Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Notice Anything Different?

Hi there, notice anything different?  How about the new blog design?  What do you think?  Awhile back I mentioned that Lindsay and I were working on this little project.  It was so fun to research other blogs, colors and backgrounds that appealed to me.  I provided her the color palette and a couple background options, and she came back with several header choices.  I chose the one I’m using now because it’s clean, modern and fun.

Color Palette

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Header Option #1


Header Option #2


Header Option #3 (The winner – Obvi)


I think it looks great, and I hope you like it too!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Check out Chena Design!

I have mentioned the talents of my sweet sister-in-law before, and now I couldn’t be prouder of her.  If you get a chance, check out her new website Chena Design that launched last week. 


It includes her diverse portfolio with beautiful shots of her work including:

Wedding Stationary


Custom Monogramming and hand lettering


Personalized stationary and invitations (how cute is their Holiday Card from this past year?!)


Graphic Design




and more!!

If you need any design work done, she’s your gal, and you can contact her here.  In fact, she designed an awesome new blog header and background for me that I can’t wait to share! 

*All images belong to Lindsay Bolton from Chena Design

Thursday, March 24, 2011

New Favorite Blogs!

So I’ve had the pleasure of finding some awesome new (for me anyway) blogs over the past couple of months and wanted to share…Here they are by category.

Design / Humorous

Peppermint Bliss


Check out this blogger’s eclectic and awesome home in the latest addition of Rue.  Her style is unique and fun, and her posts are hilarious!

Sketch 42


This blogger has amazing style as featured in the third of addition of Rue – it’s gorgeous!  She also has a penchant for reality TV – with a real love for Real Housewives.  She is hilarious and artistic – a blogger bff!


Sheridan French


Saw this designer highlighted on my all time favorite, Elements of Style, and fell in love with the Designer’s blog!  Her sense of style and fashion is fun and original, and I enjoy her honesty and humor about balancing work and home.  (And she’s from Ft. Worth so extra points!!)

Red Fashion Carpet Awards


This has saved me so much money.  There’s  no need to buy the Us Magazine’s and People' of the world when all the beautiful celebrity fashion (without the horrible stories) is here!

What are you favorite blogs!?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Cocktail Dress Online Sale – Starts Now!

I’m going to apologize in advance for how long this post is going to be. But the Cocktail Dress Project post from Monday sparked some interest – mostly from people not in Houston, SO I decided to host an online sale instead of an event at our place. I photographed each of the dresses, and their respective tags so you can see the size as well as the brand. I apologize for my lack of photography skills – if you want another picture, just let me know!

Here are the sale guidelines…

  1. Dresses will be sold first come, first serve.
  2. Dresses will be sold for the listed price + shipping costs. If you are interested, please leave a comment on my blog (or facebook if you are not a follower) with your email address, so I can get back to you personally. All dresses will be dry cleaned and in ready to wear condition!
  3. If you are unhappy with the dress after you receive it because it doesn’t fit, etc. I will happily refund the price of the dress, and you will just be charged for the shipping costs.
  4. Dresses listed as 'ON HOLD' means they are being held for someone, but if the dress doesn't fit, they will be on sale again, so let me know if you're interested.
  5. Happy Closet shopping and thanks for your interest!

Anthropologie Dress – Size 4; $40, (SOLD)



Nanette Lepore – Never Worn! Size 0, On sale for $40, (SOLD)



BCBG Dress – Size 2 (note, runs large), On sale for $40 (ON HOLD)



BCBG Dress, Size Small, tear in bottom tier, unnoticeable – On sale for $40



Laundry Dress, Size 4, On Sale for $40 (ON HOLD)



Neiman’s Dress, Size 2 , Note: dress is one shouldered, On sale for $45 (ON HOLD)



BCBG “Auburn” Dress, Size 4, On Sale for $40 (SOLD)



BCBG Dress, Size 2, On sale for $45



Anthropologie Dress, Size 4 (Purchased after seeing Ashley Judd wear it on a talk show :)) On sale for $35 (ON HOLD)



ABS Dress, Size XS, On sale for $30 (SOLD)



BCBG Dress, The Size is missing on this dress, but I’m pretty sure it’s a Small, Also, it’s strapless. On sale for $30



David Meister Dress, Size 8 (runs very small and has been altered) If you are a 4-6, it should fit. On sale for $30.



Online Cocktail Dress SALE!

Starts at 7:00 p.m. CDT tonight!   Hope you’ll stop by and check it out!


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Monday, March 21, 2011

Potential Project::Cocktail Dress Sale

So, in light of our recent news and upcoming move to Chi-town, I'm trying to think small. Not only is Chicago a bit pricier, we will be on a student budget...Therefore, I'm thinking about ways to downsize. One idea I have is to host a dress sale at our apartment. I have always had a weakness for cocktail dresses, and I currently have a closet full of designer labeled dresses (Laundry, Milly, BCBG, Anthropologie, Nanette Lepore, etc.) that have been worn only a handful of times.

I'd love to host a sale at our apartment, where I will put dresses for sale at a great price. Most of the dresses retailed around $200, and everything will be listed around $40 or less. Of course, mimosas and other good girly treats will be served!

What are your thoughts - do you think this would work? Would it be fun? Here are some of the MANY dresses I have in mind, so you can check them out!

BCBG dress, Size 4, purchased in 2007 (cute guy on the left not included)


Left - Anthropologie Dress, Size 4, purchased in 2009 (the two times it’s been worn, I got a ton of compliments!)

Right – Laundry dress, Size 4 – purchased in 2010; don’t have a full length pictures, but dress hits about 2-3” above knee.

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Left – BCBG, Size S, purchased in 2007 (slight snag in bottom tier – I will sell cheap)

Right – BCBG; size 4; purchased in 2009 (perfect for Auburn fans!)


Left – Milly, Size Small, purchased in 2007 (weird angle because I’m sitting)

Right – Milly, Size S, purchased in 2007

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I have many more dresses, but this is getting embarrassing posting pics of myself. Let me know your thoughts and if you would be interested! If you can’t make a stop by, I can always ship!