Thursday, April 30, 2015

Red & Leopard



Coat: Forever 21 similar also here, Blouse: Nordstrom also love this, Pants: Nordstrom, Flats: Tory Burch very similar here also LOVE these, Bag: Tory Burch, Sunglasses: Karen Walker, Necklace: Tory Burch similar here

Happy Friday Eve! Unfortunately, a coat is still needed most days here in MI, but warm weather is supposed to be on the way for the weekend (fingers crossed). I love this red and leopard combination. If I'm going to need a coat, you better believe it is going to be one of my favorites (before I have to put it away until next fall). I love these flats, I can't stop wearing them! Unfortunately, I couldn't find them online, but I found a pair that is very similar--and another pair I would LOVE to have. Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Yellow x Pink

Sweater: H&M, Jeans: Blank denim via Shopbop, Sandals: similar here also love these, Bag: Tory Burch similar here, Sunglasses: Nordstrom

I can't seem to stop wearing this color combination.  It is so bright and cheery and perfect for spring (regardless of the crazy Michigan weather). I just got these jeans and I LOVE them! They are so comfortable and I love the distress.  A sunny day makes me want to throw on a pair of sandals even if it is a bit chilly. I love seeing the lake on a sunny day. It makes it feel like summer is just around the corner! Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Neutrals Plus Sparkle

Blazer: H&M almost identical here, Pants: H&M also love these, Tank: similar here and here, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Bag: Louis Vuitton, Earrings: Kate Spade, Sunglasses: similar here

I have been loving neutrals lately. I loved pairing this all neutral look with a touch of red & a little sparkle. This is an easy look to put together and can be worn for many different occasions.  I cannot believe it is almost May! It sure doesn't feel like it, but that means summer is just around the corner (finally!). Hope you all have a great Tuesday! Thanks for reading!


Sunday, April 26, 2015

Maid of Honor Guide Part II

So, I am finally getting around to making my second MOH guide that I promised a long time ago.  This post is going to focus on dresses and speeches.  One of these was my favorite part, the other is my least favorite part of being a MOH (bet you can't guess which is which). Of course I loved the dress shopping part and the speech part, not so much. Lets starts with the dresses. For my sister's wedding, she pretty much left the bridesmaid dress shopping up to me (my favorite!). She of course wanted to give her opinion too, but she let me pick them out. We went with a convertible dress from Two Birds and I couldn't love those dresses any more! The only downside is they were a little on the expensive side, but they were definitely worth it! There were no alterations needed and they fit everyone great! I also LOVE all the different styles you can create with a single dress.  Of course the well-known saying is "you can totally wear that again" when it comes to bridesmaid dresses, but honestly I plan to wear this dress again and again! The different styles make it look like a completely different dress and I love the color we went with, it's called 'Mocha'. Below are some pictures from my sister's big day.

For my friend's New Year's Eve wedding, she also let us pick out our own dresses, except we all had completely different dresses. They were all long beaded Adrianna Papell dresses and even though they were all different they went together so well! We found them all at different department stores like Nordstrom. It was perfect for a New Year's Eve wedding. We also all wore different fur coats, which was fun. Below are some pictures from my friend's big day.

I think I have decided on the dress for my bridesmaids too! Stay tuned ;)

Now onto the speech. I am really not a fan of public speaking. I never liked it, so the idea of getting up in front of hundreds of people and giving a speech was terrifying to me. I was SO nervous (ask anyone that talked to me that day). I can still vividly remember not being able to talk about anything at all at cocktail hour except how nervous I was. Honestly, the hardest part was the emotion.  It is hard to talk about someone so important to you in front of so many people (especially a sister)! For my sister's wedding I got choked up, but I held it together long enough to finish my speech. A helpful tip is to remember it's okay to cry! it is also okay to take a moment to pull yourself together in the middle of your speech before you finish (so you don't sound like a blabbering idiot trying to talk while crying!). For my friend's wedding it was so helpful to have someone else standing with me (my fellow MOH) to calm my nerves. The second time around was SO much easier! I kept both speeches short and sweet and had it all typed out on notecards-I definitely am not the "wing it" type of speaker. A few tips I have are to be yourself, don't embarrass the bride, and talk about the bride and how much she means to you as well as them as a couple and why they are great together. And that's about it! The best part is, it's over before you know it :) Good luck!


Friday, April 24, 2015

The Latest From Sweets Just Right by SJR

Here are a few treats that I've made lately...

Cross mini cupcake cake for a baptism

Daisy mini cupcakes

Chocolate peanut butter chocolate chunk cookies

I have to share this recipe with you because these are SO yummy! I used cut up peanut butter cups and a dark chocolate bar broken into small pieces, but you could use chocolate chips or any other chips you like! Personally, I don't think you can ever go wrong with the peanut butter & chocolate combination. 

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 oz. unsweetened chocolate (melted and cooled)
2 cups flour
2 eggs
1/2 cup powdered cocoa
1/2 cup peanut butter cups pieces
1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks

A great tip is to freeze the peanut butter cups before you cut them and add them.  This helps keep them together and makes for a little less mess. Also make sure you stir in the peanut butter cups and chocolate chunks instead of using the mixer.  Bake them at 375 degrees for about 7-8 minutes. Enjoy!
PS- I'm obsessed with my new cookie jar! It can be found here.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Friday! Have a great weekend!


Thursday, April 23, 2015

All Dressed Up

Dress: She inside, Shoes: Christian Louboutin similar style here, Necklace: Love Stylize also love this, Clutch: Clare V., Earring: Kate Spade, Lips: MAC 'Relentlessly Red', Sunglasses: similar 

Zach and I went to his school's annual auction this past weekend, which is always a fun time. It's always fun to dress up and go to an event. I found this dress for a steal and it was perfect for a night like this (it was also super comfortable). It's always a good find when I find maxi dresses that are long enough for me to wear with heels. The wind was no joke that day, so I was glad to have my hair up and out of the way. Happy Friday Eve! Thanks for reading!