This outfit instantly reminded me of my engagement ring, hence the title. It's pretty safe to say my engagement ring is by far my most treasured possession (Nevermind the fact that it's actually my second engagement ring... the other one that I totally ruined became a [very sentimental] keychain. ha!) I think morganite and rose gold is the absolute perfect combination and I get giddy every time I look at mine. The soft pink and chiffon coupled with the rose gold belt and crocheted jacket is basically a dream outfit. You can't tell by these pictures, but it was actually 31 degrees, sleeting, and basically dark when these photos were snapped. Mike and I ran out to do some Christmas shopping and I forgot to bring an actual coat... so I ran around for hours just wearing this jacket. Now, this jacket is amazing. It's so so beautiful. But it's not exactly suitable for 30 degree temps haha Mike calls it a "doily with sleeves" which I guess is appropriate... but I love it so much. I wish I would've sized down to a medium because it fits pretty boxy in the waist, but it's worth it! (If you snag one of your own, go down one size! They're generous!) I can't help but think I'm going to snag it on something though, and I always notice I'm extra cautious when I wear it! I even color coordinated my nail polish... rose gold and dusty pink glitter!
We've been gearing up for the most insane two (three? six?) weeks of our lives... when I think about the work load that awaits me in December I just want to keel over and die haha I can't tell you how much of a blessing it is to be totally swamped with work around the holidays (especially as a self-employed gal), but man oh man I'm going to need a month long reprieve come January. I'm taking everything I can get though, because I've got some tricks up my sleeve for the new year. Has anyone else been thinking about their "resolutions" for the New Year? I flip/flop with how I feel about resolutions with each passing year, but I think at the core they're really great. Mike and I have been talking about what we want our 2014 to look like in terms of new habits and all that jazz. The front-runner right now is "bookkeeping"... Phew! I'm the worst at it. I hate it. I hate bookkeeping so much. But I know it'll benefit us so much when it's tax time, and time to rethink our business strategies. If any of you have any advice or recommendations on resources, we'd love to hear them! QuickBooks terrifies me but I'm wondering if I just shouldn't dive in again?
Today we're putting our skirt under the tree and assembling Toby's advent calendar. Hopefully if everything goes as planned I can share it on Friday! We're focusing on activities so that we can develop traditions with Toby as the years pass. It's probably silly to say "Well this is going to be a tradition!" when you haven't even done it yet (or have only done it once!), but we want to ensure there's a lot of family time shared between the holidays. It's fun to have something to look forward to.
If you're in Nashville, stop by the What The Truck mobile market on Saturday, November 30th! Honeybean will be set up with some of Nashville's finest mobile retailers and food trucks... we'll be in East Nashville on Main Street from 11am til 4pm. I promise you won't be able to miss us! We're unveiling some great new pieces that would make lovely holiday gifts. And we might even have some grab bags! If you want more details, feel free to get in touch! xo
Forever dress via Marshall's
Belt from another dress
Skull bangles via Karmaloop
No Nonsense tights