Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wedding Wednesday: My Potential Wedding Day Jewelry

Happy Wedding Wednesday!

I feel like every day I'm doing something for the wedding and I'm getting a bit stressed out. We're coming up on the 3 month mark and I'm beginning to freak out about all the little things. We have appointments out the butt in April it's insane! It's exciting at the same time!
Today I'd like to share jewelry I am considering wearing our wedding day. 
What I plan on doing is buying a couple different sets of jewelry and when I have my final fitting (which I hope everyone will be there for) I can get opinions from everyone on what jewelry pieces to wear. 

I plan on wearing a necklace and a bracelet. No earrings because I'll be wearing my hair down so I just consider it pointless. 

Both pieces are from Charming Charlie and I got for buy 1 get 1 free. So for both pieces it was $11.99 plus tax.



It's by Charming Charlie's brand RSVP.

Once I'm tanner I think this will really pop with my dress. 

This is what the necklace looks like on. 

Even as I look at this on I love it. I think this will go perfectly with my dress. 

Need your opinions!
What do you think of my jewelry?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Charming Charlie's BIG Haul!

Happy Tuesday!
 
As you may already know from my Weekend Recap I went to Charming Charlie. 
I truly adore that store I don't know why I don't go there more often!
In the mail I received a coupon for there - something I have never gotten, so I figured why not?! Plus I am looking for jewelry for the girls in my bridal party. 

All of their clearance was Buy 1 Get 1 Free so I scored some pretty good deals plus I was able to use my coupon on top of that!

Here's what I got:
Most of my purchases were on clearance. I didn't expect to buy this much! 
Now I have jewelry put away for our honeymoon. 

Lace green head wrap($4.99) and hair ties. 

I just love the seahorse and the seashell. I thought if I put my hair in a braid when I go to the beach it would be a cute touch.  The hair ties were $8.00

Anchor on clearance for $5.99. They also had other colors - blue and orange.

To the left is a nautical navy and white stripped necklace for $7.99 and to the right is a orange starfish charm necklace for $7.99.

I love the little details of this necklace. Starfish dangle earrings also come with it. 

I love any type of charms so I really love the detail on this. 

Like I said previously I am getting sick of my watches and have been craving a new one. I thought this bunny watch would suffice, not to mention it was only $15!

How adorable is this gold bracelet - also on clearance for $6.99. 

The detailing is gorgeous on this. 

I've been in desperate need of a new iPhone case. Mine is SO old. I scored this beauty for $3.99!

Look how sexy it looks on my phone! Haha

I also picked this earring set that wasn't on clearance for $10.00. I love nautical things and this set was perfect because of the crabs. When my fiance & I go to LBI this summer I will be sporting these cuties! 

I also picked up some wedding jewelry that I can't share because 2 of my bridesmaids read my blog posts. Hello! :)
But on tomorrow's blog post (Wedding Wednesday) I will be sharing my potential jewelry I'll be wearing. My mom loves it and so do I but just not sure. 

Have a great night!


Monday, March 23, 2015

Weekend Recap: Snow Day, OOTD, Charming Charlie's

Happy Monday!

Last Thursday my car broke again. And it broke again today. 
Thursday I took my car to the dealer(something I never do) because my dad didn't know what it was. Well the dealer said it was something and obviously it wasn't because it broke again today and they wanted to charge me close to $1,400! I had my dad fix it for a lot less than that. So my boss said I could work from home Friday to get my car fixed. So Thursday I packed up my things last minute and drove a 3 hours + home. It's SO scary because my whole car shakes at a certain speed and it's hard to brake so I don't like taking it on highways and that's how I get to work every day. An hour every day I commute. So I bought the parts to fix it that the dealer was talking about and then took it for an alignment on Saturday. Drove it home today from work and it broke again. I'm so frustrated I could cry. 
Anyway, I'm not going to dwell on it because I'm sick of being upset about it. I mean my car isn't brand new but it isn't old either, it's a 2006! I keep up on the maintenance religiously because of how much I drive and don't want to take any risks. So whenever my dad says I need something I just get it because it's not worth the risk. 

Ok, done ranting!

Friday:

I worked from home on Friday and hung out with Sweetie. The second love of my life. 
Sweetie helped me work. He's such a good boy.

I ordered the Lorac Pro To Go palette and was playing around with it Friday. 

It snowed Friday as well. Happy 1st day of Spring!


Saturday:
I had no intentions of being home this past weekend so I made the best of it. 

I trimmed my hair. Yay healthy ends! 

My outfit:
Sweater was from Charlotte Russe and a Christmas present from my fiance/Old Navy Jeans/Make Me Chic boots

My mom got out of work early Saturday so I took her shopping for her Mother of the Bride dress. She didn't pick this one but I do love it on her! But she did buy one! I'm so happy for her.

 Then I decided to go to Charming Charlie because I was bored but figured I can get jewelry for the Wedding for the girls and myself.

I found this adorable bikini bag there but passed on it. It'd be cute for the honeymoon though!

I did pick up these adorable earrings. I love the little crabs and sea horses. 


Kohl's was having 20% off for Friends and Family on Saturday. I picked up this Lauren Conrad lace dress for $16.32! It was on clearance for $20.40 plus 20% off! Score! I picked up other things too I will share. 
Please excuse my roots I really need to dye my hair!
Sunday we just drove home early. It was nice to have a 3 day weekend but just wish it wasn't because of my stupid car. Haha. 

Have a great night!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Wedding Wednesday: My DIY Bridal Shower Invitations

Happy Wedding Wednesday!

Today I am sharing my Bridal Shower invitations that I made this past weekend. 
They took a very long time to make but it was well worth it. I sent out the first round of invitations on Monday. Tomorrow I'll be sending out the second round (so friends that read my blog if you didn't get your invite yet it's because I had to make more!) 

Unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures of the envelopes and the recipe cards I included with them. I will do that tomorrow and share. My apologies. Today was another crazy day for me. My car broke down again. I guess I shouldn't say it broke down because it runs fine, but I am having a hard time stopping (scary, I know). So I am taking it to a local dealership tomorrow in hopes they can figure out the problem. (Keep your fingers crossed - I want my car back!)

My maid of honor decided that the colors will be pink ombre, so for the paper I bought a card stock in different shades of pink. 

Here's how they came out:

I'm going to be posting a tutorial on this invitation in case you want to make them for your bridal shower or wedding invitation. 

Here's the deconstructed version of the cards. 

SO, what do you think?!

Can I pass for professional? hahaha

Monday, March 16, 2015

Weekend Recap: DIY Bridal Shower Invitations, Casual OOTD, & I'm on First Page of Google!

Happy Monday!

Back to the grind. How was everyone's weekend? I worked on my bridal shower invitations all weekend. Both Saturday & Sunday I was putting in a full day's work. But enjoyable work. I really enjoyed making my own invitations, it was relaxing. I just sat here and catched up on YouTube videos. I'll be doing a full post on them this Wedding Wednesday. 
Saturday:
I woke up at 9:30 AM, had my Special K cereal and got straight to work. 
By 5:00 I had them all printed, cut and assembled and ready to be packaged. 

When I snapped a picture to my fiance he gave me a huge compliment "Wow, they look great". Hey, I'll take what I can get. Haha.


I made 50 of them to be exact! 

This was my completely casual look for the day. I didn't go anywhere so this was good enough.
Pink Sweatshirt/Old Navy Jeans/Payless sneakers(so old and dirty)

Sunday:

My Fiance & I finalized our guest list and I started to address and stuff envelopes - all while watching Netflix. :)
Ready to be mailed!
On Sunday I also discovered I'm on the FIRST page of Google if you search Wedding Wednesdays!
I had NO idea! I use to use my Google+ account but stopped because I haven't gotten many hits with it. 
I may need to rethink my theory!

725,508 views?!?! And 7 followers ... watch out. Haha!

Have a great night!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sunday Wish List

Happy Sunday!

I've had a very productive yet relaxing weekend and I can't wait to share on my Weekend Recap tomorrow! 
For now I will leave you with some of the things on my "Wish List" on my Pinterest board. 

As you guys know I've been trying real hard to keep up with my Wedding diet. I stumbled across this image and just love this! I can't find a direct link for purchase. For now I'll just have to admire it.

I've been wanting Ciate's ice cream collection but didn't want to purchase because it's still winter. Now that we're upon spring I'm really loving this pastel collection. You can find the collection here for only $25. 

This one is more a gift for my mom & I. Mother's day is coming up and I'd love to get this for her and one for myself. My grandmother loved elephants and that has passed down onto her and now as I get older I'm loving them as well. You can find them here for $14.50

This item is something I would use for my Erin Condren Life Planner. I wouldn't purchase it any time soon as it is not necessary (is any of this stuff?) but eventually I would like to. If you interested you can find it here for $20.00 

Can I be honest here? I am getting sick of my watches - shocking I know. I want something NEW! I found this Tory Burch watch and I'm in LOVE. Will I buy it? No. But I can swoon, can't I? You can find it here for $595. 

Have a great rest of your Sunday!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

February Ipsy Glam Bag Review

Happy Thursday!

I'm sorry for missing Wedding Wednesday! I promise I will make it up to you on Saturday. Wedding Wednesday & Saturday??? It may be happening... there is SO much happening with the wedding I can't even keep up. Haha. With both of our families asking so many questions my fiance & I are thinking of issuing a weekly newsletter. Haha
Today I want to share February's Ipsy glam bag:
 

This first product I have never heard of and to be honest I haven't even used it so I can't give it a proper review. It's by the brand Eva Nyc. You can find it here for $24.00. 

This blush is by Model Co. A company I have heard about and wanted to try but never had the opportunity.You can find it here for $22.00. I absolutely love this blush. It gives my pale skin just the right about of color and is easily blendable. I highly recommend.


This is another product I haven't used. It's by Mitchell and Peach and it's a "fine radiance face oil". Has any one ever heard of this? To me it doesn't seem very appealing which is probably the main reason I haven't used it. Not to mention it doesn't smell good. If you have tried this and have a proper review please leave a comment below! You can find it here for $30.

 I was SO excited to see this eyelash curler in the ipsy bag this month! I am in need of a new one. I have used this a couple times and I am a fan! It's by the brand Emite and you can find it here for $25. I was also excited to see all the extra refills. Even my Shu Umera eye lash curler didn't come with this many refills and I paid just as much.

Swatches of the Model Co blush(left) and Colour Pop lip stain(right)

I have to say I love the color of this lip stain but it is a bit too sticky for my taste. But some people like that so I'm not putting it down! I will definitely use this. You can find it here for only $4.99! 


I did really love 3 out of the 5 products so not too bad! 

Have a great night!