Wednesday Wish List: Sunny Disposition

Wednesday Wish List

Wednesday Wish List

Wednesday Wish List

Getting Fit in 2014

Everyone knows that after all the sweets and parties over the Holidays, January is the time to get back on track and feel healthy again. For those of you who read our New Year’s Resolutions, you know that W and I are working to get toned this year before we walk down the isle. The first step to that… working out. W and I will be running a half marathon along with 4 of our best friends. So here it goes, our shameless plug: we are raising money for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), a philanthropy we all hold close to our hearts. The race is in 2 weeks, so the clock is ticking… We need help raising money for this amazing organization. If you are at all interested in helping out, we’d more than appreciative. Every little bit counts. Click here to donate.

On that note, to making working out more fun, I always like to start with some cute workout clothes. Here are some of my favorites  ON SALE right now. You can look cute and get a great deal too.

    1. Lululemon Love-ly Tank         LW1C14S_010032_1
    2. Athleta Herringbone Finesse Legging cn7070185
    3. GapFit gFast Multi-Color Panel Leggingscn7127250
    4. Nike Free 5.0                           Screen Shot 2014-01-02 at 11.19.57 PM

What are you wearing for your workouts this season?


The Friday Report


Another dress shopping snapshot. Still obsessed with that Kenneth Pool dress….

I didn’t have a single bite of turkey yesterday. Or stuffing. Or cranberry sauce. In fact, M and I spent Thanksgiving dinner eating pre-made enchiladas from the freezer aisle at the grocery store. We’re in the middle of moving into our new place and everything we own is boxed up right now (we couldn’t even find forks to eat with). But I can’t say I regret spending our holiday that way. The heat isn’t on at our new place which made me ultra thankful that we still had a warm home to go back to. I also got to spend the whole day with my beau which seems rare these days. Perhaps an nontraditional Thanksgiving was just what we needed to feel thankful!

You should be feeling grateful for all the deals you can score this weekend.

See what happens when two funny/awesome women come together for an interview.

Goodbye, productivity.

It’s that time of year again. Get your ugly Christmas sweater here.

We love this bridesmaids gift guide. All gifts under $50!

Use the Wayback Machine to go drool cringe over your favorite Delia’s dress from 1998.

Favorite Instagrammer: @MerrittBeck

Best Sale: The Best of Black Friday Sales

Favorite Fashion Blog: Brooklyn Blonde

Need to know: The Power of Photography

Best Useless Information: How romance wrecked traditional marriage.


Wednesday Wish List

Wednesday Wish List


Five Pairs of Bridal Shoes that aren’t Boring

Here at VOF we love a little bling (if you’ve followed our posts at all, you already know this). Needless to say, typical bridal shoes leave us feeling a little underwhelmed. While Kate Spade and BHLDN have some bridal shoe options that make our hearts beat a little faster, we totally encourage you to break out of the mold and look for your wedding shoes in unexpected places. If you’ve got a long time to plan, sales can be your best friend. Below you’ll find a few of our current favorites. Please share yours in the comments!

For the Black-Tie Affair:


Glint ‘Radiance’ Pump, $80.36

For the Glamourista:


Kate Spade New York ‘Charm’ Slingback Pump, $259.98

For the Vintage Obsessed:


Mimosa T-Straps, $270

For the Outdoor Wedding:


Cole Haan Jen & Oil Mary Jane Patent Platform Sandal, $328

For the Traditionalist (with a twist):


Kate Spade New York Grande Bow Heels $598

A Thought for the Day

A Thought for the Day

Sipping a warm cup of coffee and reading a novel… One of the many things I rarely have time for anymore (minus the coffee, I rarely go a day with out that 😉 ). Yesterday, one of our favorite blogs, Thought Catalog, posted a wonderful list of 18 Things Everyone Should Start Making Time For Again.

This past weekend W came for one of the most amazing weekends of my life. We went wedding dress shopping and stumbled upon a killer deal for Rag & Bone bridesmaid dresses as well. I’m trying to keep the details a secret, but I cannot wait to share photos with you in the future. The primary realization of this weekend, however, was how lucky I am to have the most amazing MOH and mother in the world, and while I sipped my coffee this morning and read Thought Catalog’s article, it struck a chord with me. Wedding planning, grad school, and work tend to consume W & my lives, and at times we both forget to make time for ourselves, but maybe it’s time to make that change.

I hope you all enjoy this article as much as I did, and maybe it will help you make some changes as we start to approach the New Year.


Wednesday Wish List

Wednesday Wish List

1. Restoration Hardware Luxe Faux Fur Infinity Scarf | 2. Bobbi Brown Glitter Nail Polish | 3. Ethan Allen Rose and Hydrangea Water Garden | 4. Missoni Home Giacomo Towels | 5. Zara Hooded Parka | 6. Rifle Paper Winter Berries Gift Tags | 7. Suzannah Doris Day Dress | 8. Naturopathica Pumpkin Purifying Enzyme Peel | 9. Amazonian Clay Waterproof  Cream Eyeshadow and Blush | 10. Tory Burch Robinson Nylon Duffel

The Friday Report


Missing my MOH today. #flashbackfriday from the last time we were together.

Starting to look up Thanksgiving Recipes, check out these pie recipes: 25 Perfect Pies.

I can’t wait to try this recipe for family dinner this Sunday: Apple Sauce Pork Loin.

Looking for a good Graduate Program, check out who’s producing the most millionaires:
World’s top 100 universities for producing millionaires.
We’re pretty proud of Carnegie Mellon ranked at #69!

Loving these florals photographed by Vicki Grafton: Swoon Worthy Flowers.

Searching for a great movie to see this weekend? Check out About Time.

Favorite Instagrammer:  @Kelly Anne Moore

Best Sale: The Knot’s Black and Gold Sale

Favorite Wedding Blogger: Elizabeth Anne Designs

Need to know: Best Places to Get Paleo Fast Food

Best Useless Information: Little Known Facts about Thanksgivingr