Thursday, July 17, 2014

RocksBox

I've finally reached 17 weeks and the baby is starting to make a little appearance!
It feels good to finally have some energy back and start to feel the morning sickness go away:)
 I'm all about comfort right now so flowy maxi dresses and skirts are my go-to maternity look lately.


 
dress/skirt|Nordstrom
hat| Forever21
chambry shirt|Nordstrom
shoes| Urban Outfitters (Similar)
earings/ring| Rocksbox
ROCKSBOX is a cool new company I just discovered and I am loving having my very own personal jewelry stylist. All you have to do is fill out a few questions to describe your style and your personal stylist will send you a 3 piece set of jewels desgined just for you! I was in love with the pieces they picked for me and the best part is you get to refresh your box whenever you like! I get tired of jelwelry real fast so getting to send back in my box and recieve a new one full of new looks and designers is the best.

 These were the three lovely suprise pieces in my box! Cannot wait to see whats in the next one!

XOX

Friday, July 11, 2014

Lacoste Shoes+ 4th Recap




When Online Shoes sent Rain these Lacoste shoes they instantly became his favorite summer shoes! I see him sporting them with every type of outfit from cords with a button up to a simple striped tee and shorts. Rain has not been able to take these babies off and we made a wishlist of the next Lacoste shoes we want to buy! He also wore them in our pregnancy annoucment shoot


Shoes| Online Shoes
Chambray Shirt| Old Navy
Tan Cords| East Dane
Striped Shirt| Old Navy
Shorts| Gap
Hat| Similar
I hope everyone had a Happy 4th last week!! On the 4th, Rain and I got to relax and soak up the sun at the pool and that night we decided to brave the crowds downtown and join in the holiday festivities. We had our share of good food and a healthy dose of people watching (my favorite) and watched an amazing firework show! My first 4th in Texas was a success!!
XOX

Monday, July 7, 2014

Fashion Print +Cash G I V E A W A Y!


Happy Monday! 

Does anyone else love gold foil printing as much as I do? There's something about it that just gets my heart racing extra fast. It's kind of like the feeling you get with a first kiss... but with paper... so that's weird. haha 

Today I am bringing you a special giveaway because I love you guys so much. I've teamed up with Jess from Golden Swank and Kirsten from West End Girl along with lots of other babe bloggers to give one of you lucky ducks a three-piece set of gold foil fashion prints custom designed by West End Girl and $300 to spend however you want! 

It was such a blast styling these beauties in my home. Be sure to enter the giveaway by fulfilling the entries in the Rafflecopter widget. 

Good luck and may the biggest gold-lover win! Make sure to check out West End Girl's Etsy shop for more pretty goodness!

*Giveaway end July 15th at 12:00 a.m. MST. Open to international readers.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Pregnant!












{Skirt: Sheinside Shirt: Gap Shoes (hers): Onlineshoes  Shoes (his) : Onlineshoes}
**Photos By Ashley Kasallis
Email her for inquires @askasallis@gmail.com
Skirt: 


 Rainey and I are having a baby in December!! We are so so so excited – it is all I think about and I wish December would hurry up! I am 12 weeks along and I know no one really cares when people say what size their baby is in relation to food… but my app said our baby is the size of a lime! We are so excited to meet this angel!

XOX
Elise



Friday, June 6, 2014

Top 10 Beauty Tips



I'm sharing a few of my favorite beauty tips from a beauty night I put together for some girls at my church this week! 

Enjoy!!
Natural Face: Minimal fresh faced makeup - brows, mascara, little eyeshadow, dewy face, lip gloss. Less is more during the day
All you really need is a great mascara, concealer for blemishes and gloss. Add a pop of blush in winter.
Here's a secret I wish I knew then: gorgeous skin is dewy and natural and heavy foundations leave look looking anything but. A better bet than foundation is tinted moisturizers, which didn't exist when I was a teenager. You pat concealer in, you never rub it in. 
Bold lips and light eyes: You always want to play up your lips or eyes, never both. It can look clownish when you play up both.What lip color works best with what skin tone. 
Fair skin often looks great with more orange-based shades. Look for fruity colors that really brighten your look without overpowering it!
For pinks, choose clear shades, and stick to a true red with equal amounts of yellow and blue.
To contrast with your olive skin, look for blue undertones.
Bold eyes and light lips : Brown eyes: can get away with most colors but rich shades of violet and green will make your eyes pop.enhance their natural warmth
Blue eyes:  shades of ashy brown and sienna naturally complement blue eyes
 Green eyes: go with warmer browns and violets with a hue of red
 Hazel eyes: go with darker eyeliner to make them appear lighter and use golds and browns for the eyeshadow.


I made this handout below for each girl so they could rememeber some top tips of the night! 


 XOX

Elise

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Transformation Thursday

             

I LOOOVE this long to short hair transformation on this lovely lady!
Caroline was ready for a big change before she moved to London to study abroad. She wanted the top darker with lots of rich warm tones and lighter carmely pieces through the bottom. For the cut she wanted a very blunt short bob. This look is one of the trends i've been seeing a lot in my salon 
What I did: I used a level 6wg with color gels from Reken and 20 vol lightner. I applied the 6wg from root to midshaft and then used the lightner through the bottom with a diagnol placement. We loved the end result of both the cut and color! This cut totally makes her look like a old hollywood glam movie star!
These photos below were her inspiration to cut it..
Are you doing any fun changes to your hair for the summer months ahead??
XOX
Elise

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Three




three years.

 Time has seriously has flown by, and yet so much has happened in the past three years. We've lived in 3 states, got new jobs, went on countless trips, and made so many lasting memories. We will never forget this day {May 7th, 2011}. It was such an important one. This was the day we were married in the Oakland, Ca Temple forever.  We promised to always work on our marriage, to bring out the best in each other, and to help the other succeed.  Rainey has made me a better person and I've learned so much about myself since marrying him. Here is a list of a few reasons why I'm so in love with this boy..

*I have come to realize that Rain is always happy, nice & in a good mood. I thought it would fade but he knows exactly what to do to put a smile on everyones face around him and cheer me up if i'm ever having an off day.
*Rainey knows how to treat a lady-still opens my door whenever we ride together 
*Rainey could have peperoni pizza and vanilla Blue Bell ice-cream every single night and be one happy boy- too bad ice cream makes me sick and i'm not a pizza lover.
*He is very creative and has amazing style. He also has a natural eye for photography and decorating.
*He is extremly social and plans the best group dates- he gets tons of text messages a day because of so many group texts with friends.
*He is the biggest cuddler. He wakes up in the middle of the night just to get back into cuddling position!
*Rain is the best listener. He will literally listen to me talk about my day for hours and be genuienly interested.
* Rain is extremely business minded and is so gifted with working around people. I am so proud of the amazing education he completed and his new career he is getting starting in.

 You are my favorite person in the whole world and I'm so grateful to have you in my life! Heres to many more years together babe!! Happy Anniversary!

View our Bridals here

XOX
Elise
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