October 9, 2015

Easy Fall Look

As I have gotten older my love for dresses that I can wear in multiple seasons has amplified.  This dress is so perfect and easy for the warm fall weather, plus it's so comfy, it's like wearing a big sleep shirt.  I think when it gets a little bit chillier (this weekend it's supposed to be in the 80's in Denver!) it will adorable to add tights and booties.

Heels: Target (on sale!), Similar, Similar
Purse: Kate Spade (from Surprise sale), Similar, Similar, Loving this
Hat: Target (not online), Similar, Similar, Similar
Necklace: Kate Spade
Bracelets: Alex and Ani

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful weekend!


October 7, 2015

Wedding Wednesday: Why you NEED a Wedding Website

 Although the wedding planning is now behind us, I wanted to share some wedding planning tips with you guys.  Maybe you just got engaged or maybe you are close to being engaged (I feel like so many people get engaged over the holidays), either way I plan to continue the Wedding Wednesday posts to help those of you looking for wedding planning tips.

It's been just over one month since Bryan and I made it official and tied the knot.  Looking back at it all, it's still so hard to believe that months and months went into planning one day and now it's already a month behind us.  But it was all worth it, we had such an amazing day and night with our friends/family and I would not trade it for anything.

After thinking about the one thing that made my life a little easier during the planning process, I kept going back to our wedding website.  Without it, I would have spent SO much time organizing different lists and creating spreadsheets.  After reading reviews from brides about which platforms were the most user friendly, I decided on The Knot

So to get to it, here is my top eight reasons you NEED a wedding website:

1. Manage your guests list:  Unless you enjoy creating in depth Excel spreadsheets, you need a website for solely this reason.  The user interface of The Knot allows you to create your guest list by party and add children, guests, and spouses.  It also gives you the option to create each party under the categories of Bride's Family, Bride's Friends, Groom's Family, and Groom's Friends.  Then you can filter your guest list by these categories.  Hello, so amazing!

2. Share information with your guests:  This one is huge, you can add all the vital information for your wedding here, from locations with maps to shuttles/transportation details.  If you start to get a common question from your guests, simply add it to your website.  The best part is you can put your website URL on your invitations and all your guests will have it!

3. Organize your guests addresses:  This goes along with number one, everything you add into your guest list manager is in one place where you can always access it (I highly recommend downloading your websites app, if they have one).  You can also export this list into a spreadsheet which is incredibly helpful when it comes to making labels for your invitations.

4. Manage RSVP's:  I decided not to use any hard paper RSVP's.  For one, I am terrible with paper, anything that's important and in the form of paper... I misplace.  And two, it saves you money on your invitations.  Instead of ordering RSVP cards with envelopes and stamps, I opted for a "details card" which explained where to RSVP, along with other important information.  Lastly this also saves you time, you can bypass going through all of the RSVP cards you receive back from your guests and then having to put that information into a spreadsheet.  Automation is key in life, especially wedding planning.

5. Find and save your favorite vendors: I found all of my vendors through The Knot.  The great thing about their website is you can go through local vendors and read reviews, then you can save your favorite vendors and email them directly to schedule meetings or get quotes.

6. Stay on track with your budget:  So we did not use this feature as much, but if you want to budget a specific amount per vendor type, you can do so through your wedding website. 

7. Keep up with a wedding planning timeline: Many wedding websites have timelines based on your engagement date and wedding date. They will send you a list of what needs to be done in each month via email.  I downloaded The Knot wedding planning app so I could quickly checkoff what I had done and see what I still needed to do.

8. Manage thank you's:  This was incredibly helpful for the bridal shower and now as I get ready to send out the wedding thank you's.  Within each party you have a section for gifts and notes to help you track which guest gave you which gift.  There is also a section that you can input the date you received the gift and the date you sent the thank you note.
Well I may have gone overboard with this post, but creating a wedding website with save you a lot of time in the long run when it comes to the planning process. I hope this was helpful to those of you who are planning or helping plan a wedding!

Have a happy Hump Day!


October 6, 2015

New Favorite Fall Dress

One of the items in my closet that has become a Fall staple is this blanket scarf.  With all of the colors, it's one of those items that literally goes with anything.  Also, I wanted to mention this utility style dress, I actually stumbled upon it at an H&M sale for only $12, at the same time I found this dress too.  I tend to have really good luck at one particular mall near us finding great items for less, I just have to have patience and optimism on my side.

Dress: H&M (on clearance), Similar, Similar, Similar
Scarf: Old, Similar, Similar, Love this
Boots: GoJane, SimilarSimilar, Similar
Bracelets: Alex and Ani

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!!


October 5, 2015

A peek at our honeymoon - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

The Excellence's beach - we went to the beach everyday, 
the waves were perfect for playing in the water!

Agave - chips, guac, and margs so perfect for the hot climate.

Our favorite restaurant - The Flavor Market had these fun chalkboard menus.
And we are officially obsessed with tapas!

Wifey tee // Mrs Necklace // Duffle Bag - print no longer available

First Day on the beach

Dinner look
Dress (WHITNEYNOV for 10% off) // Wedges (old), Very Similar // Clutch (no longer available), Similar // Bracelets

Miilé Spa where we had hydrotherapy and a couples massage

Bikini top and bottom from VS (print/color not available) // Sunglasses

When we were researching potential places to go on for our honeymoon we knew we wanted to stay at an all-inclusive resort.  After paying for a wedding, the last thing we wanted to do was worry about what we were spending on vacation.  We also knew we wanted to go somewhere that neither of us had ever been to.  So my amazing travel agent (aka Bryan) discovered that the Dominican Republic was a popular vacation destination in the Caribbean... all I knew about the DR was that the Kardashians went there on one of their lavish vacations (I know, it's terrible that is all I knew about it... don't judge).  So after doing a bit more research we found The Excellence, which had so many great reviews and sounded like the perfect resort to honeymoon at.  We could not have been more pleased by the gorgeous resort and the wonderful staff.  My favorite thing we did was probably the spa, we spent a half a day there relaxing and getting pampered.  I think a couples spa day will need to become a regular anniversary tradition!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!


September 30, 2015

Coral Boho


I love these photos, not only because this dress was my favorite from the trip, but because it shows how lush everything on our resort was.  This was just outside of our room, the plants were all so gorgeous everywhere we went!  And once again as you can tell I kept my accessories to a minimum to keep my look simple and easy.

Dress: UOI Online (discount code WHITNEYSEPT for 10% off), Similar, Similar
Wedges: Forever 21 (old), Similar, Similar, Cute Option
Clutch: Jcrew (old), Similar, Similar, Love this
Bracelets: Alex and Ani
Mrs Necklace: Kate Spade, Similar, Fun Option

Happy hump day and thanks for stopping by!


September 29, 2015

Look Back At It

Happy Tuesday (oh and national coffee day - btw Starbucks is not having any specials sadly)! Anyways... today I am sharing another quick look from our honeymoon.  This dress is not a typical look for me, but I loved it for going out to dinner and dancing in the tropical DR.  The back was to die for and I loved that it was a maxi dress too!  It is currently sold out on UOI, but I have linked similar ones below.  And don't worry Fall posts will be coming next week :)

Dress: UOI Online (sold out), Similar, Cute Option - 10% off UOIonline w/ code WHITNEYSEPT
Sandals:TJ Maxx, Similar, Similar, Cute Option
Bracelets: Alex and Ani, Love this
Necklace: Etsy, Similar, Similar
Clutch: Jcrew (old), Similar, Cute OptionLOVE this


September 25, 2015

David Yurman Opens at Cherry Creek Shopping Center

David Yurman is a brand that I love, but sadly do not have any to call my own (yet).  That will probably be changing very soon since Cherry Creek Shopping Center (one of my favorite malls in Colorado) is opening a new David Yurman Store today!!  I told Bryan that we will have to stop by, so he can make a few notes for Christmas ;)  If you are looking for a luxurious gift for a family member or close friend for a special occasion, David Yurman has so many great options.  I love the X Crossover Ring with Gold for an everyday piece, it's not too big and the silver and gold make it extremely versatile.  See some of my favorite pieces from David Yurman below.

david yurman x crossover ring by nordstrom.com, via southerncurlsandpearls.com:
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X Crossover Ring with Gold
Arm candy:
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Bracelet 1, 2, and 3
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Albion Ring
David Yurman Bracelets. They look great whether you wear one, or ten. Available at all London Jewelers locations and at our David Yurman boutique!:
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Happy Friday and thanks for stopping by! 
Bracelet 1, 2, 3


September 24, 2015

Kate Spade Suprise Sale

Happy Friday Eve! - Saying that instead of Thursday makes it sound so much better :)  I wanted to share a great sale that is going on right now, but ending very soon.  It's the Kate Spade Surprise Sale! The prices are amazing at 75% off!  If you are like me and love everything Kate Spade, you will not want to miss out on these great pieces for incredibly low prices.  I couldn't resist this deal, so I ordered a wallet and cross body (it's already sold out!) for Fall.  Below are some of my favorites handbags and wallets...
Mikas Pond Lacey
Cove Street Colorblock Pippa

Hancock Park Linney

Varick Street Abbie

Southport Avenue Oden

Amelia Street Joana

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy shopping!


September 23, 2015

Barbie pink... my fav

Before I just jump into the wedding photos, planning, and more of all that, I wanted to share a few outfits that I wore while on our honeymoon.  This is one of the first dresses I wore to dinner while in the Dominican Republic.  I stocked up on bright summery dresses from UOI before we left.  I knew this one would be perfect with a tan and I loved how simple and easy it was.  As for my accessories, I kept it fairly simply throughout the entire trip.  I wanted to stick with a few of my favorite pieces and not have to fuss with changing out jewelry, clutches, and shoes. 

Dress: UOI Online (sold out), Similar, Similar, Similar, Cute Option
Necklace: Stella and Dot (engraved with our wedding date), Similar
Clutch: Kate Spade (via eBay), Similar, Similar

Thanks for stopping by! xo


September 18, 2015

Update from Mrs. Cregger

Two weeks ago from today, I married my best friend and became Mrs. Cregger.  I am so excited to share our special day with all of you and plan to do so over the next few weeks.  As for now, I am organizing the remnants of our wedding (so many boxes of decorations) and honeymoon, all while trying to get back to "normal life".

Stay posted for moments from wedding planning, our wedding and the honeymoon - we were able get a few outfit photos in while relaxing.

Thank you to my mom for the gorgeous photo above (plus many more).


August 19, 2015

Clearance Finds: Classic Shirt Dress

Hello ladies! I am back, but just briefly... As many of you know, I am getting married very soon.  Only 16 days!  We have been extremely busy trying to make sure we have everything in order and purchasing last minute necessities.  This weekend is my bachelorette party, I am SO excited!  

Anyways, I finally managed to put together a blog post for you guys.  I wore this dress a few weeks ago to my girlfriend's birthday party and I loved it.  It was a lucky find on a clearance rack at H&M... I usually don't have great luck with their clearance items, but this one is definitely an exception.  I love how classic, simple and timeless this dress is, it has the potential to be styled so many different ways.

Crossbody: Target (2 years ago), Similar, Similar
Bracelets: Alex and Ani and Jcrew Factory
Necklace: Stella and Dot (so obsessed!), Similar, Similar
Sunglasses: Nasty Gal, Similar, Similar

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Hump Day :)