30 by 30: paige’s song

Here’s a little something that has been plaguing me since I started the 30 by 30 list!  I’ve literally had the first verse of this song written for about 2…

Here’s a little something that has been plaguing me since I started the 30 by 30 list!  I’ve literally had the first verse of this song written for about 2 months, and it’s been just sitting there…  Staring at me.  Finally got some inspiration, finished it, and here she is.  It’s for my most perfect niece, Paige, who was born this summer.

In other news, do you know what tomorrow is?  Wednesday, yes, but more importantly — December!  You’ll want to make sure to stop by often next month, because I’ve got a December planned for you that will rock your socks off.  Tomorrow will kick off the festivities with a special event that’s a first-ever here at Lovely Indeed, and you won’t want to miss it!

Here’s to the holidays!  Cheers, lovelies!  xoxo

bridesmaid inspiration board #3

Here we go!  The third and final possibility of what the gals in the wedding party might rock on the big day.  Just to recap, #1 featured neutral dresses with…

Here we go!  The third and final possibility of what the gals in the wedding party might rock on the big day.  Just to recap, #1 featured neutral dresses with pops of coral and yellow in the accessories, and #2 had the girls in coral dresses with gold touches here and there.  This board shows yellow dresses with neutral accessories.  I think so far, the only thing I’m sure about is that I would love to have the girls in mismatched dresses — the whole matchy-matchy thing just doesn’t feel like me, and each of my girls is so beautifully individual that I can’t help but feature their uniqueness.  (Is that a word?  It is now.)  Tell me which is your favorite!  xoxo

1.  Wedding party photo via Green Wedding Shoes.  2.  Gold bangles via Opaleen.  3.  Nude pumps via Trendplicity.  4.  Bridesmaid photo via Green Wedding Shoes.  5.  Escapade dress from Nanette Lepore.  6.  Tent dress via Alloy Girl.  7. Marc Jacobs leather heart clutch.  8.  Bridesmaid photo via Green Wedding Shoes.  9.  Beachy waves hair via Ashley Anne Beauty Blog.  10.  Shoulder-tie dress from American Eagle.  11.  Pernilla necklace from Anthropologie.  12.  Essie Fed Up nail polish.  13.  Chanel pearly inlaid strass necklace.  14.  Bridesmaid photo via Wine and Roses.

bridesmaid inspiration board #2

{Image via Lovelorn Unicorn.} Remember how I said I was having a hard time deciding what to have my three darling bridesmaids wear in the wedding?  Well, here’s incarnation numero…

{Image via Lovelorn Unicorn.}

Remember how I said I was having a hard time deciding what to have my three darling bridesmaids wear in the wedding?  Well, here’s incarnation numero dos.  While the last concept was mismatched neutrals with pops of colorful jewelry and clutches.  This version has the girls in various shades of coral, with neutral and gold accessories.  Leave a comment and tell me what ya think!  xoxo

Coral dress via StyleHive.  Nica Posie clutch via Polyvore.  Earrings via The Gold Jewelry.  Diamonds by the Yard bracelet from Tiffany.  Badgley Mischka Tai Ruffle Pumps via Running With Heels.

rue magazine and girls with glasses

Okay, first of all, if you’ve never seen Rue Magazine online, you’re missing out.  Drop whatever you’re doing, get a cup of your favorite holiday beverage, and clear your schedule,…

Okay, first of all, if you’ve never seen Rue Magazine online, you’re missing out.  Drop whatever you’re doing, get a cup of your favorite holiday beverage, and clear your schedule, because you’re going to want to cozy up to this for a while.  Rue is chock full of beautiful inspiration and photos that you won’t want to quit staring at.

This issue of Rue features one of my favorite spreads yet — a swingin’ holiday party setup with The Girls with Glasses.  The Girls with Glasses are Brooke and Summer, the creators and hosts of a talk show that “was founded for every woman who wants to be entertained while also being informed and enlightened.”  In other words, savvy, sassy girls showcasing relevant topics.

Don’t miss Rue Magazine or The Girls with Glasses — so much fun and inspiration in such beautiful packages!  And bonus — there’s a little free download for the cutest holiday gift tags around.  xoxo

{Photography by Feather Love for Rue Magazine.}

happy thanksgiving!

Isn’t that pretty?  It’s from a gorgeous fall wedding inspiration shoot over at Style Me Pretty.  It reminds me of what Thanksgiving looks like at my parents’ house, so I…

Isn’t that pretty?  It’s from a gorgeous fall wedding inspiration shoot over at Style Me Pretty.  It reminds me of what Thanksgiving looks like at my parents’ house, so I thought I’d share.

I’m taking a day off from the blog world tomorrow, to take some time to celebrate being thankful (and to stuff my face).  I’ve loved hearing all about what you’re grateful for during our Week of Gratitude — thanks for sharing!  So here’s wishing you a wonderful day, full of people you love and food that’s too delicious to pass up.

week of gratitude: my pals

When you live a long way from home, it’s crucial to have friends that feel like family.  I find myself surrounded by what I think are some of the best…

When you live a long way from home, it’s crucial to have friends that feel like family.  I find myself surrounded by what I think are some of the best peeps in this crazy city, and for that, I’m truly grateful.  What a comfort to know that there are people in the world who will spend a Saturday helping you move into a new apartment, or who will make you look gorgeous for your headshots, or who will hold your hand because you’re too freaked out to try on a wedding dress by yourself.  (Just, ya know, a few examples.)  And, bonus for me — during my short trips home, I have a brigade of friends in California who are equally as awesome.  Don’t know how I got so lucky.  xoxo

week of gratitude: sparkles!

We’re taking a departure from the super-serious to give thanks for something a little frivolous — today, I’m thankful for anything that’s sparkly, spangly, and otherwise light-catching.  Because sometimes, a…

We’re taking a departure from the super-serious to give thanks for something a little frivolous — today, I’m thankful for anything that’s sparkly, spangly, and otherwise light-catching.  Because sometimes, a little sequin here and glitter there just makes a girl feel better. (The Deborah Lippman nail polish is called “Boom Boom Pow,” and has flecks of 24 karat gold in it!  I mean, come ON!)  xoxo

Shoes from Christian LouboutinDeborah Lippman and Dior nail polish. Purple dress via Couture Carrie.  Silver dress via IBTimes.  Cardigan via Couture Carrie Confetti System pinatas and garlands.  Ban.do heart shoe clips.

week of gratitude: paigers

Happy Monday, lovelies!  Thought I’d start out the week by being grateful for the tiniest (and by tiny, I mean about 12 pounds) blessing in my life:  my most perfect…

Happy Monday, lovelies!  Thought I’d start out the week by being grateful for the tiniest (and by tiny, I mean about 12 pounds) blessing in my life:  my most perfect niece, Paige.  In case you’re wondering, Paige also goes by Paigie, Paigers, Paigie Cakes, Paige Monster, Paigie Pants, Blueberry, or just Monkey (that’s my favorite).  Paige likes to pass the time by drooling, laughing, eating, and looking at herself in the mirror.  She loves to read with her Daddy, and sing with her Mommy, and I’m pretty sure she’s the most amazing 5-month-old kid I know.

How could this little peach not be at the top of the things I’m most thankful for?  And while we’re at it, let’s be grateful for the two brilliant people that made this kid.  They’re pretty much the coolest sister and bro-in-law on the block.  Any block.  All the blocks.

I love my family.  xoxo

saturday bonus blog: going to the chapel

Hey there, night owls!  I’ve got a little something for you to browse while you get gussied up for your big Saturday night. Here’s a sneak peek at the church…

Hey there, night owls!  I’ve got a little something for you to browse while you get gussied up for your big Saturday night.

Here’s a sneak peek at the church where Mr. Lovely and I will be tying the knot!  It’s a little parish in Sacramento, CA.  The setting is just beautiful; lots of red brick and gorgeous overhanging trees.  The carving over the door is Romans 5:5 — “God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.”

It’s the perfect little place.  xoxo

week of gratitude: snippets of nature

I grew up on a farm in California, in a house that was nestled in among acres and acres of orchards.  If they weren’t orchards, they were fields, and if…

I grew up on a farm in California, in a house that was nestled in among acres and acres of orchards.  If they weren’t orchards, they were fields, and if they weren’t fields, they were dirt roads…  You get the picture.  Suffice it to say, I grew up where it was very leafy and green, and that’s the way I like it.

In NYC, leafy and green is the exception.  Here, the rule is square and cement, so any time I come across something leafy and green, I’m extra thankful.  Out one of the windows in the new apartment, across the airshaft, is a perfect little specimen toward which I send my gratitude today.  This guy decided to change colors recently, and he put on quite a show for those of us with windows facing this particular airshaft.

So today, I’m thankful for this little snippet of nature in an exceedingly un-natural city.  What are you thankful for?  xoxo

friday bonus blog: what i’m wearing

I spent about 3 months in Asia last year, doing a show and traveling in Shanghai, Beijing, and Tokyo.  One of the best things about my time there was the…

I spent about 3 months in Asia last year, doing a show and traveling in Shanghai, Beijing, and Tokyo.  One of the best things about my time there was the shopping — hands down.  And one of my favorite purchases from Shanghai happens to be the shirt that I’m wearing today.  I saw it and loved it, partially because I thought the little girl looked like me, and partially because it’s just so stinkin’ cute.  Also, I love that she’s a Mickey Mouse fan.  And finally, I bargained it down in price to about half of the original cost.  I think it ended up being the equivalent of about 2 American dollars.  And that made it even better.  xoxo