Monthly Archives: May 2016

Showered With Love

05 / 27 / 16

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:)

IMG_8049 FullSizeRender[1] 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!

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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:

Dress: American Apparel
Shoes: Free People
Bracelet: Emerald Duv (Similar Here)
Necklace: Nordstrom

Lacing It Up For Summer

05 / 25 / 16

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!

Natalia Coco Print Top | Prairie Cami | Split Sleeve Crop Top | Abstract Cami 
Lily Lace-Up Blouse | Lace-Up Body Suit | Denim Shirt | Elia Cami
Ribbed Lace-Up Top | Kimchi Blue Tee

2. Lace-Up Swimwear

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This summer’s swimwear doesn’t have to be boring. These lace-up swimsuits will have heads turning in the best way possible!

ASOS Eyelet Bikini | Kokomo Full Piece | Queens Solid Bikini 
River Island Swimsuit | Lumahai Bikini | ASOS Plunge Swimsuit
Brazil Lace-Up Suit | ASOS Paradise Bikini

3.  Lace-Up Shoes


There are plenty of lace-up shoe options to go around! From chic sandals to statement gladiators, you’ll definitely want to invest in a couple of these adorable pairs of footwear.

Rizzaa Sandal | Jeffrey Campbell Heel | Shay Flat | ASOS Oregon Pointed Heels
Allow Heel | Irana Sandal | On Point Sandal | ASOS Silhouette Heels
Lace-Up Heeled SandalsMarina Espadrille


4. Lace-Up Dresses

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Lastly, add a little sex appeal to your wardrobe with one of these hot lace-up dresses! Not only are they on-trend, but they also draw attention to all of the right places.

Washed Ashore Dress | Missguided Embroidered Dress | Forever 21 Lace-Up Dress
Midi Swing Dress | Long Caftan | Lost Souls Dress | Psychomagic Dress
Forever 21 Mini Dress | True Decadence Dress | Del Ray Bodycon

What To Wear To Any Type Of Wedding

05 / 20 / 16

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!


Traditional Church Wedding:


Photo: Corbin Gurkin Photography

You can’t go wrong with a traditional wedding, which is why I chose these classic pieces as my favorite outfit options. Heads will be turning for more than just the bride with these amazing looks!


Destination Wedding:

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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!


Rustic Wedding:

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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!


Wedding On-A-Budget:

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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!



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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.

4 Makeup Looks For Summer

05 / 17 / 16

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:


1. Poolside

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 2: Generously apply Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 to your face and neck for a combination of light coverage and protection from the sun.

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!

Step 4: Lastly, lightly apply Revlon Color Stay Lip Balm Stain to get color without the hassle of reapplying or smudging. And finish off with NYX Cosmetics Dewy Makeup Setting Spray for a fresh-faced look.

After Hours

2. After hours

Nighttime looks are all about the eyes, which is the main focus of this next look. 

Step 1: Apply Tom Ford Cream and Powder Eyeshadow duo starting with the cream and finishing with the powder. Then add a light layer of one of Black Up’s Metallic Eyeshadows — The metallic copper red is one of my favorites to pair with the Tom Ford Eye Shadow

Step 2: Using Loreal’s Infallible Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner, draw a semi-thick line along your top lash line. Then, bolden your lashes by finishing with Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Action 4-in-1 Mascara

Step 3: I’m not one to contour on a daily basis, but I’ll sometimes use NYX Cosmetics Matte Bronzer to darken contoured areas — under my cheek bones,  on the sides of my nose, and around my face. Add Benefit’s Liquid Highlighter to your cheek bones and down the center of your nose to emphasize the bronzer.

Step 4: Finish off with Urban Decay ‘Revolution’ Lip Gloss for a bold look.

Weekend Getaway

3. Weekend Getaway

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. 

Step 2: Apply NYX Cosmetics Ombre Blush by starting at your cheek and swiping up towards the hairline above your ear.

Step 3: Line your lips using Marc Jacobs Lip Liner Pencil before applying BareMinerals Buttercream Lip Gloss. Rub your lips together for an even application.

Step 4: Finish off by lightly dusting a Bronze Shimmer and Highlight Powder over your face for a glowing look.

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4. Red, White, and Blue

4th of July is right around the corner! What are your red, white and blue makeup goals?

Step 1: Lightly dust your eyelid with Make Up For Ever’s Eye Shadow in Poppy. With a fine brush, underline your lower lash line with Kat Von D’s Metal Crush Eyeshadow in Metallic Cobalt, then finish with a dab of Urban Decay’s Eye Shadow in Polyester Bride in the inner corner of your eyes. 

Step 2: Generously apply Tarte’s 4-in-1 Mascara to your lashes and outline with MAC Pro Longwear Eyeliner.

Step 3: Accent your cheeks using the NYX Ombre Blush, then apply Benefit Liquid Highlighter where needed. 

Step 4: Finish off with a bold lip — MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip Color in Dance With Me has great lasting color.


Comfortable & Easy

05 / 13 / 16

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!

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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!

Top: Nordstrom

Pants: A Pea in the Pod (The COMFIEST leggings ever!)

Necklace: Free People

Shoes: Sam Edelman

Sunglasses: Nordstrom

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