Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Eco Chic Wedding

We love posting about green and eco-friendly ideas. There really is something to be said about feeling when doing good, and the most important day to feel good is your wedding day! But let's be real -- sometimes echo chic can also be a little bit shabby chic. And while we absolutely love that style, it's not for every bride. So we started thinking hard about stylish ways to make your wedding eco-friendly. There are basic ways to make your wedding green, such as reducing your carbon footprint by having your ceremony and reception at the same venue, providing shuttle services to reduce car emissions, using cloth napkins, using organic materials in lieu of paper confetti, and so on. In addition to these basic suggestions, here are some ideas for recycled invitations, favors, centerpieces, and more! 





XOXO,

Jen & Saira

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Color Day: Prep School Perfection

Happy Wednesday, dolls! We recently noticed the navy and green combination popping up in a number of things in Kate Spade's collections (bracelets, shoes, earrings, etc!) and just fell in love with it. But, admittedly, when we first decided to make a color board with these colors we immediately thought of Blair Waldorf in her bold golden yellow headband and Constance school uniform. We also thought of the University of Notre Dame's Fighting Irish, but the Queen B and her band of minions seemed slightly more in tune with the look we would like this board to inspire.  As some schools have already begun for Fall in the Northeast, it seems like the appropriate time to study a combination of colors that really evoke a scholarly feel.  Here are some ways to incorporate academia in your decor for a preppy look that's sure to earn you an A+ for style!


1. Express | 2. Wedding Obsession | 3. Edie Castle | 4. Dahlia's Day | 5. Wedding Chicks |
6. One Fab Day | 7. RGB Color | 8. Wedding Resource Guide via Brooklyn Bride |
9. Style Me Pretty | 10. EW | 11. One Wed |


XOXO
Jen & Saira

Friday, August 17, 2012

Real Wedding Planning: Save the Dates, Photo Booth Edition

We are going full speed ahead with Saira's wedding planning. The date is pretty much set, which means time to plan the Save the Date cards! We've already posted on some fun and creative Save the Date ideas in the past, but today we want to focus on photo booth save the dates. Yes photo booths are a bit overdone on the wedding scene, but that doesn't mean they're still not fun! It's a relatively cost effective option where you can involve fun visuals and crafts. There are a number of ways to do it -- stick the photo on card stock for a basic Save the Date card, create a larger card using photo strip images, or convert the photo strip into a  magnet or book mark. You don't need to get a professional photographer to help you out either.




Let us know if any you are feeling any of these options, and we'd love some suggestions!

XOXO,

Jen & Saira

Monday, August 13, 2012

What A Stud

A recent shopping trip in Soho made it abundantly clear that studs are in this fall. Pretty much everywhere you looked you saw metallic embellishments on tops, bags, shoes, and dresses. Fall always brings out the punk rock in fashion (we think it's all the plaid) and this season will be no exception. It's a great way to liven up an otherwise tame wardrobe. We're huge fans of the studded loafers, but take your pick!



XOXO,

Jen & Saira

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Color Day: Go For The Gold

All this talk of medals has got us in a metallic frenzy. Inspired by Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, and other impressive athletes coming home with a gold medal? Give your event the Midas touch and go for the gold from head to toe, ceiling to floor.  


 10. Melissa Schollaert | 11. N/A | 12. Makeup with Lisa | 13. 2012 weddings | 14. Preston Bailey |

XOXO
Jen & Saira

Friday, August 3, 2012

Fall Fashion: Cap Toe Shoes

If you've found yourself wandering over to the shoe department of your favorite store (we know, how could you not?!), you've probably noticed one of summer and fall's biggest trends, pumps and flats with contrasting colored toe caps! Cap-toe heels, flats, booties, and wedges are a must have for Fall.  So, when you pack up your strappy summer sandals and peep toes, grab yourself a pair of cap toe shoes to take you from the work day into those chilly fall evenings.   Cap toes can be chic and professional in neutrals, soft materials, and classic shapes.  But, if your looking for a more edgy and modern look you can opt for a metal cap or bright color to bring out your playful side. There are plenty of styles to choose from to take you from work the the weekend with ease!


1. Zappos | 2. Top Shop | 3. J. Crew | 4. Steve Madden
5. Anthropologie | 6. Zappos | 7. ASOS | 8. ShoeBuy |


XOXO
Jen & Saira

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Olympics Party

This is PDR's very first Olympic Games and we couldn't be more excited! We've been glued to the TV watching with anticipation as the US collects medals in swimming, gymnastics, and more.   The energy, dedication, sportsmanship, and let's not forget the muscles (Why, hello there, Mr. Lochte..) have wowed us each year and this year has already had its share of surprises. Are you planning to cheer on Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Gabby Douglas, and your other favorite top athletes? This event only happens once every four years so make it special by inviting some friends over and watching the games together.  Here are some ideas on how to make your celebration extra festive:


1. A Small Snippet | 2. Netsy and Company | 3. Vox Magazine | 4. Examiner Via Pinterest |
5. dotcomsformoms via Pinterest | 6. Heart and Arrow Events | 7. GFetti | 8. Paper and Cake

Go for the gold!

XOXO
Jen & Saira