wedding

Our Fall Wedding

13.2.17

My dream bouquet -- the perfect mix of dark & dramatic and soft & feminine

If you've been following me on social media, you may know by now that we got married this past October. Annnd I finally sat down and sorted through my favorite wedding details to share with you all! 

When it came to planning the wedding, the process was definitely a lot of work. I think it's worth noting that we decided to do it all without a planner or day-of coordinator, so there were times when I felt overwhelmed. But the flip side of that is, I'm incredibly proud of how everything came together (and very grateful that my parents and sister helped so much along the way). 

I had an overall vision of how I wanted everything to look (knowing also what I didn't want -- a wedding that looked exactly like all the ones I've been seeing on social media lately) and relied heavily on Pinterest (like most modern brides do) to bring my vision to life. 

Despite all of the work, planning was also full of fun memories -- Matt and I going cupcake tasting (we opted for a cupcake tower instead of a traditional cake), wedding dress shopping with my parents and sister (I ended up falling hard for the first one I tried on), creating a Spotify playlist together to share with our DJ -- the list goes on and on.

Here are some of my favorite details from the big day! 

After a long search, I found the perfect rose gold Badgley Mischka shoes for the big day

The whole set-up -- bouquet, shoes, garter, and jewelry 

My getting ready suite, set up in my parents' backyard for an extra dreamy effect

Literally the dress of my dreams -- I kept it a secret from almost everyone until the big day

The Spanish style steps at our reception venue made for one of my favorite spots for photos

Our sweetheart table, which was also went beyond anything I could have imagined thanks to our amazing florist 

Beautiful centerpieces to match my bouquet

Our personal cake, topped with a wedding topper I found on Etsy 


images via Noteworthy Weddings

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Transitioning Into Spring

9.2.17


As much as I love having an excuse to wear sweaters and boots, this California girl is SO ready for Spring! We've gotten a lot more rain than normal here in LA this winter, and so I think I can officially say I'm ready to pack away the Winter wear and start wearing pretty dresses and skirts again! When I saw this dress, I immediately thought about how it would be that perfect transitional piece for when we finally start easing back into that sunshine we're so used to. It's perfect to wear to work and can easily go from day to night for a dinner date. 





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How to Style: Vests

4.2.17

J. Crew Vest (ON SALE!) - Forever 21 Sweater (similar here) - Zara Jeans - BP Booties (ON SALE!) - Baggu Clutch

I have to admit, when I first bought this vest, I was skeptical. I had seen so many cute looks on Pinterest, and when I found this one that was practically half off on J. Crew Factory, I just had to get it. I wasn't sure how much wear I'd realistically be getting out of it, but it was too cute to pass up. Fast forward a few months, and I find myself reaching for this vest at least once a week. Not only is it actually warm, it honestly goes with EVERYTHING. I can pair it with a sweater (like I did here), plaid, chambray, even a dress - the possibilities are endless! And if you haven't noticed a pattern here on the blog... I like versatility. 

The best part is the vest is still on sale (and so are the booties, FYI). I'm just saying... 


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Valentine's Gift Guide - Under $100

1.2.17


I've always loved the idea of having a Galentine's Day, despite the fact that I am now a married woman (eek - still getting used to saying that!). Whether you're single or coupled up, it's always fun to get together with your group of gal pals for a dinner (or dessert) date and spoil each other with cute little gifts. To celebrate the first day of February (when did THAT happen?) I've put together this guide of sweet treats (all under $100) for your girlfriends. 

Between themed candy, beauty bits, pretty mugs, and chic accessories, the gifts I've featured here are pretty much fail-proof and sure to be a hit! 

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Comfiest Look Yet?

28.1.17


When I saw Ali from AliLuvs post about this Sole Society poncho last month, I knew I had to have it. I immediately jumped onto their site and ordered it, and have already gotten SO much wear out of it. I've worn it to the office, on a flight, and out running errands and I can say it's easily one of the most comfortable pieces I own. It's especially perfect for traveling, because it's extra warm and soft - it feels like you're wearing a blanket on the plane! Who doesn't love that? 

I've linked to the poncho above, but in case you're looking for even more options, I've picked out a few of my favorites below.