Black Velvet

standard January 19, 2017 2 responses

laughing in a black velvet wrap dress in front of palm muralIf you’re looking to fill the black velvet dress void in your life, ladies, then you’ve waited just long enough to score this dress for $17! Yes, you read that correctly. I love how versatile this dress is. First of all, it’s a wrap dress with tassel ties – how unique. I layered the dress with a striped turtleneck because I wanted a more casual/fancy day look into night look AND because it’s still cold out. The pink accessories add just the right amount of color and contrast and my mom’s earrings add a touch of vintage.

I also wore this dress to my friend’s holiday party, without the shirt, with a sequin jacket and silver heels. Don’t let me mislead you into thinking it’s warmer than it really is because I’m not wearing tights, but it has been more bearable being outside. There are so many ways to wear and layer this dress that it would be a shame if it wasn’t in your closet. Plus, it gives me major 90s nostalgia wearing it and that’s truly what I’m grateful for velvet wrap dress in front of palm mural smiling in black velvet wrap dress with pink purse in front of palm mural portrait wearing black deep v velvet dress with black and white stripe shirt black velvet wrap dress with black and white stripe turtleneck and pink accessories in front of palm mural black velvet wrap dress in front of palm mural at eden chicagoWho What Wear: Dress // ZARA: Shoes (option) // Club Monaco: Clutch (option) // Old Navy: Shirt (option) // LOFT: Sunglasses // Earrings: Vintage from my mom (option)

Phototgraphy: Monica Modzelewski

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Brunch Bash

standard November 30, 2016 2 responses

baby-gold-coast-girl-10A few weeks ago, a few of my blogger friends, Monica and Jesi, and I hosted a brunch bash for Mommy-to-be Samantha who is having a girl in a few weeks! Since hosting and attending parties runs in my family blood, I knew we needed to start the party planning with a theme. If you read Sam’s blog you know she loves leopard and pink, so that’s where we started. I told my sister, Eleni, that we wanted leopard and pink and she created a custom invite with its own box for the bash. She’s pretty talented like that and grateful she is my sister!

Then Monica and I had some brain storming food and decorations sessions. Monica really is the hostess with the mostest! She always hosts the best holiday parties and her apartment is so cute and it was perfect for the bash. P.S. she also has the best pom pom fluffing skills. Monica and Jesi also made the adorable tulle skirt for the table. Seriously, all my friends are so talented. And how beautiful was Sam’s flower crown that Jesi put together in about five minutes. Let’s also not forget about the cute sign – so good Jesi!

It really does take a village to raise a child, I mean throw a party.. We also enlisted our friend Rachel over at Paris312 for the pretty pink balloons with tassels – a must decoration item for all your parties. Then my mom, Angie, made the floral arrangements pulling in the dark hues from the leopard print of the invite and a variety of pink flowers.

Last but not least, all of Sam’s guests arrived and we had a fun afternoon celebrating Baby Gold Coast Girl. We hope you had a fabulous time Sam and we all can’t wait to meet her! Thank you co-hosts for throwing an awesome bash with me!

P.S. Ladies, make sure to pop your champagne bottle when Sam pops too!

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Mommy-to-be & Photography: Samantha Kramer

DIY Queens & Photography: Monica Modzelewski & Jesi Kocin

Balloons c/o: Paris312

Custom invitations & florals: Limani Designs