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    Sunday Style: OOTD

    I had the privilege of watching my *brother* get married yesterday. I say *brother* with the asterisk because we aren’t related by blood, but we are most definitely family. Our parents have been best friends as long as we have been alive and we grew up living only 10 houses apart. We celebrated all our birthdays together and walked through many of life’s major events together, like entering high school together! 

    Sunday Style Outfit of the Day

    Our mother’s would often joke about us marrying each other but we knew that was never a possibility as we considered each other siblings. He was there to celebrate my wedding almost 10 years ago and I was so delighted to finally be celebrating his! His new wife is absolutely lovely and I couldn’t be more excited and happy for them!

    I wanted to share what I wore for the wedding with this edition of Sunday Style: OOTD (outfit of the day). I absolutely loved this grey empire waist maxi dress complete with embroidered beads along the collar. I loved the color and the fact that it had a necklace built right into the dress. I threw a white pashmina over my arms, to add a bit of contrast but also for warmth. 

    Sunday style: outfit of the day

    To accessorize the outfit, I simply wore a silver bangle and then I added a black beaded clutch. This clutch is very special to me because it was my Baba’s (otherwise known as Grandma!) She passed away 10 years ago and this was one piece I was able to keep from her items. I use it for all kinds of special occasions and remember my dear grandma every time! 

    Sunday Style: Outfit of the day

    To finish the look, I did my nails in Miracle Gel’s Get Mod polish. I’m telling you, I swear by this stuff! It lasts a full week on my nails and I’m pretty rough on my nails. Then I wore MAC’s Girl About Town Lipstick!

    Sunday style: outfit of the day

    I’ve put together a similar look for you to shop as well! You can click through each image and shop directly from the blog! Happy Shopping!

    In the honor of full disclosure, I feel like it wouldn’t be right for me to not mention one VITAL article of clothing that I was also wearing, yet you cannot see. I am talking SPANX! That’s right, a woman’s best kept secret…well I guess in my cause, it’s no longer a secret! But I have to share that with you ladies…because, we gotta stick together on this! Things happen to your body after you’ve had babies and as you all know, I’m on my weight loss journey and haven’t reached my ultimate goals yet. So, what’s a momma to do?! SPANX to the rescue! If you haven’t ever tried a pair, NOW IS THE TIME! It just helps keep everything “held together” and creates a more seamless look. While you would never catch me taking of picture of mine, here is a link where you can shop for them!

    Well I hope you are all having a super lovely long weekend, wherever you find yourself! Make sure to come back tomorrow for a visit where I share with you not one but TWO special, family favorite recipes!

    Love & Blessings,




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  • Reply Jessica May 17, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    So pretty and classy! Loving lthe highlights in your hair and your simple hairstyle!

    • Reply Christine May 18, 2015 at 9:55 pm

      Thanks Jess! xox

  • Reply Pam May 17, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    Christine you look so gorgeous!!!

    • Reply Christine May 18, 2015 at 9:54 pm

      Awe! Thanks love! xox

  • Reply Tricia May 18, 2015 at 12:53 am

    Awesome style. Love the dress 🙂

    • Reply Christine May 18, 2015 at 9:54 pm

      Thanks Tricia! xox

  • Reply Chelsea May 18, 2015 at 9:37 am

    I can’t get over how pretty your hair is.

    • Reply Christine May 18, 2015 at 9:54 pm

      Awe! Thank you Chelsea! For the first time in a lonnnngggggg time, I also love my hair! xox

  • Reply Jaclyn Kent May 18, 2015 at 10:22 am

    You look stunning! I love your hair lighter like that!!!!! I’ve been meaning to try Spanx, just for some for the tighter dresses that show every nook and cranny (and underwear lines!) so I should get on that!

    • Reply Christine May 18, 2015 at 9:51 pm

      Thanks Jaclyn! I’m also loving the blonde for summer! And you definitely need to try spanx! They are wonder workers those things! xox

  • Reply Very Erin May 18, 2015 at 10:23 am

    I LOVE that dress! So pretty!

    • Reply Christine May 18, 2015 at 9:50 pm

      Thanks Erin! xox

  • Reply Brooke Knipp May 18, 2015 at 11:32 am

    You look gorgeous in that dress! I love the color and that its a maxi. I couldn’t tell in the pictures. And in my opinion, you styled it perfectly.

    • Reply Christine May 18, 2015 at 9:50 pm

      Thank you so much Brooke! xox

  • Reply Jacynta May 18, 2015 at 11:49 am

    girl, you look flawless! such a pretty dress and beautiful item from your grandma.

    • Reply Christine May 18, 2015 at 9:50 pm

      Awe! Jacynta, you’re too kind! Thanks so much! xox

  • Reply Sam @ PancakeWarriors May 18, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    Such a cute outfit – love that clutch!!

    • Reply Christine May 18, 2015 at 9:49 pm

      Thanks Sam! Isn’t it fabulous?! And I just love that it’s authentically vintage that means so much to me! xox

  • Reply Chelsee May 18, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    Wow you look so pretty! I think that is the perfect dress for a summer wedding! Congrats to your “brother” on his wedding:)

    • Reply Christine May 18, 2015 at 9:49 pm

      Thank you Chelsee! xox

  • Reply Justine Y @ Little Dove Creations May 18, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    That dress looks so great on you! You look beautiful! I have a wedding to go to next month and I’ve been trying to find a dress, knowing how pregnant I’ll be by then, and it has not been a fun experience.

    • Reply Christine May 18, 2015 at 9:48 pm

      Thank you Justine! And I remember that feeling well! I was a bridesmaid in one wedding when I was 6 months preggo and then I officiated a wedding when I was 9 months preggo, outside in the summer heat! I thought I was going to die! Best of luck finding that dress! xox

  • Reply LiNdsay May 18, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Beautiful dress, I love the beading on the collar. And the color looks spectacular on you. 🙂

    • Reply Christine May 18, 2015 at 9:47 pm

      Thank you Lindsay! Much appreciated! xox

  • Reply Miranda @ Miranda Writes Blog May 18, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    Beautiful outfit! I love that lip color too!

    • Reply Christine May 18, 2015 at 9:47 pm

      Thanks Miranda! xox

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    • Reply Christine May 18, 2015 at 9:47 pm

      Thanks Leah! xox

  • Reply Brittany Bergman May 18, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    You look gorgeous!! I love the beaded detailing on the neckline and in your bag. Also, the slightly understated but still brightly pink is perfect with that dress. Glad you had such a great time at your brother’s wedding!

    • Reply Christine May 18, 2015 at 9:46 pm

      Thank you Brittany! I also loved the neckline…accessory and dress all in one! xox

  • Reply Joy Johnson May 18, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Gorgeous! Also, what a sweet backstory about your “brother”.. I love those relationships! And seriously, the color of that dress is stunning with your skin tone. Love!

    • Reply Christine May 18, 2015 at 9:46 pm

      Thanks so much Joy! I absolutely loved this dress, that’s why I had to share it with everyone! Thanks for stopping by! xox

  • Reply Celeste May 18, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Girl you are rockin this look!

    • Reply Christine May 18, 2015 at 9:45 pm

      Awe! Thanks Celeste! xox

  • Reply Meg @ Green With Decor May 18, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    Such a pretty dress!!

    • Reply Christine May 18, 2015 at 9:45 pm

      Thanks Meg! xox

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