lovely lace

May 30, 2016








My Outfit Details: TOP White Lace Blouse // SHORTS Cuffed Denim Shorts (only $15!) // NECKLACE Tassel Necklace // SHOES Jeffrey Campbell Lace-Up Wedges (also available here!) // PURSE Reversible Green Tote // EARRINGS Pearl Studs (similar linked, mine are a family heirloom) // BRACELETS Alex & Ani Heart BangleAlex & Ani Initial ('J') Bracelet // SUNGLASSES Pink Ray-Ban Aviators 

There are lemons printed on this white lace shirt. Obsessed? You bet I am. I absolutely love the classy mock neckline that his stunning blouse has. It can take you from Sunday brunch to afternoon interviews. I decided to pair it with these amazing $15 shorts. They're amazing quality for the price point that they are currently sitting at. 

Also, I'm quite embarrassed in regards to my posting schedule last week. If you picked up on it, you may have seen that I posted my "Wedding Wednesday" post on Thursday {And you may have caught my apologize on snapchat, @teacupofstyle} I swear, I must have been in "la la land" last week. Let's just say, even though my wedding is a year away, I am quite overwhelmed with how much that has to be done in the 365-ish days that I have. Therefore, there have been a lot of late nights lately. But, as I have heard from a lot of my other bride-to-be friends, the beginning is always the most daunting part. As are most things. 

Thanks for reading :) I love and appreciate all of you!! Here's to a fresh and new week! 

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wedding wednesday: venue hunting

May 26, 2016








My Outfit Details: DRESS Black Swing Dress (old, similar one from the same retailer linked)  // SHOES Steve Madden 'Darcie' Ankle Strap Sandal (also available here!) // PURSE Kate Spade Crossbody Purse (similar linked) // NECKLACE Kendra Scott 'Kelsie' Necklace // BRACELET Tiffany & Co. Charm Bracelet // EARRINGS Pearl Studs // SUNGLASSES Tiffany & Co. Blue Aviator Sunnies 

Wedding planning is no joke, my friends. I give props to the people that plan a wedding in six months or less. Holy cow, you are literally superhero's if you can do that. When we my fiancĂ© and I first started talking about getting married, we knew that we would have a long engagement. So as of today, I have about one year and one week until our official "I Do!" day-- since I'm too lazy to do the exact math for yah, our date is set on June 3rd, 2017! 

It is literally taking forever to find a venue. And can someone please tell me why it costs $3 per person to cut a piece of cake?! Let me example the ridiculousness: so if you have 200 people at your wedding, you are paying $600 to cut the cake. 

Despite my complaining, I truly am having such a wonderful time adventuring around wedding planning with the love of my life. For this post, I thought it would be fun to take you to one of the places we visited to scout out a possible venue location: the La Arboretum. Honestly, the location is beautiful, but my favorite part are the roaming peacocks. They are literally e.v.e.r.y.w.h.e.r.e. 

I hope you enjoyed today's wedding post! I definitely want to take you guys along in this journey!
We are definitely still in the process of hunting for a venue. We want to see a lot of options before we make the final decision :)

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With Love,

instagram recap

May 23, 2016

I'm sorry today's post is going up a little later than normal! But, better late than never :) It's time for another Instagram recap! If you are not currently following me on Instagram, you can do so at @teacupofstyle. As always, I linked up all of the available items and linked up some similar items for the pieces that were  sold out. 

Happy Monday! 

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This dress was perfect for my college graduation! It could also be super cute for summer wedding attire. 


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These sandals  have been on my feet pretty much 24/7 since I purchased them. They're beyond comfortable and have the cutest fringe detail!  

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Again, these shoes. Obsessed. 

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I'm still stuck on the lace-up ballet flat trend!

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I own this tank in two colors, and I wear both at least once a week! 

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A skirt and comfy t-shirt is definitely my "go-to" look. 

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These denim shorts are currently on sale for only $15! 

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With Love,

rust colored dress

May 20, 2016









 My Outfit Details: DRESS T-Shirt Dress (under $20 & comes in black too!) // SHOES Jeffrey Campbell Lace-Up Wedges (more sizes available here too!) // EARRINGS Pearl Studs (similar linked, mine are a heirloom) // NECKLACE Blue Statement Necklace (old, similar linked) // WATCH Michele Watch // SUNGLASSES Cat-Eye Sunnies ($12!) 

After many many many trial and errors, I finally was able to do a decent looking crown-braid. I'm still no professional, but I was super proud of my improved dutch braiding skills. Woot Woot!

In other news, this is one of the comfiest t-shirt dresses I have ever worn. And that's saying a lot, since I am a t-shirt dress fanatic. Also, is sitting pretty at under $20! If you're not into the rust orange color, it also comes in a LBD {little black dress} version.

Have a lovely weekend! And I appreciate each and every one of you so much!

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yellow pom-pom shorts

May 18, 2016









 My Outfit Details: SHIRT Black Cold Shoulder Tee (old, very similar linked) // SHORTS Yellow Pom-Pom Shorts (also available in coral) // SHOES Steve Madden 'Darcie' Sandals // PURSE Black Free People Tote (reversible!) // Necklace Silver Bar Necklace // WATCH Michele Watch // BRACELETS Alex & Ani Anchor BraceletAlex & Ani Birthstone BraceletAlex & Ani Heart BraceletAlex & Ani Initial Bracelet (I love wearing all of these together!) 


I am ecstatic that Target decided to bring these amazing yellow pom-pom shorts back again this season! You should have seen me jumping for joy when I saw them on my latest Target run! People, these are the most comfortable shorts. They literally feel like PJ's. Yellow isn't your color? Don't fret because they also come in a super fun coral color as well!

Also, I got these black sandals about a week ago. I've worn them EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. since. (#notjoking #notexaggerating). They're so comfortable, and that's partially what sold me on them! Since I will be teaching soon, I am stocking up on comfy, but dressy, shoes! Plus, they have fringe detailing. How could I say no?!


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graduation & life update

May 16, 2016

I do not want to bore you with an annoying long graduation post, but I did want to share a handful of my favorite photos from the day. I also wanted to use this post as a "mini" life update as to what my life will look like now that I am a college graduate! 

P.S. My graduation outfit is linked after the last picture! Also, my floral and gingham printed dress is 60% off right now! 

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This picture was taken before my school's baccalaureate. Baccalaureate happens the night before graduation. 

This was our class verse!


I get to marry the cutie next to me ;) 

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Now here are the photos from the actual Saturday graduation! Below is a picture of my love walking across the stage. He graduated with a degree in Economics & Business!

Here I am walking across the stage! I graduated with a degree in Liberal Studies (education) with a minor in English. 

Family & Grandparents 

Family :) 

My Graduation Outfit: DRESS Floral & Gingham Dress (60% off!) // SHOES Jeffrey Campbell Wedges


Graduation was a bittersweet moment for me. For those of you who don't know, I attended Westmont College. Westmont is a very small private Christian college tucked away in the beautiful Santa Barbara mountains. I am so thankful and blessed that I was able to attend such an amazing school for four-years. It was truly a dream. I am thankful for the friends I met, for the memories gained, and for the ability to grow both in my faith and in school simultaneously.

Needless to say, I am still really excited for what the future holds. This fall I will be attending a teaching credential program. I am so close to finally fulfilling my lifelong dream of being an elementary school teacher! Also, I will be getting married next summer. My heart bursts with excitement knowing that I get to spend the rest of my life with the man of my dreams. As you can see, I have some exciting things coming up. Ultimately, I am beyond thankful for the person I have become as a result of my college experience . . .  but, I am also stoked to see where the future takes me. I'm excited to keep showing you pieces of my journey along the way on The Teacup of Style.  Thanks for following along :)

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