Friday, January 29, 2016

Friday, I'm In Love: White Roses

Happy Friday! I am so looking forward to a weekend of relaxing, a quick visit from my mom, lots of champagne, and a little bit of wedding planning :) Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Beauty Inspiration

Make-up and beauty are not truly my forte; I do LOVE make-up, but I am no whiz when it comes fancy things like contouring, or mimicing what all of those beauty bloggers can do so easily. I do try to buy the best quality beauty and make-up products, and try to have fun with things like eye shadow and lipstick. Below is a fun but simple beauty inspiration that I try to often emulate - neutrals, pink cheeks, soft lipstick, and liquid eyeliner {image here}:

Beauty Inspiration

Estée Lauder double wear concealer via Sephora {here}
Bare Minerals eye shadow in "Queen Tiffany" via {here}
Tweezerman pink perfection slant tweezers via Sephora {here}
Dior Diorshow Blackout mascara via Sephora {here}
Bare Minerals full flawless face brush {here}
Sephora Collection liquid eyeliner in "Black" {here}
NARS blush in "Orgasm" {here}
Bare Minerals matte foundation via Sephora {here}
Sephora + Pantone Universe lipstick in "Rose Quartz" {here}

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Winter Scenes

I know it's tempting to look towards the fashion and weather of the next season, but I am holding on to winter as long as I can. Fall/winter fashion is my favorite, but I guess it's easier for me to like it when I don't live in a climate with harsh winters {I am actually jealous of the snow that D.C. and New York had!} Below are some of my favorite winter scenes in regards to fashion - how gorg are all of those faux fur coats!? {images via This Is Glamorous}:

Winter Scenes

J.Crew wool turtleneck sweater {here}
DKNY faux fur coat via Far Fetch {here}
Saint Laurent suede fringe tote via Nordstrom {here}
Freda Salvador booties via Saks Fifth Avenue {here}

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Wedding Inspiration: Decor + Ambiance

I love looking at decor ideas for weddings, even looks/styles that I know we won't use for our own {like elopement or holiday-theme}. I love how creative couples can be for their big day, and below are a few extra beautiful ones {all images via Green Wedding Shoes}:

Monday, January 25, 2016

Mani Monday: Bridal

It is not a secret that I love nail polish, and thinking about what I will wear on my nails for our wedding gets me quite excited! I bought this nail polish after we got engaged {Essie's "Hubby for Dessert", purchase here}, and it is my new FAVORITE! I just may be rocking this Essie shade as I walk down the aisle in November... :)

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Engagement Cards

I love surprising friends and family with fun and thoughtful greeting cards, and an engagement congratulations is a pretty fun way to do just that! Below are a few that are sweet, funny, and something the bride(s) and groom(s) will appreciate during this exciting time :)

Engagement Cards

1. Simply C Boutique engagement card via Etsy {here}
2. Rifle Paper Co. greeting card {here}
3. Max Made Me Do It engagement card via Etsy {here}
4. Hartland Brooklyn engagement card {here}
5. Beccy Kitty Designs engagement card via Etsy {here}
6. Woodland Designs UK congratulations card via Etsy {here}
7. Paper Source wedding card {here}
8. Green Bean Things wedding card via Etsy {here}

Wednesday, January 20, 2016


Although I try to be conscious of what I eat, and I did go pescatarian for over 2 years, I still don't consider myself to be a "health nut" or anything of that nature. I don't really have any New Year's Resolutions, but my fiancé and I do want to make a strong effort to cut out alcohol during most week days, and eat most vegetarian for the next month or so. There will be exceptions of course, but sometimes I forget how much better I feel when I don't eat as much meat. As challenging as it can be sometimes to want to eat more greens, eat less bacon, and not pour a glass of red wine as soon as I walk in the door, I know it will make me feel better in the long run. Any health tips or vegetarian recipes are much appreciated! :)

Friday, January 15, 2016

Friday, I'm In Love: District of Columbia

Happy Friday! I am gearing up for a long weekend in our nation's capital. I can't wait for 3 days of great friends celebrating a bachelorette! Have a wonderful long weekend :)

Thursday, January 14, 2016


I love winter, and I especially love experiencing it in Georgia because I don't have to deal with snow or too harsh temperatures, but still get to wear lots of sweaters. I have collected quite a few favorites over the last two winter seasons, and I can't wait to wear them through the cold months. Below is my idea of the perfect way to style a great knit sweater {how gorg is that!?}:


Smith & Cult nail polish in "Lover's Creep" via Net-A-Porter {here}
Laura Geller lipstick in "Big Red Apple" via {here}
Valentino ankle boots via Saks Fifth Avenue {here}
Sea sweater via Otte {here}
Anine Bing jeans via Question Air {here}
Leo Black earrings via Catbird NYC {here}
Elizabeth and James crossbody bag via Shopbop {here}

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Stationary Love

 I love beautiful stationary, and I've been trying to incorporate it into our decor instead of just using it to mail letters to friends and family. My absolute favorite brands are Rifle Paper Co.Hartland Brooklyn, and Favorite Story. I bought this Rifle Paper Co. card over a year ago, matted it in a gold and white patterned paper, and framed it. This year I plan on collecting more beautiful and meaningful stationary to decorate our home with :)

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Black + Neutral

To say I love black and neutrals could be redundant because black is often considered a neutral, but I think black is a category all its own. Below are some current favorite black and neutral looks, items, and products; I LOVE those boots for this time of year, and that crop top ensemble is so chic {images viaThis Is Glamorous}:

Black + Neutral

 Butter London nail polish in "Union Jack Black" via {here}
Butter London nail polish in "Kerfuffle" {here}
Dolce Vita fringe boots {here} <--- on sale!
Polo Ralph Lauren turtleneck via FarFetch {here}
Toby Heart Ginger long sleeve skirt set via Revolve Clothing {here}
Kate Spade leather belt {here}

Monday, January 11, 2016

Wedding Planning: Flowers

Happy Monday! Wedding planning is now in full swing for us, and most of the big items have been complete/booked. We don't have a florist quite yet, but I do have some vision about flowers for our reception, and for my bouquet; I love neutrals, some green, and lots of light peonies, roses, dahlias, and David Austin roses. Below are some ideas/inspiration for flowers:

{image via Brides}

{image via Once Wed}

{image via Green Wedding Shoes}

{image via Bridal Guide}

{image via Green Wedding Shoes}

{image via Brides}

{image via Bridal Guide}

{image via Green Wedding Shoes}

Friday, January 8, 2016

Friday, I'm In Love: Home

Happy Friday! I am so excited for a quiet weekend at home with no official plans. I foresee a lot of Netflix, homemade meals, and snuggling with this sweet little girl :) Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Winter Glam

As I mentioned here, January can be kind of a depressing month so I make up for that with fun, bright looks and accessories. I got this awesome Shiraleah clutch for Christmas {purchase at Anthropologie here}, and I love the contrast of the wool with the glass jewels. It is so perfect for winter, and so perfect for a glamorous touch to make January a little less dull :)

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Winter Blush

It is no secret that I love all things blush {and white} any time of year. I love soft hues even in the winter months, and below are some images/items that I am loving right now {image via This Is Glamorous}:

Winter Blush

Raye booties via Revolve Clothing {here}
Deborah Lippmann nail polish in "Chantilly Lace" via Net-A-Porter {here}
J.Crew x Eberjey lace boythong {here} <--- on sale!
Fresh rose hydrating eye gel via Sephora {here}
Vale Jewelry ring {here}
Zoe Chicco rose gold earrings {here}
River Island faux fur vest {here}
Gucci sunglasses via Shopbop {here}

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Wedding Inspiration

I announced that we we got engaged last month {here}, and we are getting quite excited for our wedding which is in less than a year - November 2016! Although I won't blog exclusively about weddings/bridal gowns/decor, etc., I do want to blog some about our wedding inspiration and the planning process. It gets me all the more excited! Cheers to wedding planning and blogging :) {follow my Wedding Inspiration Pinterest board here}

{image via Refinery29}

Monday, January 4, 2016

January Inspiration

Happy January! I always feel emotionally torn this month because I definitely feel depressed once Christmas is over, but it is kind of nice to get back to a more normal routine. My personal philosophy about January is it should be filled with half of the time doing fun things {like drinking..} while wearing bright, fun colors {and new Christmas presents!} to feel a little less depressed, and the other half should be spent snuggling at home in warm knits, a good candle, and Netflix. And maybe you could throw in a detox day or two. Here is my January inspiration:

January Inspiration

Smith & Cult nail polish in "Suburban Warrior" via Net-A-Porter {here}
Smith & Cult nail polish in "Birdie Num Num" via Net-A-Porter {here}
Bite Beauty lipstick in "Granache" via Sephora {here}
J.Crew buffalo check socks {here}
Cynthia Vincent suede fringe booties via Shopbop {here}
Theory turtleneck {here} <--- on sale!
Prosperity Candle in "Peony" via The Little Market {here}
BaubleBar bracelet {here}
Illume matchbox via Anthropologie {here}
Rebecca Minkoff velvet crossbody bag {here}

Friday, January 1, 2016

Friday, I'm In Love: 2016

Happy Friday! Happy 2016! Have a wonderful weekend, and may 2016 bring you much health and happiness {...and champagne!}