Packing Your Bags: Caribbean Cruise Edition

Today, I am going to show you guys exactly how I packed for my honeymoon to the Carribbean. Adam and I took a cruise with Carnival Cruise Lines and sailed on their Fantasy boat. It was a dream. I wanted to show you guys what I packed and how I styled it. Let’s do this.

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Makeup Tutorial: Everyday Makeup.

Hello, lovely ladies! Today I am going to be doing a “get ready with me” tutorial for you guys on my everyday makeup routine. I am going to show you the items I use, how I use them and where you can find them!

I plan on doing some more fun makeup tutorials but for now, I thought I would start with the basics. This is my go-to makeup routine and it is very easy. I’m by no means a makeup artist, but nobody who reads my blog is a makeup artist (unless, obviously, you are..then I am super jealous of you). Sometimes it can be hard to copy MUA tutorials when you don’t have all the right products and 600 brushes. I only use a handful of brushes and most of my products are easy to find or at least easy to duplicate (check out this list of mascara and eyeliner dupes here I wrote about a few months ago..I plan on doing a comprehensive list of makeup dupes in the next few weeks for you guys as well!) Continue reading

What I’m Wearing: Jewelry.

Remember those beautiful bracelets I posted on instagram yesterday? ( if not, check them out here and then come right back and finish reading)

Back already? Perfect. These are my latest obsessions (don’t check my shopping cart because its embarrassingly full…), so let me introduce you. They are sold at the sweetest british boutique, Boho Betty. Full disclosure: I haven’t always been a bracelet girl, and I’m still not a bangle girl (I don’t like the jingly sounds they make). But a few years ago, I discovered chunky watches and stacked leather bracelets and how they tie an entire outfit together. Because these bracelets are leather, they don’t make any annoying sounds but still have PLENTY of bling (I didn’t even need to hear anything else before I decided I was IN).

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Weddings and Waterproof Mascara.

The last time I wrote a blog post was roughly three months ago. I so apologize for my absence! Between finals for school and GETTING MARRIED…I just didn’t have time to write or photograph anything for Blonde and Ambitious. But I missed you guys! I wrote down a million and one ideas for posts and now that Adam and I are finally settled into our new apartment, I can do something about that.

To begin with, I will do a little recap so everyone can get caught up.

I am a married woman. On April 9th, I married the love of my life in St. Louis, MO. It was an absolute dream. Here are some of the beautiful pictures my photographer, Michelle Peterson, took of me and my handsome groom (go look at her website, drool a little, then hire her for your next event):  Continue reading

Spring Favorites: Beauty Edition

Hello, darling readers!

I feel like I should take this time to catch up with you for a moment. How have you been? It’s been entirely too long since I posted (chalk it up to being a full time student, working every day this week and planning my wedding). I have a lot of posts coming your way, though, so be prepared. If you like my outfit of the week posts, get stoked because I’ve got one of those coming to you, another fitness update (it’s a work in fitness, that is), and plenty more! I only wish I had more time in the day to do everything I want to!

BUT GETTING BACK TO THIS POST since this is why I wrote it:

Now that Valentine’s Day has wound down, it’s time to talk about what’s really exciting. SPRING!!! Spring is just about here (well I’s still snowing in Idaho but most everywhere else is springy) and that means 3 things: pastel colors, pretty flowers and my wedding. Bring it on, spring 2016. Continue reading

Outfit of the Week: Comfy & Cozy.

Happy Tuesday, All! I hope you enjoyed Hayley’s post yesterday. She really is such a gem. I can’t wait for her to do some more posts for Blonde and Ambitious!!

Today, I am showcasing an outfit from Details Boutique. It is absolutely one that I will be adding to my closet. When I was collaborating with Michelle from Details, we tried to pick out outfits that were going to be easily accessible to you, and can be worn by just about anyone. I have a widely ranged audience of readers, and I want to show you things that all of you will be able to recreate and wear yourselves!!

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Fit Made Easy: Fitness Life Hacks.

Hey y’all!

Does that sound a little out of the ordinary? It certainly should because this is Hayley writing to you from Project Hay! I’ve had the wonderful privilege of getting to know Taylor these past few weeks while we’ve been setting this up for you guys and, let me just tell ya, I totally know why you all love her! She has such a down-to-earth, genuine and beautiful soul and her blog is so addicting to read and easy to love! I sorta feel like I’m a guest star on some random talk show and I’m completely loving it! Anyways, I’m here today to present some of my top life hacks (that I actually use) when maintaining my health and fitness. I’m sure that it’ll be a blast and please, please make sure to check out my blog for other fitness and lifestyle-related posts. With all that being said, let’s dive in! (Read more about Hayley’s Fitness Hacks…) Continue reading