This past weekend I celebrated my twenty-sixth birthday, and every single year I wait till the last minute to find the perfect birthday dress. But as everyone knows, it is almost impossible to find a perfect dress in the middle of January. Stores have their winter sales going on, and have very limited amounts of dresses, and the new ones that are coming in are for the Spring Season, and didn’t really fit into my vision, or the weather forecast!
On the first night, I went to dinner at Cibo Wine Bar in Toronto with one of my girlfriends and then we went out to a lounge afterwards. The next night me and a couple of girls went to a different lounge. When I had found out the plans, the first thing that went into my head was, “I need three different outfits” – at this point I was sort of panicking. Every girl wants to look beautiful on her birthday, and coming from a Fashion background, myself, along with my friends, always expects me to look the part.
Here were my outfits, let me know what you guys think.
The first one was a dress that I had gotten from H&M at a great price of $29.99, that I paired with a pair of leather black Steve Madden pumps that I got for $75.00. The second outfit is a dress from Aritzia that was on sale for $39.00 and I paired it with the stunning statement necklace from Aldo Accessories that was $35.00. My last outfit, the one that had me stressing the most — The skirt, a fabulous find if I do say so myself — Aritzia, $39.99, and the shirt, a glamorous black crop top from Marciano for $70.00.
Note to self: Next year go shopping in December!
Bachelorette party outfits don’t have to just consist of boas and tiars, they can be chic.
During the day before you girls head out on the town you can wear cute tank tops that have “bride”, “maid of honor” and “bridesmaid” written on them.
At night the bride can dress in white and have her girls dress in black. If you wanted to add something to it like a tiara, veil, or a boa go for it, it is completely up to you. It all comes down to what type of bride you are and where you are going. If you are going with the black and white outfits you can even have little bins that they sell at Party City that say the title of the girls and you can get the flashy, glow in the dark bride one!
Have fun with it, but remember, you can still remain chic while doing it!
When my brother told me he was going to propose to his now wife, I was over the moon excited for the both of them. The bride and groom both had a lot of great ideas for themes and designs for the wedding. This wedding had around 450 guests and was held at Paramount Banquet Hall in Woodbridge, Ontario. The venue itself was breathtaking and the room that the reception took place in had a staircase as the centerpiece for the room. The color theme was black, white and blue, and the theme definitely showed in all of the decor. There was a blue under-lighting on the walls in the reception room and each center piece was a large vase that encompassed chic tree branches and white flowers. The head table, which was two rows of bridal party, had a black and white gorgeous backdrop, which emphasized the theme and brought such class to the room. The cake was simple and classic 4 tier cake, with a black pipped design, silver diamonds, a black bow and a quilted look. The wedding turned out beautiful and you could see the love in the couples eyes throughout the entire night.
Having the previous post about my infamous gender neutral baby shower, I thought it would only be fair if I introduced my beautiful niece to the world. My brother and his beautiful wife had a baby girl on May 26th, 2013 at 6:49 pm, weighing 7 pounds 12 ounces. The baby shower was for this little angel and I cannot wait to start helping plan her birthday parties, my mind is already racing! Babies are a beautiful gift and I cannot even describe how much I love this little girl.
Photo credit goes to Renaissance Studios in Milton.
This event story board came from my sister-in-laws baby shower that I planned for her back in April. Not having a sister of my own, I always thought that I would never be able to do these things, however, my sister-in-law is a beautiful young lady, and I admire her – I truly love her like she was my own sister. With that being said, I decided to plan the best possible baby shower that I could. Her and my brother both never wanted to find out the gender of the baby, so I thought what better than a pink and blue baby shower theme?
All of the candy, balloons, cake, desserts, were pink and blue, and so were the favors given out after the shower. With keeping with the pink and blue baby shower theme, I decided to incorporate the mustache and bow theme. There was a banner on top of the candy table that was pink bows and blue mustaches, that was ordered from Etsy. Also, there were card-stock mustache and bows ordered as well, which were used as cupcake toppers. This candy table carried the color theme throughout, from the straws, to the candy bags, to the beautiful cake ordered from Novello’s in Markham, Ontario. The drinks served at this party had pink lemonade (non-alcoholic) and blue Hawaiian (alcoholic). There was also a balloon backdrop (not seen in this picture), that carried across a wall, where the beautiful mom-to-be opened her baby shower gifts (will be shown in the photo click-through by clicking on the story board picture).
I had a really hard time trying to find a beautiful, yet modern gender-neutral theme, but I hope this brings inspirations to all of you trying to think of a gender-neutral theme. This theme can also be used for a gender reveal party, but inside the cake, or cupcakes, have either pink or blue filled icing to announce the gender of your beautiful baby on the way.