Friday Finds: Let's book a ticket!

Eight stories, items, and other finds from this week.

Alright, well I'm buying a ticket? Who's in?

All 18 Pixar movies ranked.

Lauren Conrad's perfect little baby!

Nordstrom Sale ends on Sunday!

Harry Potter meet Meyer Briggs

Well, apparently a barista will do this for you. You have to bring your own container though.

5-time winner over here.

I think most people would be happy with an offer on a Post-It.

As always, thank you for reading, XO-

P.S. If you liked this, you will also like Friday Finds: It's Time to Go Shopping and Friday Finds: Mid-Year Refection

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Friday Finds: Mid-Year Refection

Happy Friday friends!

We are one full week into July which means we are also passed the midpoint of this year. Around this time, I like to do a little reflection on the last six months. I think about the goals I had set for myself and what I have accomplished thus far. Doing this sort of re-grounds me and helps me get back on track so I can finish out the year strong.

Here are some of my favorite finds this week!

My idol had a baby!

The best prom revenge.

Major MAJOR change coming to Target

The sweetest commercial!

Some crazy (and gross) Oreo flavors.

The most amazing, yet underrated actress, ever!

As always, thank you for reading, XO-

P.S. If you liked this, you will also like Friday Finds: Finally It's Summer! and  Friday Finds: Happy June!

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Friday Finds: Finally It's Summer!

Happy Friday friends!

It is officially summer and I could not be happier! Although we were hit with some intense rain yesterday in the Kansas City area, the sun is shining and birds are singing and my schedule is finally starting to clear up. Going into spring, Steve and I knew we would be busy, but I don't think we realized how exhausting the constant travel and entertaining would be for us. But the season has passed and now it's time for a relaxing summer.

Now someone get me to a pool and hand me a glass of rosé!

Here are some of my favorite finds this week!

Am I the only one who thinks Parisians live the most glamorous life?

Grab and go breakfast.

This wreath that I think would look perfect on our front door… once it's painted.

This is genius, but that is typical from HBO.

The mini pies I baked for our anniversary picnic.

It has been one of those weeks for me.

As always, thank you for reading, XO-

P.S. If you liked this, you will also like Friday Finds: Happy June! and Friday Finds: I was sick…

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Sunday Style: Edit 2

What I wore this week!

13_tuesTuesday: Top from Target, Jeans, Booties, Necklace

14_wedWednesday: Top, Jeans, Blazer from Macy's, Shoes.

15_thursThursday: Dress, Shoes, Necklace from Lulu's (similar), Sunglasses.

16_friFriday: Sweater from Alo, Tank, Shorts, Shoes.

As always, thank you for reading, XO-

P.S. If you liked this, then you will also like Sunday Style: Edit 1 and A Dress Fit For a Bride…smaid.

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Friday Finds: What is your favorite breakfast cereal?

Happy Friday everyone!

I have been trying to make sure I eat a proper breakfast everyday. So I went grocery shopping and pick up eggs, yogurt, and fruit. But then I walked down the cereal aisle and thought to myself, "I haven't had cereal in the house in years!" I had forgotten how many different, crazy types of cereal there are! I wanted all of the sugary goodness! So, I walked out with a box of Fruit Loops!

Below are some of my favorite finds of the week!

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- I am not waiting for a birthday to make these!

- So excited for Nashville to continue!

- Yes, they did manage to find something worse than U.S. Cellular.

- I cannot wait to try these out!

- J.K. Rowling's original Harry Potter sketches.

Kerry Washington understands us.

 

What are you favorite cereals? I think the more colorful the better!

As always, thank you for reading, Helen

A Dress Fit For a Bride…smaid

For nearly a year of my post-grad life, I worked at Bella Bridesmaids, a boutique filled with bridesmaids dresses only, no wedding gowns. There, I learned so much about bridesmaids dresses and the designers. I truly enjoyed helping brides find the perfect dresses for their closest friends. It was so wonderful getting to help make the most special day of their lives even better! It brought me so much joy! But to my surprise, it wasn't uncommon for a bride to come in looking for a dress for herself!

There are plenty of reason why a bride would turn to a bridesmaids shop to find her own dress. For starters, there is the price point. Bridesmaids dresses tend to fall in the $150-$300 range depending on the designer. This compared to a $1000+ price point for a bridal gown can be very appealing. Another reason can be the simplicity. We would see a lot of brides who were getting married on the beach, who were eloping, or who just wanted a simple, yet beautiful dress.

Often time bridesmaids dresses offer more variety than bridal gowns. Not every bride wants a long, white dress. Bridesmaids dresses offer a variety of color and style options, while still looking bridal.

Below, I've collected 27 of my favorite options for bridesmaids dresses turned bridal gown!

Classic:

BM_1Joanna August Catherine Long - $285

BM_5Paper Crown Maura - $325

BM_8Donna Morgan Lark - $240

BM_26 Paper Crown Brenna - $275BM_14Adrianna Papell Floral Embroidered Gown - $360

BM_15Jenny Yoo Ava - $290

BM_17Watters Florian

BM_20Dessy Collection #2964 - $250

BM_21Dessy Collection #2938 - $234BM_22Alfred Sung #D698 - $220

Boho:

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Joanna August Dorian Long Lace - $395

BM_27 Nouvelle Amsale Holly

BM_30 Monique Lhuillier #450287

BM_3 Joanna August Kimberly Long - $285

BM_28Amsale G851C

Sparkle:

BM_7Donna Morgan Tiffany - $290

BM_29 Amsale Loire

BM_11Adrianna Papell Halter Gown - $369

BM_12Adrianna Papell Scoop Back Sequin Gown - $280

BM_13Adrianna Papell Beaded V-Neck Gown - $300

BM_19Watters Sophia

Two-Piece:

BM_9Donna Morgan Adeline Top and Skirt - $330

BM_25Monique Lhuillier #450317 #450324 #450240

Pattern:

BM_16Jenny Yoo Inesse- $290

BM_23Donna Morgan Alana - $260

BM_24Amsale #GA107C

BM_6Paper Crown Mandi - $295

See something above that you like, but don't want it for your bridal gown? These dresses are also perfect for Bridal Showers, Bachelorette Parties, Rehearsal Dinners, and Vow Renewals! I, myself, wore Paper Crown's Brenna dress for my rehearsal dinner. Afterwards, when photos were posted online, so many people asked if it was actually wedding dress!

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Also, remember that everything you've seen is a bridesmaids dress, so they all come in a several different colors outside of white, blush, and champagne. So if you see something you like and want it for your own bridesmaids, make sure to take a look and see all of the color options!

As always, thank you for reading, Helen

P.S. If you liked this, you will also like The Paper Year: Our First Anniversary and Summer Shoe Favorites

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Friday Finds: Happy National Doughnut Day!

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Happy Friday everyone! I think the best part of a four-day week is that Friday comes that much faster! And this Friday is extra special because it is National Doughnut Day! For those of you in Kansas City, you must stop by the Doughnut Lounge in Westport. They have some of the most creative doughnuts I have ever seen, and they are all so good! I will definitely be stopping by some time today. Below are some of my favorite finds for the week. I hope you enjoy!

1. Looking back on The Hills while celebrating their 10th Anniversary.

2. One woman's story on why she quit biting her nails.

3. A brilliant look into how busy we actually are every day, week, and year.

4. My new favorite YouTube channel.

5. Television and movie actors talk about their favorite commercial they did, before they were stars.

6. Forbes put the nine most successful self-made women as their incredibly inspirational cover.

Enjoy National Doughnut Day! I will be with glazed, blueberry doughnuts! What is your favorite doughnut?

As always, thank you for reading! Helen

 

 

Friday Finds

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Happy Friday friends! Below are some of my favorite finds of the week!

  1. I pretty much bought these shoes the moment I saw them.

  2. If you haven't seen the trailer for the new Beauty and the Beast movie, you need to right now!

  3. This student got an internship through snapchat.

  4. My cousin told be she was obsessed with Lucie Fink, and now I am too.

  5. My day will be made if this Lauren Conrad rumor is true!

Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone!