Fall Lace Maxi Dress ft. PinkBlush & Giveaway!

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Hi mamas!

As you know, PinkBlush is one of my favorite online shops because of their wide variety in clothing for both maternity and women! When I was pregnant with Everly, I bought so many outfits from there. We even took our beautiful maternity pictures in Maui in one of my PinkBlush outfits. 

Now that Fall is nearing, PinkBlush and I have teamed up to host a giveaway for you guys! I wanted to showcase my gorgeous rust-colored lace maxi dress that I chose, thanks to PinkBlush!

Isn't it absolutely stunning? I love the lace detailing and the color, too! It's very Fall appropriate! 

Click HERE if you want one too! There are tons of colors in the same style!

 To enter the giveaway, please head on over to my Instagram to participate! 
All the rules and steps will be listed there for you!

What kind of style do YOU like to wear? I'd love to know in the comments below!

Thanks again to PinkBlush for gifting me this gorgeous lace maxi dress! I absolutely adore it. Please do yourself a favor and check out PinkBlush whether it's for a date night outfit or just a casual everyday outfit! And for you expecting mamas, check out PinkBlush Maternity site for amaaaazing selections for you and your cute bump!

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The Perfect Fall Outfit - Pink Blush

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Hi there!

I can't believe that summer is ending soon and all the stores and shops have transitioned their items to Fall pieces. I am here for it! Fall is one of my favorite seasons and I cannot wait to start layering up on clothes and wear cute booties! It's also a lot more pleasant taking walks outside. I'm really excited for this Fall because Everly is able to run around and really explore unlike last year when she was so tiny!

Thanks to one of my FAVORITE online shops, PinkBlush, I was able to create a perfect Fall outfit to share with you!

I absolutely love light knit sweaters for the Fall time. I feel like they are so versatile to mix and match with pretty much anything! I chose a beautiful oat-colored knit ruffle sweater that I thought would match my wardrobe and style. I am so happy I chose this one! The fit, length, and color are PERFECT for me! The best part is that it covers my butt! Haha, no but really, it's hard to wear leggings if your sweater is too short. That is not a very good look, IMO. I also really love the ruffle detailing on the bottom, which gives it a touch of femininity.

Here are some pictures I got to take with my new Fall outfit that I'm obsessed with!! What are some of your Fall wardrobe pieces? Comment below!

Thanks again to PinkBlush for gifting me this pretty sweater! 

#sponsoredbyPinkBlush #shoppinkblush #prettyinpinkblush #pinkblushstyleambassador

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Everly's First Birthday (Dohl Party) + Tips

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Hi everyone!

At the end of March, we celebrated Everly's first dohl aka first birthday party with our family and friends. As most of you mamas know, it can be VERY stressful leading up to this day! For those of you who aren't familiar with what a "dohl" is; it's basically a Korean tradition that celebrates the first birthday of a baby. This celebration blesses the child with a prosperous future and has taken on a great significance in Korea. Traditionally, babies wear the traditional Korean garment called the "Han Bok". Nowadays, babies have multiple outfit changes throughout the party.

You can basically think of this party as a second wedding (hehe)! The reason why the first birthday is so precious and widely celebrated is because back in the day, the mortality rate was so high that it would be a huge milestone for a baby to reach his/her first birthday. We had our party at Kelsey's Irish Restaurant & Banquet Hall, which turned out so great! We were all very impressed with the space and the delicious food!!

Whew! Now that we have that out of the way, I'd like to share some tips that I learned from our baby girl's birthday party. I hope it helps some of you that are currently planning a dohl/first birthday.

1) DO NOT PROCRASTINATE! I started looking for venues over 6 months before her actual party. Venue hunting can be very stressful especially since there aren't too many options where I live. Since my party wasn't too big (about 50~people), I was able to reserve a space at Kelsey's. They were able to accommodate up to 80 people in their banquet room.

2) STAY ORGANIZED! I'd highly suggest making a list of all the things you need to check off before the big day. I made sure to secure my photographer, food menu, table backdrop, props, and other table decor that I'd need for her party. I also sketched out the table set up that I had envisioned before purchasing anything. Definitely recommend Pinterest for inspiration!

3) GIVE YOURSELF ENOUGH TIME! On the day of your party, I'd suggest getting to the venue AT LEAST 2 hours in advance so you can set everything up the way you want to. I only gave myself a little over an hour , which was definitely NOT enough time for me. It can get a little hectic especially if you have family staying with you from out of town. Make sure you nail down all the logistics before heading out. And take all the help you can get!

4) DON'T STRESS & JUST LET GO! Look, mama, by the time the party starts, there's not much you can really do at that point. It's important to just let go and enjoy the moment. You won't ever have another FIRST birthday with your baby after all. The more you stress and micromanage, the more everything will fall apart. You cannot control whether your baby will behave/ throw a tantrum. Just go with the flow!

I hope these tips helped a little!

Now, for the massive haul of pictures...hehe! 

Thank you to our amazing photographer, Stephanie Chung, for capturing our girl's special day.

Hot Air Balloon Themed Party!

Everly being silly at her party :)

Mesmerized by the balloons!

Red Velvet Cupcakes made by ME!

Vanilla Smash Cake made by ME!

Look at that spread! YUM!

This was the board explaining the 'Doljabi'. 

I love this shot of Everly and her daddy, James!

Changing into her traditional Han Bok!

Being silly again...hehe

Hubby was asking everyone to not overreact or be too loud when she chooses her item. 

Everly was SO ready! She did so well throughout the whole process!

aaaaand she's on the move!

She picked the ROBOT!!! She's going to be an engineer just like her daddy!

Cheering on our best girl :)

She also picked the stethoscope and the $100 bill!! Look at her flaunting that $$

Guys, these next few pictures are hilarious. It really shows her personality and how lovable she is!

I mean, how CUTE was that??? Everyone had a good laugh when she did that :)

Cake Smash Time!! She wasn't as aggressive as when we did her cake smash session but she still ate it.

Wrapping up the party outside with a family picture! <3

Handmade Dohl Towers made by my husband and I! Everly is the Year of the Dog!

Rice Cake Party Favors! We also had other sweets for the kiddos to enjoy!

Overall, the dohl party was a HUGE success. James and I couldn't be prouder of Everly for how well she did. Not even a single tear throughout the 3+ hour event!!! We are so grateful to our friends and family that were able to come out and celebrate with us. 

I hope you enjoyed my tips and pictures from our girl's dohl!


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