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Hosting a Galentines Soirée 

Brought to you by 1-800-Flowers.

Galentines is the perfect excuse to spend time catching up with the girls over mimosas, brunch, and fresh blooms! I’ll take any reason to style an event, but when it comes to a fun girls soirée celebrating your friendship, I love to incorporate some of my favorite things!

The Menu:  Finally dig through all those to die for recipes you’ve been pinning and go to town! Go for a chic brunch menu with all the fixings or if you’re like me and my tribe and Mexican food is your jam, opt for a nacho bar and serve churros for dessert!

The Decor: Gorgeous flowers set the tone for a colorful party! I used this vibrant bouquet from 1-800-Flowers as my muse for the rest of the decor and it couldn’t have been more perfect for the occasion!

The Activities: Set up a Lip Bar. It’s the perfect time to try out a bold red, or bright pink you’ve been dying to see on! Have fun by layering hues to customize your color!

One Year

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One year ago today I married my best friend. It could not have been a more special day! I am so lucky to have him in my life as a husband and father. I thought it would be the perfect time to share some photos to relive such a perfect day. Happy Anniversary baby!

Holiday Gift Guide // Fashion meets Function

The Subtle Statement Techie Gift Guide

Stelle Audio Golden Audio Pillar Wireless Speaker | Vitaya ALTRUIS Rose Gold & White Edition Necklace |  Simplehuman Sensor Makeup Mirror | Polaroid ‘Snap’ Instant Digital Camera | Ringly Into The Woods Emerald Smart Ring | Kate Spade New York Everpurse x Quentin Stripe Wristlet Pouch |  UGG ‘Kotah Shorty’ Tech Gloves | Mira Fitness Tracker Bracelet |  Polaroid ‘Zip’ Mobile Instant Photo Printer

It’s that time of year again, Holiday Gift Guides are here! Each week leading up to Christmas I’ll be sharing categorized gift ideas at numerous price points.

These are the most interesting techie gifts I’ve ever come across. Most of them left me thinking ” why didn’t I think of that?” They’re all so functional, yet so chic.

Gift Guide: Girl on the Go

Gift Guide : Girl On The Go | TheSubtleStatement.com

1. Gucci Soho Leather Disco Bag  2. Mophie ‘juice pack air’ iPhone 5/5s charging case  3. Bobbi Brown Deluxe Lip & Eye Palette  4. Touch Tech Cashmere Gloves  5. ‘Basic Tech’ Cashmere Lined Leather Gloves  6. Loeffler Randall ‘Fenton’ Rain Boot  7. Starbucks Double Wall Traveler Gold Dot  8. Mophie Powerstation   9. Sam Edelman Gold Dax Sneaker

Will You Be My Bridesmaid? Brunch

Will You Be My Bridesmaid? Brunch - TheSubtleStatement.com

Will You Be My Bridesmaid? Brunch - TheSubtleStatement.com

Wedding planning has been so exciting, and so much fun. I can’t even begin to explain how much I can’t wait to marry my best friend, and how amazing this day is going to be. There are so many fun and exciting things that come along with wedding planning, as an event stylist, and having a serious love of putting pretty things together, I’m taking full advantage and planning every detail. For my bridesmaid proposals, I wanted to do something special. I hosted a brunch for them so they could all meet and spend the afternoon together.

Will You Be My Bridesmaid Box - TheSubtleStatement.com

In my bridesmaid’s proposal boxes, they received a Kate Spade Planner (with upcoming wedding festivities penciled in), a glitter covered mini bottle of bubbly, a swatch of the “pop” of color for the wedding, a post card of the location, in a matching box. (Purchase the Printable here)

Mimosa Bar - TheSubtleStatement.com

Mimosa Bar - TheSubtleStatement.com

Will You Be My Bridesmaid? Brunch - TheSubtleStatement.com

The menu consisted of belgium waffles, yogurt parfaits, breakfast potatoes, bacon, fresh fruit, cupcakes and a mimosa bar.

Will You Be My Bridesmaid? Brunch - TheSubtleStatement.com
Will You Be My Bridesmaid? Brunch - TheSubtleStatement.com

I chose five bridesmaids total. My Matron of Honor is my best friend since 1st grade, my Maid of Honor is my best friend since preschool, my best friend from college and my future sister-in-law are bridesmaids, and my little cousin is my Junior Bridesmaid. My future niece is our Flower Girl.

Will You Be My Bridesmaid? Brunch - TheSubtleStatement.com

Will You Be My Bridesmaid? Brunch - TheSubtleStatement.com
Will You Be My Bridesmaid? Brunch - TheSubtleStatement.com

DIY: Glitter Envelope Liners

DIY - Glitter Envelope Liners | TheSubtleStatement.com

For my bridesmaid proposals, I planned a weekend brunch to be able to spend time with my girls, let each one get to know each other and give them their gifts. I wanted to add a little sparkle to their invites, and it was so simple and chic.

DIY - Glitter Envelope Liners | TheSubtleStatement.com IMG_8122

I purchased a pack of 5 x 7 silver envelopes from Staples and individual sheets of adhesive glitter card stock from Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft.

DIY - Glitter Envelope Liners | TheSubtleStatement.com

Cut the card stock to 5 x 7 inches (the envelopes themselves measure 5 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches, giving the liners room to slide in easily.) I used a card stock cutter to keep them even.

DIY - Glitter Envelope Liners | TheSubtleStatement.com

Slide card stock into envelope, remove the adhesive strip off of the top and press firmly.

DIY - Glitter Envelope Liners | TheSubtleStatement.com

What I’m Loving on Etsy

What I'm Loving on Etsy | TheSubtleStatement.com

  1. “Sparkle Like Champagne” Print
  2. “More Mimosas Please” Print
  3. “Remember” Notepad
  4. Gold Sequin Hanger
  5. Gold Polka Dot Washi Tape
  6. Custom Address Stamp
  7. “Lipstick Makes Me Happy” Print
  8. Sequin Letter

Etsy is filled with such fun and creative finds! Last year I made some glitter clothespins, and have consistently used them as food label stands at all my soirées. I took it up a notch lately and added pushpins and magnets to glam up my office and fridge. They’re so great to hang photos, invitations, business cards, and inspiration. They add a chic touch to a classroom, home or office and can be used as pretty decor at weddings, bridal and baby showers, birthday and graduation parties to hang photos and banners. A dose of glam and glitter adds a chic touch to just about anything!

Glitter Clothespins | The Subtle Statement Etsy Shop

Glitter Clothespin Push Pins | The Subtle Statement Etsy Shop

Sweat(shirt) Weather

Sweatshirt Sweater | TheSubtleStatement.com

  1. Haute Embellished Arm Sweat Top
  2. Cropped Sweatshirt with Embellished Panel 
  3. ‘Paris Titan’ Sweatshirt
  4. Early Years 19 Sweatshirt
  5. Necklace Sweatshirt
  6. Bien Fait Sweatshirt
  7. ‘Oh la la’ Sweatshirt 
  8. Reverse Metallic Sweatshirt 
  9. Team Paris Varsity Sweatshirt
  10. Floral Beaded Pullover
  11. Sequin Sleeve Sweatshirt
  12. High-Low Spiked Cross Sweatshirt

The temps are decreasing, and lucky for us cozy is a top trend. Sporting a comfy sweatshirt is the perfect way to balance out a pencil or skater skirt, printed or silk track pants or anything leather for an ultra-chic vibe.

Friday Finds… All That Glitters

friday finds | all that glitters | TheSubtleStatement.com

  1. Such a fun print to serve as chic home decor & a constant reminder to let the little things slide and make the most of each day.
  2. Love a watch that can double as a chic bracelet.
  3. This glam pillow combo is the epitome of a subtle statement. A subtle couch with some maj statement pillows has my name written all over it.
  4. Gwyneth.. Need I say more? Everything about this picture is just so amazing her hair, makeup and that swoonworthy dress.
  5. A major deal on such a statement. This necklace is conveniently priced under $25.. I’m so in love with this chic site!
  6. Spiced Apple Cider Champagne.. yes please!
  7. This chicest nail appliques.. ever. Revlon teamed up with Marchesa to release a collection of 8 limited edition nail strips.
  8. Glam up your fridge with this fun DIY.
  9. These intricate statement shoes are every little bit of amazing.

Gold is my favorite color, but the glitter combo has been full force on my radar, as of late. I believe in always adding a bit of sparkle for a statement.

Empire State of Mind

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My 7am arrival, left me with an entire day to get lost in the city. There’s an energy in New York City like no other, and I love getting wrapped up in it. The glitter drenched sneaks I bought at Kate Spade this week not only came through with receiving endless compliments, but after about 5 miles of exploring on day 1, my feet were in tip top shape, sans blisters! That is unheard of for roaming the New York streets. I highly recommend them if you’re looking for a fabulous statement shoe, that exudes comfort! I ventured over to Le Pain Quotidien for a tumeric chai latte, followed by a stroll through Central Park, because there’s nothing quite like it during the Fall months.

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After coming across the Jin Soon Spa in numerous glossy reads as being a top nail salon, known for their nail art, I’ve been itching to go (their instagram feed serves for amazing nail inspiration) Upon arrival, I asked for a gold leaf design, tucked in between layers of CND gel manicure. Bimala intricately placed each piece one by one, and I left with the most fabulous manicure I ever did see.

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While in the West Village, I spotted David’s Tea, another spot I’ve been dying to try, because tea obsessed would be an understatement. Overwhelmed upon arrival, (and being the incredibly indecisive person that I am) I didn’t know where to begin, as I smelled and learned about the most popular bunch, my eyes came across the name “Glitter and Gold.” As the employee opened up the canister, I set eyes on the chicest tea I had ever seen, as gold glitter and pearls shimmer throughout the loose tea.  If I could invent a tea, this would surely be my signature. I left with a supply to go, along with the All About Nuts tea, because it literally smelled like a walk in Central Park.

After my glittery tea, a fabulous gold leaf manicure and my sparkly sneaks winning the award for an orthopedic equivalent of comfort, I pretty ecstatic. The little things in life.

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I went back to the hotel, got ready and headed out to fabulous pre-fabb events. At the trendy Refinery Hotel, I caught up with Taylor, Shelby, Jackie and Katie over cocktails and the latest crimson lip hues Jane Iredale has to offer. Afterwards we headed over to the Reiki Salon for a Paul Mitchell styling of loose curls.

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