Thursday, January 10, 2019


Photos by Matt Mantyla
Wanted to share a fun sneak peek of our engagement photos! I'll do a full post with the photos coming soon but couldn't wait to share! This one is kind of a random one because we only took one shot in front of a Christmas tree. But I was glad to have commemorated the Christmas holiday while we could! 

This week has been so great. The first full week of the year and it feels so nice to be back into the routine of things and making plans for this year. 

I visited the house this past weekend and took a bunch of photos! I'm going to share some of the progress photos with all of you soon. I can't believe in just a few months I'll be moving in. I can't wait! I've been doing a lot of pinning to get inspiration on decor and design. It's kind of crazy to go in with a completely blank slate and it feels really overwhelming but I'm also excited!

Wearing: I wasn't planning on taking engagement photos and certainly not 3 days after we go engaged. So, I didn't have a dress for the occasion. But, luckily I had this dress in the back of my closet from this summer! It worked perfectly for the wintertime!

Eating: If you haven't tried Trader Joe's Kosher dill pickles you are not living. They look like oversized gherkins but are so crunchy and flavorful, I have been obsessed with them lately and putting them on everything from sandwiches to eggs (weird, I know).

Reading: Did you catch the NYTimes list of the 10 best books in 2018? I really want to read The Perfect Nanny. 

Sale-ing: I honestly cannot get over how good the sales are STILL. J.Crew is doing an extra 60% off of sale items. The prices are insanely low and so worth it! I have these cropped velvet pants and I love them and get a ton of wear out of them. They're only $27 right now!! 

 I started watching Dedicated Survivor on Netflix. It's a political show that has a similar vibe to something like Homeland. It's a little slow in my opinion, but I'm still watching! Have you watched any good movies or series lately? I have not seen anything really good in a while!! 

Loving: I just cannot justify spending $400+ on this trendy/seasonal sweater but for some reason I LOVE IT. It's not really even my style but I just find it so pretty and feminine. 

Wanting: We had been having such mild weather and just yesterday it started to get reallllly cold. Expected for January in Pittsburgh, but now it has me looking at all of the sweaters to keep warm. I hate to be a downer but I can't believe we are in this thing called winter for at least another three months. AH!

Pittsburgh-ing: My sister is coming home this weekend because she is seeing Hamilton (jealous!!) and to celebrate her birthday (which was yesterday) we are going to the Grand Concourse for brunch which is one of my favorites in the city. The old train station is gorgeous and so rich with history and the food is amazing!

Quoting: 'Risk is the downpayment on success.' // See more of my favorites, here. 


CeeCee from KY said...

Oh I actually really like that sweater! Not worth $400 to me, because it obviously has a limited west time frame but it’s cute and easy to wear. What size did you do in the jcrew velvet pants? I feel like I would want to size up because velvet isn’t that forgiving? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Have you watched "You" on Netflix yet?

Anonymous said...

Have you watched Mrs. Maisel? If not, you'd love it for the acting, 1950's clothing, and the NYC setting. :)

Ashley said...

Have you watched Mrs. Maisel? If not, you should! You'd love all the '50s outfits and the setting. :)

Megan said...

It's "Designated Survivor", not "dedicated".

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