black and sparkle for Halloween





J.Crew shirt // Apricot Lane Boutique blazer // J.Crew Factory pants (seriously the best pants ever!) // Michael Kors watch (borrowed from my husband) // J.Crew Factory necklace // Nordstrom earrings

I brought this blazer home with me from my honeymoon - we got it in Downtown Disney.. It was half price and I just couldn't resist the sequin sleeves.

My plans for Halloween include taking a Business Ethics Midterm Exam and working on my 50 minute presentation I will be giving this weekend in Salt Lake City on the value of sewing... I hope you are doing something a little more fun and festive!!

When Taylor and I were in Disneyworld last week we did dress up a little for the Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. I wanted something simple that could be easily packed and not obnoxious to wear in the park. It ended up being much colder than was expected so we modified our costumes a bit by wearing jeans and more layers.. but it's the thought that counts. This semester is so incredibly busy that we hardly had any time to think of anything.

^^us trying to be a basketball player and a referee..^^

Happy Halloween!!

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printed chiffon maxi + gold & Bloggers Give Back


"By becoming the answer to someone's prayer we often find the answers to our own."
-Dieter F. Uchtdorf





tee: J.Crew // cardigan: J.Crew // skirt: aBree Original // shoes: J.Crew
earrings: Banana Republic // watch: Michael Kors

Here is how I styled this skirt on my gorgeous model for the photoshoot..

When I saw this fabric at Mood I fell in love! It was a beautiful printed silk chiffon with the perfect touch of golden sparkle, simply perfect. I knew I wanted to show off the print and since I LOVE formal wear I thought a maxi would be the perfect fit. I've dressed this skirt down a bit in these photos but it is super easy to dress up as well.

In other news, I am participating in a Bloggers Give Back event that is going on now through December 6th. These two adorable boys are fighting cancer and we are asking for donations to help these sweet kids. We will also be having a "Shop My Closet" event on November 9th in Lehi, Utah with local bloggers and sponsors.

{Simply click below to donate now}

Let's help these boys and their families during this holiday season.

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Wedding Fashion: a black gown

I love a good black gown - especially when worn as a wedding gown. Lovely.
These fall colors are amazing right now!!! I love everything about this gorgeous shoot.
The bridesmaid's gowns are stunning. The flowers... ah, so beautiful.
This shoot was featured on Grey Likes Weddings! Their blog seriously NEVER disappoints.
(all photos were copied from their post)








Vendors:
Styling: Summer Watkins of GREY LIKES WEDDINGS / Flowers: TIC TOCK FLORALS / Dresses: SUE WONG / Hair & Makeup: DANIELLE FRIZELLE & DIANNA LOPEZ / Stationery: GOURMET INVITATIONS / Photographers: CARRIE KING OF BELLAMINT PHOTOGRAPHY, BROOKE MERRILL, EVAMARIEPHOTO,MARIEL HANNAH, TIFFANY AMBER PHOTOGRAPHY, SHE WANDERS, JOSEPH JAMIESON WILLIAMS,KARLEEN SU, NATALIE BRAY, CRISTY CROSS, SANDRA SHINKFIELD

For more of my favorite weddings click here!

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ruffle skirt and sequin top








skirt: aBree Original // shirt: J.Crew Factory // necklace: J.Crew Factory

I know this isn't really ready-to-wear but evening wear is my favorite so I thought that I might as well show an outfit I wish I had an event to wear it to. I made my senior prom dress in high school and I cut it into a skirt for my collection. I figured I could maybe at least get some more use out of it! I spent so many hours on these ruffles and couldn't just let them sit in a box. I styled it with a teal top and a beaded belt for my fashion show. 


Here was the full prom dress (and my cute hubby and I in 2008):



Friday Favorite: Pins and Groop Dealz















For all of my daily inspirations, follow me on pinterest!

And here are my three favorite Groop Dealz picks! Love their amazing deals. This week I am loving the dainty little necklaces that they have. I feel like everyone needs the perfect necklace, I wear my dainty necklace that my husband gave me two years ago for Christmas everyday.



{click on the photo for link to purchase}

Thanks for stopping by this week!! Happy Friday!

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