Monday, August 11, 2014

Bridal Shower Look

Dress: similar// Necklace: Mindy Maes Market// Shoes: Care of Ariel

This is it! This week is Wedding week! Saturday is the big day and I honestly cannot believe it. But before Saturday there is a lot to get done and a lot of celebrating to be done! Including an amazing bridal shower. I cannot wait for this bridal shower. A couple of my closest friends are planning it and I know it is going to be so fun! With a theme like Lauren's Whimsical Bridal Shower how could it not! I just excited to see all of girl friends here and spend time with them before the big day. I'm extra excited that my sister will get to be here for it also! It's going to be such a good week!

Now for the outfit. I was basically told what I needed to wear by my lovely friend Gentri haha. I love her for being the planner in this friendship because she can definitely confirm that it is not me! I saw this dress and fell in love with it. It's off white and has such a beautiful lace detail. Plus the price tag made me smile! It's simple enough that I knew I would be able to dress it up with some jewels and when I saw this pink crystal dot necklace I knew it was the one to top off this outfit! 

So I'm off to get a whoooole lotta last minute wedding things done. And also make about a million and one trips to the airport! Ah! I am beyond excited!!

I hope you all have a wonderful week!


Sunday, August 10, 2014

10 Dorm Room Essentials + Kleenex

*A big thanks to Kleenex for sponsoring this post! All my opinions and views on these products are my own! #Kleenexstyle

Well, I've been a little MIA from the blog world. A main thanks to trying to get our new home all put together and looking/feeling like home. While I've been doing this I have been thinking about my very first home away from home. My first time away from home and my very first place to decorate myself! Now, I'm not super proud of how I decorated, as my style has changed quite a bit! Looking at the options now that I would have chosen I get so excited for decorating and making our new home ours. Walmart has so many great options for your fresh new collage students, and also for us who wish we could go back and do it all again! So here are my top ten picks for your dorm room must haves!

1.  Comfortable and stylish bedding - you want to want to go to bed. Trust me by the end of the day I ALWAYS look forward to crawling in to my comfortable and cute bed.
2. Decorative board - I love these boards you can hang up! You can stick pictures, notes, reminders, quotes, anything you want in them!
3. Bed linens - As important as the comforter you place on top of your bed. These need to be cozy and stylish as well! Matching your rooms theme.
4. Extra shelving - A place to put your books, socks, hair essentials, really anything that needs to be organized and out of the way but still with easy access.
5. Storage boxes - That aren't eye sores. These make for great places to keep anything that needs keeping. Yet, you don't have to place it out of sight because you can choose whatever colour you need to match your room.
6. Mini Fridge - a bonus to this fridge is you can write your grocery list right on it as a reminder! Plus it just keeps your favourite must have snacks close to you.
7. Tide Pods - I wish I had these while in collage. I LOVE these! It keeps things organized as you have your detergent and softener all in one small pod. No more bulky bottles all over.
8. MORE storage - I am all about organization and having things put away so your room looks nice and tidy.
9. Closet doubler - hang this in your closet and you have more space to hang more things. What girl doesn't need that?
10. Tissues- Kleenex Expressions Oval Tissue keeping these adorable boxes close to your bed or anywhere in your home makes for easy access when you need them. Spills, tears, smudged makeup, or that ever so terrifying spider crawling on your wall…

Kleenex has done it again! Making everyday life more stylish with their Expressions Oval Tissue line. I love that the colours match my rooms theme and I know you can find one that matches yours! These make those everyday sneezes and tears and spills an easy clean up.  These specific oval chevron designs are only available for a limited time at your nearest Walmart so hurry over and stock up!

All the looks above can be found at Walmart along with all your other dorm room needs! Make sure you grab Kleenex to add to your stylish room though because everyone will be asking where you got yours as they hide their boring tissues away in a closet!

Find your nearest Walmart  and snag these while you still can! And good luck styling your rooms!


Friday, August 1, 2014

His & Hers Looks with Tommy Bahama + Summer of go Sweepstakes

Tommy Bahama
His and Hers looks can be found at TOMMY BAHAMA.

* Thank you to Tommy Bahama for sponsoring one of my favourite posts to date!*

This summer has been insanely hectic over here. With working, planning a wedding, moving, etc, etc. It has been anything but relaxing. If you know me at all, you know just how much I love traveling/vacationing/ anything new and exciting. You also know just how much I adore the beach. When I think of summer I think of relaxation and letting the sun kiss my skin and feeling my toes in the sand and salty air through my hair. Which in two weeks is exactly what I will be experiencing and I cannot wait to dip my toes into the salty ocean water of Kuaui! 

Now I know the rest of you are probably in need of a nice relaxing vacation. We all deserve one. So here is your opportunity. With August fifteenth being national relaxation day, Tommy Bahama wants to help you relax in style. From now until August eighteenth Tommy Bahama is hosting their Summer of Go Sweepstakes. They will be giving away amazing travel packages each week. At the end of the sweepstakes Tommy Bahama will be giving away to one grand prize winner a beyond relaxing Hawaiian vacation!! So make sure you head on over to Tommy Bahama Summer of Go Sweepstakes and enter NOW! While you're at it grab some fun and relaxing summer attire…because relaxing in style is what it's all about!

Happy relaxing weekend friends! Make your weekend last even longer by entering yourself HERE for a getaway! Do iiiiiiit!


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Stepping out of my comfort zone + $50 Giveaway!

Dress: KiKi La'Rue

Sometimes we could all use a little shove in the right direction and out of our own comfort zones. Whatever zone it may be, adventure, sports, hair-style, make-up, or of course clothes… it can be kind of terrifying. 

Today I am stepping straight out of my comfort zone and in to this beautiful purple maxi. When I first received this dress I was nervous to try it on. After all it is not my usual tom boy chic. But, how beautiful is this dress? That is exactly how I felt once I put it on. So beautiful. The fabric is light and flows wonderfully all the way from shoulders to feet. It is now one of my most favourite items that I own. 

This just goes to show that venturing out of your regular comfortable clothing zone is for your own good! You will most likely find things that make you feel beautiful in a whole new way. Plus it will expand your wardrobe which is never a bad thing! 
So my challenge to you is to head on over to KiKi La'Rue, find your favourite item but make sure it is out of your comfort zone, and then enter the $50 giveaway below! 
If you find something that you just HAVE to have right now, KiKi La'Rue is having their biggest sale of the year! Christmas in July brings you 35-40% off everything the store has to offer. Go ahead and use code SWEATYSANTA for 35-40% off everything store wide! This sale lasts the next two days! So head over now!

Challenge accepted? GOOD!


Monday, July 28, 2014


Jacket, Tank, Sandals: Aeropostale

Aeropostale has a whole new look and it's launching TODAY! You need to go check it out! Aero is dedicated to having so many options for everyone's unique style out there. It is all about how YOU the buyer wears it. After all we are all unique. Something I love about style and fashion is seeing someone who owns the same item as me but styles it completely differently. We all have our own style and more than ever I think people are starting to realize one item doesn't have to be worn just one way! 

I wouldn't normally have grabbed this tank top off the racks. It's colourful and full of a fun pattern. However, I'm trying to branch out a little from my comfort zone and as I've done so I have fallen in love with so many more fun items! This tank top being one of them! I loved pairing it with this denim jacket and white jeans for a late summer night. I also cannot wait to style it while I am in Hawaii next month! Then in the fall this dressy tank will make for the perfect layering item underneath a cardigan. One shirt. Two seasons. Three ways. 

#AERONOW shopping event starts at 4pm TODAY and if you make sure to stick around after 6pm be ready for an after party!

So make sure you check out AERONOW. All new clothes, all new ideas, all new you.


Friday, July 25, 2014

Bachelorette Party in a Tulle Skirt

Tulle Skirt: Bliss Tulle// Flats: Aeropostale

I cannot believe this wedding I have been planning for over three months is now only 3 weeks away. THREE WEEKS! Today begins my bachelorette party weekend and I am so excited! Ok, maybe I'm a bit nervous because if anyone knows me I am a bit of a prude and yes my cheeks turn bright red at the mention of certain body parts…but here we go! I am SO grateful for friends that have been planning this weekend and friends that will be there! I know it is going to be a blast with some of my favourite girls! 

Also, I get to be all dressed in white and what could be more perfect than a tulle skirt!? This skirt from Bliss Tulle takes me back to my ballerina days! It also makes me feel so beautiful and ready for a FUN night! I have been trying to wait until tonight to wear this skirt for the first time but you guys…I have found every excuse to wear it in the mean time. I  just love love love it! Paired with a gold waist band and a pop of pink in my shoes and there you have my wedding colours! 

Well I'm off to go pack and get myself prepped for tonights madness! I hope you all have a fun and fantastic weekend! Friday Friday Friday…we all love you!


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sneak Peak + Guest Post

Hey all! Today you can find me guest posting over at Mindy Mae's Market about my bridal shower look.

Head on over and take a look and I will be sharing my bridal shower look here on Love,Lo in the next couple weeks!