Tuesday, August 18, 2015

HIATUS

As much as I love blogging, I have had to take a few weeks off to attend to some personal matters. With my wedding right around the corner, i'll be keeping up predominately with Instagram. Excited to get back to blogging in a few weeks!

Lots of love,

Thursday, July 30, 2015

& WE'RE OFF...


Hi lovely readers, 
I'll be away this weekend at my bachelorette party with a few amazing ladies. We are going on a cruise that is headed to Cozumel! I'm so excited to spend these next few days with a few of my closest friends. Can't wait to share the fun with you all next week. 

Have a great weekend!
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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

BTS: Our Fairytale Photoshoot




Event Styling & Production - Anokhi Events    |   Photographer - RAG Artistry   |    Sofa, Chairs and Table - Crush Events    |   Floral Design - Peachtree Petals   |   Makeup - The Glamatory; Mimi J.    |   Hair Stylist - Enhancing Ur Beauty; LaToya R. Bogard   |   Clothing (skirt) - Ella & Eman   |   Suit - Modern Gent    |   Linens - I Do Linens 

Ahh, I'm so excited to be sharing some exclusive behind-the-scenes images from our photoshoot this past weekend. I've been crazy busy with planning for the wedding (a little over a month to go!) so planning this photoshoot was unfortunately not something I could handle. Lucky for us, we were able to partner with the team at Anokhi Events, here in Atlanta and they were amazing. They listened to what Sahir and I wanted and really planned scenes that matched our personalities. From hair & makeup to clothing, linens to florals, they took care of everything and it looked absolutely perfect. Not to mention that I know the pictures will be incredible because our photographer is exceptionally talented. 

I can't wait to give you all of the outfit details but I'm under strict orders not to share too much right now, but I will tell you that the red gown that I'm wearing for this shoot is only $27! I know, I couldn't believe it either! 

Everything came together so perfectly and I really can't thank my vendors enough. I'm so excited to see the final pictures and share them with all of you, stay tuned!

Friday, July 24, 2015

WEDDING STYLES: Black Tie

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I've been on the hunt for a few different formal maxi dresses. Between the bridal shower, bachelorette formal night, friend's weddings & my honeymoon..  I can't get enough of these! It's important to keep balance in mind when opting for maxi dresses. A deep neckline can be complimented by a thicker shoulder, while a lower back looks great a long sleeve. 

What rules do you follow when it comes to maxi dresses?
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Monday, July 20, 2015

SUMMER CHIC: Pink Crop Top + Lace Skirt

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PINK CROP TOP: F21 - MORE STYLES HERE   //   LACE SKIRT: FRANCHESAS - SAME HERE  - $38   //   BAG: c/o TORY BURCH - MORE CAMEL BAGS HERE   //   EARRINGS: c/o TURBAN SPACE

It's been a very long weekend. Holidays in our culture fall right around the middle of July and with that comes lots of food & family (totally not complaining!) But...what I wouldn't give for just a day in bed watching a New Girl marathon. Sigh.. Aside from my state of sheer exhaustion,  I am excited for my wedding portraits this weekend! I've been working with the styling team from Anokhi Events to create a beautiful styled shoot and I cannot wait to share it with you all. Be sure to follow me on Instagram for sneak peeks!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

SAVE THE DATE: We're Getting Married!

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Well,  it's real. After nearly 10 years of being together, and being engaged for almost 2 and a half, the big day is only 50 days away. How it snuck up on me? I have no idea. All I know is that planning 3 days of events for 250 people is really challenging. You hear about it your whole life, "wedding planning is hard" but seriously guys - I was not prepared. So in case you wondered where I've been these past few days, now you know - I'm hiding under a pillow with dreams of stationary closing in on me. 

Okay, I'm being a little dramatic. All in all, the process has been really fun for me. My fiance and I have the love and support of our families and friends (not to mention, all twenty people in our bridal party!) and the way everyone has opened their hearts to us - is more than I can explain. But we are so thankful to be surrounded by so much love. 

I'll be sharing tidbits of my wedding plans here on the blog and on Instagram, so be sure to follow me there. This first piece is the Save-The-Date card that I designed. I'm really proud to say that I designed all of my wedding stationary myself. I started with a white rectangle and just built from there. I was really inspired by a floral graphic that I found, and I cut letters out of it for the left side of the card. I tried the balance the block lettering out on the right side with a mix of script and sans-serif font with complementary colors. I hand placed each gold dot to create that sequin effect. Lastly, I opted for a darker grey vs. black as the primary text color to keep the atmosphere lighter in nature. Small changes like that really impact the overall aesthetic of your design.

I would love to know your thoughts and what you would like to see next!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

WEDNESDAY WISHLIST: How To Wear Fringe This Summer

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Ever since I spent the weekend at #SBScon, fringe has been on my mind! I had to put together a roundup of my favorite fringe / tassle pieces and I honestly cannot pick my favorite. Those Sam Edelman shoes really make it hard to setting on anything at this point. I'm so torn, which is your favorite? I chose to pick mostly accessories to show off my fringe style, how do you wear yours this season?
This post is linked up to: The Pleated Poppy  // Oh Hey Girl  //  WIWW // Style Me Weekly  //  Weekly Fashion Link Up //  Mid Week Muse // Wednesday Wear

Monday, July 6, 2015

HOW TO WEAR SEQUIN FOR DAYTIME: Chambray + Sequin Pencil Skirt

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CHAMBRAY BLOUSE: FRANCHESAS - SIMILAR HERE - $ 75  //   CLUTCH: BORROWED FROM MAE OF MAE AMOR STYLE - SAME HERE  //   HEELS: LARK BY KRISTEN CAVELLARI BY CHINESE LAUNDRY - SAME HERE - $159   //  PENCIL SKIRT: DILLARDS - SIMILAR STYLES HERE  //   LIPSTAIN: KAT VON D IN 'VAMPIRA' - SAME HERE - $20 

This was probably one of my favorite looks of SBScon! When I was packing for SBS, I had no idea what to wear to any of the events. Luckily, I had my amazing roommate Mae of Mae Amor help me style all weekend. I bought this sequin skirt about a year ago at the DIllard's One Day Sale, and this was the first time that I managed to figure out how to wear it. Pairing sequin with chambray took this skirt from date night to day-time, and I can't wait to wear it again! 
This post is linked up to:  Style Elixir  // Celebrate Southern  // Confident Twosday  //  All about You // On Trend Tuesday
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Thursday, July 2, 2015

HOW TO WEAR A ROMPER FOR YOUR PEAR-SHAPE

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ROMPER: c/o THE MINT JULEP - SAME HERE - $44   //   HEELS: 'LARK' KRISTIN CAVALLARI FOR CHINESE LAUNDRY IN GINGER- SAME HERE - $106   //  TORY BURCH BAG: c/o SHOPBOP - SAME HERE, MORE TORY HERE - $495  //  NECKLACE: c/o ROCKSBOX use my code "simplysabrinaxoxo" at checkout for your first month FREE

Okay, confession time. I have always walked  run in the opposite direction when it comes to rompers. I was a little bummed because frankly, some of them are so cute - but when it comes to body style I just didn't think I could pull it off. Don't get me wrong - I love my body. Even more so in the recent years, but I have come to accept that I will probably never wear a bodycon dress, and i'm okay with that. So shorts are generally out of the question. When The Mint Julep asked to collaborate and I saw this color I knew I had to take the plunge. I was terrified (okay, i'm being a littler dramatic - but I was really out of my comfort zone) and I'm so glad I did!

Here are my three tips for wearing a romper for your pear-shaped body:

1. Wear heels, the higher the better
Elongating your legs is a great way to balance out your body. People will notice how stellar your long legs are, and who doesn't love an opportunity for sky-high heels!

2. Aim for solid colors
Don't get me wrong, I love prints - but when you are venturing into unfamiliar territory, it's best to start simple and jazz up your look with accessories. In this post, I chose to pair my hot pink romper with a lime green necklace. Just make the look your own!

3. Choose a romper with a belt, or add a belt 
With styles like this, accentuating your waist is essential! This romper came with a matching sash, but you can always mix and match and add any belt you want. The goal is to show off your waist so that you don't get lost in the fabric of a one piece. 

There you have it! Be sure to follow me on Instagram, for a giveaway to The Mint Julep that will go live TODAY!

I hope to share more romper looks with you guys soon! 
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

BASIC CAMEL COLORS

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BLOUSE: H&M - SIMILAR CAMEL COLORS HERE - $46   //   JEANS: A&F - SIMILAR HERE - $30   //   BAG: TORY BURCH c/o SHOPBOP - SAME HERE - $495   //   PUMPS: DSW - SIMILAR HERE - $130   //   LIPSTICK: MAC IN CHILI- SAME HERE - $16   //   BRACELET: c/o ALEX & ANI: SNAKE WRAP - SAME HERE - $58  //   BRACELET: c/o ALEX & ANI: FEATHER WRAP - SAME HERE - $58  //   BRACELET: c/o ALEX & ANI: LOVE WRAP - SAME HERE - $48  // 

I mentioned this lipstick last week in my post about the best blood orange lip colors, and the response has been amazing! I love that you guys have been able to find some great new colors to try out. It's been a great color for summer thus far, now ... off to the next. Any suggestions?
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