Best Dressed Wedding Guest

After reminiscing on our wedding this week - I realized how much love we have to look forward to this year! We have so many weddings to go to this fall and I'm SO excited to be apart of their special day. Our wedding was seriously the best day of my life because #1 I got to marry Ryan!! and #2 because we were surrounded by all of the people that meant the most to us. It was magical to be around all the people who love you and all the people that love the person you love the most!... say that 10 times fast.

My biggest most memorable piece of advice I was given as a bride and groom on your wedding day - take a minute at some point during the reception and pull one another aside to look out at all the people that are there for YOU. They spent money, took time off from their jobs, traveled from their home to be at that place at that time just to celebrate your love for each other - it is such a powerful feeling! *3 boxes of tissues laying around me*

On a lighter note - after a glam giraffe reader request ♡ (keep them coming) - I rounded up my TOP FAVORITE wedding guest dresses for all my lovely ladies who are tryin' to look HOTT and get down wich yo bad self at an upcoming wedding. Second to the bride of course! Classy but not boring, sexy but not sleazy, fun but not too crazy - girl I got you..

((Click on the photo to take you to the exact shopping link))

Anyone want to invite me to their wedding so I can more of these dresses?


3 Years ♡


You know I'm not the best at this cheesy stuff, so bear with me.. 

Happy three years to us! I honestly feel like out of the eight years (how??) we've been together, we have grown closer this year more than ever. We always say, "how has it been this many years, I feel like we just started dating?!" And it's so true - I love dating you and doing absolutely everything in this lifetime right by your side. Being in Monterey and living this dream together everyday is something I will never take for granted. I've joked that even though we've been dating for 8+ years, this is the first time we haven't been in a "long-distance" relationship (thanks deployment) and I actually think I really like you, haha. 

All jokes aside, I know my heart was truly made for yours. In all the best ways, you complete me and inspire me and make me want to be better. The adventure to my homebody. The lime to my tequila. The skip to my peep. The positive to my negative lol. 

I am constantly amazed at all that you are and all that you do. Striving for the best, and then more - all with a smile on your face. I hit the jackpot with you!! Marrying you was honestly the best choice I have ever made. Thank you for being what I've always needed most and for being the best #dogdad there ever was. 

I love your guts. Wanna date?

Happy Anniversary Babe ♡

Some of my favorite pictures of us over the years... (there is A LOT)

Bahamas + I'm Back!

Alright peeps! I'm going to save you the sob story and just let you know I am RE-COMMITTED to theglamgiraffe after vacationing, job searching (I'll catch you guys up fully on this later), and getting settled in Monterey! So I'm back and ready to blast full speed more than ever. 

We spent 10 days of Ryan's "summer break" (he is getting his Master's degree) back in Maryland with our families and spent a beautiful week in the Bahamas 'MON! It was a miracle everyone was able to link up an entire week from their schedules and lives! Sydney, Ryan's middle sister, is studying at Georgetown and just took her board exams to become an official DOCTOR the week before... Ashlyn, Ryan's baby sister, just graduated from college and joined the Peace Corps, oh and moved to Tanzania, AFRICA a week after we got back. So yes, we had SO much to celebrate and take in! 

This was my THIRD trip with Ryan's family to the Abaco Islands and I can say each time gets better and better! We spend the week in an amazing home on the cliff of a private island going to different beach bars, trying their conch fritters and grabbers all day long. Doesn't suck right?? Some of my favorite pictures from the trip are below :) 

Fun fact: Ryan and I got engaged in the Bahamas on our last trip in 2014! It was so fun to see the exact pier and be back to where we went on our "date night" before hand :) Gooooooood times and the livin's easy ♡

PS - I linked almost all of my bathing suits

(which were ALL UNDER $20)

and outfit details HERE ♡