My True Feelings About Valentine’s Day

Coat: T.J. Maxx similar here ~ Dress: T.J. Maxx similar here ~ Shoes: Old Similar here

With Valentine’s Day slowly creeping up on us. I thought today would be a great day to tell you all about my crazy feelings about Valentine’s Day. Hold on tight because it’s a bumpy ride. First, I really want to care, honestly, I do, but I just don’t think I am a fan. I think a lot of people assume that because I’m married (and we are happy) I should care a lot about this “holiday.” The expectations I put on myself and Frank takes all the fun out of it and I all I really want to do is just hang out and relax.

After thinking about it, when I was single I would watch all my friends getting dressed up to go out on dates, only for me to stay home and just hang out by myself on Valentine’s Day. Of course, I was so dramatic about it. I would lay in my bed with all the light out as if I was in mourning. If that were today, I would have made a fun evening out of it, got some amazing take out and put on my favorite movie and have a good time alone or with other singles.

After a while, I was in a relationship and I thought to myself, you know what I think I should care about Valentine’s Day. So I would do all the fun things like find a new outfit, look up really fancy restaurants that had the perfect ambiance. Only to be let down every time, because I had unrealistic expectations. My husband (then boyfriend) is a cheeseburger and fries type of guy. For me to expect something else and for it to be amazing is unrealistic. He would have to stretch himself so far out of his comfort zone for something that isn’t that serious. Don’g get me wrong he tries, but when you have the type of expectations I have, failure is ineveitable.

Moving on today, we celebrate but in a way that works for us. One of my new year’s resolutions was to remove my expectations for things that really don’t matter. If Frank and I want to sit back and relax, watch a movie at home with Chinese food on Valentine’s Day, we can, and no one should tell us that we should be going out if that is not what brings us joy.

Moral of the story, be you and enjoy yourself. If you like to make a big deal out of Valentine’s Day DO IT and have fun with it. I do enjoy sending out cards to my friends and family, telling them how much I love them. I promise I am not a Valentine’s Day Grinch 🙂 Keep an eye out on the blog because you will be seeing a few posts coming up for inspiration.

*I styled this look in the summer, check it out here.

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Easter Sunday Outfit Ideas

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Easter is one of my favorite holidays, I start planning what I am going to wear pretty early, truthfully it very rarely works out because it is still to cold outside for a nice spring dress. As we all know Easter is not about what we wear but, for us to remember what our Lord did for us to have eternal life. Before getting to preachy- do you get dressed up and go to church or do you hang out with family and friends in a casual setting?

Today, I rounded up a few dresses I’ve shared in past post. If you are looking for inspiration on what to wear for Easter, these would be great look for Easter Sunday.

It’s Holiday Season!

We are smack in the middle of the holiday season, with Thanksgiving being just around the corner, next week to be exact. I realized that some people are starting to attend  holiday parties around this time of year. With that being said, it only makes sense to go out and start looking for something to wear. I have the solution for you… RENT THE RUNWAY, have you ever tried it? It’s amazing!!!

If you get all dressed up and have an amazing formal dinner for Thanksgiving. You can look fabulous all Thanksgiving weekend! Rent 3 items for the cost of 1! Available for delivery dates: November 22 – 26  (use code THANKS3FOR1). If you are like me and don’t get all dressed up for Thanksgiving, you can also rent casual outfits and accessories, if you are only looking for one item and this is your first time, you can get 20% off First Order from Rent the Runway, how exciting is that!!!

Here are a few of my favorites from the site, one of which I am going to see if I can rent this weekend, I have something very special coming up soon 🙂

Red V-neck Dress |Navy Jumpsuit |Plum Dress |Sequins Skirt |Navy Pencil Dress

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WEDDING VIDEO!!!!!!!

Today I am sharing with you all, our wedding video. I went back and fourth for about a week trying to decided if I was going to post it. I thought it was silly not to after a while. We spent countless Wedding Wednesdays together planning my wedding. I shared so many details with you all, so why not the finishing touch?

Here is it, I hope you all enjoy it. 🙂

xx

Jazmin Mac

5 Days!!!

MY HAIR DRESSER CANCELLED ON ME!


No shade, but this picture was taken of me last week and I don’t want this style for my wedding.

So, I had my hair dresser booked for about 2 or 3 months now. When it was time to confirm, her response was “Oh, I can’t do it.” WHAT, what do you mean you can’t do it. The wedding is a week away! I had to take a deep breath, stretch, do a few backflips and summersaults, then go into crisis mode!

Originally, the plan was to have my hair dresser here in DC come to the hotel and do my hair. Early on in the planning my stylist told me she would not be able to travel to me and it would be best if I came to her. Unfortunately, I will not be able to travel to her because she is to far from the hotel and I will be pressed for time and I don’t want to stress. The only other option was to get my hair done on Thursday afternoon, and try to make it last until Saturday, and it may rain. My amazing maid of honor is currently woking on getting me an appointment with her hair stylist. My fingers are crossed hoping I can get an appointment on Saturday morning. Pray for me!

Life Lesson- Always have a backup scheduled, just in case because you never know what is going to happen.

Bachelorette Party in Miami

Happy Wedding Wednesday Everyone!!!!

Last weakend me and a few of my Maids went and celebrated my last few days as a single woman in Miami. We had so so so much fun! It was surprise after surprise. First when we got there Nikki ordered car service to get us to the hotel! Is it okay for me to admit that I love stuff like that! It just makes me feel so fancy! 

When we got to the hotel, which was very nice, Nikki came up with this “story” saying she had to go to the bathroom and needed her privacy. I thought that was odd because we lived together for about 7 years, but to eaches own. So me and the other girls went and waited by the pool. After an amazing night out, I come back to the hotel to see it decorated, my mouth dropped!! It was so special! 

Just a moment in the weather, it was amazing! 

Over all me and my favorite girlfriends had such an amazing time… Fun, laughter, and food. I hope you enjoy the pictures posted below.  

                   

 
xx

Jazmin

Blogmas Day 8: Party Dresses

Party season is here! Recently I was on the Nordstrom website and came across these cute outfits for all the parties that I will tell you I am going to, to make me seem cool! So… if a party comes up, I will definitely be choosing one of these lovely dresses. Party Dresses
xx
Jazmin