Wednesday, March 22, 2023

I've Been Shoppy, Y'all.

Before I get started I just wanted to thank you all for your incredibly sweet and lovely comments on my last post. You're all the best and it was so fun to share my wedding with you all. 

Now. Let's get in it. Something about the cabin fever of working from home with an injury paired with a challenging new job has made me want ALL THE THINGS. ALL OF THEM RIGHT NOW. I SHALL FILL THIS STRESS-HOLE WITH GLORIOUS THINGS. YES. 

Ahem. This is to say that I've done some shopping. First, I finally caved to the AYR French Fry striped tee:

It showed up and I immediately wore it two days in a row, so I guess you could say I like it. It's too expensive but if you buy two tees you get 20% off which makes it slightly less too expensive. (I also got the Slushy tee in black which I'm still not 100% sure about but it's pretty good.) 

Has anyone tried the AYR jeans? Wait, don't tell me. I don't want to know. Next:

YES. I spoiled this on IG but yes, of course I bought the shiny red Birkenstocks even though I won't be able to wear them for a while. I was afraid they'd sell out and I NEEDED THEM REAL BAD. Marianne bought them first and I was all: 

They arrived and they are my new best friend. Sorry best friends, you've been replaced with shiny red German comfort sandals. Try harder, I guess. (At time of writing my bestie Kate had ordered them in the Madrid style, and bestie Ashley got the Gizeh version which means we got ourselves a proper Red Birk cult going. Join us!)

I also bought a new pair of Vuori Performance Joggers because my knee crutch has a velcro-lined pad which ripped holes in the inseams of all my comfy pants. I hate Velcro now, just FYI. A list of things with Velcro I hate: My air cast, my ice packs, my knee crutch. Velcro is ruining my life and my pants. Anyway, I bought the joggers in ruby heather because they were on sale and the color is good! Very cute. 

Speaking of Vuori, that Palisades rain jacket kept getting marked down and down and down and I finally snapped and bought it (after returning this one from Athleta because it didn't quite work for me, size-wise.) The Vuori jacket fits true to size, the details are excellent and the color is really pretty! Plus, you get 20% off on your first purchase, which I used.

Last thing! I bought something I'd had my eye on for ages because Marianne showed it to me last spring and I filed it away under ooh, maybe. When it came back in stock recently I just couldn't resist (and you get 20% off your first order if you sign up for the mailing list! How could I not?) Anyway, I got the perforated Clare V Grande Fanny:

It's so good! Very chic, holds more than you would think and the leather is gorgeous. The strap comes in two sizes (regular and long) and I got the regular because I assumed it would be fine and guess what, it was not fine. On the longest setting it was still all up in my boob grill so I emailed to see if I could exchange it and Clare V sent me the longer strap for free! I was delighted. Now I can wear it crossbody like a belt bag or around my waist (unlikely) or looser like a crossbody bag. It's going to be my excellent summer bag and I plan on having an excellent summer because this past winter has sucked. (Except for the wedding/Paris part. That was cool.) 

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Non Traditional Wedding.

This isn't going to be a long post but I wanted to share my wedding outfit with y'all since you were so sweet when I originally posted about it. Initially I wasn't sure I wanted a dress that was even remotely bridal but after we decided to have a morning ceremony in our living room it felt like something pretty and light would be the most appropriate. I really loved this Shoshanna dress I saw on RTR and ended up buying it on Poshmark for $75. Shoshanna makes such pretty dresses for curvy figures! Mine is beautifully made and I love the vintage feel to it. 

photo from last fall when I had two good feet! 

Because we chose February (our wedding date was our 6th dating anniversary) I knew I'd freeze my ass off if I didn't have a jacket, so I found this cream suede motorcycle jacket (also via Poshmark) by BlankNYC and have worn it a few times already. Sadly it's sold out but this version is pretty similar and there's a faux suede version as well. 

I also managed to wear one of my beloved Loeffler Randall slides which were the most expensive element of my outfit and even though I couldn't wear both of them, I still think they're beautiful and festive. No regrets! 

That said, don't buy your wedding shoes in August, people. Of course we got a big snowstorm a few days before our wedding so I changed into my new Converse for our after-ceremony brunch because I am still using crutches and didn't need to slip on the ice and break my other foot. 

We didn't really decorate other than to buy some gorgeous flowers for the mantle centerpiece and my family also sent some really lovely flowers which we put by the entrance. 

We had four local friends attend and I FaceTimed in my mother, sister and niece to watch. A short ceremony, a champagne toast, and then brunch at a French restaurant nearby. It was really simple and perfect.

Can't forget the best man: