things i drew — the stationery shop!

October 8, 2015 § 2 Comments

things i drew wedding stationery etsy store by amy wangthings i drew stationery etsy store custom illustration wedding stationery by amy wang

Dear brides,

Planning a wedding that is memorable and a true reflection of you can be really hard. There are so many cookie-cutter dresses, so many cringeworthy clichés. Is a unique, beautiful and boozey wedding without the annoying plus-one you’ve never liked too much to ask for? I can’t solve all your wedding woes, but I can help make your wedding stationery rad.

I was a serious collector of stationery when I was a kid (Fancy Box and Morning Glory were my jam) and I’d always draw doodles and play around with text in my notebooks. So, obvi—I opened a stationery shop! It’s called things i drew and it includes custom invitations, programs, menus, and calligraphy for cool brides (duh). The samples shown above are from my personal wedding stationery and I’ll be adding more to the shop after things on the moving-my-life-to-Brooklyn-I-hope-I-like-it-there front have settled down. Check out my shop HERE!

And because I love anyone who reads this blog, I’m giving a discount to ya’ll. Use the promo code BRIDEBABE for 10% off your order. Expires on Nov. 5th, so do it now, ladies!

Photos by Melissa de Mata 

our wedding day

August 28, 2015 § Leave a comment

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Photos by Jill Devries Photography
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why beyoncé is hot and you’re not: lessons on self-worth

July 22, 2015 § 2 Comments


It’s been almost two months since I got married and went to our wedding receptions in L.A. and Canada. I know, you’re thinking, “this bitch is excessive”—but that’s not totally true. I just had the perfect excuse to eat lots of cake and go on vacation for two months—ha! Is there even a point in getting married if you don’t eat lots of cake or skip out on work?*

I’m over weddings now, obviously, and real life has settled back in (ugh). So, now that I’m back to being a normal human being (and a wife!), I want to talk about heavy discussion stuff. You know, the stuff that enlightens you, makes you realize that life is sort of tragic and you need to reevaluate your existence. That kind of stuff.

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we’re marriage’d!

June 22, 2015 § Leave a comment

© jill devries photography

May 23rd in Tiburon, California. I loved my dress, the speeches, the blue skies, even all the late nights leading up to the day spent working on every detail—but the best part was marrying my bestie with our closest friends and family by our sides.

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really cute snail mail and other stuff

February 7, 2015 § 3 Comments

thimble cat blog em o donnel snail mail

I’ve been kind of busy lately. (Actually, it rained today, so I literally just laid around in bed scanning the IMDB pages of Saved by the Bell* actors). But really, I’ve been working three jobs. Three! And to think, in my dreams I work for zero and I’m retired, sipping on rum and cokes, watching reruns of Sex and the City while in my bed surrounded by my collection of MNZ Roberta heels in every color. I was almost living the dream (minus the shoes) and I had to go and ruin it.

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volunteering and elsewhere

December 1, 2014 § 1 Comment

untitled by Lois Ann Barnett

Since August, I’ve been volunteering at the NIAD Art Center in Richmond. Richmond isn’t exactly close (actually, it’s not close at all) and I’m terrible with commuting anywhere that isn’t within 5-minute walking distance of my apartment (going outside the apartment is sometimes a big feat in itself—#embarrassing). So why have I been volunteering?

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an interview with illustrator kt smail

October 24, 2014 § Leave a comment

Illustration KT Smail

I recently interviewed one of my favorite illustrators ever—the illustrator of everything from fashion editorial to (s)Mythology, an extraordinary painter of flora, and the master of bespoke stationery, KT Smail. KT is a Scottish illustrator, designer, and painter based in Brooklyn, NY, whose work has been featured on DesignLoveFest (which is where I first saw KT’s work—a super cute watermelon painting that I used as my iPhone background) and Refinery29. Her illustrations are just dreamy and her bespoke wedding stationery is probably the best I’ve ever seen (see her full line of work at whatKTdoes). In this interview, KT talks about her illustrations, making mistakes, finding success in the creative industry, and her dream project.

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wedding dresses for the fashion-loving bride

October 20, 2014 § 1 Comment

wedding dresses for the fashion loving bride

From the top left: Random inspo pic, Erdem SS15, Katie Shillingford’s Gareth Pugh wedding dress, Alexander McQueen SS15, Valentino SS15, Valentino SS13 Couture

I have been living and breathing in Pinterest ever since wedding planning began (I know, Pinterest is mostly made for DIY mommies, BUT with lots – LOTS – of digging there’s some really good wedding stuff on there!). Likewise, I’ve been disturbing Andrew’s sleep with the light of my iPad screen practically every night at 3 a.m. (sorry!).

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box cut

October 2, 2014 § 7 Comments


The Whitepepper dress, ASOS wedges, Fjällräven backpack

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to read and to watch

September 28, 2014 § Leave a comment


I was in LA so I haven’t been able to post these past few days (I was busy eating, spa-ing, discussing online dating profiles, spotting celebrities, learning that Nicole Richie is THE tiniest woman in the world, not sleeping, and eating some more). It was the birthday of my dear friend Chynna who was celebrating for an entire weekend with an infinite amount of food (this girl had a sushi buffet lunch and fancy Napa Rose dinner, plus she had two birthday cakes from Portos and a pre-birthday chocolate cake). Chynna’s an overindulgent wine and dine whore and it’s why I love her.

I thought I’d share some of my favorite reads and videos from the Interwebs last week. I found all of these articles and videos to be actually interesting (read: something worth giving your attention to for longer than a minute). If you’re anything like me, I think you might get something out of them, too.
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