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Beautiful Bella Bridesmaids and More Wedding Attire
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Last week I explained some of the things I did for my wedding welcome hour here, here, and here.  Today I’m sharing the all deets on everyone’s attire.

Cort and I first headed to jcrew (the store Brian once said I might as well have my paycheck directly deposited to) and left thinking we found the bridesmaids dresses and were done shopping.  But I had an appointment at Bella Bridesmaids right after to so we decided to still go and check it out.  Oh my god, it was the most adorable boutique shop I’ve ever been in!  I cannot wait to go back to get my dress for Cort’s wedding!

It’s a franchise so there are other locations (check ’em out here) but I can say the ladies at the Chicago location are the most helpful and sweetest girls ever!  They were so fun to work worth.  I actually looked forward to my appointments.  They have such a wide collection of dresses.  I’m going to go back to get some party dresses for myself!

I had the bridesmaids choose their own style from the Thread line in navy.  They wore their own nude heels to polish off the look.  Don’t worry, I still let my inner jcrew set stage.  Part of the girls’ gift from me were a set of brushed gold earrings from jcrew. They don’t carry them anymore, but if you’re in the mood to shop you can find some adorable ones here.

The purple dress I wore for the welcome hour is also from Bella Bridesmaids.  My mom got her dress there, too!

The boys wore khaki dress pants with navy blazers and green ties.  I ordered the ties from  Brian strutted his navy suit from Tom James (alright, that “British” model needs to take it down a notch).

I got my dress at a Chicago suburb dress shop.  It was Angelina Couture.

Isn’t that Mrs. Lomas hanger just the best?  Cort got it for me as a shower gift.  You’ll find them all over Etsy in different colors and styles.

I explained my jewelry here and here (scroll down to the bottom of this past post).  Now about the shoes… I just about had a heart attack passing over my credit card at Stewart Weitzman, but Cortney and my mom heavily persuaded me.  I’m so grateful they did!  I lasted all day and all night in those bad boys.  My feet had never been so comfy in heels!  I had seen other brides in red and pink heels to make them pop and loved the look.  So I went with navy.

Wow, this post turned into something way longer than I anticipated!  But hopefully you got something out of it.  Feel free to blame me on your credit card bill this month :)

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So I guess we have been slackers this week huh? Sorry! But remember when I said that my spring break was a complete whirlwind? Yeah well I feel like it’s been that way since. Want to know why? I have another video for you that just might explain.



Yep, I have a new accessory…..on my left ring finger! Ahhhhhh! Crazy right!? Last week I posted all about how Jeff and I cooked lobsters and made a video about it. Well it was Jeff’s idea to video it all and apparently it was so that I would not become suspicious of the video camera for the actual proposal. Cute huh? I actually had a completely different version of the video ready to share, but then I decided that I wanted to keep the things that were said right before and during the proposal between just the two of us. So you get to see my squeal of a reaction when I realized he was recording it instead. And the song during the video, Mary Me by Train, was actually the song that was playing during the proposal.

Jeff has great taste if I do say so myself! So yeah, the past few weeks have been spent seeing people, celebrating, and starting to plan for the big day. Starting being the key word, absolutely nothing is planned out or set in stone yet.

A couple days after we got engaged, we went to dinner at Candlelite with some friends. And this is what was waiting for us when we arrived. By the way, they have the best thin crust pizza ever in my opinion.

Photo by Joey Lax-Salinas

So fun right!? We were really excited! And I was even more excited when I realized the photographer that does most of the work for Candlelite was there that night and was able to take these pics of the sign for us!

Photo by Joey Lax-Salinas

So yeah, my life = whirlwind. But can you blame me? Jeff and I are beyond excited and even though planning a wedding is a daunting task, we are up for every minute of it!

Kendra Scott your Face Off…
By • Filed In: Gift Guide, Jewelry, Weddings

… or wrist, neck, or finger.

I came across Kendra Scott jewelry when I was planning my wedding last year.  I fell in love with all her earrings, bracelets, necklaces and rings.  I went with her Carmella Stud earring but used the color bar to personalize it with my chosen gems.  You can check out how myself and other brides used Kendra Scott Jewelry here.  You can also get a glimpse of my earrings here from my wedding.

Enough wedding talk.  Why am I bringing this up now?  Well, I’m on the email list for Kendra Scott and have been getting a lot of discount codes for Valentine’s day and now President’s day.  I thought I’d let you in on the secret.  Using the President’s Day Code (on the home page), you can get 10% off all sale items.  Kendra Scott is based out of Texas but you can purchase any of her items online.  I’ve also seen some of her earrings at small boutiques and recently at Macys and Nordstrom.

Here’s what I’ve got my eyes on…

Darby Earring

Sage Earring

Libi Earring – On sale so take and extra 10% off with the President’s Day Sale!

Tavi Stud Earring – I can see myself wearing these to work all the time.

Josephine Cuff

Grayce Statement Necklace

Poppy Cocktail Ring – Also on sale!

Ramsee Ring – Another steal on sale.


Any of Kendra’s pieces are great gifts for friends, family, and of course… yourself!