February 10, 2016

..Fringe Heels for Any Budget

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The deets: Ivanka Trump Nude "Hettie" Heel: $145; Express Red Fringe Tassel Sandal: $88; Lulu*s Violet "Doo Wah Diddy" Suede Fringe Heel: $22; Steve Madden Yellow "Sassey" Heels: $129; Matiko Black "Daphne" Heel: $176; Aquazzura Baby Blue "Wild Thing" Heel: $785

Confession: ever since I booked my bachelorette trip to Vegas I have been on a SERIOUS shopping hunt. Like, almost more into shopping for that trip than shopping for my own wedding dress (which I recently did purchases, #phew). I think it's because you get to be that beautiful, glittery, glamizonian, dancing, unicorn-kitten version of yourself that doesn't really get to come out on the day to day, so shopping for the occasion is an event all of it's own. During my search (I've sent back 7 dresses an counting already) I came across so many versions of this pretty fringey heeled sandal. They really jump out at me as a purchase that fits the bill exactly. Fun embodied in a shoe!


February 3, 2016

..Snowcation 2016

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The deets: SAM hat; Guess jacket; GAP sweater (similar); AG jeans; Hunter boots; Express scarf; Prada sunnies; Balenciaga bag.

During our snowcation a couple weeks ago it was also restaurant week. Since I live right by a metro in a pretty commercial area the streets and sidewalks were plowed and salted well enough to emerge from our apartment cave three days after to take advantage of those $20.16 three course meal prices. Also - I couldn't eat one more bowl of the soup that I made during the storm. We hit up a oldie (to us because it's a few blocks away) but a goodie, Mussel Bar. No amount of snow can keep us from a good foodie sesh.
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January 28, 2016

..Gift Guide: Valentine's Day 2016

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The deets: Jammies; Socks; Perfume Sampler; Clutch; Bracelet; CandleBag; Tumbler; Lipstick Palette.
*(When I say "Gift Guide" I really should say "Gift ME Guide")

As someone who is a PJs every night kind of girl, I love this little heart print shortie set. I would also rock these cozy socks curled up on the couch with some tea.

This perfume sampler comes with a voucher for a full bottle version of the one you liked best, how clever! I also love a good "just for fun" palette, this Smashbox lipstick one would keep me pretty busy.

Rose gold all day erry day for me. Love this giant sparkly clutch for my bachelorette and this Bauble Bar pave link bracelet for every day use (it also comes in regular gold).

I have been on a smoothie making kick each morning and use this tumbler I got for free from my local mall. It's time for an upgrade and this Kate Spade one has caught my eye.

Candles and flowers are ALWAYS a good idea. Actually scratch that flowers are an absolute MUST. Not negotiable.

I know i don't need one right now, but how cute is this little pink fringy Rebecca Minkoff bag? It's small enough to add a pop of color when I need but not too big as I probably wouldn't use one in this color on the daily.



January 26, 2016

..Our Engagement Shoot

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The deets: ASOS dress; Zara heels (sold out,  super fancy alternate); J.Crew coat & earrings; GAP beanie. On him: Suit Supply jacket  (similar); Banana Republic trousers: Charles Tyrwhitt button down (similar); Brooks Brothers tie; J. Press tie bar; John W. Nordstrom shoes (similar).

It's too snowy outside to take any blog pics (or I'm just too lazy) so I'm sharing some of my favorite engagement photos from our session in Red Bank, NJ (my hometown) back in December. It was literally THE coldest day of the month. We had a December that was oddly filled with 60-70 degree sunny days and then woke up on the 19th to temps in the 40s with a crazy wind chill coming off the Navesink River. I literally was tearing up not because I was filled with emotion but because I was being pummeled by the wind. Somehow our photographer + editor made it work! We booked Pat Furey Photography for our wedding (photos are being taken by Alexander and edited by Pat) and picked a package that included the shoot. I would definitely recommend doing one for those of you who are debating. I know most engagement shoots I see (whilst perusing facebook friends I really have no real connection to anymore) have a little bit of a cringe in embarrassment factor but it was such a helpful exercise for a variety of reasons and as long as you pick a photographer that you vibe with and trust their style it will be great. Here are my top reasons for going for it!

1. It's amazing practice for your wedding. I know this sounds crazy but it was nice to get Mike more comfortable in front of the camera since he's not used to it (and basically detests the idea). 

2. You get comfortable working with your photographer, build a rapport, and get to know each-others needs to make some pretty stuff (each photographer has their own little tricks). 

3. You learn how you look from all angles (which was slightly scary for me but a good kick to get back to the gym..haha).

4. Hopefully you get a couple great shots to keep forever. I was happy to get some shots with Mike where we aren't in wedding attire (you know those people who TBT wedding photos at every chance? Probably didn't have an engagement shoot). They also make great/easy save the dates!

5. There isn't really another time in your life where you can get away with a vanity photography session like this, so dress up, glam up, and do it!
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January 20, 2016

..Winter Work Wear

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The deets: J.Crew cashmere sweater, faux leather skirt, & jacket; Banana Republic flats; Balenciaga bag; GAP beanie; Prada sunnies; Kate Spade earrings; MAC "Brave" lipstick.

I am on a "winter white" kick this season. White beanie, white coat, white sweaters. I got this jacket for my engagement shoot (which I am still debating if I should share on here or not) and ended up loving it enough to wear all fall/winter long. It magically goes with everything and polishes me up on those cozier outfit days. It's currently on sale too which is awesome. I'm now off to brave the supermarket before a giant snow storm, so keep me in your thoughts.

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