Wow, 2 0 1 8, you were quite the year. Sometimes, I can’t believe everything that took place in just one year! Since I could write a book on all that happened, I tried to keep this post relatively short… So, here are a handful of the biggest life events that happened to me over the past 365 days…
-graduated from the best university (GO TIGERS!)
-officially became a nurse (passed my boards woohoo)
-began my dream job in the ICU
-started my blog – this was definitely one of the biggest leaps I took. I had been thinking about it for a longgg time before I finally went for it and knocked out building my website and shooting looks all in the same day! Looking back, I realize that I should have started sooner. It was only the worry of what others would think of me that held me back. For any of y’all out there on the edge of starting something new, I am here to tell you to just do it! Whether it be a new job, a new haircut, or a different style, I promise you will regret not taking that leap of faith!
-celebrated my bachelorette party in Nashville with my best girls!! Read about it all here
-married my best friend!!
-rented our very first apartment together!
-honeymooned at the most gorgeous island, St. Lucia
2018 – you exceeded my wildest dreams 2019 — I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us✨
Now onto outfit details — This faux fur coat is by far my best Amazon purchase to date! It is the coziest & snuggly jacket you will ever find for under $50 (!!!!) Also, these leggings are comparable to my lulu leggings & are on sale under $30 today!
From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank all of my followers for supporting me in this short little journey. I know I am just a small, small fish in the big blogger ocean, but without y’all reading my posts, commenting/liking on my Instagram posts, and supporting me by buying through my links, I wouldn’t even have a blog! so THANK YOU!
I have so many goals for the blog, my life, and my nursing career in 2019… But, I will save that for another blog post. I hope y’all have the best week!
By now, y’all probably all know how much I love Smile Brilliant, the company I use to whiten my teeth! They have the best customer service & their whitening actually works! See my blog post spilling all the details on their process here!
I have always struggled with my hair… it’s too thin, it has split ends, it gets oily, the list goes on and on. I’m sure you have a list of your hair’s problems, too! But, I’m also sure your list looks a little different than mine. Every girl’s hair is UNIQUE and different, so why should our hair care products all be the same? Formulate is a hair care line that allows you to create your OWN hair care products, specific to the needs of your hair. When I stumbled upon this company I was so amazed that you could literally customize your own shampoo and conditioner. I took a short quiz that described my hair, what my hair needs were, and what scent I preferred. Formulate then sent me my shampoo and conditioner based on the results.
This company is always sulfate, paraben and cruelty free. I have been using it for a few weeks and can already notice positive changes to my hair. I hope everyone has a great week + good luck on the giveaway!!!
A tiger win✔️ + good sales = the best weekend!! My free people tunic + jeans are on sale for less than $100 for both!! (use code FRIENDS at checkout) Happy Sunday friendss – have the best weeeek💜💜 You can instantly shop my looks by following me on the @liketoknow.it app! I’ve also linked tons of cute booties all under $40!
This tunic just screams fall! It is perfect for game days, date night, or worn casually with leggings. Shop my whole look here:
Both items are true to size; I’m wearing a size small in the top and a 27 in the jeans.
This past weekend, me and eight of my best friends took to Nashville to celebrate my last bash before the big day (59 days away!!!)
It was such an incredible time getting to relax, let loose, and enjoy each other’s company. Nashville is also the coolest place to do so!
I had never been to Nashville, so I was excited to see what all the hype was about. Let me tell you, it did not disappoint. It is such a gorgeous, lively, entertaining city! I will for sure be going back sometime soon!
We arrived in Nashville around noon on Friday. We went to lunch at Monell’s, a family style, southern food galore restaurant! They have multiple locations around Nashville. This was such a fun experience, getting to try food out of our comfort zone and being seated with random people! (Side note- one thing I will have to say is everyone we met in Nash was so nice!! From Uber drivers to random people on the street, we definitely met the best!) Unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures of my food because the restaurant is strict about no phones (phone DOES NOT eat first here!!)
The weather was slightly chilly and we took full advantage by breaking out our fall sweaters.
After that, we went to a little bar called “GOAT” that was within walking distance. Here, we toasted a few drinks while a few of the girls went back to the house to decorate and set up! We stayed in Germantown which was also a highlight of the trip! We had a view of the Nashville skyline and were only a $7 Uber away from Broadway (aka where all the bars are!)
Now here comes the fun! We get to the house and are blown away by the beauty and glitz of it. If you know me, you know I am definitely boujee to the max! The house did not disappoint. Here are a few pictures I snapped:
My maid of honor/sister, Kirsten, went above and beyond with the decorations and personalization. We each had a cute bendy straw with our name on it, as well as personalized tattoos and koozies for the weekend.
I had a different sash for every night, as well as a tiara! #goals
After drinks, snacks, and games on the rooftop of our house we began getting ready for our night out. My friend Allie did my hair and I absolutely loved it!
The weather was up in the air all week on whether it would be hot or cold. So, when buying my outfit, I decided that a long-sleeved romper was the way to go. You can buy it here. The white booties I actually bought from Target clearance for $9 the day before!! Shop them here. I am glad they were such a steal because they are pretty much destroyed from our night out on Broadway 🙂
We had to rely on self-timer for group pictures… Here are all of my girlies looking gorgeous:
That night we went to dinner at a super fun and lively Mexican restaurant, Saint Anejo for dinner. The margaritas were amazing and STRONG!
After dinner, we hit Broadway, and unfortunately, that is where the pictures for Friday night end😂. Needless to say, it was an amazing time.
Saturday morning we woke up to an amazing brunch spread that Kirsten prepared. She got bagels and homemade cream cheese from Proper Bagel (AMAZING- highly recommend!!!) We relaxed and rejuvenated in the hot tub, in matching hats, with our mimosas and bloody Mary’s. My bikini top is from Target, on sale for only $16! Shop it here.
Next, we got ready, had a lingerie party, and hit Broadway for day two!
My purple flare pants were definitely the biggest hit of the weekend. I’ve linked a similar pair here.
This was probably my favorite afternoon, dancing along to live music, eating good food, and drinking too much at Nudies Honky Tonk, which is evidently the longest bar in Nashville! Another place we really wanted to go to but was closed for the day is Acme- good food, drinks, rooftop bar.
At 6:30 we headed to our pedal bike tour location. If you’ve never done a pedal bike tour you MUST put it on your bucket list. It is the most fun, singing, drinking, and pedaling your way through any city. Ours stopped at different bars along the route, and even a candy shop!
After the pedal bike tour we ended up at Hattie B’s, famous for her hot chicken. The pimento mac & cheese was also to die for!!!
This concludes Beks Nash Bash! I have to give a shoutout to my sister, Kirsten, for planning such a spectacular weekend and for all my friends for making me feel the most loved and celebrated! If you get the chance, go to Nashville!