New Year’s Eve Outfit Idea #1

I just got this in from Piperlime and I’m obsessed with this gold dress!!  Not only is it incredibly comfortable/stretchy, but the gold really pops out!

I’m thinking I could pair this with hot pink lipstick and some romantic hair? =)

Paired the dress with a beaded black necklace (can’t remember where I got it), black BCBG clutch, bebe heels.

Dress (click here).  It’s on sale right now!!  I totally bought it before then (boo) but at least you can get it for a discount now!




Bar Cart

Last week Markel bought a Bar Cart from Target (post here) and decorated it with stuff we had at home and things we bought from Crate & Barrel after our wedding.    We looked at a bunch of pictures on Pinterest and online and decided what would go on our bar cart and what wouldn’t.  We currently have a wine rack, so we didn’t need to keep those things on there…

We still think it’s missing a liiiitle something…but we’ll figure that out later.  Probably a plant, or something non-alcohol related. =)




Our New Bar Cart!!

Markel brought home the most wonderful surprise yesterday!  He bought a bar cart from Target and brought it home. =)  I guess he found it online + used a coupon and then picked it up in the store.

We have been searching for a cart for about 3 months now and we finally have it!!  I’m so excited to start decorating it this weekend =)

Threshold™ Wood and Brass Finish Bar Cart $129.99


Ring Party + Red Nails

Love this picture.  So far I have 1 set of knuckle rings but this picture makes me want a few more.  I like the idea of stacking a ton of skinny rings together. ❤

Bar Carts

Markel and I are looking for a bar cart right now and we haven’t been able to find anything we love in our price range.  Who knew it would be so hard??

I love gold, so I’d like it to be that color or something else in that color family.

After the wedding, Markel and I went to crate and barrel and bought all the big essentials for it, but after 6 months…haven’t been able to buy the cart itself.  FRUSTRATINGGG.

as my search continues, here are some that i really like. ❤


4 Gold Knuckle Rings from Etsy

I just bought these over the weekend and I’m so pysched for them to arrive!  I have fat fingers, so I didn’t think Knuckle rings would be flattering~ but I tried some on when I was in SF two weekends ago and well…they actually make my fingers look longer!  Go Figure.

Etsy Store: Galisfly

Monogram Etsy Necklaces from Swirl Studio Designs

For my Maids of Honors, I bought them monogram necklaces that came late in the mail.  I bought them from Swirl Studio Designs and they were INCREDIBLY easy to work with.  I kept making the wrong mistakes while I was going through my order and they not only replied to me right away, but made it easy to fix the errors so that I could get what I wanted. =)

AND because they are so sweet~ they are offering a 20% discount for all my readers!!  Just use “MAM20” and get your discount during checkout ❤

You’ll LOVE these gorgeous necklaces~~ The store had 10+ different designs and items, but I got the same thing for all three of us ❤

Here’s the packaging that they arrive in below.  Inside, the necklaces are also in these awesome blue fabric baggies as well.


My new initials ❤ ESB


First Initial, Last Initial, Middle Initial

Esther Blair Soohye


One Maid of Honor Wearing Hers! xo


Jennifer Chen Zen


I ABSOLUTELY LOVE LOVE LOVE my monogram necklace.  I got it in Gold and it seriously matches everything in my wardrobe~ including my engagement ring and wedding band ❤

Thank you Swirl Studio Designs for your gorgeous jewelry!

If you want yours, please visit their store and use “MAM20” for an instant 20% off discount!


Summer Arm Candy Party

Now that the weather is warm, I’m beginning to bust out my arm candy from winter hibernation.  Here are some style inspiration photos from pinterest.

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Gorjana Jewlery: Chevron Tribal Cuff

Got my Chevron Tribal Cuff in the Mail Yesterday!  LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!  I used to own the Cross Over Cuff as well, until I lost it on my birthday =(

Well, as you know, Gorjana and Kendra Scott are my two all time fave jewelry lines.  LOVE getting new pieces from there!

I’m super psyched to sport my new bracelet!!  Here are some pictures below:




Holiday Shopping and Deals


Went to Nordstrom rack today and bought some last minute gifts Got friends…and myself! Haha Here are my gifts to myself

Gold Glitter Nails for the Holidays


Perfect color to match my engagement ring ;P. Xoxo Happy Holidays All!

Etsy Ring Wishlist

I discovered these rings today and I WANT!!!  They’re adorable and perfect for my fingers this fall =P

From Store: Soraced

MAC nail polish: Earthly Harmony

MAC nail polish: Earthly Harmony

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My Black,White, Gold, Pink Wedding Board

 I can never find all the things I love in one place, so I thought I’d blog about it instead =)  Because there may be some other girls out there planning their big day!  I know it sounds like a lot of colors…but Black/White will be the main colors at play~ while Gold/Pink will accent every detail and create a rich depth into the details.  I’m sure you’ll already see this pattern, but I’m obsessed with stripes, lace, pearls, and bows.  I want that vintage feel but with romantic modern touches to give it a more elegant and chic feel.  I’m sure I’ll change my mind a hundred times more before the wedding~ but here’s the board in progress~  And yes…this is sensory overload so I’m sure when the time comes, everything will be much more streamlined, must more simple…and hopefully well put together.

so…for my someday wedding…here is my board of ideas:




Love anything with monograms and crests

Wine and Wine Corks


Flowers, Lace, Bows and More


 Dress/Accessory Ideas


Korean PaeBaek

Reception Fun

Bringing Back the 80s

I was looking through piperlime’s bi-annual sale tonight and found that there are SO MANY 80s items!  I know I know…this isn’t anything new…but I’m still surprised to find things that I grew up with and wore~ being the new “trend”.  Here are some fun finds that I wouldn’t mind wearing again.  LOL

Gorjana Free Shipping Sale May 25-28

Get it while it’s HOT!!  As ya’ll know…I’m quite obsessed with Gorjana Jewelry (here, here and here).  It’s simple, gorgeous, and won’t tarnish or rust. The free shipping is only for UPS ground domestic orders so please make sure to choose the right option at check-out!

A while back, I bought 4 gift certificates through bloomspot where $50 got me $110 in credit with the site.  I’ve used one so far and got these below:

This time around…here are the items I plan to get with 3 remaining gift cards =D

I’m still thinking about these babies below…LOVE them, just not sure they’re worth the price tag…

Baubles: Arm Candy and Necklace envy

Cartier Bangle



Piperlime Haul: Tinley Road Military Jacket


I just got my jacket in the mail tiday and I LOVE it!!  It’s super soft, comfortable and fits like a glove 🙂

Jessica Matrasko Jewelry: Spring 2012, 30% off!

Jessica Name 2011

30% Off 
almost everything at!
Now through Sunday 4.22.12
Enter code LUV30 at checkout!
If you haven’t heard of Jessica Matrasko’s Jewelry line…you’re seriously missing out!  These pieces are not only gorgeous, authentic and original~ but they can be work with every single outfit (night or day)!  Beyond that, celebrities have been wearing her pieces for years, they’ve been sold at tons of fashion boutiques like Fred Segal and well…Now I’m introducing it to you! =) All the jewelry is hand-crafted, dipped in gold, and the rocks are hand-selected by JM.  Because she piece is so unique, even if you and your gf buy the same piece, they may be slightly different.  I LOVE that!  I love that whatever I order will never be the same as someone else’s.  ❤
Here are some pieces that I have:
(ps…this one is named after me: “Esther Necklace”)
Other pieces I’m in love with (and can’t wait to buy) are…

Jessica Matrasko is a fashion forward jewelry designer based out of Los Angeles, CA. Her jewelry is composed of rough cut gemstones and minerals, most are painted with 24K gold while others are wire wrapped by hand. Jessica favors imperfect stones with irregular shapes and colors. She also incorporates real leaves and ocean life are that have been hand painted and preserved in gold. Because the materials are all natural, each piece is unique and beautiful.
Jessica’s designs have been seen on celebrities including Rihanna, Cheryl Burke, Lindsay Lohan, Denise Richards, Naomi Campbell and Anna Lynne McCord.

Outfit of the Day