Fourth of July Planning

I am so pumped for the Fourth! Jack and I will be making tri-colored margaritas for his family, and I got some amazing headbands from Shop Bracket!

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These are just three of the five designs that came in the pack!

Here’s a subtle red, white, and blue outfit if you don’t feel like going all out. I’ll be keeping my actual outfit a surprise until the day of!

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I’m wearing a sheer lace top from the Limited, jean shorts from Pac Sun, J. Crew earrings, Jack Rogers Wedges, and NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella

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The boyfriend was not happy about having glitter blown at him, but he managed to pull through.

I also did some experimenting for my holiday mani!

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From pinky to thumb, the colors are Essie Butler Please, Julep Ivy, Essie Double Breasted Jacket, Essie Butler Please with Summit of Style, and Essie Double Breasted Jacket. I started and finished with the all in one base and top coat from Essie.

What are your plans for the 4th?

Donut you know I love Donuts?

Donuts are super trendy right now, and I have jumped right on the bandwagon.

For National Donut Day I surprised Jack with some selections from Wegmans and a little love note.

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The chocolate frosted one had peanut butter buttercream inside!

I also purchased donut socks from And Apparel! They are so cute and super comfy.

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What are your favorite donut accessories?

Current Creations

I love working on crafty projects, so recently I have undertaken a couple.

The first was a mini chalkboard, which I got from the dollar section at Target! I bought permanent chalk pens, and got to work with my faux-ligraphy skills and wrote out a quote from the show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. I also painted the easel pink to match my room!

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Jack and I have also been working on a scrapbook of our relationship. I know its super dorky, but we were looking for something to make together, and that was our best bet. Mostly I scrapbook and he supervises but its still fun!

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I can’t wait to post more pictures as we go along!

Anna and Dan’s Wedding

A couple weeks ago, my boyfriend’s older sister got married! I was lucky enough to help her get ready, take photos, and even learn how to bustle a dress on the spot. It was a really great night, so I thought I would share some of the pictures I took. They did not hire a professional photographer, so the pressure was on!

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Here’s Jack and I at the rehearsal dinner at Capital Grille in Midtown. I wore a dress from Forever 21 and a necklace from RocksBox.

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Here’s Anna getting ready the afternoon of the wedding!

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I wore a dress from White House Black Market.

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One of my absolute favorites!

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I did massive dress fluffing before this picture!

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Photos in Central Park!

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We had a great time at the wedding!

Bridal Shower Gift Reveal

A few weeks ago, my boyfriend’s sister got married! I had made her a Wedding Advent Calendar so that she could open a gift every day for two weeks leading up to the wedding. Even though I know she didn’t play by the rules, she still seemed to love it. So I thought I would list out the gifts inside!

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Small gifts like these are great because they can be totally personalized to the bride. My boyfriend’s sister is kind of laid back so most of her gifts were just for fun or to build her an emergency kit for the day of the wedding. You could also definitely do a lingerie themed one, which would be great for a bachelorette party. I just tried keep all of the items I could in a blue or white color scheme.

13: Que Bella Relaxing Lavender Face Mask

12: Funky Pen – any cute pen will do!

11: Sticky Note Pad Set – for all of those last minute reminders

10: Essie Top Coat

9: Burts Bees Hand Salve, Cuticle Cream, and Lip Shimmer in Champagne

8: Fun Socks!

7: Tiny Journal (Papyrus is a great place to look)

6: Bride’s favorite chocolate or candy!

5: First set of emergency items- hand sanitizer, lint roller, small pack of bandaids

4: More fun socks!

3: Mini flossing brushes

2: Tide To Go Stick

1: Mini Sewing Kit

I Do: Pretty Cosmetic Bag (to put the emergency items in) – I got a floral one from Target that is no longer in stock but this is a cute option!

I was really thrilled when I saw that Anna had turned the board that the gifts were on into a photo display for the escort card table. It was really sweet, especially for someone who doesn’t typically craft!

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