roadside location, Angelina leg, and 'OUI!' shirt make it look like I dressed up as a hitchhiker for Halloween. But when we were driving around and I saw this endless row of trees full of red leaves, I had to make my driver fiance pull over. From the Pumpkin Spice Lattes, to the tank top weather, and the SF Giants kicking @$$ in the World Series I couldn't be happier right now!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Golden Chevrons

If you couldn't tell from my last post, I'm definitely loving chevron prints right now. So when I started brainstorming for my engagement photoshoot I decided I wanted to incorporate the fabulous print into our props! I can't want to get back all of our pictures to share with you but for now I give you a sneak peek of the picnic we had :-) That's Gladys above, our seriously amazing photographer, taking some stills of my new favorite picnic blanket!
I was searching the internet for cute picnic blankets and found this blog post by Twig and Thistle. It looked simple enough, so my fiance and I went to Home Depot to pick up a canvas drop cloth, painter's tape, and gold spray paint. It took us 2 or 3 hours to get it all done and discovered afterwards that we forgot to tape off a few small spots, but I love how it turned out! The only thing I would do differently is maybe prime it first so the color really pops. I have a canvas tote that I've been meaning to spray paint with a fun print so now I'm definitely motivated! Here are a few more pics from start to finish.

Create a template. We used cardboard and measured out for 3 inch stripes on our 5X5 blanket.
Trace your template onto your blanket and be sure to tape off all of the areas you don't want painted.
Paint! We used two cans of Rustoleum Gold Spray Paint.
Let dry and remove your tape.
Hello pretty blanket!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Biking in Wedges

Romper, TJ Maxx/ Wedges & Clutch, Target/ Forever 21 Necklace/ InPink Cuff/ NY&Co. Watch/ House of Harlow Sunglasses
Finally, here is my outfit for day 2 of the wine festival! I wanted to wear something cute & cozy, and appropriate for the hot weather. These wedges are so comfortable every time I wear them that I was certain I'd be able to ride my bike from winery to winery with ease. Boy was I wrong! The heat + wedges + bike + the wine still lingering in my system from the day before = me sitting on the side of the road calling my mom to come pick up my bike and me! #EpicFail
But hey, even if it was on the side of the road, I'm glad I was able to show off my new romper to all of the passersby :-)