June 17, 2017

Engagement Party Tips for the Bride

As if it weren’t already official, we’re getting married! We have finally decided on a wedding date, and I just can’t contain my excitement. We will be getting married at Villa Antonia in Austin, Texas on June 17, 2017.

After getting engaged in February, I knew that I wanted to take a little time before planning the wedding. It was important for me to enjoy our engagement before feeling the pressures of planning a wedding. So, I didn’t actually start looking for a venue until June. We were torn between having a destination wedding in Colorado or a local wedding. After lots of thought we decided to have the celebration here in Texas.

Villa Antonia was ironically the first venue we toured. I loved it so much and knew before even visiting that this was where I wanted to tie the knot. But, before signing on the dotted line, we wanted to explore all of our options. Once we visited a few different venues, compared pricing and made sure it was within our budget we came to a conclusion. There is still a ton of planning to be done, but I’m glad I have checked one box off of my mile-long wedding to do list!

XOXO,

Jill

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First of Fall

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Tee: Vince, On Sale | Flannel: Madewell (Similar Style Here) | Jeans: Paige | Shoes: BCBGeneration (Similar Style Here) | Purse: Kate Spade | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Bracelet: Stella & Dot | Earrings: Similar Style Here | Ring: Similar Style Here

Well, it’s August. I’m not feeling too pumped for this month because that means summer is unfortunately coming to an end. Though there really isn’t a reason for me to be upset, since I’m not in school anymore, and you don’t get summer vacation in adult world. But, I don’t think I will ever get over that feeling you have when you know summer is over.

There are very few things I can tolerate about fall and winter, but the one thing at the very top of the list would be the clothing. Cute clothes just make everything better, including working out (insert shocked emoji face here). I love jeans, boots, cozy sweaters and especially fluffy blanket scarves. It’s still way too hot to layer up, but you can still give a nod to fall by throwing a flannel or chambray around your waist. It’s a very easy styling trick that may take you back to the 90’s, but it will definitely have you feeling a little more seasonally appropriate.

On another note, I’m going to the Dixie Chicks concert here in Dallas tomorrow and I am beyond excited! That is definitely going to be one of my highlights of the summer. Are any of you Dallas girlies going to the concert?

XOXO,

Jill

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Colorado

I’ve been visiting Colorado ever since I was a little kid. My grandparents have a quaint little cabin in the middle of nowhere. There is hardly any cell phone reception and definitely no wifi, which means it is the perfect place to unplug and get away from the world.

I spent all last week at the cabin with my sisters. Surprisingly we didn’t kill each other and had tons of fun together. We hit all of our typical spots and some new places too. We ventured to Colorado Springs, Buena Vista and Breckenridge.

Colorado Springs, CO

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Where We Ate: La Taverne \ Thunder & Buttons

What We Did: The Broadmoor \ The Garden of the Gods

In Colorado Springs we typically shop, go to the Cave of the Winds or the North Pole, but this time we decided to do something different! I really wanted to go to The Broadmoor resort and check out their wedding venue spaces. Unfortunately, I won’t be hosting my wedding at the hotel, but if you are thinking about a destination wedding, then this is a must see! All of the outdoor spaces were beautiful, and I’m sure during the winter time it would be breathtaking. 

We also visited the Garden of the Gods, a natural monument filled with Red Rock Corral. I could’ve hiked around this place for hours. Clearly, I wore the wrong shoes for that and it started raining, so we didn’t stay too long.

Buena Vista, CO

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Where We Ate: Simple Eatery \ House Rock Kitchen \ The Midland Stop

What We Did: Colorado Trail Rides

If you’ve ever visited Buena Vista, you were probably going to camp or white water raft. This is the closest town with a grocery store and restaurant to our cabin, so we come here often. Before this year, there were 3 or 4 restaurants, a grocery store and not much else. Now, there are tons of shops, adorable cottages and delicious restaurants. We visited the town twice during our stay to eat, shop and do a trail ride of course!

Breckenridge, CO

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Where We Ate: The Motherload Tavern \ Clint’s Bakery & Deli

What We Did: Summer Fun Park

I don’t have a ton of pictures from Breckenridge because I was too busy shopping! But, we did take a little break from stuffing our faces and shopping to ride the gondola up the mountain. Usually when we go to the Summer Fun Park at the top of the mountain we will ride the Alpine Slide. This year, we decided to skip the slide and ride the giant chairlift to the very top of the mountain.

I definitely wasn’t ready to come home and go back to reality! But, we had tons of fun and I love that we always make great memories when we come to Colorado. What is your favorite family vacation spot?

XOXO,

Jill

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Pink Dress

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Dress ℅ Elizabeth Ross (Get 30% off using the code SFIS30) | Shoes: Sam Edelman | Purse: Kate Spade | Sunnies: ZeroUV | Earrings: Gorjana | Bracelet: Chanluu

Please excuse my crazy hair! I would blame it on the wind, but I’m still attempting to figure out this top knot thing. Clearly I’m a little late to the game with this hair trend. Although, I never said I was a hair guru! Since I was stepping out of my style box with these sunnies, I thought I would try something a little different with my hair too. Luckily, I had the cutest pink dress to bring out the girliness in this edgier look.

This dress is very similar to one that I wore just a few months ago. The fabric is slightly different though, and very much so in a good way. I pulled it out of the package and not one single wrinkle! How crazy is that?! It is also not clingy at all which is perfect for this Texas heat.

After describing this pink dress, it sounds like it is the perfect beach vacation look. No wrinkles, not clingy, plus this color looks amazing on a tan. That’s a no brainer to me! And, the best part is that Elizabeth Ross is offering a 30% off discount code just for y’all, SFIS 30. Most everything on the site is under $50 already, so with an extra 30% off that’s a steal!

I would love to see what you purchase, so be sure to tag me and use the hashtag #SFISxER.

XOXO,

Jill

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Paisley Off-The-Shoulder Top

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Top: E. Leigh’s (Similar Top Here and Here) | Jeans: Citizens Of Humanity | Shoes: BCBGeneration (Under $50) | Purse: Rebecca Minkoff | Earrings: Gorjana | Necklace: Kendra Scott | Bracelet: Kendra Scott | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

I am totally loving this look! I’m not one to wear a loose top with loose bottoms, but for some reason, this outfit just works. This paisley off-the-shoulder top pairs perfectly with these flares. It also looks just as cute with a pair of white cut off shorts.

On another note, can y’all believe how quickly July is flying by? Especially this week! I took Monday off and tomorrow starts my weekend. I’m headed to Colorado for a family girls’ weekend. What are y’all up to this weekend?

XOXO,

Jill

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