Wedding Skin Prep

I've had bad skin as long as I can remember. My dad used to say that it was because I didn't wash my face correctly (cue eye roll.) For years, I just dealt with it - enlarged pores, very oily t-zone, frequent breakouts in the same places, and uneven skin and scars thanks to fingers that just can't hep themselves from picking at breakouts. When we started wedding planning, I knew one of the things I had to do was figure out a way to have the clearest, brightest, glowing skin possible on my big day. And with just a little less than a month until we say 'I do!' I want to share everything I've done to make this possible.

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Under The Sea

Last weekend I was surprised by my Future Mother-In-Law and some of my best friends with an Under the Sea themed Kitchen Tea (a South Africanism, that is otherwise known as a Bridal Shower here!) Unbeknownst to me, my FMIL (Future Mother-In-Law), my Maid of Honor, and my Future Hubby all banded together to invite as many of my friends as possible to come celebrate! This is no easy task, as my circle of friends is quite tiny. Read on to see more details about this day!

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Summer Dreams

As I mentioned on Instagram the other day, clearly I haven't been keeping the promise I made myself at the beginning of 2017. I love knowing that my blog is a place for style inspiration or Disney Wedding planning tips, but it's also a source of creative release for me and I'm saddened that I haven't kept my word.

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Wedding Planning & Visiting Pandora

This seems to happen quite often where I disappear where my posts become inconsistent for a little bit - super sorry about that! I started a new job at the end of May so much of my time and energy have been eaten up by gaining my sea legs (or land legs if you want to stick to the Disney universe 😛

I have been wanting to recap our June trip for sometime so here it goes!

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How To: Scarf Headband

I knew it's been a while since I had posted last and I'm so sorry! Between changing jobs (yay!) and being away for two weekends straight, it's a wonder I can still keep my days straight. But thanks to a certain special lady (ahem, Carlye Wisel - if you love Disney and don't follow her on social, you should consider changing that) I wanted to share how you can use a 90cm silk scarf into a headband.

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Concrete Jungle

Well, Spring is finally here in NYC. And I can't complain! Despite having purchased a new down jacket (it was 50% off!) I am completely, one hundred percent ready for warmer weather. But with warmer weather comes a new dilemma: transition pieces. 

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Layers

New York is slowly starting to get its warm-weather act together. I mean, it's been officially Spring for like a week now! But before the Winter chill officially goes away, I wanted to share this one last winter-y look.

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