Fashion Show

 So as you may or may not know - I am a fashion designer.

I graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in Manhattan with a degree in Fashion Design and am now pursuing a degree in Business Management - Marketing from Brigham Young University (BYU). This year some students are putting on a fashion show with 13 BYU student designers and over 80 models. I am one of the designers in the show and I will be showcasing 9 looks.

Where: BYU Wilkinson Center Ballroom Provo, Utah
When: Saturday, February 9 - NEXT SATURDAY!!
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.

If you live in the area I'd love for you to come - it'd be so fun to meet you! 

Link to aBree Original website and aBree Original facebook page

model: Bain
dress: aBree Original (FIT final project)

I will not be showcasing this look at the fashion show so I thought I'd share it here!

Guest Thursday: Taylor - stripes and a vest


sweater (similar)/vest/chinos: J.Crew Factory
shoes (similar): Sperry Topsider via J.Crew
watch: Timex

Taylor has to wear business casual everyday for work (slacks and button-up) so I LOVE the weekends because he can actually wear his cute clothes! He got this vest and sweater for Christmas. I gave him the Timex last year for his birthday (apparently watches are a birthday theme).

snow storm

button-up (similar)/hoodie/coat/necklace: J.Crew Factory (all old or unavailable)
sequin sweatshirt: Target (old)
jeans: Level 99 via Anthropologie (best jeans EVER)
boots: Sperry Topsider via J.Crew (last season - similar)
hat: unsure (borrowed from my sister who borrowed from my brother)
watch: MK

It snowed practically all day straight yesterday. 
This called for:
3 layers on top
some sparkle
my trusty sperry winter boots
bright mint and yellow
cozy hat
big smiles 
(I kind of love the snow)
((minus the being really cold part and having limited outfit options because of lack of shoes that I see fit to wear in the snow))
so I guess love the look/idea of snow.

This morning I woke up to more and more snow - big pretty flakes!
(good news: my business law professor cancelled class because of it - I kind of just wish life would get cancelled on days like this so Taylor and I could just cuddle in a blanket by a fire with hot cocoa...who am I kidding - with a day off I'd just have more time to be productive (homework/sew/plan/blog/etc.) without interruptions. But my fantasy does sound nice!)

Be sure to check out Plane Pretty - I just linked-up with her for Sunday Style 

Sunday Style @ Plane Pretty

cream + sparkles

sequin shirt/pencil skirt (last seen)/bangle: J.Crew Factory
sweater (old) : Urban Outfitters
tights/shoes: J.Crew

earrings: J.Crew Factory
necklace (last seen): Nordstrom
other bracelets: Gifted
eternity band: Nordstrom 
CTR ring: BYU Bookstore
pearl ring/small diamond band/pinkie ring: Family Heirlooms
watch: MK via Nordstrom

Pencil skirts are on repeat: every Sunday
and snow is on repeat: everyday

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Have a happy Tuesday!

What I Wore: Fiance's 23rd Birthday

(My sweet daddy took these pictures for me! He made sure every detail was featured. So sweet.)

he wanted to make sure and take an engagement ring detail shot

shot of previous gifts from my fiance (bracelet: Christmas 2009, ring: Christmas 2012) and watch

 shirt: Urban Outfitters
cardigan: J.Crew (old)
leggings: crew cuts factory (another pair of little girl pants)
shoes: Sperry Topsider via J.Crew
fur (similar) (last seen here and here): Express
earrings: Nordstrom
watch: MK
other jewelry: gifted

I had a great outfit picked out for Taylor's birthday (wearing one of his favorite shirts) but since we both have so much to do he decided that he'd rather spend the day (Saturday) doing homework/to-do list stuff. So I switched outfits to something more comfortable since we'd be working all day - yet still cute enough that we could go to dinner and still look good. He loves when I wear this fur so that is kind of what I based this outfit on. One thing I am looking forward to SO much is when I am married and living with Taylor I can be comfy when we are working and then easily change into a cute outfit for dinner - then back to comfy. That'll be nice.

Birthday post - Taylor turns 23!

Sunday: get to know me

Each Sunday I will answer questions about myself. If there is anything you'd like to know about me leave a comment and on Sundays I will answer a few questions!

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Casual Friday: the favorite perfect sweatshirt

sweatshirt (similar): J.Crew
pants: J.Crew Factory
(yes, these are little girl pants...they are comfy and cheaper)
boots: Ralph Lauren
scarf: gifted (maybe H&M)
earrings: Banana Republic
watch: MK

I love sweatshirts. especially this one.
and scarfs.
It's FREEZING - like single digits or teens all day long freezing.
It's too cold to adjust the settings on my camera = horrible bright lighting
This is my favorite outfit. Comfy everything - yet still presentable. 
The touch of gold always does the trick.

Happy weekend.
(My handsome fiance turns 23 tomorrow!! - yay for Birthday filled weekends)

Guest Thursday: Bain - heart sweater 2 looks

One Sweater: 2 Looks
My sister and I love a lot of the same pieces but we always put things together so differently. It's always fun to see what the other comes up with. We share lots of our clothes. For instance; the heart sweater is Bain's, the level 99 purple pants are mine, and the necklace I'm wearing is Bain's. It works out nicely.

Paired With Cool Tones 

On Bain:
shirt, sweater, socks: J.Crew Factory 
jeans: Level 99 via Anthropologie
boots: Target

Paired With Warm Tones 

cashmere sweater, heart sweater, necklace, earrings: J.Crew Factory
jeans: Level 99 via Anthropologie
boots: Sperry Topsider via J.Crew
bracelets: Bella Ella, gifted 
watch: MK

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Happy Thursday!

gold sequin + ivory + mint

sequin sweatshirt: Banana Republic (last year)
scarf, pearl earrings: J.Crew Factory
pants (last seen): J.Crew (this color not available anymore but other colors ON SALE)
coat: Ralph Lauren
shoes: Sperry Topsider via J.Crew
watch: MK (last year birthday present - to myself)
all other jewelry: gifted