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nwafw recap

i mentioned that i would be attending this year’s northwest arkansas fashion week.  i was only able to attend one night (one of my dearest friends got married last weekend…beauuuuutiful bride, beauuuuutiful wedding), but i’m so glad i didn’t miss thursday night’s show.  this show was extra special because it featured all local designers — fashion students from the university, as well as local designers esque, bonnerbell, art amiss, and joyn.  i was honestly blown away by how much creativity and talent there is right here in nwa.  i almost forgot where i was!  here’s a short recap of some pics i shot behind the scenes, as well as a glimpse of the stage from my bird’s eye view.  it was a great night spend with a few of my favorite people.

xx, candy

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monday inspiration

typical monday:  i thought i was looking all cute at work today, then the zipper to my jeans broke…good thing my top was long enough to cover.  so to help get through the day, i thought i’d start the week with a few images from my pinterest account.  enjoy!

{because we could all use some sparkle}

{paleo: check (most of the time…exception below); travel: working on it for 2012…looks good so far!}

{because i just enrolled in a classical pastries & desserts class…ahhh!!!}

{channeling my inner hippie}

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birthday with bond no. 9

{happy birthday to me}

i’ve survived a major milestone – TWENTY-FIVE!  yep, it’s official – i’m not getting any younger. however, this birthday has been one of the most fun birthdays i’ve had in a long time.  it consisted of a full night out with my hus and a FABULOUS group of friends.

a couple of days later (because i like to drag my birthday out as long as possible…it’s only once a year!) we had birthday lunch with the hus’ family.  fam lunches are always good, but this one is at the top of the list.  THE GIFT!  i’ve had Bond No. 9 Bleecker Street perfume on my christmas/birthday/half-birthday list for EVER!  some things i’ve stopped putting on my list after realizing no one is willing to cough up the dough (Burberry scarf, Chanel bag, apartment in NYC… yes, i live in a dream world. ), but this perfume is one i couldn’t give up on.  and now i no longer have mooch off the free samples at GLO, which i’ve been doing for years!

{best ever}

this perfume (thanks, sis-in-law!!!) is uh-mazing! here’s the website’s description:

Art, fashion, seduction, and dessert in liquid form.  A warm and sensual aphrodisiac that glides from day into evening.   Notes: Violet leaf, cassis, jasmine, cinnamon, oakmoss.

side note: this is the only perfume my hus has ever complimented me on without prompting him.  i’m going to neither confirm nor deny that he’s put a few sprays on himself.  it’s meant women and men though!  probably why he likes it so much.

most of my other birthday gifts were in the form of gift card or u.s. currency (thank you mom, mom-in-law and sister!), so i’m thinking i need to buy something…leather?!  new jacket perhaps?  in my own words, “i need one!”  thinking this one from Zara…thoughts?

off to put on some more perfume!

xx,
candy

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Superstar

i bought my first bottle of deborah lippmann nail polish a couple of weeks ago, and i am hooked!  i admit it’s fairly pricey for nail polish, so this was definitely a treat.  for my first color, i chose superstar.  it’s brown, it’s glittery and perfect for fall.  after reading the description, “show stopping copper flecked fudge,” i knew it was meant to be .  love.

xx,

candy

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diy…i die

i’ve seen this diy reposted on three blogs today, and thought i should jump on the boat and share it with you.  how freeeeaking awesome is this?  i mean, it would be absolutely amazing to own a real céline, but you could make five look-alikes for less than one of the real deal.  you’ll need electrical tape, acrylic paint and a leather pouch like this american apparel one.  this WILL be my next project!  get all the details heeeere.

xx-

candy

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royal wedding

i’ve already got my alarm set for 4:50am Friday…to give myself a few minutes to wake up before the royal wedding begins at 5:00am.  i can’t wait.  will you be up to watch the royal wedding?  one of my dear friends from northern ireland said the wedding is a public holiday, and that lots of people are having royal wedding parties.  i can’t even imagine.  i’ve got my british tea ready (punjana, to be exact).  i’m tempted to run out and get some “biscuits” for the big event too.

what type of dress will kate wear?  who’s designed it?  her bouquet?  only a day and a half till the world knows!

{all the ladies will be wearing brilliant hats like this…wish we did this}


cheers xx!

candy

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