Wedding Guest Dresses

Wedding season is upon us! I always like to have a few wedding guest dress options hanging in my closet for upcoming weddings. It’s always those times when you’re looking for something specific, that it seems impossible to find you know?! So, to minimize last minute-panic dress shopping, I stock up on 2-3 styles that I know I’ll be able to wear for any special occasion! Here are a few that caught my eye. Wedding Guest Dresses My go-to colors for wedding guest dresses are; navy and black, but I also love a soft pink or blue in the spring/summer. The right floral print can be gorgeous as well. They say it’s a faux pas to wear red to someone’s wedding, but I don’t know…is it? If it’s a destination wedding somewhere like Miami then I don’t think it would be inappropriate, but that’s just me! I would obviously stay away from any sort of white or ivory shade dress though haha! Wedding Accessories You can never go wrong with a strappy Stuart Weitzman nudistong sandal. If you’re worried about comfort, they have a ton of nice block/lower heel options. I think an open toe heel looks best with a long gown versus a pump. I also love Aquazzura, Jimmy Choo and Alexandre Birman heels. For more budget friendly options, I love this Just Fab block sandal (I have it in both colors) and this braided sandal that comes in brown and white! For clutches I love this one, this one, this one, this one, and this one. How fun is this glitter one?! And don’t be afraid to rock a playful earring or bold necklace!
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What To Wear: Engagement Photos

One of the most frequently-asked-questions I’ve received since getting engaged has been, “What should I wear for my engagement photos?” I shared what I wore to our engagement in this post, but wanted to share more options below! What To Wear: Engagement Photos All White Engagement Outfits You don’t have to wear white for your engagement photos, but I really do love an all white outfit! I think it’s special to wear a ton of white leading up to your wedding. I’ll link a few styles I love below, but since things tend to sell out quickly, I’ll also share the retailers and brands I recommend looking at first for white outfits. For retailers, I’m always able to find beautiful pieces at; Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, The Outnet, Moda Operandi, Intermix, and Net A Porter. I particularly love the brands; Zimmermann, Faithfull, Alexis and Love Shack Fancy for romantic, ethereal white dresses. I’m loving this dress, this dress, this dress, this dress, this dress, this dress, and this dress. I also love a two piece set like I wore, with a crop top and midi skirt! Dressy or Casual You can choose to wear something dressy or more casual – there are no rules when it comes to picking out an outfit for engagement photos! My advice is to take into account your location, and what your partner is willing to wear/will look good in. From there, I’d order a few options and lay out your looks on the bed with your partner’s looks to see what will feel cohesive. And who says you can’t shoot more than one outfit?! One dressy, one casual! Non white engagement outfits I love a subtle floral midi dress that feels feminine with a touch of bohemian. I also love a pop of color like a soft pink or blue. A few dresses I’d opt for are this one, this one, this one and this one. And this navy blue wrap dress is so elegant (also comes in pink!) Shoes to wear to an engagement shoot Your shoe choice will depend on your location and dress style. If you’re doing a more formal dress, you can never go wrong with the Alexandre Birman Clarita sandal (comes in multiple colors) or the Stuart Weitzman nudistong heel. For the fall, I love a subtle suede taupe or brown leather boot with a floral midi dress. A gold or light brown sandal (love a lace up or thong style) would be beautiful with a more casual dress. I don’t love a wedge and I’m not a huge fan of a block heel in photos since they tend to look too chunky. I’d opt for something classic that elongates your legs. If you really love a loud shoe, I’d save it for your engagement party or rehearsal dinner! Jimmy Choo has some really fabulous ones. Accessories You don’t need to have a purse in the photos and I wouldn’t do loud jewelry. I’d stick with a pretty pearl earring like this or the gold charm earrings I always wear which are included in my favorite jewelry post. A gold necklace like this one or a white + gold necklace like this one would be perfect.
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My Favorite Cocktails

Thomas and I have had so much fun making cocktails this past year during quarantine, so I wanted to share my favorites here with you! I am VERY picky about my cocktails and the alcohol + ingredients that go into them. I love to indulge, but I don’t want to feel like sh*t the next day, and making sure I choose the highest quality ingredients insures that I won’t! For 21+ only… My Favorite CocktailsExtra Dirty MartiniWhen I’m at a restaurant I ask for an extra dirty martini with Belvedere vodka (it’s the purest!) and no vermouth. When I’m home this is how I make it! This cocktail packs a punch and you only need 1 or 2! What I love about it is it’s salty, pairs deliciously with cheese, and has 0 carbs or sugar. These are the martini glasses I use. RoséA simple glass of light, crisp rosé is a go-to for me in the summer. I don’t love a super sweet or dark rosé and prefer a French one over an Italian rosé. My favorite brands are Whispering Angel, Domaine Ott and Minuty. It’s fun to make frosé with ice in a blender on a super hot day. Piña ColadaWe had fresh piña coladas in Palm Beach the other week and OMG they are SO tasty. It instantly makes you feel like you’re on vacation. With only coconut milk, pineapple, ice and rum – this is a relatively “clean” cocktail that packs a fruity punch! Cucumber MartiniIf you have a juicer, juice 1 cucumber and add in 2 shots of vodka plus 1 tsp simple syrup. Shake over ice and enjoy – it’s soooo simple + yummy. Lemon Drop MartiniWhen I’m craving something citrusy, I simply juice 1 lemon, add 2 shots of vodka and 1 tsp of simple syrup to a shaker and pour in a martini glass (or over ice if you want to dilute it!) Add ginger and blend with ice to make a lemon ginger slushee! Watermelon Lime VodkaMix 1 cup of watermelon juice, juice from 1/2 lime, 1.5-2 shots of vodka and muddle mint for a delicious, summery cocktail! MojitoThis is such a flavorful, refreshing drink that combines mint, lime, and club soda. It’s typically made with rum, but sometimes I do vodka instead of rum! You can add a bit of simple syrup to sweeten if needed. If you’re interested in making cocktails at home, these are some of our most used shakers! This one is a beautiful hammered silver shaker, my sister got me this chic brass set for Christmas, and I love the classic look of this one. What are some of your favorite cocktails? I love trying new recipes so feel free to share below :) And please drink responsibly!
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Sephora Spring Savings

Sephora is offering up to 20% off depending on your tier until the 19th! Just use code OMGSPRING. This is the perfect time to stock up on your favorite makeup items, and anything new you’ve been wanting to try. I personally love taking advantage of this discount every year, and wanted to share what I bought! Sephora Spring Savings Laneige Lip Mask This vanilla lip balm is heavenly. I’ve rebought it 4 times now. It’s a lip mask, but I wear it throughout the day as a lip balm. It’s the most hydrating lip treatment I’ve ever used and the texture amazingggg. Supergoop Glow Screen This is my everyday sunscreen. I love that it’s also a highlighter, so I just wear it over my moisturizer with nothing else on my no makeup days. It’s one of the only SPFs that doesn’t break me out. Givenchy Prisme Libre Foundation Holy cow, this foundation is incredible. I rarely stray from the foundation I’ve been wearing for the past 10 years, but this one is SO creamy and blends beautifully. I love how moisturizing/hydrating it feels on and the natural glow it gives me. Definitely, I’ll be rebuying this. The shade I wear is: 4-W280. Dae shampoo, conditioner, leave in conditioner I can’t get enough of these hair products! They smell so good and make my hair shiny and voluminous. I’ve rebought them 3 times now. Chloe perfume gift set I’ve had this Chloe perfume since high school – it’s a scent that literally everyone loves. It’s not too sweet or floraly, but it’s still very feminine, refreshing and inviting. I know my mother in law will love this for Mother’s Day! Tom Ford blush brush This brush is THE BEST. I’ve had it for years. It’s so thick, blends beautifully, and has held up after daily use, travel, and cleaning! Dr. Barbara Sturm eye cream I’ve tried hundreds of eye creams over the years, and nothing compares to the light, refreshing texture of this one! Plus it’s a clean product which makes me love it even more. I also love her face cream! Sunday Riley UFO oil I’ve been swearing by this stuff for years. Every time I travel I bring it with me, because I always break out after being on an airplane! 1 little drop of this rubbed into a blemish, and the blemish immediately calms down and shrinks. It’s next level. Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask This is a gentle, yet super effective mask when it comes to getting your skin clean! It removes dead skin, dirt, and blackheads like no other mask. I love using this every other week. Necesaire body lotion This body lotion runs out too fast for me! I use it everyday and love how thick it is. Tom Ford Soleil Blanc shimmering body oil This body oil is my go-to fragrance and body moisturizer for all beach vacations. It smells SO good and gives me the prettiest glow! I also love that it’s not super thick so it doesn’t transfer to my clothes. T3 1″ curling iron This is the curling iron I use everyday (I use the 1″ wand.). It heats up in seconds and my curls last all day with zero hairspray. Dr. Dennis Gross Universal Daily Peel Pads These peel pads are the best at removing makeup after I cleanse my face. They get every last drop off, and keep my skin clear and healthy. They are strong at first, so lightly use half of each pad the first few weeks!
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