What and what not to wear to a wedding-Wedding Season Dress Ideas

My do’s and don’ts for summer wedding attire. Along with links of my favorite dresses for this wedding season.

We are getting closer to summer which means lots of people are getting married during this time of year. So I thought it would be helpful to give you all tips on what and what not to wear to those summer weddings. I will link the dresses in this post so you can easily shop them.

Don’t

Wear white or ivory to a wedding. Unless you want everyone starring you down for the wrong reason or if the bride is wearing a different color. I remember how I felt as a bride and how special that day is, so the last thing you want to do is walk in wearing the same color as the bride. I would also stay away from bright red’s and orange. I think yellow is fine, especially if it’s more of a pastel yellow.

Do:

I recommend sticking to your lighter colors like blues, pinks, greens, yellows, purple, etc. This Green Maxi Dress I am wearing in the picture above would be great for a wedding. I paired it with these Nude Heels. Plus this dress is so comfortable and not too dressy. I also recommend finding out from the bride or close family whether the wedding is formal, semi-formal, casual, etc. so you can dress appropriately. Brides will often forget to put it in the invitations so it’s always good to ask. Here are a couple of different styles of dresses that would look nice. Yellow DressBlue Maxi DressLace RomperCoral Dress,Light Pink MaxiPink Lace Dress. I also linked more dresses for youunder the Wedding Wear menu on my main page drop down menu.

Don’t :

Wear something too short or skimpy looking. You don’t want to be known as “that” girl at a wedding. My rule of thumb is, if can’t sit in it and feel comfortable then it’s not ready to be worn at a wedding. I always remember that there will be dancing and I will want to look and feel comfortable in the dress.

Do:

Wear flowy and or long dresses, they are always flattering. Also you can now wear the color black to weddings like this one (Black Dress). This is new to me, and I still don’t wear black to a wedding cause I grew up with it being a bad thing.

 

I linked more dresses along with some affordable purses and shoes under the Wedding Season Apparel menu under my main drop down menu. Let me know if you have any questions about wedding apparel.

Hope you have a great week!

XOXO,

Autumn

 

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My favorite self spray tan

Sharing my favorite self tanner and tips on using it.

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It’s been a great weekend filled with lots of warm weather and fun memories. We spent our Friday night with my good friend Megan who took some photos for us. I can’t wait to see the images and to share them here on my blog.

When getting ready for my professional pictures this week, I picked up a self tanner at Ulta to try. I fell in love with the product and wanted to share with you all about it and my tips and tricks for using it. I am normally a skeptical person and very picky when it comes to self tanners, but I found a great product and I’m so excited to share it with you all!

St. Tropez Self Tanner starter kit is the best way to get started if you are trying this self tanner for the first time. Mine came with a glove to apply, the shower gradual tan, and the bronzing gradual tan lotion, not sure if this kit I linked has one included so I attached a link here for you Self Tanner Mitt.

I used the mousse three nights in a row before I got a nice dark tan and used the shower tan twice and the lotion twice as well to make the tan even. Here’s a tip when applying, make sure to cover all areas of your skin evenly or else you will end up with patches. Also, be sure to apply enough to your skin. I apply two pumps per arm, four per leg, and five for the chest and stomach area. It is difficult for me to get my back side, so I recommend getting someone else to help with that. I missed a couple parts of my hands and feet, so be sure to get those well too.

The most important thing to do when applying it, is putting it on in the evening before you go to bed and waiting to wash in the morning. It gives the tan a longer time to sit on your skin and absorb it. The smell is great and doesn’t smell like typical spray tans do. It was definitely husband smell approved.

Overall, I really love this self tanner and will definitely be using it a lot! I highly recommend it for a pre vacation tan, prom tan, graduation, professional pictures, and any other time you are in need of a quick self tan. Check out my pictures below with it on and the cute little bag the kit came in. I am thinking of trying a self tanning face mask from them next.

Let me know if you have any questions about self tanners and how to apply. Also, check out my outfit details above for the cutest maxi dress. I am wearing a size XS for sizing.

Hope you all have a happy weekend and Cinco De Mayo!

XOXO,

Autumn

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Favorite Summer Finds

Sharing some of my favorite affordable summer fashion finds.

I wanted to share with you all some of my favorite affordable clothing and accessory finds for summer. Summer is getting closer and with the warmer temps recently it feels like summer outside already. I will link some of my favorites, including the outfit in my picture.

My first summer favorite are these tan slides I found at Target for $24. They are super comfortable and go with everything! They can be worn with shorts, pants, and dresses. I linked them here for you and I wear a size 6.5 in them. (Tan Slides )

My second favorite summer find are these White Tassel Earrings I found at Target as well for $13. They are Baublebar’s Sugarfix brand and go with everything! I linked both ones from Amazon NLCAC Women’s Beaded tassel earrings Long Fringe Drop Earrings Dangle White” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Amazon White Tassel Earrings and from Target ones here White Tassel Earrings.

Another summer find are these Denim Floral Embroidered Shorts from Target for $24 and these White Denim Pants from Loft. The shorts go with any shirt, except a long shirt and I wear a size 2 in them. The white pants are super comfortable and go great with a jean jacket.

My absolute favorite summer find is this black and white gingham romper I found at American Eagle on sale for $40. It’s super comfortable and is perfect for a casual date. I wear a size XS for sizing reference. I linked the romper here Gingham Romper.

Also, check out these other cute accessories and shoes for summer from Amazon. Straw Ratan BagEspadrille WedgesSquare Ratan Crossbody bag

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My hair tips and tricks

Sharing some of my hair tips and tricks and how to curl your hair.

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I often get a lot of questions on how I curl my hair. I figured I would share a few of my tips and tricks and what products I use. It might come as a surprise to some people that I don’t use a wand and I rather use a regular curling iron for my hair.

I love my Hot Tools Curling Iron I found at Ulta. However, you can also find it on Amazon for cheaper (link above). I usually heat it up to 380 and it can go up to 430. I rather it not be full temp, especially since I have hair with body in it already. If you have straighter hair, I recommend heating it up a little hotter. You can also use heat protector spray if you want to protect your hair. I am still trying to find a good one for an affordable price.

After heating up my curling iron for 5-10 minutes, I take small pieces of hair and I curling backwards instead of forwards. This helps to get more of a natural curly look than tight curls. I part my hair to the side I want it on and then curl one side then the other. Usually my right side of hair has more hair on it since I part my hair that way. It’s okay if it’s uneven.

After I am done curling, I flip my hair over and run my fingers through it. I then flip it back to normal and tease in the part area and the sides towards the top of my hair for body. You can use a regular brush like this one (Hair Brush) or you can use a Tease Brush. Either works fine.

The last step, is I spray the curls a lot with my favorite hairspray. I also recommend hairspray for longer lasting curls, especially if you have straighter hair.

My biggest tip, is if you can avoid blow drying your hair before you curl it or take a shower at night and sleep on it wet, then that’s when I tend to get the best curls. It helps for more volume, especially if you struggle with getting volume. I also, recommend investing a little bit in your curling iron. It’s definitely worth it to spend more on a curling iron that works well and lasts for a long time then wasting your money on a cheap one.

If you all have any questions about how to curl your hair, please feel free to leave a comment on this post. I linked all the details on my outfit above and the hair tools I use for curling my hair.

Hope you all have an awesome weekend!

XOXO,

Autumn

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Behind the scenes of my D.C. adventures

Our adventures in D.C. Sharing my favorite locations and style.

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This weekend was one for the books and also enjoyable with our spring weather finally showing up. I have been to D.C. several times, but hadn’t never seen the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. It was a neat museum with lots of cool sites, including the hope diamond. One of my favorite sites to see there. Also, got my picture with my husband in front of the famous T-Rex from Night at the Museum.

After spending a couple of hours in the museum, we went to the national mall where you can see the national monument on one side and the capitol building on the other side. It is so neat to see both of those and reflect on our country. I am so thankful to live in such a great and beautiful country.

Our D.C. adventure ended at a local restaurant called the Protein Bar which had lots of healthy food and delicious smoothies. I definitely recommend this place for a quick bite to eat if you are trying to eat healthier.

Friday evening we enjoyed some ice cream and for me that meant non dairy Ben and Jerry’s ice cream (my new favorite is the peanut butter half baked) and watched The Greatest Showman (The Greatest Showman). One of my new favorite movies!  I love the singing and dancing in it and being a musical theatre fan makes it the perfect movie! I definitely recommend watching it, even if you aren’t into musicals. My husband loved it and is not a big musical fan.

Our weekend ended with some shopping at the outlets. I loved being able to shop and try on so many different styles. My favorite outlet stores are Loft, American Eagle, and JCrew. I posted links for all of my clothes in the pictures, including my fun gingham flats I wore in D.C. I normally wear a size XS in the tops and a size 2 in pants.

I hope you all had a fun weekend and enjoyed the outdoors some! Let me know in the comments if you all have any ideas for future blog posts and if you’d be interested in me sharing my hair tips and tricks.

XOXO,

Autumn

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