I’m sitting in Vancouver in our hotel room right now watching Matt snooze between his 18 hour work days and just thinking to myself how blessed I truly am. A little over three years ago, I had a passion and Matt encouraged me to take it and turn it into reality… So then Hello Gorgeous was born. Matt has shot every single photo and video we have ever posted until the past two weeks. Most couples would kill each other spending 24 hours a day together, building a business and just doing life together. But not us. We love our time together. We love dreaming, scheming and creating together. We took our little dream, turned it into a blog and worked our butts off to make every single photo, video, post be the best we could. Being apart isn’t how we operate best, so here I am in Canada, with my man. I’m exactly where I should be. If I hadn’t had plans already scheduled before he booked this job, Soka and I would have most likely been up here with him the entire trip.
When it comes to Hello Gorgeous, I can’t say that we haven’t had arguments, but honestly, those fights were far and few between. We’ve literally never had a single disagreement over photos- taking them, choosing them or editing them. Now videos are a different monster altogether. I challenge any woman to sit down in front of a camera that her husband is operating and see how that goes for you… I’ll pray for you if you take me up on that challenge!
I just wanted to take a minute to say thank you to Matt. You’re my partner in every sense of the word. I couldn’t do what I do without you by my side. You’re the fixer, the creative, my cheerleader and my best friend. I also wanted to say thank you to all of my followers. I couldn’t and wouldn’t be blogging or YouTubing if it weren’t for each one of you. I’m in this weird transition period behind the scenes, but I’ve teamed up with two AMAZING photographers and one of my dearest girlfriends who is helping me on the video side. I’m working hard to keep a consistent blog and video schedule up (have you noticed I’m now posting two videos a week?! Hello NEW VIDEO Thursdays and Saturdays!) while Matty is busy with “Time”.
I’ll be in Vancouver the rest of this week and I’ve been doing a great job (if I do say so myself) of keeping you all in the loop on SnapChat (@angelalanter). I’ve also been trying my darnedest to keep track of any great spots I’ve ventured to in the city so I can post about those as well.
So I guess I should also at least touch on today’s look, haha! Every single piece I’m wearing in this outfit is under $100… I can’t make this stuff up, y’all. This romper is amazing for these weird transitional weather days. I know it’s technically Spring now, but Mother Nature doesn’t always seem to keep track of those important “official” weather dates. This romper has 3/4 length wide, bell sleeves that I just melted over and a sexy deep neckline. I chose to pair it with my favorite lacey bra that my hubs bought me for Christmas. I love how the eyelash lace trim plays peek-a-boo along the deep-v neckline. I choose to play up the sexy factor a liiiiiiittle bit more by adding a lariat necklace. I love this style necklace for deep necklines because it’s dainty yet still manages to grab the eye since the chain is so long that it tucks behind your top.
One more thing… This belt. I kept seeing the famous B-Low the Belt double buckle belts everywhere, and I so wanted one. I was basically starting to covet these belts, you don’t even know. I just couldn’t justify spending over $150 on a belt that I felt was technically “trendy”. So I did what any woman on a mission does… I internet stalked it. I found this dupe belt on ASOS for a STEAL. I mean, $34 is a much smaller pill to swallow and I always manage to score free shipping on ASOS. Basically, I feel like I scored the deal of the century with this baby and I’m super excited to share it with you guys!
Sizing Info: Wearing romper in size XS, lace bra in size Small, belt in size Small and high heels in US size 7.
BB Dakota Shania Romper in Black // Anine Bing Lace Bra with Trim // Forever 21 Lace-Up Heels (sold out!); almost identical style heel here // Faux Leather Fold-Over Clutch (similar) // ASOS Leather Double Buckle Western Waist And Hip Belt (Under $25) // Lariat Necklace; also love this lariat necklace // Forever 21 Rhinestone Ring Set // Henri Bendel Luxe Uptown Channel Bracelet in rose gold
Photography by Valorie Darling Photography.
Wow you guys are such an amazing team together. I’ve been a fan of Hello Gorgeous since you launched it and honestly with ever new post and vlog I am just in awe of how much you guys put into it. You can definitely see your passion & commitment with every little detail. So excited for Matt’s new show and can’t wait to watch it. As for Hello Gorgeous I just know more great things are coming ❤️❤️ Have a great week Angela & Matt. By the way this romper is so gorgeous ☺️
Thanks so much for following along, Felice! I love your kinds words! 🙂
Awe you guys!! I love this. You guys are such an amazing team. I’ve been watching you on youtube for the past few years and following you on the blog. It’s been so fun being on this journey with you guys. I’ve learned so much from you. Like seriously, you’re the reason I started wearing makeup and your channel is where I learned all that I know lol. I came across you and got addicted watching your videos. My husband would walk in a room and be like, is that your Angela Lanter I hear again ? Haha so I gathered all my info after a few weeks and went out and bought the essentials and practiced over and over again to your videos and have been loving wearing makeup ever since. So thank you so much. And my husband thanks you too for getting me on a very expensive hobby haha love you guys!
I love this SO much, Marina!! Tell your hubs I’m sorry, lol! There’s nothing better than being a girl and enjoying it. 🙂
Thank you so much for following along! It make my heart so happy to hear that you’ve been enjoying Hello Gorgeous as much as you have. Comments like this helps me stay motivated to continue doing what I’m doing. 🙂
This is the sweetest post!!! So glad that you and your husband have such a fun hobby together! When I found out that Matt Lanter’s wife had a YouTube channel, I had to subscribe! And then I discovered your blog. And I’m so glad I did! Your outfits are adorable! I’m glad you stuck with your passion. Keep up the good work! BTW those shoes are killer
Katekoutures. blogspot. com
Thanks so much, Kate! I love having you as part of the Gorgeous Fam! 🙂
You guys are too cute! I was blessed with a super supportive boyfriend, but we sometimes run into “creative differences” when he helps me on projects ????
Good luck with your new team and I look forward to reading and watching lots of new HG posts!
Alec @ http://www.popfitlife.com
Thanks so much, sweet pea! 🙂
I love that Matt helps you with everything. I have a blog as well and my husband photographs a lot of my posts, edits all of my photos and proof reads everything for me. It’s so great having a husband that supports your dream!
Emily @ lovepastatoolbelt.com
It’s such an awesome thing when you marry your best friend! 🙂
What a great post! It’s always easy to underestimate exactly how much work goes into running a blog and all the social media you do, but it must be heaps, and changing things around is a big task. I appreciate the fact that your blog appeals to me (I love your makeup tips and looks) but also to my daughter. For her, you provide one of the most important things of all.. A great role model, from the outfits you display on your blog, to the outlook you show towards everything, including your marriage and living a great healthy happy life. So thank you! We love your updates, and they make our days just a bit brighter.
Thanks Andrea! Oh my gosh, your comment just totally made my day! I love so much that I am connected to both you and your daughter. I want to be able to bridge the generational gap so it makes me so happy to hear this. 🙂