May 28, 2011

i think i saw you in an ice cream parlor, drinking milkshakes cold and long

Don't you just love retro-vintage swinsuits? I have a bit of an obsession with swimwear but can you blame me? just take a look at Anthropologie's, Jcrew's, or Bloomingdale's swimwear and you will be hooked too. Luckily, I love my wallet a bit too much so I have just splurged in one for my honeymoon. I have not worn a one-piece since I was like twelve years-old, but trying to find the right one for my body was surprisingly easy, the hard part was choosing just one. I finally decided on Carmen Marc Valvo's retro one-piece in Aquamarine from Bloomingdales, but you can find it online on many stores including Victoria's.  I can't wait to wear it with my big floppy hat and some oversized sunglasses :)

May 27, 2011

I scream, you scream

haha yup! This is how excited I get everytime I get good news about my bridal party and guests. So heres the story.
I had first decided I wasn't going to have a lot of bridesmaids. I was going to do the official thing done in Quisqueya- which is to have the young/single girls as bridesmaids. And since I am the youngest from my generation this meant I would only have two younger cousins as my bridesmaids along with my little sister who is 18. My maid-of-honor is my oldest sister who is already married with kids. And of course my flowergirl will be Anabella. I wanted as many flowergirls as possible, always did, always will. However there are not many girls in the family that are young enough to be flowergirls yet old enough to do it, so I am only left with two. Nevertheless, let me tell you these are two of the prettiest, sweetest girls you will ever laid eyes on and this will be enough to get all the oohs and ahhs and maybe even some ooh-la-las, yep Anabella who just turned four and Ana Amelia who is 3 are just that adorable! Now, I had assumed my bridal party was complete and that all my friends were fine with this, especifically since one of my friends (who is older than me) had expressed she didn't want to be a bridesmaids AT ALL. As a matter of fact, before I had announced anything early in the days, she said she did not want to be a bridesmaids at all and to please not make her be one because she already felt too old to be one and she likes having the choice to choose whatever she wants to wear. I was fine with this and assumed my friends felt the same. How silly of me huh? It wasn't until my mother expressed some girls might still want to be bridesmaids that I thought "Oh My God what was I thinking?" To make the story short: I asked, they said yes, I went from three bridesmaids to nine! Yeap, thats right- Nine of my closest girls to be there with me, and I couldn't be happier. However, the problem now is that the seamstress who lives in Quisqueya will not have time to do all these dresses and I don't know what to do :/

May 26, 2011

finding courtyards in new york city

A courtyard:  An unroofed area that is completely or partially enclosed by walls or buildings, typically one forming part of a castle, or a large residence.

Don't you just love courtyards? Ever since I saw this movie from the 90's (that for the life of me I can't remember the name) I fell in love. I just love the idea of coming home to your building opening the gate and seeing all this before you enter your apartment. I just love the intimacy of this yet open space, somehow it gives this romanctic, timeless feeling. While looking for apartments in New York city with the mister, (my wedding day is getting so close now), I found a little hidden treasure: A courtayard building in N.Y.C. that is actually affordable. It had been there all along. I had walked pass this bulding hundreds of times and I always thought it was beautiful, but I had never actually entered until a few weeks ago and oh my Lord, it is absolutlety beautiful, and yes I am in LOVE with it. Hmm, maybe it has to do something with this click here

May 25, 2011

Love this summer colorboard. My wedding colors for the bridesmaids are also inspired my summer.

May 24, 2011

I smile everytime I see her smile

So I have been tagged by the lovely Erimentha who's blog I absolutely adore. And If you don't know who I'm talking about then please click on her name -trust me you wont regret it :) The tag is called Cassie's Theraphy tag, it is based on this video HERE. And you can read more about it in Erimentha's blog Little Blog of Happiness.

The task is: fill in 12 likes, 1 love and 8 hates like Cassie in her therapy video. Below, the bolded things are what you MUST include. Also, please make sure you link it back to me, and link it onto 3 other blogs you admire!

Abracadabra, Wow!
I like boys with big hearts and broad shoulders 
and girls who smile all the time
I like long hair and braids
I like summer dresses
I like sitting under mango trees
I like people who talk all the time
I like people who don't talk all the time
I like parks and long walks during dusk
I like picnics on summer days
I like wearing my hair long and curly even though its straight
I like sushi more than pasta
I like cuddling and hugs
I like sitting on the mister's lap
I love my family and friends
Today I hugged a stranger and smiled at a homeless guy
In some ways, I love everything.
Its less, its less of a thing to like, its less distinct, its less particular
I like things that I like but I love everything
There’s more choice in like
Cos even the worst things have things you love in them
I don’t know what you mean about things I hate
I hate when people talk bad behind other people's back
I hate when people lie
I hate when we forget to have compassion
I hate when we forget to have a heart
I hate that people are suffering
I hate when anyone cries
I hate large butteflies, but in a way, i still like them cause I like little ones
I hate milk chocolate
I hate the word hate
I hate this, wow. . .Sorry.

And there you go, now the three girls I tag are Amy, Louise, Casie, Jolie, and anyone else reading this because I can't decide who to tag. I like all the blogs I'm subscribed to and can never decide so I based it on the last comments I remember. And if you do it please let me know, I love reading details about others too :)

May 22, 2011

Colegio Santa Ana

Its funny how we forget so many of the things we learned in school, yet some memories always remain. I can't remember exactly what I learned in first, second or third grade but I can remember my friends, my teachers, my classmates, the classrooms, the courtyard and even the hallways. This was my school in Quisqueya and I feel so blessed that my friend found this picture in its basement and scanned it. The nostalgia I experienced going through her album in Facebook was indescribable. And even though I attended this school only for three years of my life it will always remain the most beautiful school I have ever laid eyes on. I guess it wasn't just in my memories that it was beautiful- these pictures have proved me right. And even though this little or rather I say large school has been painted in every pastel color you can imagine, it is always the same color in my heart. 

May 21, 2011

oh dear summer,

please come fast. I need your shades of green around me, your fresh scent of flowers, and your murky warm air. I don't care if I must wear my hair up, and everyone around me is sweating, I want to feel warm, so warm all I want is water, I want to hear the songs of crickets and cicadas as I take walks in the warm summer dusk. Just please come say hello to nyc and stay for as long as you want, but please come fast and stay a while.

May 20, 2011

pretty little red facts

I found the cutest little red camera or whatever those ^ are called with slides from Disney movies in a wholesale store and I should have bought it even if it was to keep for my daughter :/ oh wells. In other news, good this time, I have been soda-free for a year now :) Remember this post, if you havent read it you need to, trust me :) Click here
oh and I have found the cutest red flats which I have added to my wishlist because with this wedding I might not be able to buy anything I don't need. But I really do think I need them? Wouldn't you? :(

May 17, 2011

pretty in pink, your house that is

So as most of you guys know, I'm getting married and of course that brings in looking for a place to live. And I think, a pretty little pink house will do just fine. What do you think? Okay fine, I'll admit, as cute as it may look, I will find myself sick of the color by the next day, and I don't think the mister will be to happy in there hehe. However, it sure is pretty to look at, from a neighbor's point of view ;) So dear future neighbor, paint your house pink so that I can look at it and take pretty pictures by it, thank you :)