Thursday, March 5, 2015

Fade to White…and take me to the Beach. Please.

White T: Billabong Women's Fade to White Collection// Gold Stone necklace: Fifth and Mae// Pink Cardi: Pink Blush// Trench: (old) AE

So this is a throwback to when my hair was long enough to put up and in a braid. These days my hair only goes up with a lot of help from bobby pins or clips. haha. Somedays I miss my long hair BUT most days I want to cut this mop even shorter! We will see if I actually follow through with that or not. 

Anyways, Do you have a favourite colour to wear? Or neutral? You already know I LOVE everything grey, but I also love to wear white. I love to wear it all year round despite what the fashion rules might say. I love white! This makes the Fade To White collection from Billabong Women's a favourite of mine for sure! It also makes me REALLY ready for summer or ready for a trip to somewhere hot with beaches and palm trees. Okay who are we kidding? I am ALWAYS ready for a trip to the beach!

So what colours are your go to colours? Also…where would you travel to right now if you could?

I'm dreaming of Bali…..or Hawaii…naturally.


Friday, February 27, 2015

TGIF For Real!

Sweater: Pink Blush// Scarf: Pink Blush (similar)// Jeans: aeropostale// Purse: Target

Just like that it's the weekend! Well, maybe not JUST like that. Was this week an extremely long one for anyone else? I'm so tired! 

Speaking of weekend. For once we don't really have any set plans and sometimes that kind of weekend is the best! Lots of netflix watching, sleeping in, treats and more treats. I may have purchased the largest bag of mini eggs one has ever seen….and I just cannot stop myself. 

As for this outfit. I love it. I think I will wear it out for some sushi this weekend! If I can convince hubby to go out for sushi…again… I think sushi is my one food weakness. Okay, so I have a few. But I can eat sushi at least every week..more for sure if we had a good sushi place close enough to our house. And great….now I am craving sushi. It's not even noon! Gross!

So hey I am off to watch some netflix until hubs gets home and we can satisfy this craving. Fridays. I love you.

Have a GREAT weekend! Full of food and trashy tv. Oh yes.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Has Spring Sprung?

floral top: aeropostale// denim top: aeropostale// joggers: aeropostale// sneakers: aeropostale

So I feel like Spring has been around for us mostly all Winter already. We haven't seen snow since we went to the Montana Mountains for Christmas. What IS this? Well I really am not complaining at all because I for one can't stand the snow. For all I care it can come around Christmas eve and leave a coupe days after Christmas! Perfection right there!

This outfit is basically what I have been living in lately! For a mild winter I sure got struck with every sickness under the moon and the sun. From the flu, to colds, to the flu and back to colds. I suppose when you have the immune system about as strong as a piece of glass…it's probably to be expected. However, my friends I have missed you oh so much and I am glad to be telling you I will be around these parts again a little more often! Hallelujah and kisses and hugs!

Anyways, this outfit is so comfy and yet so cute! And if you've been around these parts long enough, you already know that is what I am ALL about! From errands to lunch dates to hanging out with friends for game night…this outfit follows me errr where! 

Also, to not have to wear a jacket…now that's what I am talking about! 


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

LuLu*s The Great Galentine's Giveaway: Win free dresses for a year!

Forget the flowers, treat yourself to fab frocks for Valentine's Day! Lulu*s is giving away an entire year of free dresses to one lucky gal (and her best pal) for all of 2015! 

All you have to do is subscribe to their email newsletter by entering your email address below! You'll get a coupon code for immediate shopping upon entry and kept up to date on all the latest looks and chic styles! Want an additional entry(and a better chance to win?) Refer a friend! 

*This contest goes until February 12 and the winner will be announced by LuLu*s on February 14!!*

On Me: Dress- LuLu*s// Heels- LuLu*s// Earrings- LuLu*s
On Ariel: Tutus- LuLu*s// Top- LuLu*s// Heels- LuLu*s// Necklace- LuLu*s
Photography: Lori Romney Photography

Well guys I am excited to be back in to the business of blogging and I can't think of a better way to start it all off than a fun Valentine's Shoot and of course a giveaway! I can't think of much better things when it comes to clothes than FREE DRESSES for an entire year! All the more better to be able to celebrate with your very best girl friend too! Aren't girl friends the best? 

I am sure grateful for my friendship that has grown over the last year with my girl Ariel. Not only did we majorly start off on the wrong foot about four years ago but when we re met I thought for sure we could never be friends. I WAS SO WRONG! We clicked the minute with both decided to give it each other a real chance and basically have been inseparable ever since. Thank goodness for second chances right??

Another girl friend of mine is our amazing photographer Lori. She shot my engagements and entire wedding and has been my go to photographer ever since! She is so much fun to be around and makes you feel so comfortable in front of the camera! Just like hanging out with one of your closest girlfriends! 

I just don't even know what I would do without my gal pals! They are the ones I text with all day everyday. The ones I call when I'm sad or frustrated or happy! The ones who make me laugh when I am feeling down. And most importantly they are the ones that will eat crap food and watch scandy tv shows with me to pass the time! I LOVE my girlfriends and I know you do too! So lets celebrate them the best way we know how! CLOTHES!!!

Don't forget to enter HERE!

I am so glad to be back! I hope you are all still joining along in this journey of mine! Thank you for being patient with me over the last month! It's been a tough one….but I'M BAAAAACK!


Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Ring in the New Year!

Photography: Lori Romney// Tulle skirt c /o Bliss Tulle

I'm ringing in the New Year with bare feet and tulle…I can't think of anything better! 

But really, I cannot believe 2015 has snuck up on me so quickly! This last year sped by and drug on all at the same time. Which I realize sounds impossible but I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. 
This time last year we weren't even engaged…we hadn't even said "I love you" yet. Now we are happily married and more in love than ever. This time last year I was still new to the blogging scene and Utah scene. Now I don't get lost every time I leave my house and I have grown leaps and bounds along side this blog of mine. It is beyond crazy to me what can change in a year!

That being said. I am totally one for making plans and goals and needing a fresh start sort of push in the right direction. Some people are haters of New Years resolutions because they say they never work. For me I have seen so much change in myself and in my life over the last four years and it really does have a lot to do with making New Years resolutions. I LOVE the idea of the opportunity to start fresh. To look back and see what worked out the previous 365 days, and what didn't. Then to CHANGE those things that didn't. For some I suppose it just simply doesn't work. However, in my opinion, I don't see a better way to improve and make positive changes than to evaluate life and see where improvements need to be made, then settings goals to do so! 

So for me this upcoming year will be all about PRIORITIES. Yup, that's my official word of the year. I have definitely improved this over the years but I still am human and tend to let important people and important things fall by the way side. When I took the time to evaluate this and look back on the last year I was proud of myself in a lot of departments. Priorities however wasn't one of them. I tend to get so focused on working hard at one thing that the really important things can take a back seat. NO GOOD. So I guess my other word this year will be BALANCE. 

I am excited to work on these two goals/words over the next year and see how I can improve in these areas of life a bit more! I am excited to continue to work hard at my last years goals but also excited to learn to say no more often so I can really put what/who is important first!

2014 was one of my best years yet! Thanks to a lot of hard work paying off, a lot of unconditional love, a lot of adventures, and A LOT of courage.

2015 will bring even more of all of those things and I personally cannot wait to see it all unfold!

What are your goals or words for 2015?


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Post Christmas

Well we made it back from our Christmas Winter Wonderland adventure. This place was seriously a dream land! It was the best Christmas ever to be able to get away with my favourite people!

I remember a line from a movie that goes a little something like this from a frustrated kid to his dad... "Dad, why are you always taking pictures?!" "Because I want to remember!" "Can't you try remembering WITHOUT the camera??" And another one from a commercial that really got me with a dad and daughter on top of a beautiful mountain…"Honey, the best way to capture the moment is to see it with your eyes."

My family isn't always the greatest at taking pictures when we are all together….but that is because we are far too busy making memories! Sometimes it bothers me because after I think dang it I hardly got any pictures but then I remember all the fun we had the entire time without someone whipping out their phone and trying to capture the perfect moment. I CAN remember without the camera.

We played games, watched movies, read books, built puzzles, explored the winter wonderland around us, drank far too much hot cocoa and cider, and ate so much delicious food I am certain I gained 10 lbs at least! It was all delightful and exactly what was needed.

Now don't get me wrong for one second…my brain is totally wired to want to capture the beauty around me. It's just how creative minds think! But I am slowly learning to just take in the moments around me and just BE in the moment around me.

I loved every moment with my family that was spent. I also love the few pictures that were taken. Especially that one of my sweet little nephew. Oh he's the most darling thing I ever did see.

Now it is unfortunately back to reality. Isn't Christmas just like a big delicious meal? So much time and effort put into it, so much excitement looking forward to it….then after all the build up it's gone just like that…

I hope your holidays treated you well!


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The First Gift Was Not Wrapped

Photography: RoxBPhotography// Floral crown c/ o: Miss Stevi Marie// Vest c /o: Jacobs Scarves

Merry Christmas Eve Eve. I will be MIA for a week or so while I soak up as much uninterrupted time with my man and my family as possible! As I am sure you all will be doing the same! It is after all what this time of year is all about. It's funny how this time of year makes me feel. At times it has made me feel sad and stressed remembering some sad and trying times around this time of year. Yet, I am filled this year with SO much gratitude it's unreal. I feel hope and happiness and I feel so incredibly loved by my Savior and my Heavenly Father. 

Sometimes it is really hard to see and to believe that there is a plan for you. A great plan that will bring you great happiness. I have at times felt like that was really not true. That I was alone in it all trying to make my way through all the muck. However, now I realize how wrong I was. I am truly lucky and truly loved and blessed by my Father in Heaven. I am also loved by my brother, Jesus. It is indescribable and unthinkable the sacrifices that man has made for each and everyone of us. 

For God so loved the world, so he gave his only begotten son.- John 3:16. The very first gift was not wrapped. It is so important to remember what the real meaning of Christmas is. It is about a child who grew in to a man who changed the world and changed all of our lives. It is about a plan that has been set out for us all. We not only need to remember this at this time of year, when all the ribbons, bows, and wrapping paper seem most important. But to remember this and keep it in our hearts ALL year round. 

I am grateful this Christmas to be married to my wonderful husband. I am grateful to be able to hug and kiss my family. I am grateful for my Utah family which consists of so many people. Without them my family would seem so much farther away. I am grateful for friends that keep in touch. I am grateful for my life plan. Most importantly I am grateful for God and his son Jesus Christ. Let's keep them in our hearts and minds always, especially in the next few days to come.

Merry Christmas to all of you.