Archive | March, 2012

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31 Mar

Ari

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Rainbow Tulle – TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress

30 Mar

A month or so ago I made my boyfriend watch TLC’s ‘Say Yes to the Dress’ with me because it is one of my FAVORITE shows. During the 5-hour marathon, we came across a bride from California with an amazing Tea Cup Style with RAINBOW Tulle wedding dress. I was in love. I wanted the dress so badly, but I don’t think my mother would ever go for something like that. Anywho, I’ve been searching for the photos and found them. YAY!

Check out the quirky wedding, here.

I have both pairs of shades. Love it!

I love the sash and hair accessory!

Fun, quirky, unique and beautiful.

xoxo,

Ari

Maggie’s on Market St.

29 Mar

Made a trip to Maggie’s on Market Street in the Woodlands this past weekend. The store is small, quaint and full of treasures. I managed to snap a few pictures while I was there.

Mini candles filled the store

Soap boxes. Great idea for a gift!

Heavenly scents

Another gift idea!

The Little Book of Saints

Plates filled with sayings

Oyster Shell Sphere

Old Fashioned Wine Bottle Openers.

Close-up of their Easter Tree. They had several around the store.

xoxo,

Ari

A quote from Julia

23 Mar

Via tumblr

xoxo

Spring, bounce and hop into Spring Fashions

23 Mar

Forever 21 can be a hit or miss. I prefer to shop online actually. I know most of you like to try things on in the store, but when I walk into ANY Forever 21 I feel completely overwhelmed. There are just TOO many items of clothing, accessories, etc to browse through.

Anywho, I am 100% satisfied with my recent purchases online. I’m even impressed with the quality! FYI this is a Top and Blouse only post. I don’t think I’d ever buy anything for my bottom half without trying it on IN STORE.

Check ’em out. xoxo

Striped Boatneck

The material on this one hugs you just right in all the right places.

STRIPES! Plus it has cute accent buttons on the sleeves and shoulder.

 
Okay, so the model doesn’t look too happy, which doesn’t help the sell, but I LOVE this top. The material feels great against your skin, PLUS I saw a similar top on ABC’s Happy Endings worn by Elisha Cuthbert. I paired it with dark skinny jeans and boots. Love it.
Also paired with dark denim or a denim skirt. See-through, so you can wear any under T for a hint of color.
Chambray Button up top
Sadly, this one is no longer available. Paired it with a light pair of khakis. My boyfriend loved it.
I like that it is not as heavy as normal Denim Button Ups.
You can’t really tell, but this top is covered in White Roses. Great for Spring.
So, do you prefer online shopping or in-store when it comes to places like Forever 21, Gap, ZARA, etc?
xoxo,
Ari

Lucky Charms ‘N Fruity Pebbles

14 Mar

Easy treats made of cereal!

Yes, please!

Via TheKitchn

Okay, now just add GREEN Candies and you’re all set.

Via Glorious Treats

And if you have a chance, stop by The Chocolate Bar. They dip all kinds of cereal balls into milk and dark chocolate. OMgosH HEAVEN! May favorite are the Lucky Charms dipped in Dark Chocolate.

xoxo,

Ari

Somewhere over the Rainbow

13 Mar

But FIRST, HOORAY! This is my 100th post!

Celebrate!

Thanks so much for reading 🙂

And now, what better way to celebrate the 100th post than with COLORFUL and TASTY Treats!

Here are some yummy, colorful and sort of easy-t0-make treat ideas for St. Patty’s Day!

ENJOY! ❤

How-to here from Sweet Sugar Belle

In Katrina’s Kitchen Rainbow Choco Chip Cookie Recipe

Munchkin Munchies Rainbow Cake Pops! Adorbs.

Rasberrie Cupcakes Blog shares Rainbow Rice Krispie Treats

Cute. Creative. Tasty, I’m sure!

xoxo, Ari

St. Patty’s Day countdown – Day 1

12 Mar

Remember this post? I’ll be posting fun recipes this whole week for this Saturday’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations!

I’m not a huge fan, but my friend Rachel in NYC is. So, I’m dedicating all posts to her. Love ya, girly!

Here we go…

Let’s start with something that can be eaten for Breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Lucky Spinach Quiche from Diamonds for Dessert Blog.

Yum. Recipe here.

Better Homes & Gardens Shamrock Milkshakes!

Recipe here.

Irish Mojito! I love mojitos and this one from Fashionably Bombed looks da bomb! (eh, sorry for that one)

Blog and recipe here.

xoxo,

Ari

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One more thing

9 Mar

these are GORGEOUS. CLASSIC. Chic. FLATTERING. LOVELY. I wouldn’t mind spending $795 on these gals!

ha.

Christian Louboutin Creve Coeur 85

ciao!

Happy Friday – Skincare + Makeup

9 Mar

Not sure what to post about today so I thought I’d share some new products I’ve been using over the past month (Love them all!). I usually stick to my basics (which are on the expensive side), but thought I’d give the drugstore brands a try, too.

There are tons of reviews out there, but mine will be short and sweet.

1. I purchased my Clarisonic mia from ULTA back in February. I LOVE it. Scrubs, deep cleans and leaves your skin feeling smooth and fresh. OK. This one was pricey.

Yes, I bought the Leopard Print one 😉

2. Oilatum Natural Repair – Face Cream. BEST. I’ve been on the search for the perfect face moisturizer. The classics, Olay and Avon made my skin too oily and felt heavy. Clinique was OK. and Creme de Mer is too expensive ($130+), but this one takes the cake. The only problem is that they only sell it in London and I think Canada. One of my friends sent me some from her stash. She frequents London a bit. Thanks, Traci!

3. Almay Smart Shade Concealer with SPF! Don’t be fooled by the white shade when you first apply. It blends with your skin and works better than my Chanel! This is only my second day though. Hopefully I love it forever, because Chanel can be a bit pricey.

4. Fairest Nude by L’Oreal Paris. AWESOME. New favorite colour.

5. Eucerin Original Lotion. Dry Skin Therapy. Perfect for my trip to Colorado. I wish they made bigger bottles.

That’s all for now.

I’m planning on drafting some more exciting posts about makeup, goodies, treats and more this weekend.

Until then…

xoxo!

Ari