I am FINALLY sharing pictures from my personal shower (or whatever you want to call it) and give all of you future brides some ideas and inspiration. I’ve found quite a bit of inspiration throughout this journey from WeddingWire, so I definitely recommend checking their site out for ALL of your wedding planning needs. I have been working with them throughout this wedding planning process and their services have made it so much smoother.

This night was one of the best nights of my life. I am so thankful to have such amazing women in my life to come celebrate. We laughed, I cried, and several of them had some interesting stories! LOL

I will be mentioning sources throughout the post and I will try to list them all at the bottom of the post as well. I hope you enjoy!

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We rented the beautiful flatware, napkins, glassware, tablecloths and plates at Party Pro rentals in Tulsa. They were great to work with last-minute and everything was stunning (I want that flatware in my house!). You can click HERE to read more about Party Pro and read their reviews on WeddingWire. If you are needing rentals for any kind of event, you can search for companies on WeddingWire and find a great rental service in your area! Also, you can see what Party Pro has available on their website.

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I have always LOVED Funfetti cake, so after seeing some inspiration on Pinterest, we decided on this Funfetti naked cake made by my Nanny and it was beyond delicious!

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My wonderful Aunt and Matron of Honor doing what she’s always doing.. working! 😉 This shower would NOT have happened without her.

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This is the best chicken salad made by my wonderful Nanny.

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My cake topper was sent to me by the wonderful Stephanie Tucker of The Modern Pen. She sent it to me a while back as a surprise and I knew that I wanted to use it for one of my shower cakes! How cute is it?!

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This is the best non-alcoholic Rose´ and it is from World Market. The guests loved it!

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Thank you so much to my 8 beautiful bridesmaids for making this shower happen. I love them dearly and I am so thankful that they will all be standing beside me on my big day! Each and every one of the 40 women that were there all made my shower so fun and I am thankful for all of you as well.

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Of course, My stunning Momma worked like crazy making sure everything was perfect and I am extremely blessed to have her as my best friend.

Also, I have to give a special thank you to my amazing Dad who built the tables, hung the lights, and cut down the 5 evergreen trees for the cake’s backdrop! He also worked for weeks leading up to the wedding making sure the yard was looking its best.

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Sources

Cake Table- Restoration Hardware Outlet | Wooden X-Back Chairs – Restoration Hardware Outlet | Cake Topper- The Modern Pen | Silver Champagne Bucket and Silver Trays- Dillards | Plates, flatware, tablecloths, glasses, and napkins- Party Pro Rentals |  Greenery- Sam’s Club |

Special thanks to WeddingWire for sponsoring this post!

Hi again, everyone! I am so excited for today’s post because I am teaming up with one of my all-time favorite shops for all things natural beauty related, IntegrityBotanicals.com. They carry tons of incredible green beauty brands, which include some of my all-time favorites such as May Lindstrom, Osmia, Mahalo, Kypris, and Josh Rosebrook.

My skincare routines change pretty frequently, and I have been wanting to share my updated night routine with you all. In the evenings, especially these days, I like to keep my routine pretty quick, but still luxurious. I like to focus on things with amazing textures and that smell amazing to get my brain to relax and wind down. The products I am sharing today are all fairly new products to me, but all quickly made their way into the “holy grail” category.

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We have to talk about this little jar of green goodness. This Mahalo cleanser melt concentrate is beyond amazing. From reading the reviews, I did think I would like it, but I truly didn’t know how much I would love it. It is a stunning color, the packaging is beautiful and practical, and the scent is out of this world. I don’t know how to describe the smell except that it is a mixture of citrus and cocoa. That may not sound like the most amazing combination, but trust me, it is.

The texture of this cleansing concentrate is like silk! I take a dime-size amount and massage it in circular motions onto my face and in upward motions onto my neck. The massaging combined with the scent puts me in the most relaxed state, ever. It is perfect for evenings. When I am done massaging, I rinse with warm water and immediately when it comes in contact with water, it turns into a milky cleanser and washes off leaving my face baby-butt smooth. This cleanser is $70 which is pretty steep, but this jar will last you for such a long time. You can also order a sample of this balm HERE.

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Immediately after cleansing, I will spray a toner, but those vary from night to night. My favorite right now is definitely the Regenerating Toner from Leahlani. While my face is still damp from the toner, I apply this Luna hyaluronic acid serum from LIVE Botanical. This has a water-like consistency and my skin just drinks this serum up. If you are wanting to add in some incredible anti-aging products into your skin routine, I highly recommend anything with hyaluronic acid and this serum is great!

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After using a serum, the next step is usually a thick night cream or balm, and right now I am head over heels for this LIVE Botanical Blue Tansy Balancing Balm. I am a sucker for anything containing blue tansy. This little tin has taken the place of my well-loved blue cocoon from May Lindstrom for now, but that will always be one of the greatest products of all time in my eyes. You can order a trial size of the blue cocoon here.

The texture of this balm is absolutely incredible! Just like the cleansing melt concentrate, the texture feels like silk. My skin, along with my nostrils, truly love this super moisturizing balm. On the plus side, the LIVE Botanical balm is only $28!

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The last step in my night-time beauty routine is definitely one of the most important ones. I love slathering oils and body lotions on my skin right before bed. This Night body oil from Osmia Organics is the PERFECT last step before bed because it smells like a lavender field. NO JOKE. Sometimes body oils can be hard to massage in if your skin isn’t damp, but that isn’t the case with this one. I use this even in the day sometimes too, it’s that good. I have had this product for a few weeks now and as you can see not much is gone and that’s because a little bit of this oil goes a long way. The full size is $64, but they also have a travel size that’s only $20.

 

That is all I have to say for now, but thank you all so much for reading this post! And thank you to Integrity Botanicals for collaborating with me on this post. I highly encourage all of you to check out their online shop! I hope each and every one of you have a wonderful rest of your day.

The Best Labor Day SALES 2017It’s almost Labor Day, which means… I turn 21 and there are tons of amazing sales going on!

I am so excited about some of these. Since we’re going to Italy for our honeymoon, I need a few fall pieces and a few of my favorite stores, such as J. Crew and Asos are definitely encouraging that this weekend. 😉 I will be sharing my #1 favorite product (okay, maybe more than just one) from each skincare brand, and something that I’ve recently ordered from the clothing websites. Let’s just go ahead and get into what you came here for.

 

Skincare

Leahlani Skincare (15% off with the code “GOODVIBES”) #1 favorite product: Champagne Serum, #2 Kalima Cleansing Powder, #3 Mermaid Mask

Lavanilla (25% off with code “LAVLABORDAY17”) #1 favorite: Vanilla Grapefruit Fragrance, #2 Healthy Vanilla Candle

Integrity Botanicals (15% off orders of $100 or more with code “LABORDAY”) #1 Osmia Organics Night Body Oil, #2 Mahalo Cleansing Melt (AMAZING)

Organic Skin USA (20% off sitewide with code “SAVEBIG”) #1 Cacao Tanning Mousse (best organic self-tanner!), #2 Face Tan Water

Z Natural Life (20% off sitewide no code needed) Still my #1 favorite deodorant and “Clean” is my favorite scent.

 

Fashion

ASOS (20% off with code “LABORYAY”) THIS skirt is perfect for fall and THIS one is perfect for special occasions

J. Crew (30% off your entire purchase with code “YESPLEASE”) THIS bag is an all-around perfect crossbody!

LOFT (40% off your purchase no code needed) THIS is the absolute perfect sweater for fall and incredibly soft. I just bought it in cream a few days ago! It runs big, so I bought a xs/s.

Nordstrom Rack (extra 25% off clearance!) I just purchased these heels and these pointed loafers (they run a tad big).

 

I am so excited to share with you some updates on our special day! I have been working with WeddingWire throughout my wedding planning process, and they have been such an amazing aid. I truly didn’t know what I was getting myself into and WeddingWire has made the process much more simple. Our date is October 18th, which is QUICKLY approaching and we still feel as if we have incredible amounts of tasks to complete. Today, I wanted to share with you two things that have been checked off my list: wedding day heels and my garter!

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I know what you’re thinking; and yes, that is the most beautiful garter ever made.

One day, I was watching a YouTube video by the insanely beautiful Mallory Ervin, (who is my new YouTube obsession, seriously go check her out) and she was talking about all the details of her special day. I’ll link the specific video HERE. She held up her garters by the company Agata Maria Couture. It was love at first sight for me, and I instantly visited their website.

Garters were something that I hadn’t even thought about yet, but they are such an important detail, and I didn’t want the average poor quality garter that looked like everyone else’s. The one in the pictures just spoke to me and I knew it would match my dress perfectly. I chose the Jasmine garter in honey. I then emailed Agata Maria and asked if they would be interested in an official collaboration, and they graciously accepted. I actually received the garter yesterday and I had to share it with you all as soon as possible. I loved it that much!

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As for heels, I wanted something classic and comfortable while still being beautiful. I truly love these from J. Crew. What I love about these heels is that I can wear them to other events other than my wedding since they’re so classic! They were also on sale and were much cheaper than some of the others I was looking at. 😉

Wedding Planning Update #3 (My Garter + Shoes!)

Wedding Planning Update #3 (My Garter + Shoes!)

I was hoping that by now, I could officially share some tips and details on the groomsmen’s suits, but the details aren’t 100% worked out yet. Ironically, I was looking for a certain grey tweed suit and couldn’t find it anywhere. As I was searching the web, I ran across this forum on WeddingWire and someone recommended a website that has the exact suit that I need. Also, it is very affordable! I will check back in with you all regarding that topic in the near future.

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That’s all that I have to share today, but I will be back very soon! If you are engaged, or plan to be, I highly recommend utilizing the tools on WeddingWire. I have to start my seating chart for my reception very soon, and I will be using the feature on their website, which makes it SO easy.

And of course, if you are looking for a garter, Agata Maria‘s are simply the best of the best. They even have a stunning light blue one with pearls!

I want to say thank you to each and every one of you who took time out of your day to read this post. Have a wonderful rest of your day and may God bless you abundantly!

 

I have been wearing Undercover Waterwear swimwear for quite some time now, and I have never been disappointed with any of their items. I did a collaboration with them before, and loved the items so much that I ended up buying some, too. When Undercover Waterwear emailed me and asked if I was interested in doing another collaboration, I immediately accepted. These two newest pieces to my collection are so cute, modern, and practical, too! I definitely feel like the pieces I have from this company are the most stylish modest swimwear that I have found and trust me, I have done my research! I love everything they have in black and white! This black swim dress hits right at my knee, and is so comfortable and easy to wear. It also doesn’t stretch tons in the water like most swim dresses. I love the white stripe down the side too! I am wearing a medium, which is my normal size, and it fits perfectly.

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This white swim shirt with the zipper in the front is also adorable and I love how you can zip it to your desired neck line. This runs true to size and the sleeves are normally fitted and don’t slide up when they’re wet. The size I am wearing is one size up from my normal size since they were out of mediums, so it’s a little more loose than the same top I have in black. I paired the white top with my black midi swim skirt. I love how these are straight and look much more feminine than most swim skirts that I have seen. These run true to size for me as well!

I wear long, tight shorts underneath my swim skirts and dresses, which you can find at Walmart, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Academy, or any sporting goods store near you. 🙂

 

 

 

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I hope you all enjoyed this post! I also wanted to mention that these sunglasses can be found here, and they’re definitely my most-worn ever since buying them from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

Thank you again, Undercover Waterwear for sending me these beautiful pieces to do a review on. If you are thinking about buying something from this incredible company, I definitely recommend doing so!