❤️ NATIONAL POLKA DOT DAY is just around the corner, January 22nd to be exact ❤️
ICYMI – I LOVE polka dots + for many reasons. One, because polka dots make me think of Disney which I love + two I love a great statement print to rock for any day! I rounded up some of my favorite polka dot styles you can wear year round + dress them up or down dependent on your day, mood + style. If you like to be really bold like me, you can go ahead and wear an all polka dot outfit as well to truly make a statement. Shop my favorites below + let me know if you are a polka dot fan!
Let’s be honest, 2020 has been a doozy and 2021 is off to a rocky start but despite the world being a little overwhelming right now, I began thinking of what I’d like to accomplish this year, what to look forward to and also reflect on what 2020 taught us. There were growing pains we experienced as a country – from social justice issues to climate concerns to political mayhem to COVID and more so while I continue to process the ever changing saga that is everyday in the current world I know what I can control is myself, my actions, my future + my impact on the world.
So what am I personally looking forward to in 2021? Well A LOT!
My wedding got postponed which was a tough decision and for another blog post…stay tuned so 2021 we are focusing on moving forward with our lives by buying our first HOME. We felt is was the logical next step so we can begin planning our future while our wedding is on hold for the moment.
1. House Hunting – we are looking to find our dream home within the next few months + I know that will be a fun way to kick off 2021. I can’t wait to find the home of our dreams and make it our own with fun design choices etc. Most of all I am excited about more space for my office and content creation…and my closet.
2- Growing My Business – My goal is to continue to add to my client roster and help amazing brands and founders grow their businesses. Nothing makes me happier than seeing my clients grow their social presence, website traffic + more so we want to expand that success by adding new clients to our agency for 2021!
ICYMI running MRT Media Management is my full time job ♥
Next thing I am looking forward to? Focusing on my overall health. That would be physical, mental etc. 2020 was pretty stressful for us all and I don’t know about you, but I have been having a hard time dealing with an almost year lockdown, having to skip all my exciting engagement and wedding moments and postponing my entire wedding for another year and a half basically. This leads me to needing a little self care love + focusing on my overall wellness.
3 – Focus On My Health – My goal is to take time to work out a little everyday, continue to focus on eating healthy + also take mental health breaks. Whether it be yoga, meditation or going for daily walks – every little bit helps.
Disney Wedding planning is underway and with all of the uncertainty currently happening in the world one of the parts of wedding planning I was most looking forward to was finding my dream dress! I am beyond excited to share that Demetrios Bridal reached out to me to help me find my dream gown and let me tell you they didn’t disappoint! Prior to my appointment Demetrios Bridal let me know they were doing a Trunk Show at one of their stockists, Mon Amie Bridal in Costa Mesa, CA so I decided now was the time to try on some gorgeous dresses and find the ‘ONE‘!
Prior to my appointment I sent over some of my favorite styles from the Demetrios Bridal website over to the team to assure they had those top picks of mine at Mon Amie Bridal. Since I am having a Disney Wedding at Walt Disney World I knew I wanted a princess style dress…a ball gown with tulle and some embroidery and sparkle…something that felt like Cinderella so I was beyond excited when I got to Mon Amie Bridal with my bridesmaids in tow to begin trying on some gorgeous gowns!
The team at Mon Amie Bridal was beyond sweet + helpful, they had dresses perfect for a Disney Wedding from Demetrios already pulled and they all were flawless so it was quite a tough decision. Here’s a look at some of my favorites I tried on that made me feel like an angel!
The dresses were all so beautiful and it was a surreal moment to actually step into some of these gorgeous gowns. I definitely shed some tears + got pretty emotional. My maid of honor facetimed with my dad in NY so he could give his opinion and it was fun to get a guy’s perspective haha But he cried and we experienced all sorts of emotions thinking about me walking down the aisle.
What I love about Demetrios Bridal is that their gowns feel so unique, special + feminine which is exactly what I was looking for…something dreamy, magical + one of a kind. Demetrios can even customize the dress to my liking which I am so excited about because I am going to add some pretty sleeve detailing to the style I chose (which you will have to see when I walk down the aisle).
The entire Demetrios Bridal collection is impeccable…whether you are looking for a ball gown or an A-line or a mermaid style etc. They create gorgeous dresses for every type of bride which is what made me feel so at ease when picking and choosing different styles.
It was so fun to also add a veil and bouquet when trying on the gowns…it really helped me envision what I would look like on my big day. I am still deciding on my veil but I did pick my dress that day after trying on a variety of styles…it was a tough decision but I went with a gorgeous ball gown which I can’t wait to share with you all!
A big thank you to Demetrios Bridal for helping me find my dream dress and Mon Amie Bridal Salon for the amazing experience for my dress try on! All photography shot by Vanessa Hicks Photography.
ICYMI I am heading to Walt Disney World tomorrow to kick off the fall season + experience all of the fun Halloween decor + treats at the parks! Naturally that means I have been prepping for my trip by stocking up on some of my Halloween favorites with a twist of Disney Style. I am loving all of the great picks from ShopDisney + the Disney parks whether it’s ears, apparel, games, decor + more…I love Disney and I love Disney during Halloween so I figured I’d round up some of my favorite picks with you all to embrace the spooky season.
Since we are in full swing for back to school season + I have been binge watching Gossip Girl I figured I would share a little Blair Waldorf outfit inspo (any Gossip Girl fans here?!) One of my favorite preppy looks i love to wear is styling houndstooth.
I am mixing and matching a two piece houndstooth set I got from SHEIN here – I used the top for this look to style with a simple black skater skirt. I love buying two piece sets because you get 3 different outfits out of it – one for the two piece matching look, one of the top styled with different bottoms and one with the bottoms matched with a different top.
I layered a chic cardigan over this houndstooth top which instantly gave me school girl Gossip Girl vibes…must have for anyone that loves to add some preppy style to their wardrobe. I also paired the houndstooth print with a simple black skater skirt to avoid mixing patterns – this skirt is from Amazon + one of my go to’s.