Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Simply the Best: 2018 in a Nutshell

'Tis the season for bloggers to recap 2018! I love sharing these posts every year. For one, it's interesting and fun to look at my stats and see what posts were the most engaging and clearly the favorite month to month.

Sometimes, as a content creator, we get so amped for a post and think "oh this is gonna be a hit..." only for it to do just OK. Then other times, we're feeling meh about a post or photos and it gets more comments and views than any other post that year. Content creation is funny, folks!

I was also told last year by a reader that these recaps are the best for new readers - they get to see the highlights of the blog from the entire year and bring them up to speed if they've only been following for the later part of the year. I never considered that but love that these posts are beneficial for some! In the past, I've shared my personal favorites but last year I opted to share the ones that performed best each month and that was equally as fun! So I decided to keep it going for this year's post. So without further ado, let's review 2018 (and oh what a year it was!).

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The Phoenix (Voodoo Vixen)

Do you have re-occurring dreams? Or re-occurring dream themes?

I definitely do! I used to think it was anxiety caused but mine occurs randomly in recent years so it's hard to tell for sure.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Order Up! Our Retro Diner Wedding

Our photos are here! Our photos are here! Praise the wedding gods, our wedding photos are here!

If I am being honest, we got these bad boys back a couple weeks before Christmas (earlier than expected!) but I wanted to share them with family and enjoy them to myself for a bit before sharing some highlights. I figured after the holidays would be the perfect time!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Yes to the Dress: My Customized Dress from Ve'Lace Bridal

Lots of women know what dress they want to rock as they walk down the aisle. They see it in a magazine or have shopped before or they spot it on the TV in a show or movie. If they don't know the exact dress, then most know what style they are going for. I didn't know what dress I wanted but I definitely knew what style I wanted - something tea length, retro, puffy, unique, and detailed. Oh and sleeves. I wanted sleeves!

I decided to start my dress shopping at Ve'Lace Bridal in Bellingham, MA. My maid of honor, Red, got her dress there when she was shopping and the staff there were so great and everyone was so awesome to Red that I knew I had to include Ve'Lace when I started shopping.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Holiday Cheer with Brittans Designs

I know, I know - you want to see the wedding photos already. Well, so do I! Trust me, I plan to share all the wedding details soon enough. First, though, I have a fun holiday lookbook featuring Brittans Designs from Etsy.

Brittans Designs creates custom ladies neckties and bows on Etsy that definitely cater to the vintage lovin' gal. With some Disney inspired bows, I Love Lucy inspired bows, and a plethora of holiday themed bows and ties, Brittan's Etsy shop has something for everyone!

I knew I wanted to style a few for the holidays - I knew it'd be SO easy to transform an everyday outfit into something more festive just by adding a bow! Brittan kindly sent me 3 different styles to work with - a neck tie, an elegant bow with a neck fasten and closure, and a more festive bow with a brooch back. I love that these each provide a variety of wear to give you a variety of styling options! You can order just about any of Brittan's bows with the closure of your liking and I LOVE that!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Pinup in Paradise: Part 2 (ft. Grace Karin)

As you may recall from last week's post, I was rocking some lovely Grace Karin dresses on my honeymoon a couple weeks ago (argh, take me back to Costa Rica!). While my first post showcased a swing style dress that is totally my speed, this week I am excited to share a more fitted style that I opted for to add some variety to the trip.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Pinup in Paradise: Part 1 (ft. Grace Karin)

Shortly before Halloween, the team over at Grace Karin (one of Amazon Fashion's biggest style brands) reached out to me about a collaboration. It was PERFECT timing, really, as my wedding was right around the corner and I had just started planning what I'd bring with me to our honeymoon.