Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Happy (almost) Holidays!

Holiday production is in full swing at my day job so I'm starting to get in the Christmas spirt! Last year, I mentioned how I just couldn't get on board with the whole green and red thing, but this photo is definitely having me rethink my bah-humbug 'tude in terms of the traditional color palate. I loveeee kelly green and don't wear it or decorate with it enough. Maybe it's time to change that! 

Monday, November 12, 2012

What's black and white and...

I've noticed a trend in my Pinterest boards lately--black and white elements! I love the subtly chic pop here and there. It fancies up a party just a little bit and looks stunning combined with softer colors. Very DC, I might add.


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Happy Halloween!

... One day late. Anyways! I wanted to share these shots I captured on my chilly walk home through Georgetown last night. There is just something so magical about Halloween (and fall in general) in the Northeast!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Marchioness Dress

How amazing is this Marchioness Dress from BHLDN?! I am obsessed with this neckline and I really think this frock would be the perfect rehearsal dinner or reception dress! I would definitely switch out the belt for something a bit more exciting and possibly shorten it a few inches, but it's also incredible just the way it is. It also comes in Serene Blue and Berry, but I think the Rose is absolutely the way to go. Pretty, isn't it?!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Pretty Hues

I created this board a while back and just rediscovered it, so I thought why not share it? Mint, peach, and rosy pink hues create the perfect color palate for an elegant black tie affair! 


Friday, October 19, 2012

Fall Must Haves

Have you missed me?! I've put together my fall staples for y'all to enjoy. These are all pretty things that I'm sure my roommates are so incredibly sick of seeing me in, but hey! I love them and I'm a broke twenty something who can't afford a new jacket for every day of the week. What are your fall must haves?! Send me shopping!

This J.Crew Downtown Field Jacket was the perfect find this fall. I am still building up a cold weather wardrobe (yes, 2.5 years later and this is my first fall coat) and the military look is both chic and functional. I'd had my eye on it for a while and when I popped into the store a few weeks ago and heard everything was 25% off, I knew it was my lucky day! Happy birthday to me! 

Sorry to push J.Crew again but I can't resist. I first bought the heeled J.Crew Booker Boots (not available anywhere this season) last fall and just had to get the flat ones too! I love love love these and will probably cry the day they are so worn out that I can't strut around in these babies. Sad day. Let's not think about it. 

For two years, the only flats I owned that I ever wore were my Tory Burch flats. I wore each of my pairs so much, that the sole is almost completely worn out. I knew I couldn't afford to replace them so I ventured to Loehmann's and guess what? I got three pairs of Steve Madden flats (glitter, black leather, and bright blue suede!) for half the price of one pair of Tory Burch. Another plus? They are so comfy and totally wearable for an entire wedding! Shoes that are comfortable for 12 hours on your feet are not easy to come by. 

Lululemon's Wonder Unders are the greatest invention (if you can call it that) known to man. I don't actually own my own pair, but I steal them from my sister twice a week and I'm dreading the day she gets fed up and  makes me drop $82 on my own pair. But seriously, you guys, these are so thick and not at all see through (worth the cost right there) and absolutely perfect for a cold evening run or paired with boots and a sweater! 

Last Sunday night we had a full potluck and my adorable friend, Emily, walked in wearing the prettiest mint green sweater! It was long (major plus) and looked super comfy. I went and snatched myself one this week and I'm about 99% sure I'll be back at H&M for a white and pink one, as well. H&M is located 2 blocks from my office and will be the death of me--and my paycheck. Sorry I'm not sorry. 

I'm sure you all are SO over hearing about the sock bun, but too bad! I wear this hairstyle probably more than I wear my hair down these days. I've always been the type to wear my hair down and twenty minutes later put it up so, of course I love this do. It's super easy, too!. Win win. 

Essie Fiji. Enough said. 

I'll try to write more often, it's just a matter of finding time. Between a busy wedding season and an even busier 9-5, it can be tough! I think next time I'll post pretty fall items I can never afford to own. "Window" shopping is not nearly as fun as the real thing, but I'll have to deal. Oh, and on one last note, take a look at this. Please, try and tell  me that's not the most gorgeous wedding you've ever seen. That is all. 

Thursday, September 6, 2012


It's been over a month since my last entry--probably my longest hiatus thus far--and yet I'm here to tell you that I don't know when I will get back into blogging! I love blogging, I really do. But, it was starting to turn into a chore and right when I thought life was slowing down and I would have more time to dedicate to my little corner of pretties, life has picked up speed again and won't be slowing down for quite a while. My new job has me busy from the moment I walk through the door till I leave for the night, which I actually love. And then tomorrow marks my first wedding of the fall season, and it's pretty much non-stop until mid November! I figured with the boy off to Boston for law school, I would have more free time on my hands but that is totally not the case. I actually feel busier than ever and I can't really pinpoint why. Anyways, I just wanted to update the few people who might check in on my blog and let you know that I'm alive, but busy, and may be taking a break for a while longer. And, maybe not. Who knows!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Not over it

Ombre has been around for a while and I'm still not over it. So when I spotted these bridesmaids' dresses over at Em for Marvelous (Emily from Southern Weddings' personal blog--check it out) I fell in love. The coral to pink hues are a fun, modern touch to this black tie affair.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


So you may have noticed that I have been totally MIA lately. And for that, I have a good excuse! I'm super excited to tell you all that I accepted a job offer this morning at an awesome start-up company (which I won't disclose because maybe I have a stalker who will track me down at my new office--I guess they could do that through LinkedIn too? Creepy. Anyways...). It will be such a change from my last 9-5, which left much to the heart's desire when it came to day to day tasks. This job will be way more challenging and I think I'm up for it! But yeah, now that I've figured my life out a little bit, I guess I'll step up my game with this whole blogging gig.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Guess What?!

Can y'all guess what today is?! It's my blogiversary, of course! One year ago today I wrote my first post for Pink Poppy Social, and today I am nearing 100 posts! It's so crazy to think where I was one year ago compared to where I am today--and June 27, 2013 I will be somewhere else entirely, I'm sure! I'm not even sure if I have regular readers, but if you're out there, THANK YOU!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Oh Hey Chambray

Feel like rocking the chambray on your wedding day? So stinkin' cute for the casual bride who's not afraid to let her hair down a little.


Friday, June 15, 2012

Love Sales

Happy Day!! The Paper Mache Elephant Head I so dearly adore is on sale! I'm going to see if I can hold off on buying it, but I reallyyyyy want it and the sale price is too tempting to pass up. This is also something I would need to order online since it might be a little awkward walking a mile home through Georgetown with that thing. So yes, I think I will be making this purchase today. Anyways, I dreamed up a room around this gem and I am seriously considering investing in more of these items for my living room next year. I spend most of my time in the living room, so I think my current decor could use a little sprucing up. Jewel tones just ain't my thang.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Found it

Well, you guys, it's official. I have found my dream house. Done and done.

Etsy Love

Last week I made my first Etsy purchase (natural deodorant if you must know--why yes, I do believe everything I read and I'm now totally freaked out about rubbing aluminium in my pores! Can't believe I just admitted that). Anywho, even though I'm way behind when it comes to Etsy and get completely overwhelmed by the entire site, I finally found a necklace I've had on my mind for months after pinning it. Eclectic Ornaments makes some cool statement necklaces for a pretty reasonable price, so I snagged myself this bad boy. I inherited my love of turquoise jewelry from my mom, and love how versatile this one is. What's your favorite piece from the collection?

Friday, June 8, 2012

Blog Crush

My BFF (and new blogger!), Meaghan, introduced me to Fifi Cheek yesterday and I've since spent way too much time reading her posts. I love when bloggers open up their lives to readers. I very seldom do that, because that's not what my blog is intended for, but I follow tons of blogs that do and they've ended up being my favorite kind. Fifi Cheek not only documents Lindsey's life with her adorable family, but she has an eye for fashion and design that perfectly matches my tastes. And she was a wedding planner for the past ten years--in Wilmington, NC no less! Rockstar Diaries is another fave--Naomi lives right here in DC so it's fun to recognize all the places she visits through her pictures. It doesn't hurt that her little Eleanor is the cutest kid I ever did see. Seriously. And this blogger sports rockin' clothes that I would never be brave enough to don, but props to her for being the most stylish gal in DC, even with 2 little kiddos.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

In a nutshell

Perfectly written, courtesy of the best advice blog in wedding land, East Side Bride. Have at it.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

food trucks

This past winter, I assisted Jessica with a wedding that had Carpe Donuts waiting for the guests outside of the church--incredible donuts by the way. The winter air was pretty bitter that afternoon, so fresh hot donuts and the addition of cider and homemade hot chocolate were the perfect pick me up for these lucky guests. Food trucks have joined the wedding scene as of late, and luckily, DC has more options than I can count! While TaKorean is delish(!), it's probably not the best option post reception. Choose a truck that serves small bites, like District Taco or The Slider Baron. Or how about a classic late night favorite from DC Slices? And my favorite, a fun spin on the good old ice cream truck, The Sweet Flow Mobile. You know I love me some frozen yogurt!



I stopped doing my Friday Favorites a while ago, but I really really wanted to share this wedding with you. How awesome would it be to get married right where they film your favorite TV show?! The flowers and THAT CAKE? Love. I wouldn't normally go for a white dinner jacket as part of the groom's attire but I think this gent looks pretty dashing, agreed?! A sophisticated outdoor affair is perfection in my book and this one might top my list of all time favorite weddings.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

West Elm

Last night, I walked down to Georgetown to meet Rob for dinner and had a few minutes to spare, so I decided to pop into one of my favorite design stores, West Elm. I always lust after lots of items in this store but holy cow--last night I wanted to buy everything. I love neutrals, especially shades of grey (no pun intended) and West Elm has turned what used to be boring neutrals into modern, sophisticated pieces. I could happily buy out the entire store, but want to know my favorite item? The Paper Mache Elephant Head. I don't have anywhere to put it in my current home, but I am seriously tempted to buy it anyways. I have a weird love for elephant decor (yet own very little) so this would be the perfect place to start, don't ya think?