bridal sparkle.

picking the jewelry you wear on your wedding day is a big deal. and it’s not an easy task.

your wedding dress is typically the most expensive clothing you’ve ever worn + the most photographed.

I enlisted the help of baublebar’s swat stylists to style my bridesmaids. remember? I absolutely loved the looks they put together for my bridesmaids. and I was so happy with the whole process. during my first dress fitting, I was asked “what jewelry will you be wearing with your dress?”. I had no idea. I’d thought about it, but the task was so daunting I kept pushing it off. as soon as I got home, I asked for baublebar’s help again. this time for me.

bridal sparkle c/o LLinaBC.com

bridal sparkle c/o LLinaBC.com

bridal sparkle c/o LLinaBC.com

bridal sparkle c/o LLinaBC.com

bridal sparkle c/o LLinaBC.com

[all photographs taken by HDC photography].

my bridesmaids are wearing this statement necklace, sparkly stud earrings, and this beach-appropriate bracelet. I’m wearing these statement earrings and this + this bracelet.

how did you choose your bridal jewels?

call me crazy, but I love that my bridesmaid jewelry really is something they can wear again.

happy monday.

LLinaBC // currently crushing.

it has been awhile since you’ve heard from me. and I will assure you, I am working to eliminate my bad habits. and give my blog the attention it deserves, again.

between wedding planning, a full-time job, a weekend part-time job, my 3 ABC family television show obsessions [pretty little liars, chasing life, and young + hungry], paying attention to my soon-to-be husband, and sleeping .. I am exhausted. but the truth is, this blog is not a side hobby. it’s essential. it’s my space to be creative and let my mind wander to the places my 9 to 5 job doesn’t let me go. if only I worked 9 to 5 every day. and when I’m away too long, I miss it. so even though things are growing even more hectic around here [just over two months until our wedding] ..I want to get LLinaBC back on track. it’s my sanity. and believe me, I need it.

let me share with you what I’ve been crushing lately ..

LLinaBC // currently crushing c/o LLinaBC.com

LLinaBC // currently crushing c/o LLinaBC.com

baublebar // the lovely ladies that make up baublebar’s SWAT team are my heroes. they helped me select my bridesmaids’ jewelry. and after I waited a tiny bit too long to place my order, one of the pieces was sold out. so they worked with me. and I could not be happier. not to mention, they sent me a surprise bauble just for me.

essie “she said yes” // brides insist on hair tutorials. add nail tutorials to that list for me. I have been testing various shades of polish for [J] + I’s big day. and I’ve got a thing for this one. the cute name helps.

absolut citron vodka // you’re never going to believe this, but using absolut citron in your moscow mule recipe makes them even better. just try it.

YSL glossy lip stain // thank you to the sweet sales associate at sephora who spent [at least] an hour with me, experimenting with ‘possible’ wedding day looks. this is a winner. it’s a lip stain & gloss in one. it’ll provide the right amount of lip color I want, without having to apply it every 10 minutes, and not leaving too much on [J]’s handsome face.

happy thursday!

see you in august tomorrow :)

wedding // bridesmaid baubles.

weddings are synonymous with an insane amount of decisions. and when you seek guidance, all can be answered with “whatever makes you happy”. oh thanks, that helps. [insert: sarcasm].

I decided on the bridesmaid dresses fairly quickly. almost too quick, so the second guessing began. but after a little reassuring from the girls who will be wearing the dresses my bridesmaids, I made the final decision. picture this: white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, and sapphire blue long strapless bridesmaid gowns.

next decision to be made: jewelry to perfectly complement said gowns + sandy beaches.

thank you to the bauble bar for instantly easing my mind + helping.

I sent a request to their SWAT* team with details of the dresses + what I envisioned. and was quickly greeted by my hero erin, who put together this pinterest board based on the info I provided for her. a couple yes & no’s later, erin created 5 potential looks for my bridesmaids.

wedding // bridesmaid baubles c/o LLinaBC.com

which way do I go?

I love the idea of a statement necklace with the strapless dresses. but on the flip-side, I love the simplicity of no necklace, just gorgeous drop earrings.

happy wednesday.