Location: Fox in the Snow Cafe (Italian Village)
Sunnies:Balmain Tee: SheIn, Jeans: Zara, Cardigan: Madewell Mules: Steve Madden
Spring has sprung in Columbus (finally), and I’m not sure if I have ever been more ready for warm weather! Being from Michigan harsh winters usually don’t phase me, but this one was exceptionally brutal and the cabin fever is REAL.
This spring will be the last of our relaxing weeks for a while, because come summer we are in full time wedding/travel mode! Planning a wedding is like layering on another full time job, and although I’ve loved every second of it, I am definitely ready for some relaxing days on Lake Michigan’s coast this summer!
I get a lot of questions around where a lot of my pieces are from. I’m all about investing in the classics ( a la the Balmain glasses, although Saks off fifth has them for a bargain in a killer nude shade) and going fast fashion for the trends (bc honestly I had a shirt that said bonjour five years ago and got rid of it…). Zara is and forever will be my favorite fast fashion retailer, but I am partial to ASOS as well (no sales tax ayeee).
Dress: Zara Shoes: J Crew
Happy Easter to all!
Sweater: Urban Outfitters/ Haute Rogue
One of my favorite traditions Philip and I have established this year is venturing to a new brunch spot every weekend. We spent this rainy Saturday morning at Cravings Cafe , and it did not disappoint. I also added the word bronut to my vocabulary, aka a donut hole shoved into a donut.
Pictured: Lynd’s Fruit Farm, The Scioto Mile, The Book Loft of German Village.
This weekend had me fondly looking back at our engagement photos as we continue to prep for arguably the biggest day of our lives. Sometimes it still blows my mind that I’m already twenty three, about to get married, and start a new chapter of my life. Life has been busy, and I realized I forgot to post something for Valentine’s Day! So Philip, here you go!
Philip and I met in college via mutual friends, and it’s sometimes strange to think about the events that had to take place for us to meet. Life really does have a funny way of working itself out. After talking to him the first night we met I knew instantly that we wanted the same things out of life. For those who know us personally, they can speak to how opposite we are in personality. Philip is reserved, even tempered and extremely considerate, and I’m, well….me. The polar end of extroverted, high strung, and overly ambitious. We both have a strong dedication towards our families, a desire to see the world, grow in our careers, and someday have a family. And we both exhibit a deep passion for tacos (@ Conado).
I wanted to share my three favorite engagement shots, as you don’t utilize nearly all of them through save the dates, etc. and as a late Vday tribute. My wonderful friend Megan Logsdon took them (hit her up if you’re in Columbus, she’s amazing!) in some of our favorite spots around the city.
So here’s to you my Valentine, I sure am thankful that everything fell into place to meet you.
Dress: Zara (dupe: Zara), Booties: Madewell, Bag: Henri Bendel (dupe: Henri Bendel)
Blouse: Zara (dupe: Zara), Jeans: J. Crew, Booties: Madewell
I️ am finally getting this post up after a week long sinus infection, and crazy work week (small victories)!
Philip and I️ were able to walk through our reception venue again last weekend since booking, and fell in love with it all over again. It’s amazing how quickly wedding planning flies by, especially since we are both working full time! We often like to reminisce on when we first met in college and all of the free time we used to accommodate! The textures, tones and overall atmosphere of our reception venue is exactly what we were picturing, and I️ can’t wait to post more pictures once the day arrives. Until then, here are a few teasers!
I have so much to reflect on with the closing of 2017, this year has been quite a whirlwind of different feelings, with massive changes coming out of this year. Things have been insanely busy (as always!), but 2017 seemed to be the year of excessive busyness.
The year started with an exceptional amount of travel, for both work and for personal reasons. I was able to be in my home state of Michigan multiple times, visiting both Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids. I then hit Minneapolis, and experienced my first trip (solo) to the Mall of America, as well as Gainesville Florida. Philip and I also were able to treat ourselves on a post-graduation trip to Orlando, for Philip’s first ever trip to Disney World. I rounded out with a trip to Georgia to visit UGA, and was able to visit family who lives in Atlanta. And as always, multiple trips to NYC for work, and the best food on earth. I am optimistic that 2018 will be a year full of seeing new places.
My personal life saw an immense amount of change this year as well. The largest by far being our engagement! Philip and I have been together for three years, and he proposed in September on my paren’ts wedding anniversary, at one of our favorite spots at Ohio State where we met. Our wedding will be in early October and we couldn’t be more excited! I also learned that I will be welcoming my first nephew come April, he will be incredibly well dressed. I also moved into a new apartment closer to downtown Columbus, with Darby dog of course by my side.
Here’s to a year of happiness, change, and growth!