Wedding Style: 47 Gorgeous Dresses for Every Guest

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

It's probably no surprise that I love picking out outfits, creating looks and trying new trends.. I spend at least 6 hours a day thinking about clothes, honestly. I see everyday as a time to try something new and fun but events are even more exciting for me. 

I usually have a 'vibe' or feel that I'm going for. Sometimes I feel super girly and romantic, pairing delicate looks with lace, florals and soft colors. Sometimes I am in an 'edgy' mood, gravitating towards black, leather and animal prints. Very often I reach for trendy, this season I am loving high necklines, off the shoulder, pattern mixing (shocker right?!) and lace up heels. Last week, my vibe was sultry meets 90's.  

Once I spotted this $35 silk number, I couldn't think about anything but this mauve dress! 

This little slip dress is one of my favorite things ever. I am loving slip dresses for Summer and even more so since I saw Selena Gomez rocking one --my ultimate girl crush. I like to keep it simple with minimal accessories. These shoes are so comfortable, you can easily dance the night away. Funny thing, I wore this look to one of my best friend's wedding. She recently got the photos from her photographer & there are so many adorable photos of Babe & I tearing up the dance floor! Let's just say we definitely need to work on our dance moves before our own wedding. 

No matter what mood you're in, I've got you covered (literally!) this wedding season. The number 1 question I've been asked recently is 'OMG, I don't know what to wear to the 100 hundred weddings on my calendar?!' 

Well ladies, the ultimate Wedding Guest Guide is here. 

If you're wanting to stay classic…think girly, flirty shilouettes, lace, pastels or florals.

If you're wanting to try trendy…think off the shoulders, fun cuts and seasonal silhouettes. 

If you're in the mood for sultry… think slip dresses, low cuts and open backs. 

If you're looking for something casual simple, solids or classic prints.

If you're a boho babe…flowy dresses, bell sleeves, paisley prints. 

If you're headed somewhere fancy…Maxi dresses galore! 

& Finally a few new arrivals that didn't make the original cut…

I hope this guide is helpful! I know weddings are such an important and fun event, you want to look and feel your best! If you have any specific questions or events you need help with, just let your girl know. Keep your head up, you're halfway through the week! Xo

Life Lately.. Instagram Round Up

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

This week I seem to be on a roll with oversleeping.. last night I set my alarm for 5 pm instead of 5 am. Hopefully your morning is going better than mine.. This weekend cannot come soon enough, y'all! 

I've been stocking up on Summer essentials before our beach trip but even if you're not headed anywhere for Memorial weekend.. Have a fun, little staycation.. order some fun Summer goodies & pretend the UPS man is your own personal cabana boy! Ha! 

There's no better time to also stock up on healthy(ish), cocktail recipes -- be sure to follow my Pinterest for some super yummy and easy concoctions. 

| Kiss & Tell Sweatshirt *On Sale | Denim Shorts *8 Washes  | 

With unusually chilly nights here in ole' Tennessee, I've been so happy to have a few ultra soft, ultra comfortable sweatshirts on hand to quickly throw on for important errands ice cream sandwich runs. As for the shorts.. You already know they're my favorite. I have found them restocked in every size & 8 colors, if you've been waiting to snag a pair now's your chance! 

I wish I could link this Avo-Toast for y'all. It's seriously my favorite breakfast. Quick, easy, healthy -- a winner in my book. I shared the recipe on the Friday Fill In a couple weeks back. 

| Free People Tank *On Sale $20, 10 Colors | Denim Shorts | Pom Pom Shoes (Sold Out) Similar | Bracelets: Tassels [℅], Beaded *Multiple Colors [℅], Alex & Ani Bangle | Nail Polish: Ecume |

Few things make me happier than a fresh, white mani.

| Linen Shorts *7 Colors | Crochet Top | Denim Jacket | Heels (Old) Similar, Similar | Karen Walker Sunnies, Dupe | LV Tote (Dupe only $32!) | Tory Burch Hoop Earrings

My usual Sunday Splurge: Tacos followed by ice cream wrapped up with a Grey's binge-athon. Sweet, sweet Sundays. Ps. how stinkin' cute is this ice cream shop in Chattanooga, it's called Milk n' Honey & serves the most delicious gelato! 

| Lace Up Heels *Every size, only $50! | Leopard Heels, Cheaper Version | Snakeskin Heels | Pom Pom Flats (Sold Out) Similar | 

Summer shoe stock up.. Check. I love a classic brown platform but I also love fun heels for Summer nights, Sunday morning brunch and everything in between. 

Wore some of my favorite, tried n' true neutrals for Babe's birthday dinner earlier this month. He's getting surprisingly great at these blog photos! He may have a new hobby rather he likes it or not, ha!

Denim Shorts *8 Washes  | Peplum Tee *4 Colors | Military Vest (Old) Similar | All Black Ray Bans, I'm loving these oversized aviatorsSnakeskin Heels | Wrap Beaded Necklace [℅] | 

Can you believe this adorable monster is only 6 months old?! Rex is my family's Great Dane and he's so cute and oh so clumsy! 

Snakeskin Heels | Nike Tennies *More Colors | Let's Brunch Tee (Sold Out) More Tees HereDistressed Denim | Fromm 1907 Blow Dryer [℅] | Round Karen Walker Sunnies | Karen Walker Sunnies | Off the Shoulder Dress *More Colors BelowKiss & Tell Sweatshirt *On Sale | Denim Shorts *8 Washes  | Rose All Day Sweat Shirt *On Sale | Rolling Luggage | Duffle *More Colors | Floral Wrap Bikini *Size Up |

Packing is fun, unpacking is no fun. I don't think I've ever loved the contents of my suitcase (or my suitcase) more.. I seriously have all these items on major repeat. 

| Off the Shoulder Dress (PinkRedWhiteBlackBlueYellowOrangeTeal) | Double Chain Link Necklace | 'S' Initial Necklace *More Letters! Karen Walker Sunnies | 

I hope you enjoyed this little round up, I hope you all follow along with our little adventures on Instagram. If not be sure to add me (@RileyBrahm). Have a very happy Tuesday! XO

Monday Must Have: Tees

Monday, May 23, 2016

Last night I started a new series on Netflix.. Grey's Anatomy. Like any great Sunday night binge-athon, I stayed up way too late and was running very late this morning. My go-to: Tees.
I know it's an easy, put together look every time. They pair with everything from denim & a blazer to skirts and more. Let's just say I'm a little beyond obsessed. 

Ps. I've been on the search for a pair of flatforms that don't break the bank & I'm happy to say I found these that come in under $40!

True to Mondays, I'm sharing a short yet sweet and simple post.. just scroll + click to shop! 

Weekend Sales

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Howdy Babes. Happy Saturday! I felt it was my blogger duty to update you on some amazing pre Memorial Day weekend sales. Honestly, I think this is my way of consoling myself for the flood that's about to hit my mailbox #SorryUPSman & the drought that's about to hit my bank account.. whoops.

From must have, under $30 denim shorts to 50% off my favorite retail store + the restock of my favorite shoes, this is definitely worth the extra coffee tomorrow a.m.

Enjoy & Happy Shopping Lovies!

I found an identical pair of my lace up heels that are in stock in all sizes and only $50. THIS. IS. A. STEAL. I promise, you will love these shoes. (+If you're a student, there is an amazing student discount!) 
I've gotten a lot of questions about my grey crossbody bag *Comes in 3 more colors! lately. It's the same gorgeous shape as the Zac Zac Posen bags with a price tag that your debit card will approve of #HappySwipeHappyLife. 

I've also been on the hunt for the perfect pair of denim shorts for y'all. Yesterday I posted about these shorts that were 50% off and I'm pretty sure too good to be true and accidentally included in the sale because today they're full price again. These shorts are equally (if not more) adorable and 50% off today.. Hurry and snag these before they realize they messed up again, ha! 

- - M O R E   S A L E S - - 

First when you click the link, the font is watermelon so that makes me want to buy everything. After I get past wanting everything, these are my absolute favorite pieces: This topthese shoesthis dress --Y'ALL SUCH A STEAL & SO CUTE!  This 'Moonlight & Martinis' Tank helloooo summer uni. & I LOVE this bikini top

I could not pass up TB flip flops for $30! I always get so happy when I see current season styles on sale almost half off!! It's like the shopping gods wishing you a happy weekend. 

This sale includes our luggage!! See the full post about it here. It's on sale for under $180 + an extra 15% off with the code 'SUPER'  

I hope you all have a w o n d e r f u l Saturday! We're headed to antique stores to look for a new headboard. Xo

5.20.16 The Friday Fill In

Friday, May 20, 2016

TGIF Babes! I am so happy to have a little girl time with you today. I know I've said this a million times but this past month, month and a half has been so busy. I finally, finally feel like I'm coming to a winding down point, not 100% winding down but getting there for sure.

The past couple of weeks for me have been all about some (late) Spring cleaning, working out and eating healthy-ish. The end of April/beginning of May was filled with love, friends and parties but that also means food, cake and alcohol. 

I've also been hitting some amazing sales lately so I'm sharing all this goodness with y'all today!

Three weeks ago, I snapped my favorite, budget friendly way to keep fresh blooms in our house. It's one of my favorite tricks. Three weeks later and these arrangements look exactly the same! I run to Publix, any store will do, but they have 3 for $12 & that's the perfect amount for 4-5 arrangements. I grab any type of small "filler" flower. Nothing like tulips, roses, or anything with petals. You need something that dries up and still looks pretty. Baby's Breath is one of the best to grab and I also love these small pink buds and the green stem type things --I'm so sorry I do not know the technical terms for these flowers, I will look next time I grab them! 
Place them in mason jars, vases or whatever you have lying around. You can break apart the stems and mix the flowers to create arrangements, but don't add water! Since these last weeks to months, adding water will make the stems moldy. Just keep them dry the entire time! 
What are your favorite flower tricks?! I do not have a green thumb at all, so I'm working to get better at planting/growing/arranging flowers.  
Like I mentioned above, I am trying to eat healthier this month. I like to avoid the term 'diet' because I think it's misleading. I am never hungry, in fact I eat more than ever I just choose better options. I do avoid dairy. I would say I'm 90% dairy free.. if I'm out to eat I may eat something with milk in it but I usually do not eat cheese at all. We never buy cheese or milk (I put almond milk in my coffee instead of creamer) but I do eat greek yogurt a couple of times a week. There is one thing that I just cannot live without and that is sweets! 
I have a serious sweet tooth. My favorite food ever is ice cream, which I usually treat myself to once a week but I needed something the other 6 days. I love Larabars. They are great and healthy but I couldn't just eat those everyday, so I decided to whip up some 'cookies' 

3 Brown Bananas  
1/2 Cup Walnuts  
1/2 Cup Shredded Coconut 
1/2 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips 

Put it all in a food processor or blend and combine until it creates a dough like consistency. Spoon onto a lined cookie sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes until edges look brown. Let cool for 5 minutes. Store in a closed container in the fridge! 

They're SO easy and so good. Babe even likes them, which is always a win. 

Earlier this week, I mention that I have a beach trip coming up and I'm coveting some serious Summer pieces for my wardrobe. One thing I was needing was a pair of white denim shorts and black denim shorts. These shorts have incredible reviews and are 50% off right now!! I ordered two pairs this morning and group texted my friends, who also ordered pairs. Hurry and grab some before we buy all of them, ha! 
Last week, I had to throw away my favorite pair of heels. I've had them for 5 years and they went with everything from denim cut offs to a nice LWD. They were broken beyond repair and I was so sad. I was just standing over the trash can holding them for at least five minutes when my dad walked in. Needless to say he thinks I'm insane. I loved them so much, I re-ordered them, they are one of the best shoe-vestments I've ever made! 

I hope you have a very merry TGIF! It's currently rainy here, so I think we're snuggling up for a date night in tonight. Xo,

Stripe Peplum Top *2 Colors Distressed Denim | Platform Sandals *3 Colors | 'X' Ring [℅] | Coffee Table *On Sale | Ostrich Tray | Lanterns | Custom Dog Portrait | Fur Pillows | Couch | Photography: A. Bonds Productions

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