Thursday, August 31, 2017

Date Night @ Big Whiskey's | Summit Fair

The weather has been absolutely beautiful in Kansas City this week! Nick and I had to take advantage of the gorgeous temps and hit up the Big Whiskey's  patio to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary and get some delicious food and drinks! If you haven't visited Big Whiskey's at Summit Fair yet, you are gonna love their huge food menu and fun atmosphere. Big Whiskey's is a new restaurant to the Kansas City area, originally from Springfield, MO it has been voted year after year as one of the best restaurants and bars in Springfield, Branson and Ozark. 

Keep reading to see what we ordered and what I wore on our date night out! 


All - American Margarita 
A perfect blend of Juarez Tequila, DuBouchett Triple Sec, layered with Strawberry Puree and Blue Curacao

Moscow Mule
Absolut Vodka and Barrits Ginger Beer with a twist of Lemon


Triple Dip
Can't decide? Order the three homemade signature dips together! White queso Spinach Dip, Buffalo Chicken dip, and Salsa trio served with warm tortilla chips. 

Buffalo Chicken Wontons
Crispy fried wontons wrapped around pockets of Big Whiskey's Buffalo Chicken Dip and sprinkled with bleu cheese crumbles. Served with ranch dressing


Big Whiskey BBQ Burger
Big Whiskey's biggest burger, piled high with crisp bacon, golden onion rings and smothered with honey whiskey BBQ sauce

Big Whiskey's Smothered Steak
A tender USDA Choice center cut sirloin seasoned and grilled to perfection. Smothered with grilled onions, mushrooms and melted mozzarella cheese

Steak Night is every Thursday starting at 6 pm! Save $2 on any of the hand-cut steaks! 
Check out the other Daily Features HERE

What I wore: 

For a casual date night out, I styled  my new favorite suede dress with a light weight denim jacket. I knew Nick and I would want to enjoy the outside patio at BW, so a cute layered look was what I was going for.  Suede is one of my favorite transitional fabrics going into fall. It's comfortable and soft and can be styled dressy or casual. If you don't have any suede pieces in your wardrobe yet, this is the perfect time to find a few things to add. I've seen several great pieces while shopping the stores at Summit Fair including boots, handbags, and jackets that would make great additions to any fall wardrobe.

Suede Dress {JCPenney}, Denim Jacket {Loft} Necklace {JCPenney} Shoes {DSW} Sunglasses {JCPenney}

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Fall Favorites | Summit Fair

I know it's not quite fall yet, but this week the weather has been cooler and there has been a crispness in the air that has me ready to start changing things up with my wardrobe. I've started to pull out some of my fall favorites and I've even started the dreaded chore of changing over my closet from summer to fall! This week while I was out shopping the stores at Summit Fair I noticed a ton of new merchandise and I've been thinking about what new items I'll be adding this season that will compliment my fall favorites from last season. I spotted this bell sleeve dress in the most comfortable, breathable fabric ever! The print is perfect for wearing belted like I have here or layering it up with some of my favorite jackets, sweaters, and vests later. In the fall accessories seam to be more important than ever when it comes to styling. I love belts, hats, and, handbags more than ever in the cooler fall months!. 

Top 10 Fall Favorites: 

* Printed Dresses
* Vests
* Boots/Booties
* Structured Handbags
* Hats
* Scarves
* Dark Wash + Distressed Jeans
* Glasses
* Over-sized sweaters
* Utility Jackets

Dress {JCPenney} Purse {Rue21 similar} Booties {DSW similar, similar} Belt {LOFT} Hat {Macy's similar}

Jana Style is the official blogger + stylist of Summit Fair Shopping Center.

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Our Wedding...1 Year and Counting

It's crazy to think that we have already been married for one whole year! It feels like I blinked and and this year was over, we built a new home, did a little bit of traveling, and we've started to settle into our life together. I honestly feel like every day I am so blessed to have my best friend living this crazy life with me and I know that we have so much more ahead of us! Since last year was such a blur and we immediately threw ourselves back into life and building our new home right after the wedding I thought I would share some of the gorgeous photos Marissa Cribbs Photography captured from our special day!

10 Things I've learned during our first year of marriage

1. Communication is key. Learning to discuss everything and having open conversations without assuming anything makes things so much smoother. We are always changing, there is always something new to learn about each other and I have really learned to value sharing our time in the evenings discussing our day, our goals, and things we have going on with one another.

2. Have the Money talk early. One of the things I am really glad we got out of the way early (before we even said our vows) was to discuss our financial situations. If you are going to be in a marriage with someone, you have to be open and honest about your income, debt, student loans, and any other significant financial information. We understood that after we were married we would be sharing that responsibility and we made a plan for going forward.

3. Work as a Team and for each other. Something that I didn't realize would hit me so late was the moment he said "let me help you figure this out, we are a team." I realized 'hey, I'm not on my own anymore', I have someone here to support me and help me through anything. It's really comforting and I try everyday to be just as supportive for him as he is to me.

4. Do not have unrealistic expectations. Don’t expect your spouse to know what is in your head or read your mind. -- this kind of goes along with communication, but voice how you feel, what your thinking, and if something is bothering you -- just say it.

5. Find Balance in your different personalities. We have different strengths and weaknesses but I know him and he knows me. The fact that we've been in each other's lives for over a decade prior to getting married gives me a lot of insight into how he handles things. He never overthinks, I overthink everything. He never notices small details, I obsess over them. He loves public settings and social situations, I'd rather be at home on the couch with my pup and a movie. But, we share a lot of common passions, family values, and core beliefs, so we take our differences as opportunities to help each other and we've learned to balance each other out.

At the end of the day we love each other, and when things don't go as planned or we have an off day, I've learned to just have patience, take it one day and a time, and trust.

Our wedding and a glimpse into our story was published in KC Weddings Magazine! Read all the details HERE!

I also wrote several blog post leading up to the wedding for  Read those HERE

Thank you to everyone who helped make the happiest day of our lives possible!

Ceremony and Reception Site: Stonehaus Farms Winery
Caterer, Cake and Flowers: Cosentino’s Price Chopper, Lee’s Summit
Photographer: Marissa Cribbs Photography
Gown: Watters Wtoo, Altar Bridal Altar Bridal Jacket: Lea-Ann Belter Bridal
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Alfred Sung from Bella Bridesmaids 
Hair Stylist: Roxana Dolson
Makeup Artists: Dani Jo Bellomy of Dani Jo Bell Makeup Artistry and Hillary Rehms
Groom and Groomsmen Suits: Men’s Wearhouse
DJ: Danny Collins - DC Entertainment
Decor, drapery and uplighting: Ultrapom

Thursday, August 17, 2017

New Fall Romantics | Summit Fair

Happy Thursday! Summer has flown by and we are already half way through August -- I seriously can't believe it! I've been a busy bee over the last several weeks working on upcoming fall styling projects and appearing on a couple of morning news shows talking all about my favorite upcoming fall fashion trends. This dress made an appearance on Better Kansas City this morning along with several other looks featured from Maurices at Summit Fair

I've linked each piece below along with the video if you'd like to take a look! 
Happy Fall Shopping! 

LOOK #1 - Fall Floral Dress
LOOK #4 - Lace Top, similar jacket , ponte knit pants 

Watch the Segment HERE!

Dress {c/o Maurices} Denim Jacket {c/o Macy's} Purse {Charming Charlie, Similar} Sandals {DSW}

Jana Style is the official blogger + stylist of Summit Fair Shopping Center. 

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