The Night Before The Vows

11 / 21 / 16

Before I reveal the details of my wedding dress, I wanted to show some love to my amazing rehearsal dinner dress! This GORGEOUS white silk piece is by Grace Loves Lace and was the perfect dress to wear to our pre-celebration.

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I’m personally obsessed with this look — It is sleek, chic, and simple all at the same time. BONUS: The choker comes with it!! Keep reading for my outfit details and pics from our rehearsal dinner:

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Dress: Grace Loves Lace Arlo Dress

Shoes: Grace Loves Lace Dosa Heels

Earrings: Stud Earrings

Hair & Makeup: Brianna Cisneros & Amy Clarke

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My Magical Hawaiian Wedding

11 / 15 / 16

Corey and I are officially husband and wife! I wanted my wedding to be magical with a hint of romance and Boho glam — I have Pinterest to thank for the inspiration that slowly brought my vision to life! We were thrilled to bring both our families and friends together to celebrate our lifelong commitment in one of our favorite vacation spots… Hawaii!

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The morning of the wedding was a little hectic… not going to lie. My nerves were all over the place, and it didn’t help that we had tons of people coming in and out, saying hello, and finalizing last-minute details. My two good friends Brianna Cisneros and Amy Clarke were lifesavers in getting me, my bridal party, and themselves ready for the wedding — Amy only had 30 minutes to do my makeup!!! I will do a separate post on my entire wedding look, but everything ended up working out (thankfully!). Amidst all of the chaos, I managed to steal a few moments to myself in the bathroom prior to the ceremony — I sat there in silence, took a few deep breaths, kissed Kirra, and said a prayer!

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Once we left the hotel room, there was no turning back! It didn’t fully hit me until we got in the limo and started heading to the location, though. All I could think was, “Don’t cry. Don’t cry. You don’t want to ruin your makeup!”

I was lucky enough to have my hero (AKA my dad) walk me down the aisle. I love him so much! I was fighting back tears as we made our way closer to Corey, but as this was happening I could feel my train and veil catching on the wooden poles that lined the aisle, causing it to pull my head back. I kept moving forward with a smile on my face until it came off!!! I continued walking until some very generous friends ran up behind me to secure it back on my head. LOL — sometimes you have to roll with the punches!

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Song choices:
Walking Down the Aisle: Halo (Cover) by Madilyn Bailey (The perfect song from me to Corey!)
Bridal Party Entrance: Daisy’s Song by Dominic Balli
First Dance: Stand By Me (Cover) by Lemmy Kilmister
Father/Daughter & Son/Mother Dance: My Wish by Rascal Flatts (Lyrics are so on point!)

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I will never forget November 5th, 2016 — I had the best time of my life and can’t imagine it any other way. It truly takes a village to make a wedding vision come true, and I want to extend a HUGE thank you to everyone who contributed to making this day as special as it was: Briana Cisneros and Amy Clarke for my beautiful hair and makeup, Tauni Dawson & Great Lengths for the extensions, Morgan of Moana events, Wedding Paper Divas for the beautiful invites & collateral, Steve Boyle Designs, and everyone who attended!

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I loved every part of my wedding, and I can’t wait to share every detail with you all. Stay tuned for more blog posts about the wedding, my wonderful bridesmaids, and (of course!) my wedding dress!!!

XOXO,

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5 Dresses You Can Wear With Boots

11 / 08 / 16

There is nothing more relaxing than taking Kirra for a walk to admire the bright blue skies and colorful leaves of fall, but California’s ‘fall’ weather doesn’t always mean pants and a jacket. The weather is going through an awkward stage as we hold onto the last bit of summer heat, and this is the perfect opportunity to experiment with seasonal styles!

Dresses are my go-to style for summer, and fall boots are a girl’s best friend — Why not combine the two? A dress doesn’t always go hand-in-hand with a pair of boots, but this trend is worth a try before moving into full-blown winter mode. The key to nailing this look is to select a boot style that complements the style of the dress! See below for 5 of my favorite dress & boot combos, and get some transitional style inspo before it is too late!

1. Flare Dress + Over the Knee Boots

Theory Marah Dress
Marah Dress

 

2. Shift Dress + Combat Boots

Bella Dahl Shift DressBella Dahl Lace Back Shift Dress

 

3. Midi Dress + Ankle BootsJust Like Honey Midi Dress

Just Like Honey Midi Dress

 

4. Maxi Dress + Lace-Up Boots

Butterfly Skies MaxiButterfly Skies Maxi

 

5. Sweater Dress + Fringe Boots

Bodycon Sweater DressKnit Body Con Dress

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Favorite Fall Sale Items

11 / 01 / 16

It is starting to feel like fall… finally! Transitioning my wardrobe to fit the cooler temperatures is always exciting, but it is also extremely easy to get carried away with purchases. Since my recent shopping sprees have all taken place online (babies and malls don’t mix!), I’ve found that I can search through twice as many items when they are neatly aligned on a computer screen and not in a heaping pile of clothes — particularly the sale items!

Discounted clothes are the best, right? I’ve pulled together some pieces that are perfect or fall, and they’re on SALE! Happy shopping:)

1. SHOES!!

 

2. Clothing

 

3. Accessories

 

4. Swimwear

 

5. Home Decor

 

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Best Face Masks for Multitasking

10 / 20 / 16

With an almost 4-month-old, I’m beginning to discover how difficult it is to keep up with my own routines. Showering and running errands aren’t as daunting as they used to be, but my beauty routine has yet to go back to normal since our newest addition. I LOVE beauty. However, there isn’t enough time in the day to have a long, dragged out beauty routine, which is why I’m starting to keep tabs on products that work AND are good for multitasking.

I’m a sucker for face masks, but having to wash it off after 5-10 minutes doesn’t seem worth it. Still, face masks are a great way to combat beauty woes, and there are several products on the market that I’ve found are great for multitasking, meaning they have longer ‘wait’ periods than most.

All of the below face masks need at least 20 minutes to soak into your skin. Whether you’re caring for a hungry baby, cleaning the house, or lounging on the couch, these products will treat your skin while you work. So, here are 10 face masks for anyone who is a multi-tasker. Plus, all but one are under $50! Happy shopping:)

1. Mario Badescu Drying Mask | $18
2. Revitalift Intensive Overnight Mask | $24.99
3. Ibuki Beauty Sleeping Mask | $40
4. Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque | $4.49
5. Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Water-Full Hydrogel Mask | $9
6. Paula’s Choice ‘Skin Recovery’ Hydrating Treatment Mask | $24
7. Boscia Charcoal Pore Pudding | $38
8. Korress Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Mask | $33
9. Tony Moly Tea Tree Face Mask Sheet | $7.50
10. Dermovia Lace Your Face ‘Brightening Bearberry’ Face Mask | $55

 

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