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Photos by: Kaela Rodehorst Photography

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Outfit: Bless’ed Are The Meek Dress via The Mix | Dolce Vita Hettie Heels |

Jewelry: Sarra Cuff & Clara Cuff c/o Loren Hope | Oia Jules Cuff c/o Jewelry Nut AuctionsAll Eyes on You Necklace & Haute Horn Necklace c/o the Haute Off The Rack X Mary P Lamb Designs Collection | Spice It Up Ring c/o Lola James | Midi Rings c/o Gorjana

Hair & Makeup by: Courtney Johnson and Ashley Sievert | See details here–> Haute Summer Makeover Part II

Good Morning readers, I couldn’t help but feel like a princess in this beautiful all white gown by Bless’ed Are The Meek.  From the exquisitely detailed crochet neck to the elegant “flowyness” of the skirt! Every part of it is so lovely and feminine. It’s perfect for any future bride to wear to one of the many parties that she’ll attend in her honor. I would write more, but I’m babysitting my fairy God child today and I have a five-hour photo shoot to prepare for so I’ve got a mess on the floor for the shoot and a baby who wants my full attention!  See photo below for proof (My not-so-Cinderella moment)! This is how my office closet would look if I had a baby! Good Lord!

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Photos by: Kaela Rodehorst Photography

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Outfit: White Lace Coverup c/o Buddy Love Clothing | Seafolly Beach Towel & Floppy Hat c/o Massey’s in Baton Rouge, LA | Isabella Clutch c/o Elaine Turner | Rayban Clubmaster Sunglasses

Jewelry: Tassel Necklace c/o Candy Apple Boutique | Horseshoe Leather Wrap Bracelet c/o Dotted Tusk | Rings via The Mix | Bangles c/o Kendra Scott

Good Morning readers, I apologize for the late post today, but I think I may have caught a cold so I just didn’t have the energy this morning. I’m super jealous of Krystal from A Pinch Of Lovely today as she is on her way to Greece for her honeymoon! Not fair!  I’ll just sit here and enjoy the scorching heat of July in Louisiana while Krystal frolics around Greece and Mykonos! I can’t complain too much though because we are being graced with an uncommon summer cool front tomorrow! Yes, you heard that right! Tomorrow the highs will only be in the low 80s! It’s a miracle! All the more reason to host an outdoor picnic by the pool and an enjoy this one cool rare day in July! Cheers to that!

Head over to A Pinch Of Lovely for details on her outfit!

 

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Photos by: Kaela Rodehorst Photography

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Outfit: Resort Pink Stitch Dress c/o Posh Boutique in Covington, La (order online at poshboutiquestores.com or call them at (985) 898-2639 | Krew Du Optic Monroe Sunglasses

Jewelry: All Eyes on You Necklace & Haute Horn Necklace c/o the Haute Off The Rack X Mary P Lamb Designs Collection | Bracelets c/o Loren Hope | Spice It Up Ring c/o Lola James

Hair & Makeup by: Courtney Johnson and Ashley Sievert 

Good Morning readers, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. My weekend didn’t last long enough!  If you ask me, Monday rolled around way too quickly. However, that’s not the kind of “Monday Blues” that I’m referring to in the title. I’m talking about the best kind of Monday Blues!  This gorgeous blue maxi dress from Posh Boutique is definitely the best and only kind of blue that I want to deal with on a Monday. Why, you ask? I’ll tell you exactly why! First and foremost, this dress is under $100. Secondly, this gorgeous electric blue color is sure to turn heads anywhere you go. Third of all, after trying on this lightweight flowy maxi with the small cut out in the back, it will be the only thing you’ll want to wear in the dead heat of summer when it comes to dressing up. Last but not least, just because I mentioned dressing it up doesn’t mean that you can’t easily dress it down with the right accessories such as a pair of sandals, casual jewelry and a fedora. Affordable, eye-catching, comfortable and versatile! What’s not to love!

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Photos by: Kaela Rodehorst Photography

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Outfit: Resort Pink Stitch Dress c/o Posh Boutique in Covington, La (order online at poshboutiquestores.com or call them at (985) 898-2639

Jewelry: All Eyes on You Necklace & Haute Horn Necklace c/o the Haute Off The Rack X Mary P Lamb Designs Collection | Bracelets c/o Loren Hope | Spice It Up Ring c/o Lola James

Hair & Makeup by: Courtney Johnson and Ashley Sievert 

Good Morning readers, as promised here is Part II of my Haute Summer Makeover.  (In case you missed the first post, you can view it here–> Haute Summer Makeover Part I)  I had so much fun getting pampered by hairstylist, Courtney Johnson and makeup artist, Ashley Sievert!  They are so incredibly talented and such a pleasure to work with.  Remember the first time Ashley did my makeup last summer? See post here–> Haute Off The Rack Gets A Makeover By Ashley Sievert.  I was so amazed by the results that I bought everything she used on my face and had her give me a makeup application lesson.  I even hosted a fun beauty event with her at a local boutique in Baton Rouge where she offered makeup application lessons and complimentary touchups using her own line of face makeup.

For the fancy nigh time look of my makeover, all Ashley did was add a bright fuchsia plum lip color and touch up my blush and voilà! Don’t forget you can shop her own makeup line here–> Ashley Sievert Beauty.  Her Mineral Velvet Creme has a lightweight feel, but it still gives you maximum coverage plus it’s oil free and hypoallergenic.  Did I mention that it’s waterproof??! Hello Summer! It’s perfect for this hot sticky weather because it lasts the whole day until you take a makeup remover wipe to your face!  Also, Ashley’s concealer adapts to every skin type and color.

Courtney’s Updo How-To: In order to achieve Jenn’s elegant updo, I first had to back comb (tease) the hair to get maximum volume. I then gently combed her hair to smooth out any frizz she may have gotten from the back combing. Once her hair was nice and smooth, I pinned the top sections into a half up, half down hairstyle. From there, I grabbed sections from the nape of her neck and rolled each individual section of hair into a “curl”. I used a bobby pin to secure each curl section by pinning the curl to her roots and then securing it by placing another bobby pin diagonally over the other. This left her with 5 “curl” sections that gave her an elegant and classy updo that is fabulous for an evening event or even with  just a sun dress on a hot summer day! If this updo looks bit too challenging for you take on all by yourself, you can always make an appointment with Courtney at Rigsby Frederick Salon in Baton Rouge, La. (225) 769-7903

This gorgeous updo by Courtney was even included in Lucky Magazine’s “Top 30 SUmmer Hairstyles Guaranteed To Look Stunning All Season Long!”

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