Monday, December 31, 2012

Holiday Update - 12/31/2012

{Greenwalt Christmas at my Aunt Jana's}
A great holiday week last week full of family gatherings and time spent with friends...really no better way to end the year. Here's a round-up of some of the weeks' events to compliment this post from last night. And now we're off to Chicago to ring in 2013 and then back to reality in New York on Wednesday. Wishing you all a fun and (most importantly) safe New Year's Eve!
{Theta Christmas at Miss Audrey's}
{my Mom's eggnog cake}

{Christmas Eve quail hunt}

{Dad, Sister, Sky & Tipper}
{bright eyed on Christmas morning}
{a Christmas campfire as the beagles ran rabbits}

{and then over to my sisters house to see this little one (entire post on her here)}

{the last wedding of the year in St. Louis}

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Christmas with Kennedee

Because I'm obsessed with her (understatement), have way too many photos to fit in tomorrow's 'Weekend Update' post and who doesn't like looking at a cute baby, here is a sampling of my Kennedee photos documenting her first Christmas. Christmas is great in and of itself but having a little one around made things SO much more fun this year. Can't wait for the years to come. Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!
{cute family}

{in her new Restoration Hardware Baby hat, blanket & lamb}

{little drool never hurt nobody}

{her mini track suit} 
{the solid food introduction to her diet is going along swimmingly}
{wearing one of the many outfits I gave her for Christmas}

{her first fur coat compliments of yours truly}

{eating the toy Aunt Megan got her}

{showing off her new gold tutu}

{one last good one...}

{ get that god forsaken camera out of my face}

Friday, December 21, 2012

White Christmas

{all images via this pinterest board}

Well...looks like we're having one in Illinois. I'm dreaming of a flight with no delays today (no chance). Hope you all have a great weekend with friends, family and other loved ones. Merry Christmas! 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Creme Valentina

Dolce Vita Dress | Aldo Sandals | Unknown Bag (knockoff from Thailand) | H&M Swimsuit & Earrings

So all that 'vitamin D overdose' talk last Friday really bit me in the you-know-what...because pretty much the only time the sun came out I was either sleeping early in the morning or getting ready for the next wedding-related event late in the afternoon. That didn't stop me from wearing my swimsuit any and everywhere I went...holding out hope for a break in the clouds. Like, for example, wearing this one under this dress as pictured. I've worn the same dress a couple different times in the city (where it's not 75 degrees) with a fur vest, black tights and tall cognac-colored boots and plan on packing it in my suitcase tonight in advance of tomorrow's flight to Chicago for Christmas. JOY!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Black Tie

Badgley Mischka Dress | Zara Heels (similar here) | Evening Bag unknown but similar here

Black tie dress & heels (similar here), red lips, red nails, a sparkly evening bag (similar here) and call it a day. Simple, classic...done and done.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Alice & Olivia Dress | Marc Jacobs Bag | Zara Heels | H&M Earrings

The invite for last weekend's rehearsal dinner was 'Beach Chic' which I found out a whopping 18 hours before our flight. Beach chic? At a really fancy place. In December. I was at a loss. Therefore I opted for this flowy little number that seemed equal parts dressy and casual. Paired with light blue accessories to make it 'beachier' and simple black heels (similar here) that go with everything (because I could only stuff one pair in my carry-on).  I didn't stick out like a sore thumb so I'd say it was a success.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Weekend Update - 12/17/2012

{cocktail hour at Mar-a-Lago}
Back from a long weekend in Florida for what I can honestly say was one of the most amazing weddings I've ever been to in my life (tied with the one in Italy this summer). Everything from the hotel (The Breakers Palm Beach), the wedding venue (Mar-a-Lago club), the music at the ceremony (Groom walked down to Bob Dylan's Shelter from The Storm, flower girls to I Want Candy, and back down the aisle to Pete Townshend's Let My Love Open The Door), and the food everywhere you turned...all incredible. Here are some pictures I took with my good camera. If you follow my instagram (@shanele), you know that I like to document pretty much every moment of my life or every bite that goes in my mouth so I put all of them from this weekend into a post earlier this morning here. Hope you all had a great weekend...8 days till Christmas!
{the lobby at The Breakers Palm Beach}

{rehearsal dinner place settings}
{rehearsal dessert: coconut gelato, bananas foster and macarons}

{wedding dinner place settings}

{outside Mar-a-Lago during the cocktail reception}}

{one of 5 food stands at the cocktail hour: chicken, veal & Italian meatballs}

{the sushi stand}

{fresh baked cookies}

{the after party decorated in gold}
{s'more bites}

{one last shot of The Breakers lobby...because it was incredible}

{and one last Breakers would think you were at Versailles}

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