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R is for Ruffles (not the delicious potato chip ones...)

Good Monday Morning all! I hope you had a lovely, romantic Valentines weekend. We did! Dallas even got a record FOOT of snow- so it was a snow day for me and G on Friday. We even ventured outside to make an Abominable Snow Westie (complete with Oreo Cookie eyes and nose.) He looks just like Calvin, right? Except that Cal is gross and sort of a yellowish shade, and Geoff says he smells like a Cheeto...anyway, I digress...

On to the ruffles! (Which, by the way, I can't seem to get enough of.) And lucky for me-they are everywhere. These sunny, yummy, girly numbers are the antidote to all the blucky weather we've been having. Spring-are you almost here?


Tutu Tank from Anthropologie

Colorblock Ruffle Romper at Arden B
Definitely need tyhis one for the honeymoon :)

Ruffled Shower Curtain from India Rose
If I didn't have to share my bathroom with a boy, I would already have this in fushcia...

Kensie Confetti Streaks Ruffle Bottom Dress from Piperlime

Waterfall Ruffle Curtain from Urban Outfitters

Ruffle Front Blouse from Victorias Secret


Fashiony-Girl Crushes

Good Monday Morning all! It is totally disgusting in Dallas today-all rainy and such. Gag. It was such a chore to get to work this morning-it was like national "run-Lauren-down-in-your-big-hunting-truck-day." Seriously?Sheesh. Anyway, I arrived alive and well and promptly began slurping down coffee & checking my morning blogs. I have to say, I always read my design blogs later in the day (ie. Decor 8, Creature Comforts, Design Sponge, Made by Girl, Making it Lovely...I could go on forever...(check my "blogs i heart" link for a full list) but I am ALWAYS dying to read the fashion blogs first. Nothing starts my day off better. Join me, won't you? 


I cannot get enough of Chloe (above) over at The Chloe Conspiracy.
I adore her writing style-she is hysterical & very honest & her style is so fabulous!
Plus, she has to of the cutest long haired chihuahuas ever! 


Also totally addicted to Emily (above) at Cupcakes and Cashmere.
Could she be anymore stunning, funny, and fashionable?
I think not. 

Next is one of my fave Indie fashion bloggers, the fabulous face behind Second Skin.
She is the queen of affordable & inspiring. 

Anh over at 9 to 5 Chic is on the other side of the coin.
I visit her when I need pulled-together, more corporate looks.
She nails it every time. And could she be prettier?


Fashion Fix Friday: Bows on a Budget

Wouldn't we all love to have a closet full of Louboutins and Manolos? Yeah, but last time I checked my name is not J.Lo or SJP. So, in the interest of my wallet (and my fiance not killing me), I have to shoe shop on a budget. I am using all the wedding parties and fun (ahem, bachelorette party!) to invest in some new fancy footwear, and have fallen in love with a pair of pink Miu Miu's and some gorgeous gold Valentino's. See the originals below and my picks for look-a-likes that we mere mortals can afford.

Happy Friday shoe shopping all!

Miu Miu Bow Pump in Light Pink- $560 (here.)
Totally affordable right? Um.... 

Guess Syria Pink Leather Bow Pump-$69.50 (here.)
Love these! They are the perfect bubble gum pink color, in a rich leather with a yummy girly bow.
I adore the Miu Miu ones, but these are so cute and way more affordable. 


Christian Louboutin Bow T Dorcet (around $900-eek!) but sold out everywhere...
I blame Chloe for my obsession with these. Hot Damn.
But so not in the budget! 

Paris Hilton Senorita Peep Toe Pumps- $89 (here.)
While I really don't want to put extra cash in the socialite's already well-lined pockets (ugh), these are just too cute (and too close to the Valentino's) to ignore. PI adore the pink soles, plus the gold will literally go with everything!

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