Happy Thursday! How has your week been? It’s been a good one over here–I’m really excited for tomorrow, which is going to be a BUSY day! Shaheen is coming over for a work date and then I’m heading over to my friend Kai’s because we’re throwing a dinner party at her place! (Pics of that coming soon!) Here are some other updates that have been happening behind the scenes!
Trip to Oregon
At the beginning of the month, we made a quick trip to Oregon to knock out a TON of wedding planning to-do’s. We didn’t have a ton of free time to do much else, but we did manage to go for a quick run/walk up in the Nob Hill area, which is the PRETTIEST views!
Papa Haydn is one of my favorite restaurants of all time! My mom used to take me here as a little girl whenever we went “to the city” and I felt so fancy eating lunch here. (Even though it’s not even fancy, haha!) P.S. My shoes are the “Day Heels” from Everlane and they are the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever worn. I walked all over Portland in them and they never hurt!
My NEW BIKE!!
I got a new bike I got a new bike!!! It’s from Raleigh Bikes, called the “Superbe” bike (comes in light pink, hunter green, and black, too!) and it is what dreams are made of. It has 7 speeds, the basket detaches so you can take it into the grocery store with you, and the step through frame makes it really easy to get on, even if you’re wearing a skirt! I’ve been riding it EVERYWHERE ever since! Lot’s of cute photoshoots with it coming soon, haha! (P.S. workout outfit details below!)
Dress: Topshop tie front midi dress (c/o)–it’s selling out quick, but it’s also fully stocked at Nordstrom, they have it in tons of colors, too–black, this gorgeous pale blue, pale pink, and olive (which is so great for fall, too!) Sizing: runs pretty TTS unlike most Topshop stuff which runs small! I’m wearing a 2! // Initial Necklace: similar here, but this version is less expensive and part of the Nordstrom sale, too! // Bag: Cult Gaia Ark bag (fully stocked! Hooray!) // Earrings: c/o Baublebar
On July 9th I turned 29! (CRAZY!) Neal and I got back from Portland the night before and my birthday fell on a Sunday, so it was definitely more low-key than in previous years, haha! We went to dinner at Monteverde and lucked out and got the best table on the patio despite not being able to snag a reservation!
Ummmm one of my “birthday surprises” was….Neal’s new mustache? Luckily the “birthday surprise” only lasted a couple of hours and was gone by dinner hahaha
Tank: Old but similar at Nordstrom (I have it in other colors and love it so much!) // Shorts: c/o Topshop Mom Shorts (run small, size up! I’m wearing a 4!)// Sandals: c/o Everlane (run TTS!)// Bag: Sole Society
A couple days later, Shaheen, Blair, and Kelly took me out for birthday margaritas at Big Star! We aslo went next door to Doves beforehand and split a bottle of rosé! (Well, Kelly, Shaheen and I did. Blair got a mocktail :-P)
New Fall Favorites
Thanks to the Nordstrom Anniversary sale, there are a lot of fall wardrobe staples I added to my wardrobe over the past week or so! Some of my favorites:
See this full outfit post here
Top: Lush–runs TTS and comes in so many cute colors & patterns! // Skirt: BlankNYC–runs TTS (also comes in a really pretty orangey-brown!) // Boots: Stuart Weitzman Lowlands (similar Stuart Weitzmans on sale here, and the Highlands are on sale at Zappos!) Also, my favorite budget-friendly dupes are on sale for under $200 right here! // Bag: Sole Society (under $50!) // Lips: MAC “Relentlessly Red” (I also love Beautycounters lip sheers–which I featured in yesterdays post– they’re great for everyday and have no bad stuff in them!) // Hair: curled with a T3 whirl curling wand (my T3 blow dryer that I LOVE is also on sale right now! It makes my hair noticeably more shiny than any other blow dryer!)
See full outfit post here
Sweater: B.P. Oversized, so go down one size for a slimmer fit. Here I’m wearing a small! I also loveee this waffle version which is super similar and also insanely soft! // Shorts: c/o Topshop also available at Nordstrom // Bag: Madewell Transport Tote (the cutest striped version is part of the N Sale!) // Sneakers: Jack Purcell (light grey version is part of the sale!) // Initial Necklace: similar here, but this version is less expensive and part of the sale, too! // Lipstick:Beautycounter lipstick in “Coral” Jeans: Rag & Bone($131 w/ the sale!) Run TTS. The AG jeans are similar and also included in the sale! I’ve heard amazing things about them too! // Bag: Rebecca Minkoff ($149!) // Booties: Halogen “Jacy” stretch booties–also available in black–run TTS!
Dress: Floral midi slipdress only $34! (Runs big, size down!–I love this because you can wear it now and then throw a leather jacket on as the weather cools down! Because it’s a dark floral print, it works with all seasons! Both the dress and jacket are on sale!) // Jacket: Halogen–$100 off right now! Runs TTS–it got cool last week and I got to wear it out to date night and I am in LOVE! // Shoes: Steve Madden Carrson heels (come in about a million colors!) // Purse: B.P.
With the wedding countdown, I’ve been trying to squeeze in as many workouts as possible! (I wrote about two of my favorite workouts and shared this outfit in this post yesterday!) I’m obsessed with this crop and leggings from Outdoor Voices because they are SO CUTE you’ll want to wear them around post-workout too 😉
Otto is getting so big!
If you missed it, Neal’s parents recently got a new Golden Retriever puppy named Otto and he could NOT be cuter. He’s growing so fast! Here’s a recent pic of him keeping Neal’s mom company while she gardens at the lake house 😉
Last weekend, we celebrated my bachelorette party in Milwaukee! I felt so loved–my friends went so above and beyond to make it the most special weekend! The highlight of the weekend was Saturday, when we rented a Pontoon and bar hopped along the river! (P.S. our hats are from this Etsy store!)