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Engagement Story & Photos

Happy Wedding Wednesday!

I’m finally doing a post about our engagement and sharing our photos from our fabulous photographer Emma Anne Photo! Our engagement story goes a little something like this, on May 20, 2017 the day before Travis’s birthday I had planned a birthday dinner for him at one of his favorite restaurants, Kobe’s. We were going with our friends Chris and Mer and I suspected nothing as I was just focused on celebrating my guys birthday. We got to the restaurant enjoyed our dinner and then I told the waiter to bring the cake out for Travis and instead Travis got up and started giving the whole table of 10 people a speech about me and I just looked at Mer and was like he’s drunk what is he doing! Then I realized and he turns to me and asks for my hand and asked me to marry him! *All the ugly crying* Seriously I was so shocked and happy!

Fast forward we have been engaged almost 2 years and finally took our engagement photos a few weeks ago! Check them out below and I have some tips for taking your own engagement or couples photos as well that I highly suggest not just as a blogger but a photographer myself.

I definitley recommend picking your outfits in advance colors and patterns that compliment each other we had two outfit options so we did one fancier outfit and one casual. The nicer look I found a jewel tone dress from Lulu’s and Travis wore classic black pants and suit jacket with a white button down. The casual outfit I chose a casual dress and fun pink wedge heels and Travis jeans and a short sleeve button down. I recommend lashes either extensions for falsies and a little heavier makeup, this makes a huge difference on camera! Also i suggest getting a mani and pedi because it’s all in the details! The little things are important and are noticed!

Above all else have fun and enjoy taking your photos together! This is a celebration of the two of you and memories that you will hold forever! Importantly print your photos, frame them and enjoy them!

L-O-V-E & Valentines

Happy almost Valentine’s Day!

This is another super fun and Valentine’s inspired look for y’all! I grabbed this LOVE sweater from Old Navy during Christmas time funny enough and saved it for this month because it was a perfect fit! I paired it with my favorite high waisted shorts from Loft, pink Pumas from TJ Maxx and pink Michael Kors crossbody! I love a great sporty look and this one is so fun and kind of reminds me of old school jock sweaters, does anyone else love the movie Grease?! Anyway this is a great look if you are doing something casual tomorrow or maybe going shopping or brunch this weekend!

Travis and I have never been huge on the holiday, we don’t need a holiday to show how much we love each other but that’s just us. We actually have never had a good Valentine’s Day anyways and there is to much pressure on this holiday as it is. This year we are keeping it super low key, going out to our favorite BBQ spot and not worrying about pre-fixed menus, again that’s just us, to each his own.

To be honest I just love the pink and red and all the half off candy the day after Valentine’s Day, anyone else? Probably the best park about Valentine’s Day especially when I was younger and single was running to Target the day after Valentine’s and buying myself flowers and chocolate, buying myself a gift! LOL! It’s so important to love yourself first! Self love is key, don’t let a holiday change your mind or think that you have to be with someone, just saying.

Anyways enough of my rambling about this holiday! We are headed home this weekend for a special collaboration as well as tons of wedding planning! I will be taking you all along on IG and sharing more here on the blog when we get back! For now let me know what you have planned for tomorrow, or what outfit you’ll be sporting!

Give Me All The Hearts

Happy Wednesday Lovelies!

Sorry for the hiatus in January, but I’m back and so excited to share my first Valentine’s look with y’all! This is probably one of my favorite looks to date! You all know I love a good graphic t-shirt and this conversation heart one from Nordstrom is super soft and comfy! I paired it with other pieces I already had in my closet. The skirt is from Loft, I actually showed you a different way to wear it last Valentine’s Day along with velvet Nine West pumps and a fun pink Michael Kors bag! This look is just so fun and festive without being serious and could be great for spring too! Again everything you see was on sale!

It’s becoming more important to me to purchase key pieces to change a look or that I can already wear with other pieces I have in my closet! This T-shirt I believe was $34 but the rest of the look I already had, but it changed the look enough that I had a whole different outfit! Just like everyone else I love a great deal and changing up my closet!

What is your go to Valentine’s Day look? Do you like more casual or are you more of a full glam kind of girl? Let me know in the comments!!

August Favorites!

Happy Labor Day Everyone! Hope you all are having a wonderful day whatever you are doing! I got together my favorite beauty products for the month of August to share with you all! These are products that I have used all month long and have become part of my basic routine. I'm including hair, skin care and makeup in this month's favorite for you but let me know if you would like to see all my favorites for everything in makeup. Also most of these products are super affordable and I will link everything for you! 


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For hair care this month, I've been loving this shampoo and conditioner combo from Garnier! My hair has never felt so healthy and smooth. The scent is amazing and the products leave your hair so shiny and smelling like coconut, not to mention these are affordable and can be found at Target and several other retailers. Shop these below!


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For skin care these have been my go to products lately! My skin is super sensitive so all these products are super gentle on the skin and constantly in reach. I use the cleanser, micellar water, and mosturizer everyday and change up the other products depending what my skin needs. Again super affordable products that are easy to find and are linking below for you!


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Next these two have been some of my favorite body products this month! I'm obsessed with the shea sugar scrub to exfoliate the skin! As well as the bath and body works ultra shea body cream in practically any scent. I have 3 of them all over the house, they are so creamy and luxurious, they are a must have!


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As for some of my favorites in the makeup department these are the stand outs this month! Colourpop has been killing it launching tons of new products so they are in here with a few things this month! I've been living for their setting and priming sprays, I can not do my makeup without them! Also the highlight palette is like no other and the price is right for 6 highlights! Next up for eyes I'm obsessed with the Jaclyn Hill Palette from Morphe! Jaclyn killed it with these shadows, its the one palette you need in your collection! My favorite blush this month has been the Kylie Cosmetics blush in the shade Barely Legal, it's the perfect tone for summer and will take me into fall, I love it! Finally these mascaras have been the best and the combo is everything you want! L'oreal's Lash Paradise is perfection for everyday, it gives you the perfect lashes. For a little bit something extra I use the Lancome Definicils High Definition Mascara it gives you something more and is perfect for lengthening those lashes! 

I highly recommend checking out reviews.com list of best mascaras HERE, this will help you find a mascara that is right for you!

Shop these products below:

That's it for my August favorite guys! Let me know what your current beauty favorites are so I can try them out! Also a Labor Day Haul will be coming your way next week! Have a great week!

Top 5 Everyday Jewelry Pieces!

I don't tend to wear a lot of jewelry on an everyday basis, however I love collecting pieces that are classic and can be worn for several different occasions! I am featuring a few of my favorite pieces for everyday looks below! I mostly stick to earrings and necklaces on a day to day basis, which is what you will see in this post. I will tell you the hands down best time to purchase otherwise expensive pieces for a steal is from Black Friday through the holidays. On the hush hush Dillard's has the best clearance section all the time but especially during the holiday season! We are talking Kate Spade, Kenneth Cole, Michael Kors and so many other name brands are on sale for amazing prices! I strongly recommend stopping into Dillard's next time you have the chance and glance at the jewelry section! 


Without a doubt you will never see me without earrings! Whether it be a simple pair of studs or a fun pair of ear jackets I always have earrings on. A look is not complete without some earrings to me! The two pairs below are Kate Spade and are so simple and elegant I adore them! I love a great simple stud earring that can go with any look. On the other hand I love when a piece can give you a pop of color and earrings are a great way to do that also!


The same thing goes for necklaces, I love ones that go with everything and are just silver or gold! I also have a huge obsession with long necklaces especially, because I think they are perfect for all seasons! They go with that summer maxi dress or that turtleneck sweater in the winter time. I'm showcasing two of my favorite long necklaces below, one colorless and one with a pop of color! Along with those I have one regular necklace that is the definition of dainty which I think every girl needs in her closet, don't you agree? We all have that one or two necklaces that makes you feel like a princess and the last piece is just that! 


Please let me know what your favorite jewelry pieces are in the comments below! Also I would to hear what your favorite shops are to find great deals on jewelry pieces!

Winter Whimsy with KRZA by Krystle Dawn

Hope you all had a fantastic holiday season and very sparkly New Year! I recommend starting off the year with some new hair accessories! Check out KRZA by Krystle Dawn, her new prints this winter are absolutely beautiful! I actually got these wonderful pieces last month but with hustle and bustle of the holidays didn't have time to post. These colors and prints are some of my favorites to date! They just have this fun kind of whimsical vibe that I adore! 

Make sure to check out her site HERE

Pictured below in order is:

"The Tie Side" in Mauve

"The Faux Turban" in Wanderlust

"The Tie Side" in Wake

Cheers to 2017!

Happy New Year! I wanted to write a quick post about welcoming the new year and summing up 2016! In 2016 I created Lifestyle with Laramie, this venture has already been super exciting and a blessing for me! I appreciate all of you who read my blog and support me! At the end of 2016 I celebrated my 25th birthday! I can't believe I'm already a quarter of a century old! I'm sure that my 25th year on this beautiful earth is going to be the best yet! I am looking forward to building my blog as well as L Photography my other baby! Mostly I'm excited to have new adventures and meet new people and continue building my business! I hope you have a wonderful new year and cheers to all you girl bosses out there! Let me know what you all are excited for in the new year down below!