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  • Food

    5 Quirky Alternatives To A Traditional Wedding Cake

    Image Credit: Pexels, Free to Use Licence.  The cake is a traditional focal point for many weddings, and yet more and more couples are choosing to try something new and put their own personal stamp on the day’s proceedings. If you’re looking for something a little different to try, then here are 5 quirky alternatives to your traditional wedding cake.    A cheese cake Perhaps one of the most popular takes on a traditional wedding cake is to switch the sponge for layers of decadent cheese. Layer brie on top of, cheddar on top of blue and serve with an assortment of crispy crackers and bread for a savoury end…

  • Fashion

    The Hottest Engagement Ring Trends Right Now

    https://pixabay.com/en/bride-groom-girl-woman-guy-man-2607219/ There is no fashion accessory more important than your engagement ring. Thankfully, if you are planning on popping the question in 2018 or 2019, then you will have lots of beautiful rings to choose from. The current trends regarding engagement rings are simply to die for. Classic and elegant: The vintage trend Vintage engagement rings are soaring in terms of popularity. They have a look to them that is very beautiful yet also very intriguing. This is extremely fitting for a ring that has a monumental significance and is filled with symbolism of love. When looking for a vintage ring you should look for something that is detailed, classic,…

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    Fashion,  Looks

    Multicolored Skirt Keyhole Dress

    If you caught my Instastories over the weekend you may have seen the sneak peek I posted of this dress. This one: Let me just start off by saying I absolutely love this dress and it was the perfect dress for me! So back in March or April I was looking for a dress for my friends’ weddings. I bought 2 dresses from Lord & Taylor for 2 of the 3 weddings I had coming up – I planned to re-wear a dress from a few years ago to the other wedding. Two weeks ago I shared the black & gold dress I wore to wedding #2 of the spring,…

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    Entertainment,  Fashion,  TV

    Royal Wedding: Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Recap

    Did you watch the Royal Wedding yesterday? The coverage started here on the east coast at 5am and I did not wake up that early, but I did wake up at 7:30 and watched from the beginning of what I recorded. Since I could fast forward, I was able to skip over some of the boring parts. I mostly wanted to just see the people arriving and pick out all the famous people, and then of course all the wedding stuff with the royals like their arrivals and the ceremony. After the wedding was over, I immediately began rounding up photos to recap the wedding. Before I get in to…

  • Sequins & Tulle

    Fashion,  Looks

    Sequins + Tulle

    If you watched my Instastories over the weekend you probably caught one of my various photos and videos from my friend’s beautiful wedding. Today I’m sharing my wedding guest look! I began looking for a dress for the wedding in the late spring because I didn’t know how long it would take me to find one I liked, plus I would be away for a week at the beginning of July and I didn’t want to be rushing and stressed to find something. I didn’t quite know what I wanted, but I did know that I what I really wanted was something with mixed textures i.e. solid top and feathered skirt.…

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    Photography

    Photo Challenge: Ambience

    It’s Friday! Short work weeks are always weird. At first you’re thinking “Oh it’s already the middle of the week, this is great!” and then the next day you’re thinking “Why is this week dragging?” Well this week is even weirder for me because I have to go to work tomorrow for a parent event. I’m probably going to be all thrown off for most of the weekend. But today is still Friday which means it’s Photo Challenge Friday. This past week’s photo challenge from The Daily Post was “Ambience” and unlike last week when I had to really think for a while about what photo to use, I knew…

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    Photography

    Photo Challenge: Magic

    I hope all of you who celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday had a great time celebrating the holiday! I enjoyed the holiday and can’t wait to eat some leftovers today for lunch. Today’s also a big day because it is Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life day! I was way too tired last night to try to begin watching but I saw people on Twitter last night before bed complaining because they thought it would be released at midnight eastern time, but it was pacific so they would have to wait til 3 am to watch! I have so many plans the rest of this weekend though that I think it’s…

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    Fashion,  Looks

    Clara Silk Chiffon

    It’s back to work for me today after a long weekend away for my friend’s wedding and visiting family. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen a few photos. The wedding was for my oldest friend in the world. We’ve known each other and been good friends since we were toddlers! Today, I’m sharing my wedding guest look. I wore a silk chiffon dress I got on sale from J.Crew Factory in the shade “dark cove” called the “Clara” dress. It is a rich blue color with a sweetheart neckline and blue sheer see-through material at the décolletage, shoulders, and shoulder blades/upper back in the back. The…

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    Fashion,  Looks

    Wedding [Guest] Look: Floral Pleated Maxi

    Over the weekend one of my closest friends got married in a beautiful backyard wedding. The wedding was a small gathering of the couple’s closest family and friends and took place in the backyard of their new home. Since it was a low-key affair, this Floral Pleated Maxi Dress was the perfect dress to wear for the day. Dress: Macy’s | Ring: Macy’s | Shoes: DSW | Purse: DSW The dress was a simple floral design with pleated skirt and keyhole neckline. The back had a overlapping design with a tie. I decided to wear pink wedges for a bright contrast to the soft blue/green dress. To match, I wore a pink cocktail ring.…

  • Photography

    Photo Challenge: Boundaries

    Happy Friday! This week’s photo challenge from The Daily Post was “Boundaries” and I have to tell you I was coming up blank for most of the week on what to use as my photo response. I’m sure I have similar photos as what was used as an example on The Daily Post, but I didn’t have a lot of time this week to really dig into my archives and search for a picture without having something already in mind. However, during the week I was texting with one of my friends (shoutout to Amy!) about getting together for dinner next week and it brought to mind her wedding a few…