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Happy Monday!

May 9, 2016

Happy Monday!

I definitely could have used another day for just relaxing and watching Netflix, but I can’t complain too much because I had such an exciting weekend!!

After keeping it a secret for almost two months (which I’m still very proud of myself for being able to do so), I flew down on Saturday morning to North Carolina to celebrate one of my friend’s surprise engagement party! Her now-fiancé had proposed earlier that day and then we surprised her at one of her favorite restaurants downtown. The two of them are absolutely perfect for each other and I was so grateful that I got to celebrate their big day with them! Plus her ring is absolutely stunning.

I got home last night pretty late so I’m a bit exhausted right now but I’m loving seeing everyone’s pictures from the party on Instagram and Facebook! Definitely very memorable because she’s the first of my close friends to get engaged and now I’m already looking forward to their wedding!

How was everyone’s weekend?? I hope that everyone had as spectacular weather as we had in North Carolina. I’m not kidding when I say that I hadn’t seen the sun for a whole week in Connecticut, so the beautiful weather we had this weekend was just another bonus!


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  • Congrats to your friend! Love this pic. So glad you enjoyed your weekend!

    • We were all so excited for her and so happy to celebrate with her and her family!

  • Aw how fun!! Congrats to your friend and yay for you keeping the secret for almost 2 months! That had to have been hard! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

    • Ugh I’m so glad that I was so proud of myself for keeping it a secret! Other than the people who were invited to the surprise party, the only other person who knew was my boyfriend and hat was because I needed him to pick me up from the airport haha

  • Biana Perez

    A surprise engagement party – that is so much fun!! I can see how keeping that secret would be hard! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

    • The party was so much fun!! Lots of wine and laughs!

  • Rosie

    Sounds like you had such a fun weekend! Weddings are the best xx

    • I’m so excited for them to actually get married!!

  • hi, you look so happy! This weekend we celebrated out first anniversary with my boyfriend x
    Yuliya at Yukova Fashion and Beauty Blog UK

    • That’s so exciting!! My boyfriend and I celebrate our one year anniversary earlier this year and it was such a special day for us!

  • Oh, what a wonderful surprise! I’m so impressed that you kept it a secret for so long haha. That must’ve been tough!

    • It was, especially because I have a history of not being great with secrets haha

  • What a fun surprise! Love your dress.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Thanks!! I bought it forever ago from Anthropologie and it was finally warm enough to wear it!

  • Sounds like a really fun weekend and well done for keeping the secret so long! Beautiful photo and Congrats to your friend xx

  • Whitney

    How fun to be able to celebrate with your friend. Looks like a very fun weekend!


    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

    • We all had such an incredible weekend celebrating together! So excited for the two of them!

  • That’s awesome that you were able to surprise your friend and congratulations to her! I love the dress you wore, you looked beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you’re having a great start to your Monday so far!



    • Thank you! I bought it way back in November from Anotholopologie and it was finally warm enough again to break it out of my closet haha

  • Living on Cloud Nine

    So fun to be able to surprise someone you love! And can I say you look gorgeous in that dress, I bet you were the belle of the ball pretty girl! I hope you have a great start to your week!

    • Thank you so much!! And I was just so excited to have an excuse to dress up and celebrate one of my favorite couples!

  • Hanna

    That’s so fun that you were able to be in on it. –Hanna Lei

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  • How fun that they had a surprise engagement party! And LOVING your dress, so pretty <3

    Green Fashionista

    • Thank you!! I bought it from Anthro forever ago and I was so excited to finally have an excuse to wear it!

  • Nellie

    Sounds like you had an amazing weekend, congrats to the happy couple ^^.


    • It was such a fun weekend!! I still can’t believe that they’re finally engaged!

  • Your smile is so contagious! love it!


    Tamara –

    • Thank you!! You are too sweet!

  • reneejessome

    Aw congrats to your friend!! Glad you got to enjoy some beautiful weather 🙂

    Renee | Lose The Road

    • I couldn’t have wished for better weather! I definitely miss living in the south with the crummy weather we’re having in Connecticut right now!

  • Sounds like a great weekend! You are just too cute 🙂 And yeah… I live in the north east and it’s been gloomy up here. I’m jealous of your North Carolina weather!

    • I miss the weather in NC everyday, especially now because it’s been unseasonably cold in Connecticut lately!

  • Rachel

    How fun that you were able to be there to surprise and celebrate with your friend! Congratulations to them! I’m so impressed you kept the secret, I feel like I would have slipped!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

    • The surprise party was so much fun!! Plus the weather was perfect for sitting out on the restaurant’s patio and drink lots of wine in celebration!

  • Kelsey & Kenecha

    Glad you had a lovely time! & Congrats to your friend on her engagement.

    • I am so happy for her!! Not going to lie, I definitely teared up at times!

  • Awe, so sweet of you to fly down and surprise her!! Congrats to them and glad you had a great weekend!

    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

    • I was more than happy to do so and I loved getting to celebrate her engagement with all of our friends! Definitely not something that I would have missed out on!

  • Awww that is so so fun!! I know how hard it is to keep such an awesome and exciting secret like this… I had to do it too for months for my bestie!! Not easy! I bet you feel so relieved now that the secrets out! I love this photo too, ps! Everyone looks so happy!!

    Xox Dana Ivy //

    • It’s definitely not easy!! But it was definitely worth keeping the secret when she saw all of us waiting for her!

  • I LOVE this story! It’s so wonderful he surprised her and then involved you in sharing the moment with them. They’re positively glowing, what a cute couple!

    • They are the most adorable couple ever!! I absolutely loved that I got to celebrate their special day with them!

  • Love your post here, so sweet!

  • Angharad

    Your post made me smile. You look so happy for both of them! Angharad x

    • I smile everytime I look back on the pictures from their engagement party! Such a wonderful day!

  • That’s so sweet!!! What an exciting time 🙂

    Meghan |

    • My friend’s fiancé totally went out of his way to plan this party and invite all of her friends! They are such a sweet couple!

  • happy days 🙂
    kisses from dubai ❤️

  • Trang Do

    Happy Week!!

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