Modern Brass

Modern Brass

Want to give your home a modern, fresh update?  Get on board with brass! I know, I know — brass is usually so shiny and cheap-looking and not very awesome.  But recently I’ve been noticing a more modern brass.  This brass has a matte finish, a darker patina, looks entirely...(read more)
Welcome to my Sweet and Lovely Life!

Welcome to my Sweet and Lovely Life!

  My life might be sweet and lovely, but currently it is also very unorganized. Maybe you’re like me, and you find tons of interesting, creative, inspiring, and beautiful stuff online everyday — then you immediately forget everything you saw, and scratch your head wondering where you found that lovely...(read more)
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6: Glamorous Party Ideas

6: Glamorous Party Ideas

Need some ideas for making your New Year’s Eve party glamorous and sophisticated?  Here are some party photos to give you some inspiration:    1. Balloons on the ceiling!  An easy way to make a fun party space. [Photo found here.] 2. Pillar candles, chandeliers, and tall flower arrangements for a glamorous evening. [Photo found here.]... (read more)
7: Pretty Party Hairstyles

7: Pretty Party Hairstyles

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8: Pretty Pumps

8: Pretty Pumps

New Year’s Eve is four days away and in our countdown to the big night we’ve already featured 10 sparkly party dresses and 9 beautiful champagne glasses.  Today we found 8 pretty pumps to help you ring in the New Year: 1: Serra Pump, Diane von Furstenberg, $375 / 2: Stella, Badgley Mischka, $169 / 3:... (read more)
9: Ways to Cheers

9: Ways to Cheers

What will you be using at midnight to toast the new year?  Here’s a selection of lovely champagne flutes to give you a few ideas: 1: Cheers 4 Flute Set, Mikasa, $59 / 2: Dorset Champagne Flute, Williams-Sonoma, $56 / 3: Platinum Petals Flute, Anthropologie, $14 4: Bubbly Dot Saucer Pair, kate spade, $88 / 5: Edge Flute,... (read more)
10: New Year's Eve Party Dresses

10: New Year’s Eve Party Dresses

What will you be wearing when the ball drops this year?  Here are some short, sparkly, and fun dresses for inspiration: 1: Cluster Bead Dress, Parker for Shopbop, $300 / 2: Heidi Crystal Belt Dress, Alice + Olivia, $350 / 3: West Village Fete Dress, Mod Cloth, $105   4: One Shoulder Dress in Metallic Jacquard, ASOS,... (read more)
Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas! (and a Happy Hanukkah!)  I’ve got a weekend packed with good family and good times.  I won’t be posting over the weekend, but check back on Monday for the start of our Countdown to New Year’s series. [photo found here] (read more)
Friday's Sweet and Lovely Finds

Friday’s Sweet and Lovely Finds

    A snowflake for your wall. (From above) Prettymaps! Wrap your packages with a vintage brooch.  (More wrapping inspiration here, and here.  Get some ideas for your holiday gifts!) Beautiful wallpaper — this is something I definitely, definitely need.  The subtle pattern would look great in so many spaces. Green wellies?  Yes, please.  Time... (read more)
Peppermint Whoopie Pies

Peppermint Whoopie Pies

These look like a sweet and lovely Christmas treat.  Michelle from Brown Eyed Baker has a great selection of recipes on her site.  And awesome photographs of all of her creations.  These will make a great dessert for the holidays this weekend — give ’em a try! Peppermint Whoopie Pie, from Brown Eyed Baker For... (read more)
Inspiration: White Winter Weddings

Inspiration: White Winter Weddings

Who says wedding season has to be the spring? These photos make a winter wedding look downright magical. Cozy, romantic, unique and special. Here is some inspiration for your own winter wedding planning. The only thing missing is a mug of hot cocoa and a beautiful warm fire to end the night:  [Top Row: Barn,... (read more)
Beautiful Hotel Destinations

Beautiful Hotel Destinations

Is there anything better than a beautiful hotel?  I think I need to add that to my list of favorite things.  I came across an awesome site which features some amazing hotels from around the world — each one more beautiful than the next. Here are a few of my favorites.  I’d happily stay in... (read more)
Get the Look: Vintage Sparkle

Get the Look: Vintage Sparkle

Love the vintage styling in this Vanity Fair photo shoot by photographer Signe Vilstrup.  Like many vintage styles, it’s all about red lips and intricate details. The main items in this look are obviously the gold dress and the red lipstick, but a few subtle things help give the outfit some depth: Texture: The nude... (read more)
Current Blog Obsession

Current Blog Obsession

  Aren’t these sketches beautiful?  I stumbled on the blog My Closet in Sketches from the We Love DC blog this weekend, and immediately got wrapped up in all of Lauren’s lovely fashion drawings.  I’m amazed by how perfect her drawings look — completely capturing the look of the outfits she’s putting together, even down... (read more)
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