Thursday, June 2, 2016

My new life as a WIFE!

It's been a whirlwind over the last few months, but life couldn't be better.  

As you may know.... I married my best friend -- sweet Michael -- on April 30th!  It truly was the best day ever.  

I was overwhelmed with so much joy as we had friends and family from ALL four corners of the country celebrate with us in the heart of downtown Raleigh.  

One of my friends drove 12 hours from Miami to be there!! 

The ceremony was a dream come true.  Most of our memories together unfolded in the City of Oaks, making it the perfect backdrop for life's most important milestone.  Enjoy!

My uncle was our officiant.  The ceremony couldn't be more perfect!  I'm forever grateful.

When dreams and reality become one in the same...

My love.

When happily ever after begins...

When your future is bright... you've got to wear shades!  Never a dull moment with this guy!

"You may think this is the best day of your life, but the fun is just getting started" -- My Matron of Honor had the best speech!

Love and laughter make life extra sweet!

My Prince forever and ever...

I dreamed of this moment my whole life... and I must say, dreams really do come true!  

Remember -- always think positive and wish for the best, because life is absolutely beautiful. 

PS: All photos were taken by our outstanding photographer, Amy Allen Photography.

Check out our fabulous engagement session here!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Wedding Day Countdown: My favorite florals

The countdown to my wedding day is ON!  (23 days...ekk!)  Right now it's all about buttoning up the final details and making sure my vision becomes a reality on April 30th!  Lately I've been dreaming in shades of pinks and purples.  My wedding colors are lavender and gold... but after hearing the 2016 color of the year was Rose Quartz, I knew I needed a pop of pink to tie it all together.  I could stare at these images all day long.  Florals will forever be my favorite! 

Thursday, December 31, 2015


I love how social media makes it convenient for you to reflect on your best memories from the previous year... It's always fun to look back on the highlights from the last 12 months! 

I espeically love the Instagram summary of the "best nine" pics from 2015.... and while this may be my best nine... something tell me next year will be a perfect ten :) 

Wishing you all a safe and healthy new year!  

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Grow old along with me...

...the BEST is yet to be! 

I can't believe this is my first, yet last post of 2015!

Time really does fly when you're having fun! 

Photo credit: Amy Allen Photography
I must admit -- it's been an amazing year with major milestones that I only dreamed would come true.  

I'm engaged to an incredible man and in exactly FOUR months I'll be a married woman!  

It was a perfect April afternoon when M popped the question at Duke Gardens (one of our favorite spots!) and my life motto was proven once again that dreams really do come true!

As much as I've enjoyed the wedding planning process so far, I realized now is the time to document the fun that goes into it.  Please continue to join me in my journey down the aisle.  

It will truly be a walk to remember. 

Lots of love and Cheers to 2016!

Monday, October 6, 2014

FASHION: Fab'rik Denim Dinner

It's not everyday one of your favorite boutiques asks you to dinner... I couldn't resist an invitation to the Fab'rik denim dinner to get an exclusive look at their fall line!

Not only did they treat us to a delicious meal, but they showcased every jean they have in stock.  

The dinner menu...
The denim menu...

I must say, over the years I've acquired quite the denim collection, and I tell myself I have a purpose for every pair.  

However, this gave me an chance to learn about the fit and function of the other brands out there.  

It took my knowledge to the next level.

I've heard of DL1961, but after seeing them on the runway that night I needed to try them.  Let's just say, I am in LOVE. (and I'm not the only one!)

I also got a pair of Paige jeans which brought me back to my college days.  I remember when Paige jeans just came out, now years later, the textures have "transcended" into the softest denim I've ever worn.

I got a pair of the Verdugo ankle jeans which have quickly become my everyday pair.  The fit is a little looser but still slimming, which is nice for running around town.

Now for the good stuff!

I'm giving away a $50 gift certificate to Fab'rik (Raleigh or Chapel Hill) at the end of November.
[No worries if you don't live nearby... you can order over the phone!]

All you have to do is write a comment below about YOUR favorite jeans and why....including the best way for me to reach you if you win!!

(You can also follow me on instragram, twitter, facebook, and pinterest while you're at it! @LinnieatLarge)

I will announce the winner in early November.  Just in time to shop their holiday collection!  (Looks like Christmas will come a little early for one special winner!)

BIG THANKS to the owner Paige and the lovely managers Amy & Danielle for inviting me to such a stand out event!  Can't wait til the next one!!  Lots of love! xo

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

FASHION: Tote-ally cool bags!

Keep calm and carry all!  

I've been drawn to totes of all shapes and sizes in recent weeks...

Here's a few of my faves:

by J Crew
When I spotted this leopard spotted bag I couldn't resist!  Leopard is the perfect way to jazz up a plain ol' outfit.
by Coach
I needed a new everyday handbag.  Something versatile that I can wear with everything.  The bag I ended up with looks similar to this ... (slightly different shape + tan patent leather) ... but I love the look of this bag too.

by J Crew
I'm always on-the-go for work and often need more room than my purse.  I thought this would be the perfect fit to carry around folders, notepads and extra snacks... I kinda wish it came in more colors, but you can't go wrong with solid black, right?!


Thursday, June 12, 2014

FASHION: Linnie Loves Sandals

When I'm not splashing my feet in the pool this summer, I'll be wearing these: 

loving the touch of metallic on the heel by: peachy keen

absolutely loving caged sandals right now by: Kendall & Kylie

fun for a night out, but still on trend by: sam edelman

My recent trip to Seattle reminded me of the beauty of boho chic by: birkenstock
Palm Beach classic.  Need I say more? by: jack rogers


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