Monday, November 5, 2012

Outfit Post: Mint Love

Last weekend David and I spent a lazy Sunday out together. We had lunch at Panera and then went to Lowe's where David so sweetly bought me a little succulent plant. Thank you my love! 

Outfit Details:
Shirt: Charlotte Russe ($10)
Pants: Ross ($10)
Shoes: Ross ($10) 
Flowers: Forever 21 ($3)

Monday, October 22, 2012

Our engagement pictures

Santa Barbara
September 22, 2012
One roll of film
One fantastic photographer
One wonderful weekend

You can see the rest here









Thursday, August 30, 2012

Sseko's 30 ways 30 days challenge

For the last month Sseko Sandals has been hosting a 30 ways for 30 days challenge. I really wanted to remix my Ssekos a bunch of different ways this year. Sadly because I'm in school from 9am-5pm five days a week and have to wear close toed shoes while I am there I haven't gotten the chance to wear them out that much. However I did get to snap a few pictures of my outfit during the weekend! I came up with my own way to tie them! If you've never heard of Ssekos before check out their story here! You can also read my last post about them here! Sseko is an incredible company developed to empower young woman in Uganda by providing jobs that produce money for them to pursue further education! I cannot rave about these shoes or this company enough! Head on over and buy yourself a pair of these versatile sandals! They are so worth it especially since you can tie them and style them in countless ways!


Outfit Details:
Shirt: Thrifted ($5)
Pants: Forever 21 from a garage sale ($1)
Shoes: Ssekos with navy straps 
Bracelet: Made with this tutorial
 One Sandal Endless Possibilities

Sunday, August 12, 2012

He popped the question!

Last weekend my handsome man popped the question! I knew it was coming but I still cried my eyes out like a baby.

On August 5th David blindfolded me and took me on a long car ride to a mysterious destination. being the person that I am I fell asleep during the drive. When we arrived he took off my blindfold and the first thing I saw was a redwood tree I instantly knew we were at Mount Hermon, the camp where we first met.  We took a little trek down to the creek and as we turned the last corner I saw a beautiful picnic set up with wine glasses and flowers. He told me he knew I would be nervous so he had just packed a light lunch for us which turned out to be cheese, crackers, sparkling cider, fruit and some junior mints for dessert. 

After eating our lunch he opened up a large laminated map of California for me. on it were numbered stickers each sticker had an envelope to go with it full of pictures of all the places we had been together. The last envelope had a little note in it which told me we were going to take some pictures together. He had the tripod all set up and told me he was going to set the timer, then he walked over to me and instead of posing for a picture got down on one knee. He told me he knew he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me almost since the moment we had met and asked me if I would spend the rest of my life with him. I said yes! The camera was taking a video since he knew I had really wanted it to be video taped.

It's so surreal to be engaged. I don't feel any different I just feel like myself. However I didn't anticipate the weight and stress of how serious an engagement is. It's the first step of pledging the rest of your life to someone else. Kind of a scary thing not gonna lie. 

I feel truly blessed and honored to be this man's fiance. He is so caring, selfless, godly and responsible. I could have never dreamed of a better guy. He's got it all. 
These pictures are screen shots from the engagement video.

For all of those wondering my ring is a 1960's vintage rings with a platinum setting and gold band. He got it from an amazing etsy seller called Luxe Deluxe. She has an amazing selection of vintage rings and is always listing new ones!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Oh Hello Friend's amazing week of giveaways!

The amazing Danni from Oh Hello Friend is hosting some amazing giveaways this week! Check out what you could win if you  head on over to her wonderful blog and enter!
First up Danni is giving away $100 gift certificate to her charming shop The Wanderlust! You can enter to win here!


Next you could win a pair of amazing clogs from Lotta from Stockholm! You can enter to wind a pair here!





This giveaway had me squealing with delight! You could win a $100 shopping spree from Madewell! You can enter to win here!



It seems as though Danni is saving the best for last! Today she is giving away an Instax 7S, a Polaroid Pogo, and a pack of film! You can enter to win this heart stopping giveaway here


Danni's last giveaway is for $100 towards an adventure with JetBlue! How fun! This would be the greatest for a weekend get away! Check out this giveaway and enter here!

Good luck ladies and may the odds be ever in your favor!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Outfit Post: A Pink Dress for Spring

Over spring break my man came out for a visit. This is what I wore when we went out for an afternoon of shopping and a visit to the Gelato Spot!



On Her:
Sweater: Last Chance
Dress: Forever 21, Thrifted
Shoes: Thrifted
Earrings: Thrifted

On Him:
V-neck: J. Crew, Thrifted
Shorts: Thrifted
Shoes: Toms

Friday, March 9, 2012

Today is a day for a Crown Braid

After watching this lovely crown braid tutorial by She Lets Her Hair Down I was itching to try it myself so today I did. It turned out surprisingly well I thought. I love the way I feel feminine and yet practical with my hair pulled back this way!