August 29, 2014

Giveaway: $200 Nordstrom Gift Card!

I am so excited to be teaming up with 17 other beautiful bloggers to celebrate labor day weekend, giveaway style! One of you lovely readers will be winning a $200 Nordstrom gift card just in time to stock your closet with some amazing fall clothes and accessories!

So, go ahead, enter to your hearts desire. And remember, if you complete every entry, you will get 10 extra entry points and the more points you get the more likely you are to win! To enter use the rafflecopter below. This giveaway runs until Tuesday, September 9th at midnight! Good luck and don't forget to stop by the lovely co-hosts blogs and show them some love!

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August 14, 2014

Wedding Planning...Step One

(All of the above photos are from The Frosted Petticoat Blog; such beautiful inspiration!)

Hello lovelies! I am sure you all have noticed that I have taken a little bit of my personal time away from writing new blog posts & posting new IG photos lately. I have been quite a busy lady trying to enjoy every moment of being engaged while beginning to plan for the big day! It is such a fun and exciting time of my life, I don't want to take a second for granted! With that being said, a lot of those seconds will need to be spent planning.

I am so grateful for my family and friends and all their support so far, I am also very grateful for Pinterest. Seriously, how did women plan weddings before it?! Obviouslyy I have never been married before, so I am a total rookie when it comes to planning weddings, but I have found a few timelines that I think will be extremely helpful as guidance...

Lets start with 12 months before the tentative wedding date (in no particular order):

-Start wedding folder/Pinterest board...check! I was never the kind of girl to create a wedding board before getting engaged, but as soon as I got back from vacation I jumped right into it. Now I kind of wish I would have all you girls out there that don't even have a current boyfriend but do have a "dream wedding" board you are not as crazy as people may think!

-Work out your budget...I work in finance for a living, need I say more? I would say for anyone that does not usually budget their money that this should be a huge initial focus! Every aspect of your wedding will depend on this!

-Pick your wedding far this has been my favorite part. I cannot wait to have my bestest ladies by my side. I think this is probably one of the easiest decisions that you will make along the way!

-Start planning the guest list...we exceeded our original estimate of guests before even adding in cousins...yikes, this may be a big one! It is definitely a smart move to draft the guest list before looking at venues because depending on the amount of guests you intend to have you may have to choose a different venue. I have run across venues that accommodate for less than 100 attendees to venues that accommodate for 1,000+, and of course everything in-between. 

-Hire a wedding planner...I really think I am going to pass on this one...any of you ladies have any suggestions whether this is worth it or not? 

-Engagement Party...Rich's sisters are taking care of this one for us at the end of the month...I couldn't be more thankful!

-Reserve date & venues...unfortunately we're almost a month in and STILL have not done this yet, but we are checking out some sites this weekend, so I am hoping we find a perfect spot & get a date set right away (fingers crossed!) Of course I will keep you all posted!


August 9, 2014

Shades of Pink

Lip: Nordstrom / Top: Meachy Lynn / Necklace: Meachy Lynn / Polishes: Essie (from left to right: Play Date, Under Where? Madiison Ave Hue, Cascade Cool, Boom Boom Room, Mod Square, Secret Story, & Lights)

Have you all checked out Meachy Lynn yet? If you haven't you definitely need to!

ML owner Michelle & I have teamed up to give some of our Instagram followers a chance to win a gift card to the online boutique! It is so easy to enter...all you have to do it follow @meachylynn on Instagram (today only)! For every 50 entrants a $25 gift card will be given away at random to one lucky winner!

Also, until EOD tomorrow you can get an extra 15% off of all markdowns by using code "Noelle" during checkout. Happy Shopping!