Friday, May 28, 2010

What the Ladies Will Wear

I just realized I never revealed what my lovely bridesmaids will be wearing for the wedding. I decided to go with the J Crew option, mostly because it's very accessible and I don't believe in fittings for bridesmaid dresses--why should they be doing the same amount of work that I'm doing to get into their dresses? We also scored in ordering some dresses on sale, the barely peach color was going out of style--I frantically realized one day when the styles were selling out online.

I let the girls pick from a range of colors and styles but in the same fabric, silk taffeta, to keep everything somewhat coordinated. I am in love with our wedding colors and was inspired by the following mood boards.

Here they are!

There is also a blakely dress in champagne but I couldn't find a picture online.

I opted for a strappy gold sandal, like these J Crew styles:

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Easiest Frozen Key Lime Pie Recipe

4 ingredients:
One container of light cool whip
One can of sweetened condensed milk, fat free
1/2 cup of Key Lime Juice (you can either squeeze your own or buy the bottled stuff)
One graham cracker crust

Thaw cool whip until soft and add in milk and key lime juice, mix until incorporated, pour into crust, freeze for 4 hours or until firm.

This dessert is super light and still tastes exactly like regular key lime pie. I'm off to the store to pick up my ingredients now!

Favorite Spring Things

I've seriously been lacking in posts lately, sorry! We're dealing with the impending move, less than 2 months!, trying to clean out our apartment via craigslist, and weekends full of graduation activities for the little brother and sister.

To try to get back into the good graces of my wonderful readers, I thought I'd share with you some of my favorite things this spring.

My sister gave me a super easy and low calorie key lime pie recipe (see post to follow!)
I am officially obsessed with Jack Rogers, especially after learning that Jackie O made them popular in the 60s, I cannot stop wearing them. My most recent love is the cork and gold version, they go with everything!

I also bought my first pair of RayBans--I love the retro chic feel

Recently, all I want to drink is white wine, which I used to loathe--Particulaly sauvignon blancs and viogniers, I love the crisp fruit taste and semi dry finish (also for anyone who has been watching the Hills this season, have you noticed how Brody is always drinking white wine whenever they are out? It's so bizarre and girly, haha--I hope someone calls him out on it)

I cannot get enough of this everyday cardigan by J Crew, I shamefully own it in 3! colors, but its super comfortable and pulls any outfit together...

Friday, May 14, 2010

Honeymoon Ideas

We are in desperate need of honeymoon ideas! With Bryan starting his MBA program in August and the wedding in November we'll be aiming for either a Thanksgiving week honeymoon or sometime in late December. It's a weird time of year weather wise so I'm pretty sure we want to do something beachy and relaxing. Right now the contenders are Key West and St. Lucia, but I need your help with more ideas! Please let me know if you have any amazing honeymoon recommendations or can offer a review of Key West or St. Lucia.

Thank you thank you and have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Engagement Photo Shoot

Our spring engagement shoot on the UVA campus--

All pictures by Beck and Call Photography!