Blogmopolitan Quiz!

Greetings from Montauk!  Since I'm playing all fancy out here in the Hamptons I figured it is the perfect time to play celebrity and fill out the Blogmopolitan Quiz!  You can tell when I wrote this I was craving pizza... Oops! ;)


Necessary Bows

Necessary Clothing White Dress (On Sale for $16!) // Lilly Pulitzer Necklace, old, similar // Nude Patent Leather Heels // Kate Spade Sunnies // Kate Spade New York All Wrapped Up Bow Earrings

I recently found Necessary Clothing and spent hours going through all of their adorable dresses, rompers, and tops.  They have a biggest selection of adorable dresses for great prices, and tons of floral rompers that are almost too cute to handle.  I couldn't resist this dress because of the bows on the back!  I thought they were such a cute touch, and I love that the white dress can be the backdrop for all my statement necklaces.  The best part?  This dress is currently on sale for $16!  I plan to wear this as much as possible before Labor Day comes around!


Beach Town

I love living by a beach town.  While it's a little quicker for us to drive into Sarasota for some fun, Dom and I almost always decide to go the extra few minutes to Siesta Key.  Everything down on the key is so colorful, casual, and fun.  That's the exact way I feel about this outfit!  The Lilly Pulitzer top is so cute and fun, and it's perfect for exploring the shops and restaurants right by the beach! 



Progression of Thoughts During the Nordstrom Sale

The morning the sale opens to us normal people.

When you find what you're looking for at 50% off

Filling your cart with all the things.

Remembering that to buy things you need money.

Going back to bed.


4 Years

Dom and I have been together for four whole years today!  Four years ago we were aboard the Minnie Ha Ha in Lake George when Dom asked me if I wanted to be exclusive.  Actually, I think it was standing behind his car after the boat ride...but this way sounds more romantic.  Throughout the last four years we have moved three times, lived in three states, made new friends, said good bye to friends and family, road tripped through Europe, started medical school (him) and a second degree in Nutrition (me).  We have had countless laughs and made precious memories.  We found our happy place and adjusted to living in the complete opposite.  We figured out how to tread the waters of a medical school relationship, and found out ways to make the most of our situation.  I have learned to love Dom for the man he is and wants to be, even if he made me move to Pennsylvania for 9 months, and he has learned to talk through my fears about all the uncertainties of medical school.  Finally, he asked and I answered, and one month after our fifth anniversary we will be pledging our lives to each other.  Whether we are in Hunker or Sarasota, Iowa or Miami, I know I am the luckiest girl to be by his side.    
Here's to 400 more years. <3

You can read about our entire across the world love story here!


WW: Our Jack & Jill Shower and the REAL reason Dom asked me out.

I feel like I will need a million and one posts to talk about how much fun our shower was, but I'm going to try and fit it all into one!  Dom's neighbors and close family friends threw us a couples shower at their house on Lake George for Dom's side of the family last weekend.  Due to Dom's medical school schedule, all parties involving him are going to be this year.  I love that I feel like I get to celebrate my wedding for a whole year!  Per usual, I'll let pictures do a lot of the talking.

 Party Nana!

 During the opening gifts portion (aka the most awkward!) we were surprised with 2 chairs and a chalkboard each.  Then, Jody (Dom's neighbor and our host) read us questions.  If we both answered the same way we got to open a present!  The game was so hilarious and it was a great way to get everyone together and laughing!  Some questions were cute, while others were downright funny (for example, "which of Robin's friends looks best in a bikini?!" We didn't stop laughing the entire time! 

 "Where is the strangest place you've shared a kiss?"
Can you tell I didn't remember what he was talking about?!
 Most annoying habit!
 We got some amazing gifts!

 "What cereal best describes your family's first impression of Dom?" 

Having never been to a Jack & Jill couples shower, I wasn't sure what to expect.  Usually when you think bridal shower you think girly fluffiness, but now I can't see doing the shower with my side of the family any differently! We had an absolute blast.  It was an incredibly beautiful day on Lake George, and we all sat outside, ate, and drank our hearts out all day long!  It was like one big family party that just happened to be completely pink and green. :)  

Can we just talk about these favors?! My bridesmaid Lauren (who happens to be Dom's brother Anthony's girlfriend) made these stickers and I am in LOVE.  Dom's mom, Lauren, and her sister also spent the morning of the party turning Jody's lake house into a pink and green heaven! They went so above and beyond!

Another reason I loved it was all my bridesmaids' boyfriends got to know each other really well.  We had some serious bromances going on!  Now they're already looking forward to hanging out during the wedding while their girlfriends are taking pictures all day long.  I think it is going to be one awesome wedding!

Now, my favorite moment from the day!
Question: Dom, what about Robin first caught your attention?
...he thought I was Italian.

NC Belle In Boots


Blue Bows

TopEshakti c/o, Pants: Gap (on sale for &27!), Wedges: Lilly Pulitzer (all time favorite!), Earringssimilar (under $5), Ring: David Yurman, Lips: MAC "Good Taste"  

Dom and I are finally home after a whirlwind 10 days in New York!  I wish I could call it a vacation, but as fun as it was it was 90% work.  Planning a wedding from so far away with so little time (on Dom's end) means we need to use all the time we can fitting everything in!  We had meetings with both of our priests, the venue, florist, the church, and a whole bunch of potential rehearsal dinner locations as well as potential bridal suites!  We were so productive but I am exhausted.  I cannot wait to sleep in my bed tonight!  

One night while we were at my lake house I wore this outfit to explore the "Coolest Small Town In America 2012" aka Hammondsport, NY.  I hadn't heard about Eshakti before they contacted me about reviewing something from them, but I was so impressed at the variety of styles they carry.  I immediately fell in love with this navy peplum top.  I already can't resist peplum, but the subtle bow totally won me over.  I love bows but don't want to risk looking like a two year old, so this top is perfect.  It looks a little funny in the bust, but that's due to my lack of bust, if you will.  With Eshakti you can actually customize all your dimensions to make sure everything fits perfectly.  Unfortunately, I can't find out measuring tape and overestimated my size a bit. ;)  Still, I love the top and can't wait to wear it again! 



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