Sunday, September 30, 2012

Quote of the Day

― Osho

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Autumn Weekend

It's the first official weekend of fall (at least for me it is!)! What is on your weekend agenda list? Pumpkin or apple picking? Baking a pie? Going on a hike? Or shopping for new fall must-haves?

{Photo via}

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Falling for Burgundy

Falling for Burgundy

I looked out my window this morning and noticed the leaves started changing color (already!) and realized fall is here! It is time to put away all of my flip flops and sun dresses and start embracing the new season. Right now I can not get enough burgundy in my life! It is on my nails, lips, and I have been searching for pieces to add to my fall wardrobe. I LOVE  these gorgeous Calvin Klein Collection suede burgundy flats (on sale!) and Alexander Wang bag!

What are you looking to add to your wardrobe this fall?

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Baby Girl's Nursery Inspiration

With 2 months left in my pregnancy, we are really starting to get ready for our baby girl's arrival (ekkk, can't wait!). When we found out it was a girl, the last thing I wanted was our house to look like it got whipped up on a pink cotton candy stick! However, when I saw this glamorous little nursery, I couldn't help but swoon a little (especially over that fantabulous wallpaper!)...

Tickled pink enough?!

PS. Stay tuned for more details about our babies's very shabby chic!

{photos via Little Crown Interiors)

Shop the room!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Paul and Staci's NYC Wedding: Cipriani 42nd Street

{I have been searching for the right words to describe my brother Paul and Staci's wedding this past weekend... some words that came to mind are amazing, incredible, and breath taking... It was a wedding fit for a King and Queen! Of course the weekend went too fast, and I still can't believe my little brother is married! Here are some the fabulous photos from their oh so G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S wedding!

Staci, the beautiful bride...

The beadwork detail on her dress was exquisite!

The bride's shoes, signed by Christian Louboutin himself!

My sister's and I...

They're Married!


Dancing Dress!

The most beautiful cake I have ever seen! Matched Staci's first dress!!

Photo booth!

The ceremony and reception was held at Cipriani 42nd Street, one of the most spectacular wedding venues in Manhattan. We dined on delicious food and danced the night away to the amazing live band. I even made it to the after party (7 1/2 months pregnant!) danced some more, and couldn't help but snack on some mini ham and cheese melts and french fries! 

Dear Paul and Staci, 

Thinking back to the first time I met you Staci, as I sat across the table from you both at that little tapas restaurant- when I saw both of your eye's twinkle when you looked at each other, I knew you were the one for Paul. We all had a wonderful time celebrating your love story and the beginning of your marriage! Looking forward to all of the new and exciting memories to come! We love you!


{all photos via Lilac and Grey}

Friday, September 21, 2012

Wedding Weekend!

Today marks the beginning of my brother and new sister-in-law's wedding weekend!  I can't wait to celebrate with all of our family and friends!

Have a fabulous weekend!!

{photo via Style Me Pretty}

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Love is in the Air

I can't believe it has been four years since I married my best friend and the love of my life! In just a couple of months we will be parents for the first time, and I could not have asked for a better partner to begin this new journey with! What can I say, I am a very lucky girl! 

Happy Anniversary My Love!

{photos via }

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tuesday Tablescape

Very busy week here at Lilac and Grey...My brother is getting married on Saturday (ekkkk!) and I am scrambling around checking off things on my very long to-do list! Cup of tea anyone?

{photo via apartment therapy}

Friday, September 14, 2012

Fall Beauty Report: Burgundy Lips

Burgundy Lips

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During the summer months I wear minimal make-up and my lips only experience clear lip balm. However once the cooler weather approaches I suddenly get an urge to wear some color on my lips. This year I am loving all things burgundy!

Would you wear burgundy lipstick?

Thursday, September 13, 2012

This or That

metallic shoes

Last week I posted these Jimmy Choo metallic heels in a set. Obviously Jimmy Choo's come with a hefty price tag, so I wanted to see if there were any shoes similar that are somewhat affordable. I found these from J.Crew, and what I LOVE about them is their little kitten heel, which makes them totally wearable for everyday! These babies may be replacing my little cheetah heels from last season...

Jimmy Choo $650 or J.Crew $238

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Diaper Bags

Diaper Bags

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With 80 days left in my pregnancy, the new "it" bag I have been searching for this fall is a diaper bag! I was looking for one that is light, has a lot of pockets, comes with a stroller strap, and can be cleaned easily in case of any accidents. I also refuse to spend a ton of money on a diaper bag. These are the ones that made the final cut!

Which one do you think I registered for??

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

We Will Never Forget

Remembering September 11, 2001

{image via Bob Englehart / The Hartford Courant,}

Monday, September 10, 2012

Monday Style: Zara Dresses

Clearly these are post baby options, but I am LOVING these dresses from Zara!!

Have a fall event? One of these dresses would be perfect! The metallic shoes from this post would look amazing with any one of these!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Quote of the Day

"It’s a new era in fashion - there are no rules. 

It’s all about the individual and personal style, wearing 

high-end, low-end, classic labels, and up-and-coming

designers all together."

— Alexander McQueen

Friday, September 7, 2012


Fall is right around the corner, and right now I am lusting for some metallics....


1. Sweater / 2. Nail Polish 3. Eye Liner / 4. Clutch / 5. Dress / 6. Shorts / 7. Shoes

Have you added any metallic pieces to your wardrobe lately?

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Pregnancy Update

How far along: 27 weeks

Gender: Girl 

Total weight gain: 19 pounds 

Maternity clothes: Just the belly band that I wear over my jean shorts

Stretch marks: Not yet!! Crossing my fingers I don't!

Sleep: Yup! Still sleeping peacefully through the night!

Miss Anything: Sushi :(

Cravings: I have cravings for German food, pizza with mushrooms, and dried fruits

Symptoms: I have had a muscle spasm in my back for a couple of weeks now, other then that I am feeling great!

Belly Button in or out: In

Mood: I have been pretty steady in my opinion (my husband's answer may differ) no major mood swings!

Best Moment this week: Buying baby girl's antique dresser for her nursery! It is being hand painted this week, can't wait to see how it turns out!

Looking forward to: picking out  paint and accessories for the nursery 

Exercise: Tracy Anderson pregnancy videos and walking a few days a week. 

{photo via Lilac and Grey}

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Quote of the Day

"To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him."
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