• Amazing Moments

  • June 26, 2016
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    Our long awaited big day is now only 50 days away – eek! After being engaged for nearly two years, it’s hard to believe that the highly anticipated day is almost here. To celebrate that we are at the “month and something days mark,” as I like to call it, I’m going to walk down memory lane and share how Z popped the question.

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  • Paris Day Dream

  • June 25, 2016
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    Like many, one of my favorite cities in the world is Paris. But I don’t just love the cliches like eating macaroons and seeing the Eiffel Tower – even though they are still amazing – I genuinely just have a love for French language and culture. I took French all throughout school and I’m still working on becoming 100% fluent.

    Everything about the country – not just Paris – radiates beauty in my personal opinion. But Paris is just a hub for it all. The food, the shopping and the style it is all executed in is swoon-worthy. I have been to Paris twice and Zach and I are currently planning our first European adventure together.

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  • Elevated Jeans + Tee

  • June 24, 2016
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    I don’t think I truly appreciated the power of a simple T-shirt until I was forced to live out of a suitcase for four months when I lived in Italy. In that time, I went through five different T-shirts because they were cheap and got holes in them from frequent wear. It was at that time I also learned the importance of quality basics that are versatile and become the backbone of your wardrobe.

    I’ve spent years finding the perfect T-shirt. One that is slim fitting but not tight, light but not see-through, quality but under $100 – I’ve finally found it in ATM T-shirts.

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  • Lemon Drop

  • June 22, 2016
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    Typically, I tend to stray away from bright colors, but with this nude underlay and crochet detailing, I couldn’t say no. Top off this look with affordable accessories and it’s the perfect summer look that feels ladylike and flirty all at the same time. The sunglasses are $10, the belt is $14 and the wedges (which are SO comfortable and come in cognac) are only $29.

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  • Leggy Looks

  • June 20, 2016
  • This post was sponsored by Sally Hansen, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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    When I’m styling clients, one of the first things I ask is, “what part of your body makes you feel beautiful?” I normally find clients are a little resistant to answer this, but the truth is, everyone has one asset that makes them feel stunning. For me, I really don’t like showing that much skin. However, my legs have always been my one feature that make me feel radiant. A good tailored pair of high-waisted shorts is the perfect summer piece to show off some leg.

    I was recently talking to my friend, a makeup artist in L.A., and he told me about this “model in a bottle.” He said that Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs gives that photo-perfect, airbrush finish that you see in magazines, but in real life. Those were high words of praise for a little bottle, so I tried it to find out for myself.

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  • Summer Coral

  • June 17, 2016
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     A punchy coral is one of the few colors that I still adore, even in the depths of my neutral obsession. It’s feminine, yet bold and so complementary on almost everyone. And today, I’m styling it to be cubicle cute.

    Even though I don’t necessarily go into an office anymore, I still find myself in professional settings quite a bit. So it is important for me to find middle ground between fashionable and work appropriate.

    For me, office style starts with one statement piece. It could be a patterned pair of chinos, an amazing gold necklace, a great pair of snakeskin pumps or a modest but beautiful skirt. This Mika Rose skirt is exactly that – and under $50!

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  • Wedding Planning Timeline

  • June 15, 2016
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    We haven’t had much sun in Seattle, but when we were back in the Midwest a few weeks ago, there was an abundance of it. It was so nice to just be casual and summery while securing final details for the wedding. This under $50 West Kei romper was perfect. Even just walking around, I had at least 5 people stop me and ask where I got it! It also comes in a coral and solid black option. We actually shot these photos at our wedding venue! I can not believe we are less than two months away from our big day! Eek.

    A lot have you have emailed, commented and snapped me, asking what the timeline of our wedding planning. So today, I’m sharing. I will preface this by saying that we didn’t do it Pinterest chart perfect like I was hoping. We have been engaged for a year and a half now, and our long engagement as well as planning a wedding from 3,000 miles away presented some challenges.

    The biggest takeaway from all this wedding planning is that everything falls into place exactly how it’s supposed to, even if it’s not how you originally wanted. 

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  • My Summer Skin Secret

  • June 12, 2016
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    Summer is (almost) here and that means plenty of days spent in a bikini or in a skin-bearing outfit. I’m always on the lookout for beauty products and skin products that when you use it for the first time, make you go, “Oh my goodness, this is good.” And that’s exactly what I said when we had a lake day outside the city and tried Scrub Love for the first time.

    If you asked anyone who knows me what my two favorite flavors/scents are, they would undoubtably say coconut and coffee. In fact, I start each morning with a cup (or three) of joe with some coconut coffee creamer. When I broke open the seal, I was engulfed in my favorite aroma.

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  • Bright Morning Skin Routine

  • June 10, 2016
  • Consideration was provided by Botanics.
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    I’m finally making good on my New Year’s resolution to make my skin a priority and explore new products in order to find a routine that makes me look my best. I eat a plant-based diet, use supplements as medicine so it makes sense that I went and found a plant-based skincare routine that is pure and natural as well, Botanics.

    When I first tried Botanics, I was so pleasantly surprised by the smell and texture of the products. Typically, in my experience, going plant-based can mean giving up a great smell and that is certainly not the case here. The products are all fragrance-free and have natural extracts that help your skin and smell amazing.

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  • Retro Inspired

  • June 10, 2016
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    Today, I’m sharing some very affordable and slightly retro vibe work wear that is perfect for summer. For the days you want to feel fresh and embrace the warmer weather, yet fit into a professional setting, this outfit fits the bill.

    All of the pieces (minus the bag) are under $50! I styled this look around this ($29) floral pencil skirt from Mika Rose. It’s a light material that hugs but doesn’t cling, creating a really flattering fit. For those days you’ve gotta go to work and the sun is tempting you from your desk, this brightens up any day.

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