10.30.2012

etsy finds - silk robes.

I love the idea of matching robes for the bride and her bridesmaids! Robes are perfect for the girls to wear when they are getting their hair and makeup done and a gift they can wear for years. Bonus: the “getting ready” photos are even cuter. I was thrilled to discover silk and more on etsy that sells pretty silk robes AND is having a great sale - $30 a robe! I might have missed the opportunity to have the robes at my wedding but that doesn’t mean I still don’t want one! officially adding it to my Christmas wish list.  


individual robe $30 - set of 4 $120 - set of 6 $180
xo,
Jillian
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10.26.2012

friday's fancies #85.

happy friday-- we have a lot of fun plans this weekend! tonight h and i are going to the ballet! eeep! i'm so excited. this is the first of three ballets we'll be attending in the next few months... i'll be sure to do a recap of our date :) on saturday i am getting my hair cut... still debating on keeping it short or just going in for a trim. later that night we're attending my friend's wedding and on sunday i plan to sleep in and enjoy a lazy day and sunday dinner with the family.

 dress $44 - jacket $99 - ballet flats $106 (on sale!) - bracelet $75

have a great weekend!
xo,
jillian
ps there are a few days left to enter the butterscotch blankee giveaway!
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10.24.2012

wedding wednesday - first kiss

our ceremony (and the whole day) went by very quickly. one of my favorite moments of the ceremony was our first kiss a married couple. we both were SO excited::

swoon. 

i also adore this shot from our first dance::

:) 

 that wraps up photos from our wedding! wedding wednesdays will still focus on wedding details, dreamy gowns and decorations (i can't just quit cold turkey) BUT i promise to throw in some real-life married life and date night posts too.

xo, 
Jillian 
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10.12.2012

friday's fancies #82.

happy friday! it's been a long week full of ups (da bulls box suite!) and a few downs (yesterday i burnt the back of my hair and now i am kinda terrified of my blow dryer). needless to say i am ready to relax. tonight h is on call so i am having a girl-date with friends, mac n cheese and a girly movie! we don't have any major plans on saturday or sunday...so hopefully that means lots of sleeping in and maybe a brunch date.
sweater $40 - pants $60 (pants look familiar? i used the green pair in last week's friday's fancies and bought a pair in real life and i LOVE them. super comfy & soft with the perfect amount of stretch. - flats $109 - bauble bar statement necklace $38 - wristlet $108

have a great weekend!
xo, 
jillian
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10.10.2012

wedding wednesday - details of the day

Happy wedding wednesday! I have already shared our pre-wedding photos, ceremonyreception decor, and flowers. There are a few more details of the day that remain my favorite bits of the day:

our gorgeous invitation suite by mae mae paperie. the invitation suite (and table numbers and signage) was printed on heavy letterpress it was absolutely perfect. i would highly recommend working with megan, the pieces she created worked perfectly with what i envisioned for our wedding.


the dessert: in addition to a traditional wedding cake; we served mini pumpkin and pecan pies and a diy donuts bar with donuts that you top with icing and crushed capt'n crunch, coco puffs cereal or reeces pieces (inspired by our engagement/ portland trip and a memorable visit to voodoo donuts)


While we decided to be minimalist with decor and stick to flowers, I am happy we displayed a few of our favorite photos in the cocktail/dessert room. Another detail I love is my wedding welcome quilt! My mom is going to sew together all of the squares and I can't wait to see how it turns out. And finally... one of my favorite photos of the night, three generations of married women (and their gorgeous rings): my two grandmothers, my mom and my hands all together.
xo, 
Jillian 
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10.05.2012

friday's fancies #81.

happy friday! i am still smiling from all of your sweet and supportive comments on yesterday's post. it means so much to have such kind and open-minded readers :)

this weekend we have plans to see my family and on sunday h's soccer team AC Milan is playing their rival Inter Milan...so that means i've got plenty of time to finish reading bossypants (why did i wait so long to get this book?!)


style-wise i plan to keep things casual. i loooove my faux leather jacket and i am tempted to buy a black jacket but fall weather typically only lasts 1-2 months in chicago. ah well, still LOVING this outfit::


[inspiration outfit viajacket $110 - tee $30 - skinny twill pants $60 - leopard flats $119 - bag $248

have a wonderful weekend!
xo, 
jillian
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10.03.2012

wedding wednesday - flowers.

I shared a few detail shots last week but I was really impressed with what our florist (and family friend) put together for our big day. Amy from unique floral made all of my flower dreams into a reality after only meeting twice to discuss what I'd like.



[all photos via dawn e roscoe]
xo, 
Jillian 
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