Happy Friday! Today I am in Raleigh for my best friend Ashton’s wedding weekend and could not be more thrilled. The celebrations begin in under an hour and I need to get my shit together and game face on, but first, here are the great shoes below I purchased for her wedding. She asked that the bridesmaids wear silver, so I went on the hunt for something that is inexpensive, good quality, and that I’ll wear again. I am very pleased with the end product.
These Steve Madden heels are fantastic and come in a myriad of colors, so if you are given the task of finding bridesmaids shoes like I was, look no further than this pair. Only $80!
And because I can’t post only about the shoes for Ashton’s wedding, I decided that a trip down memory lane was necessary to truly commemorate my gal on her special day. We’ve been best friends since we were 12 and boy have we racked up some memories together. We also went through quite a lengthy awkward phase together, and that stuff can really bond two people together. Since we have so many pictures together on Instagram I went to a place to get Instagram printing in Singapore
, now she can have pictures to keep of all our great memories. Readers, I hope you enjoy. Ashton, I’m sorry I’m not sorry. At least you aren’t awkward now, can’t say the same about myself.
Ah the peak of our awkwardness. Such a special time in our lives. Who knew Jessica McClintoch dresses could be made any uglier, but indeed we found a way. Ashton, I can wear a ribbon around my neck tomorrow if you’d like. Seems very fetching.
Our romantic vacation with my parents.
Wew that hair cut.
The freshman 15.
When we convinced Wilson that Ashton’s shirt was actually his shirt and that it fit really well.
It didn’t fit.
The hottest trip to NYC ever.
Before we understood the glories of sunless tanner.
When we forgot to bring chairs to a tailgate so we used a car seat instead.
When we decided we’d let Street into our duo.
Ashton my pet, you are the best friend a girl could ask for. You are one of the kindest, sweetest, most loyal people I’ve ever known, and I am so grateful you’re my best friend. I am so happy for you that you found your new best friend because he’s simply the best. Love you forever and always.
In keeping with this week’s theme of love, I’m covering something that (most) men love — lingerie. My friend asked me for some suggestions for nice lingerie that doesn’t cost too much — she’s a bridesmaid in her good friend’s wedding and needs an inexpensive lingerie shower gift.
Before discussing lingerie, let’s talk lingerie showers for a hot second.
Lingerie showers are always kind of awkward. You’re sitting with a group of girls watching your best friend open up gifts of underwear. Weird. You usually don’t know everyone at the shower because it’s an amalgam of the bride’s friends — her high school cronies, college sorat sisters, post-college adult friends, and a few other randos peppered in between. And because you don’t know everyone at the shower, you don’t know what they will buy for the bride, which is cause for serious concern. You don’t want to be the annoying bridesmaid who buys your bride-friend a pair of ugly pink grandma panties — hate that word — that she’ll never wear, but you also don’t want to show up with a full-on cat suit that makes others think you are some sort of freak. Or something.
It’s a stressful situation, I understand. I’m here to help you.
All of these suggestions are from Nordstrom — it carries the best underwear in my opinion. And no, the Nordstrom peeps are not sponsoring this. Also all of these choices are under $40. Woot!
balconette bra / purple bralette / white bralette / black bralette
All of these bras can easily be matched with either their actual matching underwear or can be paired with ones that are the same color. Except for the purple bra, that needs to go with its matching undies.
Mmk enough bra talk. It’s supposed to be 101 degrees tomorrow in Savannah. What the hell? Did I miss the memo and the Equator suddenly moved over south Georgia? I just don’t know how to handle this… Oh I know. A cold vodka cocktail with extra ice. Wilson, if you wouldn’t mind having that ready for me when I come home, I’d be much obliged.
Howdy! Today I’m guest posting on Open Door Shop’s blog about wedding registry must-haves. Having been through the white whirlwind known as a wedding, I’m offering up my advice on what to register for if you are a bride-to-be. If you aren’t familiar with the Open Door Shop, you are in for a real treat. Created by two bombshell brunettes, these friends have created a beautifully curated collection of home goods and gifts that are from all over and completely unique. Love me some #buylocal. Open Door Shop also has an awesome wedding registry option, which can be seen here.
Not a blushing bride? Head on over anyway to see what you should add to your kitchen equipment. As it is my wish for everyone to be like my idol, Ina Garten, you need to be properly equipped to do so and will need the necessities I recommend. Do as I say dammit.
Here’s a sneak peek of what you will find over on the Open Door Shop blog today…
It’s Thirsty Thursday… I’m dreaming of a cosmopolitan right now…