A Married Woman

Happy Halloween everyone!

Or should I say…Meowloween!

That’s what it is in our household.

October has come and gone. I’m so very sad about this at it has been such a fantastic month.

I feel like as soon as my Bridal Shower and Bachelorette were over…my wedding came and went in the blink of an eye.

It was one of the best days of my life and I was so happy to hear from friends and family that they had the best time because in the end… Chris and I really wanted everyone to feel like they were really a part of our big day and ultimately have the best time ever.

Our fabulous wedding coordinators, Summer Redwine and Jennifer Cohen, at Orange Grove and Honey Bee made sure that all of our hard work was displayed in the manner that we wanted.

Our wedding was completely DIY with the exception of our coordinators setting everything up for us the day of and being the liaison between our wedding venue and us. We absolutely could not have done it without them but we are extremely proud of the hard work and effort put into all of our details.

Here are some pictures from our perfect day:

Wedding Hair by Tali Lev Brown at Alchemy Orlando.

Hair by Tali Lev Brown // Make up by Tiffany Pena both at Alchemy Orlando


Dress:  David’s Bridal

buckanddressBuckley and I sharing a moment before the ceremony.


Flowers by: Arlene Garcia and Summer Redwine


Groomsmen. Pallet wall done by my dad.


About to marry my best friend.


We did it!


Dance floor at The Acre.


First dance.


Enjoying some delicious grilled cheese and tomato soup by John Michael Weddings

Wedding sash done by me.


Wedding Shoes c/o: Seychelles


Cake and Desserts: Melissa Hyams of Slice Cake Shoppe


Guestbook area and cards.




Market lights by: Vintage Gypsy Road


DIY Led Lanterns by: Jennifer and Mike Cohen.


DIY Cake Topper done by me.

View More: http://megansaul.pass.us/andreaandchris

DIY Tassel Photobooth Backdrop done by me.

Necklace: Sea of Bees

In the next coming weeks I will be posting tutorials for the tassel photobooth backdrop (came out to a whopping total of $20!), cake toppers, DIY Led Lanterns and Marquee Letters.

Until next time.


Cold Feet

I am horrible at updating this blog.

Hey! Can you blame me? I’m getting married in SIXTEEN DAYS!



It’s quite the feat if I do say so myself.

Recently, I have been reading so many blog posts from young women who are experiencing the same emotions that I am. Planning a wedding is draining and can take an emotional toll on you. Not only that, but it can really make you have second doubts. I think the thing I am doubting the most is whether 18 months was really necessary? I should have just eloped.

If I had eloped, however, I most likely wouldn’t have had the amazing opportunity to walk down the aisle in these babies:


Seychelles Late Night, Glitter

Here is the story behind these beautifully crafted shoes:

I had been on the search for the perfect wedding shoe for about 5 months. It’s crazy that it took me that look to begin the search because I bought my wedding dress three months after getting engaged. And I bought the dress as is…walked right out of the store with it. I knew I wanted a wedge and I wanted them to be gold or mustard yellow. After months of searching, I ordered a pair of blue wedges from a popular “vintage” website. They arrived promptly and I HATED THEM. They were too blue and even my bridesmaids said they didn’t fit my personality.

Disappointed, I continued my search. I still could not find anything and I partially blamed this on the fact my search ran well into the Summer season. I had been eying a pair of Seychelles for quite some time and while I loved them they still did not feel like wedding shoes to me. In July I became desperate and exhausted from my search for the perfect shoe so I went back to said “vintage” website and purchased these:


Seychelles Tempest

I showed my mom and bridesmaids and yet again received the same blase response. Interestingly enough, I am usually super sensitive to people and their reactions or comments. I took their response very well agreeing that they weren’t stunning but they were still great.

Had I not referred to said “vintage” blog and gone directly to the source I would have come across my DREAM shoe. After coming across the most perfect shoe ever invented I became saddened and disappointed that I had not ordered Tempest through Seychelles because I would have been able to exchange the shoe for Late Night, Glitter. Not thinking much of it, I wrote to Seychelles thinking nothing would come of it. I emailed to let the company know how much I loved their shoe and how even though I had made the mistake of not ordering through their website, I was still extremely excited to walk down the aisle in their shoes.

I did not expect any response from the company but to my surprise, I received a response.

The follow is the exchange of emails between myself and a manager from one of the best companies out there:

—–Original Message—–
From: Little Faux Pas
Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 10:26 AM
To: info@seychellesfootwear.com
Subject: Seychelles Website Request

Comments submitted 08/27/2013 from Seychelles website.


I am writing to you to let you know how much I absolutely LOVE your shoes. I
found out about your shoe line when I worked at a radio station and the
drummer from Neon Trees was wearing fantastic shoes and I HAD to know where
they were from. Lo and behold, they were Seychelles. Three years later I am
about to embark on the biggest adventure of my life and will be marrying my
best friend in just a month in a half. In my search for the perfect shoe, I
came across the Tempest Heel (which I saved all my pennies for because my
fiance and I have had to pay for our wedding out of pocket without help). I
had been looking for a glitter style wedge to no avail so I made the
decision to purchase the Tempest. Had I searched your website earlier, I
would have come across the Late Night, Glitter wedge. My absolute dream
shoe. Everything I had ever envisioned in the perfect wedding shoe. Although
I won’t get to wear the Late Night, Glitter wedges on my big day…I am
still pretty stoked that I get to rock down the aisle in some really amazing
heels. Just wanted to let you know how incredible your shoes are. Can’t wait
to make them a part of my big day.

Thanks! :)



From: info@seychellesfootwear.com
Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 10:26 AM
To: Little Faux Pas
Subject: Seychelles Website Request


Hi and thanks for writing in with such kind words!

Good luck and congrats on your wedding!

c l a u d i a
seychelles: shop | facebook | twitter | blog



from:  INFO@seychellesfootwear.com
to:  Little Faux Pas
date:  Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 10:57 AM
subject:  RE: Seychelles Website Request

Hi again, just found out we still have stock in this shoe. We would love for you to have your “dream shoes” for your wedding.

What size and color are you looking for in the Late Night?

Basically, after that the emails are me thanking Claudia profusely and telling her she is an angel sent from shoe heaven.I was FLOORED by this shoe angel, Claudia, and could not believe this happened to me. After a series of really crappy events the past couple of months, this made me believe in people again.

This type of thing never happens but I can say with absolute gratitude that I am beyond thankful and beyond words.
Just goes to show how people can surprise you in the best of ways.
Until next time,

Love and Marriage

Love and marriage, love and marriage,
Go together like a horse and carriage.
This I tell ya, brother, you can’t have one without the other

-Sammy Cahn

I realize that my absence from this blog is actually good for me because I am able to hold myself accountable for my how disparaging I have been.

I am just two months and seven days away from official being a wed woman. I am not going to sit here and lie to you and sugar coat it like thousands of women out there.

Marriage is scary.

Don’t believe all that bullcrap about how marriage is rainbows, butterflies and roses.

It’s not.

It’s absolutely terrifying knowing that you are about to commit yourself to ONE person for the rest of your life. FOREVER. You don’t get to change your mind (I definitely don’t believe in divorce so this is why I say that you have to know what you are getting yourself into).  You don’t get to wake up and say “I’m done with you. I want someone else.” You have committed yourself to this other human being forever.

When I first met Chris, everything was rainbows, butterflies and roses. Because I forced myself to believe that is what relationships are about. They are not. Relationships take a lot of work. They require you to put effort and really listen to what the other person is saying. Relationships are not about changing the other person, they are about letting your other half be who they are and appreciating them for what they are. Chris isn’t perfect. Neither am I. I never expected anyone to hold me to that type of expectation. Regardless, every time I tell someone that I am scared and nervous about my upcoming nuptials, I get that grim gasp that makes me want to bang my head against a wall.

I love Chris. We work. We are each other’s person. However, I have seen a lot of friends get married too quickly, get married too young, get married even though they weren’t right for each other, get divorced, get separated, not take marriage seriously and end up more hurt than they would have if they had just each other let go. Other factors that make me nervous include both of our debts, student loans, financial instability and my bills due to my Diabetes. It’s a LOT to take on. Then you have to add the whole notion that you need to plan a wedding (which we have managed to plan with the help of amazing friends, family and our INCREDIBLE friend & wedding coordinator). It is a lot to take on. There is a lot that goes into a relationship…there is more that goes into actually getting married.

In my search for soundness, I, of course, turned to the internet to see if I am just being an emotional basket case.

I learned…I am not. I came across this incredible blog post on The Knotty Bride. Read this post…even if you aren’t apprehensive like I am. I am definitely feeling like Becky was feeling in that episode before her and Uncle Jesse get married.

All worries aside…I am actually really excited to get married and spend the rest of my life with the one person who COMPLETELY gets me emotionally and physically. I am even more excited for the day after because all of the pressure will be off of us and we can enjoy other friends take on this emotional journey and commitment.

Feel free to share your stories of anxiety or apprehension with me. It will be much welcomed.

OH YEAH! The next post will be about my FABULOUS wedding shoes that Seychelles ever so graciously sent me.

Here’s a sneak peek!

Until the next post.


Opportunity and False Hope

If you have read the “About Me” section, you will know that I received my Bachelors in Communications and Culture.

My ability to efficiently communicate was the reason that I was able to quickly attain a new position at my job. I started off in a position that I knew would open many opportunities and when I found an open door, I walked straight through it. Unfortunately, it wasn’t as glorious I had hope and it has brought more stress and chaos into my life than I had originally hoped.

Recently a friend of mine informed me that my DREAM job was opening up in the department she works in: Marketing. A world that I am so familiar with because of my previous experience at my job in the radio world. I put all of my fears and timidness aside and decided that I would reach out to the Department Manager to inquire about the position. Many emails later…and I was sitting in front of her…laughing…talking about things we had in common…food… my weakness’ and strengths… why I wanted to work for the department. I felt so comfortable and left feeling a sense of accomplishment. I had actually gone for what I wanted. I felt that I had a really great shot. A month later, I had my second interview with the Department Manager and the Department Coordinator. It went just as well as the first interview and I really felt that I had a GREAT chance of getting the job. In fact, I felt so confident that I had most likely gotten the job that I was ballsy enough to tell my co-workers that I had applied for another job and felt as if I would probably putting my two weeks in soon.

Then, the same friend who had recommended me for the position told me that they were making their decisions. I inquired about who else I was up against and that is when everything started falling apart. Not only was I up against someone who I know and is very well loved where we are employed…but I was up against someone who already worked in the same department I was applying for. My friend mentioned that this person claimed she did not want the job and was extremely happy in her current position. But, I later found out that the same people who were interviewing me were really fighting to steal her from her current position within that department. We’ll just call this person “the wanted” for now. My heart sank. I was told that the people interviewing me were fighting with this person’s current boss because he really wanted to keep her in the position. I felt disheartened.

A knife being jabbed into my stomach. That’s what it felt like.

I still hadn’t received a letter of rejection and my friend told me to keep my hopes up. I did. Until Monday when my friend told me they had pulled that “the wanted” into the Managers office for quite a while. Yesterday, I began doing research and went onto the job posting site for our place of employment. And there in front of me I found the confirmation that I needed. A job posting for the current position that person I was up against held. Sometimes it is best to let things be until you get that confirmation from the direct party themselves. However, I was too anxious at this point. I found myself spiraling into a feeling of non-self-worth.

Not only had I felt that this opportunity was mine to grab…I actually felt like I was great enough to attain my ultimate goal only to realize that the hope I had to get this job was false all along. At this point, I feel as if I am going to be stuck in this rut of a job for some time. And I feel disillusioned to the fact I tried my best and my best wasn’t good enough.

Hopefully, this negativity will fade quickly. But for now, I wallow in the fact that I was set up for disappointment from the beginning.

Until next time.


Luscious Lips

Last week I did a review on NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Cream and stated that I was being frugal.
Well, guess what. I lied. We all do. Okay, maybe not all of us. But, there’s a good 85% of us that lie. Even to ourselves. I decided that against my empty wallet and usually, fairly good decision making that I would spend the $22.94 (including tax!) and buy Lime Crime‘s Velvetines Red Velvet.

I am glad I went against my good judgment, was a bad girl and bought this BADASS matte lip goodness.

The texture of this matte lip stain is soft and velvety…as the name would imply. My biggest problem with NYX’s lip cream was that it wasn’t as smooth as I had hoped and if smudged fairly easy.

Purchased on 6/17/2013 at 2:00pm EST. Received on 6/20/2013 at 2:00pm EST.
That’s some GREAT customer service.

When this baby arrived in the mail, I was ECSTATIC to put it on. Right. Away.
If you are as frugal as I am… you really try not to splurge on much of anything.

Listen. Do yourself a favor and TREAT YO’ SELF. This stuff is legit.


In fact. This stuff is so legit that I have already considered purchasing a back up tube in case they go out of stock. (I really hope they don’t ever discontinue this product.)

I even had two cups of coffee and a glass of water and it didn’t budge.

I tried to include a video of it but unfortunately was not able to. However, if you have Vine, you can look me up and view the video for your own personal enjoyment!

Also, kudos to you Lime Crime on the awesome packaging. It came neatly wrapped in purple tissue paper. BONUS POINT TO YOU!

So there you have it. My verdict on this $22.94 product? Worth EVERY penny.
Until next time!



I think the best quality that both of my parents have endowed me with has been that of love.

The love they have for each other, other family members, friends and strangers who need a helping hand is so admirable that I just can’t grasp how two people can always be so giving and never expect anything in return.

I have always looked up to both of my parents despite the fact that sometimes I may have been dramatically and exaggeratedly vocal about my dislike for them. When you are a kid, hate is a word that is so very loosely thrown around. I would say that to my mother in particular a lot.

As you grow older and see those around you suffer because they have lost a parent, you really begin to reevalutate the love you have for your parents. Especially knowing that some day you may not be able to pick up the phone one day and call your parent to say “Hey! What are you doing?” Regardless of the fact that most of the time my mom says “Ooooooh…. WHY YOU CALLING ME?” (Picture that in a cute little Spanish accent.)

Every holiday, our family gathers at my Aunt Yuly’s house and us young adults like to rummage through my Aunt and Uncle’s closet in search of awesome pictures of our parents back in their heyday.

I leave you with these two gems:


My mom looking like such a babe next to my Uncle.


In honor of Father’s Day. My pops in some rad stripes in my mom’s old Beetle.

Until next time.



Today’s post might discourage those of the male persuasion. We’re going to talk CHEAP shopping.One thing about being 3 months away from getting married is that you learn to become frugal about EVERYTHING.

And I do mean EVERYTHING.

I have recently been ogling Lime Crime‘s Velvetine collection. Specifically, the Red Velvet Velvetine. It’s a matte lipgloss that makes lips look absolutely luscious.


Naturally, as soon as I saw this product, I wanted to purchase it. That is until i saw that it was $17. Not only was the price tag a bit out of my pocketbook expense at the moment…but, I took another blow when I found out it had sold out.
Being a savvy shopper means that you have to get creative and think of dupes for certain products.

I started doing my research and found out that NYX has a Soft Matte Lip Cream that is ALMOST identical to Lime Crime’s Velvetine line. While, I am slightly disappointed that the Velvetine line sold out so quickly, I was happy to purchase an affordable version.


For a night out with your significant other, loose waves go perfectly with that pop of red.


Until next time!