Thursday, October 30, 2014

Great advice from Jenna Lyons

She's hardworking,  wildly successful, ridiculously cool and smart too.  Thought this was some great advice and a good reminder.  

1. I work on my instincts.  At the end of the day, it's all you have.  If you don't trust yourself, no one else is going to either.

2. You can't fix yesterday.  And don't beat yourself up over it - the only reason to beat yourself up is if you don't learn from it.

3. Respect honesty and transparency.  There is no room for people who can't give a clear and honest opinion.

4. I feel like I'm learning - and making mistakes - all the time!  But if I wasn't and suddenly felt so stagnant, that would be the thing that would make me not want to work.

5. When I was younger, I always wanted things to be easier - but I learned that there are always some things in flux and always chasing.  Then I realized that makes things far more interesting.

6. Whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger.  There is no question it's a cliche, but it's true.

7. Never assume that just because we did it one way means that we can do it again the same next time.

8. I realized early on that no matter what I am feeling and no matter what is happening to me, either personally or professionally, there is no place for that (in the workplace).  I am really good at compartmentalizing, probably to a fault!  When you force yourself to do it, you realize that it's not as bad as you think.

9. I don't want to stay looking the same.  Someone once said that they didn't recognize me because I wasn't wearing a red lip, so I thought, "Oh, I won't wear a red lip for a while."

10. Giving feedback in the creative world is delicate.  I spend a lot of time picking at my words carefully.

Porter Magazine

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wedding Wednesday

Have you guys been following along with all the wedding goodness over at I Love Love Events?  If not, here's what you've missed in the past week.

Learn how to steal the style from the table top above over on Something Turquoise.

See the poppiest bridal party around on my weekly round-up.

Check out a fancy mood board for the dream 30th birthday party that I didn't throw myself.

Discover six celebrities who got married wearing Oscar de la Renta.

Find out my picks for top five unconventional wedding dress trends from New York Bridal Fashion Week.

and see 10 gorgeous hanging floral arrangements.

Monday, October 27, 2014

A @DonaldDrawberston Halloween!

Do you guys know who Donald Roberson is?  Creative director, illustrator, Instagram celebrity, J. Crew collaborator, he and his drawings were the inspiration for my fashion-lover, very-of-the-moment Halloween costume and I made Kyle dress up, try out the Baby Bjorn and play too.  Here are the silly photos we took.

After I instagrammed our costume, something amazing happened!  Donald drew me, dressed as his art.  God love the internet!

Friday, October 24, 2014

It's Friday I'm in Love (with color-adding rugs)

I've been dreaming of rugs lately.  I am so inspired by all the fantastic bright options out there, from kilim to Persian.  I was all set to pull the on a beauty for a little girls room, but finding out it was a boy, probably saved us quite a large expense in the rug dept.  Here are a few of my favorite color-adding rugs lately.

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

PS for lots more great rug inspiration, check out the queen of fun rugs, Amber Interiors.

Have a fun weekend!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wedding Wednesday

Now that I've blogging all things wedding from I Love Love, I thought for wedding Wednesdays here on out, I will update you on the happenings over there.

All the links to the creepy Halloween mood board above here.

We introduced readers to the amazing Michigan-based wedding photographer, Kathy Davies.

A happy end-of-week round up.

Our first reader question answered, I went shopping for sparkly, textured, adorable flower girl dresses.

Do you have a wedding related question?  Hop on over to the I Love Love facebook page or tweet us @iloveloveevents and we will answer those questions on the blog.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Polished Black Backpacks

One of my very favorite accessories of the moment is the backpack.  It's practical, it's trendy and at the moment they are very polished.  I admit I have a problem carting around too much crap.  If I could find the perfect backpack, at least I could give one shoulder some relief.  Check out some favorites below. 

row 1: The Row / Rag & Bone / Kelsi Dagger
row 2: 3.1 Philip Lim / Jerome Dryefuss / Kate Sheridan
row 3: Need Supple Co. / Alexander Wang / The Sak

photos: 1 / 2 / 3