They are here, and I’m so so happy with our engagement pictures! J looks so darn handsome!!
It took some time sorting through all the picturesque places in the nation’s capital to take our engagement pictures. I dragged Joey to check out different places, scrolled through Pinterest, but nothing was “us.” Since our wedding is in the fall, I really wanted the contrast of a Spring engagement shoot. The monuments are obviously breathtaking, tidal basin was in bloom, and the long winter made some gardens not so pretty… none of them fit the bill. We wanted something sentimental, that fit our personalities, and a place that we could look back at and smile one day. We landed on Lincoln Park in Capitol Hill, DC right outside our first place together.
Strolling around Capitol Hill, posing in front of colorful row homes and walking hand in hand through Lincoln Park- a little awkward at times, and we definitely didn’t nail down the “serious” face, but it was the perfect spot to capture our relationship and engagement.
I hope you like a few of the collection as much as I do! I’ll be sharing a few from our second look on the next #WeddingWednesday! Rachel from Voyage Photography was so wonderful, and really put us both at ease! If you’re in the DC area, definitely check her out!
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I have been searching for a cute, comfortable pair of flats that I can easily wear with a variety of outfits. Like many of you, I love Gal Meets Glam’s blog and when she posted the scalloped Nude Ballet Flats I was in love. That is what I was looking for- girly, yet very practical. One problem though… for someone who wears flats only very occasionally, I couldn’t justify the price tag that came with the Scalloped Chloe Flats. So my search for my save vs. splurge scalloped flats began, and it didn’t take long. I found a super similar pair for a fraction of the price & switching out my heels for flats today felt like heaven! I love the nude color & the scalloped edge isn’t overly childish or blister-making! Maybe one day I will be willing to justify that price tag for the splurge, but for now… these will do the trick!
Save vs. Splurge
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Luna di miele… “honeymoon” in Italian, which we better start practicing since that’s where we are headed! We are flying into Rome and already have so much that we want to do and see there, but after 4-5 days we’re planning on training or flying to another part of the country, leaning toward Sicily. Have you all been to Sicily before?! I’m looking for some insight- especially if you’ve traveled to Italy in the Fall!
I’ve already started thinking about ‘what to pack’ purchases and so far on my list are easy breezy pieces that I won’t get tired of! Here’s a few I’ve saved so far…
Memorial Day. A weekend of remembrance, joy, and lots of beer… sometimes by the pool… in a bikini… holy smokes, summer is right around the corner! So instead of ordering a bagel smothered with cream cheese, or a cheesy sausage egg biscuit I opted for South Block and grabbed myself a green smoothie to start my day off on the right foot!
This smoothie is the Tropi-kale & one so easy and delicious I am going to start making it myself to kick start more mornings than just the ones I’m running ahead of schedule, because like I mentioned… bikinis are coming!!
Coconut Water | Agave | Kale | Strawberries | Mangos | Bananas
Blend, Pour, Enjoy!