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Friday, April 21, 2017

Shell Me About It

The Neapolitan, Lilly Pulitzer dress, Summer, Beach

The Neapolitan, Lilly Pulitzer dress, Summer, Beach

The Neapolitan, Lilly Pulitzer dress, Summer, Beach

The Neapolitan, Lilly Pulitzer dress, Summer, Beach

The Neapolitan, Lilly Pulitzer dress, Summer, Beach

The Neapolitan, Lilly Pulitzer dress, Summer, Beach

Lilly Pulitzer Dusk Dress (Old) similar here // Lilly Pulitzer Murfee Wrap // Michele Watch // David Yurman Bracelets here and here // Bourbon and Boweties Bracelets here and here // David Yurman Ring // Honora Pearl Earrings 


When this dress arrived in our store I knew immediately I had to have it. This dress has all the qualities that a timeless and versatile dress should have. It is a neutral color that can be paired with any other color, the dress design can be worn dressy or casual, and it's perfect for year round wear here in Florida. It is hard for me to buy a lot of cold weather clothing when I won't get a lot of wear out of it. I search for items that can be worn in multiple ways to fit the current climate. Transitioning this dress from summer to fall is as simple as adding a cashmere cardigan and a pair of flats. With our weather still in the high 80's I accessorized the dress with my favorite fringe scarf that I often use as a shawl. Lilly Pulitzer does a gold scarf almost every season so there is always a chance to get your hands on one. They make the perfect gift {the holidays are here!} and you'll find yourself pairing it with so many outfits once you own it. People always compliment me when I wear it and who doesn't love that!?! 
The beach is one of my favorite places to shoot photos and luckily one of the best beaches in the country is just a few minutes down the road. It makes for an amazing background and the lighting around sunset is always perfect! It's really incredible how light can make or break a photo. There was three other photo shoots going on while we were taking these photos! Like I said, it's a popular location for photos.

Photos by: Jillian Lee Photography

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Is There a Place for Your Pet in Your Wedding?




Let’s be honest – we don’t just love our pets. Many a great love story starts with “we met because of our dogs,” and lots of couples genuinely consider their four-footed friends their children. Our pets are hugely important in our lives, so finding a place for them in a wedding is an understandable priority.
Some pets are better suited to weddings than others, of course. Well-behaved dogs in particular tend to be the best honorary attendants (i.e. best dog or flower dog). There are exceptions to every rule, but when considering whether or not it is a good idea to include your pet in your wedding, take into account how your animal friend reacts under stress in large crowds and in brand new places. Your added excitement on the wedding day is a factor that is hard to test in advance, so it’s necessary to really know your friend’s temperament well.
If you plan to include your pet in your wedding, follow these tips for the best possible day:
  • Consult with your venue management in advance. It’s not just a courtesy – sites rules and local laws may play a role. If you are working with separate ceremony and reception venues, contact both for approval. Get it in writing as venue management has a tendency to change frequently.
  • Recruit a “handler” for your pet - someone responsible, familiar with your pet and able to address emergencies on the wedding day. No matter how comfortable you are with your friend, wedding days are different, and you need someone to back you up when you’re needed for a photo or to greet your guests. Depending on your vision, it may be a handler disguised in one of the burgundy bridesmaid dresses your party is wearing, or someone who sits subtly by ready to jump in if needed.
  • Alert your photographer in advance that your pet will participate.
  • Don’t bring your pet too early – much like a child, most animals behave better when they are not tired or strung out. Leave enough time to acclimate but not enough time to become bored (frankly, it’s pretty good advice for small children too!).
  • Do feel free to dress your pet to the nines. He or she is part of your wedding party. While you might not put your furry pal in an identical copy of the burgundy bridesmaid dresses, pick up a fancy collar, a canine tuxedo or order a special corsage if you can safely attach it. If you choose live flowers, consult carefully with your florist to ensure that the blooms you select are not toxic to animals. Practice with the outfit in advance.
  • Speaking of practice, do include your animal attendant in the rehearsal. Not only is it good for building his or her comfort, it is necessary for the other wedding party members, the handler, and the vendors working the ceremony to understand what is needed to make the plan successful.
  • Consider an early departure for your pet – if you can arrange to allow your buddy to go home after the ceremony, you’ll have a chance to party and your pet will get to chill in a comfortable environment.
If you find that actually including your pet on the wedding day is impractical or inconvenient, you can still incorporate pictures in your displays, mention him during your ceremony, or even incorporate a motif that pays homage to your buddy.
No matter how you choose to include him, there is definitely a place for your pet in your wedding.





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Wendy Dessler
Title: Super-Connector at OutreachMama Wendy is a super-connector with OutreachMama and Youth Noise NJ who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking. She frequently writes about the latest advancements in digital marketing and focuses her efforts on developing customized blogger outreach plans depending on the industry and competition. You can contact her on Twitter.


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Friday, October 23, 2015

Fall In Vermont

The Neapolitan, Vermont, Fall, Fall Outfit


The Neapolitan, Vermont, Fall

The Neapolitan, Vermont, Fall, Fall Outfit

The Neapolitan, Vermont, Fall, Fall Outfit



The Neapolitan, Vermont, Fall, Fall Outfit

The Neapolitan, Vermont, Fall, Fall Outfit


The Neapolitan, Vermont, Fall, Fall Outfit, BP Booties

The Neapolitan, Vermont, Fall,


We stopped by my family's cabin on the pond so I could show Shane. During the summers we were at the cabin all the time. We had paddle boats and canoes we used and we always had so much fun! My Grandpa built this cabin {by hand} and it holds so many memories for me. They are slowly restoring the inside and re-building the outside deck, but I hope that our children will be able to enjoy summers staying at the cabin. 



The Neapolitan




The weather was incredible this entire day and the evening temperature was perfect as well.  I wore this outfit for my cousin's rehearsal dinner "get together" at my Aunt's house. They had a fire going in the fire pit outside that night and I was nice and cozy in my flannel and booties. As you can see in the photos the trees were changing and everyday it seemed like they were a different shade. New England in the fall is breathtaking and there is always something to look at in awe. It is totally opposite of Florida and I am so glad we were able to make the trip.
Thankfully, it is Friday! Shane now has Fridays off so we will be spending the day together relaxing. I hope everyone has an awesome weekend and thanks for reading!







Friday, October 16, 2015

Exploring Boston And Vermont

The Neapolitan, Boston, Fall

We arrived in Boston at 10:00am last Friday and started exploring immediately. We dropped our bags off and took the subway to the Boston Common. Shane and I had such an amazing day exploring and eating in Boston! I am so glad we were able to fit this stop into our trip. We did an awesome 2-hour Freedom Trail tour with Brian that I highly recommend. That night we went to dinner at Giacomo's, which was incredible. Our food was so good and the service was exceptional. The weather was also AMAZING our entire trip. I definitely wasn't looking forward to coming back to the Florida heat. 


The Neapolitan, Boston, Fall, Fall Outfit

The Neapolitan in Boston



The Neapolitan, Boston, Fall



The Neapolitan, Boston, Fall



We arrived in Vermont at my Grandpa's house the next day. I absolutely love his home and his 76 acre farm. He showed us his sugaring shack where he makes gallons of maple syrup every year. It was such an amazing experience showing Shane so many things that were a part of my life growing up. I made the best memories while spending vacations and summers in Vermont with my family. The town where he lives is pretty remote and it can take 45 minutes to get to most places. It is so peaceful and the stars at night are incredible. 


The Neapolitan, Vermont, Fall, Fall in Vermont

The Neapolitan, Vermont, Fall, Fall in Vermont

The Neapolitan, Vermont, Fall, Fall in Vermont, Fall Outfit

The Neapolitan, Vermont, Fall, Fall in Vermont, Fall Outfit

The Neapolitan, Vermont, Fall, Fall in Vermont, Fall Outfit


The Neapolitan, Vermont, Fall, Fall in Vermont

The Neapolitan, Vermont, Fall, Fall in Vermont


The Neapolitan, Vermont, Fall, Fall in Vermont




The Neapolitan, Vermont, Fall, Fall in Vermont

The Neapolitan, Vermont, Fall, Fall in Vermont



The Neapolitan, Vermont, Fall, Fall in Vermont


The Neapolitan, Vermont, Fall, Fall in Vermont

The Neapolitan, Vermont, Fall, Fall in Vermont, Fall Outfit




I wore this comfortable outfit for exploring the farm. It was perfect for the cooler temperatures. These Hunter boots are so comfortable and perfect for hiking! I wore them everyday at some point on the trip. I love this blanket, scarf from last season, I am so glad I was able to find one. I hope everyone has a great Friday. I will be working all weekend :(. The new Lilly Pulitzer collection is out and I will be posting my favorites on Monday! 
Have a great weekend and thanks for reading!