Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Nashville

Last set of vacation pics! On our short whirlwind trip over Thanksgiving we also drove out to see Nashville! It was mine and Ethan's first time and we had a lot of fun exploring Broadway and popping in the bars to hear live music. Even some of the guys playing in the street were pretty talented and fun to watch. Neither of us are big country music fans, but despite that (and the lack of veggie burgers anywhere around) we had a really good time! This is what I wore "honky-tonkin", again, this is as country as I get ;) ...really more western than anything. Nashville is definitely an exciting place to be. During the day there's tons of shops and historic places to visit and at night the bars fill with people and everyone dances their heart out! We even had a super friendly stranger tell us where we could get pot and cheap cigarettes (no thank you?). Definitely worth the 5 hour drive from where we were staying in Florida. And now I can say I've been to Music City!

Outfit Details:
Top - Ross (similar),
Hat - H&M (old, similar, similar)
Boots - Forever Young (similar, similar)
Bag - Target
Necklace & Cuff - c/o Fifth & Mae
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Friday, December 12, 2014

Florida Sunset

So... that photo above of the sunset isn't even edited. at. all. That's how freaking gorgeous the sunset on Grayton Beach was a couple weeks ago! We took family pictures earlier in the day and were still dressed up so we decided why not take some of just the two of us?! We had perfect lighting for a few quick minutes and then as the sun set not so much, so.. sorry for the grainy-ness. I still love them despite the not-so-great quality! This guy is my everything. I seriously don't know how I would get through life without him! And can he just give me that hair already?! It's not fair when your Hubby has better hair than you! The humidity did make it a little poofy though... haha ;) I promise this is my last post of beach photos in December. I swear I'm not trying to make you hate me!
Can you believe Christmas is 2 weeks away?! I finally got a start on my shopping but I still have a lot to do!! I've kind of been a huge procrastinator this year. Tell me I'm not the only one?

Outfit Details:
Hers:                                  His:
Dress - Forever 21            Shirt - Ross
Necklace - H&M               Pants - Ross
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Grayton Beach

I figured I'd share some vacation pics since I haven't taken any new ones lately and I'm wishing I was back on this gorgeous white sand beach in beautiful Florida! This is where we spent Thanksgiving! We flew to Alabama, where my parents moved over the summer, and then drove down to Grayton beach and stayed in a cabin that was walking distance from the shore. It was kind of perfect. Just wish we could have stayed longer! It was just warm enough to sit on the beach and wade in the water but not quite warm enough to swim. Still, I enjoyed being near the ocean again! I miss it soo much!! And I wasn't too ready to strip down and swim after a big Thanksgiving dinner anyway ;)
Hope you had a happy hump day! I'll have more pics from our trip up in the next couple days!
 
Outfit Details:
Romper - H&M (similar)
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Monday, December 8, 2014

Festival of Trees

I've been trying reeaallly hard lately to get into the Christmas spirit despite the warm-er (meaning like 50's) weather we've been having. I'm not complaining about it, because I'm a complete baby about the cold and I actually really don't like snow, but it does look pretty and it definitely makes it feel more like Christmas! We've been doing something fun every night in December even if it's just trying gourmet hot chocolate or watching our favorite Christmas movies. Friday night we went out to the Festival of Trees! They have over 800 different themed trees that people donate and every penny earned goes to Primary Children's Hospital. They also have gingerbread houses, a sweets shop and live entertainment. We try to go every year just to look at all the fun trees, people get pretty creative! My favorite this year was a gingerbread house that looked just like the Griswold's home from Christmas Vacation. They even had all the tiny lights and Clark in the front yard with the cords! Haha. Perfection. I love that movie so much. I also can't get enough of this sweater! It's super cute, the perfect relaxed fit, and it's actually really warm! I've been practically living in it lately.
Well, have a happy Monday! Here's to actually getting some Christmas shopping done this week! Maybe that will help it feel more like the Holidays!

Outfit Details:
Booties - Blowfish (old, similar)
Bag - Target (similar)
Necklaces - c/o Fifth & Mae, boutique in Nashville
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Friday, December 5, 2014

Illume Bridal Shoot

{Kristin, Paige, Addy, Sara Sandberg (the designer), Isabelle, Chunie & Me}

Sorry for two wedding themed posts in a row! I guess it's wedding dress week on the blog...haha. But, seriously, Sara from Illume Gowns sure knows how to make a stunning one! Plus, she's like the sweetest and most stylish person ever... no big deal. It was so fun meeting her after emailing back and forth for a while. I was so excited to be invited to shoot and play in her gorgeous gowns! The fabrics and quality are amazing and each one is made to be stylish and unique, but modest in design. I love, love, LOVED the beautiful fabric and the sheer half sleeves on the one I wore, and it even had pockets!! It doesn't get better than that! Made me want to get married again. Illume is based in Southern California but they are looking to expand to Utah soon and you can purchase online as well! Definitely check it out if you're in the market ;) The one I'm wearing is a best seller and you can find it here! Also I have to say thanks to Taylor Andrews Academy who did our hair and makeup and made us feel pretty and to Ella Rose Floral for the unique and beautiful bouquets. Those kind of made me want to get married again too... Hey, babe (if you're reading this)...wanna plan another wedding?! Just kidding! ;)

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