Friday, June 12, 2009

Fun Friday Finds

Big party tonight - a good friend is turning 40 and she is bringing it on IN STYLE of course! There will be a small dinner to start off the night and then an actual dance party at another friends house. I am putting together a small collage of picture frames to feature around the candy bar - it's funny when you realize that all of the pictures you have of this friend is when she is laughing out loud. I mean really laughing out loud with her mouth open! Love her because of that, there is nothing fake about her or the courtesy laugh - if she thinks it's funny, she laughs with an every muscle genuine laugh. You know she is a VERY happy person!

Back to my Fun Friday Finds/ideas - I have done a candy bar before so I have all the different glass containers in storage and these have been well used. Who can resist a candy bar buffet??!! I usually purchase some fun unusual candy at the Sweet Factory. Which means I have to go the mall - my least favorite place in the WORLD. But it is the best place to get Sprees, sour candy lips, etc in bulk. Then I head to a big box store for big bags of M&Ms, Peanut Butter cups, and Dove chocolates. If you have time there are some great online resources, Candy Warehouse is a favorite of mine for some nostalgic finds. I find the glass containers everywhere. Look at TJ Maxx, Goodwill, antique stores and don't forget you need smaller ones too - not just the fancy statement ones.

Here is an example of what one looks like - if you go to flickr do a search for 'candy bar buffet' and there are so many ideas!

The dress. I was lucky enough to find the dress several weeks ago when I wasn't even looking. When I saw it I knew it would be perfect and could be worn to multiple events that I am going to this summer season. I already wore to the Il Divo concert with my mom

The dress is Trina Turk and was a special purchase for the Nordstrom Half Yearly sale - I couldn't find the color I bought online but they had this one so you can see the style. What I love about mine was the varied color and the DEAL I got - $158. Trina Turk is one of my favorite designers and her clothes/design fit me well each year. Kirk took me to one of her stores in Palm Springs and I had died and gone to heaven.

The necklace is by Robyn Rhodes called Rita. I fell in love with this necklace when I first saw it on the show Entourage, Carla Gugino was wearing it. Then count my lucky stars that In Style magazine featured it so I had a chance to order one. The best thing is that you can customize it - you choose your metal, stone and charm.

The shoes...I have several pair that I can wear with this dress already in my closet! I have these wedges that I will bring to Maui

On Friday night I will be dressing it up a bit with some bright yellow patent peep toe 4" heels. I couldn't find them on the internet, they are a couple of seasons ago. If there are any decent photos from the night I will be sure to post them for you all. Have a great weekend - enjoy life!

Those of you on the challenge - good luck this weekend!


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