Wednesday, May 20, 2015

100th Barre3 Visit!

           100th Barre3 Visit

 Today I took my 100th Barre3 class and couldn't be happier about it!

Barre is the only exercise I have found that I actually enjoy. I have a high stress level and it is very calming. It is a mix of Pilates, yoga and ballet. I have been going for almost 7 months to Barre3 Knoxville. I go to in studio classes and take online workouts through Barre3 as well. You can take online courses too! You can sign up here:

Photo Cred: @barre3

For my 100th class I had to plan out my outfit. I wore Lululemon, of course.

My top is a Power Y Tank <moody mirage bark berry deep navy/naval blue> and the bottoms are reversible Wunder Under Crops. <shout out to Vicky & Jennifer for being there with me>

The Power Y Tanks are one of my favorites at Lulu. The best parts are that they have a built in bra and come in so many different colors and patterns. My pattern is sold out but they have plenty of other options. You can check them out right here.

Obviously I had to celebrate my 100th visit! I got a Barre3 branded top, teal Barre3 core ball and Beyond Yoga leggings. I love them, they are the most comfortable and softest leggings I have ever tried on. The Beyond Yoga pants are currently on sale and in a few other colors.

If you haven't tried it you must! It's awesome I wouldn't steer my readers wrong!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Happy Mother's Day

                                                              Happy Mother's Day! 

I had the most perfect Mother's Day weekend. My Mommy, Daddy, S & I drove to North Carolina for a weekend trip to visit the least favorite <my brother> since he missed out on the engagement party... And guess what?!? I got my double black martini! 

Mommy and I twinned all day on Saturday in our new Lilly for Target Jumpers! Yes, I'm 23, and no, I don't mind matching my mom. TBH, I loved it! I got her a few Lilly presents for Mother's day, including 2 more matching outfits, a Clarasonic Mia 2, a Wen gift set, a light-blue KitchenAid hand mixer and chopper to match her stand mixer, a pair of Jack Rodgers, a pair of gold Guess wedges, and some quality time with her favorite. <me, duh>  Mommy is my best friend and I am beyond thankful for her. From wedding planning meltdowns, breakdowns in fitting rooms and to tough decisions like trying to decide what pair of shoes to buy, my Mommy always has my back, regardless of time or distance. I know she will always be there for me. 

To my Mommy: Thank you for everything you do! I am so blessed to be your daughter and when I grow up I want to be just like you! Happy Mother's <Best Friend> Day! Love you MORE.

Sunday morning we had brunch at Firebirds, Mommy's favorite <mine too>. We both had BLT salads, as always, and I attempted to order my double black martini, but they wouldn't serve it to me! Apparently, in North Carolina, you can't be served alcohol until after noon? It worked out well in the end when our server had my martini on the table at 12:01. 

After brunch, we did a bit of shopping at South Point Mall then drove back to Knoxville to celebrate with the soon-to-be-in-laws! <Happy Mother's Day Laurie!> 

I hope everyone else was able to spend Mother's Day with their loved ones!

S/O to S for all the great photography. 


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Jellies Be Jammin' /// Engagement Party

The Future Mr. & Mrs. Brandow

Our engagement party was more than perfect! Almost all of our close friends and family were there... but before I get to all the great, I did have a storm cloud on our otherwise Lillyful day. My brother was unable to come to our engagement party. I'm still bitter because it was a situation beyond his control (damn doctor life). But that's besides the point... I'm not letting him off the hook so easily... he still owes me a double black martini from Firebirds (MY favorite)!

Enough about the least favorite child...

My day started off great! S & I had his Best Man and my MOH slumber with us the night before. S even got kicked out of our bed so that MOH and I could cuddle. That morning, as Wei Wei and I were doing our make up, we hear Johnny (BM) shout "Let's Freaking Go!" (he was already in party mode at 8 am, not that anyone should be surprised). Stephen was trying to pick out the perfect Vineyard Vines shirt (it took forever because he has like 300).

Hours later, after S FINALLY got party ready, we left our place to run a few errands on the way to The White House. We went to Magpies and picked up the cake and three pies! The cake was more than beautiful (and very Lillyful, duh). Jellies Be Jammin' is my favorite print and I wouldn't have been happier in any other.

I was so happy that the majority of the bridal party got to come! We had so many friends and family members come in from out of town. I seriously can't thank everyone enough for coming and spending this special time with us. 

Meet my mains below.
(Left to Right: Allison, Randi, Elise, Wei Wei, Yours Truly, Caitlin, Tay, Tara)

Most importantly I am beyond thankful for my Mommy and Daddy for hosting such a great party! The food was delish and Lilly was all around (thank God I'm from the South). 

Meet Mommy White, she's the best. Yes, she was in Lilly, and yes she cooked all the food herself and prepared weeks in advance to make sure the engagement party was everything S & I wanted. 

We can't thank you enough! Love you MORE :)