Monday, July 25, 2016

Chic Summer Rompers


The romper has quickly become one of my favorite wardrobe staples for this season. They have the ease of a summer dress - the "throw on and go" style that I love. This romper from Jetset Diaries is majorly on trend. The plunging neckline and exposed back makes it perfect for the beach or even a sexy little date night outfit. I kept the accessories at a minimum but added a chic headband from Aaraa to pull the look together. This particular headband is very light and features blush and white beading. From faraway it almost looks like mini seashells- it's too cute!

Now's the time to grab a few new rompers for yourself, especially with the Nordstrom anniversary sale at it's peak! I've linked some favorites below. Click directly to shop.


Thursday, July 21, 2016

Southern Belle - The Cotton Dock

Outfit Details: Eliza J Lace Overlay Fit and Flare Dress, Aldo Heels (similar Steve Madden), Anthropologie Clutch & Hat

I am obsessed with figure-flattering dresses and lacey details. This little white fit and flare dress from Eliza J was worn on my trip to Boone Hall. I felt like a true Southern belle strolling through the grounds with Ava Moore Photography. I have honestly stocked up on so many little white dresses this season for my wedding, but I'm okay with it because there's no denying that LWD's are the ultimate summer essential. Am I right?

Unexpected details always win me over and Eliza J continues to kill it with their beautiful selection of dresses. You can find Eliza J's full collection at Nordstrom- p.s. they are just about to kick-off their annual anniversary sale. Now is a great time to browse their latest styles. For more inspiration scroll through some of my favorites below. Happy shopping!

Photography by Ava Moore Photography 
Hair by Mirror | Mirror in Charleston (she is so talented)


Monday, July 18, 2016

Gingham Print

Outfit Details: Adrianna Papell Gingham Fit and Flare Dress (c/o), Loeffler Randall Marmy Sandal, Rebecca Minkoff Saddle Bag, Urban Outfitters Sunglasses

It's back to reality for me and the hubs after 4 weeks of wedding celebrations, travel, honeymooning, and post-wedding celebrations. To say we are overwhelmed with love and happiness is an understatement. The past month of our lives has felt like a complete dream and I can't wait to share a few moments from our special day with you very soon. It has been so hard to transition back to the real world after the honeymoon and time away from social media. I honestly really enjoyed disconnecting from everything and just living in the moment. It's so important to soak in these once in a lifetime experiences. I'm feeling very refreshed and excited to begin the next chapter of my life as Mrs. Soave (it still feels so strange to say that!).

As you may have seen on Instagram and snapchat, Rob and I enjoyed two weeks of travel in Italy for our honeymoon. We made stops in Amalfi, Ravello, Tuscany, Florence, and Rome. I'm still missing the beautiful culture, food, and most of all quality time with Rob. Our lives can be so hectic back at home between work, events, weddings, and family/friend time. I truly cherished exploring with him and eating SO much delicious food. If you haven't been to Italy yet, I highly recommend you add it to your bucket list, especially the Amalfi Coast & Rome. These were my two favorite stops. They are both so charming and beautiful in their own ways. I snapped these pics on our way to Al Moro in Rome. The food is beyond words - if you visit please have the Spaghetti al moro. It is the most delicious pasta I've ever had in my whole life!

The majority of our time in Rome was spent sightseeing. I wish I could share all 1,200+ photos with you because the history of this city is unbelievable. It is extremely hot in Italy this time of year, but I felt perfectly fine exploring in this chic gingham fit and flare from Adrianna Papell. The shape is very flattering and it comes in petite, regular, and plus size.

I hope to be back to blogging more regularly now and can't wait to share more moments from our trip!


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