My 2016 Review

It’s officially the last day of 2016, and I have no idea how we are here already! A lot of big changes took place this past year and I felt there was no better way to ring in the new year than to reflect on on my favorite parts from the past 12 months!

Obviously, the biggest impact that occurred this year was the love of my life asking me to marry him! WHAT! I’ve pretty much dreamed about this day since the very first time we exchanged “I love you’s” and it still felt surreal! The effort he put into making sure my family was there just really blew me away!

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The next change was moving out of my very first apartment! And while it may not seem like that big of a deal, I was actually pretty emotional as I got closer and closer to moving day. That apartment was the very first place I ever had to myself & will always have a soft spot for it! But I’m excited for the adventure my new place will bring me & more importantly the 10 minute commute to work that gives me extra time to sleep in!


Two big/important moments of 2016 were the arrival of my 2 new nephews Jackson & Shane! The love that comes over me when new family members join the team can not be matched! Their sweet personalities are shining through already and it makes me excited for more years to come!



One of my New Years resolutions for 2016 was to go on more adventures/travel more. While I didn’t get to travel as much as I planned, Joey & I definitely put a lot more effort into how we spent our free time! From backseat picnics by the lake, spending the day in sunflower fields, and last minute trips back to Longwood University to retrace our steps to where we first met, we have built some pretty great memories with each other in the last year!


2017 has a lot to live up to, but it’s the year I hopefully get to marry my best friend, welcome a new little cousin, and another chance to live my life the best way I can! Get excited for the new year y’all!

KA

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Winter Stripes!

Winter has finally arrived here in Charlottesville and with that came a giant blizzard that kept me way from work for almost 3 days! And I must admit that during those wonderful snow days, I went into hibernation, which pretty much means I wore nothing but leggings and sweatshirts all day long! But now that I am back to work it is time to step up my game a bit!

I am definitely a dress girl, no doubt about it. They are so easy and comfortable, but for some reason when you wear a dress everyone thinks that means you have your life together, which is perfectly fine with me! However dresses in the winter can be pretty tricky since it is so cold and they don’t provide all that much layering!

I found the perfect little dress that gives you great shape, it is fun & flirty, but has a sweater material to keep you nice and warm all day! To be honest, I bought this dress, returned it, and bought it back because I loved it that much! The best news is that it is now on sale for under $100!

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Fall Photoshoot!

While fall is sadly coming to an end, I thought it would be a great idea for Joey and I to get some professional photos taken (not ones where we are at our fake wedding) since our lives have changed so much since our college days and continuing so!

So I called up my very talented sister, Katie, of Katie Powers Photography to capture a few shots of us while we were still in the prettiest season of them all!

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Everyday Makeup Routine!

Hello! I am back with my most requested post yet, my everyday makeup routine! I was shocked by how many of you actually wanted to know how I get my everyday look because I don’t do anything special. I stick to an all neutral pallet because i feel it works best with my coloring! Hope you all like it!

Easy Holiday Style!

The holidays are here and with them they bring parties, lots and lots of parties! And if you are like me, you need a staple piece that will work at the last minute. I’m happy to say that I have found the item that will relieve me from any sort of stress that comes with picking out an outfit for any type of holiday shindig ever!

This skirt is perfect for you petite ladies out there! With the long sheer overlay, it gives you coverage but doesn’t take away any length of your legs with is a major plus! It also goes with anything, I wore it with a striped J.Crew top with a jeweled collar, but you could wear it with a classic gingham or plaid shirt, chambray, or a cute graphic tee to add a little fun!

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Fall Inspired Wedding Photoshoot!

With our 4 year anniversary coming up soon (seriously can’t believe it!) it couldn’t have been a more perfect time for my friend to ask Joey & I to help her with a stylized wedding shoot! She works for Jamie Leigh Weddings and was putting together a fall wedding for some inspiration in their site!

We got to work with some of the best wedding vendors in Virginia and I feel so lucky to have a memory like this! Anywho, here are some of the shots taken that day by the lovely Tara Liebeck Photography! I can’t get enough of them!

 
   

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Holiday Gifts For Her!

It’s my favorite time of year! All of the decorations, smells, the music, everything. I just can’t get enough! The only thing I ever have an issue with is when someone asks me what I want for Christmas…. Like I’ve only been thinking about it all year but now all of a sudden, BLANK! So I’ve put together some of my favorite things at the moment that are beyond cute and  will be sure to last you years to come! 

H A P P Y    S H O P P I N G !

  
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