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Bridal Shower Gift Idea: Custom Floppy Sun Hat

If you’ve been reading my blog or following me on Instagram, you might have seen that I was recently a bridesmaid in my friend Tracy’s wedding. The bachelorette party was fab and I loved the bridesmaid dress, but I don’t think I ever told you guys what I got her for her bridal shower. I should have shared this very significant detail earlier because it’s a great idea for a bridal shower gift or even a bachelorette party favor.

Etsy Custom Sun Hat Bridal Shower Gift Ideas

I wanted to get her something fun and original. So I opted for an off registry gift – a Black Sequin and Pom Custom Floppy Sun Hat from the HatsByOlivia store on Etsy. Here she is sporting her custom “Just Married” sun hat on her honeymoon in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Her husband (who is also her Instagram husband) snapped this photo of her and of course I had to share it.

When it comes to weddings and bridal showers, I personally like to get an off registry gift for the shower and give something from the registry or cash at the wedding. This custom sun hat was an unexpected, yet welcome surprise and like love, I like my bridal shower gifts to be unexpected. It was so great to see her wear it on her honeymoon. If you’re planning on surprising a bride-to-be, a birthday girl or whoever, a custom floppy hat just might be the way to go!

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Get Your Bridesmaid Smile Camera-Ready with Crest Whitestrips!

One of my best friends from college is getting married soon and I’m so excited to be a bridesmaid in her wedding. While I’m totally psyched about my latest gig as a blushing bridesmaid, there’s a ton of work and planning that needs to get done so I’m planning ahead as much as I can. Aside from helping make the shower and parties the best ever for the bride, getting my wedding day beauty routine down is also at the top of my list.

Crest Whitestrips

Since the bridesmaids are in almost every wedding photo, bridal beauty is just as important for the bridesmaids as it is for the bride. One of the foundations of a white wedding day is a picture perfect white smile. With the help of Crest 3D White Supreme Flexfit Whitestrips, I can officially check white smile off my list. In only two weeks, Crest 3D White Supreme Flexfit Whitestrips can whiten teeth just as well as a $500 laser treatment at a fraction of the cost and in the convenience of your own home. Plus they contain the same enamel-safe, teeth-whitening ingredients dentists use.

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(I loved bridesmaid dress shopping with my newly whitened smile.)

What I loved most about Crest 3D White Supreme Flexfit Whitestrips was how easy they were to use. On my busy schedule, it would be tough to fit in a dentist appointment so it was great to be able to get a professional quality whitening on my own time. I also really liked that you only had to keep the strips on for an hour a day and not all night like other treatments. So if you wear a retainer at night as I do, you can still wear it no problem. These whitestrips are also incredibly affordable. They are available at most drugstores and major retailers nationwide for $64.99 per kit.

Ready to see the results firsthand? Here’s my smile before my two week treatment:

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This is my smile after using Crest 3D White Supreme Flexfit Whitestrips:

Crest 3D White Supreme Flexfit Whitestrips

So whether you’re a bride, bridesmaid or just want a whiter smile, Crest 3D White Supreme Flexfit Whitestrips are the easiest and more affordable way to an even more beautiful you!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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Big News: I’m a Bridesmaid!

I’m pleased to announce that I now have a legitimate reason to use Pinterest. One of my best friends and Pi Beta Phi little (it’s a sorority thing) Tracy has asked me to be her bridesmaid and I said “I Do”.

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Being the amazing bride-to-be that she is, Tracy popped the question with this beautiful bridesmaid gift that I’m absolutely obsessed with. Way to go Tracy! A bride with this much taste is sure to pick out gorgeous bridesmaids dresses. So I’m even more excited to be there for my friend on the big day.

In anticipation for the wedding, I’ve started shopping for my favorite bridal gifts and accessories. Naturally, they’re all kate spade.

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June Weddings 101

I love weddings, especially June weddings. With summer fast approaching, my daydreams are filled with images of breathtaking outdoor weddings under the sun.  Though there’s a certain etiquette to being a bride, bridesmaid, mother of the bride, etc. no one really tells you what to do or wear when you are just a guest at a wedding.  Well, that’s all about to change.

Being a guest at someone’s wedding is just as much of an honor as being in the wedding, but with less responsibilities.  Be sure to look fabulous by dressing appropriately for the theme, venue, and time of day.  When with the bride and groom, don’t steal their spotlight.  But, being the center of attention at your table or on the dance floor is fair game.  Though catching the bouquet is always fun, you up your chances of being the next person to get married  by hobnobbing with as many cute guys in the reception as possible.

What to Wear to an Afternoon Summer Wedding:

Just because I have yet to be invited to a wedding this summer, doesn’t mean that I can’t start planning my outfit.

1.  Miss Selfridge Mint Lace Skater Dress:  So cute and whimsical!  This dress is also conservative enough to get the nod of approval from the grandparents who are bound to be at the wedding without being matronly.

2.  Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Shoulder Handbag:  This cute little Minkoff bag is big enough to hold everything you need without being overbearing.  Beige bags are great for summer weddings.

3.  Yves Saint Laurent Obsession Satin & Suede Pumps:  I’m utterly obsessed with these shoes!  Enough said.

4.  TOPSHOP Dip Dye Drop Earrings:  These green and gold pastels go so perfectly with this ensemble.

5.  Banana Republic The Mad Men Collection High Ball Cocktail Ring:  Chances are you’ll be sipping your share of champagne and cocktails at the wedding in honor of the happy couple which gives you the perfect chance to show off a cocktail ring.

Fun Wedding/Bridal Shower Gift Ideas:

Though I prefer to give and receive cash at these occasions, I couldn’t get over how cute these potential wedding/bridal shower gifts are.

1.  Jonathan Adler ‘Jet Set’ Porcelain Coasters:  Jonathan Adler has excellent home goods to give as wedding presents.  These coasters are perfect for your typical jet setting socialite couple.

2.  Vera Wang Wedgwood Dinnerware:  Vera Wang doesn’t just make excellent wedding dresses, her dinnerware makes a wonderful bridal gift.

3.  Margaritaville Frozen Drink Maker:  The party doesn’t stop just because you tied the knot.  This is a great gift for a couple who loves to entertain.

4.  Missoni Tropical Sugar Bowl:  Even if the bride and groom aren’t the cooking type, this Missoni sugar bowl is an awesome kitchen decoration.

5.  Gift Boutique Fortune Cookie Box:  To give the newly married couple good fortune.

6.  Diane Von Furstenberg Camargue Rolling Expandable Luggage:  They’ll love a new set of luggage to bring on the honeymoon.

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