Tuesday, September 29

40% off at Banana

Wanted to let you all know that for TODAY ONLY Banana is offering 40% one regular priced item. Enter code BZC1LKPRYHD3 at checkout.

I ordered the Harley Studded Handbag in gray (above). I'm excited! I've been wanting a new bag, and a grey bag for a while! With the 40% off and free shipping with my Luxe card, I got it for just over $140! Great price! And if you haven't purchased a handbag from Banana before, I have several and they are really well made and with very beautiful leather!

Monday, September 28

what do you think?

both available at target.com
do you all like these arm chairs. ben thinks the yellow is too bright, but i love it! what do you all think? i'm afraid i would get tired of it after a short while....

Thursday, September 24


Do you all shop at Overstock.com? They have a great selection of home decor items and furniture! i ordered this Martha Stewart dusty blue-green rug for only $116 and it was only $1 to ship! It is an unusual size at 3'9"x5'9" and i think it will work perfectly in the bedroom. {this rug was $579 at macys!}

i may also order this 5x8 Jute rug if I don't find anything more colorful that I love. and at only $64 I could always find a spot for it!

a look for less

i'm bored with "wedding week" so how about a look for less!....

top image is from Anthro and the bottom is from Forever21. Obviously they are a bit different, but at $40 difference i think the F21 one is cute.

Tuesday, September 22

Cake Love

Today, here on Wedding Week at Just Lovely, we are going to feature wedding cake! because who doesn't love cake!?

the first four cakes are some of my ALL TIME FAVES!

love the ribbon and love love love the table set up!

this would be so cute for a winter wedding!
the vintage bride and groom are adorable and i love the cake stand!

love the white on white details and the pretty topper!

love the one HUGE peony!

i like the idea of having a few smaller cakes on a cake stands...these may be a few too many but its such a cute picture!

Monday, September 21

Wedding Week at Just Lovely

Happy Monday ladies! I've decided to declare this week wedding week on Just Lovely. I'm doing this for a few reasons: 1. i have nothing else interesting to write about, 2. i have like a bazillion pictures in my "wedding inspiration" folder, and 3. bc i can :) haha. but i must warn you, i didn't pull these pictures in anticipation of posting them so i don't have the sources. I would venture to guess that a majority of them are from Style Me Pretty, Snippet & Ink, andMartha Stewart Weddings.

Today I'm going to start by sharing some of my all time favorite inspiration boards. I love all kinds of weddings, formal, casual country, classic preppy.... but, what i imagine for my wedding is a winter wedding, with silver, champaign, navy and maybe soft rose, as the colors. i picture lots of sparkling light, candles, gorgeous organic gardeny florals and lots and lots of personal details!

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love the silver bridesmaid dresses here
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gorgeous garden wedding!
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love the contrast of the black in this one
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loooove the navy with the soft pink in this one. sigh...
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ok the candles on the steps in this one is so dreamy!!
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second row far right bouquet i love! love love love the dark berries in it!
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Thursday, September 17

book review

i finished this book the other day and wanted to do a little review for you all. so...its freaking depressing. a good read mind you, but depressing.

Tuesday, September 15

Keeneland Fall Meet

I've started searching for a couple of dresses to wear to the fall meet at Keeneland. I found a few that I like and wanted to get ya'lls opinion. What do you think of these:

Milly #1 from here.

Milly #2 from here.

Lilly skirt and maybe the Lilly green top. Or I would do a white top with a cardigan. Or a long sleeve thin sweater with a pretty necklace.

what do you all think? its so hard to plan for Oct. in KY it could be 75 degrees or it could be like 55 degrees, you never know!

* and special thanks to BLC for giving me a heads up that Blair on Gossip Girl wore the same dress to their polo match that I wore to Derby! :)

Sunday, September 13

wedding hair

hey ladies! do any of you Lexington gals have any good suggestions on salons for bridal hair styles? i'm trying to find a good place for my friend (the bride) to have her hair done. i will probably get mine done there as well. if you do have suggestions let me know!

Tuesday, September 8

looking for a pretty new nail polish color? i got a mani last week and chose OPI Rose Petals and i love it! i've never been big on painted nails but this color is so pretty and understated!
(it looks a little more purple in this picture than it truly is)

Monday, September 7

monogram pilllow

i made this pillow this weekend for a family friend who just started her freshman year of college and moved into her dorm. i also made a valance for her dorm window, i'll share pictures once its installed. didn't the pillow turn out pretty cute?! it took quite a while bc it was my first time sewing on trim and making an envelope back...but it all came together!

to make the button monogram i bought a bag of white buttons at Michael's. (I also bought a bag of 1,000 vintage mother of pearl like buttons on ebay for future projects) i printed out a letter "S" from word and then cut it out and traced it with a pencil onto the blue fabric. obviously, do all this before you put the pillow together. lay the buttons out on the cut out letter to get the placement right. i figured out that the best way to get the buttons on the fabric is to glue them on with elmer's washable glue then let the glue get tacky (not dry, bc its too hard to get the needle through it) and then sew them on. next, pop the fabric in the washer on gentle. this removes any pencil line that may be showing and also the glue. dry on low and iron. it takes a while but turns out cute!