Wednesday, June 10, 2015


Today, I thought I'd share some bits and pieces of what I've been loving lately. Odds and ends if you will. Sometimes it's easier to lump things into one post than do them separately. Let me know if you enjoy this! I always love feedback from you guys, good and bad.



First up, wedding season: It has been in full-swing for me this year. Four of our close friends got married, one couple in April and the other last weekend. It's been a whirlwind for sure, but I've had the best time. If I could attend one wedding per month, or become a wedding crasher perhaps, I would be one happy lady.

These photos are from Saturday. Nate was once again in the wedding, while I looked on like a giddy schoolgirl. By chance, I wore a MAC lipstick by the same name.


I also wore a ten year old Express dress. Yup! After all the stressing about "what am I gonna wear", it turned out that the answer was already in my closet. Well, my mother's closet but that's another story. I love the neckline, and the jersey type fabric was very cooling in the hot sun. Take note of Nate's converse sneakers. He looked like a skater kid. Loved it!

The grounds were beautiful, a veritable garden with lush flowers, greenery, and a pond. My brother-in-law and soon to be sister-in-law are getting married at the same venue next year. Oh, and I'm actually a bridesmaid in that one ;)

Their color scheme was grey and mustard, the bride's favorite colors. The decor had a very rustic feel, and it was gorgeous once the sun went down and all the little tea lights glimmered in the background. 



The newlyweds 



I'm sad that our wedding attendance is done for the year. Maybe some baby showers are next?






Another thing I'm loving - neutrals: They just feel fresh this Summer. I can't stop gravitating towards white and nude. 

Wearing //
Nordstrom jacket (old) but similar here
Asos pumps
Beauty //







Stand-Out Products: 
I wasn't crazy about this mascara by Maybelline, so I asked my best girl what she recommended for ultra voluminous lashes and she suggested one I've heard great things about. Better Than Sex by Too Faced may very well live up to its name. The brush is nice and substantial, and the bristles coat every lash.  Only con - It is really difficult to take off. You need a ton of wipes and a good cleanser! But the ultimate payoff is worth the extra hassle at the end of the day. 

I'm also pretty addicted to this NARS blush duo in Craving. One side is the perfect shade of bronze, and the other is a light champagne. I swirl my blush into both and slap it on my cheeks. This stuff is amazing. I'm very tempted to try another duo, but I love this one so much that I don't need more. 




What are you loving lately?

13 comments:

  1. I like posts like this. :-) I love weddings too. I just love looking at all of the details and seeing how each one is different. I'm actually helping my brother out with his, three months to go!

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    1. Thank you! I'm happy you liked it, and congratulations to your brother! What a fun event to plan :)

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  2. ^^ I agree with Ashley! I love posts like this. You and Nate look stunning at the wedding. That dress is SO fabulous and flattering on you!! I would wear it now in a heartbeat...can't believe it's ten years old. (The bride and groom look lovely, too, of course!) That NARS duo looks fabulous but I am going to pretend I didn't see it to save $$. You wear neutrals perfectly and I'm so glad you are using & loving your white jeans.
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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    1. Great! I love feedback Gina! And I owe my white jeans to you. Great buy, and I'm so happy I've finally given them a chance!

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  3. When all else fails, raid moms closet! lol. That dress looks great on you!

    http://elementsofellis.com/

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    1. Lol I agree. There are so many closets I want to raid. Including yours!

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  4. That LBD is timeless! I have a dress in my closet that is super old and I'm contemplating whether it could be "in" again or of I should get rid of it. haha. That NARS blush set is gorgeous - looks like it could double as a bronzer/highlighter duo?

    Sequins&Stilettos


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    1. Thank you! I wasn't sure about black at a June wedding but it was quite the hit ;)

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    2. Oh and yes to the double duty Nars blush - I tend to swirl them but you can use them separately too.

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  5. I've always wanted to try one of those Nars duo palette and this mascara is tempting. Love the little black dress you wore, the cut is perfect.


    xo
    PinkSole

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  6. All of the wedding pictures are so pretty!

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  7. I love bits and pieces posts ;-) I can't believe your perfect dress was 10 years old - it's so gorgeous and looks amazing on you...it kind of makes me want to search ebay for forgotten Express treasures LOL!

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  8. I personally love posts like this that have some real life mixed in! The snap you shared of the two of you on Insta was so cute! That dress is so gorgeous. Don't you love going to weddings? It's so fun to celebrate your friends and remember how much you love each other at the same time.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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