Friday, March 22, 2019

Some Bunny is ONE!

This past weekend we celebrated Kaiya's 1st Birthday!
Who doesn't love a themed party? I was deciding between "Little Miss ONEderful", or "Some Bunny is One" for the longesttt. I chose the latter when I realized I could use Spring and Easter being so close to her birthday to my advantage. I had booked the venue back in December & then it was time to let the party planning begin!

For the entrance table I had a time capsule station to write Kaiya a message for her to open and read when she turns 18. I'll save you the'll be in 2036 people!!! (I suddenly feel incredibly OLD) 

I also had a slideshow of all the photos from her cake-smash photoshoot as well as a picture board with all her photos from 1-12 months. This gorgeous tulip centerpiece in my moms trifle dish was even more beautiful in person. 

Since dessert is the best part of any meal, I had to have a dessert table. I had a few ideas in mind and with the help of 3 very talented ladies, my vision for each dessert came to life. We had cake, cupcakes, cake-pops, cookies, and macarons. 

I wanted to keep the cakes simple since there was a lot going on with the backdrop and other desserts so I went with naked pink tower cakes. The main cake was vanilla with Bavarian cream filling..lets just say I'll be getting that filling from now on..OMG so good!

I had to have some cupcakes because I actually prefer them over cake. Again, I kept them simple with yellow vanilla cake & pink buttercream icing. I added little gold bunny ear toppers. 

Every bunny needs carrots! So carrot cake-pops were a must BUT with funfetti filling..not a carrot cake lover over here. My best friends cousin made them and they were not only adorable but absolutely DELICIOUS! Thanks Jen!

The cookies and macarons were made by my beautiful friend Gianna who is beyond talented. She does this as a side job but could easily have a show on the food network with her skills! She customized these incredible sugar cookies for Kaiya complete with moss #1s, monogramed bunny ears, "It's Some Bunny's Birthday" plaques, and the sweetest little painted bunnies I've ever seen (and eaten!) 

She made these stunning vanilla and strawberry macarons splashed with edible gold! Love you G!!

It always seem you plan and plan for special events and then they're over in a flash! With the help of an amazing photographer I was able to capture the day and some really sweet moments between Kaiya and our friends and family. I can't wait to show them all back to her one day and reminisce on this amazing day! 


Dessert info:
Cookies & macarons: Giannas Cookies
Cake-pops: Sweets By Jennifer
Cake & Cupcakes: Davids Custom Cakes

Janet at Anna Rose Floral Designs: visit their site

Photographer: Full Focus Media

Cake Smash Photographer: Giella Barbara Photography

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Hot Spring/Summer Items to buy NOW!

I know it may seem a little crazy to be thinking about summer in the middle of winter, BUT ITS NOT! The fashion industry is always ahead making now the time to score some great items to add to your upcoming wardrobe. 

The main reasons you should start shopping now are: #1) It's your last chance to scoop up some great sale items from last season before they get marked back up and/or disappear forever & #2) The new arrivals are coming out NOW & they wont stay in stock forever. 
All the major sites already have spring/summer items loading up on their "new arrivals" sections daily and popular favorites get low in stock & sell out quickly! I already put myself on two mailing lists for restock alerts on items that just hit one of my favorite  sites a week ago. might think its too soon..ITS NOT!

I decided to put together this post of Spring/Summer 2019 trends. Most are re-runs (which is why it pays to get them on sale from last year if possible!) 
Happy SPRING shopping!

#1) FLORAL per usual with every spring season, floral is in. Lots of florals in the form of ruffle blouses and dresses..very "doll-like" 

Floral Zimmermann Two-Piece: HERE

#2) Hello TIE-DYE!! I feel like its been around for a while in terms of coverups but Im glad to see it coming back to every-day wear. 

Surf Gypsy Tie-Dye Romper: HERE 

#3) WEDGE HEELS..duh! Year after year I wished I had wedge sandals but there was a part of me that thought they were ugly and unnecessary..I was wrong. Lawn parties, the simple need to be comfortable..theres always a need for neutral wedges. 

Castañer Wedge Espadrilles: HERE

#4) Logo Espadrilles: Espadrilles don't seem to be going anywhere as of lately..& I wouldn't care if they did - I'd still wear them as they're my FAVORITE spring shoe. I feel like logos are everywhere these days..especially with Gucci. Logo or not, espadrilles are a lifesaver when it comes to cute comfort in day-to-day Spring/Summer activities. 

Gucci Espadrilles : HERE

#5) High-Waisted Bikini:  Always chic and practical all Summer, a high-waisted bikini is a must. 

Tularosa Bikini: HERE

#6) Statement Sunglasses: Theres no denying that crazy sunglasses have become very popular over the past couple of years. I'm definitely not into the super tiny/triangle shapes you see some of these girls wear BUT I would go for some of the other sunglass trends this year. They are: ROUND, oversized square, yellow lenses, multi-colored lenses, patterned frames, and of course ity-bity. 

Gucci Sunglasses: HERE

#7) Tassel Earrings: I'm a sucker for statement earrings, always have been, always will. I think they're the best way to make any look POP!

Pink Baublebar Tassel Earrings: HERE

#8) Net/Crochet: LOVING this trend for Summer. Just got a coverup skirt like this for my upcoming trip to Bali!

Lovers & Friends Crochet Skirt: HERE

#9) Straw Bags of any kind: I love the light airy look of straw bags for Spring. Their muted colors go perfectly with the lighter/pastel shades of spring clothes and they're so lightweight and easy to wear. 

Marabelle Straw Crossbody: HERE

#10) Translucent Bags: I was looking up Spring 2019 bag trends and so many are just not my thing (laniard bags? mini duffle purses? top loop clutches..i can't.) Surprisingly translucent is one trend I like.. especially if done in a chic way like this Cult Gaia bag. (love their other clutches!) I can see a bag like this with a pretty two-piece set or maxi in the summertime. 

Cult Gaia Translucent Bag: HERE


Friday, February 1, 2019

Luxe Valentines Day Gift-Guide!

My favorite holiday is fast approaching and I can never resist putting together a fun V-day gift guide. This guide is definitely LUXE and high end..I think I was channeling Carrie Bradshaw when I put this together! Anyways, I'm a super girly girl at heart and even though I may not be living some crazy lavish lifestyle..a girl can dream ok..
Agent Provocateur Bra: HERE

Sachin & Babi Earrings: HERE

Kate Spade watch: HERE

undies: HERE

Gucci crossbody: HERE

Valentino flip flops: HERE

Sophia Webster Pumps: HERE

YSL Lipstick: HERE

Chloé Perfume: HERE

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