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Real Bride Peach: The Engagement Shoot

In just over one week, Jersey and I will be cheesing it up in front of our photographer for our engagement shoot. No need to remind us that it’s only been … oh, NINE months since we got engaged and we are just now getting this done. Trust me, we know. Our schedules have been impossible to coordinate, but at this point I’ll be happy if we can get a few prints in time to use for our thank you cards and our DIY guest book.  (More on those later!)

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So here I am, all twitterpated about finally getting some amazing professional shots of the two of us, when it hits me: What the hell am I gonna wear???

Um. You guys? Am I the only gal out there who cannot dress herself? In fact, I have an entire Pinterest board titled just that. But thank the heavens for my amazing friend, Bertie. Not only is her style swoon-worthy on a daily basis, but I swear she can sniff out an Internet steal-of-a-deal sale equally as well as our BAB lovely Christen (oh, you know, just this Unicorn Wrangler)!

Within a few hours of my cry for help, she returned with a few links for me. Before I knew it, I was clicking the big fat PURCHASE button on this gorgeous number below. Full price was $148.00, marked down to $88.80! (Go check it out at Nordstrom on Ivy and Blu at Nordstrom. You won’t be sorry.)


Ivy and Blue

When it arrived a few days later, I was nervous putting it on … pleasepleaseplease fit over my booty … but was ecstatic to find that it was amazingly flattering and the size was true. With it on, I feel like this lovely frock is a cobalt blue version of Marilyn Monroe’s iconic dress. Which is *exactly* how I want to feel for our shoot: glamorous, elegant, classic, with a hint of flirt.  For under $100, I’ll take it, plus did I mention it is SO comfortable?!?  I can easily wear this again for our rehearsal and rehearsal dinner, plus special occasions after the wedding.  Paired with either some nude cork wedges or patent nude pumps, I’m all set!

Then over dinner last week with Bertie, I confessed something I’ve not told anyone. Ready? I secretly want to own a dress in a killer, knock-your-socks-off shade of RED. Bold, glorious, rich … red.

The next day, wouldn’t you know it, Bertie shoots me a few more links. And then I’m buying this.


J. Crew Pleated Flare Dress

And with their 40% off sale going on, guess what? This darling was $28.00, marked down to $49.99, with an extra 40% off. Final price: just $29.99. YES, PLEASE!

The moral of the story, friends, is to be crafty. Seek the help of your style gurus who can find gems (and not just dresses — jewelry, paper goods and shoes too!) that will not hurt your BAB budget! Scour for sales. And be patient. Good quality finds are out there, if you are persistent … and don’t be afraid to ask for help.

I’ll be sure to share pictures after our shoot. I’m so excited!

Till next time,

Ten for the Weekend: Duds for Dudes, Awesome Flasks and Sales to Make You Squee!

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. 

Whew. I don’t know ’bout y’all, but it’s been a heck of a week. But, since it’s Ten for the Weekend time, that means the end is nigh and it’s time for a little retail therapy! This week, we’ve got gear for guys, personalized gifts, super cute home decor items and the tail end of a huge sale. Check it!

1. If your fella is getting married in a suit, consider purchasing rather than renting — it’s a good investment that may come in handy. Bonobos is having an up to 60% off summer sale until 8/3, which means a handsome number like this suit jacket goes from $325 to $195. Use code BIG30 at checkout.


Bonobos Foundation Grey Slim Suit Jacket


The Foundation Slim Suit Jacket

2. Kiyonna is turning 18 and wants to celebrate with you! For the entire month of August, knock 25% off your order with code BDAYSTYLE.

3. Giving engraved or monogrammed bridal party gifts is a sweet way to show them you care. Get 10% off for the entire month at A Gift Personalized, and get all your grooms dudes and brides babes some sweet swag.

A Gift Personalized Vintage Style Flask

And if anyone wants to get me this amazing flask, my 30th is just around the corner.

4. Man, I have such a thing for office supplies, especially when they’re fun, colorful and creativity-sparking. Memoji products cover alla dem criteria, and they’re having a 10% off sale for August when you use code GET10.

5. Still need to stock up on summer essentials? Boohoo has your back and will even skim a cool 25% off the top until 8/3 when you use code SUNFUN.

6. With fall lurking around the corner, it’s a good time to start thinking about fall wardrobe options.’s Back to School Sale makes it a little easier on your wallet by tossing in a 20% discount when you use APLUS until 8/22.

7. Taking on DIYing your wedding stationery?  Make sure you have enough ink and toner. Comp and Save will take 15% off orders of $70+ until 8/31 using code BTS15. 

8. It’s still happening, but not for long! Take advantage of the final weekend of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and score some designer duds for wicked cheap.

9. If your abode needs a little makeover, head over to ModCloth where select but awesome decor items are 20% off until 8/3.

The Terrific Terrarium Duvet Cover  has captured my attention for a while now. Might be a good time to dig in.

10. And what Ten for the Weekend would be complete without a LOFT sale? Until 8/10, get 50% off select full price styles at LOFT with code FIFTY.


Ten for the Weekend: Sales, Deals and Discounts for Everyone!

Happy Friday! There are some great deals all over the Internetz for you this weekend, but I found 10 awesome deals for this Ten for the Weekend. Check it!

1. I’m starting to think Ann Taylor has a thing for broke-asses, because their sales are the best. Until 7/27, get 60% off select full price styles.

Ann Taylor Faux Leather Trim Colorblock Dress

This hot little number is normally $149, but plummets to $59.60 at checkout.

2. If you or your dude are looking for some more laid back kicks for your big day, look no further: 6PM has PUMA, Converse, Supra and more street sneaks for up to 70% off until 7/27.

3. Summer’s still here! Paper Source is knocking 30% off select summer products while supplies last!

Paper Source Ice Pop Glasses - Set of 4

These are adorable and I would drink out of them in the dead of winter just to remind myself of summer. So there.

4. How about a little date night fun? Get an extra 10% off Local Culture Deals from Groupon with code FUN10 through 7/27. In the Dallas-Fort Worth area, this includes the Dr Pepper Museum, Ghost Tours and WINE. What does your area offer?

5. TODAY ONLY: Old Navy is gonna give your wardrobe a welcome (and cheap!) boost with 25% off regular-price styles + 15% off sale styles online only. Use code ONSAVENOW. 

6. Heeeyyy crafty ladies! Get all your DIY goodness set with Craftsy’s Summer Supplies Clearance: Save up to 75% on yarn, fabric and project kits until 7/28.

7. Got designer taste but a broke-ass budget? Well you’re here, so duh. Bluefly is having clearance sale of up to 75% off until 7/27.

8. In need of shapewear? Hourglass Angel is knocking 10% off AMIA shapewear until 7/31 with code AM10.

9. Feel the need to whisk away for a vaca? Expedia has daily deals up to 50% off.

10. And even more shoes! Nine West is knocking 30% off with savings up to 60% until 7/29.

Ten for the Weekend: Kicks, Swimsuits and Wedding Gowns at Killer Prices!

Happy Friday, BABs! Summer’s in session and it’s a great time to be a BAB with all these killer deals! From hot kicks to cool swimwear and much more, there’s a heap of amazing deals in this week’s Ten for the Weekend!

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Wanna give a badass boost to your bridal look? is having a London Trash sale: Knock 50% off with code LT50.

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These London Trash “Cynthia” shoes would be a perfect “something blue” under your gown!

Still need baubles for the big day? Head over to Gloss Jewelry and get 40% off + free shipping on your order using code FREEDOM40.

If your wedding venue still needs a little extra oomph (chair covers? candle holders? crystal beaded curtains for a photobooth backdrop?), then get thee to Event Decor Direct, and save 5% with code DECOR5.

Summer = swimming, and what better way to get your toes wet than in a hot new designer suit? Bluefly is having a 2-day swim sale with up to 50% off some of the hottest names in the biz. Ends 7/13.

Wedding invitations can be so pricey, so it’s always super rad to get a deal on them. Our homies at Wedding Paper Divas are skimming a mean 20% off invites and reception stationery with code SUITEJULY20 through 7/15.

Gold confetti AND black-and-white stripes? Count me in. Perfectly Lovely design, starting at $1.89 each.

So Ann Taylor has been having some awesome sales, but this one is KILLER: It includes wedding gowns! Knock 40% off your entire purchase at Ann Taylor with code FASHION40 until  7/14.

The warm weather is the perfect excuse to show off that pretty pedi! If you sign up for a Julep Maven subscription, you can get The Summer Nights Welcome Box for a limited time! Use code SIZZLE to get your own Summer Nights Welcome Box for FREE — you just pay $2.99 for shipping — when you sign up.

Need to get those pretty little underthings for your honeymoon? Journelle’s Semi-Annual Sale is going on and you can take 30% to 70% off select sale items through 7/27.

Rockin’ workout gear makes getting your sweat on so much more awesome. Double-down on the rad with Athleta’s Semi-Annual sale and save up to 60%.

Need some kind of personalized anything? Zazzle’s the place to go! And right now you can save 10% off your order with code TENOFFFORYOU. Ends 7/12.

Ten for the Weekend: Bursting with Deals on Home and Fashion!

I asked, you answered and here you go! I put out a Facebook call the other day to see which deal categories would get you stoked on this Fourth of July Ten for the Weekend, and home decor was the answer! So I found a nice balance between home and fashion, so both you and your abode can look like your hottest selves without breaking the bank! From Piperlime to Target to Poppin and more, these deals are bursting with as much awesome as tonight’s firework displays!

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1. Who doesn’t love a good sale? Even better when it’s J. Crew and you can knock an extra 40% off final sale items. Use code SHOPMORE at checkout.

j. crew crystalline gown

The Crystalline Gown rings in at juuuuust under $1500!

2. Does your living room need a little boost? Save an extra 20% off furniture — but hurry, sale ends tomorrow (7/5) while shopping at Target!

3. Girl, get on with your #GirlBoss self! Nasty Gal is rockin’ a rare sale — up to 80% off sale items with the All 4th You sale!

4. Summer might be hot, but Design Within Reach has their Cool Offers sale going on! Awesome items from furniture to linens are up for grabs at up to 30% off!

5. Piperlime is getting in on the action, too! Take an extra 20% off sale items until 7/13 using SUMMER20 at checkout!

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I would rock the hell out of this Sanctuary Stripe Molly Shift Dress, $59.97 before discount.

6. Looking for fun, cool and useful ways to display your wedding or engagement photos? Then get thee on over to Shutterfly where you can save 20% on home decor until 7/9 with code GIFTS20!

7. Add a little extra pop to your space! Poppin is adding a 25% discount to select products this weekend when you use code GOFOURTH.

8. Need some new pots and pans but hate shelling out the big bucks? Lucky you! Score 20% off Williams-Sonoma Cookware until 7/6.

9. is in the business of making your feet look as good as the rest of you! And they’re going to save you 35% this weekend when you use the code SPARKLER.

10. Give your bedroom a little makeover and snag some hot new designer linens from during their July 4th Sale! Take 25% off your purchase with USA25 through 7/8.

Happy shopping, BABs! And have a great weekend!

Ten for the Weekend: Hot Deals on Baubles, Boots and Bustiers!

And here we are again! On the precipice of a weekend, one that for myself, I hope includes swimming and mimosas. At the same time would be pretty awesome, but I’ll take ‘em however I get ‘em! For you, darling Broke-Asses, I hope it’s filled with frugal shopping with these great deals, wedding goodness and time with your best homies! Oh! And if you’re getting married this weekend, don’t forget to tag a pic or two with #BABRealWedding so we can share on Instagram!

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1. WildHeart Paper, who hosted a giveaway on the blog last week, is offering 10% off orders of 50 or more invitations + RSVP cards when you like her Facebook page and message her through her Etsy shop. Just mention you saw it on BAB!

2. Make sure you and your ladies are covered and secure! Hourglass Angel is knocking 25% off your purchase when you order body enhancing shapewear for your whole bridal party (4 or more) through 7/1.

Blushing Bride Romantic Underwire Bustier by Jezebel 30533

3. American Bridal’s summer flash sale is a perfect time to stock up on those little wedding extras! Save up to 85% on items from tote bags to fans to parasols.

4. If you’re DIYing the food for your wedding day, then pay attention: Mission Restaurant Supply is gonna save $10 off orders of $75+ with promo code 10OFF75 until 09/30.

5. Need to add a dose of hipster to your wardrobe or just need some cute ‘n’ kitschy things for yoru abode? Enjoy up to 70% off at during the Summer’s Last Sale! Plus, free shipping on all orders over $50! 

Rachel Caldwell Unicore Art Print

Guys, I need this Rachel Caldwell “Unicore” print. NEED, I say.

6. Judi Painted It, who is hosting this week’s giveaway on the blog, wants to give BABs a little extra boost: Knock 15% off your order from her Etsy shop when you use the code BAB15.

7. If you’re like our Real Bride Tiffany and still wavering on jewels, now’s a good time to stock up so you can try to make up your mind! Get 50%-80% Off hundreds of styles at the Summer Sale at BaubleBar, and get yourself all set with bling!

8. One of my favorite dresses ever is from Shabby Apple, and I wish I could stock my whole damn wardrobe with their cute garb. For those that feel the same way, you can now save $10 and receive free expedited shipping on orders of $160 or more! Use code HJQ143 now. Hurry, ends 7/4/14.

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I mean, how cute is this dress for a rehearsal dinner?

9. Oh, Frye, why you gotta be so pricey? I’ve literally worn my Frye boots to death, but refuse to give up on them. So it’s a super score that is skimming up to 60% off Frye products!

10. A treat to start your weekend right: Until midnight tonight (6/27), get 50% off everything at LOFT with code FIFTY. Missed out? Try 50% off your entire with code BIG50 at Ann Taylor until 6/30!

Happy shopping, Broke-Asses!

Ten for the Weekend: Nail Polish, Groupon and a Silly Amount of Clothing Discounts!


It’s that time again, dolls! I’ve scoured the far reaches of the Interwebz for deals and discounts to help you shop a little easier this weekend. Me? Oh, I’m going to relax with some watermelon juice and hopefully a pool. xoxo!Screen Shot 2014-03-21 at 2.58.16 PM

I don’t know about you, but having fancy stationery always makes me want to actually want to send letters so I can show it off. Paper Source is having a 20% off deal on personalized stationery until 6/2.

Classes at your local yoga joint running a little spendy? Get an extra 15% off on 1 Local Health & Fitness Deal on Groupon using FIT15 through 6/1.

Summer nail polishes are essential to add oomph to any outfit. Now, when you sign up for a Julep Maven subscription, score the Limited Edition Summer Brights Welcome Box – 3 bright nail colors, a lip gloss and kajal eyeliner FREE ( just pay the $2.99 shipping).

Limited Edition Summer Brights Welcome Box

Baby showers, Father’s Day, graduation … all are great opportunities to give goofy gifts. Spencer’s Gifts is having a Buy One, Get One 50% off sale on tees, hats, baby items, wallets, belts and buckles through 6/15, so it’s a great time to stock up!

If there’s one thing I could always use more of, it’s stuff to help me get organized and clutter free in my casa. One Kings Lane has some super stylish solutions, from end tables to baskets, at as much as 50% off.

Getting your summer wardrobe set for all the weddings and parties can add up fast. has some super cute styles, and now they have a 25% off discount when you use TREATME through 6/1.

Where my curvy girls at? Spend $150 or more at Kiyonna and save 20% with code SPRING20 through 6/20.
Stylish Plus Size Dresses & Separates
What’s better than a J. Crew sale? Not a whole lot. Right now, get 20% off spring sale styles and an extra 50% off final sale styles in stores and online with code SWEET.

Got your pretty little unmentionables for your honeymoon? Save 20% at Journelle’s Annual Friends & Family Sale! Use code: FNF2014 through 5/31.

Fancy clothes at sale prices? Done and done! Banana Republic is having a 35% off sale online only through 6/1. Use BRTHIRTY5 at checkout.

 Happy shopping, BABs!

Ten for the Weekend: Sleeveless Dresses, At-Home Hair Color and So Many More Bargains!

It’s finally May! And that means wedding season is getting under way, Mother’s Day is around the corner and patio-drinking season is in full swing! For your happy weekend shopping, I’ve got a truly intergalactic coupon, cute sleeveless dresses, more Flirty Aprons and one seriously great deal on at-home hair color! Enjoy! xoxo

1. In conjunction with this morning’s Five for Friday and the upcoming Star Wars Day (Sunday) here’s a 1 Day Only 10% Off deal on Star Wars at, Use code STARWARS10 at checkout! Good only on May the Fourth (be with you).

2. Summer is totes sleeveless season, and there are few things greater than a gorgeous new dress for next to nothing. SheInside already has killer bargains on super sweet frocks, but they’re also knocking 10% off sleeveless dresses during the month of May when you use MAYSLEEVELESS.

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3. Does your mom have a flair for the vintage? Shop Unique Vintage’s Mother’s Day collection and get 10% off a nifty retro gift for her! Use FORMOM at checkout until 5/11.

4. You guys loved the fun stuff Flirty Aprons has to offer last week, and they’re back with an even better deal this week! Knock a whopping 60% off your order for two days only (ends 5/3) with code FLIRTY60

5. If you drool over design, but are dumbfounded by the prices, then breathe a little easier with Design within Reach’s 15% off bargain for Stua items. There are some sleek coffee tables that would be rockin’ in any apartment!

6. I love me some Invitations by Dawn (I used them in my first wedding), so I’d be totes remiss if I didn’t share their 25% off Wedding Invitations deal going on from 5/3-5/6. GUYS, this is HUGE if you’ve been waiting until the last-minute for your invites!

7. If both you and your mama are fans of scarves, then’s Buy One Get One sale through May 11 is perf!

8. I don’t know about you, but I love new jammies. And summer months call for a cute boxer set, duh! Right now, get 5% off any size order at when you use SAVE5 at checkout. Expires 5/31.

Bedhead Paparazzi Stretch Shorty Pajama

How cute are these? I don’t think I’d ever get dressed!

9. If your mama is a bling-lovin’ gal, then get yourself over to Angara where you not only can scoop a nice 15% off your order with code EMOM15, but you also get free garnet studs ($150 value) and a free garnet pendant ($100 value).

10. You guys remember when I died my hair in the name of work? Well, now’s the time for you to try Madison Reed, too, because they’re gonna hook you up with 20% off your first order plus give you some free shipping. For realz. So if you’ve been curious but haven’t bitten the bullet yet, go back, read the review, then take advantage of this deal! Just enter code POPCOLOR when you’re checking out.

Which deal gets you all revved up? Happy weekend, darlings!

Ten for the Weekend: Flirty Aprons, Hot Heels and deals galore!

Deals, deals, deals! My inbox has been brimming with discounts, and now that the weekend is upon us, I finally get to share them with you! So many places are getting into the swing of the season and springing (heh, see what I did there?) deals on you left and right! From home wares to fashionz to paper goods, there’s pretty much something for everyone!

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1. Summer will be here before you know it, so stock up on essentials with the Dive Into Summer Sale from ModCloth! Get 20% off select swimwear, cover ups, summer dresses, and sandals. If you’re ready for sun right now, then you can get free express shipping on orders of $125 or more – just use code EXPRESS at checkout.

Flirty Aprons Women's Original Nautical Navy

2. I love cooking with my apron on (proof) because it’s adorable and saves my clothes. And you can totes score one for über cheap, since Flirty Aprons is having a freakin’ fantastic sale – 50% off EVERYTHING + free shipping through Monday with code MOTHER50. (I’ve had my eye on that blue striped one for ages.)

3. Looking to spruce up your dining area a bit? One Kings Lane is having a blowout sale — up to 80% off! — on tabletop items until TOMORROW (4/26). Also, check out the furniture and rug sales! But hurry!

4. You saw my post on purple shoes this morning, right? Well, if you loved any of ‘em, then get your booty over to and enter SWEEP20 at checkout to knock 20% off your order!

5. Warmer weather always makes me want to give my wardrobe a little makeover, and few things make me happier than saving some skrilla when doing so. Rachel Pally has some gorgeous pieces, and they’re up to 50% off this weekend, with free shipping!

6. C. Wonder has quickly become one of my favorite places to shop for pretty much anything. So, naturally, the 30% off Friends and Family event has me super stoked. How cute is this pouch???

Screen Shot 2014-04-25 at 1.36.39 PM7. You know you’ll be writing a buttload of thank-you cards throughout the wedding planning process and post-wedding, so why not get your hands on some great paper goods? Paper Source has some gorgeous personalized stationery, and they want you to save 20% on yours!

8. How about some new spring bling? BaubleBar is having a gargantuan spring cleaning sale, with 50%-90% off over 100 styles. And with prices starting at $10, you can finally get that hot statement necklace you’ve been eyeing.

9. Y’all, I got one word for you: Target. Ya heard? The retailer of my dreams, and my wallet’s nightmares, is having a huge home sale, with great deals on all sorts of stuff for your casa. Head on over and check it out!

10. Do you have a favorite pic from your engagement shoot, but aren’t sure how to display it? can help you out with that, and they’re having a 50% off Mother’s Day sale on MyPhotos products. Use code 50MOM14 at checkout!

Which of these deals gets you stoked for weekend shopping? Enjoy it out there, BABs!