It's wedding SZN people!!!!
It's crazy for me to think that a year ago I was less than a month away from my wedding day!
I'm pretty sure my inner bridezilla had performed her big debut by this point, lol.
After experiencing the overwhelming details of being a bride, I now know the importance of NOT texting the bride with simple questions like, "what do you think I should wear to your wedding?" In no way am I saying that the bride doesn't care about your concerns, but she has SO many other details to tend to.
I know as a guest you just want to make sure you're dressed appropriately, so that's why I'm here to educate you on wedding guest attire. :)
Am I the only one that gets a wedding invitation and reads "black tie optional," and goes straight to Pinterest for some clue on what this means? Haha! It can be super confusing, and none of us want to show up to a wedding under or over dressed!
Below I've listed wedding guest attire for most weddings, with an appropriate idea of what to wear. Of course I've also listed some of my favorite dresses under $100, that would be perfect for any summer wedding, formal or not!
I hope this helps! Oh and just a tip, never try to outdress the bride ;)
Girl you better be fancy!!! LOL! But really, I'm talkin' ball gown, heels, and all your finest jewelry. I don't personally know of anyone who has had a wedding this formal, but ya never know!
This isn't going to be quite as dressy as white tie. You can either wear a long gown, or even a cocktail length, but make sure it's not too casual.
Black Tie Optional
This one always throws me for a loop because it seems contradicting, BUT apparently it's a thing lol. You can either wear what I listed above under "Black Tie," or something a tad bit more casual such as a jumpsuit or a nice pair of pants.
Dressy Casual or Semiformal
Most of us are used to this one! You can wear something like a nice romper/jumpsuit/pants, a cocktail length dress, or even a skirt paired with a blouse.
Casual or Daytime
This can be something you may wear to a summer party, or out to lunch with your girls! A casual dress, romper, or skirt are all great for a casual event.
Y'all, I can't believe it's officially summer! It seems like this year has just flown by!
My husband and I just recently had a conversation that we thought it was going to be a pretty mild summer this year in Texas because it really hasn't been that hot here... WELL, as the first day of summer approached, that quickly changed, lol! This past week it has been SO HOT! Like the kind of hot that makes you second guess living in Texas, haha.
When it gets hot like this there are two things that I start craving... iced tea and fruit! I pretty much make fresh iced tea on the reg during the summer time. It's just so refreshing, and a great break from water ;)
As far as fruit goes, I normally love pineapple, mango, and strawberries during the summer, but now have a few new faves to add to my list now!
I've been trying to come up with creative healthy snacks to munch on this summer, and this watermelon salad is my new fave! Believe it or not, I have actually always hated watermelon. I know that sounds crazy, but apparently my taste has changed because I crave it now!
So here is the simple recipe to my watermelon summer salad:
1 small watermelon
Fresh mint leaves
Juice of 1 lime
There is no intricate way to assemble this salad. Ya just cut it all up and throw it all together, and VOILA!
So yummy and refreshing!
This would also be a perfect dish to take to any summer gathering, potluck, or party!
I hope you guys enjoy this delicious recipe as much as I have! Have a wonderful and safe weekend!
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If you're living in the Dallas or surrounding areas, there's a new shopping center in Highland Village that you have to visit! It's brand new, they have great shops, and EVEN entertainment!
It's called the Shops at Highland Village, and they are having outdoor concerts on the weekends, WOOHOO! It's such a perfect scene for date night, or to hang out and grab a drink with all of your friends (oh and it's totally family friendly).
I attended the concert last night with my family and we sat outside and had dinner while listening to live music... doesn't get much better than that for a beautiful summer evening.
The upcoming concert dates are: June 15th, June 22nd, June 29th.
Check out the event schedule and store directory HERE!
I've come to the conclusion that this striped dress that I'm wearing is the perfect summer dress!
I wore it to the concert last night and it was so comfy and breezy (always a perk in this Texas heat, lol).
You could TOTALLY wear this dress to a wedding, a summer party, vacation... the list goes on!
Simply change out your shoes and jewelry to dress it up or down! I paired this dress with a pair of platforms (my favorites, btw) and these fun gold earrings that y'all have seen me wear a million times :)
I must say though, I think the BEST part about this dress is that it is only $27.99 and right now you can an extra 30% off by using code "DRESS30" at checkout!!! That makes this dress less than $20! I don't think this dress could get any better, lol.
I hope you all like this dress because you will probably see me wearing it on repeat all summer long! Haha!
HAPPY FRIDAY YOU GUYS!!!
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Can y'all believe that Father's Day is just around the corner?!?!
In case you had no idea, go ahead and mark your calendars for June 18th! :)
I've mentioned this before, but I LOVE to give gifts!
Most of the time when I get a gift for someone, I like to give something that I picked JUST for them. I mean I'm all for getting a person exactly what they want , but if you know a person well enough, sometimes you can pick out a gift for them that they didn't even know they wanted! That's the best!
Needless to say, I love shopping for Mother's Day and Father's Day because I usually feel pretty confident that I can find that PERFECT gift.
I know all of our dads are different, but in case you were wondering about my dad...
he is kind, faithful, supportive, and the best guy I know!
My parents have been married for nearly 30 years, and I couldn't be more thankful to have them as an example. I remember as a little girl my two older brothers would aways send me as the "messenger" if we wanted something from my dad because I was a total daddy's girl, haha! I am the youngest child AND the only girl.... yeahhhh, my dad had a real hard time saying no to me. ;)
SOOOO, for all those times my dad said yes to me, let me pick out my own outfits when my mom was out of town, and let me eat sweets when my mom may have said no, he's going to get a REAL good gift this year! :)
I hope you guys find just what you're looking for on this Father's Day Gift Guide!
Don't forget to spoil those men in your life on the 18th!
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Happy humpday you guys!!
SOOOO lately I've been really into these platform Steve Madden sneaks that I snagged a few months back. For some reason, my husband is not a fan (insert eye roll here), BUT of course I wear them anyways #NoShameInMyFashionGame ;)
Not trying to discourage you guys from trying out this trend- it's probably just my guy, haha!
ANDDDDD, just thought I should apologize in advance for my discolored skin in all of these pics! They were taken after my last sunburn... so gross, I know ;)
Looking beyond the sunburn, let's talk about these shoes!
I'm really into platforms lately (possibly because I'm STILL a wanna-be Spice Girl, lol). So maybe you aren't into a SNEAKER platform, but think about the sandal platforms (HEART EYES FOR DAYZZZ). There are truly so many ways to wear a pair of platforms!
Think about how hot platforms were in the 70s! Incase you haven't heard- the 70s are BACK BABY :) Rock a pair of platforms with flared jeans and a pretty crop top! ORRR a pair of skinny jeans and a flowy blouse. The options are totally limitless.
So, yes girl! Go get yourself a pair of Spice Girl worthy platforms and rock it out!
I've linked my current favorites below for you all to shop! Now go find your faves and "Spice up ya life!" (HAHA! Gosh I'm lame)
MY PLATFORM PICKS!