Engagement Story


(This was taken before the date, little did I know what was coming!!)

If you're here you are probably wanting to know all the details of this past Saturday when I got engaged, and to be honest I don't blame you- I'm always dying to hear other peoples engagement stories too!!

Here it goes... Awhile back, maybe like two months ago, Conner & I were out shopping becuase he needed a few things and I found this plaid shirt that I loved so I made him try it on.  He ended up buying it and said that we could go on a fun date and he would wear the shirt.  Well fast forward about two months, it's the end of summer, and he still hasn't worn the shirt that I loved so much! 

So casually he brings up that he hasn't worn the shirt and he asks "Hey maybe we should go on a date the next weekend we have free from things and I can wear the shirt you love? But I don't care where we go so you can make the reservation if you want."  If you know me at all, you would know that I'm pretty observant so obviously it would be hard to plan something without my knowledge, BUT he told me to plan dinner so obviously I had no idea (so sneaky!!). 

I made a reservation for a Saturday two week later and we never really talked about it other than that. When the the weekend came, I was extremely stressed with school because I'm in the middle of a bunch of midterms so I spent the whole morning doing homework and not really thinking about the date.  The other crazy part of this story is the fact that I also initiated getting my nails done but I had no idea.  About a week previously I had seen a friend get her nails done so I thought I would ask one of my housemates to go with me & she said yes but the only day she could do was saturday morning (having no idea at the time that Conner was going to propose that night!)  

By Saturday night I was exausted from doing homework all day but I had my nails done and a new dress on, ready to hang with CB and relax.  We went to dinner and shockingly he was SO calm, I had no idea what was coming.  As we were leaving the resturant I went to use the restroom but the door didn't lock & a lady was waiting so I ended up just leaving and not going to the bathroom.... Sounds like a little detail but I promise its important in a minute :) 

As we started heading towards the Scioto Mile, I kept telling Conner that I needed to go to the bathroom but he kept ignoring me and driving really out of the way to get there.  This is so out of his character, usally he is so quick to serve me and so I thought that was a little strange.  Finally we parked down by COSI and started to walk to the large patio behind COSI by the river.  As we were walking Conner was practically dragging me and I just kept saying..."I have to pee Conner, why do you hate me?, why won't you let me pee?" (Little did I know!)

When we got to the river we stopped and he started to say some sweet things and keep giving me hugs.  I was so oblivious so when he asked if I could help him down... I said "No" (He needed my help because he potentially tore something in his knee playing football the week before but he didn't have on his brace and still wanted to be able to get down on one knee" Eventually he got down on his own and continued to talk and asked me to marry him. Obvioulsy I said YES!!!! 

There are two reasons though why that night was so special and not just because I got engaged.

1. Because the Scioto Mile is our spot, it's where we've had almost every major life conversation during our relationship.  It's where we went on our first date, a very fun but awkward first date I might add.  It's where we've danced in the dark under the twinkly lights of the city skyline.  There are so many memories and so for him to propose there just felt comfortable, and it just felt right.

2. It was a complete and total surprise! Conner knows me so well, he knows that I'm observant and usually in the know so for him to plan a night that I wasn't expecting was incredible.  I felt so loved the whole night knowing all the planning that must have done into it.  He also didn't tell more than a few people so getting to surprise my best friends was priceless!! 

I hope you enjoyed reading a little more into our story. I can honestly say I've never been so excited for something as I am to marry CB! Can't wait to bring you all along on the journey of planning a wedding & everything else that comes along with growing up :)

Love Always,

P.S. Attached in the widget below are the details of my outfit from that night!!

Real Life College Outfits...


Outfit #1:
Top: Lou & Grey Jeans: Madewell
Shoes: New Balance Bag: Madewell

Outfit #2:
Sweatshirt: Victoria Secret PINK Leggings: GapFit
Shoes: Nike 

I wanted to do this post because while I love fun heels and dress, that is only realistic about 25% of my days.  Outfits in college are so much different that what you wear to school in high school so I wanted to share two outfits that are realistic to what I normally wear in the mornings when I'm in class & obvioulsy it wouldn't be a typical day without a little Iced Chai to get me through.

The first outfit I love because while it's casual, it's definitely still my style.  The top is from Loft and is part of the Lou & Grey collection.  I'm obsessed with that line because it is literally the softest things you've ever felt in your entire life.  Like when I say that I want all my clothes to be this material, it's not joke!! I love that I can pair a comfy yet basic tee with my favorite Madewell jeans and a great pair of New Balance shoes and I'm ready for the day.  Typically I'm not a tennis shoes and jeans kinda girl but with that gold detailing, I couldn't pass these up. They are also super comfy for a 30 minute walk accross campus.

The second outfit is definitley the most realistic for a typical college morning.  I love these Gap leggings because the mesh paneling along the side really adds a fun detail.  I paired it with a comfy sweatshirt, these PINK sweatshirts are the best because I feel like it's a little nicer than a random sweatshirt.  I know it doesn't seem like much, but small details definitely help to boost your confidence even when you're wearing a sweatshirt and leggings.

Hope you enjoy this post! See you all next Monday!

Love Always,

Styling the Color Mauve for Fall...


Dress: Francescas (Exact Dress Sold Out- Except Plus Size) Bag: Vince Camuto (Exact Sold Out)
Booties: Vince Camuto

I've been loving the color mauve this fall and this dress is no exception.  For some reason I feel like it just goes with everything and when I'm shopping, my eyes are just drawn towards it.  I was walking through Francesca's the other day and I spotted this dress, saw the color, saw the embroidered details at the bottom, and instantly knew I needed it in my closet.  I paired it with a neutral pair of Vince Camuto booties which are super comfy but also easy to transition into the fall weather.

If you were wanting to dress this up- a great pair of heels and more jewelry, and you would look like a million bucks.  This is the type of dress I love because it's dressy enough for my workplace but it also is great for a casual dress that can be worn on the weekends.  I linked a couple of mauve options and additional booties/bags since things were sold out, sorry about that!

This Labor Day weekend was spent at Apple Valley lake, relaxing and hanging out with Conner's family.  Something about being away for the weekend that is just so relaxing and perfect during this busy season of life.  I feel extremely thankful for weekends like this.  Hope everyone had an amazing weekend with family & friends!!

Thanks for stopping by, and as always don't forget to check back next Monday for a new post :) 

Love Always,

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