Wow, is it finally Friday?! It’s been quite the week down here in TN, what with the 248720 inches of ice that fell for what felt like 2937652 straight days, and another storm brewing as I type this. Christian and I will most likely continue to be stuck indoors, as this city doesn’t seem to own any salt trucks or shovels. (I know. I’m incredibly dramatic & sassy today. The Chicagoan in me is all, “C’mon, Nashville! Get it together! It’s winter!”) (This only further proves that I’m a total newbie here, clearly.)
I had a few people ask me what I wore for Cassie’s bridal shower and thought I would share those details with you today 🙂 I opted for comfort and something that wouldn’t get too hot (since I was running around like a hot mess, as well all know). I wore a dress I’d found at H&M in Chicago a few days before – being a complete sucker for anything floral print, it quickly became mine once I realized it was on sale for $7.00. The actual style of the dress felt a bit southern, which I felt was appropriate since, you know- I’m a southerner now 😉 I went with my usual Daytime Makeup routine and due to the extreme heat of being a busy bee, rocked the side braid.
The fashion detail I was most excited about, however, was the Jamberry hearts design – which you may have seen on my Instagram but it had to be shared again. Talk about a PERFECT bridal shower accessory! 🙂
Can I just tell you guys how much fun I’m having with Jamberry Nails?? I gave up on acrylic and gel a long time ago. For one- I can’t type with fake nails and they absolutely destroy my nails. The fabulous thing about Jamberry is that 1. they’re super easy to put on and remove, 2. they stay on for a long, long time (with occasional maintenance, aka: filing.) Mine have stayed on for 3 weeks although I know others have had better luck keeping them on longer without too much decal damage. And most importantly (for me, at least) – they don’t damage my nails, and the designs are so much fun!
I might be just a tad obsessed with the Garden Party design selection (bottom row). Margaret, also a fellow blogger, has been so great to work with and I highly recommend reaching out to her if you might be interested in trying out Jamberry!
I’m linking up with Meagan today for some Blogger Love! My favorite reads from this past week were:
How the Search for Simplicity Leads to Contentment, by Brittany from The Nested Nomad. Honestly funny and deep, this post really got me thinking about what living a simple life might look like for me (and how welcomed it would be). I especially loved her formula for living simply, and the acknowledgement and reminder that we can’t do it all (and truly, shouldn’t). Favorite Line: “Big things happen when we believe the truth that we already have enough.”
Anne from Love the Here and Now shared an unbelievable recipe for Cannoli Dip. I mean really, is there even a need for an explanation as to why this was a favorite, other than I need it in my life?!
Jamie from The Celebrating Momma is back on the list – it couldn’t be helped. Her post, Valentine’s Day Gone Wrong was so good, if there was a ‘love’ button I would have clicked it 10 times. Favorite Line: “We are called to love everyone and sometimes that means showing grace especially when we don’t think they deserve it.”