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?

 

 

Spring Weddings With Jord Watches

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Happy Friday! It’s time for the weekend! No pun indended 😉

It’s spring, so that means it’s wedding season. I always have my go to accessories and so does my hubby.  For a less formal wedding, he likes to wear a sport coat, a button up and khakis and now his new watch.

When it comes to watches, my hubby has a nice silver one that he wore for a while but he got bored of it and stopped wearing it. He had been wanting a new one, so when I asked him about this wood watch he was so excited. My hubby basically wears nothing but Brooks Brothers and Polo Ralph Lauren, so I was a little surprised he loved the natural look of the wood watch. Here’s what he had to say about the watch:

“I had always thought wood watches looked cool but I’m pretty cheap so I didn’t want to spend a decent amount of money on one and then end up not wanting to wear it very much. So, when I got the opportunity to try the Jord wood watch out, I leaped at the chance. Being a typical man, I’m not big into fashion, and I usually buy stuff based on either ‘that looks cool’ or ‘that looks like something Courtney would allow me to wear’. So anyways, not being a fashion expert, it’s kind of hard to put into words what I liked about the Jord watch, but I really enjoy it. Though they have several other styles that looked cool, I chose to go with this dark brown and red one. The dark sandalwood looks rather sophisticated; something about the way it looks as well as the sturdy feeling it has makes me feel like it came from an old, massive tree. The elegant color gives it a maturity that makes it look like the wood has been around for a hundred years, while the durable feeling of it makes it seem like it could last for a hundred more. The burgundy manages to blend in smooth with the sandalwood color while also popping out. Juxtaposing a dark color (like the sandalwood) with a color that is both light and dark (after all, burgundy is just bright red that they added some brown to I think) is a cool way to have both elements blend together while also popping out. I think this watch jumped out to me because I’m a big Maker’s Mark fan and the colors reminded me of that; the sandalwood looks like the oak barrels and the whiskey itself, while the burgundy is reminiscent of the red wax top. This reinforced the mature, understated elegance of the watch to me. Anyways, enough about the look of the watch. It also feels great and works great. Being in the hospital, I’m always doing something with my hands, whether it’s performing a physical exam or writing a patient note. Despite the sturdy feeling of the watch, it never feels cumbersome when you’re using your arms. Even after a long day, it still felt very comfortable. Overall, I think it’s a great watch, and my only regret is that I forgot to make sure I got a left-handed watch. Courtney and I are both lefties, and it seems like every day something like this happens to remind us it’s a right handed world. Anyways, other than me forgetting that like everybody else on earth is right handed, I highly recommend the Jord watch! I’ve never been a big watch guy, but now as I finally am close to being done with medical school and moving on to actually being a doctor, it’s important to have a professional, elegant look, and the Jord watch definitely fits that profile.”

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with Jord to give away a FREE Conway watch. Click here to enter.

With Mother’s Day and Father’s Day around the corner, a Jord  Wood Watch would make the perfect gift. Shop Men’s watches here and Women’s here 

Jake’s Watch: Here Courtney’s Dress: Here Earrings: Similar Purse: Similar, Similar Shoes: Similar
Wooden Wrist Watch

 In collaboration with Jord Wood Watches

Dressing For A Rehearsal Dinner

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Happy Friday! I am so glad it’s the almost the weekend. This time last week, we were heading down to Dallas for a fun wedding weekend. Although it was amazing, we’re so excited to spend time at home.

Jake is in between rotations this weekend and will be starting Pediatrics on Monday. We will be taking advantage of him being free over the weekend, since free weekends will soon be rare again. He has had a full month of elective rotations, so we got a little spoiled with no weekend work. The weather looks nice tomorrow, so that always makes the weekend more fun. We don’t have any set plans, but I know we will do a date of some sort.

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I am meeting up with a blogger to start taking pictures together. I am also hoping to organize my closet and move the winter clothes to the top rack. My poor husband is getting exhausted being an Instagram husband taking most of my pictures, so I am working with other bloggers to take pictures of each other.  I’m excited to start working with them!IMG_7095

Now that it’s wedding season, you might be invited to a rehearsal dinner if you’re in the wedding party or are a close family member of the bride or groom. Most rehearsal dinners are not formal; they’re usually more cocktail attire. I determine what I am going to wear by the location of the dinner and I used the invitation as a guide.

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The one we recently went to was at a brewery. I was not really sure what to expect, so I played it safe with a little black dress. My rule of thumb is, it’s better to be overdressed than underdressed. I wanted to still look trendy, so I wore a cold shoulder dress. One of my favorite things about LBD’s is they’re like a blank canvas. I wanted to have fun with this look, so I wore a statement necklace, leopard pumps and my new pink bag.

What is everyone doing this weekend?

Dress: 1. State Earrings:Kendra Scott Necklace: Kendra Scott, Similar Shoes:Louise Et Cie., Similar,Another option Bag: Tory Burch

Spring Wedding Attire

 

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Dress: Ted Baker, Similar, Similar Necklace: David Yurman Purse: Tory Burch Bracelets: David Yurman Shoes: Old- Betsey Johnson, Similar, Similar 

Happy Monday everyone! This weekend was one for the books. We went down to Dallas for a wedding to celebrate the marriage of two of our college friends, Mitch and Taylor. Mitch was one of my husband’s fraternity brothers and was also a groomsman in our wedding. Jake was a groomsman in the wedding, so it was a busy weekend.

We both got to do half days on Friday so we could make it in time for the wedding rehearsal. We got stuck in traffic, but we made it just in time for the rehearsal and then the rehearsal dinner. The rehearsal dinner was at a brewery in Frisco and was a lot of fun. After the dinner, the father of the bride hosted a cocktail party at the hotel. It was nice to catch up with everyone!

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On Saturday, I woke up early and met one of my best friends, Molly, downtown. She got engaged around Christmas, so she set up an appointment at a local bridal salon to try on some gowns. She found two gorgeous dresses that she loved, so we will see what she ends up deciding on!

On the way out of town Sunday afternoon, we met my whole family for brunch. My parents, my brother and his family, and my grandparents all met us. It was so nice to see everyone, but kind of a tease since we had to get back to Oklahoma. I really hope someday we end up moving down to Dallas.

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In honor of today being the first official day of spring, I am sharing what I wore to a spring wedding this weekend. Spring also means it’s officially wedding season. We were kind of the first to get married out of our friends, but now we have a lot of friends getting engaged. This will be a fun time!

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This weekend I wore a gorgeous floral print Ted Baker dress. When deciding what to wear, it’s important to look at the invitation to get a feel for the “dressiness.” If you’re ever in doubt, you can always play it safe with a little black dress. I went with this vibrant floral pattern and black dress. I decided to play up the pattern by wearing this gorgeous hot pink Tory Burch bag. This bag can be worn as a short shoulder bag or crossbody; since it was a wedding I decided to go with on the shoulder for a more dressy look. I wore plain black shoes with a bow, so the dress could be the main focus.

What did you do this weekend?

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