Charming Blue

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There are days when I am getting ready for work and have no idea what to wear. I’ve just rolled out of bed and the thought of putting an outfit together, which normally excites me, just makes me want to crawl back under the covers. However, I try and put my best foot forward because I know that the little extra energy that goes into looking good for the day, goes a long way.  When we know we look good, we feel good. We hold our head up a little higher, we smile a little bigger, and our confidence shows.  So try it tomorrow. Just put in a little extra effort to whatever you decide to wear, how you style your hair, or even add some lipstick.  See how much better it makes you feel. Trust me, it’s worth it!

:: Express Peplum Top :: Target Skirt :: Vintage Belt :: Forever21 Sunglasses :: Ivanka Trump Flats ::

Photos by Tony Oberstar 

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Knot Details

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I am the kind of girl that doesn’t wait for an occasion to buy a dress. Instead, I wait for an occasion to arise to wear the dress. That way I never have to leave a beautiful dress behind in the store or watch it disappear from my shopping cart.  That leaves me with a closet full of beautiful dresses waiting for the perfect occasion to come out and show themselves to the world including this Tbags Los Angeles dress. It gave me a sort of 1920’s flapper feel when I put it on and decided a date night with Brian was as good enough occasion as any. So next time you see a beautiful dress that you love and cannot live without, go ahead and bring it home with you. I’m sure you’ll find an occasion to wear it sooner or later!

Thank you all so much for reading and for entering the Bling Giveaway! We have a winner!

xoxo,
Laura

:: Tbags Los Angeles Knot Detail Dress :: H&M Tassel Necklace :: Izzy & Ali Art Deco Clutch :: Lulu*s Gold Sandals ::

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Lexi’s Wedding

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I thought I’d expand a bit from my usual style and beauty posts to talk weddings…

No, I am not engaged, although someday I would like to be. (Hint hint Brian I hope you are reading this!) But today’s post isn’t about me. This one is dedicated to one of my oldest, and dearest friends, Lexi.  Last summer, I went back to Minnesota where I grew up to celebrate her and Josh getting married.  Lexi and I have been best friends since middle school when we met in seventh grade. All through high school we were inseparable.  I moved to California at the end of junior year and even then, months would pass and when we were together it was as if time had stood still for us. Easily picking up where our last conversations left off.

Seeing her get married was such a special experience and one I was so happy to be a part of. She was the most easy going and beautiful bride I had ever seen. Literally, nothing worried her that day and it was an amazing thing to witness.  She had given her bridesmaids a mint green color palate to choose our dresses from and the end result could not have been more perfect; Complete with beautiful flower crowns to match her bouquet.  She wore a vintage dress from the 1940’s as her “something old” and mint green shoes to match our bridesmaid dresses.

The event was held outside at her uncles’s home in Minnesota.  The two exchanged vows and the party began.  Everything about her wedding to Josh had these two written all over it. Including their very own DIY projects all over the ceremony.  Lexi and I used to spend hours going to the craft store and scrapbook at each other’s houses. Maybe that’s where my love for DIY projects sprouted.  From the hand-painted wooden signs to the block of wood that held her wedding cake, to the to the guest book, and candy station, everything was beautiful, just like Lexi.

One of the most memorable parts of the evening was the live performance by Josh’s band Hale Storm. The group had written the song solely for Lexi and Josh’s first dance.  When I heard it live while watching these two love birds embrace each other as husband and wife, it was so beautiful it gave me chills. I hope they release it someday so you can all hear it.

There are plenty of Pinterest goodies in this blog posts. For all you future brides out there, have fun pinning!  Check out Lexi’s blog Miembre Musings to see what she is up to on her path to building a new business and some amazing vegan recipes!

Love you Lex! Hope to see you soon!
xoxo,

Laura

Photography by Brianna Rannells