soft colors on valentine’s day.

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! 

so i had originally bought this dress for my rehearsal dinner that’s in 8 months…like 5 months ago! haha! i like to get ahead of myself sometimes. but it was screaming my name from my closet, “wear me…wear meeeee!” so i caved.

i almost always go for a softer color rather than a bold one. so this blazer was the perfect touch against this pristine white dress!

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banana republic dress // similar {here}
h&m blazer // similar {here}
nude pumps // {here}
mega cheap necklace // {here}
kate spade earrings // {here}

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hugs and big kisses on this mushy gushy day!
-jess

our weekend adventures

friday


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friday night we promised jaz we would take her to the dolphin dance {a dolphin is their mascot}. and i gotta say, for an elementary dance they played some great music! i sang {rapped} that one part it the katy perry song, dark horse. yep i’m the cool mom.

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after the dance we were famished so i stopped at olive garden. have i mentioned that i loathe stickers, so any chance that jaz gets to play with them outside of the house, she really jumps on. food note* olive garden has the juiciest salmon and this is their new dish…mouthgasm and the risotto has sautéed shrimp in it…*heavy breathing*

saturday

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i made an executive decision and decided to open chandler’s door. if we did it cale’s way, poor chandler bingers would have stayed in that room for another 3 months! needless to say, there has been lots of hissing..anddd lulu is a beehole.

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after dance, we made a little stop to get some food. this girl and her lemonade.

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so i’ve been on the hunt for some new boyfriend jeans…i have looked everywhere and no dice! at least we got some cute pictures out of our little shopping trip. jaz always walks out of nordy’s with something though, this time it was new tennis.

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we were seriously at the mall all damn day trying on every brand of jeans, so by the time we left, cale was getting off of work. so we met up with him for some froyo! strawberries and cheesecake takes up the majority of my cup. whoopsie.

sunday

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after barre i went and got a new mani and stopped in anthropologie just on whim because it’s so close to my barre studio {oh the convenience} and these puppies were just sitting there as soon as i walked in. it’s like..like meant to be. haha paige jeans are my savior.

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sunday grocery shopping -aka- the bane of my existence. does anyone else have ocd and categorize each item they get? my categories: boxed items, household items, cans, refrigerated items, frozen items and produce. to make it easier for the baggers… right?

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i came home to a spotless one. thanks honey!! but with every sweet there’s a sour… do y’all notice anything on the wall that does not belong. cale knows how much a dislike that damn moose/deer/whatever the hell it is…how funny, honey.

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jaz worked on her class valentines. she went above and beyond this year. just call us ms. & miss crafty crafts. her teacher’s valentine will be coming up this week on a diy post so keep an eye out for that!

it was a poopy weekend, weather wise. although the sun peeked through just for a couple minutes on sunday. i am so ready for the summer!

what did you do?

always,
-jess

 

 

valentine’s gift guide

Valentine's Gift Guide

{1kendra scott-danielle earrings – ladies, if you haven’t splurged on yourself for a pair of kendra’s…you need to, asap! personally, i’m a fan of the elle style {they are a bit smaller than danielle} and i actually have these in the elle style but i would definitely buy these in danielle too, they are just too purdy!

{2blue nile arrow bangle bracelet – how perfect is this bangle for valentine’s day?! too cute and quite subtle, so you don’t have to worry about being too gaudy!

{3sole society infinity scarf – well it’s pink {check}, it’s an accessory {check} and it has polka dots?!! {check check check} this scarf was made for us girly girls!

{4michael kors heart bracelet – i’m starting to shy back from all things michael kors because the brand is being killed…BUT this is adorable. and i want it… i want it now.

{5kate spade heart phone case – well, i’ve been on a kate spade bender lately. {i just bought a gorgeous honeymoon tote and passport holder…oh em gee} this designer just screams my name and i come a-runnin.

{6mac lipstick – candy yum yum – how gorgeous is this color? great for a flirty date or just on a spring-y day!

{7berricle heart ring – so it’s valentine’s day…did y’all know? the only time its a-okay to outwear a heart. heart rings, heart necklaces, heart bracelets, bring on the hearts!!

{8manolo blahnik pink pumps – a girl can dream right?! i’m determined to own at least one pair…preferably by my wedding {cheesy face}

{9kate spade heart earrings – need a say it again?? okay okay…ladies it’s okay to wear hearts and be all cutesy on v-day! only judgy judy’s will judge you and they are just mean, sad, sad girls.

{10chicwish tulle maxi skirt – if you’ve been reading my blog regularly you will know two things about me. i love pink and i love tulle. did you see my engagement pictures {here} haha shameless plug. anyway, this should be no surprise.

**helpful hint to shop all these beauts, click on the picture and it’ll take you directly to every single link.
happy shopping and tell those hubbies that i am terribly not sorry.

happy valentine’s day! 
hugs & big kisses,
-jess