Friday, January 24, 2014

gold jeans

gold jeans: kate spade, blouse: vintage from Paris, wedges: gucci, necklace: anthropologie

Thursday, January 23, 2014

a best friend's engagement

One of my best friends got engaged the week after we returned from our honeymoon, and it was SO. MUCH. FUN! Her now fiancĂ© proposed to her during the big Dallas ice storm, and we met them afterwards at a low-key pub on Henderson. I am enormously overjoyed to celebrate these two lovebirds  over the next several months---and at the rehearsal dinner and wedding. I adore my friends' engagements because I am able to get a big glimpse of how well-loved they are by their boyfriends/fiancĂ©s. Tyler, Holly and I were brainstorming for several days before the proposal, and it was adorably cute how important it was for Tyler to make this engagement special for Jordan. To me, that is the sign of a man ready to care for and serve his woman! Congratulations and best wishes to two of my favorites and life-long best friends!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

all black

legging: rag & bone (here), blouse: DVF (similar here), boots: tory burch (similar here)
sunglasses: dior (here)

Friday, January 17, 2014

engagement pictures by n.barrett photography

These are a few of our favorite engagement pictures. Our photographer was so wonderful and extremely talented, and the way she shoots, plus her eye for all things beautiful and creative, were exactly what we wanted. We love these photographs.

The first set of pictures was taken at one of Brad and I's favorite restaurants, Cedars Social. He took me there on our first date as it was the closest we could get to California without him actually jet setting me there for a Thursday night, first date--and it was perfectly like California with the "vibe" and mid-century modern decor. At that point, I was mildly hoping to move to L.A. for grad school, and Brad was talking about his dream of moving to L.A. for music. Obviously we are not in L.A. yet, but that west coast keeps calling our names, along with 2 handfuls of other cities.

The other set of pictures was taken at White Rock Lake. Yes, we know that almost every other single engaged couple frequents White Rock for some sort of photo session, but it really is one of our favorite places to spend time together. Our White Rock walks are some of my most cherished times with Brad, and it doesn't hurt that we get to see a body of water larger than a fountain or swimming pool every now and then.

I love our engagement pictures for so many reasons, but mostly because they capture us at two of our favorite and most special Dallas spots, that were more pivotal in our relationship than we probably realize.

All pictures by Natalie Shelton.