for your bridesmaids.

the girls that stand beside you on your wedding day. the ones who share your first toast of the day over mimosas + pampering. the girls who promise to be by your side on the dance floor. but importantly, the ones who have always been there. and will now be bridesmaids on your big day.

I want “my day” to be as fun for them as it is for me.

for your bridesmaids //

a weekender tote for all of their essentials.

a bauble bar statement necklace + stud earrings.

a kate spade best friend bangle.

a colorful jersey knit robe for our morning of pampering.

bright lipstick + nail polish.

the prettiest, sparkly sandals.

a minimergency kitfor just in case.

and a flask. because why not?

being a bridesmaid can be stressful + demanding, make it fun for the girls that mean the most in your life. enjoy the day together.

happy thursday.

shoes for the bride.

wedding wednesday //

I will be walking down the aisle, to marry [J] in my bare feet. although I’d love to make my walk in thee most amazing shoes, I’ll have to save them for the dance party. sand is better enjoyed sans shoes. 

[*editor’s note: we’re getting married on the beach].

I’ve always envisioned bold, blue heels to accompany my wedding dress. but I must say I’m torn.

how do you pick “the shoes”? and how much do you account the style of your dress?

for the bride shoes //

one: ann taylor bow sandals // two: blue by betsey johnson // three: gianni bini platform // four: kate spade charm // five: nine west tellmemore // six: kate spade shalyn // seven: betsey johnson sparkle // eight: badgley mishka evening pumps.

what do you think?

happy wedding wednesday.


the week in photos.

happy friday!

the weekend is upon us.

I made a second, unexpected trip to the iowa state fair yesterday ..brought on by an impromptu visit from good friend. I love surprise visits. especially when they end in a round of fried oreos. and more importantly, begin with mimosas.

but besides that, it was a pretty quiet week. no complaints here.

*disclaimer: I’ve been on a sort of camera hiatus since [J] & I’s trip. it didn’t leave my hand for 16 days. so we took a “break” from each other this week. and for that reason, slim pickings on photos.

but for what it’s worth ..

the week in photos.

week in photos, aug 16 //

[J] & I have been attempting  creating new cocktails lately. this beauty is blueberry-infused vodka & soda, with frozen blueberries & strawberries.

week in photos, aug 16 //

[J] & I went to the state fair monday {more here} & on thursday ..and both times I could not get over this exhibit. you could watch little baby chickens hatch from their eggs.

week in photos, aug 16 //

on monday, just this little guy had escaped his shell. but yesterday, more than 10 were just hatched ..trying to navigate their newly discovered legs. absolutely adorable.

week in photos, aug 16 //

our apartment is turning into a bridal boutique, complete with wedding magazines & bubbly. I couldn’t be happier. especially about the champagne. and my new fiance, of course!

[I’ll make sure to reunite with my camera].

have the best weekend.