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Aqua + Gold Inspiration

Aqua + Gold Inspiration

It all started when I spotted this dress: And then I saw this cake: And then I stumbled upon this, this, and these: And now, I’ve been noticing pretty aqua and gold details everywhere.  It’s not a particularly Autumn/Fall color combination, but it looks breezy, relaxed, and glam at the same time. As for the dress... (read more)
Purple + Grey Paint Color Palette

Purple + Grey Paint Color Palette

One request I’ve been getting recently is the name of actual paint colors to match up to the wedding color palettes I’ve been putting together.  So, starting with the most highly in demand (purple + grey,) here’s a set of paint colors that you can go out and get at any Benjamin Moore paint store.... (read more)
And....we're back!

And….we’re back!

Hello Sweet and Lovely readers! Clearly it’s been a while since I’ve posted here, but in honor of the site’s six month anniversary today (woo woo!) I figured I’d make my return to posting. Rather than go on about how I’ve been neglecting the blog because I’ve been crazy busy at work, or studying for... (read more)
Tuesday's Top...Jewels

Tuesday’s Top…Jewels

I just saw the April 2012 cover of Elle UK with Ashely Olsen and love her dress — all of the jewels, all of the colors.  It’s beautiful.  Such a fresh look for spring. If you want to incorporate some fun (faux!) jewels into your wardrobe, here are some great accessories to brighten things up:... (read more)
Sweet and Lovely Hair Bow

Sweet and Lovely Hair Bow

Hair bows have been all over the internet recently.  (Remember, this photo?) Well, ASOS has come up with a clever way to get the look by just clipping in a pre-made hair bow (because sometimes you just don’t feel like doing it yourself.) It’s a quirky look, for sure, but something about it is just... (read more)
Tuesday's Top...Stripes

Tuesday’s Top…Stripes

I’ve been totally craving some stripes recently.  I have a couple striped items in my closet, but I keep seeing stripes everywhere and it’s starting to rub off on me.  I especially love the striped shoes (#2) — great inspiration for Spring/Summer.  Those need to be on my feet, on a beach somewhere. :)  1:... (read more)
Yellow Happiness

Yellow Happiness

Remember that glam yellow dress from Adele’s Vogue photoshoot?  I happened to come across it today — it’s an Oscar de la Renta for the low, low price of $5,000.  Really, it’s one of my all-time favs. But, since I won’t be buying that dress anytime soon, here are a few other ideas to put some... (read more)
Tuesday's Top...Etsy Shops

Tuesday’s Top…Etsy Shops

There are so many great things to discover on Etsy, but sometimes it can be tough to sort through the less awesome stuff to really find the gems.  Here are a handful of my favorite shops, to help you narrow your search and see what goodies you can find. (And tell me, what are YOUR favorite... (read more)
How to: Winged Eyeliner

How to: Winged Eyeliner

Feeling inspired by Adele’s beautiful photos?  Want to look instantly more glamorous and add some major drama to your outfit?  Learn how to “wing” your eyeliner! Here’s a great video tutorial giving you an easy to follow step-by-step: [source] If you’re looking for something a bit more smokey and dramatic, one of these might be... (read more)
Water, Water Everywhere

Water, Water Everywhere

Watercolor patterns are popping up everywhere these days.  So pretty, don’t you think? Pretty Watercolor Petals Dinner Plates, Anthropologie Watercolor iPhone Case, Society 6 Paint an Impression Watercolor Dress, Modcloth Lovely watercolor ribbon (with a step-by-step for making it yourself), Ruffled Blog   Sweet watercolor mirror, Apartment Therapy Floral Watercolor Dress , Ruche Watercolor Map Print,... (read more)
Tuesday's Top...iPad Cases

Tuesday’s Top…iPad Cases

So not only do I not have an iPhone but I also don’t have an iPad.  As I said before, I’m so behind the times (my mom even has an iPad already!)  :) But my post last month on the cutest iPhone cases was a huge hit with you guys, and has consistently been one... (read more)
Sweet and Lovely Shopping

Sweet and Lovely Shopping

Have you guys heard of eShakti?  If you can look past the strange name, you’ll find a great online shop full of cute, unique pieces.  Lots of fun prints, bold colors and vintage-inspired looks. Plus, they’ll customize anything to suit your needs.  Want longer sleeves?  Higher neckline?  Shorter hem?  Want it to fit your measurements exactly?... (read more)
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