Posted by: loveandsplendor | April 28, 2009

generally fab finds – april 2009

april showers bring may flowers, right? well we aren’t getting much rain here in sunny soCal (and that’s the way i like it!), but i can tell you that in terms of my “busy-ness,” it is POURING over here at L&S! i’ve been running around trying to stay dry in the downpour… readily armed with my too-cute lulu guinness umbrella, of course! 😉 i am so thankful for my job & my clients, especially in the current economic climate. but i am simultaneously sorry to not have as much time as i’d like to devote to my blog. i thought i’d FINALLY set aside a little time to play catch up here. here are some fun “general” fab finds that have brought me inspiration & joy as of late. they are more like random tidbits than fab finds, but i hope you enjoy! TONS of wedding posts in the queue, so know that your patience will be rewarded shortly!

1) THE one and only tarina tarantino posted a “tweet” linking to my blog!! yessss, you read that correctly. 😉 if you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you will recall that i am a major tarina devotee. well i guess somehow tarina came across the blog post i wrote about her delightful jewelry and she posted a link to it on her twitter account!! here is a screen shot, courtesy of my darling client J, who emailed me to let me know!

the top post is a link to THIS POST!

as you can imagine, i was giddy about the mention. 😉 i plan on marching into tarina tarantino’s flagship boutique later this week and seeing if i can leave a biz card for tarina. i’m pretty sure we’d be best friends forever if we met. seriously.

2) i saw weddingbee’s fabulous miss hot cocoa become a mrs.! yep, it is true. i had my 3rd “bee” bride last month and was soooo overwhelmed with joy and delight as she married her love of 15+ years! amazing. i cannot wait to share all of the utterly fab details with you. for now, here is a photo of mrs. h.c. and i at her posh rehearsal dinner at wolfgang puck’s chinois on main. they did a buyout on a friday night — sweetness!

for the interested fashionistas… my top is nanette lepore and mrs. h.c. is wearing badgley mischka. we are complete fashion twins and initially bonded over a mutual love for anthropologie. love this girl to the moon!!!

3) i cut blunt bangs! if you couldn’t already tell from the photo above… i decided to cut blunt bangs about a month ago. i actually had bangs all my life up until age 16 when i decided to go “crazy” my senior year of HS and grow them out. haha i remember being sooo nervous to grow them out! well i finally returned to my fringed hairstyle and have to say i love it. 😉 my fabulous salon gives free bang trims so i am there every 10 days or so. my hair grows like a weed!! bumble & bumble ‘straight’ is my magic product for smooth, frizz free bangs. here is a recent pic of me, my new bangs, and my kristin (of the treasured petal):

i’m wearing an anthropologie headband, urban outfitters vest (which i will admit, is slightly ridiculous… haha), and betsey johnson dress. kristin teased me that day for “wearing everything in my closet at once,” (you can’t see my leggings & riding boots…) but i know she loves me and my quirky style nonetheless. 😉

4) i scored some fantastic summery shades of nail polish… i absolutely love doing my own nails. it is a huge stress reliever for me, and i enjoy taking my time to make them perfect. 😉 i’d say i do my nails about once a week and i frequently joke around and say that if i wasn’t a wedding planner, i’d make a pretty great manicurist. haha i exclusively use OPI polishes after being positively freaked by the cancer warning re: essie polishes at my local ulta. i mean, seriously?? anyway, i recently picked up some great hues including ‘shootout at the OK coral’ (a perfect shimmery summer-time coral), ‘lincoln park at midnight’ (a shimmery deep purple… kinda scared of dark polish but am hoping to push my comfort zone), and ‘on collins avenue’ (a fun orange/red shade).

on collins avenue…

5) i booked an EXTRA special wedding that i can’t really talk about yet. no guesses, please. 😉 i promise i’ll share when the time is right! of course all of my clients are precious to me, but this one is a bit different.. and you’ll soon see why. thanking God for all the amazing opportunities He brings my way!

hope you all are having a delightful week so far! i have an elegant wedding this Saturday for a darling couple. black, white, platinum and pink! it is going to be insanely beautiful and dripping with details. cannot wait…

enjoy the rest of your week! xoxo, angel

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Responses

  1. sweet on the tarina tarantino shout! and congrats on all the busy-ness. i should hire you to do my nails, since the wedding’s long over. they sure need it.

    oh, and the bangs (and all your fashion choices) = fab.

  2. So much good stuff in one post!

    I will just give you one big SQUEEEEEE! 😀

  3. Great post! Thanks for sharing! Can’t wait to hear all about this extra special wedding 🙂

  4. HOLLA! you and kris are adorable. and i LOVE your quirky style. Pretty sure i’m #1 fan of your bangs and crazy nail polish! maybe just your #1 fan in general. 🙂

    So excited for that surprise wedding. holllaaaa!!

    xoxo

  5. Hi!

    I stumpled across your blog doing some wedding search for a friend, who works with Tarina. I saw your old post about her line and sent it her way. Glad to see your mention made it all the way up to your fave pink hair’d lady!
    Have a great day!

  6. Love you to Venus!

  7. Haha! Of course I love your quirky style. It’s utterly fab! My guess is Paris Hilton? haha.

  8. Can’t wait for the wedding ~ I told Dave & Nancy they were in good hands! 😀

  9. hey Angel! the bangs are toooo adorable! the lincoln park purple shade from opi is my everyday fave! I am looking for a good coral one too – so thanks for the suggestion! I just heard about a place in garden grove area that sells OPI polishes for like 2 bucks! I will check it out and let you know if it’s true! 😉 congrats on the super secret, super special new wedding! it is much deserved! see you soon, xoxo.

  10. Oh! You are a little doll. You look just smashing with your bangs! I know… I used to have bangs and then I thought it would be more *cool* to grow them out… and then a few years ago, I got them back. 🙂
    And the “different” wedding… you are a tease. I cannot wait to see it! Every wedding you touch turns to gold. Perfect and lovely!


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