WEEKLY VLOG #7: Visiting our new home!!

Enjoy - and sorry for the short and scattered video!! I am working on getting back in the grove


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Finding My Wedding Dress (The Pictures!)

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Well not of the dress… I am going to have to wait 6 more months for that one and you all and Jon have at least a year and a half ahead of you… SORRY GUYS! I did want to take a minute and to go into more depth about the process of shopping for a wedding dress than I was able to fit into my vlog - see here if you have yet!

All images were captured by Katie Corinne Photography!

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I have to thank The Bridal Collection and Justin Alexander for setting all of this up. I know I was beyond spoiled in my appointment and I would’ve been happy without all the extra champagne, food and photographers but it will now forever be in my top few days. Ok now into the real business…

First of all - I did NOT know what to expect. I had purchased a debutante dress so I had been in wedding dresses before but never for my own wedding. I still can’t even wrap my head around the fact that I am getting married FOR REAL. So going into this experience it still all didn’t feel real.

Second - I am a super duper emotional person so I expected to be a wreck. Honestly when there weren’t massive tears flowing I started to get worried - am I doing something wrong?? did I not actually find THE one?? Ultimately I think I was so laser focused on designing my dress (yes that’s right my bad boy is custom designed - pinch me now) that I didn’t even have time to break down. Also I felt SO comfortable that I didn’t even think I had time to feel out of my body - I was just soaking it all in.

Thank you so much Justin & Team!

Thank you so much Justin & Team!

There is no right or wrong way to find your wedding dress - especially if you are like me and don’t even have a date or venue!

If I had to do it again I would 100% be at the Bridal Collection and trying on those beautiful Justin Alexander gowns. Learning the history about the line and how Justin is part of the family business was awesome. It was so cool to have the design team there telling me what they were thinking when designing the dress and being able to find a piece of the story that was special to me.

I can’t wait to wear this dress and marry you Jon Kelley, but we’ve got a longgg road ahead of us. This is all for wedding/engagement posts for now but don’t worry once we are settled I will have LOTS to tell you all about. I graduate in two months and we move four days later - AH! I can’t believe this is my life I am so happy.

Justin Alexander gowns can be found here // The Bridal Collection here


Beauty Extras *you actually need*

Beyond face wash, a brow gel and some lotion I really didn’t see much point in all the extra fuss, $$ and hype over products like the ones I am about to sell you on (sorry!). I guess it takes trying them and seeing results to understand why everyone has ten step skincare routines. If you are like me you won’t do all ten (maybe not even five) steps a day, but for when you are having a night in and you want to really go for it - these are the keys to beauty extra success!

  1. First up is my most talked about item: Intelligent elixirs serums. This is a huge one I DID NOT understand. I am sorry but isn’t like st. ives enough for my face ?? Turns out no because as soon as my girls at Mooi Studio in Denver got me hooked on these I can’t go back! I always talk about my pure squalane serum, but my vitamin B serum is one I put on before and use everyday. I am not a doctor so I won’t bore you trying to explain these serums and why they work - instead click here and read all about them!

  2. MZ skin Lift & Lustre is another product that I really thought has to be a joke. I was so excited to be sent it and at first I could not figure out why/how I need to use it. Turns out it is the BEST primer ever. Seriously summer glow is packed in this bottle and it does all the good skincare things (technical term guys) too! Read about it here (it is pricey, but I have had this bottle for a hot second - its a face investment?)


3. Eternal supplements. Don’t roll your eyes yet, but… since these are “anti aging supplements” I understand if you just did. This supplement is not on the market yet (as of April 7th when I am writing this) but will add in a link when it is. It is from a company called NeuroHacker which I have done my research on and feel comfortable taking these supplements. Is there enough research to make any claims? Nope. But these are just support supplements so take at your own risk and read about them here!


4. OK if you made it past my hippie supplements talk 1) thank you and 2) I am about to knock you're socks off. Three words: at home dermaplaning. Boom. This tool from spa sciences is what inspired this whole post. At its core it is a vibrating razor, but if you have every been dermaplaned you know they just use a razor as well. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. In my opinion any sharp object is dangerous, but I have used this plenty of times with no issues. Nothing is more satisfying to me than that clump of dead skin and hair after using this…


5. Last but not least is my favorite pallet lately from Ever Skin. I have found that I reach for it the most when I am tan and really want to glow. The eye shadows are matte which isn’t my summer go to but they are soooo flattering. Also this highlight will really make you SHINE! You can fine the pallet and more of their products here!

That is it! I hope you all enjoyed and have a great start to the week xo


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