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Our Christmas Song List

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My Christmas PJโ€™s (Old) || Avaโ€™s Rudolph PJโ€™s || Classic Vintage Style Turntable || 

Good morning and happy Thursday, friends! This was such a fun post to put together. Christmas songs are one of the most magical and fun parts of the Christmas season. You only get to listen to them for a short while, though I know some people who listen to them throughout the year, haha. Ava and I listen to them everyday whether weโ€™re at home or in the car, Christmas music is always playing. I created a list that are some of our most favorite Christmas songs. The list would be a mile long if I included all of them! There are the stand by classics, some newer editions, and maybe even some you may not have heard before. We all know Jingle Bells, but have you heard Sinatraโ€™s version? Itโ€™s so much fun and the best there is! If you need some Christmas cheer, look no further than We Need A Little Christmas sung by Angela Landsbury, an instant mood lifter! I hope everyone enjoys.

  • Jingle Bells- Frank Sinatra
  • White Christmas- Bing Crosby
  • Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer- Burl Ives
  • Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow- Dean Martin
  • Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays- *NSYNC
  • The Christmas Song- Nat King Cole 
  • All I Want For Christmas Is You- Mariah Carey
  • The Christmas Waltz- Frank Sinatra
  • Carol Of The Bells-Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  • We Need A Little Christmas- Angela Landsbury  
  • Winter Wonderland- Johnny Mathis
  • Itโ€™s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas- Michael Buble
  • Baby Itโ€™s Cold Outside- Dean Martin
  • Rockin Around The Christmas Tree- Brenda Lee
  • The First Noel- Frank Sinatra
  • The Little Drummer Boy/ Peace On Earth- Bing Crosby and David Bowie
  • The Littlest Angel- Bing Crosby
  • Santa Claus Is Coming To Town-  Michael Buble
  • The 12 Pains Of Christmas- Bob Rivers
  • Cool Yule- Louis Armstrong
  • A Marshmallow World- Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin
  • Frosty The Snowman- Jimmy Durante  

Jingle Bells- Frank Sinatra  

White Christmas- Bing Crosby

Also including this duet of White Christmas  with Michael Bublรฉ and Bing Crosby- The technology is amazing! 

Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer- Burl Ives

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow- Dean Martin ย 

Marry Christmas, Happy Holidays- *NSYNC

The Christmas Song- Nat King Cole

All I Want For Christmas Is You- Mariah Carey

The Christmas Waltz- Frank Sinatra ย 

Carol Of The Bells- Trans-Siberian Orchestra ย 

We Need A Little Christmas- Angela Landsbury

Winter Wonderland- Johnny Mathis

Itโ€™s Beginning To Look A lot Like Christmas- Michael Bublรฉ ย 

Baby Itโ€™s Cold Outside- Dean Martin

Rockin Around The Christmas Tree- Brenda Lee

The First Noel- Frank Sinatra

The Little Drummer Boy/ Peace On Earth- Bing Crosby And David Bowie

The Littlest Angel- Bing Crosby 

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town- Michael Bublรฉ ย 

12 Pains Of Christmas- Bob Rivers ย 

Cool Yule- Louis Armstrong

A Marshmallow World- Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin ย 

Frosty The Snowman- Jimmy Durante

Never Stop Dreaming

Never Stop Dreaming- Enchanting Elegance
Never Stop Dreaming- Enchanting Elegance
Never Stop Dreaming- Enchanting Elegance
Never Stop Dreaming- Enchanting Elegance
Never Stop Dreaming- Enchanting Elegance
Never Stop Dreaming- Enchanting Elegance
Never Stop Dreaming- Enchanting Elegance
Never Stop Dreaming- Enchanting Elegance

This one is for the dreamers. Last night was the 74th Golden Globes awards show. Did anyone else watch it?? I love awards season. I seriously get as giddy as a school girl watching these shows, haha! There were so many great moments, especially if you love tv and movies and get all of the little inside jokes. Congrats to La La Land for winning all 7 of their nominations. They are now the most awarded film in Golden Globes history! I was clapping so hard. It's exciting when a film genre, movie musicals, that isn't as popular anymore gets all of the awards. Oh my, Emma Stone and Ryan Gossling too. Need I say more?! Both of their acceptance speeches for the movie had me feeling some kind of wonderful. Emma's resonated so strong with me.

 I had made my New Years goal earlier in the day when I was thinking of my #glossygoal for their January campaign. I came up with "Never Stop Dreaming." My dad gave me a mug for Christmas with that phrase on it and I kept thinking about it since then. My dad has always been one of my biggest supporters to chase after my dreams and its a goal I want to teach Ava about when she gets older. During Emma's acceptance speech later that night she said, "this is a film for dreamers, and I think that hope and creativity are two of the most important things in the world and that's what this movie is about." So to 2017, I plan to never stop dreaming of all that can be possible in this life. To peruse those dreams and to never give up. To always have hope for a better tomorrow.

Below is a list of all that is included in the January Glossy Box. My favorite is the cream blush! I tried it on as soon as I opened the box. Also, for all the glossy gals out there, Glossy Box is hosting a giveaway of a gold iPad Air to 2 lucky winners! To enter on Instagram, simply write #glossygoals on your January box and then your own personal goal for 2017. Use the hashtag #glossygoals and your all set!

  • AG Hair Cleansing Cream Foam-Free Hair Wash: This product is great for dry or brittle hair. It has a Sea Complex of anti-aging seaberry oil with natural seaweed extracts in a nourishing and conditioning base to gently remove dirt and pollutants from your hair. There's no need to even condition afterwards.

  • oOlution Eye Love: This eye cream has over 65 active ingredients that are 100% naturally derived to make your poppers really pop! No more tired eyes.

  • Daily Concepts Exfoliating Concepts: This body scrubber has two sides, one gentle for areas such as your face and the other course for smoothing rougher edges.

  • La Theorie des Volcans Noir Eternea Youth: This can be used as either a daily cleanser or a purifying scrub mask. Going from pink to gray, the volcanic paste removes impurities, redness, and dead skin cells to let your gradient skin shine through. Allow the paste to sit on your skin for two minutes and massage with fingertip for a deeper exfoliation if needed.

  • Universal Beauty Cosmetics Secret Flush (fave!): This doubles as a lip stain and a cream blush. I love the color and it instantly brightens any dull moment! I'm just one of those people that needs some color on my face or it looks flat. The blush smoothed onto my skin and soaked right in. It was such a breeze to blend in. Definitely a new favorite.

xo, Amanda

Mother's Day Gift Guide

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Mother's Day is fast approaching and I am excited to be celebrating my first one with little Ava this year. While bitter sweet, I still want to enjoy the day with family and friends. Our mother's gave us life, nurtured and raised us, and always love us unconditionally. What a fabulous day to celebrate! Above are some of my favorite gifts for all of the mom's out there. Below are even more favorites of mine that will surely make any mom smile.

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xo, Amanda

Inspire

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Inspire- Enchanting Elegance
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Inspire- Enchanting Elegance
Inspire- Enchanting Elegance
Inspire- Enchanting Elegance
Inspire- Enchanting Elegance
Inspire- Enchanting Elegance

Happy Monday, friends! How was everyone's weekends? If you follow me on instagram, then you saw that I went antiquing with my dad and Ava on Saturday. We had so much fun and even found a few goodies. I'm always on the hunt for vintage tea cups and anything John F. Kennedy. Sometimes, I'll find some old aprons or vintage hats that are still in good condition and scoop those up too. Sunday was the final episode of Downton Abby. It was spectacular and incredibly well done. I am going to miss our Downton parties though!

Now, onto this simple outfit that packs a mighty punch. Saying that this outfit is simple can be a little misleading, but at the most basic, it is a top, jeans, and heels. Where the punch comes into the play is with the details. The vertical stripes and tie neck have a bold, yet feminine flair, while the bright fuchsia pumps brilliantly pop and have fun on trend lace ups. Adding in the leopard clutch throws another print into the mix to spice things up.

Another little detail is the MyIntent bracelet. Mine says "inspire." Big name celebrities such as Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Larry King, Rhinna and Kayne have all been photographed wearing them. Kayne famously wore his on the cover of Time magazine. MyIntent's mission is to be a catalyst for meaningful conversation and energy in the world. I chose my word of intent to be "inspire" since I hope to inspire each and every one of you here on my blog. I started this blog in the hopes of inspiring individuals through fashion and style. The person I hope to inspire most in my life is Ava. As she grows, I want to be able to inspire her to be the best she can be and to enjoy all the beauty life has to offer. If you were to choose one word as a daily reminder of something you want more of in your life or a challenge you want to overcome - what would it be?

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xo, Amanda

Spring Time Wants...

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Does anyone else have cabin fever? I know I sure do. I've been day dreaming about all things spring and cannot wait for the weather to take a turn for the better. Fingers crossed that Phil's prediction was correct haha. Whenever I think of spring, florals and bright colors always come to mind. The rainbow, fringe, and tassel trends are still going strong too. None of these items are over $40 either! Now, that is a major win. There's nothing like looking good while saving some money.

Make sure to check out more items from Shein. They're always updating their stock everyday. I cannot wait to see what gorgeous pieces they get in for the beautiful weather!

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xo, Amanda

Spring Cheat Sheet

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Spring Cheat Sheet- Enchanting Elegance
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Spring Cheat Sheet- Enchanting Elegance
Spring Cheat Sheet- Enchanting Elegance

Happy Wednesday, everyone! Today I'm partnering with ThredUP to bring you my spring cheat sheet for updating your closet when the warmer weather finally hits. Fingers crossed that it is soon! Would you believe all of these key pieces together cost under $100?! They're name brands too ranging from J.Crew, New York & Co, Steve Madden, H&M, and C.Wonder. I am all about that!

This would be my everyday polished casual look. Spring to me is all about lightening up the colors of my outfits and and layering, which is absolutely key since the temperature changes throughout the day. One of my favorite pieces to throw on is a jean jacket. It's a fun casual piece that matches just about everything in your wardrobe and will keep you warm in the morning and evenings. You can never go wrong with it! Another piece you can never go wrong with is a striped top. Since its spring, I opted for a colorful one in pink. This is such a classic piece that can be worn dressed up or down. You'll grab for it every time. My next item is a white eyelet skirt. You can also choose a pair of white skinnies or shorts if you live in a warmer area. The same idea here goes with the lighter colors and the feeling of being fresh and renewed. Nothing feels or looks fresher than crisp white. The eyelet detail is one that instantly says spring or summer. I love putting on a pair of fun flats when I'm running around or heading to an event that requires a lot of walking. Think an amusement park or taking a trip to New York City, all of which are things I usually do when spring hits! Fuchsia is beautifully bright and instantly puts a smile on my face. It goes with all of springs wonderful blooms of color too. To finish updating your closet for spring, try out a crossbody bag in either a neutral or pop of color. I've really been loving crossbody's lately since I'm using carrying Ava everywhere with me. I need both hands! Below is list of all the key pieces.

Key Pieces For Spring:

1. Jean Jacket (layering)

2. Striped Top (fun color)

3. White skirt (or jeans)

4. Colorful flats

5. Crossbody bag (neutral or pop of color)

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** Thank you to ThredUP for sponsoring this post

xo, Amanda

How To Wear Sequins During The Day

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Sequins During The Day- Enchanting Elegance
Sequins During The Day- Enchanting Elegance
Sequins During The Day- Enchanting Elegance
Sequins During The Day- Enchanting Elegance
Sequins During The Day- Enchanting Elegance
Sequins During The Day- Enchanting Elegance

It's no secret that I love adding a bit of sparkle to my everyday looks. While I have no problem with it, some may find it hard to add something that is usually worn at night into the day light hours. To start, only have one or two sparkly pieces such as a belt or necklace, but nothing more than that. Anything that sparkles or glitters has a very girly feminine feel to it. Try adding in some masculine pieces like an oxford shirt or a t-shirt. The whole idea is to keep the look grounded. Also, try to stay within the same color family during the day. It has a work appropriate feel, but with a little added jazz. Neutrals also work fabulously well. For my look above I stuck with all neutrals, a button down blouse, and kept the green theme of the skirt in all of my accessories. This green skirt would look great with a blue chambray shirt and black heels.

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xo, Amanda

2015 In Review

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Happy New Year dearest friends and readers. It's been an incredible year and I thank you so much for your continued support. I'm eternally grateful for the opportunities I've been given and the support I've received. The highlight of my year without a doubt would be the birth of my baby Ava. I cannot believe she is almost 5 months old already! Where is the time going?! I wish everyone a blessed New Year and cheers to 2016!

2015

Pink and Black Lace

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Pink and Black Lace- Enchanting Elegance
Pink and Black Lace- Enchanting Elegance
Pink and Black Lace- Enchanting Elegance

Happy Tuesday, lovelies! I hope everyone is staying warm! It turned bitter cold here in North Eastern PA yesterday. We even had a sleet storm so I guess the winter weather is truly coming to stay. Counting down the days until Spring haha!

I wanted to take some time to talk about something that quickly became very important to me recently and that is body image. First, I never seem to buy pretty lingerie for myself. I always get the practical stuff. I've been wanting to invest in some beautiful pieces like this pink lace set that will not break the bank. The detail and quality of the pieces are fantastic! The back detailing is what really got me. Originally $49.95, the VIP price is $39.95 and if it's your first time ordering, there is a special $24.95 offer. You cannot beat the under $25 price for a comfortable and complimenting set like this.  I have to say I feel sexy in these and after having a baby, it is pretty darn important to get that sexy back.

I felt this post would be a good one to talk about body images and how we should all feel amazing about who we are. No body shaming allowed! Lauren Conrad recently said that no body shaming words would be allowed on her website. How amazing is that?! Truth be told, I've always felt good about the skin I'm in and have never felt bad with how I looked. Without going into too many details, I was at the end of some body shamming about my boobs, which made me feel so insecure about how they looked. Even worse, it was while I was still breastfeeding, so yes, they looked a bit different depending on what time of day it was. I loved the fact that I was able to provide my little girl with the nutrition she needed. On a side note, I'm still completely amazed by the fact that I created and grew this little human being inside of me. The rude comments were on instagram, and I do understand that these pictures are public, but making fun of a persons body is crossing a line in my book. If you do not like something I'm wearing, that's different. To attack someone about their physical body seems so wrong though. People did come to my defense about recently having a baby and how that changes your body and so on. To those people, thank you! It's important to have these discussions and not let haters bring you down. While my body may look a bit different after giving birth, I'm still completely in awe of it and love every little detail. If anyone ever dealt or is dealing with this, you can always e-mail me at enchantingelegancephotos@gmail.com. Thanks for reading!

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xo, Amanda

Shein Christmas Wishlist

Shein Christmas List- Enchanting Elegance

Happy Monday! It is officially the week of Christmas! On that note, where has December gone haha?! Above I have a roundup of some current favorites from Shein right now. The best thing? They're all under $50 and would make great gifts for loved ones or even yourself. I have the red long sleeve plaid dress and absolutely love it. In fact, it's what I'm wearing it (size small) for Christmas. It's nice and warm, has beautiful beading along the collar, and who doesn't love some plaid?!

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xo, Amanda

Greetabl

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Greetabl- Enchanting Elegance
Greetabl- Enchanting Elegance
Greetabl- Enchanting Elegance
Greetabl- Enchanting Elegance
Greetabl- Enchanting Elegance

Today I want to share a neat way to give a gift this holiday season or anytime during the year. There's nothing like getting a nice surprise in the mail to boost your mood and brighten your day! Greetabl allows you to create and personalize a gift for that special someone in your life. Mine came with a lovely message, some of my favorite Instagram photos, and a sweet little bag of caramels. This is such a unique gift to give and one that can be enjoyed for years to come. Who doesn't love some cute Instagram photos?! Right now they have a limited edition "pucker up" bag as a "surprise" inside or some holiday inspired gifts of a Christmas candle, copper mug, or a handmade chocolate bark.

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xo, Amanda

Gift Guide For The Cozy Home

Gift Guide for the Cozy Home- Enchanting Elegance

I always want my home to feel warm and inviting, especially during this time of the year when friends and family are visiting for the holidays. I've always loved, and I think most of you will agree, a cozy environment to snuggle up in while still being decorated beautifully. Above is a collection of some great gift ideas to create such a space for your loved ones or even your own home. Enjoy your Thursday!

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xo, Amanda

Cyber Monday 2015

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Happy Cyber Monday! I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends. If you were not celebrating Thanksgiving, then I hope you had an amazing weekend! My dad and I took Ava down to see the annual tree lighting in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. We lucked out with the weather. It was in the mid 60s during the day and low 50s at night. I could not have been happier about that haha! We enjoyed walking around town and stopping in the stores to browse about with our coffee and latte's in hand. We even got down to the beach to walk and search for some sea shells. The tree lighting was magical with the whole town decorated in twinkling lights while carolers sang the traditional Christmas tunes. I can't wait to share some pictures from it!

Now, onto the sales. I was able to grab some goodies from Black Friday and I am super excited to get a few gifts (and some treats for myself) during the biggest online shopping day of the year. I've listed a few items above that I've got my eye on, while also rounding up some great sales below. Happy shopping! I'd love to hear some of the items everyone snagged from Black Firday or are thinking of getting for Cyber Monday!

Ann Taylor // 50% off + Free Shipping with code EVERYTHING

Asos // 30% off with code BLESSED

Chicwish // 15-60 % offwith free ship plus an extra 10% over $80 (CM40) 15% OVER $150 (CM15) 20% OVER $250 (CM20)

Forever21 // 20% off over $21 with code EARLY20

J. Crew // 30-40% off with code HOLIDAY

J. Crew Factory // 50% off $50 or more with code SHOPGIFTS

Loft // 50% off + Free Ship with code CYBER50

Modcloth // 25% off with code FUNDAY

Nordstrom // 25 up to 40% off

Shein // 40% off order $59 or more with code CM40

Shopbop // 25% off with code GOBIG15

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xo, Amanda

Gift Guide Under $50

Gift Guide Under $50- Enchanting Elegance

Happy Friday, friends! I've been searching out all kinds of gifts lately for the approaching holiday season. It will be here before you know it! Thanksgiving is less than one week away now, which means Black Friday is right around the corner! I've rounded up some great gifts for under $50 that would be great for your best friend, mom, sister, aunt, basically anyone who enjoys feeling fabulous!

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xo, Amanda

Roots and Wings

Roots and Wings. Lullabies for children. -Enchanting Elegance
Roots and Wings. Lullabies for children. -Enchanting Elegance
Roots and Wings. Lullabies for children. -Enchanting Elegance
Roots and Wings. Lullabies for children. -Enchanting Elegance
Roots and Wings. Lullabies for children. -Enchanting Elegance
Roots and Wings. Lullabies for children. -Enchanting Elegance
Roots and Wings. Lullabies for children. -Enchanting Elegance
Roots and Wings. Lullabies for children. -Enchanting Elegance

Today I want to share with you a lullaby album for children with original songs written by Jamie Hilton called Roots and Wings. When I get Ava up in the morning, we like to listen to some music while we play and get ready for the day. I personally love listening to Jamie sing the lullabies with her soft and soothing voice. One of the songs, Butterfly, has a video available on youtube, which you can watch here. It's one of my favorite songs on the album, especially since my mom loved butterflies. The message of the album is to give children the knowledge that they are loved and can be confident in all that life has to offer. I feel so lucky to be able to give Ava this beautiful message through Jamie's music.

Jamie says is best, "The lyrics of these lullabies pack the incorruptibility of God's promises and introduce children to His kind intentions toward them. Blending peaceful melodies, live instrumentation and skillful production, the ROOTS & WINGS lullaby project is meant to build a foundation for littles to know they are thoroughly loved and they can be confident and courageous in life's adventures."

You can find more information on Roots and Wings here. Each album costs $15 with proceeds going towards paying for the completed product. She does have a section where you can donate an album, for the same price of $15,  to a local NICU. A corresponding bedtime story book was written to go along with the music (I love this since we started reading Ava bedtime stories each night) and also children's dress up wings and women's jewelry.

Holiday Gifts for Her

Gifts for Her

Happy Thursday! I hope everyone has been having a great week so far. Its been raining here quite a bit so I decided to stay inside and start gathering some holiday gift ideas together. Here is my first list of many to come! ย 

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xo, Amanda

Cozy Chic Holiday Outfit

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Hello darlings! Here is a little outfit inspiration for your Thursday. This would be a great cozy look to wear over the holiday season. The accessories would also make fabulous gifts for your family and friends or even yourself!

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xo, Amanda

Fashion Blogging Interview

Enchanting Elegance Interview

Happy Monday, friends! I hope everyone enjoyed their Halloween weekend. We had a blast dressing Ava up as Batman, or Batgirl in her case, while Justin was the Riddler and I was Catwoman. We also carved her first pumpkin into a cute smiling jack-o-lantern.

Today I'm sharing a podcast interview I did with Dina Marie Joy about fashion blogging, branding, and a little bit of my personal life. I had such a great time talking with her and discussing all the details and work that go into creating a blog post. The interview was done in early October and just posted this past weekend. We wanted it to have a laid back vibe as if it were two girlfriends talking to one another. You can listen to the podcast here on her website. Also, the podcast is available to listen on iTunes and Stictcher under Dina Marie Joy. Just subscribe and listen!

Enchanting Elegance Interview

Fall Favorites

Fall Favorites- Enchanting Elegance

My favorite season of the year is definitely fall. I love feeling cozy wrapped up in a comfy sweater and scarf while enjoying the cool crisp air scented with pumpkin spice, cranberries, and cinnamon. I've rounded up some of my favorite pieces for fall that I'm completely obsessed with. The best part? Nothing here is over $100! I have the plaid cardigan in the top row and absolutely love it. It's the perfect accessory to jazz up a basic outfit.

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Make sure you check out Shein for more fall favorites at very reasonable prices!

xo, Amanda

Date Night Chic

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Happy Thursday all! Ever since having Ava I've been dreaming of a romantic date night out. Here is a little inspiration for a beautiful night on the town. Enjoy!

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xo, Amanda