This past weekend, my Aunt Connie hosted the most beautiful baby shower for me. Words can’t describe how thankful I am for all of the friends and family who came out to shower the baby with love — Corey and I are so incredibly lucky to have you in our lives!
And a special thank you to Aunt Connie for pulling this all together — she did an amazing job! Everything from the food to the decor was gorgeous and paid tribute to our theme: Vintage Mermaids! Check out the details below:
Aunt Connie even arranged this candy area with all of my favorite sweets! The rose-covered cake had ‘baby girl’ written across the front of it. We didn’t want to eat it at first because it was too pretty! But, we obviously ended up demolishing it once we snapped a few quick pics to document its beauty:)
I was so overwhelmed by the abundance of gifts and excitement surrounding the arrival of the baby! It was great to have a relaxing day to catch up with friends and family. We even played a game where everyone had to guess the distance around my belly! I’m practically all bump nowadays, which made for a hilarious guessing game!
Thank you all again!! She is so lucky to have such a wonderful group of people here to welcome her into this world. Although our June due date is approaching faster than we know it, we are so ready! Shopping for new clothes has come to a complete halt since we are so close to my due date, which means I’ve been forced to resort to wearing anything I can squeeze myself into! Outfit details below:
If I had to pick ONE style that I’m currently loving for summer, I would have to choose the lace-up trend. This silhouette has been taking over the fashion world as of recently because it is easy to wear and comes in several different styles, which means there is something out there for everyone!
Not only does this trend add style to even the simplest of pieces, but it also gives off just the right amount of sex appeal! From simple blouses to statement dresses, browse through the following options for a little summer style inspiration that will have you embracing the lace-up trend all season long!
1. Lace-Up Tops
Lace-up tops are as easy as it gets. Pair one of these items with a simple pair of jeans or dress it up with a skirt, blazer, and heels!
As if the baby isn’t enough, Corey and I are also in full-blown wedding planning mode! We already did some location scouting during our trip to Hawaii, but we were unknowingly followed by the paparazzi, which means everything was leaked and we are starting over from scratch.
Still, now that wedding season is around the corner, I can’t help but get excited for a summer filled with beautiful weddings and inspiration! I can tell you right now from firsthand experience — planning a wedding is hard. But, if there is one thing that is more difficult than planning the actual wedding, it is picking out an outfit to WEAR to a wedding!
The first step is to figure out what type of wedding you’re going to be attending: Is it traditional, destination, rustic, on-a-budget, or is it an eloping situation? Then, browse below for my hand-picked selection of items that are suitable to wear to each type of wedding!
I’m a sucker for destination weddings. There is nothing better than an outdoor wedding with a lovely view, beautiful weather, and great people. So, no matter the location, these looks will have you embracing the spontaneity of a destination wedding!
Southern-inspired, rustic weddings are so gorgeous! When I’m invited to a wedding that has somewhat of a theme, I always try and coordinate my outfit to go with the décor. The bride will appreciate your effort and your coordination will make for a great Instagram!
There’s no need to be ashamed if you scrolled directly to this category — I love bargain items, too! The feeling that comes with knowing an adorable outfit was purchased for less than $100 is worth the extra time it takes to look through racks and racks of sale items. Don’t worry though, I’ve already done it for you! Here are my favorite items under $100 that are perfect for any wedding!
A big, grand wedding isn’t your style? Eloping is the way to go. BUT, just because you won’t have a large crowd there to witness your vows doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look and feel amazing! The following pieces will have you feeling like a bride, without all the stress of a more traditional wedding.
If you’re anything like me, then a light coat of makeup is your everyday routine. But, that doesn’t mean I don’t love trying out new makeup looks on occasion. Plus, summer is the perfect time to experiment with your makeup! From hosting barbecues to long days spent at the beach, the upcoming season holds numerous opportunities to try out a whole new look.
For those of you who are feeling extra adventurous in the cosmetics department, you’ll love these makeup looks I’ve specially put together. Not only will these looks take your makeup game from amateur to eye-catching, but they are also super easy to do!
Here is a step-by-step guide that details 5 makeup looks I’m loving for summer:
Poolside makeup can be tricky, but there’s no reason to not feel glamorous while lounging around!
Step 1: I always make sure my manicure/pedicure situation is in check before heading poolside. One of my favorites for summer is OPI Nail Lacquer Collection — great selection of colors and doesn’t chip easily!
Step 3: Apply a light coat of Urban Decay Ultra Waterproof Mascara to your eyelashes. The goal is to apply just enough to make your eyelashes appear darker, but not clumpy. If you’re feeling extra bold, add a thin line of colored eyeliner to your lower lash line. ULTA’s Automatic Eyeliner collection has some amazing colors for summer!
Weekend getaways are the perfect time to experiment with different, yet natural makeup looks.
Step 1: Using Tarte’s 4-in-1 Mascara, apply a generous amount to your top and bottom lashes. Unlike some of the other looks, this one calls for long, thick lashes. Next, outline your eyes with MAC Pro Longwear Eyeliner focusing on the bottom inner lash line.
I love casual outfits! I find that wearing comfortable clothing boosts my mood to an entirely new level, which is a very important concept now that my pregnancy brain has taken control of our lives. I know I already obsessed over this look on Instagram, but I keep coming back to it and think you will love it just as much as I do!
If you couldn’t already tell, then I’m here to tell you that this was one of the easiest outfits to put together. You can’t get any simpler than a grey tank and black leggings, but I added several accessories to tie it all together. This look is a good example of an outfit that doesn’t need tons of flashy jewelry — I tried on a few of my necklaces but decided this Bandana Bolo Necklace from Free People was the best fit for the overall feel I was going for. Sometimes simplicity is the way to go!