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Proposing to my bridesmaids was one of my favorite parts of the whole wedding experience! It was so fun being able to put together a little box full of things I knew my besties would love. There are many Pinterest ideas on how to pop the question to your bridesmaids, but creating a personalized box was by far the best idea I came across! I’m going to tell you the steps I took to create these boxes for my girls.

Step one: Decide what you want to include in the box. When I was creating my boxes, I knew I wanted to include my wedding colors (blush & gold), something sentimental, and some fun little additions (candy, lip balm, nail polish). Besides all of the items I wanted in the boxes, I wanted to fill the boxes with gold metallic shred. I also bought pink ribbon to tie around their boxes once they were completed. I added all of those items to my shopping list and went out and got everything I needed.

Step two: Buy boxes. Sounds simple, right? I actually had to hunt around for a while to find the perfect boxes for my ladies. I wanted to find a durable box that they could keep forever if they wanted. I found the perfect white glossy boxes at The Container Store!

Step three: Personalize the boxes. This step was very important to me! I wanted to get my bridesmaids monograms on each of their boxes. Like I said in step one, I wanted this to be a personal and sentimental gift, so getting gold monogram decals for their boxes was the perfect touch.

Step four: Assemble the boxes. Now this is the fun part! Once you have all of your supplies, it’s time to put the boxes together! I added the gold shred and then started arranging the items in the box. I played around with them for a while until they were placed in an order that I liked.

Step five: Buy “proposal” cards for your maids. Etsy has SO many adorable options for bridesmaid proposal cards. I kept going back to the ones that said “I can’t say “I Do” Without You!” The inside of the card said, “Will you be my bridesmaid?” When I bought those cards on Etsy, I was able to choose between many different envelope colors, and I chose gold to go with my theme.

Step six: Give your boxes to your bridesmaids! This was my favorite step of all. It was so fun getting to see my best friends’ faces when they opened their boxes. I had so much fun creating these boxes for them, and it made it even more worth it when they accepted my “proposal”!

Make sure you enjoy each step of the wedding planning process because it truly does fly by! If you have any questions regarding bridesmaid proposals or anything wedding planning related, leave me a comment or send me an email- I would love to help 🙂

xo, Kimmie

Wedding

As a bride, you want to feel like you have that gorgeous glow that radiates from the inside out on your wedding day. That is why we are going to be talking skincare today! There are certain steps you need to take in order to achieve that gorgeous glow. Makeup can only take you so far; taking good care of your skin is what will create that beautiful glow that every bride wants.

It is so incredibly important to establish a skincare routine once you set a wedding date! For me, getting my skin in the best possible condition for my wedding day was a high priority. Makeup goes on SO much better and looks even more beautiful when the skin underneath is healthy and hydrated.

I came up with a wedding skincare timeline for all of you brides-to-be out there! Even if you have a very long engagement and your wedding seems like it’s far away, I would start your skincare routine as soon as you get engaged (or even before you’re engaged!). You need to get in the habit of practicing good skincare habits as soon as possible. Even if you aren’t getting married, this is still a great routine for you if you are wanting to improve upon your current routine or if you are a skincare beginner!

Wedding Skincare Timeline:

12 months out- Figure out what skin type you have. Are you dry? Are you oily? Are you acne prone? Find out what skin type you have so you can address those issues ASAP!

10 months out- Find a reputable spa in your area. You should meet with an esthetician so you can get on a facial routine. Learn about all of your options and create a schedule. I would shoot for one facial a month. This can get pricey, but it’s totally worth it!

8 months out- Find skin care products you love and that work for you, and stick with them! A lot of the time women are constantly trying new face washes, toners, and moisturizers, and their skin breaks out because they keep introducing new products and ingredients to their skin. When you find products that are reacting well with your skin, stick with them! Don’t experiment with any new products before your wedding. Stick with what you know works, and your skin will thank you!

6 months out- HYDRATE! Drinking water has so many benefits for your body and your skin. It’s important to start focusing on your water intake around 6 months before your wedding. Buy a large water bottle and keep it with you at all times! You should be drinking water like it’s your job. If you ever feel thirsty, it means your skin is thirsty too! Don’t neglect this step- this is what will help you achieve that beautiful bridal glow!

4 months out- Do you have acne scars or sun spots that you wish could be removed from your face? Talk to your esthetician and see if a chemical peel is right for you. A more intense peel will actually remove the top layer of your skin and get rid of scarring, fine lines, sun spots, etc. Try out a chemical peel 4 months before your wedding- NOT the week before!

2 months out- Start testing out spray tans. Does the spa you go to offer airbrush spray tans? That is the way to go in my opinion! For your wedding, you want your tan to be as flawless as possible. When a person is spraying you rather than a machine, there is less room for error. Start your search and book an appointment to test out your tan 2 months before your wedding. At this time, you should also learn how to exfoliate your skin to make your spray tan last as long as possible. Read my post here to learn the pre and post tips to spray tanning.

1 month out- Get your last facial that includes extractions. Let your esthetician get all of your clogged pores out at this time! Do NOT let her do anymore extractions after this point because they could get irritated/break you out even more. Let your skin relax after this point since your big day is one month away!

1 week out- Go to the spa and relax! Get a hydrating facial where they only put a hydrating mask on you. This will insure that your face is glowing and looking beautiful and hydrated for your big day! Get a massage to help you relax. You deserve some quiet time to yourself before all of your family and friends come to town!

Night before- Hydrate, avoid salty foods, and make sure you remove ALL of your makeup before you go to sleep! The night before your wedding is going to be very busy, so try doing things like writing cards and wrapping gifts the week before instead of the night before. Don’t stress yourself out, and get some rest!

Day of- If you wake up with a break out, DON’T WORRY!! Your makeup artist will be able to cover it. If you’ve followed the 12 month skin care routine, your skin will be so thankful to you because it will be healthy and hydrated. You are going to be a glowing and beautiful bride! Enjoy your wedding day, and be excited that your skin is looking absolutely flawless!

Do you have any other skincare questions for me? If you do, leave them in the comments below! I will be posting more wedding blogs this week and next for all of my bride-to-be readers! If you have any specific requests just shoot me an email!

xo, Kimmie

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Dress: Adelyn Rae | Heels: Steve Madden | Clutch: Jessica Simpson (old), Similar | Earrings: Kendra Scott (old), Similar | Watch: Michele | Bracelets: Hermes, David Yurman

We are right in the middle of wedding season, so I wanted to share one of my favorite outfits that would be perfect for a spring or summer wedding! I’m wearing a blue Adelyn Rae dress that has the most darling detailing throughout the dress, Steve Madden lace up heels, an embroidered clutch, and Kendra Scott earrings.

I love mixing prints and colors together! Although my clutch doesn’t match my dress perfectly, my nude heels go with the nude clutch, and the pink and gold earrings tie in with the clutch. You don’t always have to be matchy matchy! As long as you have a general color scheme going on with your outfit, you will look great!

Helpful hint: When choosing a dress to wear to a wedding, make sure you don’t choose the same colored dress as the bridesmaids dresses. You don’t want someone to confuse you with the bridal party if you aren’t in it 🙂 If you are not sure what color the bridesmaids dresses are, take a look at the wedding invitation to see if it gives you any clues on what the wedding colors are going to be.

Are you going to any weddings this summer? Let me know what you’ll be wearing in the comments below!

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

xo, Kimmie

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Dress: Hinge | Shoes: Sam Edelman, Similar | Crossbody Bag: Marc Jacobs (old), Similar | Watch: Michele | Bracelets: Hermes (white sold out), David Yurman

I am so in love with this floral swing dress that I got at the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale! This dress is so versatile because you can wear it in the spring, summer, and fall! In the spring and summer, you can pair it with chunky heels like the ones I’m wearing, or you could wear it with sandals or espadrilles. In the fall, this dress would look adorable with a jean jacket and gray booties.

The Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale runs through June 5th so shop while you can! Things are selling out really fast, but there are still a couple sizes left in the Hinge swing dress! If you get the dress, take a picture of how you styled it and tag me on Instagram @JoyfullyStyled!

I hope you are all having a wonderful Memorial Day!

xo, Kimmie

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I had the opportunity to host a Mother’s Day event with 3 other fashion bloggers at Kendra Scott over the weekend! We all brought our moms to the store with us and got to shop around and find the perfect gifts for Mother’s Day. I have compiled a list of gifts from Kendra Scott that your mom or mother figure will absolutely love for Mother’s Day. Happy shopping!

PS- Did you know that you receive 50% off an item of your choice from Kendra Scott during your birthday month?! Make sure you visit your local KS store to treat yourself for your birthday!

xo, Kimmie

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