I just love the holidays for getting all dressed up and attending fun parties! I have put together a few cute outfits that are so festive! Remember – you don’t always have to go for red and green but I just loved these combinations so much, I didn’t mind the holiday colors! This midi skirt is just to die for! It’s a must on my list for sure!
Ah! Normalcy has returned! We are finally all moved and (somewhat) settled. I hate moving but this one was exciting as we were moving WAY up in the world from where we were living. Our house is adorably retro but we just are so happy. Plus, it is a new decorating challenge for me to try and play into the retro feel. I will be posting pictures soon.
First, we went to Nashville weekend before last to meet with our Pastor and do some pre-marriage counseling. This was something that was very important to us as we wanted a Pastor that put a lot of interest into our relationship and making sure it was a healthy one before marriage. It was a great weekend and so nice to be back “home” for a couple of days.
This coming weekend I head to Salt Lake City to do my final fitting for my wedding dress! EEK! I am SO excited to see it and actually be able to bring it home with me! It will be a fun-filled weekend with my best friend, Heather, her hubby, Tappan, my mother and her mother! Can’t wait to do some shopping for dresses for my mom, hike and enjoy the 100 degree heat sans humidity. Boy, my hair is in for a treat!
I am SO excited to start doing more food blog posts though. With a bigger kitchen, I have more room for cooking projects and ability to take better pictures! Stay tuned!
Here are some pictures from the last couple of weeks to catch you up on what we have been up to!
A really PINK smart car that is always parked at my gym
Invitations are done and sent! Phew!
Um, a hilarious picture of my brother-in-law to be that I can’t stop giggling at.
A beautiful boat ride in Nashville to lunch
My handsome hubby-to-be in some sweet shades
Some delicious cornmeal coated catfish in Nashville
My adorable hubby-to-be. I pray our kids get his curly blonde hair
Yup, the kitten has weaseled his way into the house every night now.
Tazzer is in heaven on our new patio – outdoors and shade!
Our first day of opening RSVP cards! With Starbucks of course..
Since the area around our “house” isn’t the nicest, I wanted to get out and take some pictures in a different setting. We were on the way to my office and had to stop at our grocery and I thought, why not!? Living in the middle of nowhere doesn’t exactly provide a plethora of cool backgrounds on which to take pictures for this blog. At our local grocery, they highlight locally grown produce all the time and these peaches were so beautiful! I love groceries that make a focal point local farmers. And how gorgeous are those sunflowers!?
On another note… I just LOVE this black dress I got from Loft last December. It is perfectly comfortable and flattering. Plus it can be worn in all seasons. My outfits have to be so versatile for work because I never know if I am going to be serving food, bartending, taking care of a clogged toilet (I know, gross but true) or working in my office on inventory! This dress with any cardigan thrown over it is a very easy work outfit and I know I will be prepared for anything while looking cute! Do you all have an outfit that is your go-to for unpredictable days?
Dress: Loft (old, similar here)
Cardigan: Express (old)
Purse: Coach (gifted, LOVE this one)
Shoes: Softt (Macy’s sale, LOVE these)
This outfit makes me feel like a little girl and let’s be honest, what woman doesn’t love letting the inner “little girl” come out to play? You know when your mom used to let you get ready for school on your own and you’d come out in a sequined t-shirt, snow boots, a pair of camo pants and a hat and call it a day? That’s kind of how I feel in this outfit. Florals or Stripes today? Ah, what the heck, let’s just mix them and add some fun pink wedges. Perfect little girl outfit! The pattern mixing works because of the similar color palette. It doesn’t overwhelm you! Add some fun bright accessories and you have a great summer outfit. I didn’t get a good picture of this bag either but I LOVE it. I got it at Marshall’s and it’s actually supposed to be a tablet/laptop bag but it works perfectly for a crossbody purse! I’ll have another picture of it, don’t you worry.
Top: LOFT (here)
Skirt: LOFT (similar here)
Wedges: Nine West (old, LOVE these TOMS ones)
Bag: Marshall’s (Michael Kors)
Up until the last few days, it has been HOT here in Texas. So, please forgive my dewy glow (otherwise known as Texas humidity) in these pictures. We literally took these as fast as we could before jetting back inside because it was that miserable outside. I don’t mind humidity, having grown up in the South, however, paired with 100 degree temps = not so fun. Anyways, I have had this dress for awhile and only worn it once! I wore it last year for Handsome’s birthday dinner. I’m not sure how I feel about the high-low trend. It’s an awesome dress with the fun stripes and perfect material for HOT summer days. I paired it with some fun nude and pink heels and just simple jewelry since the dress is loud enough. And don’t you just love my face in this first picture? You can tell I was NOT amused with the weather. Oh how I long for the days of fall….
Dress: Target (old, one I’m LOVING here)
Shoes: TJ Maxx (Nine West, old)