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    Mood & Muse

    On June 18, 2016 Jeremy and I got married at Pippin Hill Winery in Charlottesville, Virginia. My wedding day was the best day of my life, as it should be. In addition to spending the day with your family, friends and husband, it’s the one day where you can make it all about you. So, that’s where an amazing glam squad comes in. I absolutely loved Brianna Adams, my hair stylist and Gohar Adams, my makeup artist. Both are extremely talented and travel all over to do hair and makeup.

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    Tulum Mexico

    I went to Tulum, Mexico for a last minute girls weekend. My best friend Joanna (and one of my bridesmaids) had planned a trip with another one of her friends Alexa from Houston, Texas. On New Year’s Day they both decided they needed to get out of the cold weather and planned a trip to visit Tulum, Mexico. Luckily they ended up having room in their Airbnb and so I bought a last minute plane ticket to join!

    I’d previously visited Tulum in 2013 with my husband and his family. We stayed in a villa on the beautiful sandy beaches of Soliman Bay, about 20 minutes north of Tulum in Riviera Maya. For a family vacation, I highly recommend renting a house as it’s great to all spend time together rather than having 5 different hotel rooms. But, for a girl’s weekend our Airbnb in Tulum was absolutely perfect! Our Airbnb was located outside Tulum and about a 10 minute drive or 20 minute bike ride to the beach. Read more

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    Weekend Festivities

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    The weather has been beyond freezing. This does not come to a shock to anyone who is currently located on the east coast. Jeremy and I have been hibernating and rarely leaving our condo. However, I forced myself to be social and get out of the house this weekend.  Read more

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    Hilton Head Christmas 2017

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    After spending Christmas in Virginia with my family, I flew home on Wednesday December 27 to Atlanta for a night. Then, on Thursday December 28 Jeremy and I drove to Hilton Head, South Carolina to visit his mom, step-dad and sisters.  Read more

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    Christmas 2017

    As I’ve recapped in prior years (see 2015 and 2016) Christmas is my favorite holiday to spend with my family. I flew home to Virginia on December 23 and spent four days with my family. Christmas Eve is our big night with my mom’s side of the family. My mom is one of 6 siblings and all my aunts, uncles and cousins live in Northern, Virginia. My grandmother used to host Christmas Eve dinner. However, the last couple of years my mom has hosted since my grandmother now lives full time in Florida. Then, Christmas day we spend the morning with my mom opening our stockings and presents. Then we spend the afternoon and have dinner with my dad and step-family. Read more

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    Holiday Party Dresses

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    As I stated in my last La Vie Petite post, holiday parties are in full swing! Saturday night we had my husband’s holiday party at the Fernbank, a Natural History Museum in Atlanta. Then, later this week I have a holiday party with my coworkers at my Partner’s home in Buckhead, Atlanta.

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    The Perfect Holiday Earrings

    I still cannot believe Thanksgiving is over and we are already in the first week of December! With the holidays just around the corner, I’m starting to get invitations to various parties. I love the holidays and enjoy dressing up for special events; it really gets me into the holiday spirit. A little sparkle goes a long way, since my style is very classic. Adding a piece of statement jewelry to my outfit is the perfect way to get glammed up.
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    Thanksgiving 2018 in Ojai, California

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    After spending a couple of days in Los Angeles, we drove north to Ojai, California to have Thanksgiving with Jeremy’s family. Jeremy’s aunt and uncle live in Portland, Oregon but purchased a vacation home in Ojai, California. Ojai is a small, charming city in Ventura County, northwest of Los Angeles. It’s set in a valley in the Topatopa Mountains. Read more

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    November in Los Angeles

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    Jeremy’s aunt and uncle live in Portland, Oregon, but they purchased a second home in Ojai, California. So, this year we celebrated Thanksgiving on the west coast in Ojai. Since Jeremy and I love southern California so much, we flew in early before his family got in to spend some time in Los Angeles.

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    Sabrina Glam Frye Boot

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    Julia Engel from Gal Meets Glam is one of my favorite bloggers. So, when Julia announced she was collaborating with Frye, I couldn’t wait to hear the details. Frye is known for its high quality craftsman leather boots. Over the years I’ve had my eyes on a few pairs of Frye boots. However, as my style is more feminine I wasn’t in love with any of the pieces (where I had to have them). Plus, since Frye’s quality is so great, the price tag matches the quality. Therefore, I couldn’t convince myself I needed to spend almost $400 on a pair of boots unless I was completely in love with them.

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    Lovely in Leopard

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    I love leopard prints for the Fall and for the winter. When I was shopping with my girlfriends, I fell in love with this Equipment silk leopard blouse. The lovely bow detail makes the blouse more feminine. Please note, the blouse doesn’t come with the tie. I’m not sure why there is a tie in the photo. When I got home I realized I have the same exact leopard print in an Equipment dress that I bought last year. The shift dress is made of the same silk material, with patch pockets detail in the front, and a buttoned keyhole closes the back. I also love how the dress has 3/4 sleeves, which makes it perfect for layering under a leather jacket.

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    SPANX + Fab’rik Fall Fashion Runway Show

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    On Thursday September 28, I attended the SPANX + Fab’rik Fall Fashion Runway Show. SPANX and Fab’rik are both local Georgia companies. So, they collaborated together to feature both of their Fall looks during a runway show. I felt so special that I was invited to this lovely event. SPANX hosted the fashion show at its headquarters located at the Shops at Buckhead. SPANX has a beautiful rooftop. So, the runway was on the rooftop and the models featured outfits with SPANX and Fab’rik Fall looks.  Read more

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