Wednesday, February 18, 2015


Top: Gap (old); Skirt: c/o Chicwish; Heels: c/o Lulu*s (old, similar)

I felt, very sincerely, that I'd be so anxious about my wedding day that I'd not be able to enjoy any happy anticipation or gleeful countdown-ing. But despite the map-like pattern of hives that has been popping up all over my body, I am actually feeling giddy about the soon-to-be date. My wedding photographers sent me a form to complete about the members of the wedding, the style of our ceremony, the most important piece of the wedding to us both, and I was filling it out, grinning from ear to ear. It's almost here! The day that seems (and is) so stressful, and often quaint, when looking at it from afar. But a day that, when you get a bit closer, looks like the most fantastic day I have to experience yet.

I went to Target today to buy myself some make-up for the big day, some shorts for Hawaii (there are none in stores, apparently), and some bikini bottoms (ugh), and am starting to accumulate these little bags full of things all over the house. They're all wedding-dedicated and I'm sure that they're going to fill my suitcase to the brim and leave no extra room for necessities like hair dryers or blush. I have a bag here of t-shirts from the Gap (these!), one in the closet for my wedding shoes, a few hanging in the closet carrying my rehearsal dinner dress, Ben's suit, my veil. I have a bag full of invitation supplies and thank-you cards. A wrapped package holding our guest book. A little box full of pens for said guestbook. Bags full of gifts for various members of the party. How does one fit all of this into a suitcase? Perhaps a Hawaii suitcase, containing only light coverups and shorts, is the way. It remains to be seen.

My Mom let me know today that looking at our checklist of "to-do"s for the wedding gave her heart palpitations. I think that I've successfully transferred all of my nervous energy onto someone else. Thanks, Mom! You've made this a bearable experience for me. Here's to the remaining month!


  1. Looking so romantic and feminine! Stunning outfit! Your skirt is such a lovely piece. :)

  2. Your skirt is so pretty


  3. Very romantic skirt :) Perfect for spring!

    xoxo Christina

  4. Your skirt looks so delicate and pretty!

  5. I love your flowy pink skirt.
    Very chic looking :)

  6. Beautiful! I love your skirt! I'm sure you're going to be a gorgeous bride!

  7. Your post brought a smile to my face. I think your nerves are sweet and endearing. I wish you the best of luck and hope those hives stop appearing. The skirt and shoes are very pretty. You've given me a good idea for Easter. Thumbs up to exciting, nervous energy.
    Texas Jak

  8. Oh my gosh that SKIRT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also, I just recently got hives for the first time in my life due to nerves. Then I had a panic attack. It wasn't pretty, but you know what? We can calm down, take life one day at a time and just think about how lucky we are to be alive!


    Simply Sutter

  10. That skirt is beautiful on you! I'm such a sucker for that style :)

    Good luck with the wedding- I can't imagine how stressful that must be. But it will all be worth it in the end!

  11. What a delicate skirt! So beautiful!

    xo | The Fashion Forecast

  12. So fun that it's so close!! Congrats to that and good luck on your hunt for shorts.

  13. I love this skirt. the lace layer is so beautiful


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