Tuesday, September 30, 2014

I got the dress... now what?

So. Wedding planning. We've barely started. BUT - I got the dress. Yay!

Who knew that would be the easy part? I hadn't really started any planning when my mom came to town for a few days and we decided to just go 'see' what David's Bridal and a few local shops had to offer. My mom picked out this fairly heavily detailed and form fitting Oleg Cassini and I wanted no part of it... me, thinking I wanted a really simple, perhaps A-line dress...

"Just try it on," she said, "It's so pretty!" she said.

Cue me rolling my eyes and letting the perky wedding dress helper take it to my fitting room to appease her.

Five dresses later, I tried on said dress.
There were tears.

You see that in movies all the time - that you just 'know' when its the right dress and you start crying and so does everyone around you.
Bullshit, I always thought.
But it's not. At least it wasn't for me. I was completely overwhelmed by the beauty of the dress and how it fit me perfectly, like it was plucked from wedding dress heaven exclusively for my one year postpartum body to make it look like I was a supermodel. Ok, maybe not a supermodel, but I could instantly envision myself walking down the aisle, and I just knew I wanted it to be the first thing Blaine saw his wife in.

Since they had it, and in my size of all the luck, I brought it home with me. Now its hanging in the front closet avoiding B's curious eyes, and hoping that I find the perfect venue so we can ACTUALLY set the date.

Probably a good place to start, huh?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Whooooaaaa, hey, hi...

Hello there!

Its been a minute. Or a month. Or 9. I'll be perfectly honest here - not that much has changed in the past 9 months since I blogged last... except this:

She's almost one. We have a toddler. So there's that. At this time last year I was in labor. Now shes walking and trying to talk. She's headstrong and has zero patience like her mommy and daddy. She's lazy like me and sleeps endlessly, She already tries to dress herself, and is always playing with clothes. She's super funny. I know everyone says that about their kids, but she loves making other people laugh, even if that means bonking her own head with a plastic shovel. Little comedienne, that one. She's also a lover and hands out hugs and kisses like they're candy - especially to other tiny people. She is obsessed with Frozen and Minnie Mouse. And I'm still in awe of how, at the end of the day, all she wants is me and daddy. Preferably together. And 100% of our attention.

As you can imagine shes the tiny little love of my life. But by stroke of complete serendipity and luck, a job fell into my lap and I went back to work (part-time) as a marketing director for a local manufacturer about a month ago. Daycare sucks. We are still getting used to the routine, and it breaks my heart that there are 3 days of the week she spends most of her day with a stranger. That being said, the socialization is great, and she loves being around other kids. Shes super independent too, so that helps.

You'd think with a toddler and work I'd have LESS time to think about this whole blogging thing, but the opposite is actually true. I'll be honest. Before I returned to work, I had no intention of returning to blogging. The life of a SAHM is busy and hectic and messy at best. I rarely wore real clothes and when I did, they really werent fashionable and thought out with additional accessories. I truly admire all you SAHM's that get up, get dressed, do your hair and makeup, and still take your adorably stylish daily outfit photos religiously. I.. am not that mom.

So going back to work, I had the pure joy of realizing - I get to get dressed again!! Its been awhile since I've been inspired, and paring through my months-neglected Bloglovin' feed has reminded me how much I love fashion in the first place.

Soooo what does all this mean? It means I'm going to attempt to blog again, but it isn't going to be the same blog it was before. I'm not sure who, if anyone, is reading these days, but my guess is if anyone has stuck around it's probably other new moms, family oriented ladies, and maybe some young professionals. For now, I'm going to just talk about what feels right, and what I want to share. Maybe it's an outfit, maybe its my latest toddler struggle, or maybe its my thoughts on a new marketing trend. I dunno. But I have missed doing this and I hope I can start building your faith in me as a blogger again!

Til then, keep an eye out for a new look too. A fresh beginning usually starts with a makeover, right?!

EDIT: OH EM GEE! Addendum, I totally forgot - HA. I also managed to get myself engaged in July! My goodness. Most of you probably thought B and I were already married anyway (it feels that way to me too ;))
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