Christmas Shopping in October: Billion Dollar Brows

Billion Dollar Brows EyebrowsI might sound a little crazy talking about Christmas shopping now but anyone on a budget knows the importance of planning ahead for big expenses. And Christmas is one of the biggest expenses of the year! (more…)

Our Engagement Photos!

View More: http://alyssamarie.pass.us/proposal View More: http://alyssamarie.pass.us/proposal View More: http://alyssamarie.pass.us/proposalOn Sunday, August 31, 2014, my life changed forever. An exciting new adventure was on the horizon and I didn’t even know it.

At 7:15 that morning my parents woke me up to deliver a beautiful box. Inside was an iPad with a video, an envelope, and a ticket. With sleepy morning eyes, I watched my boyfriend explain that he had planned something special for my birthday. He had set up a series of clues that would lead me to different destinations. A celebratory scavenger hunt.

And at his request, I vlogged it all. I tried my best to capture every step, every clue, every moment that he would only be able to experience through the lens of my camera. I wanted him to see every smile and laugh he was responsible for creating.

I want you, my sweet readers, to experience it all with me too. So instead of sharing it all in this post, I’m going to edit & narrate the vlog and let you watch it unfold.

But, as many of you already know, the day ended in a surprise engagement and party! It was like something out of a movie only better because films are just make-believe and this is real life!

As you get older, there will be many times when people ask you if you feel any differently. High school graduation, your 18th birthday, your 21st birthday, college graduation, etc. On none of those occasions did I wake up feeling like an entirely new person. This is different. It is the one exception (love always is).

From the moment Will asked me to marry him and slipped the most beautiful ring on my finger, I was forever changed. I feel new, refreshed, and more full of hope and optimism than I have ever been. I have been reminded of how incredible life truly is.

I’m so thankful to everyone who helped make our engagement so special. Our families helped make yesterday happen and it feels amazing to have their love & support as we set out to build a new life together. If anyone who was a part of yesterday is reading this, know that I love you. From the bottom of my heart, I love you! And thank you!

I’m also looking forward to sharing my journey with my readers! There are two new sections coming to the blog. One that will focus on weddings & couple related topics and another that will serve as an advice column that covers life, love, style and everything else you’d like me to share my take on.

I hope you’re just as excited as me! Also, please take a second to check out our amazing & talented photographer and hair/makeup geniuses! Links to both of these talented ladies below!

Hair and Makeup: Nikki from www.nikkiparisi.com

Photography: Alyssa from alyssamarie-photography.com

My dress, his bow tie & suspenders are from: Nordstrom

TTY Soon!

 

 

 

Strapless White Dress

Long hair curled strapless white dress Strappy heels and white dress Clock towerHappy Monday! And hello to all my new bloglovin subscribers!

Friday I was featured on Lauren Conrad’s website and I’ve been smiling all weekend because of it. I’m excited to meet and chat with all the new visitors that stumbled onto my little blog. Please feel free to leave me your blog link in the comment section so I can stop by!

Today’s outfit, believe it or not, is another clearance find! Express has definitely impressed me with the cute pieces they have on sale. Next season I plan to hit the clearance sale early. I missed out on quite a bit because I went into the store towards the end of it.

I think this outfit is perfect for almost any warm weather special occasion. I’ve included a few links below if you’d like to try this look out yourself.

Enjoy!

$36 from Lulu’s

$26.99 from Charlotte Russe

$37.47 from New York & Company

 

 

 

After Christmas Sale

After Christmas Sale

 

Bra| Lace-Up Boots| Denim Top| Black Boots| Amor Sweatshirt| Satchel| Pajama Set| Tassle Clutch| Boys Top

OMG… a sale that’s actually a sale! Lol. Don’t you hate it when businesses say they have great deals and then you go in to shop and realize how expensive everything still is?

I stopped by H&M’s site and could barely believe how affordable things were. And it’s cute stuff! They didn’t just slap a sale sticker on the ugly things nobody wants.

Be sure to stop by ASAP because everything seems to be selling really quickly! And let me know which sale item above is your favorite!

Love,

Niki

Casual Outfit & Errands

Casual OOTDThis post is not about age. Although the wall behind me would have you believe otherwise. Lol.

Will snapped this shot as we were running around yesterday and picking up our last few Christmas gifts. I try to be as practical as I can be when it comes to dressing for a day full of errands. I LOVE comfy shoes. Flats, sneakers, flip flops, boots….they bring joy to my feet. Lol.

Heels are sexy & cool and what girl doesn’t like to rock a pair for a special occasion or date but I’m undoubtedly happiest when my feet don’t hurt.

How are you guys doing out there? Christmas shopping almost done? And do you ever wear heels while running errands?

Gift Ideas for Her: Fitness Babe

Gift Ideas for her1|2|3|4|5|6 light|6 dark

Only 15 days left until Christmas! The holidays came so quickly this year. I know it can be tricky thinking of awesome gift ideas for everyone but fitness gear is a great option.

Getting in shape will be at the top of everyone’s resolution list for 2014. Plus, you can never have enough workout clothing or accessories! Think about it, it only takes one tough & sweaty workout to dirty your outfit so the more pieces you have, the less you’ll have to load up the washing machine each week!

Happy Shopping!

Love,

Niki

Anthropologie Love

Anthropologie AccessoriesAnthropologie has become one of my favorite stores. It’s definitely a tad more expensive but it’s tough not to fall in love with everything they sell. These hair accessories are cute, classic and glamourous all rolled into one.

Which one is your favorite?

New Shop Open!

I am so happy to share my new online boutique with you!

LoveNiki.Storenvy.Com

Online boutique

I’ve been wanting to open up an online shop for awhile and I get super tingly at the thought of finally having it all set up. Take a look and let me know what you think!  Is there anything you’re hopping to see added to the shop soon?

I can’t wait to hear your thoughts <3

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