Good morning and happy Monday! Summer is here and it's hot hot HOT outside! I've got a summer crush on wearing DRESSES every day. I've been wearing dresses every single day to work because a) I don't want to think about putting together a combination of tops and bottoms, and b) they look fancier even though they're so so comfortable!
This cute floral dress is from My Sister's Closet Boutique. I love this dress because it's lightweight, pretty, and the sleeves are amazing! Because it's summer. I decided to style it simply with some jewelry and nude heels. MSCB has so many other beautiful (and affordable!) dresses for the summer, check them out here.
Last week we were in Utah for Justin's brother's wedding. One thing that fascinates me about Salt Lake/Utah Valley is the amount of shopping it offers! In Eugene, there are like two and a half malls and they don't have the greatest stores...
One mall we love to stop by when we are in Utah are the outlets at Traverse Mountain. One fun little tidbit about me is that I'm actually kind of a cheapskate. I hate paying full price for anything. If I'm shopping around, I am always on the lookout for a discount. We love hitting up Traverse Mountain for many reasons - they have great stores (my favorites are American Eagle and J. Crew, Justin loves Vans and Nike), there are restaurants at and near the mall, and of course - the great sales and prices at all the stores! With the beautiful setting and great stores, it's a wonderful stop whether you're already living in the area or if you're visiting town!
I stopped by American Eagle and got myself a pair of jeggings and this cute constellation tee. They had so many cute items - from jewelry to tops to dresses! I also found a pair of sandals that I purchased at the regular American Eagle store for HALF OFF at the outlet!! I wish I would have been patient! ;)
Long time no blog, sorry about that.. for the two people that read my blog ;) Things have been busy this month, and I feel like once you stop blogging for a few days, it is such a nice break that another week or two of no posts seems to follow. Oops!
Anyway, I have a good excuse for my absence... My brother in law got married a week ago, and we took a long roadtrip out to be a part of the wedding. It was so fun to see our families.
I don't have a ton of girl friends, so being a bridesmaid is a real treat for me. This wedding was only my second time ever being a bridesmaid, and I'm so honored that my new sister in law asked me to be a part of her special day.
The happy couple's main wedding color was navy blue, so a few months ago I was on the hunt for a pretty navy blue dress that I would enjoy wearing even after the wedding. I did not realize how hard it would be to find a navy dress that I liked!! I ordered and returned SO many things, haha!
I finally settled on this cute dress from Asos, and luckily it didn't break the bank. However... it was a tad bit too short for my liking. But I love fixin' up a dress, so it was game on! I whipped out my trusty sewing machine and went to work.
The dress came with a little slip that was made of the same material as the dress, so I used that to add length to the bottom of the dress. I also shortened the sleeves to give it more of a boho look. I found a navy skirt slip and navy sleeved undershirt to wear, and then it was ready to be worn in the wedding!
I loved the way the Asos model wore a silver coin necklace with the dress, so I found one I liked (Lucky Brand), but was able to find it cheaper on eBay.
One thing I wish I would have done a bit different is my makeup! It's fun to get gussied up for a special occasion but there was so much going on that I just did my usual base makeup routine. Below is a video that has great tips for wedding guest makeup!
Thank you so much for reading today!! Hoping to get back into the blogging groove again...