Monday, June 30, 2014

PULLOVER

  WARM, BEAUTIFUL WEATHER IS OFFICIALLY HERE (FINALLY)! OCCASIONALLY THOSE RAINY SUMMER DAYS STILL FIND A WAY TO SNEAK ON IN, AND WE'RE LEFT FEELING THE NEED OF A LITTLE EXTRA COMFORT. FREE PEOPLE'S GOT MY BACK ON THIS ONE. I TURNED TO THEM TO FIND MY PERFECT SUMMER PULLOVER, AND I'M GUESSING THEY COULD HELP YOU TOO! VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AND PROVE ME RIGHT! JUST KEEP IN MIND YOU'RE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING LIGHTWEIGHT, EASY TO THROW ON, AND SOMEWHAT NEUTRAL TO MESH WITH ANY OUTFIT. 








GEO EMBROIDERED PULLOVER: FREE PEOPLE //  SILVER STUDDED SANDAL: TARGET  //  LACE SHORTS: H&M (available in select stores)

PHOTOGRAPHY BY THE TALENTED SHANNON ELIZABETH.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

CABIN FEVER

 AS PROMISED, I'M PROVIDING YOU WITH SOME STYLE INSPIRATION FOR POTENTIAL WEDDINGS YOU MAY BE ATTENDING THIS SUMMER. FOR THIS FIRST LOOK, I DECIDED TO GO WITH THE ALWAYS CLASSIC LBD ( THATS SHORT FOR  LITTLE BACK DRESS INCASE YOU'VE BEEN HIDING UNDER A ROCK ;). I PAIRED IT WITH THIS SILVER COIN COLLAR NECKLACE TO SHOW OFF A BIT MORE OF MY PERSONAL STYLE, AS WELL AS OFFER A STATEMENT TO THIS SIMPLISTIC YET BEAUTIFUL DRESS. I WAS IMMEDIATELY ATTRACTED TO THIS DRESS BECAUSE OF THE ASYMMETRIC SHAPE. THE LINES ARE SEXY YET ELEGANT, BUT NOT TOO SHORT. THINK WEDDING, NOT CLUB PEOPLE. THE WAY THE FABRIC LAYS OVER YOUR BODY IS WHAT REALLY SOLD ME. IT DOESNT CLING IN ANY AWKWARD WAYS WHICH IS CRUCIAL IF YOU'RE ATTENDING AN OUTDOOR WEDDING DURING HIGH TEMPERATURES. SWEAT ISN'T A GOOD LOOK ON ANYONE, UNLESS YOUR WALKING YOU'RE TIGHT LITTLE BOD OUT OF THE GYM. 
SINCE BLACK IS OFFICIALLY THE ANTI-WHITE, YOU'RE IN THE CLEAR WHEN IT COMES TO WEDDING ETIQUETTE. 










ASYMMETRICAL JERSEY DRESS: ELIZABETH AND JAMES, NORDSTROM // SILVER COIN NECKLACE: FREE PEOPLE // SILVER STATEMENT RING: FREE PEOPLE (available in select stores). 
 LET'S BE HONEST, ELIZABETH AND JAMES CAN DO NO WRONG WHEN IT COMES TO FASHION. PURCHASING THE ALWAYS CLASSIC, LBD FROM THEM IS A GREAT INVESTMENT AND SMART DECISION IF YOU ASK ME.. 

PHOTOGRAPHY BY THE TALENTED SHANNON ELIZABETH

Friday, June 20, 2014

FLOWER GIRL.

IT'S JUNE, WHICH MEANS FROM NOW UNTIL LABOR DAY YOUR WEEKENDS MOST LIKELY CONSIST OF ONE THING- WEDDINGS!  OF COURSE YOU'RE GOING TO WANT TO LOOK YOUR PHOTO READY BEST DURING THESE LOVE FILLED EVENTS BECAUSE LET'S FACE IT-YOU WILL BE PHOTOGRAPHED, ALOT. THE KEY IS TO STEP IT UP A BIT AND LOOK LIKE YOU PUT A BIT MORE EFFORT INTO YOUR OVERALL LOOK THAN USUAL, WITHOUT LOOKING LIKE YOU'RE TRYING TO OUTSHINE THE BRIDE ON HER BIG DAY. THERE'S THE OBVIOUS- DON'T WEAR WHITE...DUH, THAT'S A GIVEN. SO WHAT CAN YOU WEAR?? IN FUTURE POSTS I WILL BE HELPING YOU FIGURE OUT WHAT IS AND ISN'T APPROPRIATE TO WEAR TO A WEDDING. FIRST, LET'S START SIMPLE. HOW ARE YOU GOING TO WEAR YOUR HAIR?

 I LOVE THE IDEA OF WEARING YOUR HAIR DOWN AND ADDING A RELAXED WAVE TO IT. IT'S THE PERFECT COMBINATION OF LOOKING FRESH AND POLISHED, BUT STILL SUMMER WORTHY AND NOT TOO UPTIGHT. LONG FLOWY HAIR BASICALLY SCREAMS THAT YOU CAN'T WAIT TO JOIN ALL THE GUESTS OUT ON THE DANCE FLOOR!!  



HERE'S A TIP: IF YOU HAVE MEDIUM (BELOW YOUR SHOULDERS) TO LONG HAIR,TRY USING A SLIGHTLY BIGGER WAND LIKE I HAVE SHOWN THROUGHOUT THESE PHOTOS. YOU GET THE LOOK OF FULLER, BOUNCIER WAVES THAT HAVE TONS OF MOVEMENT AND LIFE. I ESPECIALLY LOVE THIS LOOK FOR AN OUTDOOR WEDDING!

TO ACHIEVE THIS LOOOK,  I USED THE ENZO MILANO 31MM (1 1/4" BARELL) CLIPLESS CURLING IRON. IF YOU'RE UNSURE ON HOW TO ACTUALLY CURL YOUR HAIR, LOOK NO FURTHER THAN YOU TUBE. THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF STYLING TUTORIALS THAT ARE PRACTICALLY  BEGGING TO BE WATCHED!! 

PHOTOGRAPHY BY THE LOVELY SHANNON ELIZABETH

Thursday, June 12, 2014

ON BEING A GIRL.

 WE OFTEN VIEW THE DAILY TASK OF GETTING READY AS JUST THAT-A TASK. BUT IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE…
 I GET IT, WHEN OUR ALARMS GO OFF AT 6 AM AND WERE FORCED TO ROLL OUT OF BED, THE LAST THING WE FEEL LIKE DOING IS RUNNING TO THE BATHROOM TO BEGIN OUR BEAUTIFYING ROUTINES. THAT'S NOT WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT HERE. I'M TALKING ABOUT CREATING THAT EXTRA TIME FOR YOURSELF , EVEN IF IT'S ONCE A WEEK BEFORE DATE NIGHT, A PARTY, WHATEVER. SIP ON YOUR FAVORITE DRINK, PUT YOUR FAVORITE SONG ON BLAST, AND ENJOY THE PROCESS OF MAKING YOURSELF FEEL MORE BEAUTIFUL AND CONFIDENT WITH EACH STEP.
*ANOTHER BONUS OF ALLOWING A LITTLE MORE TIME IN FRONT OF THE MIRROR.. YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPICE UP YOUR DAY TO DAY LOOK BY TRYING NEW THINGS WITH YOUR HAIR AND MAKEUP. YOU MAY JUST SURPRISE YOURSELF...








 I LOVE THE CROCHET DETAILS OF THE DRESS I'M WEARING, SO I FOUND YOU ONE BY THE SAME BRAND ASTR, THAT'S A BIT MORE SUMMERY : NORDSTROM // BOOTIES: EXPRESS (SOLD OUT)  // LIPSTICK: M.A.C. HUE - NORDSTROM

PHOTOGRAPHY BY THE LOVELY SHANNON ELIZABETH

Thursday, June 5, 2014

DINNER BY THE SEA..

LIKE I MENTIONED ON INSTAGRAM EARLIER THIS WEEK, JUNE OFFICIALLY KICKS OFF MOJITO SEASON! IF YOU'RE A SLC LOCAL AND LOOKING FOR A GREAT SPOT TO PARTAKE, CONSIDER SEA SALT. NOT ONLY HAVE THEY PERFECTED THIS SUMMER COCKTAIL, BUT THEY OFFER SOME OF THE FRESHEST ITALIAN CUISINE YOU CAN FIND IN THE AREA! LOCATED IN SUGARHOUSE, RIGHT ACROSS FROM EMIGRATION MARKET, THIS LOCAL GEM IS A MUST TRY. 









WHEN ORDERING, MAY I SUGGEST TRYING THE WOOD FIRED NEAPOLITAN STYLE MARGARITA "D.O.P" PIZZA. IF YOUR WANTING SOMETHING ON THE LIGHTER SIDE, THEIR ARUGULA SALAD IS ANOTHER FAVORITE. SERVED WITH A SIDE OF FRESHLY BAKED FOCACCIA BREAD- IT WILL BE HARD TO RESIST!

SEA SALT IS LOCATED AT 1709 E. 1300 S. SLC, UT
VIEW THE ENTIRE MENU HERE

PHOTOGRAPHY BY THE TALENTED SHANNON ELIZABETH

….AND HELLO TO EVERYONE STOPPING BY FROM AGNES AND DORA ! I HOPE YOU ENJOY WHAT YOU SEE OVER HERE AT NO REASON NEEDED. IF YOU DO, PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO VOTE FORE ME TO BE UTAH'S STYLE ICON! TO VOTE, GO TO WWW.BEAUTYGLAMNOW.COM/STYLEICON VOTING. ONCE THERE, SCROLL DOWN TOWARDS THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE AND YOU WILL SEE A "GIVEAWAY" BOX. CLICK "USE YOUR EMAIL", AND THE REST IS SELF EXPLANATORY. VOTING WILL GET YOU 30 % OFF YOUR ORDER FROM AGNES AND DORA!! THE CODE TO SUBMIT DURING CHECKOUT IS "NOREASONNEEDED". THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TAKING THE TIME TO DO THIS!!!


 

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