polka dots & pearls.

hi y’all! i know i usually post my favorites on wednesdays but nothing this past week has really been a favorite…lame. plus, i just couldn’t wait to share this outfit with you guys!

you will soon notice that i am the girliest of girly girls. i am obsessed with pink, lace & pearls. i am also a working mom so anything i buy, i make sure i can wear it both casually and professionally.
here is one of my favorites. i am a sucker for polka dots… it’s my favorite pattern ever!!!

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polka dot 5 polka dot 4 polka dot 8
always have to have the super serious face…

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old navy turtle neck // {here}
banana republic polka dot skirt // similar {here}
target wool coat // {here}
mojo moxy pumps // similar {here}
jcrew pearl cluster necklace // similar {here}

engagement feature!!!!

so if you are one of my friends on facebook then i am sorry for blowing y’all up with this but it’s time to share it with my blog family!!!

cale & i got engaged on mother’s day of 2014, so may 11, 2014. he popped the question on the waterfront ferris wheel in downtown seattle where he had taken me on our very first date. {i flew up from texas to see him a couple months after we met on a river in texas while he was at a bachelor party…crazy huh?} so on mother’s day, him, jaz and myself went to brunch and it ended up being a gorgeous day so we took jaz to the ferris wheel, since she had never been. and when we got to the very tippy top he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! the first thing that came out of my mouth was “are you really doing this…” haha



fast foward to july. one of my bestfriends/bridesmaid is a professional photographer. so she offered to do our engagements for freeeeee! {holla} but… she lives in texas. so cale & i searched and searched for a photographer that we loved and all of them were like $500+…nope. so we decided well, it’ll be cheaper to just fly misty out here than it would be to hire a photographer. so thats what we did! and boy-o-boy her work, the weather, the location and our outfits came together in the most pinterest photo shoot ever!!!

and guess what…

seattle bride magazine thought so too because…OUR SHOOT WAS FEATURED!
you can check out the entire feature {here} and i quote, “This bride-to-be’s playful wardrobe could not be anymore fitting for a romantic jaunt on the pier. With the cotton candy skies and a couple so obviously smitten with one another, Misty Sims Photography has captured nothing short of summer engagement perfection.”
smiles, smiles every where!

if you don’t feel like going to the website, here are a couple of my favorites!

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oh… whoops, did i say a few? because i really meant ALL OF THEM! because they are all my favorites! i had another outfit too and those came out equally amazing!

i give all the credit to misty and her beautiful, awesome, creative photgraphy skills! we could not have asked for a better photographer/bridesmaid! misty sims photography, y’all. email her, call her, do what you gotta do but book her! she travels too!!

well that’s it for the mushy gushyness. {& sorry for the huge pictures, but i had to give ya’ll the full effect!}

always {an ecstatic bride-to-be}

my favorite things

wednesday… i have decided that wednesdays will be my weekly “my favorite things” post. so stop by every wednesday to see what i’m lovin’!

{sequined blazer from anthropologie}
so cute right?! well too bad y’all can’t have it because it’s sold out! omg i’m just kidding, well, not about it being sold out because it is in fact, sold out {i snagged the very last xsmall they had at uvillagebut {here} is a similar one. I can’t wait to wear this for our new years date!

{buffalo quilted vest from jcrew}
i first saw this on my one of my favorite fashion blogger’s instagram {brighton the day} . definitely a must have for living in the pnw. brrr

{“vienna” garter from la gartier}
uhm can you say hello gorgeous?! hiiiiii! i am in love love love with every garter this company produces. vintage/glam with every single piece and i WILL have one or two {toss garter}. ugh, obsessed!

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{cowl neck sweater from forever21}
now i’m not one to usually shop in forever21 {their clothes are cheaply made} but i must say… i am lovin this sweater! i recently bought one similar at target {here}but i’m liking this one a bit more, maybe it’s the hat. i linked the actual sweater under the picture but linked my friend’s blog {girl meets brave} in the picture. go check out exactly what she wore with it!

what are some of your favorites??