What I Wore: Anniversary Dinner

what I wore: dress – vintage via cheap thrills, heels – steve madden

This dress has been around the block, as is the case with all good vintage. I first saw it in the window at Mae’s, (I was truly window shopping!) then my friend Angela wore it beautifully to a wedding (here) earlier this summer. A few weeks ago, my mom surprised me with it after my friends at Cheap Thrills told her I had my eye on it. I’d been saving it for a special occasion and our 1st anniversary was just that.

Honeymoon Edition: Roma

Rome was our last destination and I must admit we were really tired by the time we arrived. But, we couldn’t go to Italy without experiencing some history! Above we are on the train from Naples to Rome.
Eating in an outdoor cafe

The view from our hotel’s rooftop balcony

Sightseeing around the city

A hilarious oops

Ro was the tallest man for miles until we met a couple from Holland. The guy was easily 7’1″
I gained 7lbs in pizza ALONE

Below in Campo di Fiori, which is a great place for nightlife and used to be a spot for beheadings!
I can’t believe it’s over! Definitely the trip of a lifetime!

(WHAT I WORE: red/black dress – maude shoppe, sandals – impressions, black front snap bra – vintage, just married necklace – kate spade / blue dress – vintage, sneakers – converse/ white tank – old navy, skirt – american apparel/ jeans – seven, linen button down borrowed from ro – banana republic, sunglasses – vintage ray ban)

Honeymoon Edition: Getting there

We showed up to the airport (I wore a bowtie) and we were so excited for our adventure to commence. But, we realized almost immediately that our flight was delayed – causing us to miss our connection to Rome. We thought the airline would be happy to help the honeymooners….no such luck. After being told they couldn’t get us out until the next evening – and a little hysterical crying – we were re-booked on a different airline by our fairy godmother/travel agent.

After standby to Chicago > Paris > Rome, then a four hour drive to the Amalfi coast, it was worth it.
(what i wore: white tuxedo jacket – banana republic, dress/bowtie – vintage from grey dog, heels – forever21, earrings – kate spade)
These were taken on the way to Positano. More to come!

ONE MONTH TO GO

I’m slightly freaking out. Our wedding is officially one month away! I would be lying if I said I wasn’t stressed. I AM. I had no idea how many details there would be. But, I have to say I am more ecstatic than I am stressed. Granted things will go wrong, but I get to be with the sweetest guy I’ve ever met, everyone I love is coming to celebrate and then it’s off to the beach. What could be better?

Love is all you need.

Today marks two months until the big day. Typically, that would seem like a long time to wait for anything, but in reference to our wedding it seems like mere minutes. I know it’s a while but I also know it will pass quickly and all of a sudden I’ll turn around and be walking down the aisle. This serves as a personal reminder to savor it and to stop eating ;)

On another note, I feel so privileged to be able to marry the person I love. It’s not a right that is afforded to everyone, although thankfully we are getting closer.

Images via my pinterest