7/18/14

My Style: Everybody Deserves To Sparkle


Happy Friday!! Last night in San Francisco we celebrated Glitter Guide's 3rd anniversary with an intimate garden dinner party -- it was so beautiful and I'm so glad I was in town for it! I thought it was appropriate to share how I styled our 'Everybody Deserves To Sparkle' tee that we created in collaboration with eLuxe to kick off our celebratory weekend! 

Photos by Krista A. Jones

7/15/14

Bridesmaid Gifts With Shane & Co.

Bridesmaid Gifts

As we get closer and closer to our wedding date (under 3 months -- ah!!!) I've started to work on all the small details. Right now I'm focusing on finding beautiful gifts for my bridesmaids and the rest of the amazing people that are part of our big day. I've looked endlessly online for ideas - but when I came across Shane & Co. I found some unique and quality pieces of jewelry that would make the perfect gift for my girls! I love the necklaces that can be engraved and the idea of each of them wearing a pretty ring on our wedding day. Which piece is your favorite?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Shane Co. The opinions and text are all mine.


7/14/14

Packing For California


As you read this I'll be flying high across the country to my favorite place -- my grandmother's house in the Napa Valley! Usually I am pretty organized with my packing and have piles ready to go but this year I procrastinated -- read on to see the 6 things I always bring when I travel to California!

7/11/14

DIY Summer Garden Arrangement


I love the few months out of the year that there are fresh flowers to be picked to make garden arrangements versus making my weekly trip to the store for blooms. Our yard now has mostly greens for the picking -- but luckily my parents' is full of hydrangea. I can't ever get them to last more then a few days, so I did end up grabbing a small bundle of stock to replace the hydrangea in this arrangement and thought I'd share the easy steps to putting it together. Hope you have a great weekend -- I'll be backing for my trip to the Napa Valley on Monday! 

7/9/14

Beauty: Engagement Photos With bareMinerals


We put off taking our engagement phots for ever. I  knew I wanted to do something special with them, but also not fussy -- and something that was a reflection of our life together. After a lot of scheduling and re-scheduling with our amazing photographer - Abby Jiu we finally landed on the most simple concept right around the corner from our house. I typically hate photos of myself - so I knew I wanted help with my makeup for these special pictures and was truly honored to have the most incredible artist (William) from bareMinerals come help prep me! Not only did he do an amazing job with my makeup but he gave me tips that I've been continuing to use since! Read on for more photos, expert tips and a peek at the final engagement session! 

All photos by Abby Jiu