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Top Ten MUST-HAVE closet essentials for TEACHERS

August 11, 2019

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!

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Wedding Planning Update

July 2, 2019

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!

I can’t wait to share more details along the way!

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Bridesmaids & Groomsmen Proposal Boxes

June 11, 2019

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!

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Weekend Sale Steals

April 13, 2019

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.

Happy shopping!

Dresses

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Jumpsuits

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NOLA recap

March 27, 2019

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!

  Night One

We stayed at the NOPSI hotel which we absolutely loved! It’s a beautiful hotel and easily walkable to pretty much everything we did.

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Shop: Little White Dresses

March 6, 2019

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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!

Engagement Party

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Bachelorette Party/Trip

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Bridal Shower

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Rehearsal Dinner

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Honeymoon

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Now you can definitely scoop these dresses up, bride to be or not! I’d love to know which options are your favorite!

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Sweaters for Spring

March 2, 2019

Just because spring is right around the corner (shoutout to March 20th!) doesn’t mean that sweater season is over. I know a lot of you up north are still experiencing snowy days so you are definitely rocking your sweaters, but here in Florida the temps are starting to rise. It is chilly in the morning but come noon we are creeping up to the 80s!

Personally I’m not ready to say goodbye to sweater season because sweaters are sooo cozy and I’ve been really going hard in the paint with the sweets haha. Since we’re not ready to say goodbye we wanted to show you that sweaters can definitely be transitioned into spring!

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Weekend WEAR

February 3, 2019

It’s the most wonderful time of the weeeek. I mean we all love the weekend amirite?! And sometimes we can fall into a rut of wearing our staple weekend wear-what we know looks good or is comfortable.

We figured today we would share two weekend outfits with you that are a bit different and fun! It can be easy to always resort to the same go-to ensembs, trust us we feel ya, but hopefully these outfits give you some inspo to change it up!

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Wedding Planning: advice from YOU!

January 7, 2019

Last week I asked for any and all advice when it comes to wedding planning. If you’ve planned a wedding before or even if you are currently in the planning process, what was a must-do or a no-go?

I received so many great pieces of advice and wanted to compile them here on our new blog series, Down the Aisle. If you’re in the same boat as myself and want to take in any & allll advice from brides who have already planned and achieved their dream wedding this post is for you!

Thank you again to everyone who participated in this post! It’s been so helpful to hear all of your advice and suggestions.

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Shop with us: ASOS

January 4, 2019

We identify ourselves as shoppers on a mission for the best deal/steal out there. We don’t like to pay full price, but we also like quality pieces and items we can re-wear and style multiple different ways. So in sharing this Asos dress sale with you I wanted to also let you into our thinking when shopping a sale like this, or really any sale for that matter!

I like to think of the future when I’m shopping a sale such as this one. What I mean by that is future seasons and events. Not just thinking what can I wear right this minute in this specific climate, but seasons to come.

So instead of passing up on an awesome dress just because I won’t be able to wear it until April, I buy it now and save it for that time. It is seriously one of our favorite ways to save money shopping! Because honestly a springtime dress that you buy on sale now is going to be probably identical to springtime dress you’ll see in a month or two at your favorite retailer!

So as you scan our sale picks for this sale in particular (or any sale you’re shopping really) think of future events: upcoming weddings, Easter, birthdays, spring and summer seasons, upcoming vacations etc.

Just because you can’t wear the piece now, doesn’t mean in a few weeks or months you won’t be amped to wear it! And you’ll be even happier wearing it them because you got it for a serious steal.

Here are our favorite picks from the sale {EVERYTHING is under $20!!}

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