Tuesday, September 18, 2012

iPhone Hype

With all this new iPhone hype, I had to share some of these drool-worthy covers...

Be Happy iPhone Case 

Ikat Damask iPhone Case 

Colors 201 iPhone Case 

dream big iPhone Case 

:: Sea Grass :: iPhone Case

Elephant Smiles iPhone Case 

Cute, cuteskies. Yes?

Friday, September 14, 2012

Have a Romantic Weekend.

Sigh.Yes I'm alive. Life has been eversocrazy! The Mr. and I jet off head out for our mini-moon on Monday and we are so excited! We've had opposite schedules lately so we're pretty pumped to relax, drink champagne in celebration (at any time of the day) and eat delicious meals together.

I say mini-moon because we're going down the coast a few hours to La Jolla. We had every intention of going on a big honeymoon next summer on our one year anniversary, but with four weddings (and counting) to attend all over the country, we figured we'd do our thang while we can.

La Jolla Cove

We'll be staying in La Jolla at a cutesy hotel on the beach. On our way down the Coast, we'll do a little wine tasting in Temecula and hit up Stone brewery on the way. I've heard mixed reviews about Temecula but I'd like to see what it's like for myself.

Expect good stories and reviews when I return, and if you follow me on Instagram (14emlee), expect cutesy, fun vaca photos!

Have a romantic weekend. Xo

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Weekend in Photos

I realize this is late but better late than never!

What a lovely weekend. Friday, the Mr. and I went to a yummy restaurant near our apartment, Fritto Misto and enjoyed some delicious lobster ravioli and sausage and peppers entree.

Saturday morning, I made my first omelette!  Yum.
 Later, I pranced about Santa Monica, picking up fresh flowers and trying not to pass out from the heat.
 I took a stroll into Club Monaco and scored this awesome white, embroidered top with a scalloped bottom. 

Which I can't wait to wear with my new boots. Thanks again Nordies anniversary sale.
 After a bit of shopping, the Mr. and I met up and were surprised when we received a text from one of our good friends that he was in town with a few friends! So we took a stroll down the street toward one of the best places in Santa Monica, Fathers Office.

 Then we quickly realized his friends were at a different Fathers Office..
Woops! So we met up with them at the other one and had an unexpectedly awesome evening catching up with him.

Sunday, after hitting the grocery store and Target, I savored every last minute of the Olympics. One of my girlfriends who just moved back from SF came over for the closing ceremonies and to specifically watch the Spice Girls. How epic were they?!

Have a wonderful week!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Have a Cool Weekend.

It's Friday! We did it!

The Mr. and I will be spending the evening at a TBD restaurant and I plan on enjoying a yummy, well deserved glass of red wine. This weekend I'll be pretending it's Fall with my new booties, planning some fun activities for the Mr. and my mini-moon, hopefully going on my first hike in LA (even though I've been here a year!) and will lastly be giddily excited that one of my girlfriends is moving back to LA.What are you up to this weekend?

Have a wonderful one. xo

Thursday, August 9, 2012


Joanna Goddard's husband's article about making friends as an adult really struck a cord with me.


The Mr. and I moved from Chicago to Santa Monica where we only knew a handful of people (some good friends, some acquaintances). We moved from some of our very close friends and family to beautiful weather, a healthier life and where our jobs are meant to be. The chances of us moving back are slim. We've made some friends through our workplaces, but not those kind of friends that we're close enough to hang out with on the weekends. 

By the way, I have this weird subconscious problem where I can't get close to anyone at work, I try to but it's so hard for me! Does anyone else have this issue? 

Anyway, while the Mr. and I are content and happy spending time with each other, I can't help but be a little sad when the weekend rolls around and we don't have a group of friends to hang out with like we did in Chicago. 

Take a look at the article. Let me know what you think. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Bootie Bootie Rockin' Everywhere!

I found them. I ordered them on Sunday. And I saved $50.
Thank you Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Love.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Bookcase Envy

Awesome news! We got a new desk/bookcase and man are we in love with it. It's so much prettier than our old desk - an eyesore that the Mr. had for many many years. It really makes our space feel far more cohesive and taller. We just love it. Now the only problem is, how the heck should we decorate it?

Here's what it looks like now: 

One of my fave Etsy prints. 

And here's some of my inspiration:

love how this blends into the entire room
I dig the wallpaper

 this one is just beautiful

Which one is your favorite?

Monday, August 6, 2012

Weekend Photos 8.6.12

What a relaxing weekend. I'm sure you can tell by my lack of posting that I've been rill busy with work lately. A little too busy if you know what I mean.

So! What keeps me going? Friends, family, my Mr., blogs, good wine and the weekend. Here's what we were up to this weekend.

Cubs/Dodgers game!

A not-so-great photo of the Mr. and I but we had such a good time!

There were fireworks!

The Mr. is a reaaaal good cook and one of his specialties is a mean omelette. He didn't even want me to post this but I just had to. It was too yummy!

I hope you had a great weekend!


Saturday, August 4, 2012

Closets. I. Die.

Ugh. There are no words. Just look. 

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Right?! The last one. That light fixture. I could live in there!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Call Me, Maybe

Hey Carly Rae Jepsen, look what I can do?

Call Me, Maybe :) 

I <3 Disney.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Summa Summa Summa Time!

What a great weekend! We got our new desk in (pics to come) and our living room is starting to look downright fly my friends. Very excited about it. We also made a trip to DISNEY with the Mr., his little sis and her friend which was a ton of fun. Nothing says family like hilarious, strategic posing on the Tower of Terror. Yes? Those pics will also be popping up here soon.

In the meantime, with the serious overdose (and serious sunburn from Sunday), I've got summer time on the brain which makes me think of ice cream. which makes me think of sprinkles. Right? Okay I may be along on that one.  I also think of the confetti cake that my college girlfriends used to make all the time. YUM!

How delish do all these look?


Saturday, July 21, 2012

This Week in Photos

This last week was a total blur but what a great week it was. The Mr. and I got our wedding photos back and they are simply stunning. Here's a sneak peak:
 I also realized I like fruity bourbon drinks. Who knew?!

Have a wonderful weekend. :)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Pimp My Desk, Jonathan

What a crazy week it's been! I'm starting to remember what it was like keeping up a blog when I'm crazy busy, but I can already tell it's so worth it! The Mr. and I got our wedding photos back so I'll be posting some of those soon. Yay! Happy Thursday everyone.  

Speaking of being super busy, I can't help but think of making my workspace a little more exciting. Then I stumbled upon Jonathan Adler. Ugh. Jonathan. He can pimp out my desk anytime.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Arm Candy

And no I don't mean him.

I'm talkin' about bracelets, watches and bangles, oh my! Do you have a go-to set of bracelets or a go-to watch you slip on every morning? I tend to stick to my trusty Michael Kors watch. No joke, I considered even wearing it on my wedding day, that's how much I love it. Don't judge!

I've decided it's time for something new and I love the idea of stacking. Will it be something a little chunkier and fun like J. Crew's latest line?

Or a set of small, dainty bracelets like this one from Jess LC?

Do you have a preference? What's your go-to?

Psst I just heard my wedding photos are almost done! Can't wait to share!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Just when I thought I was in the Fall shoe zone I stumbled across these beauties..

Monday, July 16, 2012

We Have a Winner!

Yep. Remember that coffee table post? Welp. We have a winner ladies n' gents. Thoughts?

 Thank you CB2.

And if you follow me on Instagram (14emlee) then you've probably already seen this. :) 

Love love love!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Piperlime Fall Shoe Preview Event

Posting on the weekend?! I know. I couldn't help myself. When I received an email from Piperlime this morning I was reaching for my wallet faster than you can say sale! Yours truly has been perusing the bootie market lately (which I never thought I'd say) and I found some good finds in this sale!

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Friday, July 13, 2012

This Week In Photos

Ahhh Friday. I've missed you. What a week it's been! If you're visiting my new blog from my old one. Welcome! I'm glad you're here.

Here are a few snapshots from this week.

The old coffee table :)

 The new coffee table + 
You deserve to have a good time after a hard days work.

Delicious home made pizza made by the Mr. and I. Yummm!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

Coffee Table Love

Well, well, well. What do we have here? I'm sorry, that's rude. You can't actually see what I'm looking at.

I'm looking at plenty of Crate and Barrel gift cards from our wedding and boy oh boy am I excited about using them for a new coffee table.

Why are we looking for a new coffee table? Well, because this is what happened at Thanksgiving last year.

 I mean, who wouldn't put a coffee table on the couch upside down to clean the floor and think it'd be okay?

This then resulted in me creating a very sad makeshift coffee table out of an Ikea ottoman and a mirror. Okay the makeshift coffee table isn't that bad but it's time for a new one!

So! What to choose..what to choose.

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Thoughts? We're going for rustic..woodsy...modern..Yes? I'm so excited!