Thursday, June 16, 2016

I Can't Keep Calm...I'm Getting Married!

Photos by Love & Light Photographs

The time has finally come to marry my best friend, the love of my life!!! It's been such a crazy journey and it all feels so surreal. In this moment I feel excited and overwhelmed with joy. I will likely be a puddle on the ground when I see Rob for the first time. 

I will be taking a small break from blogging to enjoy these last fleeting moments leading up to my wedding day, but I will be back as a *MRS* very, very soon. In the meantime you can read up on my planning process over on Style Me Pretty: Engagement, How I Asked My Bridesmaids, Holiday Engagement Inspiration, The Making Of My Dress, Wedding Planning, My Bridal Shower

Don't forget to follow along on Instagram & Snapchat {@jgalfo}. I'll be posting there until I return to the blog. 

Thank you for all the love and support <3. 

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Wild Heart Lace Crop Top Set

It all started with these floral pumps from Macy's Backstage...I was browsing for a fun Bachelorette outfit a few months ago and to my surprise, had such a hard time finding an outfit to suit the evening. I wanted something that felt fun & flirty, but I didn't want to wear the typical "for love and lemons" dress that is ever-so-popular. When I received these floral heels I immediately knew it would set the tone for the rest of my outfit. I wanted to show a little skin and so when I stumbled upon this gorgeous lace crop & skirt from Tobi I knew it would be the perfect combo for the evening. 

This crop set featured just the right amount of feminine details + funk, which is exactly what I was looking for. I was able to dance the night away with my best friends and I felt so comfortable in it.

If you are on the hunt for a special outfit for your next night out check out some favorites below from Tobi. Happy shopping!


Monday, June 6, 2016

Summery Floral Ball Skirt

Summer is upon us and with that comes special events, cocktail parties, and weddings. There's always lots of fun activities that fill up our schedules for day and night. These events can creep up quickly so it's important to have a few go-to formal pieces in your closet. For this outfit, I wanted to highlight the versatility of an elegant skirt and off-the-shoulder top. This floral ball gown skirt by Eliza J can be completely dressed up with a romantic top, accessories, and heels. Just add a touch of lipstick and you're ready for your next black-tie wedding or formal event. I personally love pinky-neutral lipstick shades for summer and I just discovered the Creme Luxe collection from BH Cosmetics. The color I'm wearing is called "Tea-Time" and I love how soft it leaves my lips.

Looking for something more casual? Just pair this skirt with sandals and a plain white tee and done! Shop more special event styles below. Hope you have a great week!

Venue: Asbury Park Convention Hall

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Tobi Skater Dress

I'm finally sharing a few pictures from my trip to Charleston last month! On our first day in town we took a tour of Boone Hall Plantation, one of the oldest working, living plantations. They currently produce strawberries, tomatoes, pumpkins, and many other fruits and vegetables. The plantation was founded in 1681and spans 738 acres. The property is incredibly beautiful and I can't wait to share all the special moments Ava Moore Photography captured. Stay tuned :).

This simple white skater dress from Tobi was perfect for exploring the plantation. For this outfit, I wanted to let the t-back details do all the talking so I kept the jewelry at a minimum. There's something so chic and elevated about a minimalistic all white look, and nothing screams summer more than beautiful cutouts that show off a tan!

If you're on the hunt for stand-out summer pieces for your wardrobe check out some favorites from Tobi below. New customers get 50% off their first order. Happy shopping!


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Aisle Style: Garden-Inspired Bridal Shower

There are truly no words to describe the love I felt on my bridal shower day from all of my family and friends. As you probably noticed from scrolling through this post, my sister, mother, bridesmaids, and future mother-in-law put so much hard work into making this day super special. Today, I am sharing all the juicy details over on Style Me Pretty. You'll need to head over to SMP to read every untold moment, but make sure you scroll through all the images above- I reserved a few exclusively for DBJ readers. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to share this extremely personal journey with you. I love reading all your messages, comments, and emails. I truly appreciate all the love and support.

To say I was overwhelmed on my shower day is an understatement. I still can't get over all the gorgeous details. From the flower bar, to the custom flower crown station, to the floral photo booth, my eyes didn't know where to settle first. I am so grateful for all my family and friends who traveled near and far to spend the day with me. It's really such a treat to have all the women you love in one room. To read about every little detail from this special day, click here. 

Huge thank you to the following individuals/vendors for making this day beautiful! 

Florals: Angela of Floriography Designs
Stationary & Signage: Sugar & Grace Creative
The Fashion: Dress by Allen Schwartz, Marchesa Clutch via Rent The Runway (click the photo below to shop it), LC Lauren Conrad Heels, Earrings from Aaraa Accessories
Perfume: Floris London
Hair: Michelle from Up and Out & Makeup by Jessica Napoletano
Pre-bridal shower glow: EC Beauty Studio

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