Hot or Not: Barely-There Halloween Costumes

It’s Monday again! (Boy, that weekend went by fast…)  Travis and I were supposed to work on our Halloween costumes, but there were just too many other things going on.

We browsed the internet last week for costume ideas, and it got me thinking… there are a lot of scandalous choices out there!  You all know what I’m talking about:

Sexy Dorothy” (I’m pretty sure Judy Garland would be terrified by this.)

This one cracks me up… “Sexy Hamster“.  Who knew there was such a thing!

When I was in college, I remember being shocked the week after Halloween when girls posted pictures of their festive weekends in outfits that could hardly be justified as costumes.  But I guess that’s the age to do it, right?

I’ve always been the kind of girl who was more likely to wear something like this:

(I know this is a child, but this DIY tutorial totally works for adults, too!)

I’m curious to know… does this principle still hold up with you or have you grown out of it?  Is Halloween the one night a year when it’s totally cute and acceptable to wear a tiny outfit?


Do you think that barely-there costumes are hot or not?  Will you wear one this year?  At what point should a woman cover up a bit more?  I’d love to know your thoughts in the comments!


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Have A Fun-Filled Weekend!

Happy Friday, my sweets!  I’ve been looking so forward to this weekend because tomorrow Travis and I are going to the Bridge School Benefit Concert to see a bunch of great bands, soak up a little sun, and have a nice picnic!

Here are some fun links from around the web to start your weekend off right…

Speaking of picnics… check out this stunning picnic elopement!

So many cute iphone cases, at J.Crew of all places!

How beautiful is this New York apartment?

Make a bobblehead that looks like you! (Like Dwight from The Office!!)

Paint-by-numbers made into cool wall art

I reeeeally want these dining room chairs!

What a delicate bow ring

This Tom Ford nail polish is to-die-for!


And a few {bb} posts you may have missed:

How to get voluminous curls in 5 minutes!

Shop your boyfriend’s closet.

Make your own chalkboard on the cheap…

What are you up to this weekend?  Got any big plans?  Anyone in the Bay Area going to Bridge School, too?  Any fun links to share with us?


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Your Questions, Answered: Is This A Good Enough Reason To Get Married?

Today I’m answering a question sent in from a reader, just like you! Laina asks…

My boyfriend and I have only been dating for about 10 months, but it seems pretty clear to me that we’re headed toward marriage. We met in India, I moved to Germany to be with him for about 6 months and now we’re together long distance, him in Germany, me in the states. He has another year and a half to finish school in Germany before he would be able to move here and although I plan to visit him again in Germany, I don’t really want to move there long term, at least not right now.

The tentative plan is that he’ll move here when he finishes school a year and a half from now (we’ll have been together for over 2 years by then). I’ve been told that the easiest, and in some cases only, way to get him a green card so he can move here is to get married.

Do you think that getting married for logistical reasons such as a getting a green card is necessarily a bad idea? I think it would happen eventually anyways, but it kind of takes the romance out of it and definitely means that I would have to bring it up with him within a certain time frame rather than just wait for the unexpected proposal. (Side note: does that even happen anymore? Or are we such planners (and feminists) that we all talk with our partners about marriage ahead of time and really decide together as a team rather than the guy always being the one to dictate the time frame?)


Thanks so much for writing in, Laina.  Here’s what I think…

It is entirely possible to know in less than ten months that you’re with the right person.  (I called one of my best friends six weeks after Travis and I started dating to tell her I was going to marry him.)  So congratulations on finding someone that you can see yourself marrying!  That is worth getting excited about!

I wonder if you two have already discussed the option of getting married, since you say that he’s already planning to move to the States when he’s done with school.  If you haven’t discussed it yet, I say go for it!  Don’t put any sort of pressure on the guy, but ask him what he thinks of the idea and how he was planning on getting a green card when the time came.  If you’re truly thinking that this is the right man for you, I always vote for open communication.

Travis and I talked a lot about marriage before we got engaged.  We picked out a ring together, so his proposal wasn’t a huge surprise.  This reader flew to Luxembourg knowing that a proposal was on it’s way!  (Which I think would be super exciting!!) These days, women propose to their boyfriends and City Hall weddings have become glamourous.  There are just a million ways to do it.

The truth is, no matter how a marriage (or a proposal) happens, it will be romantic because you’re vowing to spend the rest of your life with the person you love.  And really, as long as the situation is right for your relationship, it doesn’t get much better than that.

What do you think about Laina’s situation, sweet readers?  Engaged/married girls: did you talk to your guy about getting engaged before it happened, or was it a surprise?  Is anyone else in a long distance relationship?  Help out this reader in the comments!


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Wedding Wednesday: Our Wedding Video Is Here!!

Our videographer gave us our wedding video on Sunday and it has taken all of my willpower not to show it to you all until now… want to check it out?

Travis & Kim’s Wedding Day from Dan Kendall on Vimeo.

The video was shot by two of the loveliest people EVER; Dan Kendall and his super-sweet wife, Marsenne.  From the moment Travis and I met with them, we knew that we were in good hands.  (Visit Dan’s website here.)

What do you think, sweet readers?  Would you (or did you) hire someone to take video of your big day?  Share your thoughts in the comments!


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Fall Color Inspiration

I’m loving all the Autumn colors right now, especially how they’re translating into Fall style.  Here’s what’s inspiring me this week…






How is Fall inspiring your style this year?  What’s inspiring you?  Are you making any big style changes?  (Someone please dye their hair that color!!)  Tell me what you’re up to in the comments!


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