Wednesday, October 28, 2015

#howweworeit October

Argh! This was supposed to post this morning! I'm bummed! 
Anyway, i'm back for another month of #HowWeWoreIt! Basically a group of bloggers are inspired by one central image. It's really fun to see what people come up with! When I opened this months inspiration picture, I was instantly so happy. I love her look so much! More than that, I instantly knew what I was going to wear because when I looked at the email, I was wearing this outfit!
 
 
Here's the inspiration image:
via Style Lovely

annnnd here was my take!










 These pictures were taken in literally three minutes outside of our house. It's been quite the week. Red Ribbon Week, meaning we have dressed up every day this week which always brings a fair amount of craziness. It's also Halloween AND a full moon which means that kids hormones are EVERYWHERE! I'm ready for a loooong weekend and a nap! :)
 
Check out the other participants!  You can sign up for next month via Brooke at Silver Lining
Brooke at Silver Lining
Alexa at He and I
Aubrey at Aubrey Zaruba
Hannah at Hannah Rae
Sierra at Sierra's View
Sharlee at My New Lines
Berkley at Berkley Anne
Amy at Harris Inc.
Brooklyn at Brooklyn Jolley
Amy at Lamb & Ivy
Autumn at Stay Gold Autumn
Brielle at Breezy and Co
Riley at Riley Jo Blog
Maren at Maren and Co
Kyla at FordOlogy
Robin at Penn & Quill
Shelbie at R+S Brereton
Jennifer at Jennifer Sikora
Deidre at Deidre Emme
Rachel at Rachel Sayumi

 photo riley-sig_zps51d1cb9c.jpg

Monday, October 26, 2015

Witches Night Out













On Saturday I was able to go out to Gardner Village with a few sorority sisters! I have lived within a ten minute bike ride of Gardner Village my entire life, I worked at Gardner Village for three years starting when I was 14. That being said,  I have never experienced Witches Night Out. It was insanity. There were so many people and holy crap, people get INTO IT. Some of the costumes we saw were amazing! People are also very passionate about it being a "girl's night out" event. The FB Event thread was extremely entertaining. 
It was pretty fun, I liked the aesthetic of everyone being in all black...haha! However there were so many people you couldn't really move so I probably won't go again, but it's always fun to get dressed up!  

 photo riley-sig_zps51d1cb9c.jpg

Monday, October 19, 2015

the weekend that changed me as a person

Ok, maybe I am being a liiiiiitttttle dramatic, but this weekend was SO GOOD. It felt as long as it was, which is rare. The entire summer went by in a blink so I thought this weekend would seem so quick, but it's been long and relaxing. Tomorrow is gonna be a hard one for sure.

First of all, weddings galore this weekend. It makes sense that college kids get married over fall break but sheesh, I was exhausted.
Mark and I's very best friend and my favorite person in the world besides Mark, Nate, got married to his cutie *WIFE!* Claire on Friday. Their reception was at the Draper Day Barn and  it was so lovely.




Can you guys see where I spilled Dr. Pepper all down myself? Also how the temple socks rubbed off my tan? haha i'm a mess.





not pregnant just crazy bloated from the pizza luncheon :(:(:(
 Claire had put together the sweetest Polaroid wall and I was loving looking at all the pictures and reminiscing. Nate is really responsible for Mark and I meeting in high school and then convincing Mark and I to date each other in college. We just love him so much, he's always been my #1 (besides Mark, and even over Mark before we were dating hahaa) and we are so happy for Claire and Nate and their new life and family.


 Saturday was blissfully glorious because I slept in the latest I have slept in a few years----9 AM! hahaha so pathetic. WHY am I the earliest bird?? Anyway, Mark and I decided to go shopping because we each had to get jeans, Mark needed winter shoes and I needed an actual grown up bra. My entire life I have been wearing Target bras and let me tell you, two days into wearing a Victoria Secret bra, THERE IS A DIFFERENCE. My ladies have a whole new life. Go buy a grown up bra, now.

Anyway, we took a break from shopping and ate at Black Bear Diner in Orem. I thought I ordered just any old hamburger, but nooooo. I got a hamburger as big as my face.


On Sunday, we had to practice the primary program for two hours with our sunbeams and it was horrifically painful AND I am still annoyed that people think we are new to the ward. We have lived in our apartment for 8 months! Argh. Anyway, to calm down (me) we decided to take a drive on the Alpine Loop. Since neither of us grew up in Utah County, we didn't know the wonder that is the Alpine Loop. I just recently found out that you can take it all the way to Provo. We went once last year but only went in a few miles. So this time we drove the entire thing! It was so extremely beautiful and I even teared up a few times because THIS, THIS was what I missed when we lived in Maryland.






 Also, big time lols because the plastic cover on my phone cracked so the front facing camera has a permanent vignette.

Oh! I saw Nikki this weekend. Nikki is my little in our sorority and she is also one of my very best friends. We don't see each other a lot so when we do it is QUITE the treat. We are going to Witch's Night Out on Saturday and i'm so excited!




So yes, Fall Break might have changed me as a person this year. I feel soooo relaxed and loving life. Bless you, FB.
 photo riley-sig_zps51d1cb9c.jpg

Sunday, October 11, 2015

irl bff pictures

For some reason, I thought I had shared these? I didn't!! So here they are! Emily's lovely tripod and remote control took these, and she edited them. 
Once in middle school, my friends put on matching Victoria Secret sweats and we went to Target photo studio to take best friend pictures.  For approximately 46 seconds, I made an effort to track down those pictures. Then I remembered my really tight sponge curled hair and I just couldn't put that online for the world to see.
Luckily, I have learned a few things about how to curl hair and how to dress since I was 13, but I haven't learned how to not be awkward in pictures. But alas, here they are! 










Can we just take a moment to reflect about how stupid this is?
annnnnd then here is this jumping gem, does anyone else have a hard time controlling their face in jumping pictures????

Thanks to Emily for these pretty pictures. If you wanna book her, check out her facebook page HERE.

 photo riley-sig_zps51d1cb9c.jpg