best friend's bridal shower

well, i know i suck at keeping this thing up to date and there's so much going on and so much to write about, i just haven't had the time. that and i'm in the middle of an interesting book and you know how that goes! poor excuse but its the only one i have. i'll probably add a few posts today to make up for it.. maybe!32 anyway, my best friend is getting married and all of these events in her honor are coming up, yay! she came down to the valley a couple of weeks ago to not only take her bridal pictures (which was a blast) but her momma also hosted the most beautiful bridal shower, ever. it was brunch themed so we were happy conversing over mimosas and whatnot, we also had an amazing meal..chicken cordon bleu topped with some gravy or sauce with steamed veggies and potatoes (my mouth just got watery, and now i'm hungry for lunch at 9:04 am.. great) it was yummy. we also played a variety of bridal shower games which were soooooo much fun! i was in charge of the games and let me tell you.. i'm already nervous and awkward to begin with so when you throw in a crowd of 50+, you know its just a recipe for disaster! i was shaking the whole time and i'm pretty sure i was stuttering but i managed and the games were a big hit!

it was so hard looking for something to wear, i had never been to such a fancy bridal shower so i didn't really know what to expect. sasha's mom kept telling me just wear something cute and flirty. and since i don't do cute and flirty, i was stumped. but i remembered i had ordered this lime green dress from hautelook awhile back and thought it would be a good fit! what is hautelook?

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totally stole this from their site, but i don't think there's a better way of explaining it. anyway, i had ordered a js dress (jessica simpson, my family and i use "js" as code for her since we secretly like her clothing and shoe line but don't really want to admit it.. lol), normally the dress would have cost $98 but since i bought it from hautelook during the time of their event, i got it for $49! 50% off!!! yeah, it's pretty amazing. the only thing about hautelook is that if theres an event you want to attend online, you better be on their website as soon as the event starts so you can have first pick. once you select an item, it will only stay in your cart for 15 minutes. make sure your internet speed is fast so you can do some quick browsing! once the 15 minutes are up, the item will go back on the market, and more often than not, there will be someone out there to snatch it. believe me, its happen to me several times where i lose an item i really wanted because i took too long! it gives me a bit of anxiety at times, lol, but the savings are completely worth it! i topped my discounted js dress off with my nude mary-janes and my mommas pearls which she probably wont see anytime soon ;) if you want an invite to join hautelook, send me your email in a comment and i'll get that out to you asap! i can also send out an invite to other online stores that have the same concept. let me know ;) i'll be happy to do it!

below are some of many pictures that we took from sasha's bridal shower, some i stole from her facebook and the others i had on my phone. she looked amazing in her princess dress and jimmy choos, i cannot wait for her wedding! anyway, i hope you enjoy and stay tuned for more posts today.. i have so much to get out! lol xo

12^beautiful!^11131234^sasha's mother-in-law and momma^7^beautiful bridesmaids^ 56^sasha's big sister and sister-in-law^8^maid of honor^9^yeah, we're cute!^101415^best friend photoshoot.. lol^16^gorgeous table setting^1731181920^such a fun game!!^2122^our beautiful mommas^23^beemer!^25262930^you're my boy blue (insider from junior high)^

this weekend, we will also be celebrating sasha in vegas for her bachelorette party! i've been planning this for awhile so we'll see how it all turns out. what happens in vegas, stays in vegas... we shall see!

xo