Live Well: Lacking Originality, But Not Love

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This is the one day of the whole year where I have every excuse to be sappy about my blissful, wonderful marriage. Saying those vows three years ago today is still the best decision I've ever made. I can't wait to celebrate another happy year by eating a big dinner and drinking some good wine tonight. I love you, baby.

Dress Well: Wedding Weekend

Zara dress, Zara heels, J, Crew necklace (similar), J. Crew bracelet (old)

I was really excited about wearing this outfit to the wedding I attended this past weekend, so I took extra special care to bring our camera along on the trip to Dallas. Unfortunately, I did NOT take extra special care to bring our memory card to Dallas...something we didn't realize until we attempted to use the camera Saturday evening. Fail. As a result, iPhone documentation of this outfit will have to suffice - I hope you guys don't mind too much.

I didn't originally intend to buy a whole new outfit to wear to the wedding. I did go to Zara in search of these heels, but soon realized that I couldn't leave the store without this dress in tow. I was (and still am) a little surprised by how much I like it - the whole shift-dress trend is generally super unflattering on me. Luckily, this dress proved to be an exception to that rule, and I'm looking forward to getting to wear it to many more semi-formal occasions in the future.

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Man, y'all, this weekend was a whirlwind! It started with a late dinner Friday night at Coqueta with friends, followed by us catching four hours of sleep before boarding a plane to Dallas. Our time in Dallas proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that we have become true San Franciscans - while in Texas we rented a Fiat, chose to walk the half a mile to the wedding reception (in 90-degree heat) and then Über-ed our way home.

As expected, the wedding was fun, beautiful, and happy - all things that I love to spend my weekends celebrating! On top of that, we really enjoyed bumming around Dallas for a day - we spent as much time soaking up the heat as possible, visited the J.F.K. museum, grabbed some ice cream, and walked around the beautiful Highland Park Village shopping center before heading home. I've discovered that leaving Texas never gets any easier - while San Francisco is an awfully great place to call home (even in the fog) there's nothing quite like your actual home, you know?

However, we're back now and I'm looking forward to jumping into yet another busy week! I hope all of you had wonderful weekends - enjoy your Monday.

Live Well: Two Times the Fun

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Today is my two year wedding anniversary. To celebrate, I thought I'd share our wonderful, wonderful wedding video with you all. All the credit for this little piece of art goes to 31 Films, easily the best videographers in Texas. And all the credit for every wedding detail goes to Alia over at Belle of the Ball, who is easily the best wedding planner of all time.

Hope you enjoy it!

Details:

Dress - Romona Keveza

Shoes - Ivanka Trump

Bridesmaids Dresses- J. Crew

Florist - Wedding Flowers by Lisa

Venue - Grace Presbyterian Church, Houstonian Hotel

Lighting - Bright Star Productions

Band - The Pictures

Cakes - Susie's Cakes & Confections

Videographer - 31 Films

Wedding Planner - Alia Rdissi

Dress Well: Texas Weekend Snaps

All I can say is that it is completely reasonable for you to be jealous of my first weekend back in Texas. I totally understand. The good times consisted of:IMG_1135

My friend's amazing backyard wedding. So happy for you guys!

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My husband and I tearing it up in the photo booth.

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Surviving an incredibly rainy Texans tailgate (Texas, I get it: it rains way harder here than in California. YOU WIN).

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Watching the Texans beat the Colts from awesome seats.

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Visiting my true home. Brown, I miss you every day.

Did you guys have fun weekends? All I know is that there is ONE WEEK left until Christmas, and I could not be more excited! Have a great Monday!