It’s Friday, y’all! This week literally feels like it has flown by. That may be because I have had so much to do – with the NASCAR season only a few weeks out, there’s so much prep for Daytona! Or it may have to do with the fact that I got entirely too wrapped up in the Serial Podcast. I know I’m about two years late to the game, but lordy that podcast is interesting. I remembered a girlfriend telling me about it and decided that a six-hour roadtrip from D.C. was the perfect time to check it out and help pass the time. I was honestly sad when I got home because I wanted to keep listening! Seriously, if you live under a rock like me and haven’t listened – check it out!
As always, I went on a tangent before discussing what y’all came here for… the dress! For under $30, I feel like I got a steal on this little camo number. It’s perfect for this uncommonly warm winter we’ve been having in the south and will transition easily through spring and summer. To stay warm, I paired it with my (obviously) favorite jacket and booties. It’s starting to sell out in a couple sizes, but this identical version with longer sleevesis available in all sizes.
Today is all about my brides and bridesmaids who know the struggle of finding the perfect dress without breaking the bank. With under four months until my wedding (ah!) I have been hit smack in the face with the reality that making all of your best friends happy is tough stuff. I wanted all of the girls to wear floor-length sequined/beaded blush gowns; each one different. As my bridesmaids shopped, I received every comment under the sun – some didn’t like blush, some weren’t totally clear on the color, some couldn’t find a beaded dress right for their body, and some thought all the dresses were outrageously priced. Let this be a cautionary tale to all brides considering this scenario… pick the dresses for them!
Now, it’s too late to dress all my girls in this blush gown from Piace Boutique – many have already purchased their own. But luckily, my beautiful maid of honor Kathleen will be wearing this stunner! The best part about it is that it’s under $70, a price tag you rarely see in the wedding planning process. Be sure to size up one in this dress, it runs a little tight around the waist 🙂
Happy Monday, y’all! I spent the weekend in Washington, D.C. visiting my best friend and checking out all the craziness going on around the city. My booty is whipped from the trip. We ventured out during the presidential inauguration and it was wild (and honestly a little scary). On our way to the National Mall, we passed the area where they were giving out free weed – I think it was a protest to legalize pot everywhere? Regardless, it was nuts to see literally THOUSANDS of people just smoking in the middle of the day out in public. They told us the goal was to all light up four minutes and 20 seconds into Trump’s speech (LOL).
From there, we came upon the riots. Cops were throwing tear gas bombs at protesters who were lighting trash cans on fire. We didn’t stay long as this area was a little chaotic. When the tear gas bombs went off it sounded like shots and folks would run out of the crowds grabbing their faces. At the public entrance to the inauguration, protesters had arranged sit-ins at the gate and were imploring officers to join them. I could go on and on about the trip but overall, being in D.C. this weekend was quite the unique experience to say the least.