Sunday, July 31, 2011

barbershop quartets

THIS is the most beautiful engagment i've seen yet caught on film

and i'm loving the red/yellow

makes me so happy :)

Saturday, July 30, 2011

oooh! squeal!

so pretty, so beautiful, so girly!


Single Lady Clothes

Can I tell you a secret?

These are called "Single Lady Clothes."

Pretty things I dreamed about buying for months, but couldn't.

And now...I CAN.

And I will. When I deem it appropriate.

So here's goodbye to months and months of denying myself, and here's hello to working hard and enjoying life.

Thank you, Life, for allowing me to LIVE.

also, p.s. how young and sexy and hot and alive am I going to look as I go to the theatre in these frocks?!?! OOH LA LA i'm so excited. :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

rock it


i want these so badly.


they're 203 dollars.


my older-adult-with-decision-making-powers tells my now self to find a cheaper version.

anyone see any lookalikes?

i love these so much.

Monday, July 25, 2011

LUUUUUUUHVE this Wren Dress

true love!

Seeing Stars (as headpieces)

I follow a bunch of wedding blogs, and i'm not ever really expecting to be surprised with the quality they produce, in terms of weddings they feature. One of them is decidedly california beach bum, and this is kinda boring, to me. It's so standard. I LOVE funky weddings, with FUNKY PEOPLE, who love to do really FUN, FUNKY things.

So when I saw this wedding on 100 Layer Cake, I was just happy as a peach. this woman is too cool, entirely thinking out of the box on this special day of hers (and his), and I loved it. You can see more (and better) pictures here at 100layercake

You'll love it too.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

FOUND: My Oscar Dress

In five years, these will be yesterday's news, and everyone'll be screaming about how I'm wearing upcycled Elie Saab.


Well Said!

One of my daily reads, East Side Bride, just recently posted about how smoking is not sexy. The article is wonderful. Please follow the link below to an excellent blog, and an excellent post.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

these are all cool

just saw these three photos and loved them. :)

wouldn't you?

you guys


Usually, I post up to two-three weeks in advance.

it's because i don't have a computer.

and i never want to be caught off-guard.

(also, as i'm sure you've noticed, i love eight million different things a day, geez)

i sure do.

but every once in awhile

something AWESOME will happen


and i have to blog them immediately.

today, my friends, is that day.

found on etsy, by whomadeit

Thursday, July 21, 2011

dumb things


if you're going to put greenery in your hair and call is fashion, please, please, at least do it right.

srsly, that poor model.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

ooooh, i love these banksies

numbers 14 pulls out some banksy inspiration.

don't you just love this simplicity?

sooo.....BHLDN's having a sale

i don't support bhldn, but i do love sales.

look what you can get.

(all photos are linked today)

till friday, btw.

(also--they items are going HOT. Since beginning this post, four of the things I wanted to blog about have disappeared!)

(ps--isn't it ridiculous to think that they can sell to you at 60% off, and STILL make a profit? don't you hate them for that? cuz i do. srsly.)

Do we ever tire of Chocolate? No, no we do not.

Do you know what I love?

I sure do love Godiva.

Another guilty pleasure, of course.

I'm certain, of course, that as soon as I move to New York, my exposure to the chocolate world will skyrocket, and perhaps I shall find a new favorite.

But until then, my love of such a fun treat exists.

Eating Godiva Chocolate is fun.

And check this out--they ALWAYS have free samples.

Like, every day.

So...every day I'm remotely near a Godiva store, I casually blow in and ask (oh so casually,) "I was just wondering if you had any free samples today?"

(Of course they do.)

But also, of course, nobody in retail likes when people come into your store solely for the free sample and then want to not buy anything.

Or, to make matters worse, nobody in retail likes it when not only does a customer blow into the store for a free sample, but then they decide to redeem their free piece of chocolate for the month for themselves AND their boyfriend, thus making Godiva Chocolatier-0, Allyson West-4.

It's pretty amazing.

Oh, I suppose Godiva has the run-around on me, for sure.

I did, actually, order and ship their Godiva Cupcakes to my very dearest friend for her last birthday.

I do, actually, consider receiving a surprise box of truffles one of the best Christmas presents I've ever gotten, unexpectedly.

And I do, oh I do dream about the day when I might receive/buy for myself some luxurious present of wonderful proportions.

That would be oh so awesome.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

color scheme/ SHIFT

i LOVE carnivals in bright/bold colors!

but check out this inspiration list in's amazing.