Outdoor Wedding Makeup & Outfit Of The Day

Hey guys!  As many of you are probably aware, one of my best friends got married this past weekend and I have had several people ask me about what I was wearing.  I thought I would list everything here to make it easier for everyone.

Black Shirtdress from Talbots
Michael Kors Sandals
Forever 21 Opulent Statment Necklace

Crossbody Convertible Bag from Michael Kors
Diamond Watch by Bulova
Bracelets by Alex & Ani and Chico's

Charm Bracelet by Christian Dior
Cocktail Ring from Victoria's Secret (years ago)
Nails:  I'm Addicted by Essie

Makeup I was wearing:
Tarte Clean Slate Poreless Primer 
Dior Airflash Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
MAC Peaches Blush
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light
Nars Laguna Bronzer
Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette
Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Whiskey
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper
Anastasia Brow Wiz and Clear Brow Gel
Maybelline The Rocket Mascara
MAC Up The Amp Lipstick
Milani Glitzy Glamour Gloss in Fashion Diva

(picture from the wedding)

All in all I was really happy with how everything looked together.  The dress is a stretch cotton so it is really fitted in the top and the skirt really fans out, which was perfect.  The flowy skirt kept me really cool and it was perfect to dance in!

The sparkly rhinestone jewelry really popped against the black.  By switching out the flat sandals for heels you could easily take this outfit into black-tie territory.

(here you can kind of see how the skirt flared out)

Thank you for all of the compliments and hope this helps in case you are in the market for something similar.  Have a great week, everybody!
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My Friend's Wedding Day!

In case you missed it, I totally blew up Facebook today with a million posts about my friend's wedding last night.  She's one of my most favorite people in this world, and I was so excited for her on such a special occasion.  It was a beautiful day, absolutely perfect for two lovers in love.

The bride & groom

Me with the bride seconds before she went down the aisle

Mom & Tracy

Tracy & Whitney

Tracy & Carrie

Me & Carrie

Me & Shana

Alyssa & yours truly

Me & Whitney

I love this photo!  We've been friends for forever, I am who I am today because of them.
Carrie, Tracy, Me, Whitney

It was an outdoor wedding on a beautiful day.  It definitely got a little warm, but a true southern belle brings a fan to all her social events!

Here are a couple of little/quick videos I did during the wedding.  The first one is of the actual ceremony and the 2nd one is just us girls being silly.

Holding hands and dancing with my girl.  We grew up doing this.

Never miss a chance to dance...

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Style Favorite: Polka Dots With Pink!

Hey guys!  It recently occurred to me that I have a color pattern that I am really fond of - black and white polka dots with a hot pink accent.  It's very girly and chic and the colors marry perfectly.  Kate Spade is my jam, I am such a fan of the brand and almost every single item that they have, and that combination of colors is kind of iconic with the brand.  Here are some things I have been enjoying lately in this color family!

Victoria's Secret The Mayfair Pajama, $52

Keds for Kate Spade New York Kick Sneaker, $75

Let me know what color patterns you are enjoying and if you have anything in this color scheme.  Have a great weekend!
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First Bath And Body Works Fall 2015 Candle Haul!

Hey guys!  I am so excited!!!!!  I bought my first Fall candles from BBW!  Seasonal candles can totally transform your home no matter what time of year.  A tried and true and a couple of new, here's what I purchased to celebrate the arrival of Autumn (next month).

These.  Smell.  Delicious.
I am SO happy with each one of these!  I am fairly sure Buttercream Icing is new this year, as I don't remember ever seeing it before.  It is a reallyyyy sweet candle, so make sure you like those really rich/sweet ones before you order this.  Last Fall I purchased a Salted Caramel Corn candle, but this is the first time I have ever picked up the Salty Caramel one.  It's sooooooo yummy.  And lastly I picked up an oldie but goodie, the infamous Leaves candle that is the quintessential Fall candle to have in your home.  I know it might not sound too appealing, but this candle smells just like the mall.  You know that wonderful aroma when you walk in, say, the Hallmark store or Williams-Sonoma?  This is that smell.   Marshmallow Fireside has always been my favorite scent from BBW, but in the past couple of years it seems that that candle is just not as strong as it used to be.  Leaves has probably moved into the #1 position for best BBW candle of all time.  LOVE.  If you only get one candle for Fall, then definitely go with the Leaves one.

Here are the candle descriptions so that you can get a better idea of how they smell.

Let me know if you have any candle recommendations that you think I should try!  (Any brand)
Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!
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Small Victoria's Secret Haul: August 2015

Hey guys!  I recently picked up a few wardrobe staples of mine from Victoria's Secret and thought I would share them with you today!  There are certain items that are a complete necessity that I only purchase from VS, and these would definitely qualify as such.

In the Fall and Winter I basically live in yoga pants and Victoria's Secret has the best in my opinion.  I am kind of tall (5'8"), and while that's not extremely tall or anything, I do have extremely long legs. I love that you can get these pants in 4 different lengths (short, regular, long, extra long).  I get mine in the long length and they are perfect!  If you are super-duper tall the extra long length would be ideal, I can't imagine them being too short for ANYONE.  In the Spring and Summer I enjoy their cropped yoga pants with the fold-over waist, as they don't offer a classic yoga cropped pant.  I really prefer the simplicity of the regular waist, as the fold-over top can sometimes be aggravating.  These are just perfect for me!  This particular style of yoga pant is available in black, navy, and charcoal gray.  I just grabbed 3 pairs of the black as that is my favorite color to wear.

I am a self-confessed pajama hoarder, and the Mayfair Pajama from VS is probably my favorite that they have.  I get a new pair of these every year and I adore them.  If you buy a lot of pi's from VS then you are probably aware of how they slightly change and tweak them ALL the time, and I really like these this time around.  They are a slightly slicker fabric with a hint of stretch, not much, but slight enough you do notice it.  They are silkier this year and the perfect weight - not so delicate they would be flimsy, but thin and light enough you could wear these all year and not roast.  Polka dot pj's are my favorite, and I thought these were just adorable.  I love the matching slumber mask, even though I don't wear them all that often.  And while these pajamas are a little expensive, they really do last year after year.  I have accumulated so many throughout the years and they always stay really nice looking.  Highly recommend!

Thanks for stopping by guys and have a great week!
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Family Fun Day!

Hey guys!  We had such a blessed weekend spent with family, and I thought I would share some of it with you to show my friends and those who follow my blog and don't live close to me, what "home" looks like.  Born and raised in the Appalachian Mountains of southeastern Kentucky, the place I call home is the quintessential small-town community where everybody knows everybody and family is what matters most.

My favorite part of my drive home...topping the hill into Whitesburg <3

The turnoff to my mom's house.

Dinner, fellowship, and fun and games with the kiddos.  A perfect family night.

A short drive from my mom's house, about 10 minutes or so, there are some spectacular views of Pine Mountain.  I love to come and see the mountains when the leaves are lush and green and everything is alive.  Just as beautiful (maybe even more so) is when all of the leaves start turning at the beginning of Fall.  Bright orange and rust and full of color, Fall is a gorgeous times to visit these mountains.

Thank you for sharing our picture-perfect day with us!  If you've never been, then I highly recommend visiting Kentucky.  We'll invite you in and make you feel right at home <3

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