Tuesday, October 21, 2014

I'm still insanely swamped at work. But here's what I know:
 - Reading & replying to emails and comments from you guys is still a #1 priority, and it keeps me sane.
 - Seeing the amazing pink outfits on Third Thursday Threads is totally inspiring (link up here if you haven't yet!). 
 - I had the best bachelorette party weekend I could have imagined, and I'll be sharing details THURSDAY. So come back for that - trust me!
 - There's a bar cart behind me in these photos that I love (house tour someday on the blog?) and so I had to call it out in the title.

Sweater: LOFT (hand-me-down from mama, similar)
Jeans: Urban Outfitters
Scarf: J. Crew Factory (similar)
Booties: Nordstrom

Have a great Tuesday and see you back here tomorrow (I promise!).

Third Thursday Threads: Pink

Thursday, October 16, 2014

As I mentioned when I announced this month's theme, my mom is a breast cancer survivor, and this month is all about breast cancer awareness. There are a lot of places you can help, and I'm happy to provide more information if you're interested in it. But what I will say is this: check early, check often, and encourage the women in your life to do the same. 

And now, on to the pink link-up!

This jacket was a London purchase that I've hardly worn at all. But this blouse comes in the mail from Le Tote, I see the pink in it, and it suddenly all comes together. The gray booties were a bit of an unusual choice for me given the rest of the color palette, but I love the way it turned out. And since they are the most comfortable shoes ever, I was happy all day. 

And let's not forget about the co-host for the month. Gina from On The Daily Express was the most-clicked outfit in September, and I'm just as excited about her October pink outfits as I was about her awesome fall combinations:

Jeans: LOFT
Booties: BP
Shirt: Le Tote
Jacket: Zara (purchased in London, similar)

In case you're new here, here's how this works:
2. Link to a specific post, not your general blog URL, and please be wearing or talking about a Pink outfit.
3. Visit the other bloggers who have linked up!

Boots are back

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

And I couldn't be happier! 

In other news, I'm headed to Nashville on Thursday for my Bachelorette Party Weekend and I couldn't be more excited. I don't know what we're doing once we are there, but I have no doubt my bridesmaids and friends (12 of us total) have planned an amazing weekend. 

Also, I'm still working 2 jobs at my company, transitioning over to sales, which is why I've been so MIA. My bloglovin is completely overwhelmed with posts I haven't yet read, and I feel so guilty (I also miss you guys!) but I hope to be back on track with my evenings in a couple of weeks. 

Shirt: Le Tote
Pants: Zella
Boots: Sam Edelman

Don't forget to come link up on Thursday - wear something pink!

Third Thursday Threads Theme Announcement

Monday, October 13, 2014

Well if this isn't the most delayed theme announcement ever. Oops!

I'll get right to it - this month, I want to see your best PINK for breast cancer awareness month. I don't talk about it much here, but my mom is a breast cancer survivor, and I have a lot of other women in my life who are too. So this month, I want to see your best support, in the form of wearing pink.

The link up goes live this Thursday, October 16, and I'll leave it up all weekend. The link-up will be live for an entire week even though I'll continue posting on October 20. Sound good? 

And instead of showing you outfit inspiration, I thought I'd show you a few pictures from the Susan G Komen 3-day in 2010, which I walked with my mom and two of our friends (our team name was the Poore Titties - Poore was my mom's maiden name):

We had so many visitors along the walk, which was the best motivation!

Even the tents were pink - so fun!

See you here on Thursday, October 16 for Third Thursday Threads: PINK!

Photos versus Real Life

Monday, October 6, 2014

I don't edit my photos for this blog. I know that sometimes I should, as we take photos in bad light, or with weird things in the background, and maybe someday I will decide to edit more often. But for now, I like to show you things exactly how they come out - a little rough around the edges, amateurish, and definitely far from perfect. 

But this outfit photographed really strangely. And so I went to pull Photoshop up to do some editing, and then my busy life got in the way. So here are the photos, unedited as usual. The colors aren't quite how they were in real life. And the layering of the shirt shows way more - in real life, the sweater doesn't appear as sheer as it does with a camera's view. ANYWAY, its my blog and this is just going to have to do for today :)

Shirt: Nordstrom (currently on sale bigtime!)
Pants: Zara (similar)
Shoes: Seychelles
Sweater: Target (similar)

Also, this braid. I can't get enough of this day 4 hairstyle (that's day 4 after a wash, which I realize is insane). My hair has been loving me so much more lately!

Wedding Update: Finding Inspiration

Friday, October 3, 2014

So up to this point, I've shared only a few things about wedding planning. I thought I'd start with a quick recap:

2. I shared a bit about our love story.
3. We had an engagement party.
4. I went dress shopping!
5. We got engagement photos taken (outfits, link to photos)
6. I shared how I asked my bridesmaids to be a part of our wedding.
7. I gave you a sneak peak at our wedding favor (and yes, they are still for sale!).

The next logical step seems to be to share a bit about where I found inspiration, and what is inspiring me as I plan out the details of the wedding. Most of our details are in the halfway-planned stage: we've picked the vendor, we've talked through inspiration, but we haven't nailed down specifics. That's all coming soon - very, very soon. 

Like most newly-engaged ladies, I ran to Pinterest immediately to start to pin things I loved to a (secret) wedding board. I shared it with my bridesmaids, and we started pinning other winter weddings, other winery weddings, and other things we liked. I quickly realized we had a clear winner for color: gold! So the girls started finding their favorite gold dresses, as I wanted each of them to be in something they loved, not matching dresses. I also started gravitating toward a lot of naturey looks - since we're getting married in the mountains, in the winter, I fell in love with woodsy looks: pine trees, bark, and bright white. 

Here are some of the photos that have been my strongest inspiration:

I loved the mix&match gold dresses - and really loved how they varied from champagne all the way to bronze. 

The fur, the white flowers, the pine tress, THE SNOW. This one is a favorite.

I am going with a very similar flower plan: lots of white flowers, lots of greenery, and a very organic look.

I adore the gold flatwear, the sprig of pine, and the basic white.

This is my dream tablescape: gold, wood, lots of white and green, and just a soft, welcoming feel overall - with a touch of elegance.

The girls all have their dresses picked out, and let me tell you - they are gorgeous! I cannot wait to see all 5 of them in a row, each shining in their own style. 

So here's your chance to help - have you seen anything amazing out there that incorporates my dreams of a wedding full of rustic elegance? I'd love for you to leave links to any favorites in the comments to help me firm up some of these vague ideas into detailed specifics! 

Old, New, Borrowed

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

I promised you a wedding update this week, and this is not it. Post title confused you, right? But this outfit has everything a bride needs for tradition (except the color blue, although my engagement ring is blue so I guess it counts!), but nothing bridal. 

Anyway. This t-shirt is old. These pants & pumps are new. The blazer is borrowed. And I'm going to scream it from the rooftops one more time: Le Tote is the best. If you haven't tried Le Tote, WHY NOT?! Now, here's the thing: I have two friends who tried it who didn't get awesome stuff at first - but you guys, don't give up. Give feedback on your items, like more things on their site to add to your closet, even take a minute to email customer service - they have taken every piece of feedback to heart and I have been wearing the heck out of their clothes. I'll get a referral if you click through here and sign up, so if you hate that idea, just google it :) Also, check out all the different pieces I've worn from Le Tote, here

Tee: Everlane
Pants: Anthropologie
Shoes: Shoemint
Blazer: Le Tote

Isn't that texture amazing on the blazer?? 

Wedding update coming tomorrow, hopefully! If not, by Friday! This has been one incredibly busy week!

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