Let’s be honest here, this little shindig happening on Friday, the royal wedding? People are excited about it, I mean, the girl is marrying prince-charming. But what am I really excited about? The dress. It’s all about the dress. 

I was watching a special on TV this weekend about Princess Diana’s dress and I learned that during the broadcast of her wedding dress makers began sketching and cutting patterns immediately in order to replicate the look. Knock-offs of that famous dress were assembled and for sale in less than 24 hours after the wedding aired!

I know I’ll be waiting on the edge of my seat for the first glimpse of white.

Grace, Carrie, Audrey, Jackie, Priscilla and Carolyn have all worn amazingly iconic wedding day looks. I’m sure Kate can expect the same royal treatment.

Knowing that I’ve been trying to eat healthier, the ever-thoughtful Easter Bunny gave me a basket of herbs this year instead of the usual stash of peeps and candy eggs and jelly beans. Of course there’s still a little bit of chocolate in there… I better eat it before it starts to taste like rosemary, right?

With the holiday on Monday in Boston, it seems like the week has gotten away from me — I’ve barely had a chance to download all of the shots I snapped over last weekend. I enjoyed warmer weather and took an impromptu trip down to New York where I caught a baseball game, shopped, visited with friends and family, and enjoyed a stay at the Thompson Hotel.

I also made a long-awaited trip to Fishs Eddy while in the city. Major sensory overload from all of the amazing glassware and china gave me a buyer’s-freeze; I wanted one of everything and thus didn’t choose anything; another trip back is a must! And just like that, it’s practically the weekend again.

Usually I’m obsessing about stripes or polka dots, but I think 2011 is going to be the year of gingham. I just picked up a gingham button down at J.Crew a few weeks ago and I love how it goes with everything. I have a growing wishlist now to incorporate a little more cheery check in my life.

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I saw this picture and was inspired this weekend to break out a little neon myself. I painted my nails a similar neon-orange and stacked on some pink and gold bracelets — isn’t it so Summer-y and fun? Lets hope some warm weather isn’t too far away — I could get used to this bright color palette.

I love this image of stacks of striped tees — it’s a similar to scene my dressing room at the J.Crew outlet this weekend; it took much willpower not to buy a full wardrobe of stripes.

The picture is from  Closet Visit, definitely click over and check out this amazing style blog that looks into closets of very stylish and talented women.

I wrote about the Warby Parker samples I received, polled readers on twitter for their suggestions, and finally decided on the Miles frames. My new glasses arrived and they’re easily my favorite accessory right now — I had lots of fun trying them on with different outfits and finally wearing them out with girlfriends this weekend. Plus it’s nice to be able to read street signs off in the distance again.

Just as my new specs arrived, Warby Parker has come out with even more styles. I’m already narrowing down choices for pair number two!

Last night my lovely boyfriend gifted me cookies and sharpies for Valentine’s Day — boy he knows me well! I spent the rest of the night geeking out and rearranging them in the Sharpie carrying-case. How did you celebrate?

Today is the last and final installment of my guest posts over on Project Gadabout. I’m sharing my shopping treasure map with all of my favorite places to blow my paycheck. If you want to see where you can get all of the goodies below, click over and check it out!

I’m posting again over on Project Gadabout today; you can take a sneak peek into what I lug around in my giant purse everyday! (Hint: a lot of stuff). Click here to read more.