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10 Things to Do As Soon As You Get Engaged

Engagement season is about to be in full swing and lucky ladies everywhere will be showing off their shiny
new rock! This new life changing experience is only the start of what your
engagement  has to offer. Here are a few things that are on the “TO DO’                                      
list once he ‘puts a RING on it’!










1. Get a manicure! Your hand is about to be the main focus of hundreds of
photos and you don’t want to embarrass yourself with un kept nails. Zip into
your favorite salon and start soaking those fingers!

2. Set a Budget! Have a nice, sit down, chat at home, with whomever is
supporting your wedding- it could be you, your fiancé, his parents or yours.

A private family gathering is essential in the early stages so that everyone is
on the same path. The conversation may be awkward, but it needs to be addressed
before anything becomes planned.

3. Insure your ring! If your Love hasn’t done this already, make sure it is done immediately. The jeweler (where it was purchased) should have suggestions about certified insurers. Make sure you get an appraisal slip from your jewelerso the absolute replacement value can be determined.

4. Sign up for Sale Alerts! Your wedding dress is going to be a major purchase, but your accessories don’t need to be. Many
designers have major sales and throughout the year. Check out their sites and sign up.

5. Sign up for Pinterest!  Pinterest is the motherland of inspiration! You will be on this site for hours & gather so
many ideas! Majority of the ideas have step by step directions on how to create
the masterpieces. You will want to save (or pin) all of your favorites, from
your dress, to the cake, to favors, and creative keepsakes.

6. Talk $$$ with your Fiancée! Money is always an uncomfortable topic, but it needs to be done, so put on your big girl pants and
do it! You both will need to know all the logistics of combining bank accounts. Make sure you also discuss with your parents about CDs, trusts, or other important documents that may need to change or not change once you become man
& wife.

 7. Sign up for Trunk Show Alerts! Follow your local bridal
boutique on Facebook or Twitter to get all the latest info about an upcoming
sale or trunk show. This will allow you to see your favorite designer’s newest
creations straight off the runway.

 8. Chose a diet & STICK TO IT! If you plan to lose weight or tone up for your wedding and honeymoon, the worst thing you could do is crash diet at the last minute. If you want to lose more than 5 pounds, give yourself 9-12 months to do it. Pick a proven plan like Weight Watchers or JennyCraig. Ask your Fiancé to invest a few months of a personal trainer for just
you or as a couple.  Make a pact to get into shape together with a personal workout plan. Working out with your Fiancé allows
you to support each other even more and get healthy at the same time! If your Fiancé can’t find time, ask one of your bridesmaids.

 9. Pick a location! Whether it is selecting the city or the venue, the most
important decision needs to be determining the location of the wedding. This
may need to be something that you get everyone’s advice on; his family and
yours, as they will have an opinion.

10. Hire a planner! It doesn’t matter how organized you can be or how
creative you are, a planner will be your right hand person. As it gets closer
and closer to your day, a planner can help you with everything!  From the moment you get engaged, to your
wedding day, they can also assist you with developing a timeline and assist you
with weekend coordination. A planner will have many connections to venues and
vendors for your day. This will allow you to save time and expense plus
allowing everyone to sit back and enjoy the day without missing a precious


By: Molly

Fall’s Best Beauty: Day Six A Touch of Gold

Everyone is trying to get their hands on gold this season! Backstage at the Jason Wu fashion show, makeup professionals are layering hand painted metallic gold leaf on the back of each model’s head, just above a low, twisted bun. If you aren’t so keen on painting gold flakes in your hair, try accessorizing yourself with touches of gold that are easier to add to your morning routine. Adding a cute pair of golden earrings or a headband that has a golden broach on it will dazzle everyone. If you consider yourself a crafty person, you can easily make your own perfect headband. Mix up gold bangles and find Grandma’s gold brooch to add to your denim lapel. You can also look just as glamorous as any model on the runway with NYX’s Loose Pearl Eye Shadow in gold yellow, which will add a pop to your normal eye makeup. Go for the Gold this fall! You will dazzle everyone!

A big thank you to Jason Wu and NYX for their glamorous designs and images.

Fall’s Best Beauty: Day Four Braids

The next hot trend for the fall season is braids.  We’re not talking about the pig-tail braids that your mom put in your hair when you were five.  This sleek trend refers to an easy way to tie up your locks in a single low, loose braid off to one side that looks effortless (because it really is!).  Be sure to start your braids loosely at your neck and never above your ear, unless you don’t want to look like a kindergartener on her first day of school.  Models on Alexander Wang’s runway started wearing this braided trend in his Spring 2010 show and the trend hasn’t left.  Seriously ladies, if you have hair that is long enough, try this trend out – even if it’s just to go pick up some groceries.  You will fall in love with how quick and easy it becomes!  Maybe you will get lucky and someone will even pull your pig-tail.

PS: Kim just loves Alexander Wang!

Thanks to Alexander Wang for these gorgeous fashions and images.