On Getting Engaged….

Before I actually got engaged, I always thought people’s reactions to others getting engaged was so strange.  Why are you congratulating someone on their engagement?  It’s like saying “hey, congrats on finding someone that loves you enough to want to be with you forever…” Ha.  Don’t get me wrong, it is a very exciting time in a person’s life, just the reaction is kind of… weird.

Now that I have gotten engaged and received my fair share of congratulations, I see things differently.  I love being congratulated – not on finding an amazing person to spend the rest of my life with that loves me just as much as I love them – but on this next chapter of life!  There is so much to look forward to and I am so excited to be able to share it with someone so special to me.

With all of that being said, I am a lucky person.  Not just for my fiancé but for my friends as well!  I love that they wanted to celebrate with me and join in on my happiness!  So, I thought I’d share how they spoiled me with gifts! (I appreciate all their love and support, but gifts are always nice too!)

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Lenox cake knife, Vera Wang frame, Bridal magazines (including my own subscription to Brides magazine!)

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The Knot wedding planning binder, more Bridal magazines, Bride-To-Be glass, my Mrs. hanger!, and (love this one) Feyonce shirt.

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InStyle weddings book, flask, Kate Spade ring holder.

Emmys 2014 Fashion

On the night of the infamous television awards, fashion was front and center.  There were dramatic gowns, short films dresses and even some very comedic elements (I’m talking to you, Lena Dunham).  While these ladies all came together from their very different television categories, the fashion trends seemed to remain consistent.  Basically, if you were dressed in anything else besides red/coral/hot pink, a metallic or white – who were you and what were you doing at the Emmys?  Long, clingy silhouettes were popular with a few fuller gowns making appearances.  See the trends below!

Reds/Corals

emmy1 (Sarah Hyland in Christian Siriano)

emmy2(Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting in Monique Lhuillier)

emmy3 (January Jones in Prabal Gurung)

66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals(Claire Danes in Givenchy)

emmy5 (Heidi Klum in Zac Posen)

66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals (Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Carolina Herrera)

Metallics

emmy7 (Taylor Schilling in Zuhair Murad) *My Favorite*

emmy9 (Hayden Panettiere in Lorena Sarbu)

emmy8 (Amy Poehler in Theia)

emmy10 (Julianna Margulies in Narciso Rodriguez)

Whites

emmy11 (Sofia Vergara in Roberto Cavalli)

emmy12 (Laverne Cox in Marc Bouwer)

66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals (Kristen Wiig in Vera Wang)

emmy14 (Julianne Hough in DSquared)

 

And two of my favorite stand-out looks of the night that did not fall into these categories:

emmy15 (Kerry Washington in Prada)

66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Press Room (Halle Berry in Elie Saab)

 

Who were your favorites?