Archive | December, 2012

Kissing 2012 Goodbye

31 Dec

We were sitting around this weekend talking about how amazing this year has been. So much happened for the both of us, and thinking of it all at once made us realize how blessed we really are.

{Kim} 2012 was an exciting year for me filled with hard work, lots of travel, and great times. We watched our fur baby Baxter turn 1 in February, Le Roux and I celebrated our first year of marriage in March with a surprise trip to Asheville for the weekend {thanks hubs!} and made our house a home with some painting, house projects, and decorating. Traveling seemed to be a common thing for me in 2012 and it always seemed like I was packing my suitcase for my next destination. My travels included Richmond, New York, Atlanta, Puerto Rico, Sarasota, St. Pete, Boston, and Ohio. I successfully planned and went through 7 wedding events at my job throughout the spring, summer, and fall where I really fell in love with my role as a Social Events Coordinator.

{Kelly} The beginning of this year was filled with so much love and excitement as we helped plan and then attended all of Marisa’s wedding festivities: a shower and a bachelorette party followed by a beautiful wedding where I’ve never seen my sister more happy. I completed my first year in my fulltime staff accountant position and became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). I of course squeezed in as much travel as possible. I visited Virginia, Charlotte, Atlanta, Chicago, Alabama for Hangout Fest with two of my best friends, Courteney and Tessa, family vaca to Puerto Rico, a quick euro trip with Al to Barcelona, Brussels, and Berlin, a few NYC trips, and an amazing 25th birthday celebration in Palm Beach.

We are both so thankful for everything this past year has brought and so excited to see what 2013 has in store for us!

Happy New Year! Have a virtual glass of champagne with us!

Kim and Kelly


NYE Glam Inspiration

30 Dec

Besides your birthday, New Year’s Eve is the only day you can get away with wearing head to toe sparkle. Bright lips, big hair, and oversized accessories are a must on this annual celebration. We don’t care if you choose to wear a sequin dress, feather skirt, or accessorize your favorite Little Black Dress, just GLAM IT UP! Every year we take our time finding the perfect sequined item to wear as we ring in the new year. If you still need ideas for your NYE outfit, we put together some looks to give you some inspiration.


If you’re going to wear a full sequin dress, tone it down a bit with the accessories. A classic black pump and a brightly colored clutch will pull the look together.


You can never go wrong with a fun skirt, but for New Years Eve, you gotta have the sparkle! Pair it with a glitter clutch and a red lip to give it that little something extra.


Every girl has a little black dress in her closet which means your options are endless when it comes to accessorizing it. Take inspiration from our board of glitzy pieces to make even the simplest LBD a standout in the crowd.

xo, Kim and Kelly

Happy 25th Birthday, Kelly!!

18 Dec

Kelly Birthday

My other half turns a quarter of a century old today! Thank you for always being there for me when you know I need it the most, for being my human calculator, fashion stylist, for teaching me the best hair curling techniques, for being my shopping companion and my favorite dinner date. Thank you most of all for being the best friend to me that everyone hopes to have in life!




Kelly Strawberry Patch

I hope you have the most amazing birthday! Enjoy your day and everything that comes with it.

Love you!

 Xo Kim

Happy Friday!

14 Dec

We’re on our way to Palm Beach, Florida with our close friends Natalie and Kelsey to have a much needed girl’s weekend to celebrate Kelly’s 25th birthday! Think spa, champagne, and cupcakes.. What could be better?
Check back next week for our weekend recap or follow along on instagram @aloveletteraway to see what we’re up to!
Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
Xo Kim and Kelly


Ice Cream and Violins Day

13 Dec

Happy Ice Cream and Violins Day y’all! {yes, it’s a real thing–google it}

In honor of this holiday, we wanted to share a great website with you. eCreamery is a company that let’s you customize every detail of your ice cream from the flavor, the mix-ins, the packaging, and the name! When we received this as a gift in the mail we were SOO excited! It was an amazing, thoughtful surprise and tasted delicious. Order one for yourself or for someone you love as soon as possible because this idea is oh so sweet.



Tell us, what’s your favorite ice cream flavor?

Xo, Kim and Kelly

What We Wrapped for the Insta-Obsessed

6 Dec

You know who we’re talking about. The person who doesn’t let you touch any of your food before he or she gets it looking picture perfect. The one who has 547 selfies saved to their camera roll because they couldn’t get it looking just right the first time. And the #girl who can’t form a #sentence without using a #hashtag. Having trouble thinking of what to wrap for the person on your list who is obsessed with instagram? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

20121205-155428.jpgInstagram Inspired iPhone case

20121205-153434.jpg{Polaroid} Instant Digital Camera 20121205-153443.jpgor turn their favorite instagram photos into a watch, magnetspillows, or cookies!snapshot_cookies

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If you don’t like any of those ideas, just get them a Starbucks gift card. The majority of pictures on instagram are of Starbucks cups anyway {yepp, we’re guilty too!}


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Or our personal accounts {Kelly} @kmartella and {Kim} @kpelser4

#loveya Kim and Kelly