We’ve reached a completely new level today. Earlier this afternoon, a co-worker of mine who happens to be engaged came up to me in the sweetest way and asked me if I could teach him and his fiance lessons for their first dance. Never in my life have I ever been so flattered, but then flusteredness got the better of me, “But I can’t I can’t! I only do hip hop! You should get a real professional!” It was still the sweetest gesture, regardless.
With that said, let’s dive into this week’s Wedding Mondays. I must’ve watched this actually a couple of weeks ago, but I couldn’t wait to share it with everyone. Personalized vows just get me. Every. Single. Time. Also, what an adorable couple! I love how they mixed both cultures into the ceremony and how the bride was able to let her hair down for the reception. Absolute perfection.
To view the entire wedding from Patricia and Christopher, click here to be directed to Green Wedding Shoes!
After a couple of months disciplining myself from any shopping trips, I finally caved! And for good reason – cause it was my birthday after all! Last weekend, Kevin and I ventured up to Union Square for a little “light” shopping. I had never been to the Converse store before and wasn’t planning on buying anything because I didn’t think I needed a new pair of sneakers. During a phase in high school I thought that I HAD to have a pair of purple vans and then quickly got over that phase. But while walking through the Converse store, my eyes landed on this pair of Converse. It was nice because it didn’t come in some outrageous bright color and it was a subtle black and white – something that I would wear every day. It had to be mine. And so it was. You can’t tell from this photo, but the black top where my toes are is made out of leather! It only took me 25 years, but I’m now a proud owner of a pair of Converse!
I’m also wearing this with a pair of jeggings that I purchased from Uniqlo. Never in my life did I think I would own a pair of these, but once I slipped these on, I knew that it was a match made in heaven. I would probably wear these every day or every other day if it were socially acceptable. I realize that decision is solely up to me and that no one really cares anyways.
It’s very rare for me to not be excited about a designer x Target collaboration. When I was living in Seattle, I would promise time and time again that I would be making purchases from these exclusive collections, but if I had to be really honest with myself – it was just too hard to get to a Target from the city. I’m finally just a mere 10 minutes from one and I’m hoping that I can snag one of these adorable pieces for my closet. As if I haven’t done enough shopping for my birthday lately…right? To view the entire lookbook, click the source at the bottom of the post.
I think I love this video because it’s not like anything I’ve ever seen before. Readers, would you be happy, upset, or relieved if your wedding were a complete surprise?! A part of me would find this gesture really sweet, but 95% of me would’ve really wanted to have a wedding that was all my own and one where both my partner and I could plan. Despite my own opinions, I absolutely loved this video. It sounded like the bride planning her own wedding was more stressful than fun so it’s great to see that those closest to her were able to step in and pull off the ultimate surprise.
What a qt couple. Their vows were too much!
To see the entire feature on Style Me Pretty, click here!
If I had a more flexible income, I would most definitely purchase myself one of these monthly subscription boxes so when I hear of other people doing it around me, I am envious. Who doesn’t love packages, right? Especially ones that are full of goodies that you can use and hopefully use over and over again. Birchbox is widely known for their monthly packages for products directed towards women, but now the guys can get in on the action with Birchbox Man. Each package includes 3-4 samples set for grooming, along with an accessory or gadget, and styling tips. If you’re able to find items that you love out of the package, you can buy the full-sized version of the product at the Birchbox Man online store.
Pls can one of my friends just do this so I can live vicariously.
Who: Suki Waterhouse
Wearing: Reem Acra
Where: Insurgent Premiere
I actually didn’t think that I would love this, but somehow when I was looking at all the other looks from the premiere, I kept coming back to this one. Completely fixated on how pretty it was, but also how imperfect and edgy it is at the same time.
Happy happy Monday morning everyone! I have to start out by saying that I have a major crush on this wedding from Kristen and Andrew and after watching it, I think you’ll see why.
A few years ago I decided to swear off speeches at my future wedding. The majority of weddings that I’ve ever been to (within the family) didn’t ever include speeches and then the weddings that I did attend that weren’t in the family had speeches that just seemed to drag and drag and drag. I remember when I made this announcement, Veronica said to me – “WHAT! But I’m going to be the one to give the speech at your wedding!” What Veronica says goes so she’s my exception. :) But actually I really enjoy watching videos where I get to see a speech done well and this touching one by Kristen’s father – it tugs at your heart strings in all the right ways. Also bonus points to the officient because he did a great job too!
To view the entire feature on Style Me Pretty, click here.
I’ve been doing such a good job lately of saving my moneys and it’s something that I’m actually really proud of. Other than purchases made on a gift card, I haven’t bought any new clothes for myself in what feels like two months. Turns out that I never really needed to anyways. However, with my birthday just around the corner, I thought I deserved some new pieces and was pretty excited to splurge a bit on things that I knew I would love. This year, I decided that I wanted two dresses – one to wear the night I celebrate my birthday and another one to wear to work on the day of my birthday! Both dresses are from Aritzia and I adore them for very different reasons.
I have a long sleeved sweater dress similar to the one above, but I didn’t feel like it would be casual enough to wear out – plus I don’t want to wear long sleeves out. I decided to opt for this more laid back look with a sexy back cutout. I think it’s kind of fun! I’m really excited to not only wear this dress for my birthday, but for other occasions too. If this dress looks familiar, it’s because you’ve probably seen it during a “Closet” post that I’ve done.
The dress below is just really pretty and quirky. I really liked the print and the black and white is very versatile. I tried this dress in an electric blue too which would be great if I were headed to a tropical island, but I didn’t find it to be as wearable as this one.
Dang, we’re at 20 posts for this series already! Actually, I’ve been wanting to write this post for quite some time because blush and I go waaaaaaay back. When I was in fourth grade, I started hanging out with a cool group of girls and like any kid, I wanted to fit in. They were already wearing things like really sticky lipgloss (beyond Lipsmackers) and heavy eyeliner. So I came home from school one day and I asked momz, “Can I wear your makeup?”
Honestly, my mom had plenty of things for me and I didn’t think she’d be too sad if she had to hand some of that down, but that wasn’t going to happen. Instead, she went into her room and came back out with one little compact. Blush. I remember thinking, “What am I gonna do with this? I need more than this to make THIS face look good!” But it’s all I got. And I’ve never forgotten it. Fourth grade me held onto that blush forever and I wore it everyday because well? beggers can’t be choosers. I wore it until I discovered bronzer, actually.
Today, I actually layer on my bronzer first before the blush and the blush that I’m currently using (and pictured above) is Lancome’s Blush Subtil in Shimmer Pink Pool also gifted to me from my mother.