Monthly Archives: February 2015

Saying Goodbye to Singledom

27th February 2015

10668979_10154929976965381_7803792244068645586_oIn fifteen days, I am going to be someone’s wife. Which, for me, is a title I didn’t think I would have for at least another decade.

Up until two years ago, when Joe just happened to fall into my life, I had always been the requisite single girl in my group of friends.

It’s not that I didn’t want to date…it was just that I was having so much fun building my career and friendships that it never was a priority.

My entire life, I’ve found so much joy and fulfillment in the female relationships I’ve made that the thought of adding a boy into the mix seemed like it could only screw things up. (Which in the instances of some of my friends’ relationships, did in fact occur.)

Through thick and thin, my girlfriends have always been there for me even when my family couldn’t be. They have counseled me on some of my biggest life decisions and given me the courage to get to where I am today.

These friendships are why it is so hard for me to say goodbye to my singledom.

Not because I am afraid of the commitment of marriage or that I’m afraid I’ve made the wrong choice (Joe is one thing I could not be more sure of), but because of how it is going to forever alter these relationships I’ve cherished for so many years.

I’m not naive. The reason everyone says “marriage changes you” is because how could it not?

I am no longer going to be an individual making decisions solely for myself but instead be someone’s partner and teammate as we collectively make decisions together.

While I wrestle with these changes that are about to occur in my life, there is one thing I know for certain.

No matter how the nature of my friendships change once I say “I do,” I will always try my hardest to be the same friend I was when I was single.

Sure, it may involve some more work on my part. But whether it be my friendships or my marriage, I am going to do everything I can to keep the relationships that matter most to me as vibrant and as meaningful as they’ve always been.

The great thing about a milestone like marriage is it truly makes you stop dead in your tracks and evaluate the decisions that got you to this point.

And I can honestly say that were it not for the love and faithfulness my girlfriends have provided over the years, I would not be able to walk down the aisle.

Because without them teaching me about the type of love I deserve, I never would have been able to recognize it when I found it.

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(This post is in honor of many lovely ladies but in particular my soulmate, Allie. You will always be my person!)

Oscar’s Best Dressed: Pearls, Chartreuse, Statement Earrings, & YSL

23rd February 2015

Oscars 2015 Collage

While I was a little underwhelmed with both the the red carpet and the show itself (too much talking, too little NPH), the gowns did not disappoint.

And lets be honest, I only watch the Academy Awards for the fashion anyways.

Last night, we all learned that Lupita is the QUEEN of red carpets, Emma isn’t afraid to rock color, Gwyneth likes to stick to what she knows, and Margot is on her way to becoming a style icon.

What were you favorite looks at the 2015 Oscars? 

My Last Swing

20th February 2015

Wedding planning can be stressful, to say the least. Between all the worrying over table centerpieces and seating charts, it can be easier said than done to sit back and enjoy the process.

Thankfully, that is what bachelorette weekends are for. To unwind with your closest friends and remember why you are doing all those silly things in the first place.

Between posing with fairy godmother at Disneyland to eating breakfast burritos at the beach, this past weekend is most certainly going into the record books.

(Pardon the quality of some of these photos. None of us wanted to lug around a big camera all weekend so our iPhones had to suffice.)

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First stop of the trip, Disneyland! We didn’t even plan the matching shorts or ears, it just worked out that way. I swear!

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She made all our wishes come true! Wouldn’t it be nice if that were true?

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After a day at Disney, it was nice to spend a relaxing morning at the beach in Newport. We also made a pit stop for my all time favorite treat…Balboa bars!

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Selfie!
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Allie & I really enjoy frolicking on the beach.

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The room set up before the real bachelorette shenanigans began.

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Cheesin’ for the camera.

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Incredible dinner at Bottega Louie… even though we got some strange looks in the restaurant. After all, it was Valentine’s Day.

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Pre fish bowl & post fake bar proposal at Mrs. Fish.
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My bucket list! (If you are wondering, I was not able to complete all the items.)