We recently had some family photos taken and I’m obsessed with how they turned out. We used a local photographer Libby Felche who is so nice, it made taking pictures with a sleepy 1-year-old easy.
As much as it pains me to admit that summer is coming to an end, I can cope because fall fashion. I love all of the luxe fabrics and details of the season, especially when it comes to shoes. This year is all about embellishment and texture. Pearls, velvet and updated flats reign supreme. So in honor of the first day of New York Fashion Week, I wanted to share my 2017 Fall Footwear Wish List! See my selections for everything you need to look have your feet looking fabulous through fall!
We ventured to the Jersey Shore for the wedding of one of my dear college girlfriends. The Jersey Shore definitely gets a bad wrap (think the infamous “tan, gym, laundry” routine thanks to the reality TV show), but Mantoloking the sleepy little beach town where we visited was absolutely gorgeous and so serene!
I cannot get over the hydrangeas! They were heavenly! My girlfriends and I could not stop commenting on the abundance of hydrangeas, the variation of colors and the pristine landscaping. It was definitely enviable.
The gingham maxi dress I wore was the perfect amount of formality and prep. The thin criss-cross straps tie beautifully in the back and the skirt is the perfect amount of pouf with a layer of crinoline underneath. It was a dream to wear and to dance the night away in under the white tent of the reception, which was located in a boatyard. Sidenote: The bride and groom made their entrance on a boat, which was pretty much the cutest thing ever and perfect for a coastal wedding. It was stunning!
Unfortunately, my dress currently out of stock online, but J.Crew has some other really cute options that are pretty similar. Scope out this tiered maxi dress in blue and white stripes (which I almost bought in place of the one I wore), this cotton-poplin maxi that preppy dreams are made of, and this gingham ball skirt which would be oh so fun to mix and match with varying tops. I also love this gingham midi dress with eyelet accents. And for more gingham goodness check out this splurge worthy silk gingham maxi my DVF and this deal of a gingham maxi with contrasting trim by ASOS. All super cute styles sure to rival any Lilly Pulitzer ensembles you may encounter on the east coast!
While in Mantoloking we enjoyed our fair share of seafood. We arrived at our first stop the second we pulled into Point Pleasant at the Shrimp Box where we sipped rose overlooking the harbor. Then soon there after followed it with a delicious Italian dinner at Theresa’s South in Bay Head. I would highly recommend the pappardelle with lobster. And since we don’t have it in Denver, the novelty of BYOB isn’t lost on me. When we asked for the wine list we were surprised when she said that we could walk across the street to the conveniently located liquor store to bring in our own wine. Again, how do we get BYOB in Colorado?!
Our trip also included lots of time on the water. Sunset drinks on the shore with the bride’s friend Mary who started her own wine label, Ripe Life Wines. I definitely need to stock some of their Clambake chardonnay at home, as seen on my Instagram! One day we rented a pontoon boat and putzed around the bay while the boys crabbed. (See what they caught above!) We even had a recovery beach day beach day after the wedding before we headed to the airport.
I’m so happy that we had a fun-filled weekend reuniting with my KU girls, celebrating and amazing couple with their friends and family and I got my toes in the sand, something that’s on my list of resolutions each year!
Happy Friday everyone! I hope you have a great weekend!
To ring in my thirtieth birthday, and the birthdays of several of my best girlfriends, we planned a trip to Napa. It was my first time visiting the valley and it did not disappoint!
The trend of styling a dress over jeans is perfect for days when you just can’t seem to figure out what to wear to be comfortable in the in-between spring temperatures. I’m always cold and wearing basic skinny jeans under this printed off-the-shoulder dress proved just about perfect to keep me warm while out and about.
This ruffle-sleeve sweater is my new spring obsession. It is so cozy and instantly adds a bit of flare to your outfit. Ruffles are everywhere this season and this pretty pastel purple is the perfect way to tie in color to an otherwise basic outfit.
We’ve had a pretty mild winter here in Denver but there’s just something about full-on Spring! I’m really enjoying the warm weather, longer days and love that everything is so beautiful in bloom this time of year. Driving by these blossoming trees in my neighborhood puts a smile on my face each day! Pink is one of my favorite colors in any shade and I’m so happy that it’s everywhere this season in nature and in fashion.
I say, all lace-up everything! I just added this long-sleeve ribbed dress to my rotation and I really appreciate that it’s such a classic piece. The ribbing creates a very flattering fit and I absolutely love the lace-up neckline with gold grommets. It’s so on trend yet classic, and perfect for summer and the months leading up to it.
Although it feels more like winter in Denver now than it did just last week, I wanted to share my Spring 2017 Shoe Wish List! I’ve been stocking up on nude block-heel sandals as seen on my Instagram. Typically I gravitate towards neutral shoes but I’ve also really been loving footwear with a pop of pink. Pink pairs with almost everything so try this season’s perfect pastel pink tennis shoes, rose mid-calf boots, fuchsia lace-ups, or blush mules. Spring shoes are all about the details with fringe, fur and floral popping up everywhere. See my top picks to spring your footwear forward this season. (Pun intended!)
*Shoes that admittedly are already in my closet!