Every time I go to the Serena & Lily website, I become more and more obsessed. They have lovely bedding, a wonderful nursery selection and I just noticed their impressive art collection. I am loving the color pallet of various blues & white with a touch of coral. Now that the wedding is over I am going to focus more on finishing our house.
When I began wedding dress shopping, I quickly realized that my criteria was a dress with no beading, sequins, chiffon, lace, tulle or rhinestones. I wanted simple with bows or ruffles. I decided to steer away from strapless gowns even though I always wear strapless dresses. After talking to friends that had to keep pulling up their strapless gowns while dancing at their weddings, comfort became my number one concern. I have known for years that when it came to our wedding day, toe cleavage was the only cleavage JCW wanted me showing. He doesn't ask for much and we happened to be in full agreement.
I had only tried on a handful of wedding gowns before making an appointment at Gamberdella. I arrived at the shop and gave them my ever growing list so they could pull dresses. While waiting, I looked through the racks of bridesmaid dresses and saw a Lazaro dress in Ravens purple. It was super light, comfortable, wouldn't require an army to help me use the restroom and the only detail was a ruffled shoulder strap. They told me it could be ordered in ivory. I checked the dress off my list and never thought twice about my decision.
These Stubbs & Wootton Espadrilles were on standby but I didn't end up wearing them until after the reception. My wedding shoes were so comfortable which was probably a combination of the low heel and the fact that I never took them off so my feet didn't have a chance to hurt.
Starbucks always makes the day a little sweeter, especially on your birthday, when it's on the house! I am looking forward to redeeming my Birthday Reward today. I recently started ordering the Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade as an afternoon treat. It's been the perfect pick-me-up in Maryland's scorching July heat.
I simply adore the American flag and I am constantly inspired by my surroundings. I love wearing anything with ruffles. I have a special place in my heart for animals and the water. I cherish photography and sculpture. I believe in fate. Summer is my favorite time of year. I like smelling cinnamon buns. I can’t live without back-rubs, online shopping, heating blankets, pink nail polish, plaid and hydrangeas. I get excited before a storm. There should be more random acts of kindness. I love antiques and decorating. I mostly wear flats. Anything seersucker is adorable. I will never get sick of eating tomato mozzarella. The best thing about the beach is outdoor showers and eating candy. All pools should be heated. -EAS