The Big Fake Wedding

 

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As you all know, I am obsessed with weddings and all things related. That said, when I heard that The Big Fake Wedding was heading to Dallas for the first time, I was more than excited to attend. The Big Fake Wedding is essentially that, a big, fake wedding that’s an alternative to a bridal show. Vendors participate as if they’re providing services for a real wedding and the guests get to participate in a vow renewal, dinner and drinks, and dancing! It was so fun to meet local vendors and I left feeling so inspired. If you or a friend is engaged (or just in love with event planning, like me!) I would highly suggest you attend.

 

 

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Dallas // Sissy’s Southern Kitchen

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This past Saturday, I joined a few new friends for brunch at one of my all time favorites: Sissy’s Southern Kitchen. Located in the heart of Knox-Henderson, Sissy’s is truly a southern girl’s dream. We ate on their enclosed patio which is bright, sunny, and the perfect place to catch up.  From the specialty cocktails to dessert, everything is superbly southern. The fried green tomatoes and chicken and waffles are just a few of the dishes you will find and love.

 

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The Big Fake Wedding // Plus a Giveaway!

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I’ve officially named 2015 the year of the wedding. And if you know me, you know I am not complaining! With over 10 weddings on the books so far, what better way to kick off the year than with a big fake wedding.

Yep, you read that right.

The Big Fake Wedding is a bridal show alternative complete with an actual ceremony, a tasty dinner and of course, dance-party reception. “Wedding guests” are brides-and-grooms-to-be who get to truly experience the wedding vendors in action. So fun right?

Well, good news ladies… The Big Fake Wedding is headed to Dallas next Thursday and I am so excited to be a part of the night! Even more exciting, I have two tickets to give away for the event. If this isn’t your man’s kind of party don’t worry, ’cause BFFs, sisters, and moms are also welcome!

To enter to win, all you have to do is comment below! I will be announcing the winner on Monday! I hope to see you on the dance floor! xx

AND THE WINNER IS… Ciara Chanel Wei! Congratulations, Ciara! Please send me an email for ticket information!

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Bon Voyage

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It’s finally time for Christmas Vacation. Hopefully you are all ready for the holidays, but if you are like me and still have a few last minute errands check out these gift ides for your bff, your man, and the hostess with the mostess!

After a quick stop at home, we are headed off the the Bahamas for a little fun in the sun. Make sure to follow along on here, too!

 Last but not least, how cute is this bon voyage sweater from Madewell? Too cute and just the thing I needed to get in full vacation mode! It’s the perfect time to scoop it up since Madewell is currently having 30% off your entire purchase with code WRAPITUP! Go ahead, buy yourself a little something too : )

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GIFT GUIDE: FOR HIM

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I don’t know about you, but I find shopping for the men in my life the hardest! That is why I wanted to round up a few of my favorite gifts for your guy so you don’t have to stress like me!


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PACKING FOR THE BEACH

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 Last year was the first Christmas my family and I did not spend it at home. Instead we packed our bags and headed to the Bahamas. This year, we are headed back to the sun and I could not be more excited! I don’t know about you, but I am ready for a little rest and relaxation and of course, some overdue family time!

Two things I’m loving for the holidays at the beach: dark florals and metallic details. Both are fun ways to get festive!

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CYBER MONDAY SALES!

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  • 25% off sitewide code: THANKS

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  • 30% Off entire site

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  • 25% off site wide + extra 10% off final sale with code “CM2014″

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  • 25% off your entire purchase, code: GIFTON

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  • 30% off with code “ILOVEMONDAYS”

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  • 25% off a selection of regular and sale price items

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  • 30% off sitewide + 40% off markdowns with code “CYBERSALE”

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  • 15% off if you spend $250, 20% off if you spend $500, and 25% off if you spend $1000 with code “GOBIG14″

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  • 50% off

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  • 40% off sitewide, code: CYBER

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  • 30% off select full-price styles and additional 40% off sale + free shipping, no minimum – use code “MONDAY”

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  • 25% off site wide with code “THANKS”

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  • Up to 40% off select product

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  • 30% off sitewide + 40% off markdowns with code “CYBERSALE”

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  • 20% off final sale with code “cybermonday20″
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GIFT GUIDE: FOR MOM

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GIVEAWAY: The Complete Justin Timberlake Experience

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Ladies, put on your party pants!

I could not be more excited to team up with these lovely ladies and a group of amazing sponsors to giveaway “The Ultimate Justin Timberlake Experience” to one lucky winner + her BFF! The winner will not only get to see JT live at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, but they will also get treated to a perfect girl’s night out!

Check out the giveaway below for more details and be sure to enter this amazing experience!

Hint: You must download the Blownaway app on your iPhone to enter!

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Fall Feelings

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While some cities are already getting hit hard by snow, it feels like we are just now feeling fall here in Dallas. Although we also experienced lower than normal temps this past week, the weekend warmed up just enough for us to finally enjoy some time outside.

One of my favorite things about the season is layering and the chance to have a little fun mixing prints. Plaid & Checks? I don’t hate it!

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