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2016 Year End Review

It's the last day of 2016 and I must admit I'm a little sad to see it go; this year will always hold a special place in my heart as the year we got married but in looking back I realize beyond getting married it was a pretty awesome year. 
Wedding Planning
Considering it's a once in a lifetime thing, the wedding was a highlight of the year and most of the year had a focus on the planning. 
We started off the year attending The Pink Bride Show 

I met celebrity wedding planner David Tuterra, who loves family style dinners at wedding FYI (yes I would have scrapped the idea if he said to) 

We took our engagement pictures on a freezing February day, I guess it's our love keeping me warm because it certainly wasn't that dress. 

We took a marriage prep class - Making Marriage Make Sense and had awesome marriage mentors. 

In the spring we attended a bridal show at our venue and it really started coming together. 

In September my fabulous MOH threw a beautiful bridal shower 

And of …

Wedding Wednesday - Amateurs

I'm skipping ahead a bit on the wedding day timeline because since I first looked though all of our photos I've been looking forward to sharing these in particular. When making our list of must have photos I asked for a picture of each couple during our anniversary dance thinking it would be nice one day to look back and remember who was there. The anniversary dance for those of you not familiar is when the newly married couple asks all the married couples to join them on the dance floor and then the MC asks couples to leave the dance floor if they've been married less than a certain time frame (we did 5 year increments) until the longest married couple is the last couple remaining. 
When I looked at these photos from this special dance I was blown away by what I saw and what they captured. There's s saying "oh, to be young and in love" and while there's excitement with young love our family and friends have shown us how love intensifies with time and li…

Closet Crisis

Hey y'all, hope you had the merriest of Christmases. I spent my day off starting the process of cleaning out my closet - oh what fun! Over the past couple of months I've read a lot about capsule waredrobes and I've thought a lot about it. I LOVE clothes and fashion but I tend to buy a lot of OMG I love this in the moment pieces and then fall out of love very quickly. But last week I decided I need to make this move - in preparation for my husband's company holiday dinner I realized I had nothing to wear. I mean, I obviously had clothes but it struck me at that moment that I don't currently have the classic LBD that can go from the office to a night out and if my closet is lacking the basic cornerstone of a woman's waredrobe than clearly I'm doing something wrong. 
I've decided to do a major clean out, take inventory to discover key pieces missing and focus my clothing spending in 2017 on investing in staple pieces rather than lots of fast fashion. I al…

Custom Makeover at Sephora

While I'm waiting for my feet to peel, my lashes to grow and trying out perfumes I decided to get a makeover for a holiday party over the weekend. 
Custom makeovers at Sephora are complimentary to Rouge VIB members or any customer making a $50 minimum purchase. Appointments are booked online and you purchase a $50 gift card when checking into the store, which actually you don't even have to use that day or you can purchase in advance. Technically you could buy a gift card once and then wave it around for future makeovers but I guess eventually they would catch onto you. Anyways, they make a big freaking deal about having the gift card - I received an online gift card once and the store associates not only couldn't use it but they were nasty to me about not having the gift card even though I did they just didn't know how online ones work. Note to Sephora - I didn't buy the $150+ in makeup used on me that day and made the bare minimum purchase. But, my recent experi…