Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Happy Holidays, y'all!

IMG_6271, originally uploaded by .reese..

and wishing everyone a Fabulous New Year!

Here's me and the hubs, waiting in line with my cousins to watch Sherlock Holmes on Christmas Day.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

40% off accessories at Endless.com

OMG! 40% off purses, sunglasses, jewelry...PURSES!! In the search box, type EXTRA40OFF. Go shopping now!!!


made for me...

or i was made for them...custom dresses, that is.

Prom 2000: My mom made me this dress. I wish I had a picture of the back; horizontal strings of pearls held the dress together with my back peeking in between each string. It was amazing!

Here's me and the seamstress, my mom!

My custom wedding gown, made from my mom's wedding gown. Pictured with the bestie.

Me and the seamstress, Janet Brunton.

I guess I'm made for white dresses too. :-)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


bridal and baby showers, that is.

but what i really want to show you are all toilet paper/trash bag gowns that were created during these showers!

starting with my bridal shower:

The Grecian Bride

The 80s Bride

The Scary Bride

The Groom. That's my aunt in there...such a good sport. It was a great laugh!

Then there was my friend (and talented wedding coordinator), Linda Ly's (of Grand Soirees) baby shower.

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The theme was the Great Gatsby. How awesome looking are mom and dad?

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We made maternity dresses out of trash bags!

Then there was my friend's bridal shower after that:

More toilet paper wedding dresses. How awesome is that flower?? I made it!!!

The bride is the one in white.

And then the most recent bridal shower:

I put the sweetheart top together!

For all the showers I attended, my team won the toilet paper/trash bag dresses. Lucky or stylish? Maybe both!

a bittersweet farewell

to one of my favorite and inspirational bloggers, TTO.

she says good-bye to the wedding world.

i hope she picks up blogging again upon a different journey.

thank you, tto, for taking us along for the ride! hope to read you again in the future! the best to you and your hubs!

i suck...

at all this after-wedding stuff.

I haven't done our Thank You cards, and I haven't picked out our pictures for our wedding album, therefore, we haven't gotten our pictures yet.

Just ordered holiday cards though, so I'm gonna send out our Thank Yous with those suckas.

Happy Holidays, everyone! And Happy Shopping!

congrats lil sister!!

My little sister graduated with an MBA from Pepperdine. We're so proud of her!!


How cute is she? Sorry for the blurriness...I need to get me some photography skills!

And so sorry for lack of posting. I've been having trouble posting pix via blogger, so I've been doing it manually. Boo!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Monique Lhuillier on GILT!

Not her wedding dresses...but if I were to be an off-beat bride, I would totally wear a red gown...this one:

And if I had a beach wedding, I would wear this dress:

Don't have a GILT account? Want one? Here's an invite from me! I do major damage here...ugh! Have fun doing your own damage!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy Belated Halloween!

Just wanted to share our costumes from the weekend:

Can you take a guess at who we are?

Friday night: Kanye jacking Taylor Swift's thunder at 2009 MTV VMAs.

Saturday night: And here we are as Princess Toadstool and Luigi from Super Mario Bros.

We had so much fun dressing up. We're already trying to figure out what we're going to be next year. =) Hope you all had a safe weekend. Can you believe it's November?!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Need Wedding Music Inspiration?

The hubs found this:

Free Wedding Music Sampler - Full MP3 Album Download @ Amazon

LINK [amazon.com]

Ten tracks w/ 5-star reviews.

Source: SlickDeals.net

Good luck!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Featured on Minkette.com!

This photo from our engagment session with JAC was featured on Minkette. Check it out here! I love Rebecca Minkoff bags!! The purses are super fab: great looking and functional!! I need more!! And how exciting it is to be featured there!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

so what's up!?

it has been the summer of birthdays! the hubs and i have made our very best attempt to attend all birthday functions...starting with mine!

i'm 27.

hubby and me.

june birthday crew (june 25, 29, 27 respectively).

sab's birthday.

line's birthday. i baked that black russian cake. yum!

jackie's birthday (center).

melinda's birthday. we went to medieval times!

hubby's birthday. 29, he is.

dee dee's birthday. she introduced me and hubby to each other.

jimmy's birthday (dee's freshman college roommate).

jason's birthday. 28 on 10.15.09. i am totally rockin the berry-red lipstick!! it gets everywhere though!!

happy monday all! by the way, we won our softball game tonight! stats: 3-0-1. yes!

how to make the wedding last...

1. slightly delay writing thank you cards. check.
2. sneak around to try on your wedding gown to see if it still fits. check. check.
3. try to casually bring it up with friends. check.
4. ask friends to share their pictures from your wedding. need more checks!
5. when choosing pictures for your wedding album, look at every single picture your photographer(s) took in detail. in progress.
6. continue chatting on the wedding board forums (i go to TheKnot.com forums!) to help out new brides. check.
7. take day-after pictures. check!
8. get noticed. check. =) I've been fortunate to have been featured on The Knot Live, Episode 3.
9. help a friend with her wedding. friend's wedding in October. check.

how can you not expect life to be so grand as your wedding day? it's hard. and i'm dealing. HBO's True Blood is helping. As well as getting into new hobbies such as tweeting, sewing and knitting, and old hobbies like reading and blogging. Oh, and joining a rec soft ball team with hubby, Team Wii Not Fit, has been super fun too!

sorry for lack of posting...it's hard to blog. i really admire those who are avid bloggers!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

current obsession

Beyonce's new song: Sweet Dreams

love her first outfit! i'm going to jack hub's black dress shirt and wear a belt around it. short black skirt. my OTK boots. yes! ready for a night out!

i'm also just obsessed with her crazy good dance moves. i have been watching this video over and over trying to get something down.

and that gold body suit just blows my mind away!

our minimoon

super sorry for lack of posting. work has been busy, and i am trying to get through looking at all our wedding pictures so i can pick out the ones that will go into the album so that we can finally get the hi-res files!

so i'm going to backtrack...to our honeymoon, well, minimoon more like it. we opted to stay local and save some money. we did just make the biggest expense we have ever made together, and we thought it was the right way to start our official life together.

so after the wedding, we headed down to Torrey Pines (famous for its golf courses; the U.S. Open was there last year) in La Jolla. we stayed at the Hilton Torrey Pines using our Hilton points! score! we ate at some highly recommended restaurants. hiked down to the beach through the Torrey Pines State Park. and just relaxed and enjoyed each other's company.

us at George's at the Cove; actually we were at the Bistro part of the restaurant, which sat on a cliff overlooking the ocean.

a short walk from our hotel was the Torrey Pines State Park.

i'm ready!

dee climbing up the cliff...

just kidding...no cliff.

on our way to the bottom

self shot. skills! we're almost at the bottom.

made it! now we have to go back up...

us at Sushi Ota. we had our first "Omakase." we've tried other restaurants, ordering Omakase, and Sushi Ota has been, by far, superior! i don't remember what any of the dishes were called, but here's what they looked like:

that half-of-a-shrimp was still squirming and moving around while on my plate!!

after we finished this dish, the waitors asked how we wanted our shrimp head cooked. we asked for deep-fried (i wanted baked, but we heard deep-fried was the way to go).

it was a great few days of relaxation and enjoyment. i would highly recommend checking out what's around your area...you'd be surprised at what you find.

thanks for continuing to read! also... TTO has started posting pictures of her amazing wedding!!! check it out!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

8 years officially together

Wow. A month since I last posted? I'm a bad blogger! My apologies to readers. When life takes over, it takes over everything!

The hubs sent me flowers yesterday in honor of our 8 years together. Then we went out to dinner. I can't believe we've been together that long. Happy anniversary, love! You're the best!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Amy Jean of The Relentless Bride blogged about my wedding look. I'm so happy to inspire other brides! Thanks so much Amy Jean! Be sure to check out her blog too. She is the recipient of numerous blog awards and updates all the time!

And much thanks to Liz of Makeup by Liz. She's such an amazing artist. I used her for my boudoir pictures, my engagement pictures, and of course, our wedding day. She just started a blog! Check her out if you get a chance! Also, check her out on Project Wedding; she received perfect reviews!!

You can also check out my reviews on our vendors on Project Wedding! If you're in So Cal, please check them out.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Check us out!

We're a featured real wedding on The Knot!

Check us out here!

Monday, August 24, 2009

40% off Tarte Cosmetics - ends tonight!

Use code FF09 for 40% Tarte Cosmetics!

I am Style-ish is 1 year old!

One of my favorite style blogs, I am Style-ish turned 1, and to celebrate, Tiffany is giving away a set of her favorite makeup!

Included is:
Nars lip gloss in Foul Play
Nars lip lacquer in Chelsea Girls
Benefit thrrrob blush
fresh eau de parfum Strawberry Flowers

How to win this pretty little set:

you HAVE to follow her in some way, through Google Friend connect (that "follow button on the left side of my blog), through twitter, feed subscriber by reader or by email, facebook friend, etc..

Comment on how you follow her for one entry.

If you are on twitter, tweet this sentence for another entry. "I want to win @styleish 1 year blogiversary giveaway! http://www.iamstyle-ish.com". I just did!

You get another entry if you post about this on your blog whether in a post or on your sidebar, please leave another comment letting her know which one and the link. (You can copy/paste that cupcake picture if you want)


This is open to readers WORLDWIDE! yay!!
Comments will be closed on 8/31 at 9:00pm PST
Winner will be chosen by random draw
Winner has to contact me within 5 days or else a new winner will be chosen.

Good luck everyone!

Friday, August 21, 2009

day-after shoot!

firstly...you must go to Alice Hu's blog post and see the pix she posted!! Dreamy, no?

and now let me post some of my favorites that she didn't post:

have a great weekend everyone!