"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles."
Audrey Hepburn

Monday, November 1, 2010

Sugar coma and warm fuzzies

Hello loves! Happy belated Halloween!! I hope you all indulged in a little sugar-induced bliss this weekend. I know I certainly did :). Can't wait to see pictures of what everyone dressed as this year!

First things first, I want to announce my first giveaway winner! Congratulations to Diana Mieczan of exPress-o for winning a $25 H&M gift card! I can't wait to see what fabulous fall items you will choose to add to your wardrobe! Thank you to all who participated and who became followers. Stay tuned for another fun giveaway at the end of the week!!

My weekend is definitely one that will be remembered for years to come, mainly because of the 1,000+ photos that were taken! Yes, I am not even joking. From Friday-Sunday my camera took more than 1,000 pictures. My poor little Nikon wants a break! Though the majority of the pictures were the result of a very, very fun Halloween, I also got to play the role of official photographer twice this weekend. I am super excited about how both sessions turned out, and can't wait to share the results with the participants! And don't worry, I have sneak peaks for you lovely ladies!

On Friday I ventured up to Philadelphia to meet the newest member of our family, little Stella Marie! My wonderful big cousin and his wife had their first baby on October 20th, and I am totally in love with this little girl already!! I have never seen a baby this young before, so I was completely not prepared for how tiny she would be and holding her in my arms was just the most amazing thing ever. She is perfect and I can say that her daddy is in for a load of trouble when his little girl grows up. She will be a knockout! No surprise there, considering her beautiful fashionista mommy! I had the privilege of taking their first family photos and it was so fun! They live on an incredible street in old Philly, where the roads are still cobblestone and too narrow to even drive on, which made for a lovely background for the pictures. The wind didn't really want to cooperate with us, but I think we got some nice shots anyway! I have to warn my readers now that you will likely see a lot of pictures of this little beauty in posts to come because I am just so smitten! 
I adore this family, and can't wait to buy pretty little things for this pretty little lady!
Don't you just love her little bow??
My new love of life!! She is such a precious peanut. 
The weather on Saturday was exactly what I had hoped for since I was taking engagement photos for my dear friends Chrissy and Aaron who will be getting married next October! To keep with the fall theme of their coming nuptials, we wanted to capture a few shots of the happy couple while we were still having this amazing fall weather. Well, a few shots turned into 550! What can I say, the camera loved them!
For a girl who doesn't like leaves, she sure looks good in them!
That night, my friend Sam from NY and I got all dressed up and ventured into Georgetown for an evening out on the town. Unfortunately, we spent so much time perfecting our costumes that we got into the city a little too late and every good place to go had already stopped letting people in. But we had fun seeing all the crazy costumes and just walking around the city anyways. Plus, once we got home we started a mini photo shoot with my darling cousin. And when I say "mini" I actually mean 600+ photos! We were just having way too much together :)
Can you guess who I am??? The best part was I found this dress at the very last minute, on sale for only $30!! And I will totally wear it again! Dress: TJ Max; Shoes: BCBG Paris, Gloves and Tiara: Party City; Pearls and earrings: Borrowed. 
Trying to recreate the classic shot
Like I said, we had a lot of fun!
Ok dolls, enough about me. I want to hear all about your Halloween adventures! Did you dress up? Did you enjoy a night on the town, or a quiet evening in? What were your favorite costumes that you saw this year? I think mine had to be the two-year-old fox that showed up at our door early last night. Precious!!


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  1. OMG...I am over the moon...Thanks you so much,sweetie
    Shortly I will write you an email with my details:)
    Yay...I am so excited...Kisses and hugs

    Ps: I love those photos and you look amazing

  2. LOVE all the photos....everyone looks great!!!

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  3. Holly, you look fantastic!

    The Other Golightly

  4. Cute family!
    That dress looks great on you!

  5. Love the costume! it's quite perfect! And so is your cousin's new lil baby. She's way too precious!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

  6. Nice Audrey costume! Bonus you can wear the dress in your real life :)

    your (second cousin?) is so tiny and cute. love the flower headband!

  7. Love those photos - adorable. And great costume for H'ween - I missed dressing up this year but am inspired for next year!!


  8. I didn't see a single costume this year :-(
    But I have to say, I love your Audrey Hepburn look! And the name Stella Marie is so pretty :-)

  9. Ah, with that bow headband she is a little Blair Waldorf in the making! And you in your Holly Golightly costume is perfection. I'm so glad you had a fabulous Halloween!!

    Congratulations to Diana!! :)

  10. How fun to take so many photos! I love your costume...and how awesome to find a dress you can wear again!

  11. simply perfect... the bow on your little darling (well cousins darling) is precious.

    PS having a giveaway, come on by

  12. just found your blog and I LOVE THE NAME~!!! :D

    p.s. i have a giveaway on my a la mode blog today, would love for you to enter!!

  13. Audrey Hepburn :D
    Looking great and elegant!

    Pumpkins bobbing down the streets,


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