September 29, 2016

..Tiara Cap Cana..And Some Blog Changes!


Hola! I know it's been a long while since I put any blog posts out into the world so for the four people who are still following along, thank you! I have been doing a ton of thinking and honestly was debating if I should even come back at all. It is a ton of extra time and work and I have been one foot out for a little while now at the rate I've been checkin in, but ultimately I enjoy having these archives to dive into from time to time so I decided to come back but in a new way. I am going to keep the post pace pretty slow but will pop in hopefully each week. I already treat this space as a personal life event/style journal so I am really going to lean into that more going forward. As I get older I want this space to be able to evolve with me. Not too much should change as I have already been sharing a lot from my wedding, etc. but things will get more personal, wordy, and maybe less polished around here.  

In the spirit of a more personal sentiment I am kicking off my return to the blogosphere with photos from the second day of our honeymoon in Punta Cana! We stayed at the Tiara Cap Cana in a swim out style suite and it did not disappoint. Maybe I am someone who is easily impressed but the above view is from our ROOM! How gorgeous? You can see Mike's feet in the corner of one of the photos below, you literally walk out to your own private pool that overlooks the marina. We were so exhausted after our amazing wedding weekend (I will share photos of that later) we mostly just took in the views and slept the first day. This second day we went on an amazing half day excursion to Bavaro for a semi-private catamaran dance party, snorkeling, fresh island cocolocos, and a delicious lobster dinner cooked on the boat! They even took pictures of us and posted them the next day for us to grab which was great. We couldn't have asked for a more fun day.


September 7, 2016

..Honeymoon Picks

..Honeymoon Picks

The deets: Mara Hoffman maxi dress; J.Crew stripe dress; Glamorous tassel dress; Shoshanna embroidered cover-up; SUNDRESS stripe dress; Carry On Cocktail Kits; Eliza Gran beach bag; Private Party "Just Married" sweatshirt.

After being sucked into the black hole that is planning a wedding (the words "seating chart" alone send me into a cold panic filled sweat), I have come to the point where all I want to do is go on vacation! My honeymoon to be exact, we're headed to the Dominican Republic and all I can dream of these days are sunshine and sand and tropical drinks glued to my hands - yes that's a plural HANDS. Being the shopper that I am, I had to make sure I had some pretty and fun things to rock during our trip. I'm apparently really into pastels, stripes, tassels, and poms (but who isn't these days). Behold all the goodies I have decided to keep, it's honeymoon season after all.

August 24, 2016

..My Wedding Invitations

The deets: Invitation package by Bella Carta Boutique with design concept from Gilded Lily Events + calligraphy by Mary-Kate Moon.

I hope you guys aren't tired of my wedding posts, it's just that when you are less than a month out you really don't have anything else going on in your life because it takes over every minute of your free time. I know everyone probably thinks this about their invites, but I was so blown away by ours that I have to share them. Our designer, calligrapher, and printing boutique did SUCH an amazing job (DREAM TEAM). I really felt like they were so "us" and the super OCD part of my heart secretly loved how the navy and floral totally matched our engagement shoot (his suit, my dress) and save the date's even though we didn't plan it that way. We opted for rose gold accents on each and these photos don't so it justice! How beautiful is that lettering? I just could stare at them all day!

August 15, 2016

..Bell Sleeves

The deets: Eliza J dress (sold out but this one and this one are similar, more sizes here); Steve Madden heels & bag; Karen Walker sunnies; Knox Thomas Designs custom necklace; Kate Spade earrings.

This is the cute little bell sleeved dress I wore to my VA shower. I loved how retro but fancy it felt. As someone who was lucky enough to have three showers I have amassed a very nice white dress collection. Here's to hoping it's appropriate to wear white to baby showers so I can one day break them all out again!


August 9, 2016

..A Tea Party Themed Bridal Shower


How lucky am I that I got to have another adorable shower? While I grew up in NJ and my entire extended family lives there, I now call VA my home and most of my gal pals (and fiance's family) now live here so I felt too bad to make that many people travel either up or down. The solution was to have two smaller ones in each state and I honestly can't even take how beautiful and thoughtful and how much love and care was put into each detail. I have to share these photos because you will just die at how pretty this "tea-party" themed bridal shower came together. From the little tea sandwiches, the custom labeled glass milk jars for the cocktails, mini sweets, and all the pretty flowers! They even gave out little "tub tea" favors that are basically potpourri for your bath. My heart can not even take how special they made me feel.

I know I've only been posting wedding stuff but I'm about a month out form my big day so just love me through it please! You can see all my wedding related posts here.