Dress: Topshop–on sale now and only $33! (FYI–sizing tip–I ordered a 4 because it says it fits like a 0-2, but I really should’ve gone a size down!) I also love this similar one with sleeves, this one, and this one! Belt: Topshop (it makes the coolest statement and is such a steal!) Sandals: Everlane Bridge Sandals (under $100 and come in tons of colors!) I’ve also worn this dress with my white sneakers, which looks adorable, too! Sunnies: Purchased at a local boutique, but similar here! Initial necklace: Similar here and here
Hope you had a great weekend. We definitely did–it was busy but really fun!
My friend Carly who I met through blogging (ok, we had never actually met in person before!) came to Chicago for the weekend and we finally got to meet in real life! Blogging is so funny–you make so many friends through the internet you have actually never “met”–it but felt like we had known each other for years! We hung out with her and her fiancé Stefan and took them to some of our favorite local spots.
Also exciting–I had my first dress fitting with the finished dress!! Shaheen came with me yesterday morning to try it on for the first time. If you missed it, I’m getting my wedding dress custom made by LOVA Weddings–I can’t wait for you guys to see it. It’s so, so pretty. It’s been a pretty weird experience though because I’m used to telling Neal EVERY detail about, um, everything–but I’m so scared I’m going to accidentally spill the beans about a detail on my dress and give something away that I’ve barely opened my mouth about it!
Then, this weekend, we have our small church ceremony up at the lake. (Technically this is when we will be “legally married” but what we are considering our actual wedding is in two more weeks in Portland!) My mom gets in on Thursday and we’ll have another dress fitting then so more alterations will have been made and she’ll be able to see everything in person! Then we’ll all go up to the lake on Friday morning, with the ceremony on Saturday. Kelly and Mitch will also be there and documenting everything so I will make sure to share photos of the weekend next week 😉
As you can probably tell, things are getting crazier and crazier over here. I feel like wedding details have now become my full time job for the time being, so please bear with me if you see less posts going up between now and mid September!
In the midst of the madness, I’ve been zipping around on my bike quite a bit–which is my favorite thing to do. I find that getting outside always helps me de-stress (not to mention I can get a lot more accomplished when it comes to running errands since biking is so much faster than walking :-P) FYI–my bike is the “Superbe” bike from Raleigh Bicycles–I did a full review on my new bike here, if you’re in the market!
This little dress is seriously the cutest, sweetest print, and the dress is so comfortable. I love that I can dress it up with wedges or even wear it with sneakers to dress it down–it’s definitely become one of my summer style staples! It just went on sale, too!
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I love the dress paired with this Topshop belt, which adds a little bit of edge to mix things up. (I’ve been wearing it so much lately! It looks so great with jeans!) Speaking of summer style staples, my Everlane sandals have gotten so much use over the past few months, too. I love how they look and they are so easy to just slip on and go! I know we keep talking about fall, but I’m still so glad theres plenty of summer left to wear outfits like this one!