Ok so the last gift guide I wrote was probably a MILLION years ago! I’ve been majorly slacking on the blog posts so I thought what better time to jump back in.
I found sooo many cute gifts for the girl in your life! Whether it be your sister, friend, girlfriend, etc. these are some majorly cute presents. I threw them into categories based on her ultimate favorite things to make it easy on ya!
Let’s get real about the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. I am not one to go crazy on this sale because honestly so much of it is repetitive. A lot of the sweaters look the same year after year and I find so many identical ones at Marshalls for a quarter of the price. But on the other end there are a couple of pieces I know are worth it and I swear by them year after year!
I wanted to share a few pieces I recommend and a few that I’m gonna scoop up this year (as long as they don’t sell out!).
Now that it is 2020, wedding day is officially in sight! Less than 80 days to go and we will be flying off to NOLA for wedding weekend. I’m SO excited, but also nervous! There are just so many details that I stress something could go wrong!
Since I caught y’all up last, we have ordered our invites through Minted. Our Save the Dates didn’t have a matching invite, but the ones we picked are definitely the same vibe! We love the way they compliment each other. If you’re still on the hunt for invites, I highly recommend Minted! Their customer service is sooo good.
We have a couple events we’re hosting along with the actual wedding day so we needed to customize our RSVP’s. Minted made it super easy to do this and I love the way they all turned out! BTW this is not sponsored by Minted haha, we just had a great experience!!
When I wrote our last Wedding Update post, I was still on the hunt for bridesmaid dresses and so many of you recommended Birdy Grey. I’m so happy you did because I found the perfect dresses for my girls. I love the color and I can’t wait to share them with you!
I landed on the Spence Dress because it’s flattering on different body types and its convertible. They can be styled on or off the shoulder which I love!
I knew I definitely wanted a videographer! After all is said and done the photos and video are what you have to relive those special moments. When I found Eskimo Love Stories I was SOLD! The way they capture the entire vibe of the wedding is insane. I can’t wait to work with them!
On our last trip out to New Orleans, we met with Kieu from Chasing Wang to design our cake and it was such a fun experience! I definitely want to surprise y’all with the final design, but it is unique and so gorgeous! She is even going to incorporate details from my dress into the design. I. CANNOT. WAIT.
I can’t stop buying white dresses, jumpsuits, and all the other fun pieces that go with being the bride! I neeeeed help haha. Whenever I see a piece that would work for the wedding or bachelorette trip I scoop it up.
So if you’re also a bride to be or just in need of a fun white dress or jumpsuit I figured I’d share what I got so far!
My bachelorette trip is at the end of this month and I can’t wait to share all the details with you! Puertoooo Rico here we come!
I got the idea to share my top 10 bestsellers of the year from my fellow blogger Carlyle, check out her blog here!
When I took a look at my analytics, almost every one of my best sellers is from Amazon! So I seriously need to share more of my Amazon favorites with y’all. But after taking a deep dive into what pieces sold the most this year, I’m not too surprised! A lot of them are my favorite items that I wear on the daily.
The school year has begun for us in Florida which means the end of summer sadness kicks in #werenotready. While most of the back to school ads focus on the kids’ wardrobes, us teachers need some wardrobe freshening up too!
My first year teaching I really wasn’t sure about what to wear to work everyday. I knew I needed clothes that were professional and functional but I felt kind of stuck in a boring routine. I scoured Pinterest for some ideas but there were only a few inspo pics at the time. If you’re a new teacher or just in need of a workwear closet reset, I’m here to help!
Most of my essentials are focused more on a business casusal workplace setting, but you could definitely dress these pieces up (add a blazer/heels) if your office is more professional. So here goes, my top ten must-have closet essentials to get you going for a successful school year ahead!
Hey guys! I wanted to share a little wedding planning update with you. I can’t believe it’s already July! Where is the time going?! Our wedding is in March so while we still have a good amount of time to go, I know how fast it’ll be here.
I figured to update my Down the Aisle series I’d share where we are at in the planning process and some major things we’ve accomplished thus far. I also post to this Pinterest board alllll the time!
We hired a wedding planner to help us along the way and it has been SO helpful! Especially planning from afar. Our wedding is in New Orleans and not being able to be there all the time can be a bit difficult but our planner Natasha has been amazing! Before we hired our planner we used The Knot’s checklist to keep us on track and that’s super helpful as well.
We sent out our Bridesmaids and Groomsmen proposal boxes. You can check out the rundown here of how we created them! Luckily not one said no to the request 😉
We have secured some pretty major vendors, florist, lighting, and photographer and I’m obsessed with all their prior work! I wanted to share some photos with you of some inspo I have for our wedding. I’m definitely leaning with a neutral, bright color scheme and a lot of pretty greenery thrown in. Our venue is primarily outdoors with some of the food and cake inside. But the ceremony will be held outdoors as well as most of the reception.
We also sent out our Save the Dates and set up our wedding website! We created our Save the Dates through Minted and I love the way they came out. Our website is through the Knot and it was really easy to customize!
I did say yes to the dress! Ahhhh! I honestly could’ve bought a million wedding dresses, this part was so hard. I love my dress and can’t wait to see it again once it comes in! I’m an idiot and was so wrapped up in the excitement I never took a cute ‘I said yes to the dress’ photo in regular clothes haha. So when I go back for alterations I will definitely have to snap one of those for the memories of course!
Our checklist for this month is to secure a DJ. This is super hard because I loooove music and I definitely want everyone on the dance floor at our wedding. The DJ is such a huge part of the atmosphere at a wedding!
I’m also still trying to figure out bridesmaids dresses. I knew I definitely wanted some sparkle when it comes to my girls’ dresses and finding that has been tough while making sure the dress is flattering for everyone.
There’s still so much to plan but I’m lucky that David is so helpful and honestly 100% more organized than me haha. I think that has really made the process more fun and way less stressful!
Now creating proposal boxes for your bridesmaids and groomsmen is definitely a newer trend and let me tell you I’m here for it! I think it is such a fun idea and I knew that when I got engaged I would definitely create them for my gals. Men I feel like never think of these things on their own so I made David make them for his groomsmen too haha.
There are a lot of cute ideas on Pinterest so I gathered some inspo and then tailored it to my style. I wanted to share with you some ideas and exactly what I put in our boxes and how we created them!
For the bridesmaid proposal boxes I definitely wanted to go bigger. I knew I wanted to incorporate champs (duh) and something personalized, but also a few fun gifts and wedding related items! The groomsmen’s boxes are so fitting for his guys and David was able to personalize them as well!
I get so excited about spring shopping! From the bright colors to the flowy pieces, it’s such a fun time to update your closet. Especially when everything is on SALE! This weekend we’re sharing a bunch of spring styles all under $50.
We ventured to NOLA for spring break and also to check out some wedding venues! We had been tossing around the idea of having our wedding here so we figured we needed to head out and really decide. We had both been to New Orleans before but this trip seriously sealed the deal for us!
NOLA destination wedding here we comeeeee!
So even if you aren’t planning a wedding I wanted to recap what we did and where we stayed just in case you’re planning an upcoming trip. Which I highly recommend you do. My mouth is seriously watering just thinking of all the amazing food we ate!
We stayed at the NOPSI hotel which we absolutely loved! It’s a beautiful hotel and easily walkable to pretty much everything we did.
As a future bride there are endless events that come up prior to your wedding day! From engagement parties to bridal showers, rehearsal dinners and engagement photos-a little white dress is a must have!
I have found so many great options for you and categorized them by event! I seriously need to stop buying so many white dresses, but I can’t help myself. I fully take advantage of any excuse to shop!
Now you can definitely scoop these dresses up, bride to be or not! I’d love to know which options are your favorite!