Thursday, January 31, 2013

sweet little tender mercies

Today was a hard day. Or I guess a hard evening.
For many reasons.

But the Lord gave me a few sweet tender mercies to help me know that He is there.


8:10pm
a) My amazing fiance walked all alone all the way across campus to his car and drove as close to the library as he could to pick me up so that I wouldn't have to walk in the cold and so I could keep working on things a little bit longer.

8:25pm
b) While I was finishing up studying waiting for Taylor to email me telling me he was ready to pick me up a few sweet students passed around post-it notes to those studying in the library. Each note was different (from what I could tell - peeking at other peoples notes) which made mine all the more special. It was LITERALLY a gift from my Heavenly Father and was EXACTLY what I needed to hear. I think it is going to become my new saying. It read:

"God's plan for your life far exceeds the circumstances of your day."



Amen.

8:30pm
c) On my way out of the library I reached into my coat pocket and found a kit-kat bar that Taylor had given me a couple days ago. I completely forgot about it because I wasn't in the mood for it when he gave it to me - but tonight, it was a little piece of heaven.

I'm so grateful for the sweet souls who touch my life. For simple tender mercies.

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I'm also so grateful for my girlfriends.

My lovlies (Talyn, Katie, and Emily) try to get together monthly and it is always a breath of fresh air. Time to just laugh hysterically and eat yummy food. This Wednesday was pizza and fondue night - just what we all needed.

(picture via Emily's Blog)

My other good friend Mckenzie gave me literally the sweetest note I have ever received a couple weeks ago and I read it again today - for a little pick me up. It's amazing what a seemingly insignificant note can do, something that takes less than 20 minutes to write can truly lift someone up so easily. What an amazing gift.

And last but not least, I had a card waiting for me when I got home from school today - a little baby Maxwell was born to beautiful Megan and Jake. What a sweet reminder of everyday miracles. Of pureness and infinite love. 



Life is good - even when it's hard and stressful. If we just look for the happy small moments every day we will be filled with so much joy and hope. 

I'm so grateful for all the influential people in my life.

request..

I need a personal assistant.

but seriously..

one who can:

blog
sew
organize
DIY wedding decorations
follow directions
make me food
do my assignments
make all my appointments
schedule my calendar
resize my photos in photoshop
put together my portfolios
get me ready for the day
take notes for me in class
run my errands
plan my days based on my to-do lists
and
answer all my emails

even with someone like that I still think I would be overwhelmed and stressed with my life. Thank you mom for basically being my amazing personal assistant - but I think between the two of us, hiring someone on may be an AMAZING investment.

any takers???

Fashion Show - Cutting Fashion


My fashion show is fast approaching - NEXT SATURDAY! I am super excited. I will be showcasing 9 looks. There are 13 designers total - all BYU students.

Where: BYU Wilkinson Center Ballroom
When: Saturday, February 9
Time: 2 shows - 4 pm and 8 pm

It is FREE! If you are a BYU student bring your ID. If not - you'll still be able to get in. There will be a meet and greet after each show.

Hope to see you there!

Link to Facebook Event Page

 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Today..

I am grateful for:
Taylor - He bought me a mint brownie, just because. And surprised me with it when I got to class.
I was able to work on my wedding dress today for 2 hours.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Taylor turns 23!

Taylor wanted to have a pretty low key/productive birthday. Remember our to-do lists from last weekend - ya it never ends..

I had a photoshoot for my fashion show in the morning (after only sleeping 3 hours getting things done (my sweet mother stayed up all night helping)). Wish I could post pictures - but that would give everyone an excuse to not come since you would have already seen everything!

My dad made breakfast. So nice and yummy.

 parfait (vanilla yogurt, granola, berries) and muffins (I couldn't decide which flavor I wanted..)

He also took my outfits pictures for me - see what I wore for Taylor's birthday @ aBree Fashion.

Taylor and I worked on things all afternoon.




We had dinner at Macaroni Grill (his favorite).

Then we had cake with his family.

suppose to be "23"



Worked on more lovely tasks.

Finally at 11:00 he opened his gift and we watched our favorite show - Ghost Adventures.

 



This was his birthday/wedding gift. A new watch for his suit (which will match his wedding ring perfectly).

It was a perfect day - productive and wonderful because we were with each other (cheesy but true).

Sunday, January 27, 2013

aBree Fashion

Here are the looks that were featured this week on aBree Fashion!
For more photos click on the link under each picture
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 Monday: shades of neutrals

 



Tuesday, January 22, 2013

reminder.

I've been extremely stressed lately. Like my to-do list is 7 excel documents long - divided by category. And it grows and grows and grows.

For example. Here is how Taylor and I spent our weekend.

Friday: "Date Night" - I asked if we could change date night to Saturday to tackle my Cutting Fashion tasks that I needed to do before Saturday. So after work we ate Taco Bell in the Wilk then worked in the library on miscellaneous tasks on our to-do lists. (7:30-11:00pm)

Saturday: After a long (9am-4pm) Cutting Fashion meeting I met with Taylor in the library to tackle our lovely lists until the BYU game at 7.

Sunday: Luckily church is at a great time (9:30am) so when I got home I had the rest of the day to..you guessed it..tackle the to-do list. Taylor came for dinner at 5, we then went back to his house and worked some more. It wasn't until 11pm that we shut down our computers to relax for an hour (watching Ghost Adventures).

Monday: After yoga and kneaders breakfast with Emily it was sew sew sew/pattern pattern pattern for Cutting Fashion - finally a day to get some sewing done. All looks are due this Saturday. At 7 we went to Amber's (my massage therapists)  play she is in at the Echo Theater - Side Show.

So to get to what this post is really about... I had my monthly massage today and Amber reminded me of something that I haven't been doing that will really help. She reminded me to put my burdens/my to-do lists/my heavy load on the Lord and let Him help. To let him know my will and then rely on His will when the inspirations come. Since I only know a miniscule amount about my life and future compared to my Heavenly Father - it makes sense to trust Him with the things that I am struggling to accomplish right now in my life due to too many tasks/goals and not enough time. Everything on my lists are GOOD things, wonderful things that I want to accomplish and do. But I need divine help. The Lord is always willing and wanting to help lighten our load and make life a little bit easier from time to time. He wants my success and happiness and with Him I can truly have both of those things.

Thanks Amber for the best massages on the planet and for all your helpful advice.

rewind to Christmas...

We finally had time to take pictures of the amazing/thoughtful gifts that my future mother-in-law got for me! She is SO extremely sweet - Thanks Debbie!

 These gifts are for Taylor and me together (he isn't in the picture because...he was taking the picture). The start of our game and movie collection!

 BEAUTIFUL long strand of pearls!! 

AMAZING book of PERFECTION and inspiration

Merry (late) Christmas. It's okay - my house has been so busy we've yet to take down our Christmas decorations. Maybe after the wedding we'll have time? haha.. but seriously. My mom is amazing and has been helping me out with my upcoming fashion show and wedding. Who doesn't love Christmas all year round?!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

random thoughts.

-Xtend Barre. It's amazing. Burned the entire time. Loved it. The first week was free classes (regularly classes are $20 - which means I sadly won't be back, I can't afford that). Your first class is free! If you want a good mix of dance and pilates I highly recommend.


-Gavin DeGraw and Colbie Caillat. I saw them in concert twice this summer. Dallas and Vegas. LOVE them. They wrote a song together.



-J.Crew. Pretty picture.


-BYU basketball. Triple Date Night. Mom and Dad, Seth and Jenn, Taylor and me. (Sadly we forgot our camera so phone photos will have to do). and I had an amazing sandwich at JCW's - turkey avocado swiss. HIGHLY recommend.



-aBree Fashion. In case you haven't stopped by here are some recent outfit pictures. Be sure to follow!






 -Cutting Fashion. Only a couple weeks away. February 9th! All looks completed this weekend!!! Yay. Then I can concentrate on wedding plans. I love my models. I love my designs. I love this opportunity. I am super excited. and I just designed my business cards!

(sneak peak)

-Wedding. 103 days. 

Monday, January 14, 2013

remedy.

On Thursday I was asked to give a talk in church.
On Friday I worked from 9:45-6:45. Had date night with Taylor (Subway and Pitch Perfect).
On Saturday I started to feel sick. Went to Yoga. Fitted my models for Cutting Fashion (less than a month until the show!) Wrote my talk. Read Acc 241 with Taylor in the library.
On Sunday I spoke in church and relaxed with Taylor all day. Ate yummy sorbet to soothe my throat.
Today I went to school all day. Used too many Kleenex's - thank goodness for Mentholatum.

I thought I'd get lucky and make it through the winter without a sickness but... when your fiance is sick (he was last week) it's rather impossible to not get sick yourself. It's okay I guess, my school load isn't unbearable yet, it's not the fashion show weekend, and I'm not getting married anytime soon (110 days)...so better this week than any other.

Here is my cold remedy (Thanks to Jenn (Health Coach)) - Hot water, fresh lemon juice, 1Tbsp honey. I started drinking it today and I love it! Apparently both lemon and honey are good for you and your immune system. I'm going to start drinking this every morning so I don't get sick again.


My other remedy. Taylor. Thank goodness I get to spend all day when him. I saw this on pinterest and it fits perfectly. Dear Taylor:


Sunday Talk

I was asked to give a talk at church on Sunday. Here it is for your spiritual nourishment if you are interested! (It's 10 minutes long... but there are a lot of great quotes!)


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I was asked to give a talk on the covenants we make each Sunday when we partake of the sacrament and how we can remember them throughout the week.

This topic was a bit daunting because it is so important and essential to our Salvation. The Sacrament is truly the reason we meet each Sunday. It has the ability to change lives and provide miracles if we let it.

We need to not overlook the meaning of the Sacrament. It can sometimes feel repetitive, or for me, sometimes I think of it as quiet time that I can spend planning my next week’s schedule or something. But as I thought about where my thoughts are turned during the sacrament I realized that it is so easy to be selfish with that time. The Lord asks us to give those few short minutes of our time to Him. To remember Him and all He has done for us. Yet, it is so easily looked over. It is amazing to realize the countless blessing that we are throwing away each week just by simply taking that short time to be selfish, to be ungrateful for our loving Heavenly Father, who literally gives us EVERYTHING. We are simply taking Heavenly Fathers handouts all day, every day, and unless we are taking the time to mentally remember our Father and all He’s done for us and thank Him, are we worthy of His perfect service?

Elder David B. Haight questioned: “How are we doing as members of the Church in remembering our Lord and Savior, His sacrifice, and our indebtedness to Him? Are we providing in our services opportunity for meditation, reflection, reverence, repentance, forgiveness?”

Those 5 things; meditation, reflection, reverence, repentance, and forgiveness is what the sacrament is for. We must use that time wisely, to prepare ourselves to partake of the sacrament.

Elder Featherstone said: “It is essential that we renew our covenants by partaking of the sacrament. When we do this with a sincere heart, with real intent, forsaking our sins, and renewing our commitment to God, the Lord provides a way whereby sins can be forgiven from week to week. Simply eating the bread and drinking the water will not bring that forgiveness. We must prepare and then partake with a broken heart and contrite spirit. The spiritual preparation we make to partake of the sacrament is essential to receiving a remission of our sins.”

In the Ensign there was an article written called Reflections on the Sacrament Prayers by John S. Tanner, I will refer to this article multiple times throughout my talk. Elder Tanner states:

“The bread is blessed to the good of our souls; it is to feed our spirits. All of us make mistakes each week that sap our spiritual vitality. But when we approach the sacrament hungering and thirsting for righteousness, fervently desiring to recommit ourselves to God, we will be filled. Elder Melvin J. Ballard testified: “There is a spirit attending the administration of the sacrament that warms the soul from head to foot; you feel the wounds of the spirit being healed, and the load being lifted.”


There are 3 simple covenants we make each Sunday:

1) Be willing to take upon them the name of thy Son

2) Always remember Him

3) Keep His commandments

In return we are promised the greatest blessing:

1. To have His Spirit to be with them


The first covenant is to be willing to take upon us the name of Jesus Christ. What does that really mean? What does the name “Jesus Christ” stand for? My fiancĂ© has a poster in his room that lists the varying names of Christ and I always love the words that are used to describe Him. When we covenant to take upon ourselves the name of Christ we covenant to try and take on the perfect attributes of Christ. The names that are so magnificent should echo in our minds each day. If we take on Christ’s name we have His protection and strength.

· He is our Redeemer

· Our Savior

· Our Light

· Our way, Our truth, Our life

· Our Deliverer

· Our peace

· The Author of our eternal salvation

· Our advocate with the Father

· He is The Almighty One

John S. Tanner states: “In the prayer upon the bread we recommit to take upon ourselves the Lord’s name—an agreement we first make at baptism. What a privilege to bear the name of Christ, and what a trust!”

“We who have taken upon ourselves the name of Christ, first at baptism and then weekly with the sacrament, may also be worthy to be embraced by the Lord. But first we will have to make an accounting of what we have done with his name, the only name under heaven through which salvation comes.”

I love that he mentions that the Lord is putting His TRUST in us, that it is a PRIVILEGE to bear the name of Christ, and that we will be embraced by the Lord. Those are such beautiful truths.


Next we must always remember Him.

In Relief Society a few weeks ago we had a lesson on the talk Forget Me Not given by President Uchtdorf. I will share with you a story that he shared:

"As a child, when I would look at the little forget-me-nots, I sometimes felt a little like that flower—small and insignificant. I wondered if I would be forgotten by my family or by my Heavenly Father. Years later I can look back on that young boy with tenderness and compassion. And I do know now—I was never forgotten. And I know something else: as an Apostle of our Master, Jesus Christ, I proclaim with all the certainty and conviction of my heart—neither are you!”

“You are not forgotten.”

“Sisters (and brothers), wherever you are, whatever your circumstances may be, you are not forgotten. No matter how dark your days may seem, no matter how insignificant you may feel, no matter how overshadowed you think you may be, your Heavenly Father has not forgotten you. In fact, He loves you with an infinite love. Just think of it: You are known and remembered by the most majestic, powerful, and glorious Being in the universe! You are loved by the King of infinite space and everlasting time!”

We must remember our Heavenly Father as He remembers us. If we are to take upon ourselves the name of Christ we must then remember and love as He does.

I’m going to read another great statement from the article Reflections on the Sacrament Prayers:

“Still, the divine imperative remains: to always remember. As we pursue normal weekday activities, with our conscious minds we must inevitably think of many things other than the Atonement (and this is proper; our faith does not idealize monastic and cloistered virtue). Therefore, if we are to always remember the Lord, we must remember him not simply with our waking consciousness, but also with our unconscious. His law must be written not only in our minds but on the “fleshy tables of the heart.” The sacrament invites us to fix our whole souls upon the Lord and his righteousness.

“If we covenant to always remember, the Lord promises, reciprocally, to always bless us with his Spirit. What a heavenly gift!

“As an aid to our memory, the Holy Spirit can help us fulfill the very condition upon which his presence depends: that we always remember. There is a marvelous spiritual synergism in the economy of heaven: the more we strive to do right, the more we are blessed to do it; the more we have, the more we are given; the more we try to remember, the more the Lord makes available to us that being whose calling it is to “bring all things to your remembrance.”

And finally we covenant to keep God's commandments.

Mosiah 2:41 reads: "And moreover, I would desire that ye should consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God. For behold, they are blessed in all things, both temporal and spiritual; and if they hold out faithful to the end they are received into heaven, that thereby they may dwell with God in a state of never-ending happiness."

Of course it sounds easy to keep the commandments, we all know it brings happiness and blessings. Yet we all still struggle with it on a day to day basis. This is a quote by Thomas S. Monson that I like to remember throughout the week when I am tempted. It helps to put our life in a more humbling perspective; "We are sons and daughters of a living God, in whose image we have been created. Think of that: created in the image of God. We cannot sincerely hold this conviction without experiencing a profound new sense of strength and power."

God wants us to succeed, he wants to bless us, He wants us to keep His commandments. He will help if we remember Him and ask Him. When we come each week to partake of the sacrament we can start new, we can ask over and over again for forgiveness, strength, and guidance. The Lord will never grow tired of us asking for His hand.


Each week we have the opportunity to receive the promised blessing of always having His Spirit to be with us. When we partake of the sacrament and make these weekly commitments to our Heavenly Father, in return, He renews his promise to us. This gift, of constant companionship with the Spirit, is an amazing gift, one of the greatest gifts we can receive in this life. Remembering this promised blessing will help encourage us to focus on our covenants each week and prepare us to take the sacrament.

Robert D. Hales testifies that: “The sacrament gives us an opportunity to come to ourselves and experience ‘a mighty change’ of heart—to remember who we are and what we most desire. As we renew the covenant to keep the commandments, we obtain the companionship of the Holy Ghost to lead us back into our Heavenly Father’s presence. No wonder we are commanded to ‘meet together oft to partake of [the] bread and [water]’ and to partake of the sacrament to our souls."

We are given a renewal each week, an opportunity to start fresh and try to be better. If we remember the strength that comes with focusing on Christ and the Atonement we will be able to make good choices and be prepared each week to renew our covenants.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Our Divine Origins and Destiny

I am taking a SFL 100 Strengthening Marriage and Family - from one of the best professors on campus, Larry Nelson. It is more of a scientific take on Marriage as opposed to a religious take (which I took last semester - REL C 234 LDS Marriage and Family, from another great professor Brother Dorius.)

I read the first assigned chapter just barely and LOVED it. I have a feeling I'll be posting a lot about this class... it's very inspiring.

TOPIC: The Creation and Our Divine Origins and Destiny 

"Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and as such, each has a divine nature and destiny (The Family: A Proclamation to the World) – TRUTHS from this statement: We were created by God; we were created in the image of God; we have heavenly parents; we are literally the offspring of God; our spirit creation includes identity as male or female; we have a divine destiny.

QUOTE: Man is the child of God, formed in the divine image and endowed with divine attributes, and even as the infant son of an earthly father and mother is capable in due time of becoming a man, so the undeveloped offspring of celestial parentage is capable, by experience through the ages and aeons, of evolving into a God. -Smith, Winder & Lund

QUOTE: As man now is, God once was; as God now is, man may be – Lorenzo Snow 

QUOTE: The command be ye perfect is not idealistic gas. Nor is it a command to do the impossible. He is going to make us into creatures that can obey that command. He said (in the bible) that we were “gods” and He is going to make good on His words. If we let Him – for we can prevent Him, if we choose – He will make the feeblest and filthiest of us into a god or goddess, a dazzling, radiant, immortal creature, pulsating all through with such energy and joy and wisdom and love as we cannot now imagine, a bright stainless mirror which reflects back to God perfectly (though, of course, on a smaller scale) His own boundless power and delight and goodness. The process will be long and in parts very painful, but that is what we are in for. Nothing less. He meant what He said. – C.S. Lewis 

Such amazing truths and doctrine. I am so blessed to have been brought up in the gospel to KNOW that these statements are true for EVERY SINGLE PERSON who EVER lived on this Earth and who will ever live here. It is beautiful to recognize where we came from, to recognize the miracle of life. I am so thankful for my Heavenly Father and His plan for us.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

school days..

Officially a..
Full-time student
Part-time Avenia Bridal consultant 
Part-time Jazz dance teacher
Full-time wedding planner 
Part-time seamstress
Full-time fiancee to my sweet amazing Taylor
Part-time blogger
Full-time BUSY.

First day of school, what I wore.


  
more pictures and links at aBree Fashion

Eating healthy is something I do enjoy, alot. (Which includes an occasional large McDonald's french fry every once in a while). But more importantly it is important for you health. Something I have started to watch lately is my sodium intake. Have you ever looked at the sodium intake of your food??? It is scary. Especially on the food that is quick and easy to make/heat up. Which is what college students and newly weds live on. Since Taylor and I cannot do that we have decided to start trying to make healthy snacks and lunches for school now so that when we are married we will be successful in keeping our health and sodium level in-check. 

Here are a few pre-made food choices that have lower sodium and are for the most part organic. I set out a weeks worth of snacks for Taylor and I for in-between lunch and dinner when we are at school. This I will do weekly so we have healthy options to munch on. 



Everything is from Costco.

This along with a healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner should keep us on track! Healthy habits are so important to me. Make time to eat well. Make time to workout how you like. The more you love what you eat and do the easier it is to stay on track.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Labels

I finally started to put labels on my posts! Yay for organization. I only went back until about May 2012... hopefully, eventually all posts will be updated... that is all for now though!

Spiritual Thought: Humility vs. Pride

My Relief Society is the BEST. Another Sunday with multiple pages of notes. I love it!

Based off the talk "Beware of Pride" by Ezra Taft Benson. Read it and love it.

REMEMBER:

  • John 5:30 - remember that you are truly nothing without the Lord. Do His will. Submit yourself to Him.
  • God's plan for us is infinitely better than any plan we could come up with on our own.
  • Don't let the world tell you your worth. Fear God not man. Don't let your self esteem be based on worldly matters. 
  • If you are humble you will have higher self esteem because we will accept help and become better. You will change yourself and not be offended. You will focus on the Lord. He will help you feel better. Receive re-direction with love. Be humble and change when needed.
  • Humility = self confidence 
  • Don't compare yourself to others. No two people have lived the same life or have been through the same situations. We cannot fairly compare ourselves to anyone and therefore it is completely pointless. It only brings discouragement or negativity. Since it is impossible to fairly compare yourself to anyone, save yourself the heartache and don't. It is simply not worth it!
  • Pride is a "damning sin" - avoid it at all costs. 
  • Pray to be humble, to do away with feelings of pride. 
  • Become humble by being willing to follow Heavenly Father by submitting our will to His. Accept the things we CANNOT control and choose happiness. Realize that God knows what is best - He knows the best timing. Listen to His guidance. He knows.
  • Remember that God truly loves you and that in every trial there are blessings. Focus on the positive. On what will help bring happiness. All things happen for a reason. All trials and tribulations will eventually lead to happiness. We will be blessed in the end. Have faith in that truth. 
  • Work harder to include God in your daily life. Let Him in. Make Him a priority. Unify with God.
  • Be humble = let things go. Forgive. Repent.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

my 8 month break is over...

I start school again on Monday. I have mixed feelings about it. I always enjoy school so I am hoping that once classes start I will be in the mood to wake up and head to BYU campus every morning. My schedule is pretty good and I should be able to stay somewhat sane this semester - hopefully. This is my lightest school load (credit wise) yet. Since I have the fashion show coming up, my wedding to plan, and my wedding gown to complete I have a lot more I need to focus on besides school work.

MW:
6-7 Wake-up/shower/get food ready/etc.
7-9 Workout/read scriptures/miscellaneous tasks
9-10 Teach dance
10-12 Break for homework/wedding planning/sewing on or off campus 
12:30-1:45 Acc 241 - Accounting Business Law with Taylor
2-3:15 Bus M 241 - Marketing Management with Taylor
4-5:15 SFL 100 - Strengthening Marriage and Family
5:30-9 Homework
10 Bedtime

TTH:
6-7 Wake-up/shower/get food ready/etc.
7-8 Read scriptures/miscellaneous tasks
8-9 Teach dance
9:15-10:15 Pilates
10:30-1:30 Break for wedding planning/sewing off campus
2-2:50 Dance 180 - Social Dance with Taylor 
3:30-4:45 Bus M 200 - Personal Finance with Taylor
5-9 Homework
10 Bedtime

F:
6-7 Wake-up/shower/get food ready/etc.
7-8 Read scriptures/miscellaneous tasks8:30-5 Avenia Bridal
5:15-6:45 Teach dance
7-12 Date Night with my lovely fiance

S:
9-10 Yoga 
10-7 Homework/wedding planning/sewing/meetings/possible shifts at Avenia/etc... 

Here are some leftover pictures from break...

dinner at Riverside Country Club with my family

Kelsea's Wedding Reception with Taylor and Kenzie

Happy Schooling!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy 2013!


Happy Sumo - New Years Eve Dinner with Taylor

 Life has been busy and wonderful. Busy getting things done before school starts on Monday. Wonderful being with Taylor, family, and friends.

I am so excited for this year and what it will bring!

aBree Fashion (Fashion/Style Blog) Launched

For my style/fashion looks please visit:


Here is the first post to give you a taste of what it's all about!








shirt: J.Crew
skirt, bangle bracelet: J.Crew Factory
tights, necklace: Nordstrom
shoes, watch: Michael Kors via Nordstrom
earrings: Banana Republic 
other jewelry: gifted
fur: New York City (unsure store name)
Happy twenty-thirteen! This is what I wore to ring in the new year with my fiance! This year marks the start of a few amazing adventures.
For one, this blog. I hope you all enjoy the looks I put together and are inspired to create fun looks of your own. I love fashion and clothes and have been posting pictures of my outfits on my personal blog for over 2 years. I thought it was time to finally start this style blog. Please follow, comment, and enjoy. I love to dress up in heels and jewelry but I also love to be comfortable. I'm a student, dancer, and I love to workout (mainly Pilates) so I wear a lot of workout clothes and sweats - which will be documented (especially during finals week). I hope to make this blog a real representation of a normal girl who wishes she lived in a world where glamorous gowns are mandatory but knows how to be practical. Tights, heels, and skirts aren't practical for countless hours at the library studying, running errands, etc.
For two, I will be marrying my love of over 7 years this coming May. If you read in my "About Me" section you know that I LOVE weddings and I have my fashion design degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology which means - I love to design and create. My huge upcoming project is obviously my wedding where I will be designing and creating all the decorations as well as the bridesmaid's dresses and my own wedding gown. I am so excited for May 4, 2013. And I can't wait to share with you my wedding details then!
Thanks for reading!
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