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 :)


July 29, 2015

First VoxBox Review - Sunshine VoxBox


Long time no see! Goodness, I have been so busy (wedding planning) that sadly blogging has become a last priority.  But today I have a new fun post for you guys.  I just signed up for VoxBox and I wanted share what I received in my Sunshine box! Here are a few photos of what it looks like... when I first opened it, I thought these will be great for the pool.

These almonds may have been my favorite item I received I in my box.  I love almonds and Sriracha, so this was perfect for me.

I have been using these Dickinson wipes for about a week now and they work just fine, but personal I will not purchase these in future because they have an odd smell to them that I just really do not like it.

Pretty bright pink nail polish from Sinful Colors - in "Southern Belle".  I have had shellac for the last two weeks so I haven't had the chance to try this out yet.

These two products have been living in my pool bag! They are just what I need after swimming in the drying chlorine water.  I love how fast and easy the Vaseline spray moisturizer works.

Happy Hump Day, thanks for stopping by!

This is a review post, all products were gifted for the purposes of discussion to readers of my honest thoughts and opinions.


July 22, 2015

Wedding Wednesday: The Bridal Shower

Pink and gold touches
This past weekend was my bridal shower, it was such an amazing day! My sisters, mom, step-mom and future mother-in-law did a great job putting it all together.  It was so nice to have family and friends come together to celebrate and enjoy this time before the wedding.  My favorite part of the day was playing a game my sister, dad, and Bryan put together to see how well I know my soon-to-be groom (read more below).

Fun accessories for the staircase
Advice for the bride
Yummy food for the party!
There was a lot of champagne!
The countdown is on!
Toasting! How cute is the "Miss to Mrs" banner in the background? Thanks Jill!
The "How well does Whitney know her soon-to-be groom" game - this was hysterical!
My sister put together such a fun bridal shower game, it was "how well does Whitney know her soon-to-be groom".  It was hilarious, we were all laughing the entire time!  In advance, Bryan and my dad filmed all of the answers to a handful of questions (I knew he was sneaking around with my dad, I just didn't know what for).  I would answer the questions and then we all watched Bryan's answers.  If I got the questions incorrect I had two choices, have someone if the room do my makeup (the options were glitter, blue eyeshadow, etc.... you get the idea) or I could take a shot, the only catch was there was three shot glasses with all different clear alcohol, but I had no clue what kinds of alcohol.  I did a little of both and I ended up with bright orange/red lipstick and glitter on my eyebrows, plus a bit tipsy after a few shots.  Overall I got a lot of the questions right, but a few were there to purposely have me give the incorrect answer.  If you are looking for a fun bridal shower game, this one will definitely keep everyone entertained!

Getting my makeup done for answering questions incorrectly.
Gorgeous platter was a very sweet gift
Mrs. Cregger hanger for my wedding dress
The bridesmaids (missing one of the girls who couldn't make it)
More photos in the backyard
It's a little hard to tell in this photo, but my brother mowed a heart into the lawn!
My outfit details: Dress from Shop Impressions (no longer available), Similar, Similar // Heels, Similar //  Necklace (obsessed), Cute Option // Bracelets
Shower favors for the guests
Guest favors - Rose soap, candle and scented pack to keep linens smelling fresh.
I hope you guys enjoyed see a bit of the shower! only 44 more days! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy Hump Day :)


July 15, 2015

Wedding Wednesday Update: This and That

Our wedding hashtag! PDF via WhiteWillowPaper, black picture frame from Target.

 A sneak peek at our wedding invitations

Candy favor bags for our candy buffet - looks royal blue in this photo, but the text is navy in person.

I love the look of a sequin tablecloth for the cake/candy buffet table and I really wanted to coordinate the silver from our wedding invitations and cake topper, but after looking on Etsy a bit, I started to rethink the idea.  I had no idea it would cost close to $200 for one tablecloth!... some people might think that is reasonable, but NOT me!  So after a bit of internet digging, I found the exact tablecloth (90x132 silver sequin) I was looking for under $60 on eBay.

This weekend I have more vendor appointments and my bridal shower on Saturday!! Only 51 days 'till the wedding, it's crazy how fast time goes by.  Thanks for stopping by, happy Hump Day!


July 13, 2015

My Favorite Summer Work Dress

Happy Monday! I cannot believe we are almost halfway through July... the summer is going by ridiculously fast.  I think for me it seems like it is going by so fast because I have been wedding planning whenever I have "free time".  As of today we are only 53 days out; I feel like for the most part we are staying on track with our timeline (thanks to planning at night when we get home from work and scheduling appointments on our days off), but it also seems like there is still a lot to do.  I have my bridal shower this weekend and I will be sure to take photos of the decorations, games and food to share on the blog!  Also, stay tuned for an updated Wedding Wednesday post very soon.

Oh, and this dress... it has been a repeat offender in my office.  I love how effortless it is, it takes the guesswork out of getting ready in the mornings.

Tote: Forever 21 (surprisingly great quality),Similar, Similar
Watch: Kate Spade (Via eBay), Similar, Similar
Bracelet: Jcrew Factory, Similar

Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!


July 2, 2015

Red, White and Blue


Happy 4th of July weekend! I am hoping by Saturday, my sinus infection will be officially gone! But if not I will still manage to have a good time soaking up some sun.   I thought this dress was perfect to post for the 4th.  I actually wore it to a graduation back in May and I am still in love with it!  Fit and flare dresses are my favorite because they are comfortable and extremely flattering 

Dress: Banana Republic (outlet store, not online - on major sale!), Similar, Similar, Cute Option
Heels:, Similar, Similar, Similar
Clutch: Kate Spade (via eBay), Similar, Similar, Love this
Bracelets: Alex and Ani and Jcrew Factory - Similar

Have a wonderful holiday weekend, thanks for reading!


June 30, 2015

Lovely Layers

Hello ladies! I hope you are all having a great week so far.  I am fighting a sinus infection (worst timing ever!) and trying to keep up with work, plus wedding planning.  Over the weekend Bryan and I finished getting our invites ready and they are going out today!

Onto this fun casual summer outfit... My favorite thing about it are these gorgeous Stella and Dot necklaces.  I absolutely love the look of gold layered necklaces, especially in the summertime; it makes any outfit have a boho feel.  What I love about this necklace, is that you can personalize it, with either a date (like I did, it says 09.04.15 - our wedding date) or a monogram/name.  This would be a perfect gift for a new mom, bride-to-be, or even just a sweet gift to a friend.

Top: Target (on sale!), Similar, Similar, Love this (under $10)
Bracelets: Alex and Ani

Thanks for stopping by!!


June 23, 2015

Floral + Pearls

Today I am sharing an outfit that would be great for fancy summer festivities you may have coming up, such as a wedding, bridal shower, or a nice dinner birthday celebration.  Floral print and pearls is a timeless look that you can't go wrong with!

Necklace: Jcrew Factory (old), Similar, Similar
Bracelets:1 and 2, Similar, Similar