Bits & Pieces

Today, I thought I'd share some bits and pieces of what I've been loving lately. Odds and ends if you will. Sometimes it's easier to lump things into one post than do them separately. Let me know if you enjoy this! I always love feedback from you guys, good and bad.

First up, wedding season: It has been in full-swing for me this year. Four of our close friends got married, one couple in April and the other last weekend. It's been a whirlwind for sure, but I've had the best time. If I could attend one wedding per month, or become a wedding crasher perhaps, I would be one happy lady.

These photos are from Saturday. Nate was once again in the wedding, while I looked on like a giddy schoolgirl. By chance, I wore a MAC lipstick by the same name.

I also wore a ten year old Express dress. Yup! After all the stressing about "what am I gonna wear", it turned out that the answer was already in my closet. Well, my mother's closet but that's another story. I love the neckline, and the jersey type fabric was very cooling in the hot sun. Take note of Nate's converse sneakers. He looked like a skater kid. Loved it!

The grounds were beautiful, a veritable garden with lush flowers, greenery, and a pond. My brother-in-law and soon to be sister-in-law are getting married at the same venue next year. Oh, and I'm actually a bridesmaid in that one ;)

Their color scheme was grey and mustard, the bride's favorite colors. The decor had a very rustic feel, and it was gorgeous once the sun went down and all the little tea lights glimmered in the background. 

The newlyweds 

I'm sad that our wedding attendance is done for the year. Maybe some baby showers are next?

Another thing I'm loving - neutrals: They just feel fresh this Summer. I can't stop gravitating towards white and nude. 

Wearing //
Nordstrom jacket (old) but similar here
Asos pumps
Beauty //

Stand-Out Products: 
I wasn't crazy about this mascara by Maybelline, so I asked my best girl what she recommended for ultra voluminous lashes and she suggested one I've heard great things about. Better Than Sex by Too Faced may very well live up to its name. The brush is nice and substantial, and the bristles coat every lash.  Only con - It is really difficult to take off. You need a ton of wipes and a good cleanser! But the ultimate payoff is worth the extra hassle at the end of the day. 

I'm also pretty addicted to this NARS blush duo in Craving. One side is the perfect shade of bronze, and the other is a light champagne. I swirl my blush into both and slap it on my cheeks. This stuff is amazing. I'm very tempted to try another duo, but I love this one so much that I don't need more. 

What are you loving lately?

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