Thursday, April 18, 2019

Lately


Shoes (now available online!!)

Oh my goodness, what a whirlwind of an April so far. This entire month has sped by and I have been the busiest I have ever been. Hence why I missed a post this week, which, in the 10 years of Summer Wind is a big rarity. That is when you know things are REALLY crazy.

Today I am spending all day working from the new house because I have some furniture being delivered and Comcast will come to set up cable/wifi and I'm so excited! We were planning on spending our first night at the new house on Friday but I just could not take my bare, sad-looking apartment any longer, so we had our first night last night. I actually felt like I was staying at a hotel because my bed was SO comfortable, ha!! The first night made it all feel so real and I'm just so excited for all that is to come!

I will finally have all of my furniture delivered on Monday. Crazy. It's been so weird to watch my apartment become bare and the new house starting to look so homey. Now, I cannot wait to close the door to my apartment and not have to deal with it any longer, ha!

I had my inaugural Costco trip this week and I'm obsessed. They have so much good stuff and the fact that I actually have a place to store more than a few rolls of toilet paper is such a luxury to me. It's the little things, right?

Wearing: You saw the second photo already this week but I wanted to share a second photo of how you can wear this white dress in two very similar ways, but one is for cooler spring weather and the other is for summer weather! The dress is not see through so I do not wear a slip underneath and it runs true to size. I could not recommend it more!

Eating: This recipe for french onion chicken meatballs sounds phenomenal! I'm a huge fan of French onion soup so this is right up my alley. 

Reading: Have you seen this coffee and cream chart? It's too funny! I'm definitely an f-6... what are you? 

Sale-ing: Ralph Lauren is having a 30% off sale, use code FAMILY. Love these jeans, this color blocked puffer,  I have this incredible cashmere cable cardigan. Also, my favorite cable cashmere sweaters are included in the sale. It's a rarity that they go on sale! My other tip is that if you wear a size small in women's clothing, usually a size Large or XL in boys will work so you can snag this cashmere cable sweater for a lot less! 

Watching:
 The Big Little Lies season 2 trailer is out now. I cannot wait!

Loving: I just got this gorgeous blue and white maxi dress in the mail and I am so in love. I cannot wait to wear it!

Wanting: Does anyone have this iPhone case? I think I want to get it for my iPhone XS Max! On a completely unrelated note, I love love love hot dogs. I don't eat them that often because they are bad for you, however, these sauces are making me very excited for grilling hot dogs this summer... I'm just excited to have a grill, ha! Trader Joe's uncured organic grass-fed beef hot dogs are my absolute favorite- they are so flavorful. 

Pittsburgh-ing: Did you see the dates for the Arts fest have been announced? So excited- one of my favorite things about summer in Pittsburgh! 

Traveling: I mentioned this in Monday's post but we have a quick weekend getaway to Ohio wine country planned which will be fun and then we booked a Nantucket trip in June for my fiancĂ©'s 30th birthday! 

Quoting: 'Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.' - Confucius // See more of my favorites, here. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Wedding Wednesday: White Dresses for Showers and Rehearsals





Today's post is a highly requested one! I know many of you are also brides-to-be and are looking for special white dresses to wear for all things wedding! 

I have always been a fan of white dresses and especially in the summer months. Luckily, right now you can find a lot of white dresses. I think if you are getting married later this year or early 2020, now is a good time to start looking because right now through about September are when white dresses are available in abundance!


Today I wanted to share some of my favorites! I'm including a lot of different brands as well as price points! 

Monday, April 15, 2019

Life Lately

Shoes (now available online!!)

Today I thought I would do a bit of a diary-style post where I share some updates with all of you. I feel like SO much has been going on over here in the past few weeks and it has been a lot! 

Jamaica// Last week, I had an incredibly exciting trip with Draper James (Reese Witherspoon's brand). We traveled to the incredible Tryall Club in Jamaica with a team of photographers, art directors, hair and makeup artists, the DJ team and more! Me and three other influencers wore pieces from the May/June collections and these images will be a part of the campaigns. It was such a pinch-me-moment and I cannot wait to share more about the trip and the collections! 

Dress// Hermes Cashmere Shawl (similar)// Chanel Flats (similar)


Wedding Dress// This weekend, I had two bridal appointments and I FOUND MY DRESS! I am not sharing any details about it but I am just so excited. It was so much fun to spend the day with my mom, dad, grammie, and fiance´s mom. We also went to lunch at our rehearsal dinner spot so my fiance´ and his mom could try the food and see what they thought about the space. I'm so glad they loved it because it is one of my favorite local spots where the food is so delicious. Their antipasto platter is out of this world incredible and a lot of the ingredients used in the dishes are imported from Italy! 

Moving// I am sooooo over moving. I really shouldn't complain because most has gone smoothly thus far. However, I'm just over it. I'm kind of living in limbo right now because most of my belongings are in the new house but all of the furniture is still in my apartment, so it's like I'm living in two places. I think our first night in the new house will be this Friday, but that's TBD! Today, my mom is actually helping me move the rest of my stuff. So, I hope by the end of today, very little of my 'stuff' will be in my apartment and all that will be left will be the furniture for the movers to take care of. I've ordered some new furniture, new tech things like TV's, ring doorbell, Amazon Show, etc. that I'm excited to set up. The only frustrating thing is that I really want to start hanging things on the wall but obviously have to wait until all of the furniture is in to start making the house into a home. I seriously cannot wait. 

Traveling// I really tried to keep traveling to a minimum for the first 6 months of 2019. Between the engagement and wedding planning, plus the new house and move, I just felt like adding too much travel into the mix would overwhelm me. We are going on a fun wine trip to Ohio (my fiancĂ© is from Ohio) and I'm looking forward to just getting away for one night. Then, we are looking forward to our Nantucket trip in June. We went to Nantucket for the first time together last year and we had a blast. It's truly my fiance´s happy place and we are going for my fiance´s 30th birthday! My fiance´ used to work summers on Nantucket (at the Juice Bar!!) when he was in college and one of his best friends from high school/college also worked at the Juice Bar with him. They lived together on Nantucket... it was so sweet, Andrew and I rode bikes to his old house on Nantucket last year. So, his best friend and his fiance´ will be joining us for the long weekend celebration and I'm so excited! Starting in July, travel picks up and continues to be busy for the rest of the year. Fun!! 

My Birthday// My 29th birthday was yesterday. I know I'm getting old because all I requested was my mom make a homemade meal for me (which she already does so often, ha!) and that I get my absolute favorite Giant Eagle white cake with white icing. One of my all-time favorite foods that I don't eat often because it's hard to find (and my mom rarely makes) is corned beef and cabbage. Probably not most people's favorite food, but it's truly one of my all-time favorite meals. So, Saturday night, we went out for drinks and my favorite Mexican and then Sunday my parents had corned beef and cabbage for me...yum! Afterward, more family came over to celebrate with cake and ice cream! One of the other things I wanted to do for my birthday was go antiquing- which is really how I know I am getting old, ha! So my mom and I spend Sunday afternoon looking for antiques for my new house. Unfortunately, we struck out but it was so much fun.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Saturday Shopping


Happy weekend, everyone! I just got home from Jamaica which was amazing. Today, we are going dress shopping! I have two appointments at places in Pittsburgh which will be so much fun. In between the two appointments, we are having lunch at what will likely be our rehearsal dinner spot. Then, this evening, my fiance´is taking me out for my birthday dinner!! 

Tomorrow is my birthday! Between returning from Jamaica, wedding planning, and moving, I feel like I haven't had a second of downtime. So, I requested a home cooked meal at my parent's house and then my mom is hosting a small family get together for cake after dinner. Exactly what I wanted. low key! 

I have found so many cute things in the past few days. After being in Jamaica and being reminded of what summer feels like, I felt excited for all of the spring/summer clothing, shoes, accessories. I'm also really excited about the weather here in Pittsburgh. April is usually such a toss up and right now the weather has been so mild, and dare I say, WARM!

Just a sale FYI that Bloomingdale's Friends and Family sale (take 25% off) ends tomorrow! 
 

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