Instagram and Anniversaries

You know what it turns out is really fun? Anniversaries.

I mean, I spent my whole life celebrating other people’s anniversaries. My parents’ was always a big deal because my grandparents would send a giant box of gifts for everyone. Two of my brothers have been married for over a decade, and the other one is only a few years behind.

It’s kind of surreal having our own now. I mean, grown-ups have wedding anniversaries. And yet here we are.

Our actual anniversary isn’t until tomorrow, but the festivities kicked off this last weekend. (What can I say? It’s our first one. We’re excited. And considering the next “big” anniversary isn’t until like, five years, we’re taking advantage of this one.)

(Side note: As you may know, Android FINALLY got an Instagram app last week. Which means I’m jumping on the bandwagon of Instagram photo blog posts. Woooooo joining!)(Although now apparently Facebook bought it and people are wigging out…I prefer to wait and see what happens before I jump ship.)(ALSO, my username is justinelorelle if you care to follow me!)

First, Joey started strong with presents with these lovely earrings. Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a sucker for Kate Spade, and I’ve pretty much been wearing these non-stop for the last week.

Saturday, I had a hair appointment bright and early at 9 a.m. Cons: NINE A.M HAIR APPOINTMENT. Pros: My hair looked awesome all day. Win some, lose some.

That night was Brittany’s party. We booked a room at a karaoke place in the city and basically screamed out lungs out all night. All in all, a successful party!

Present #2 from the hubs! What can I say? I love a piece of simple gold jewelry.

Present #3! (Boy is knocking it out of the park.) Tickets to Augustana!!!! Which, as you may recall, is one of my favorite bands.

And finally, Joey’s parents took us out to dinner last night and got us a delicious cake along with a few other presents. So many presents!

Kind of crazy considering the anniversary hasn’t even happened yet. I don’t know what we’re doing for the official day (Joey has all kinds of surprises up his sleeve apparently), but I’m sure I’ll be back with another Instagram update. (I’m mildly obsessed with it.)

How was your weekend? Do anything fun?

In the Pink

So here’s a bit of frivolity for your Monday morning: I’ve decided hot pink is going to be my color this spring.

I know, you guys. I know.

We can call it the Pinterest Effect or a symptom of spending too much time reading blogs, but the deeper I dive into the world of social media, the more I find I’m able to pinpoint exactly what trends I like or dislike at a given time. And that includes color. Pastels?  Nah. Neon? On. Board.

I mean, I think anyone who has been in a shopping establishment in the last couple of months could tell you that neon (especially when paired with neutrals!) are everywhere at the moment. And when better to wear hot colors than when it’s warm out?

Here’s a quick look at the pieces that have caught my eye recently.

1. Hot Pink Boyfriend Blazer from Silence & Noise. I’m seeing this with jeans or thrown over a white sun dress. Instant impact.

2. Tee Maxi Dress from Splendid. Total disclosure, I really only like the skirt part of this dress. A hot pink maxi is perfect for those steamy New York days.

3. Foldover Clutch from Clare Vivier. I’ve had my eye on these foldover clutches forever, but they’re still a bit out of my price range. Fortunately, Forever 21 and even Target have been stepping up their bright clutch game. See here and here for evidence.

4. These adorable flats are no longer available from Kate Spade (aboo), but here’s a sweet DIY version to make on your own. Igotchu.

5. Neon Wrap Watch from La Mer. I want to be buried in this. Seriously, it’s so pretty. Must look away. Must. Look. AWAY.

6. Spike Collar Necklace from ASOS. Statement necklace in a bold color? The universe just split in half from how much of an impact this necklace makes.

So there you have it. Anyone else fixating on the brights lately? I’m also crushing on chartreuse skirts lately…