• 7 Tips to Clean Out Your Closet

  • May 4, 2016
  • This post is sponsored by thinkThin®, but all opinions are my own.

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    When we moved to Seattle, I went from having a whole room as a closet (thank you Midwest cost of living) to sky-high rent in 850 square feet. Luckily, we managed to snag one of the units with the biggest closets in our building, but it still takes being hyper organized and cleaning out my closet regularly to keep things in check.

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  • Off The Shoulder

  • May 2, 2016
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    This season, the off the shoulder trend is everywhere – including in my closet. This flirty style just embodies the freshness of spring in a super stylish way. So today, I’m fusing my love for a bare shoulder with a LBD (little black dress) in a date-night approved way. This dress – which all of […]

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  • On The Go Essential

  • May 1, 2016
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    Now days, I’m constantly on the go and always changing gears. Transitioning between my roles as blogger, stylist, fiance, ring designer and CEO. When I’m running out the door for a meeting, I just need my essentials: ID, debit card, business cards and sunglasses.

    I didn’t realize until recently that I had been using the same bulky, bright and surprisingly dysfunctional Kate Spade wallet since I was 18. That’s 5 years! That wallet wouldn’t even fit inside many of my favorite mini bags. Truth be told, when I’m truly on the move, I don’t even like carrying a bag at all. That’s exactly why I love my new slim, sleek zerOz wallet that keeps all of my basics without all the bulk.

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  • Pink Bows + $30 Outfit

  • April 29, 2016
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    As we enter into wedding season, I find myself looking for fun and slightly fancy dresses to wear to all sorts of events. Bridal showers, weddings, baby showers and events – pretty dresses are always the answer. I found this one and almost immediately said yes to the wedding (attendant) dress! Did I mention it was only $30?! I also picked up this one (that I’ve only worn on Snapchat) for $32.

    I could easily wear it with sandals for a picnic with Zach or dressed up with pumps for just about any occasion. The hem length is classy while the back is unexpected and lovely. Plus, I love that this print incorporates all of my favorite colors, like light pink. Which leads me to the topic of these fabulous bow heels. I wanted them forever but couldn’t find it in me to shell out the $200 for them (read: painful). But I found these look-a-likes that just got restocked in all sizes for… $26

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  • Strawberry-Basil Chardonnay Recipe

  • April 27, 2016
  • This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MomsSipSmart #CollectiveBias You should consult your physician before consuming Fre if you are pregnant or have any health concerns regarding alcohol. The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older.

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    With summer right around the meh weather corner, I can’t help but day dream about summery days spent with friends again! But Zach doesn’t drink alcohol and as time goes on, I do less and less. So today, I’m sharing an amazing (read: my favorite ever) strawberry basil chardonnay recipe that can be made sans booze! Think of it as a mix between wine, your favorite fruity drink, a mojito served Moscow mule style. Salivating at the mouth yet? Read on for the skinny on this low calorie drink.

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  • What I’m Wearing to My Bachelorette Party

  • April 25, 2016
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    With only 108 days until the big day (not like I’m counting or anything), I find myself needing a whole bunch of white outfits. Besides the wedding itself, there are showers, rehearsals, brunches and of course, the bachelorette party. I’ve never been fond of bodycon dresses, so a feminine crochet romper seemed like the perfect alternative. This one from The Mint Julep Boutique is perfect!

    At the end of this post, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite white rompers at all price points. Because bride or not, you need one for summer!

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  • Easy Chambray at the Tulip Festival

  • April 22, 2016
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    A week or so ago, Zach and I ventured up to Whistler for a day trip to visit some friends and stopped at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival along the way. I’ve been in Seattle for every season… except spring. I’ve seen pictures of this for years and have never been able to go. I was so excited when we had a beautiful and sunny day to go get lost in a field of never-ending flowers.

    For the road trip and flower-wandering, I wore an extremely causal (and mud-ready) outfit that is SO affordable! Both my dress and chambray shirt are on sale for $20 and my Michael Kors rain boots are on serious sale for $50 (normally $125!)

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  • Crisp White + Olive

  • April 20, 2016
  • IMG_0056 As I make another big life transition into being a wife, I’ve been craving classic and chic pieces for my wardrobe. Going forward, I want less to get more. I’ve been cleaning out my closet and keeping my favorite basics and the oh-my-god-love pieces I couldn’t dream to part with. Anything that doesn’t fit in those two categories is o-u-t.

    The result? A truly refreshing and fuss-free dressing experience. Blazers, blouses, skinny jeans and pumps is a no-fail dressing formula (one of my favorites on days I’m not feeling inspired) and it’s just about deciding colors and details.

    The olive on olive felt new in it’s own way while bronze pumps give the look a glamorous lift. My blouse is under $20 (size up!) and this blazer is old, but I found a super similar one that I like even better (that also comes in white).

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  • Sophisticated Surprise

  • April 18, 2016
  • IMG_0089_1  Ladylike A-line dresses have been a staple in my wardrobe since mid-way through college. Once interviews and the reality of life beyond the classroom set in, I starting stocking up on dresses like this. Flattering, stylish and oh so feminine – triple check.

    This one just happens to have a special little surprise in the back that is bound to get you some double takes. It totally is business in the front, party in the back! It would be super easy to cover this up with a blazer, leather or denim jacket for work, but be cocktail ready once you take it off. Plus, the material is a dreamy scuba that is super flattering (and is under $60!). If you are in between sizes, I’d personally recommend sizing down (unless you have broad shoulders).

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  • How to DIY Rip Your Jeans

  • April 17, 2016
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    Today I’m sharing a recent revamp I did on these Banana Republic jeans. I love the fit (I sized up for a more true boyfriend feel) but it needed something – that je ne sais quoi being rips! My fiance, Zach, just happens to be a pro at ripping jeans – maybe it’s because he’s a Marine?! Anyway, that man is denim magic with a knife. He did these black skinny jeans a while back that you all loved, so I made sure to document his technique to share them with all of you. Feel free to forward this post to your boyfriend or hubby!

    First things first, find or buy a pair of jeans that you like the color and fit of. Ideally, these should be true denim rather than a stretch legging, even though it can be done, it’s a lot easier to work with jeans.

    Then, you need to go on Pinterest or Nordstrom.com and find your favorite pair of denim (mine are after a $300 pair). Take note of where the placement of rips are and how big they are.

    Finally, you will need a hunting knife. If your boy toy or dad doesn’t own one, you can use a box cutter, but it will make the cuts very neat (which is typically not the type of rough look you want for rips). 

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