Bridal Shower Chic!

Happy Friday, everyone!

I thought I’d do a quick post on what I wore to my bridal shower party. Even though it was still summer time when I went looking for a shower dress, it was surprisingly difficult to find a white dress. After a while I was ready to give up. And in a way, I did! I have a Lilly Pulitzer dress I bought when I went to the Target exclusive day way back when. My mom saw me in it and said, “That’s what you should wear!” It’s a white dress with the pink print, so kinda bridal. Plus, very summery since the shower was in August!



Comment below with what you think, & be on the lookout for my bridal shower post in the near future! 🙂

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Lauren Conrad’s New Runway Collection!

Lauren Conrad just released her newest runway collection, and let me say: IN LOVE! This beautiful collection is now available at LCRunway.com. This collection gives a fabulous nod to the 1920s. It has rich, dark colors, silks, velvets, & lace that offer that vintage, yet modern feel. Here are a few of my favorites:


Comment below with your favorite pieces!

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DIY Minnie Mouse Ears!

Being the big Disney fans that we are, Kyle and I are spending our honeymoon in Florida. We will spend a few days in Walt Disney World, and one of those nights will be spent enjoying Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. This will be our first time attending the Halloween party, & we are so excited! Because of this, I decided to try my hand at making Minnie Mouse ears. Here is my DIY version. Enjoy!

Supplies

I used my Minnie Mouse ears I bought from the parks as a template for the size of the ears. I made a circle on the foam board, then cut the circles out with a box cutter.

I then did the same thing with the fabric I chose, again using the box cutter to cut out the shapes.

Next, I used a hot glue gun to glue the fabric to the foam board. I found that just gluing the edges instead of putting glue all over the circles makes for a smoother finish.

Using my park bought ears as a guide, I placed the ears in the correct spot on the headband. Use the hot glue to secure the ears to the band (I had really thin headbands. I suggest the thicker ones if you can find them).

 

Add a bow or any other details you wish, & ta-da!

I think they are really adorable, & I can’t wait to wear them in the parks!

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Newest Obsession: Faux Fur Keychains! 

My recent shopping trip resulted in me indulging in the latest purse trend: faux fur keychains! 


I think these are the cutest things! Plus, it’s a total throw back to the 90’s. Hello, Cher! 


Anything that has the nostalgia factor is perfect in my book! Comment below if you love this trend, too! 

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New Obsession: Henri Bendel Bags!

I happened upon Henri Bendel purses accidentally. I’d never really heard of them before, and am rather bummed it took me this long to discover them. Since my fiancé and I will be traveling in a few months for our honeymoon, I wanted to get a purse that was both versatile & cute. Insert the Henri Bendel Jetsetter Mini Convertible Backpack


This little beauty can be worn three different ways (purse, cross body, or backpack) and is water resistant. While it comes in a larger size, I thought my petite frame would look better with the mini. So glad I chose it! The colors are stunning and it looks so high-end. I paid about $180 for it (this included the site discount and a 20% off coupon for joining the email list). Totally worth it! This will make traveling so fun and luxurious! 

On a side note, Henri Bendel constantly has sales, so keep on the lookout. Also, the colors of the bags change all the time. If you see one you love, be sure to purchase it ASAP! 

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How to Save on Wedding Flowers! 


So this wedding process has been crazy! With less than two months to go, I couldn’t be more excited! Planning has taken up most of my free time (hence the lack of posts), but I think it will be worth it when our day finally gets here. 

One area of the planning process is flowers. As beautiful as they are, they are also extremely expensive! One of our quotes neared $2,500!! Outrageous! I only have three bridesmaids and groomsman. How can it be that expensive!?? 

Luckily, I’ve found an alternative that is both beautiful and cost effective. Where I live we have a lot of Amish and Minnonite families. One Minnonite family is known for providing beautiful flowers for weddings throughout the year. The woman who does the flowers has been beyond wonderful! She knows what flower works with others, is so flexible, & most importantly affordable! 

Her total for our wedding flowers is $520! Granted, we would have to attach any ribbon to bouquets (she has to do two other weddings our wedding weekend, we will finish off the bouquets and such). Still, I was just shocked at the wonderful help and price!

My advice for wedding flowers is to try to find local or whole sale locations. You will save hundreds. Also, don’t be afraid to put the arrangements together yourself. There are numerous YouTube videos that can provide guidelines. Put that money towards something else for the wedding! 😉

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Anthropologie Georgina Bedding Dupe!

Happy Monday, everyone! I wanted to share with you an amazing dupe I found for Anthropologie’s Georgina Duvet Bedding. This beautiful bedding set has been on my mind for years. However, the price of over $400 for the complete matching set has been the one thing that held me back from buying it. From afar I would admire the beautiful floral gathers and princess-like details. It really is gorgeous bedding, and if I every make millions it will be on the list of purchases. But until that day comes, I found an amazing dupe!

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I found this bedding last weekend at Home Goods. It’s the exact same design as the Georgina bedding, just for a fourth of the price. I paid $130 for the bedspread and two pillow shams. As soon as I saw this bedding in the store, I had to have it! I just couldn’t believe the comparison! It’s just as beautiful, plus the quality is really great!

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The designer of this bedding is Nicole Miller. Her name has been popping up in both Marshall’s and Home Goods. I couldn’t find this exact bedding online, but it should be available in a Home Goods near you. Comment below if you think this is a good dupe for the Anthropologie Georgina bedding! 🙂

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