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My Bridal Shower in Photos

Since I really couldn’t vlog my perfect bridal shower, I wanted to share a few favorite photos I gathered from people!

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Can you tell I love donuts?  My mom surprised me with donuts as a dessert and my bestie & bridesmaid Julia took these hilarious photos.

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My brother’s girlfriend Courtney borrowed this chalkboard from work and served as the day’s event planner with my mom– they did such an amazing job!  Speaking of amazing, look at this guy with that bouquet!

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My MOH Amanda granted my wish of a flower crown!  My dress, which you can see in this photo with my beloved Nonna, is from Free People.

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My beautiful bridesmaids!  I have my lifelong friend Chelsea, bestie Julia, future-sister-in-law Caitlin, and cousins Amanda, Christina, and Daniella by my side.

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My immediate family, and the girl cousins (the “pretty babies,” as much uncle calls us)!

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A few favorite from instagram!  Clockwise: my hometown friends, soon-to-be sister, future husband, and moms!

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With Julia, who I’ll be a bridesmaid for a year from my shower; with Amanda, who I’ll be MOH for next month; and with Tara, whose wedding was the first Matt & I went to together!

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And one last shot of the flowers!  Big thanks to my aunt for taking so many of these photos.  Fun fact: I was in my aunt’s wedding maybe 20 years ago?  Her daughters are my junior bridesmaids!

143 days to go til we’re #lyontheknot!

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What We Wore: Wedding Guests

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I’m not one for OOTD-type posts, (this will, in fact, be the third to appear on this blog!) but I had to share these photos.

If you watched my vlog from this past weekend, you’ll know that Matt & I attended a wedding.  It’s pretty challenging for both of us to find dress clothes as we’re both rather small, but we managed to get it together.  I’m pleasantly surprised with how well we clean up!

On Matt: Suit: J. Crew | Shirt: Uniqlo | Skinny Tie: Penguin | Shoes: John Varvatos

On Nicole: Dress: Aidan Maddox | Shoes: Nina | Eyes: Anastasia New Renaissance | Nails: Essie Gel Couture in Pre-Show Jitters | Lips: Urban Decay Vice in Hitch Hike | Wristlet: Coach

It was a beautiful wedding, but these dancing machines really tired themselves out and are looking forward to a little more of a low key weekend.  Hopefully!  What do you have going on this weekend?

More June Snaps

Hey guys!  While you’re reading this, I’ve started my Fourth of July vacation in the ocean state!  Follow me along on instagram to see what I’m up to!

In the meantime, I wanted to share a couple of my lost snaps from June.

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The top photo was taken in Watch Hill, Rhode Island on my way to Taylor Swift’s house… she’s on tour, though, and sadly wasn’t home to greet me.  In all seriousness, I’ve loved this coastal village forever.  It’s one of many destinations on my summer checklist every summer.

The bottom photo is an outfit of the day taken on the last day of June.  I bought this cute little H&M dress last weekend.  What’s better than easy, breezy dresses for the office that you can dress up or down?  I’m looking forward to adding black tights and making this piece work for all seasons!  I’ll be sharing a couple other H&M purchases on the blog soon.

That’s it for today!  I’m off to work on my tan!

Any plans for the Fourth?

 

May by Day

Since June is barely even days away, it’s time to share my May instagrams!

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[1] I can’t believe how different the weather was in the beginning of the month!  At least I got to debut my Banana Republic dachshund sweater. [2] My youngest cousin made her First Communion!  Here’s my family all dressed up. [3] I bought my first ever pair of Jacks!  They’re Nicole, platinum & gold. [4] I did a 5k walk for my cousin’s company through Forest Hills Cemetery, which was spellbindingly beautiful! [5] Selfies were taken in my signature camo jacket. [6] My ModCloth jewelry arrived!  Did you guess right? [7] Memorial Day weekend brought my triumphant return to the Ocean State!  Here are some Rhode Island things. [8] The beach house got all dressed up for a new season. [9] And I even got started on my tan!

Hope you’re all having a great weekend!

What summer fun do you have planned for June?!

What I Wore: Company Holiday Party

Okay, you all know that Outfit of the Day posts and few and far between on this girl’s blog, (the same can not be said for this girl’s instagram!) but I couldn’t wait to share this look with you!

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When I first saw this long-sleeved, dark green, sequin mini, I knew I had to have it.  Luckily, I had an excuse to wear a fancy dress.  Company holiday parties are tough– you need to look professional, but still want to have fun and look your best.  This Poison Ivy green spoke to me, and these sleeves make me think of Bewitched’s Endora.  This look definitely went over big at the party!  It makes a major statement, so I didn’t even need to add jewelry– I just wore my every day pieces.  Here I am with my little Christmas tree modeling like a goofball!  This would make a great New Year’s dress, too.

Dress: Express | Shoes: Nine West | Jewelry: Tiffany’s & David Yurman | Lips: Fresh Sugar lip balm in Cherry

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Hair by Julia Moynagh, my sparkly partner-in-crime!

OOTD: Fake It ’til You Make It

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Well, I guess it’s double selfie Sunday.  I wanted to share this shot from Monday, which is heavily filtered because I was so sick.  When I’m sad, or sick, I think putting on a outfit you like helps!  A red lip never hurt either!  (Smiling, apparently, was beyond me that day.)

Coat: Ralph Lauren via Lord & Taylor | Top: Gap | Skirt: Pins & Needles from Urban Outfitters | Tights: Express | Riding Boots: Bandolino | Lips: Revlon Soft Silver Red

 

Since Monday’s almost here already, pick out something fun to wear and soften the blow.  xo, n☾