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March 2016

    Spring Shoe Trends

    • Shop the Look Above: Blouse: Pleione // Black Ankle Pants: Ann Taylor // Boots: Banana Republic // Clutch: Tory Burch // Earrings: David Yurman

    Spring is here and so are the spring shoe trends that will completely change your outfit! Every woman loves a good reason to go shopping and the turning of a new season is just as good of an excuse as anything else!  While the spring clothing trends are definitely an exciting topic, today I’m going to focus on the footwear because spring 2016 has some really fabulous shoe trends that can’t go without their own post!

    After all, Marilyn Monroe once said, “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.”  So just in case you needed one more excuse to justify a day of spring shoe shopping, remind yourself that you’re just preparing to conquer the world!  So, what are the biggest shoe trends this season?  Well, I’ll give you a hint: each one is sure to transform any outfit of yours.  Even if you don’t get the chance to purchase some new spring clothes, you can at least rest assured knowing that an investment in footwear will make your old threads look brand new.  What do I mean?  Keep reading to find out. Read more


    Wedding Hair & Makeup Trial

    • Shop the Look Above: Flannel Top: Rails LA  // Skinny Jeans: Ann Taylor Loft // Aviators: Coach // Booties: DSW

    This past weekend my fiancé and I went to Charlottesville, Virginia to meet our wedding vendors since our wedding is in 3 months!  I cannot believe how quickly time has flown.  We got engaged in December 2014 and I always felt like our June 2016 wedding was so far away, but now it is almost here!  On Friday morning I had my hair and makeup trial with my hair stylist and makeup artist.  I had never met Brianna Adams my hair stylist, or Gohar Beaver my makeup artist, previously so I was super excited to meet them!  I booked both Brianna and Gohar a long time ago without even meeting them, or doing a hair and makeup trial, because they are extremely popular in Charlottesville and I wanted to have them for my wedding.  They also frequently work together with my wedding planner Cody Grannis for other Charlottesville weddings or styled shoots and both have amazing reviews on my favorite wedding website, Borrowed and Blue.   Read more


    Wear the Difference

    • Shop theLook Above: Sweater: Gap // Black Skinny Ankle Pants: Ann Taylor // Headband: Missoni // Purse: Marc by Marc Jacobs // Aviators: Coach // Photos: Libro Musica

    I’m always on the lookout for new e-commerce retail marketplaces, either to buy for myself, or to buy as gifts for friends and family.  I love finding smaller online companies or supporting local businesses with unique pieces and positive missions.  I recently stumbled upon Pasonga.  Pasonga is an e-commerce startup focusing on representing emerging designers from all around the world and their mission is “Wear the Difference”.  The company sells bathing suits, clothes, bags, shoes and accessories.  There is a small selection of items to buy, but everything is beautiful, vibrant and full of character.  The company’s mission statement is really inspiring.  I love how Pasonga’s e-commerce platform was built to empower emerging designers.  Read more


    Wedding Paper Divas Wedding Planning Tips

    I used Wedding Paper Divas to send out my save the dates.  Wedding Paper Divas is the best online stationary company and has save the dates, bridal shower invitations, wedding invitations, thank you cards and pretty much anything wedding related you would need.  I recently found out that Wedding Paper Divas has a 12-month wedding planning timeline as well!  Their wedding planning timeline is actually really useful because it breaks out the major things you need to do up-front and then what you need to do, as it gets closer to your wedding.  Some topics in the timeline are similar to my suggestions in my prior post “Wedding Planning Tips.”  However, now that I’m getting close to our wedding (only 3 months away) most of my weekend is making sure I’m checking off all the small things I need to do.  It’s the small things that are such a pain.  Some of the major takeaways from Wedding Paper Divas’ 12-month wedding timeline are: Read more


    My First Rodeo

    • Shop the Look Above: Faux Fur Coat: J Crew // Skirt: Theory // Wedges: Aerosoles // Eyeglasses: Burberry // Photos: Libro Musica

    I went to Houston, Texas this past weekend to visit my best friend (and bridesmaid) and attended my first rodeo! The “Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo,” aka “Rodeo Houston” is one of the largest live entertainment and livestock exhibitions.  The Houston Rodeo is held at NRG (formerly Reliant) stadium where the Houston Texan’s play and lasts for almost the entire month of March!  The rodeo features championship rodeo action, livestock competitions, carnival rides, pig racing, horse racing, barbecue, shopping and concerts!   Read more