07/17/2011

vintage travel inspired passport invites

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with a wedding in playa del carmen mexico, this couple opted for a neutral color scheme for their entire wedding to allow the gorgeous colors of the tropical landscape to add color at their wedding. they also wanted a vintage feel, so the more subdued palette worked perfectly.

an antique map of mexico was a must as were the custom passport stamps… i just love how printing on sand-colored metallic paper adds an aged, yet refined look. and to carry the look thru the inside of the passport, the interior pages have a subtle pattern as nod to vintage mexican tiles.

front cover

 

front and back cover

 

back inside cover with tear-off rsvp

 

inside page with tile pattern paper

 

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04/06/2011

NSS update!

Posted in NSS national stationery show, wedding invites, wholesale tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 10:49 am by meant to be sent

whew. it sure has been a while! but i am still here :) just been working like crazy getting ready for the national stationery show (just over a month away!!!! ahhh!) there is SO much going on behind the scenes over here and hope to start posting some pics (if i remember to take them!) of all this stuff very soon! so what has kept me so busy you ask? i have been working on an entirely brand-spankin’-new line of wedding stationery (which i hope to debut ALL of at the show, but it is still TBD just how many will be completely polished and ready for the world…BUT i will tell you there are 60 designs in the works! and some of those designs will also (eventually) be offered as DIY imprintables, as well as notepads and some other fun items. i cannot wait to get this all done and ready to show you!

so, how about a little more detail on the new stuff?
this entire process of developing the new stationery line has been based on one main idea :: a fresh, simple approach to wedding stationery. not only in look and colors, but also in the shopping and ordering process. i wanted a new idea that i could wrap my collection around that wouldn’t feel as overwhelming and cumbersome as some of the giant albums out there. so i decided to shake things up and create a style library —you guessed it!— with books organized by style/theme! with the way weddings continue to evolve and become more and more personal, it just feels right and new and fresh…and a way to really focus on personal style when looking for the perfect wedding stationery. each book within the library will also be a bit streamlined (15-20 designs per book) with its own color palette, papers and fonts selected specifically for each style. pricing and options will be clear and simple too! all designs will be offered with flat printing with some available in letterpress and thermography. as i mentioned, the initial roll out at NSS is TBD as i polish them up but hope to initially include  four styles—perfectly preppy, completely classic, well traveled, and very vintage. and the line will continue to evolve into a full library of styles with something for everyone!! the books will be offered to retailers individually or as a set for a special rate.

the designs will be available for wholesale, thru retailers and on my new site. (eeeeek!) yes, that is what else has been going on—a complete rebranding, new site + blog are in the works! my new look along with my new line will debut at the show…and for the site, i will likely do a soft launch right before NSS and have the fully functioning, shiny new site ready just after!

so. that’s the scoop! stay tuned for more NSS updates and be sure to stop by my booth #2154 and checkout some books from the style library and my shiny new look! :)

02/24/2011

tuesdayshoesday + thursdaypurseday

Posted in thursday purseday, tuesday shoesday tagged , , , , , , , at 1:04 pm by meant to be sent

busy busy busy over here and i missed tuesdayshoesday yet again. to make it up to you i am also doing thursdaypurseday! and these are good. they are from the brand-spankin’ new collection from anthropologieB H L D N. love it! such fun colors and great mix of materials. and that sparkle on the clutch? perfection.

01/25/2011

tuesdayshoesday

Posted in tuesday shoesday tagged , , , , , , , , , at 11:39 pm by meant to be sent

check out these super cool kate spades!! loooooveee the texture and layers! and, i definitely love navy blue :) so fab.

01/07/2011

tuesdayshoesday, the friday edition

Posted in wedding invites tagged , , , , , at 6:45 pm by meant to be sent

whew. this first week back was busy! finally have a moment to breathe and am ready to go with tuesdayshoesday…on friday :) but hey any day is good for a little kate spade! check out these sweet new arrivals… what a great mix of materials with mesh and suede details…i only wish they came in more colors!

as always, don’t forget to check out more fabulous finds at  Simply & ForeverLife in the Super BurbsLandlocked BrideSwatchbook WeddingsThe DemoiselleJan Schill PhotographyPostcards & Pretties, A Realistic Weddingand Swoon Over It Photography !

12/14/2010

tuesday shoesday

Posted in tuesday shoesday tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 5:00 pm by meant to be sent

happy tuesdayshoesday! i just realized that i missed posting last week!!!! so how about a double dose today to make up for it :)

first up, these fab boots by michael kors. i came super close to getting these during my last trip to the mall. think i just might go back! super cozy fur + suede and totally wearable with that wedge heel!

next up, these beauties from nine west…gorgeous colors and perfect sparkle for any holiday gathering. { and they’re ON SALE!!! }

as always, don’t forget to check out more fabulous finds at  Simply & ForeverLife in the Super BurbsLandlocked BrideSwatchbook WeddingsThe DemoiselleJan Schill PhotographyPostcards & Pretties, A Realistic Weddingand Swoon Over It Photography !

11/02/2010

tuesdayshoesday

Posted in tuesday shoesday tagged , , , , , , , , , , at 3:28 pm by meant to be sent

oh, kate…you did it again. you give me no reason to leave the pages of your site for my picks lately. this week i pick these gorgeous chrisette heels by kate spade in a perfectly shimmery, slightly textured, awesomely ruffled heel. love.

 

as always, don’t forget to check out more fabulous finds at  Simply & ForeverGwyneth PaigeLife in the Super BurbsLandlocked BrideSwatchbook WeddingsThe DemoiselleJan Schill PhotographyPostcards & Pretties, A Realistic Weddingand Swoon Over It Photography !

10/26/2010

tuesdayshoesday

Posted in tuesday shoesday tagged , , , , , , , , , at 10:45 pm by meant to be sent

SO loving the color and soft suede texture in these kate spade bloom kitten heels. and that sweet flower detail? i think a splurge is in order!

 

as always, don’t forget to check out more fabulous finds at  Simply & ForeverGwyneth PaigeLife in the Super BurbsLandlocked BrideSwatchbook WeddingsThe DemoiselleJan Schill PhotographyPostcards & Pretties, A Realistic Weddingand Swoon Over It Photography !

10/19/2010

tuesdayshoesday

Posted in tuesday shoesday tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 5:13 pm by meant to be sent

ok, so i might not be wearing socks yet (totally in denial that summer has ended!) but wtih the cooler weather arriving and holiday styles already making their seemingly-earlier-every-year debut…this tuesdayshoesday is a little nod to the holidays from kate spade. these soft velvet numbers are PERFECT for any holiday party. they even have a sweet bow detail. does it get more holiday than that?! and of course, a mix of texture…check out the patent covered heel!! **swoon**

 

don’t forget to check out more fabulous finds at  Simply & ForeverGwyneth PaigeLife in the Super BurbsLandlocked BrideSwatchbook WeddingsThe DemoiselleJan Schill PhotographyPostcards & Pretties, A Realistic Weddingand Swoon Over It Photography !

10/15/2010

thursdaypurseday!!!

Posted in wedding invites tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 12:39 am by meant to be sent

hi! another fab pick for thursday purseday for you…well, two…i just can’t seem to contain myself to pick just one :)

first up, another appearance by oatmeal and lace. she has just the cutest stuff in her etsy shop…so it was tricky to just pick one for this week…but, somehow i narrowed it down to this beauty. behold, the simple stylish sarah clutch purse. so. stinkin. cute!

 

and next, of course a kate spade! this amazing shimmery layered bag…plisse metallic priti..it even hs a fun name!

 

don’t forget to check out Niche White Bridal Loft, Enchanted Dream
Weddings & Affairs,
A Realistic Wedding, Sparkle & Hay, The Charity Wedding, PeachBride, The Demoiselle, Postcards & Pretties, Brancoprata
and Swatchbook Weddings to see what they picked today!

you can even join the fun! just post on your blog and/or tweet your pick using the #ThursdayPurseday tag!

10/12/2010

tuesdayshoesday!

Posted in tuesday shoesday tagged , , , , , , , , , , at 11:27 am by meant to be sent

happy tuesday shoesday! this week brought to you by another sweet jcrew look :: the clara platform pump. of course i love the texture in the fabric layers that make a super cute bow.

don’t forget to check out more fabulous finds at  Simply & ForeverGwyneth PaigeLife in the Super BurbsLandlocked BrideSwatchbook WeddingsThe DemoiselleJan Schill PhotographyPostcards & Pretties, A Realistic Wedding and Swoon Over It Photography !

AND i also posted this the other day for all of you fashionistas looking for an affordable and fashionable branding makeover!

10/08/2010

thursday purseday…late, but worth the wait

Posted in thursday purseday tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , at 11:12 pm by meant to be sent

admittedly, i am not quite in the groove with thursday purseday yet…but i will get there! to make up for my tardiness (and lack of posts!) i am featuring three FABULOUS new arrivals. two from kate spade and one from a new found etsy fave of mine, oatmeal and lace.

first up, the lovely frosted felt treesh by kate spade. a fantastic combination of shiny and soft with some sparkle. and as usual the sweet interior liner. LOVE.

 

another kate spade cutie, but decidedly more glam…the night sky dolly. perfect for the upcoming holiday season or any fab night on the town.

keep your eyes peeled for many many more kate spade picks…there are so many great new styles it was really hard to choose!

 

and this cutie by oatmeal and lace falls right in line with the cozy theme…i just love the flower detail and the peek of the pattern liner! be sure to check out the rest of her super cute styles too!

10/05/2010

tuesday shoesday

Posted in tuesday shoesday tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 11:31 am by meant to be sent

this week’s pick goes to a long time favorite of mine :: jcrew. they never cease to amaze me with their fabulous style, details (look at that stitched detail!) and mix of textures. these have it all and i am in love.

check out more fabulous finds at  Simply & ForeverGwyneth PaigeLife in the Super BurbsLandlocked BrideSwatchbook WeddingsThe DemoiselleJan Schill PhotographyPostcards & Pretties, A Realistic Wedding and Swoon Over It Photography !

09/29/2010

oh, hello tuesday shoesday…

Posted in tuesday shoesday tagged , , , , , , , , at 11:45 pm by meant to be sent

i know you thought i forgot about you! just a little late….but oh-so-fashionably! :) check. these. out. i am in LOVE with these shoes. and found them from a super unexpected source (for me) :: talbots. i spotted them on the cover of my shiny new issue of real simple and i was sold. they are perfect for fall and fab mix of luxe textures. soft suede in a rich brown with a touch of shine. LOVE. i might just have to splurge on these lovelies.

09/27/2010

a little sneak peek…

Posted in wedding invites tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 12:11 am by meant to be sent

so as i mentioned, i am so excited to finally be working on some super fun new designs for a whole new line of mtbs stationery albums… i have been thinking about it for about a year and a half now, so it’s about time!

each pattern is inspired by a texture, fabric or material, like herringbone or moroccan tile, or a style like nautical, preppy or mod…

here is a sneak peek at just a few of the patterns that i am working on and will be incorporating into my new line. lots more to come! all will be available in several fun color combos and of course will be part of fresh new stationery designs!

interested in wholesale/carrying my new line in your retail shop or online store? just email! :)

09/17/2010

thursday purse day

Posted in thursday purseday tagged , , , , , , , , , at 7:23 pm by meant to be sent

welllll i guess i need to get used to adding thursday purse day to the rotation…still, better late than never!

my pick this week is from coach…one of my favorites for classic purses with that little touch that only coach can add. and the best part? you can usually find one for a steal at a coach outlet store!

this purse has just the right amount of detail and shine…and a great mix of textures and a surprise pop of color (LOVE the peacock blue interior!)

09/14/2010

tuesday shoesday :: fall style

Posted in tuesday shoesday tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , at 5:45 pm by meant to be sent

this tuesday shoesday represents my (very) reluctant acceptance that fall is upon us. and these little numbers from nine west have just the right amount of cozy fall appeal for a transition to the cooler weather in style. i love the fun bow detail in the front! and, a little secret…they have a hidden platform for more comfy strutting ;)

08/31/2010

tuesday shoesday

Posted in wedding invites tagged , , , , , , at 4:07 pm by meant to be sent

this week i have another pick from one of my recent shopping trips to nordstrom’s which has a FABULOUS shoe department…so i couldn’t resist snapping a bunch of shots for my tuesday shoesday files! this pick caught my eye because i have a shirt (a super fun target find) that incorporates a design just like these fun zipper details…which is a trend that seems to be popping up all over lately! and you know i love the texture with the touch of metallic sparkle! these cute flats by  halogen come in a bunch of colors and look pretty darn comfy! :) enjoy!

08/24/2010

happy tuesdayshoesday!

Posted in wedding invites tagged , , , , , at 12:24 pm by meant to be sent

for this week (and the next couple too!) i did my own in-person tuesday shoesday research and snapped some pics while i was out shopping :) take a look at these sleek heels by enzo angiolini. **swoon** and they come in other colors too!

08/19/2010

behind the scenes :: peacock accessories in progress

Posted in wedding invites tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 12:19 pm by meant to be sent

since the fan programs use a fun die-cut shape and flowy ribbon, these guys were perfect candidates for my love of in-progress snap shots…

tented table cards, menus and escort cards accented with crystals…

peacock table cards

peacock folded menus

peacock folded menus stack

food station table cards

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