Switching things up a bit today over here!
It’s hard to believe our wedding has come and gone! We got back on Monday night after having spent a week in Boca Grande, Florida celebrating with family and friends. We are still on a high from all of the fun we had and the amount of love and support we received from everyone who traveled to be with us. I posted a few photos from the wedding over on my Instagram, and once I get the professional photos back from our photographer I will be posting a more detailed story on the blog! Stay tuned. It was truly a magical wedding and we are so excited to start this new chapter as husband and wife aka Mr. and Mrs. Smith!
We are taking our honeymoon in September so we are looking forward to that! (More details to come later) Now we plan to focus on designing our future home. We are excited to finalize all the design and decor details and officially move into our new place come June/July. Lots of exciting things on the horizon!
We got back to warm weather in Chicago and everything was in bloom. Spring flowers make me so happy! It had me so excited to wear all the warm-weather pieces I bought for our wedding week. I’ve been gravitating towards all of the off-the-shoulder style tops and dresses this season. I recently picked up is this red top I’m wearing from Zara (sold out, similar here) and I’ve been wearing these white jeans (under $25) non-stop since I got them! I dressed this outfit up but it would also look great worn casually for brunch with a flat sandal or espadrille. Lately I haven’t been buying too much color, but I love how bright and cheery this pop of red looks against white jeans.
On another note, if anyone has any tips on how to easily change your name after you get married, send them my way via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thanks for stopping by!
MORE OFF-THE-SHOULDER FAVORITES
Is there anything more classic than a blue and white striped skirt? I love finding a versatile piece for a new season that can be worn a few different ways, so when I came across this one from H&M, I had to snatch it up. Sadly it’s now sold out, but I found a very similar one here. I styled it with the most comfortable wedges, a basic black tee and a fun pom pom tote for a casual daytime outfit. The next time I wear this skirt, I plan on pairing it with stan smith sneakers and a white tee for brunch in the city. It would also make for a great swim coverup over a one-piece- Talk about versatility!
I just got this evil eye bracelet and haven’t taken it off. It’s so delicate!
Yesterday I got to Boca Grande, Florida for our wedding week! Drew doesn’t get in town until Wednesday due to work, so I’ll be relaxing with my family until he arrives. We have a few dinners planned, massages scheduled, and basically just a whole lot of relaxing before the big day. Doesn’t get much better than that! We are so excited for our wedding day and looking forward to celebrating with our family and friends come next weekend! We didn’t hire a wedding planner besides a day of coordinator, so it will be fun to see all of our hard work and creativity come alive on the big day. Follow along on Instagram for some behind the scenes action!
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Photos by Yvone Jane Photography
I’m not much of a handbag collector, but lately it seems I’ve been racking up quite the collection of basket bags. Perhaps it’s the inner beach girl in me whose constantly dreaming of warm sunny days spent oceanside. If you’ve been following me on Instagram for a while, you’ve probably noticed my obsession (seen here, here and here)! I recently just added another round basket bag to my collection. I couldn’t resist, it just screams summer! From the classic Ark Bag that keeps selling out to the bright, statement-making totes, there are so many good looking styles to choose from. Totes, cross-body, backpacks, clutches, bucket bags, round bags — the options are endless and I wouldn’t just settle on one style. If there’s one bag you buy right now, make it a basket bag. It will be your go-to summer essential, I promise!
Aside from pulling out sandals and off-the-shoulder pieces, one of my favorite parts about Springtime is being able to wear more accessories. It’s way more fun to accessorize when you’re not bundled up in heavy coats and sweaters. I’ve been picking up all kinds of fun earrings and bracelets to play up my outfits. I’ve been eyeing these bracelets! I used to wear watches all the time. I had a few Michael Kors watches that lasted me a while but I wore them to death and then stopped wearing watches altogether. Now I rely on my iPhone to tell the date/time, so with a new season I decided it was time to find a cool watch for spring that was functional and stylish.
Just recently I discovered a cool watch brand, JORD, that specializes in hand-crafted wood watches that are lightweight, minimal and stylish. They make really unique watches for both women and men. With my love for straw accessories and organic design, I decided this watch was the perfect complement to my laid-back aesthetic when warm weather arrives. Their watches are the perfect accessory for a casual spring or summer outfit. I can’t wait to wear my new watch in Florida for my wedding!
If you’re looking for a new watch at a great price point, be sure to check out their selection. I am also loving this one and this one. JORD is running an awesome giveaway until 4/16 at 11:59PM. You’ll automatically receive a $25 e-gift code when you enter, and you’ll also be entered to win a $100 e-gift code once the contest ends. To enter, click here.