The Little Black Dress: Business Style

Whenever you hear about The Little Black Dress, otherwise known as “LBD”, it is typically associated with post work hours attire. You’d wear them to a cocktail hour, an evening out with your date or even for a night out dancing in town. However, I think it an essential piece of wardrobe for most women to own for day to day functions just as much as you should have one for nightlife. 
I’ve owned this little black dress for years, it was a good find off one of my favorite large department stores Target. I’ve used this dress for about every job interview I’ve had over the last 5 or 6 years and each time it has been a hit. I’ve used for family functions, work meetings, in essence any event where I needed a sure-win outfit and had little to no time to go shopping or find a different outfit. I made sure to buy a dress that was flattering to my waist and could easily be worn with any style of shoes or jewelry. I dress it up or down as much as I want and it has always proven to be a winner option, even after I sigh because I have to wear it once again, it always works out for me.

Harlow & Dahlia Events: A Delicious Wedding Detail

When planning weddings for Harlow & Dahlia Events I often think of considerate and unique ways to make each wedding as unique and memorable as possible. I often look for inspiration such as from one of my favorite wedding design websites Ruffled Blog
Take a look at the amazing picture below. Not only is it beautiful but it looks absolutely delicious.
It also isn’t very difficult to pull together:
Step 1: For very little you can find a local person that works with wooden materials that can construct this type of stand, think Craigslist
Step 2: The cake pops can be obtained from a local baker, a major chain such as Starbucks or for the truly DIY bride you can bake them on your own.
Step 3: Decor. For this part add a couple of flowers with shapes and colors that complement the style of your set up. 
Enjoy!

It’s Been Busy

It’s been busy, that is the summary of this post! Note to self: don’t schedule 3 trips back to back next year.

I’ve been having a blast over the last month but phew I need to get off the roller coaster for a minute.
Luckily in the month of July, I get to “take it easy” for 2 weeks or so before it picks up again with another not 1, not 2, not 3 but FOUR trips before the end of September.

Sometimes I question why I pack so much in all the time. The wisest of people would advise you to “be present” and to “enjoy the present moment”. I agree this is likely the healthiest option but I also live by the philosophy to enjoy every hour of the day, savor in the trips, the moments, the laughter.

Growing up my family tended to relax and always live in the moment. This translated into no vacations, outings or other fun activities. It wasn’t so bad when we lived in South America, it became worse when we moved to New York City. Slowly there were no far away trips, no exciting visits anywhere, just a lot of being home.

So am I making up for those years? Am I a fervent believer in the “you only live once” motto?
I am not completely sure what it is but what I do know is this summer thus far has been so fun, it may just be my favorite summer ever (or close second to last year’s….the summer of my wedding).

More to come..my blog now has its own domain and soon a new template!

Soon I will post many other photos, updates, articles and everything I’m constantly thinking about pouring out on this blog.

A little taste of my summer: My friend Ari and me hanging out at a summer concert by the lake….

More to Come

Excited to share I’m really pulling it altogether on the blog. I told myself if I were to invest on this blog, I had to prove to myself I’d invest time on it.

I have invested time on it therefore my reward is to update the branding and look for the blog and (gasp) actually buy a domain. More updates to come soon which will focus more on wedding topics, travel and much more!

In the meantime, my next adventure calls my name. A girls trip to NYC!

Marilyn

Happy 90th birthday dear +Marilyn Monroe. It feels cliched sometimes to like her as much as I do but her vulnerability was untouchable.

I think she was honestly a good person, hypersensitive and vulnerable in a threatening society which is why so many people can identify with her.

She was also stunning, drop dead glamorous and brave. Whenever I see her, I remind myself of the important of smiling through life and always strive to just have a great time. Life is a party after all.

She really taught me the importance of “fake it till you make it“.