Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tulle Wedding Dresses

I am absolutely in love with classic movie musicals. I was watching An American in Paris the other night and found myself drooling over the styles worn by ballet dancer, Leslie Caron, as she dances through the movie as the love interest of Gene Kelly's character. I went in search of wedding dresses that gave me that Leslie Caron feeling and I was drawn to many of the flowing, tulle dresses seen on the runway in both the Spring and Fall 2010 collections. Below are my two dream Leslie Caron-esque wedding dresses.

The dress on the top is Vera Wang and it is possibly one of the most beautiful tulle dresses I have ever seen. The dress on below it is from the Amsale Blue Label. It is not quite as stunning in my opinion but I love its simplicity.

These dresses make me want to get married again!



Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Dish on Dishtowels

One of the easiest ways to spruce up your kitchen and give it a new look is through simple accessories. My favorite kitchen accessory to rotate in and out are dishtowels, because they easy and almost always visible. They hang on your appliances, are draped on the counters and almost always live near the sink- a kitchen focal point. I usually keep two different types of towels in my kitchen at any given time. There are the towels I use to actually dry dishes and then the more decorative tea towels to look pretty and dry your hands. Here are a few of my current favorites!

I love the Anthropologie tea towels on top. The dog on the left looks a whole lot like my own pup so I actually bought a set of two the other day.

Below that are Jonathan Adler tea towels. Anything Jonathan Adler always make me happy and these towels are certain to brighten up and modernize any kitchen.

I have met a few die-hard dishtowel collectors in my life, including my own mother, and I am afraid that I may be moving in the same direction!