Thursday, February 28, 2013

Tea Time Bridal Shower {pt. 2 | the guests}

For this post, I wanted to share a few photos of my beautiful family & friends in attendance at my bridal shower! 
Guests were encouraged to wear a fun hat or fascinator in honor of the "tea party" theme. Enjoy! :) 

- Lael

my amazing aunt being a wonderful hostess
my fabulously chic grandmother with her two precious sisters - how adorable are their hats?! 
my 3 beautiful family members to be -- the one of the far right is my future mother-in-law!  
a wonderful group of ladies from my church

my mom is amazing -- i love her more than i can say! 

the girls having fun during one of the shower games
two of my lovely bridesmaids

my gorgeous bridal party, minus 2 -- missed having Lindsey & Amanda! 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Tea Time Bridal Shower {pt. 1 | the details}

My sweet aunt, two grandmothers, and mom went above and beyond to throw me an amazing tea party-themed bridal shower! I have so many wonderful photos to share, so I will be breaking this post into 3 parts! Come back tomorrow and Friday to see the rest of the photos! Today, I wanted to focus on some of the adorable details! 

"tea time" bunting
tea bag party favors
"from miss to mrs." bunting
props for a fun shower game
decorative bike with flowers for the entrance
teapots as vases
more adorable bunting
an array of teacups supplied by my grandmother & great aunts

sparkly "love" sign

favorite teacup

I'm still on cloud nine from this shower and can't wait to share more with you! Thanks for stopping by!

- Lael

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Coat: Macy's (similar)
Sweater: H&M
Pants: Forever 21
Scarf: Nordstrom
Bag: Steve Madden (via Ross)
Heels: Charlotte Russe 
For me, wearing black head-to-toe seems to be the most common (and least intimidating!) execution of the monochromatic trend. I am, however, starting to experiment with other colors! First up? Mint

Wearing one color head-to-toe is very flattering on nearly all figures. Don't worry about pairing pieces in the exact same shade of a certain color - in fact, it's sometimes better to have variating shades, especially if you're going with a brighter color. Add a few neutral accessories and your monochromatic look is complete! 

Tomorrow I'm excited to share some photos from the adorable "tea party" bridal shower my aunt and grandmothers threw for me this past weekend, so I hope you'll come back to check it out! 

Thanks for reading!

- Lael 

Monday, February 18, 2013

The Red Blazer

Blazer: H&M
Top: Old Navy
Jeans: Old Navy
Flats: Charlotte Russe
Bag: H&M
Rings: Dillard's, H&M
Necklace: Charlotte Russe
(no links due to most items being over a year old)
I'm a huge fan of blazers. They're classic, flattering and versatile. It's wise to have a great fitting blazer in black and one other basic color like navy or khaki, but I've found that you can also do a lot with a red blazer! I love the pop of color this particular blazer brings to any outfit. Also, when you think of how many holidays utilize the color red - 4th of July, Christmas, Valentine's Day, etc. - it truly comes in handy!

Thank you, as always, for stopping by! Wishing you a wonderful week!

- Lael

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Prints, Stripes, & Brights

Sweater: Forever 21
Jeans: Forever 21
Scarf: Old Navy
Heels: Charlotte Russe
Bag: H&M
Shades: Betsey Johnson
Watch: Michael Kors
Lips: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain - Romantic

Who knew leopard print, gray and white stripes, mustard and a pop of coral could all work together? Getting creative with different prints, patterns and colors can be a lot of fun! Leopard print and stripes are always a great combo, and as long as the colors are somewhat neutral, the pairing usually always works. Also, when adding a pop of color with heels, try to wear a similar color on your lips - it helps tie the whole look together!

Wedding planning is certainly picking up, thus my lack of posting lately! Less than 3 months to go! :) Thanks for stopping by!

- Lael