With Style and a Little Grace: February 2013

Wedding Wednesday (Checklist Part deuce)

Hi strangers, 
Hope everyone is having a wonderful hump day! Work has been completely insane with technical glitches all week! I think its the full moon!! I have not done a check list in forever and I think we are finally making progress on it! So heres to it! 








Set a Date
Book Venue
Book Photographer
Book Band
Ask Bridal Party to be in wedding
Ask flower girls
Book Caterer
Create wedding website
Register * Almost completely finished
Research florists
Book Florist *Family Friend (So excited and thankful for all the wonderful friends helping with everything)
Buy Wedding Dress
Buy Veil
Buy accessories
Book Ceremony Musicians
Book rentals (tent, dance floor, vehicles) *March
Take engagement pictures
Select bridesmaid dresses
Select and order groomsmen/groom attire*March
Cake tasting *Appts this week and next
Book cake baker
Buy cake knife, server, and forks (Etsy)
Buy toasting glasses
Order Save the Dates
Finalize Guest List/get all addresses
Send Save the Dates *Jan
Book Officiant
Pre-Marital Counseling (Continues through May)
Order Guest Book
Hotel Room Blocks 
Hire a Calligrapher
Bridesmaid Luncheon
Engagement Announcement (Mobile Press Register, Athens News Courier, St. Pauls Review) *March
MOB and MOG dress shopping
Find Wedding Shoes
Find Wedding Jewelry
Find Garter
Book makeup artist & hair stylist
Take Bridal Portraits & hair/makeup trial
Find a seamstress
Get my moms dress fitted/cut off for rehearsal dinner
1st dress fitting 
2nd dress fitting 
Order ceremony programs
Order invitations
Mail invitations
Book wedding night hotel room
Book rehearsal dinner venue
Book rehearsal dinner music
Rehearsal dinner dress
Book trolley for bridal party
Buy bridal party gifts
Bachelorette party
Pick out all personalized items for reception (coozies,straws,drink stirrers, napkins)
Make a list of all DIY items to be made for reception
Bridal Shower
Pick out/purchase wedding bands
Picture list for photographer
Get marriage license
Pick out/order wedding favors
Make sure all final payments to vendors are made
Book transportation from reception to hotel
Book honeymoon *Must decide in next week we are so indecisive)
Rehearsal dinner invitations
Music selections for band and ceremony artist
Book wedding night hotel room
Wedding announcement 
Say I do!!!!!! 

XOXO,
Gracie 

Naughty Naughty + Plus my Favs from the Oscars 2013

Hi Friends ( If anyone is still reading thank you),
I know I have been a terrible blogger. Hank and I have been on our Engaged Encounter weekend ( locked down in a monastery)  and before that things were crazy as usual! I am hoping this week I can get back to my normal routine. I have a busy week with my Aunt coming in town to look at Bridesmaid Luncheon spots, a cake tasting on Friday, and the weekend can't get here fast enough. I plan on doing a mega post update tonight on our current goings on.. until then here are my favorites from last nights Oscars!

Jennifer Lawrence stunned in this Prada gown! Gorgeous and I adore her personality!


Image via Day Old News 

Jennifer Garner looked gorgeous and I adored the necklace !
Image via Day Old News 

Chastain is always hit or miss but this look was spot on and her hair is quite possibly the best in Hollywood!! 
Via Google
To be totally honest I fell asleep last night at 8:30 and missed all the Oscar happenings ( Jens Fall etc) I was tired! Happy Monday!

Happy Weekend

Happy Friday friends! I am off to run some wedding errands with my guy, finish prepping for a party we are hosting for some engaged friends tomorrow, and maybe squeeze in a little rest to get over this lovely cold.

Current inspirations:

Love this use of space
Work Space - A round black table in an office with an iron bookshelf and a mirrored side table
via
This is the style bedding I picked on our registry and I love this whole look!

January February 2013 Issue - A black demilune table beside the entrance to a bedroom
VIA



Be my Valentine

Happy Valentines Day Friends! Hank and I will be celebrating with a tasty dinner at home, homemade sugar cookies, and the latest big bang theory episode! Can't wait to marry my best friend in t-minus 4 months! I'm a lucky girl! Hope you all have a perfect day and give out lots of love to those you care about!





XOXO,
Gracie 

Girl Crush ( Model Cara Delevigne )

New York Fashion week is in full swing and with all the Instagram pictures circulating  I have developed a bit of a girl crush on Cara Delevigne. She is FAB! I think we could be besties and hang out in fabulous couture sipping champs ..... a girl can dream.

Cara Delevigne by Alexei Hay for Jalouse ... www.fashion.net

In the words of Rachel Zoe she's pretty MAJOR

Happy Friday!

I partied like a rockstar the past two days for Mardi Gras so I will just leave you with the greatest compilation ever. 

What It's Like To Be A 20-Something As Told By "Mean Girls," "Bridesmaids," And "Girls"

I'm off to lay on the couch all weekend and eat lots of fried food!


NEON

Happy Tuesday Friends. Everywhere I turn the clothes are blindingly bright and it just makes me want summer to be here ASAP! Some neon on this dreary, rainy Tuesday morning to brighten your week and get you in the mood for spring!



Target gets it right with this peter pan dress. It's so fun and flirty. Might be in my shopping cart as we speak!


Mossimo® Women's Sleeveless Sheer Shirt Dress -Superb Yellow



The Cambridge Satchel is adorable especially in this neon green. It would be so cute for summer. 






This  Tibi Peplum is flawless and would be perfection for some of the events I have coming up with white pants!! 






 Obsessed with this Elizabeth and James blazer . Could be dressed up or dressed down with a cute graphic tee underneath! 



I really wanted some Sam Edelman flats last summer and these will get on my feet at some point. 



This Splendid  tank would be cute over a bathing suit or with white jeans! There is a cute neon version at Target right now too but I couldn't find it online. 


Not quite neon but Valentines Day is coming up and this Wildfox top sure is festive. 




For your lips try this new YSL shade. Its gorgeous! 

Yves Saint Laurent - Rouge Volupté Shine


Happy Tuesday!



Life Lately Update


Happy Monday everyone! Hope y'all had a fabulous weekend. Ours was pretty busy and fun with lots of Mardi Gras mixed in. I finally got every single one of our save the dates out and I am moving on to cake tastings next week.... yummy! We had Henry's moms Mardi Gras ball last week and the Queens luncheon yesterday. Right now we are focusing on Mardi Gras, which as you can see is in full swing right now in MOB town. This week we have two balls ( both organizations Hank is in) and my brother is coming into town to join in the fun! So its a bit of a short week for us.

I made this recipe last week from Skinnytaste and of course it did not disappoint! I hadn't cooked spaghetti squash before but it was delicious and very easy! 



Tried out some new coffee table styling with some pretty flowers from my yard. 


Enjoying said coffee table styling while watching The Lying Game in my new booties from Christmas.


Our float we rode on last weekend in the Bayport parade. It was my first time riding and we had WAY too much fun. Took me a week to recover.


Matching Tees because we are cool like that


Hi Henry


Beads! Beads! Beads! Had so much fun throwing them to people! Look at that excitement! 


Hank and I had a date night last week on the causeway. On our way home I snapped a quick pic of Mobile all lit up for Mardi Gras.


Charlie Monster turned 2 on the 31st! We got him a double cheeseburger and he could not have been happier! I can't imagine what we did before him. We love our monster!!!

The Queens luncheon yesterday was fun with a jazz band. There were the cutest older couples who clearly took dance lessons and they were doing the waltz and the tango. I told Henry that he was going to have to take dance lessons with me! 


Monster loving + Sonic oreo shake = perfect Sunday