Oct 30, 2014

He said "YES"!

Dream Wedding Venue: Italy


I would like to apologize to anyone whose social media (Twitter, Bloglovin', and Facebook) accounts that I may have blown up with wedding everything last night! I don't know how I managed to do it, but I somehow shared everything from this post in individual posts, published them, and sent them out through all social media sites.  I still have no earthly idea how it happened.... I guess that is what you get for linking everything together!
I had this post scheduled for Friday, but I decided to post today to make sure my family and friends know that I haven't decided to elope!  And no I am not that crazy girlfriend trying to "subtly" drop hints to her boyfriend either!  I promise I was just trying to do research for this blog post!! Ahhhh!!!

Okay, now you may ask what exactly is the reason behind this blog post if I am not getting married any time soon?!  Well.. I was asked to choose my dream destination wedding and pick a dress inspired by the location.  Of course I picked Italy because umm who wouldn't?!  And how gorgeous would a vintage, glamour inspired wedding be in Italy?! The accessories I chose above (brooch bouquets, the vintage headpiece, and THOSE SHOES) all add that extra vintage touch.  And most importantly the DRESS!  How gorgeous is the lace detailing?!  I found this dress on Lover.ly.  If you are looking for a wedding dress you must check out their dress page!  If you are a bride, maid of honor, groom, or just a wedding enthusiast you will LOVE Lover.ly!  It is a one stop shop to discover wedding ideas, receive tips, purchase wedding products, and share all wedding finds!

 Happy Planning (or like me.. Dreaming)!

Oct 29, 2014

Love Letter

TUNIC: Lady Noiz, LOVE, Cute, Splurge  SCARF: Matson Design Studio  SOCKS:  Free People, Similar   BOOTS: Old, CuteFree People option  BRACELETS:  Cupcake, Spike, Stone

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Dear Fall,
         Why are you doing this to me?!  I love everything about you! Your weather is perfection, you smell amazing, and your leaves are a wondrous sight.  You are full of tailgates, pumpkin carving, bonfires, s'mores, and pumpkin flavored everything.  However, you are also full of gorgeous chunky scarves, sweaters, boot socks, booties, and coats.  I just cannot get enough of your amazing weather inspired fashion.  And there lies the problem.. my bank account is just not loving you as much as I am.  You know I am only a teacher, yet you still torture me.  Thank you for being so amazing.. but please stop encouraging me to shop!  I would hate to have to start going to meetings!

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                                                                                                       (on a Teacher's Budget)

Alright enough silliness and onto the SALES! Here are a few promo codes and sales that I have been  "saving" money with:

L. Mae Boutique:  20% off with coupon code LMAE20
Antropologie:  Extra 25% off sale items with code EXTRAEXTRA
Saks:  Up to 60% off sale,  free shipping with code FREESHIP

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While we are taking about saving money, don't forget to enter the $500 Tory Burch Giveaway!


Oct 27, 2014

Monday Marvels: $500 Tory Burch Giveaway

COAT: Old, Similar Style, Similar Color  TOP: Target, Similar PANTS:  Jagger Super Skinny Jeans SHOES: Steve Madden Old, Similar, Cute CLUTCH: Tory Burch  EARRINGS: Heirloom Finds   c/o BRACELETS:  Sage K and Co,  Stella and Dot

 I literally have maybe two pieces at most of yellow clothing hanging in my closet.  Don't get me wrong I like yellow... I just tend to stray away from it in the stores.  MUSTARD on the other hand is a different story (including the condiment)! I love pairing mustard with darker colors (especially anything navy).  I have soon come to realize that tons of other people are loving the mustard color as well this season!  My size tends to be sold out in anything mustard.  Guess I will be living in this jacket this fall.  

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Giveaway Alert: Okay okay okay.. on to the good stuff that I promised you last week!  I have teamed up with some amazingly talented bloggers to bring you (our sweet readers) a TORY BURCH GIVEAWAY!  Wait for it....a $500 TB Giftcard Giveaway!! Take it as our "THANK YOU for being so amazing" giveaway.  We love sharing our style, finds, eats, and travels with you, and without anyone to read our blogs- they would be pointless.  So.. thank you again! AND ENTER NOW!! 

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Oct 24, 2014

Fabulous Friday Finds

First things first,  congrats to Karin S.  for winning the Billie+Betty giveaway! 

JACKET: Urban Proper Boutique SWEATER:  Anthropologie JEANS:  Anthropologie  CLUTCH:  Tory Burch  SHOES:  Old, Similar  EARRINGS:  ILY Couture  SUNNIES: Karen Walker

I absolutely love shopping at boutiques... the prices at boutiques not so much! That is why I wanted to let you in on a little secret- Urban Proper Boutique.  You may have heard me talk about UP in passing-but you must go check out their Facebook page!  They have the cutest selections but with very affordable prices.  I got this jacket at the end of winter last year, and I have been waiting on a cooler day to finally get to wear it!  And yes... I did the unthinkable!!! I paired it with WHITE pants!!! I'm sorry I just can't help myself...such a rebel! 

SALE ALERT:  Another favorite boutique find is Bauble N Gems! They have adorable jewelry pieces at very affordable prices.  Use coupon code FALLINTOBNG to receive 20% off of your purchase and FREE shipping in the US! 

While I am talking about amazing finds!! I have to tell you about this AMAZING product that I have recently tried!  I have been killing myself wearing those gorgeous shoes, you know the ones with the 4 in heels and no support at all!?! But they are just so adorable I will take 8 hours of pain so the world can also revel in the beauty of my gorgeous shoes... Well.. I have found a miracle product for girls who understand my serious self inflicted SHOE pain.  It is called Sole Serum, and it is made with a blend of natural and active ingredients.  I have had it for about two weeks now, and I wanted to make sure it really worked before I shared the "wealth" with you lovelies! But I promise it has worked wonders for me! And don't worry I put it to the test too- dancing in heels at a 6 hour wedding reception, breaking in new ballets and heels,  and long walks in HEELS!  If you feel my pain, you must give this a shot!  Use coupon code FALL30 for 30% off your order!

** All opinions are my own.

Thanks for stopping by pretties!  Check back in Monday, I have
 something fabulous in the works for y'all!

Oct 22, 2014

Southern Sunsets

TUNIC:  Free People  DRESS:  Free People  BOOTS:  Old, Similar  EARRINGS:  Heirloom Finds  BRACELETS:  Spike, Chain-similarGem 

Does anyone watch Nashville?!  I have become quite obsessed with everything about that show, especially the southern charm and fashion.  If you do watch it, then you may know who inspired this look!  One of the characters on the show, has such a romantic/southern/boho chic style.  When I saw this precious little lace dress in the store,  I immediately thought of Scarlett from Nashville.  I paired this little lace number with a Free People tunic (that I snuck out of my sister's closet).  It was the absolute perfect outfit to wear for a gorgeous sunset kind of night!

Don't forget to enter the Billie+Betty $50 gift card giveaway.  The giveaway will close this Thursday at 6 am so get your entries in before then!  The winner will be announced on Friday's post (Oct. 24).

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