Every weekend, when Mr. B arrives home from work, we celebrate by watching the sunset together and we look forward to this time together every single week. Holden and I walk the dog down to the cliffs to watch the sun set over the ocean on almost a daily basis, but there is something so much more special having Mr. B there with us.
We don’t have very many traditions as a family quite yet and with the holidays quickly approaching, I’ve decided that I would like to start a few for our little family of three, something small and special that we can look forward to year after year. Although Mr.B and I carry on the traditions of our parents, we haven’t yet created a holiday tradition unique to our family and it’s on my list of goals before the end of 2013.
I’m looking for ideas – so if you have any favorite holiday traditions, feel free to share!
I like my Mondays to be easy without any added fuss. Mondays usually mean a slow start to the morning and an afternoon taking care of our weekly errands, so I try to keep the getting-ready portion of my day as simple as possible. I am constantly looking for easy ways to upgrade my look without expending a lot of extra effort and it’s your lucky Monday because today, I am sharing them with you. Below are four of my favorite shortcuts to glamorizing your everyday attire.
I’m always looking for new hairstyles that are relatively quick and easy. Instead of opting for that (overused) messy bun on top of my head on the days that I am rushing out the door in the morning, adding something with a little more style makes me feel more presentable and well, better about myself (I don’t feel as though I need to hide behind my sunglasses). I asked the beautiful and extremely talented Lacy from Laced Hair Extensions if she would share her favorite look for the upcoming holiday season. Check out the video for Lacy’s perfect holiday braid hair tutorial.
This is the skirt that launched the idea. This image is where the concept for Bel & Beau skirts all started. Stumbling around Pinterest one day, I came across the ensemble pictured above and I couldn’t seem to get it out of my head. I had already been on the hunt for some dressy maxi skirts that I could add to my wardrobe and this image just added fuel to that fire. At first, it needed to be emerald, but when I couldn’t find anything remotely similar to an emerald maxi skirt that wasn’t made out of chiffon, I searched for any color. And yet I still couldn’t find anything even remotely similar unless it had at least $1000 price tag on it. I quickly realized that the dressy maxi skirts that were currently on the market were no where near affordable (or at least for my budget) and so I decided to make one for myself.
I went to Stacie and she knew immediately knew the image I was talking about. We went to work making my first sample skirt and it was exactly what I had been dreaming of wearing. Although I love each and every skirt from the Bel & Beau collection, I think my heart will always hold a special place for The Mrs. Maxi Skirt in Emerald.