Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Fern Gully (Lady V London)


I feel like a broken record in the sense that every time I post lately, I make some reference to the weather in New England and how Spring is on its way but like, can you blame me? I think New Englanders keep repeating "Spring is on its way!" with the hope that it actually is and that any day now, the sun will stick around longer than one day.


In reality, though, it has started to feel as though it's actually not...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Signs of Spring: Birdy Brooch


Someday soon, Spring will show itself.


In true New England fashion, one day we'll be blessed with a warm-ish day of 40 or 50 degrees and we all get hopeful that maybe - just maybe - it's finally warming up for good. Then the next week, we get hit with 6 inches of snow and are all thrown off track again. Like the day I took these photos - it started to snow on me as I snapped away. A freak snow squall that took place while just down the road, still in my line of vision, it was sunny as can be. WELL, OKAY THEN, NEW ENGLAND!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Retro Recipe: (Forgotten) Easter Egg Meringues


Even though we've been averaging 1 snow storm a week for the past month, with Easter this weekend, I couldn't help but get a bit Spring-like around these parts. Yeah there's still snow on the ground but this week and next week is ALL about Spring on the blog. The snow will have to deal with it.


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Cherry on Top: Our Engagement Photos at Joey's Diner


As a photographer, style blogger, and all around creative retro gal, I have been looking forward to our engagement photo shoot forEVER. I mean, I was fantasizing about it way before we were even engaged.


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Our Lips Are Sealed: The Red Lipstick Showdown of 2018


Let's get ready to ruuuuuummmbbbllllleeeee! A lipstick rumble, that is!

As I continue to make plans for my wedding (AHHH! That STILL feels super weird to say!), one of the first things I decided to do was hunt down the perfect red lipstick for the day of. Back in May, CiCi Marie shared her experiences with red lipstick in anticipation of her wedding and it was her post that gave me the "oh duh!" moment. Would I need to look for a long lasting, kiss proof lipstick for my wedding? You betcha! No cheap drug store brand would work here!

So I started early and am proud to announce that by the time we entered March, I had my wedding lipstick picked out. I only had to try 3 total to find it but I figured it would still be fun to share which ones I tried and my thoughts on each! Cici Marie's post helped me get started so I hope that maybe mine will do the same for someone!

So without further ado, here are the 3 kiss proof, long lasting lipsticks that I put to the test to become my official wedding lipstick (with help from a very special guest you will all probably recognize)!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

What's Sara Reading? My Best Friend's Exorcism


This is a fun post to write and share. It's fun because this story has its own story behind it! Before I dive into My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix, I want to share a funny tale around where I heard about the book and who suggested I read it. To do, let's time hop back to November 2017.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

When Life Hands You Lemons (The Pretty Dress Company)


I have always wanted to own a dress by The Pretty Dress Company. I mean, doesn't the name say it all? THEY MAKE PRETTY DRESSES!