WIWS: All White Everything

Monday, April 14, 2014

I've been trying to wear all white for months. I've slowly started adding more white to my closet, I don't know if it's wedding brain or simply because I love a clean look. I found this simple white and flowy top at Marshall's for $12 and wanted to cry tears of joy.  After looking for one for moooonths, not even kidding, I finally got my hands on one. All I wanted was a plain, simple top that wouldn't wrinkle easily. Is that too much to ask for?! 
What isn't pictured is the long back, which is really very pretty.

I've heard so many different rules about white; you can't wear it after Labor Day, or no white shoes before Easter, etc. I don't even know, but I'll call myself a rule breaker of all "white wearing rules".

The outfit doesn't have a lot of texture, so I added my mint green heels for a pop of color. 
I wore them once before in this post.

Now that we're getting married, I told Dustin that he gets to be my outfit photographer FOR LIFE. 
He was really excited about it.

Hope you had a nice weekend!

Wearing: Ellen Tracy top from Marshall's, old white pencil skirt, heels from Ross, thrifted clutch

WIWS: Valentine's Continued

Monday, February 17, 2014

The spirit of Valentine’s continued for me this Sunday, with a pleated color blocked gem I found at Crossroads a few weeks ago {on the same trip that I bought this chandelier printed top}. I’ll admit I did plan to save this skirt for the beloved holiday, but we didn't really do anything formal, so it was perfect for Sunday! I think it will be really great for Spring too, which is not too far off.

Although I'm no stranger to either, I have to be careful with pleats and I have to be careful with midi skirts {like this one}. Being that I'm on the shorter side, they can work well or look really frumpy. Pinterest provides massive amounts of inspiration if you are trying out the pleated or midi look.

Photo via Pinterest 

Photo via Pinterest 

I think the best part of Valentine’s being over is all the candy that goes on sale. The candy that I am NOT eating because I am #sheddingforthewedding. Yes, I just used a hashtag in a blog post.

I hope you had a weekend full of love and happiness! 

Wearing: Thrifted skirt from Crossroads, heels from Burlington, Clutch is Betsey Johnson from TJ Maxx

Hair Tutotial: Valentine's Day

Friday, February 14, 2014

Today I'm reposting a Valentine's Day hair tutorial that I posted last year, 
because I knoooow all girls do their hair before they go out on a date or a girls night out.
There's no question about it!

1. Begin with some curl + volume in your hair. Mine was lightly curled.
2. Curl the short pieces of your hair to create a whispy look.
 3. Fasten your hair into a side ponytail.
 4. Roll your ponytail in toward your head and secure with bobby pins. 
Wrap the remaining hair around the bun/loop you created.
5. (Optional) Add a headband! Finish with hairspray and you're done! 

Or if you're looking to leave your hair down in a pretty curled look, you can see this spiral curl hair tutorial. It's magic. ;) You can see the rest of my hair tutorials here.

Happy Valentine's Day! And as my sister has been saying lately, remember to tell those close to you that you love them. It's important that they hear it! And not just on Valentine's Day. ;)