In regards…

I saw a “Regard ring” in February’s issue of Lucky and I immediately fell in love.  A romantic ring that became popular in the Victorian era, “regard” is an acronym for the six stones used to create the ring – Ruby, Emerald, Garnet, Amethyst, Ruby, Diamond.

After looking for some regard rings, I found that “Dearest rings” were also made – Diamond, Emerald, Amethyst, Ruby, Emerald, Sapphire, Topaz.

Apparently, acrostic jewelry became popular during the Victorian era, and they would even use stones to represent names.  Sarah – Sapphire, Amethyst, Ruby, Aquamarine, Hessonite garnet.

Such a sweet sentiment, and I love how vintage it is!

I want one!



Today in 1813, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice was published for the first time. Thank you to J for pointing this fact about our favorite novel out to me!

This is for all the Lizzy’s trying to find their Darcy…


“I cannot fix on the hour, or the look, or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.”

Sadie Hawkins

My sister got information at school today for her prom.  She is a junior at my Alma Mater, an all-girls’ Catholic private school, so I know exactly what this means.

Prom + an all-girls’ school = Sadie Hawkins Dance.  Oy.

As a 17-year-old girl without a boyfriend, this can cause much anxiety.  Who has a friend I can go with?  Does he have any friends?  Which of my guy friends is least annoying?  Who looks good in a tux?  Do I even know any guys that I would consider taking to prom? These questions, along with many others, run through your brain until that date is found.  Until then, you endure awkward group dates, awkward setups, and awkwardly asking boys out via AIM or text message.

So, here is to my sister and all the other 17-year-old girls out there who have to ask a boy to prom…Good luck, have fun, and make lasting memories!  And just remember…you will have to do it all again next year!


(I’m just excited to help her pick out dresses!)


How did I not hear about this before today? Scholastic is reissuing some of The Babysitter’s Club paperback editions in April…along with publishing Ann M. Martin’s prequel to the series, The Summer Before.

Yes. I will be 23 when they come out, but I seriously cannot wait. I loved the BSC series when I was younger. I probably read every single one of the books.

So, who else was a BSC lover?


Haven’t Met You Yet…

I love this song. I saw Michael Buble perform at the lighting of the Rockefeller Christmas Tree ceremony this past year and he was great. He is the new dorky crush for my friend C and me.

So cute!

And I know some day that it’ll all turn out,
You’ll make me work, so we can work to work it out…

Off the Shoulder

From just looking at the dresses at the Golden Globes, you can see that shoulders are all the rage right now. One shoulder. Shoulder embellishments.
Get inspired by the latest trend for your own wedding.

Chiffon and Organza Dune Gown

The asymmetrical straps and the flowers cascading down the one shoulder embrace the trend in a simple way on this dress. This light and airy dress would be perfect for a wedding in an exotic beach location!

Alfred Angelo
A sleek look for that elegant, chic, no frills wedding.

Jim Hjelm Occasions
Don’t think you can work that shoulder look yourself? Have your bridesmaids do it! I have worn a Jim Hjelm dress before and it was super comfortable. This tea-length dress with the floral sleeve would be great for a spring wedding.