wedding planning update

When you get engaged, one thing that married people fail to mention is how the wedding will become the central (if not only) topic of conversation with your family, friends, and pretty much anyone else you interact with who finds out you’re getting married. Here’s the thing. I love my partner in life. Being married will be the next step, a formalization of a life we’ve been creating together these...

lost in translation

Well ohayōgozaimasu to everyone! It’s been a hot minute (and a half) since I’ve posted anything on the blog: leading up to a big vacation it seems there’s always a million things to take care of that precluded me from writing, but truth told, I just haven’t been feeling very motivated or inspired lately. Part of that is due to the the fact that I’d curbed any shopping in anticipation...

ladies, all the ladies

I have a small collection of magazines that I’ve procured from different countries that I’ve kept for several years now. I picked up an Argentinian Elle Magazine that I’d bought in Buenos Aires last year to flip through, mostly for the Spanish practice, and opened it up to this page: I’d seen it before, but the stunning visual of it literally made me gasp. It reminded me of a couple...

the wedding cakestravaganza

Last weekend, perhaps against our better judgment, my new fiancé and I (still feels super weird to say that) decided to go to the Bridal Extravaganza in Austin. I should begin the retelling of this adventure that by saying that I’m not exactly a ‘princess cut, sweetheart neckline, 9 bridesmaids in my bridal party’ type of girl, so going to this thing had me more nervous and skeptical than excited....

engaged!

dress: Study NYC [exact] bag: Baggu [exact] shoes: Miista [exact] earrings: Anthropologie [similar] This Christmas I joined the ranks of clichéd masses who get engaged over the holidays. It’s kind of funny that he popped the question over Christmas: it really did just kind of happen that way. The long story short is we’d planned to stay in on Christmas Eve, we decided to go out instead, and he asked...