Lovely In Lace

8EAD8287-97C4-4E27-808C-6FC6E9EBFB8DHappy Monday! My hubby is starting week 3 of Ob/Gyn.  He has been working nights, so I have barely seen him this week. As hard as it is to not have a “normal” marriage right now, I am so thankful because Jake finally graduates in less than a year now! I know residency will not be all fun and games, but we’re both so ready for school to be over.

One of my favorite things I cannot get enough of lately is lace. I am constantly finding myself drawn to lace dresses. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed I’ve worn several lace dresses this spring. I wanted to do a round up and share my 3 favorite lace dresses I have bought this season. These are all still available and I LOVE them.

Hollow Out Fit & Flare Lace Cami Dress

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Dress: Here, Red Version Pink Tassel Earrings: Almost Identical, Similar, Similar (these are too fun) Nude Block Heel: Here Bag: Old-Tory Burch, Similar

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Dress: Here, Red Version Silver Chandelier Earrings: Here (Color Bar-Style Greta, stones drusy and slate), Similar Glitter Bow Heel: Here Clutch: Here

I bought this dress with no real event in mind to wear it to. On the day of my hubby’s med school formal, I made a last minute decision to wear it. It worked out perfect. The thing I love about it is that it’s so versatile. It can be dressed up or down. In the formal case, I dressed it up with dressy silver shoes and a clutch. I also wore it on a date night with nude block heels and pink tassel earrings.

It is perfect for a date night, cocktail party/ spring wedding, brunch, or a bridal shower. For a brunch or luncheon, I would suggest a little cardigan over the shoulder to make it a little more conservative. Also, I would recommend more of a sandal with a heel.

The best part about this dress is the straps are adjustable. I got a size small and it fit perfectly. This dress also comes in red and is gorgeous. Too bad I don’t have an event to wear it to 😉

Lacey Lace Halter Sheath Dress

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Dress: Here Earrings: Here (Color Bar-Style Greta, stones drusy and slate), Bracelet: Here Shoes: Similar Bag: Similar

I initially bought this one for my hubby’s formal, but changed my mind last minute. Here are more pictures of me wearing it in our Jord Watches blog post. It is the most dressy of the 3 and is just gorgeous. I love the halter details. It is perfect for spring weddings or a brunch with a cardigan. It is a midi length which is very in right now. I paired it with statement earrings and bow heels. This dress is true to size. This picture below shows the fit better.

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Crochet Pom-Pom Trim Sheer Lace Dress

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Dress: Here, Black Version Earrings: Here, Similar (same look, but lower price) Bag: Here Shoes: Here 

This dress is one of my favorites. I love that it incorporates current trends with the pom pom and bell sleeve details. I did a full blog post on this dress here. I paired this dress with rock stud dupes and statement earrings. This dress also comes in black and is super cute. With this particular retailer, their items tend to run small. However, this item has a larger fit, so I went down a size. If you are taller, I would recommend staying with your typical size as it is a little on the short side.

I tried the Sonia V-Neck Sleeveless Block Lace Sheath Dress and loved it. It’s on sale now. (Excuse my selfie, but it’s too good to not share)

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Which dress is your favorite?

 

 

Our Proposal Story

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May 4, 2013 was a very special day for many reasons. Jake and I both graduated from Oklahoma State University, and it was also the day Jake asked me to be his wife. In honor of our 4th anniversary of my hubby proposing, I thought it would be fun to share our proposal story.

Our Story:

Jake and I had been dating since my sophomore year of college and we were finally about to graduate. For months we had been talking about getting engaged soon. I was in a sorority (Zeta Tau Alpha) in college and kept hinting to Jake that I wanted to have a candlelight ceremony (a way sorority girls announce their engagement to their sisters). I also expressed that I wanted to have my family around to celebrate after we got engaged. My hubby said he didn’t know if the candlelight would happen or not, but he had the perfect day in mind. I hate surprises, so I kept trying to get him to give me hints. He would not crack though!

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I kept daydreaming that he would be proposing soon and even created a Pinterest board with the style of ring I wanted. I really thought he would propose on either the anniversary of the day we met (March 27, 2010), on graduation day, or during our upcoming Hawaiian vacation. The day we met went by with no proposal, so I kept thinking it could be any day. Weeks went by and still no proposal. Graduation was coming up, so I had my suspicions it might be then. I asked my mom if I should get my nails done because I was trying to see if she would ruin the surprise.  She said it would be nice to, but didn’t make me convinced I needed to get them done. So I didn’t get them done, thinking that if I did get them done, I would jinx it and that wouldn’t end up being the day he proposed.

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Graduation day was cold and rainy. My hubby picked me up before the ceremony so we could graduate together. I was suspicious he was going to propose right before the ceremony.  But the ceremony went on and no proposal. At this point I was a little down, since I made my mind up it was not going to happen that day.

After graduation was over, we were planning on meeting up with our families at Theta Pond to take pictures. If you have never been to OSU, it’s a really pretty pond in the center of campus. On the way to Theta Pond, we passed through a pretty garden. I was a little down that he hadn’t proposed, so I wasn’t very talkative. Jake began talking about how he couldn’t believe we just graduated and how we have made so many memories at OSU. I agreed, but didn’t say much. He finally got my attention when I noticed he was starting to get choked up. He began talking about the next chapter of our lives. He then went on to say “we might as well make one more memory at OSU”. He got down on his knee and asked me to marry him. I immediately began crying and of course said yes.  It was the perfect moment and was very symbolic. I didn’t get my candlelight, but May 4th was one of the best days of my life for many reasons.

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Now we are about to celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary in June! You can view our wedding feature here.

Also, don’t forget to enter our Jord Wood Watch giveaway for a FREE Conway watch here. It ends 5/7/17.  Thank you to Jord for providing this giveaway.

Dress: Lilly Pulitzer, Similar, Similar, Similar Necklace: Here Earrings: Similar Shoes: Similar, Similar

Dressing For A Cold/Rainy Spring Day

IMG_9340IMG_9329IMG_9330IMG_9332IMG_9334IMG_9335Happy Monday and Happy May! This weekend was just what I needed! We had crazy storms on Friday night and Saturday morning. This made our power go out, so we had to transfer all of our food into our Yeti coolers. It’s funny how things like this work out, since it inspired me to clean the expired food out of the fridge. I then got on a cleaning kick and organized various aspects of the house like our Tupperware containers (I’ve been putting that off). My hubby has his Pediatrics rotation shelf exam on Friday, and the weather forced us to stay in and be productive. The end of Pediatrics is coming at the perfect time, since we will be leaving Friday for my cousin’s wedding. We are excited for a little getaway!

Lately our weather has been more on the chilly side and we have had tons of storms. When it’s rainy, even if it’s not cold outside, I still get cold. Recently, on a rainy day I met some local bloggers for brunch.  I didn’t want to let the dreary weather get me down, so I wore a bright moto jacket to brighten my day.  I find the colors that I wear effect my mood. Since the jacket is very bright, I accessorized with a black top, as well as dark jeans and added leopard shoes and a statement necklace. Adding statement pieces like leopard and a big necklace can really dress up jeans.

Jacket: Here Top: Old- Forever 21, Similar Necklace: Here Jeans: Here Shoes: Similar Bag: here

Trending: The Bodysuit

IMG_7933IMG_7973IMG_7947IMG_7967IMG_7941Happy Thursday! I don’t know about y’all, but I feel like I need a vacation badly. I think it’s because my hubby is on a rotation where he goes in before the sun comes up and I feel like during the week I barely see him. It could just be my lack of sleep lately 😉 I am always more creative at night and always seem to wake up at night even if I am exhausted all day!

Anyways, one trend that I jumped on late was the bodysuit. I never in a million years thought they would be flattering, so I never tried one. I also thought they seemed weird until I saw this ruffle off the shoulder one. The ruffles were what spoke to me, so I gave it a chance. Let me just tell you, they are a major game changer!

The thing that I love about bodysuits are they give you the “tucked in” look without having a lot of fabric that gets bunched up. When I wear skirts, it always seems like I am constantly fixing my top, but with a bodysuit it gives you the perfect tucked in appearance.

I have paired my bodysuit with jeans, palazzo pants and skirts. They are so versatile! I have a feeling that I am going to be buying several more in the near future.

What is a trend that you’re loving lately?

Necklace: Kendra Scott, Similar(Same necklace, different shade of turquoise) Bodysuit: Target Jeans: Michael Kors, Similar, Similar Shoes: Target Bag: Louis Vuitton

Leopard With a Pop of Pink

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Jacket:Neiman Marcus Last Call -Romeo & Juliet Couture, Similar (I love this brand) Dress: Old- Forever 21, Similar (limited sizing), Similar, Similar Necklace: Kendra Scott (hot pink sold out, same necklace different colors, Similar, Similar Shoes: Sam Edelman Bag: Louis Vuitton

Happy Wednesday! This week is starting to look up, since we are halfway to the weekend. So far, being very organized has helped this week not be so chaotic. I have been busy with work and blogging, but it has been much more manageable.

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The weather is a little chilly here still, so I have found leather jackets to be a go-to piece lately. When putting this look together, I couldn’t really decide what to wear. Leopard is a neutral to me and pink is my favorite color, so that’s where I got my inspiration.

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One thing I’m loving lately is mixing a classic dress with an edgy piece, such as a leather jacket. I paired a classic A line dress with with this jacket and added a pop of pink to give it a little color. To make this look a little trendy, I wore lace up shoes.

Also, I don’t know if you noticed, but I FINALLY have a logo. Please let me know what you think!