If you know me at all, you know I’m just crazy about Tiffany’s! So when I found out there is a new line of wedding dresses all inspired by Audrey Hepburn as the fabulous Holly Golightly, I was beyond excited! The Bridal Collection was created by Reem Arca for Spring of 2018. The beautiful gowns come in both white and black, paying tribute to Holly’s classic black gowns from the film.
When planning our wedding, I always had in the back of my mind ideas for a guest book. I knew I didn’t want to be too traditional, but I also wanted something classic that could stand the test of time.
After looking through Pinterest and various weddings on the web, I came across the idea of a champagne bottle that your guests sign. This idea was so chic and classic! We ended up purchasing a bottle of Dom Pérignon circa 2006.
Guests were able to sign both the bottle and the box it came in. Now we have a beautiful display from our wedding. Plus, when our 5oth anniversary comes around we will have some delicious bubbly to toast to!
Lauren Conrad just released her newest runway collection, and let me say: IN LOVE! This beautiful collection is now available at LCRunway.com. This collection gives a fabulous nod to the 1920s. It has rich, dark colors, silks, velvets, & lace that offer that vintage, yet modern feel. Here are a few of my favorites:
I recently moved into my new apartment, & I am in love! It is beyond beautiful, and I love putting my touches into every part of it. I’m still in the process of unpacking. I just never realized how much stuff I have. I thought I’d post a few pictures to give you an idea of my style & decorating aesthetic. I try to go for the eclectic style, similar to Monica’s apartment on FRIENDS.
Let me know what you think in the comments below!
Happy Tuesday, everyone!
Here are some photos of Marilyn Monroe that I thought were so pretty! These were taken the last year of her life. I always had a fondness for this era in her life. Her style was drifting from the glamour of the forties & fifties, to a more modern sixties take. The outfits she started to wear around this time always remind me of my Great Nan. I think she looks lovely, & I wish we could have seen Marilyn throughout the other decades. She would have been a show stopper!
One of my favorite actresses, Marilyn Monroe was captivating beyond words. While best known for her sex appeal & gorgeous looks, I’ve always been intrigued by the lesser known sides of her. Marilyn grew up in various orphanages. Her mother was declared insane, something that she feared she would inherit throughout her life. She had miscarriages, which took away her personal desires of being a mother.
She was also very intelligent. She wrote poetry, studied acting, & wanted to be taken seriously as an actress. She fought to be paid as much as the next leading actress. While Elizabeth Taylor made $1,000,000 for Cleopatra, Marilyn was making $100,000 for Something’s Got to Give during that same time. Before her death, she finally convinced Fox to give her $1,000,000 for a two-picture deal.
Each of these films prove that Marilyn Monroe had something to offer. While she was obviously beautiful, her talent cannot be denied. She took her craft of acting seriously, and acted so well that people believed she was the “dumb blonde” persona that she played in films. I hope she can be remembered for a little more than that persona. She wanted to be taken seriously, believed in, & respected. Watching these films, I hope you remember that, & see Marilyn Monroe in a different light. I think it’s only fitting that her films be remembered for not only her beauty, but talent. Enjoy!
1. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Jane Russell co-stars in this romantic comedy. Singers Lorelei Lee (Marilyn) and Dorothy Shaw (Jane) travel to Paris, pursued by a private detective hired by the disapproving father of Lorelei’s fiancé to keep an eye on her, as well as a rich, enamored old man and many other doting admirers. This movie boasts the famous “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend” number. Enchanting!
2. How To Marry A Millionaire
Three girlfriends live frugally in the city, though not by choice, trying to find millionaire husbands to feed their caviar tastes. Funny and a great watch with your bestie!
3. The Seven Year Itch
You know about this movie whether you realize it or not. Marilyn’s (in)famous white dress billowing over the city grate is one of the most-known movie scenes in history. It has been reenacted hundreds of times over the years. It was reported that this scene was the reason for Joe DiMaggio & Marilyn’s divorce. It’s hard to believe that her title in this film is simply “The Girl.” Marilyn was really making her mark with this film!
4. Some Like It Hot
Tony Curtis & Jack Lemmon co-star in this 20’s based comedy. Both men disguise themselves as women in order to hide from the mob. They join a ladies chorus, where Sugar, played by Marilyn, takes them in as friends. A light-hearted comedy!
5. Something’s Got to Give
This was Marilyn’s last film, unfinished. Sadly, she died before completion. Footage from what was filmed was pieced together forming a roughly 40 minute video. I’ve watched it, & believe this would have helped bring Marilyn back into the spotlight. She looked radiant. This film was later remade staring Doris Day in Marilyn’s part.