Colorado, weddings and a gorgeous sunrise

On Friday I flew to Colorado for an old friend’s wedding in Estes Park. I was nervous heading into the weekend, as I would only know the groom out of all the wedding guests.

Fortunately enough, I car-pooled with two other people on the hour-long drive from the airport to our hotel. Bryant, the groom, was on the men’s gymnastics team at Stanford, and his fiance was on the women’s team. I ended up having a fantastic time because the driver of my car was kind and invited me to tag along with her for basically the whole weekend as we hung out with the men’s team. This large group of rowdy men accepted my presence with astonishing ease and made the whole weekend a lot of fun with their silliness and skilled dancing.

I had a mild freak out when I was getting ready and realised I have lost weight. My strap-less dress was precariously loose! Fortunately I had safety pins and performed emergency surgery on my dress. I grabbed my wrap and I was good to go.

The wedding was at a beautiful outside garden that was part of Della Terra Chateau. Everyone looked their best, the average age was 25 and most were nationally ranked gymnasts. The food was great, the DJ picked good songs, and we danced until they kicked us out at 11. I took an early A.M shuttle and I am nibbling on an Einstein Bagel and chai while waiting for my flight. This fantastic weekend was just a breath of fresh mountain air, and I loved every minute of it.

The view from our hotel was amazing!

The view from our hotel was amazing!

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The Della Terra Chateau was so beautiful!


This was the view from our hotel.


The sunrise this morning at the Denver Airport made my early start worth it.

Have you gone to any weddings this summer? Where was your favorite wedding? What did you wear and what food did they serve?


Bangles, Clutches, Coach and Tortilla Jokes


I have been following this blogger the College Prepster for a while now, and I have fallen in love with her clothing style. She wears everything so effortlessly. I had become particularly enamored with this bangle, and finally purchased it from Sydney Buchanan. The bangle arrived the other day and I have not taken it off my wrist since! It reminds me to follow my dreams, which is becoming an art teacher. What are your dreams? Any passions or hobbies you enjoy?

Live your Dreams Bangle

There was a sale on CWonder recently and I bought two beautiful things, a suede belt and a beautiful blue  clutch. I have a wedding this weekend in Colorado at Della Terra and plan on debuting the clutch there in style.

CWonder Belt and Clutch

So in the last few months I have developed a liking of online shopping, and looking at purses. I got a  cross body purse at Target a long time ago. I loved this brown purse to bits until one day it fell apart. While I feel like I have gotten a lot of use out of it, I thought perhaps it was time to buy a quality purse. I started with a list ( i love lists, to an unhealthy degree) and worked from there. Finally I stumbled across this lovely gem, which is now all mine. I love the handle on the top!

My Coach Willis Bag

But in the process of finding this lovely thing, I have started looking at satchels in general, and a black one at that. While my coach is still my go to bag, there was a J.Crew Edie purse that I fell in love with, and demonstrated such restraint in not buying it(because my coach purse was on order) that it is now out of stock and I am sad.

In other news, I found this video, and it is amazing. I might adopt this couple and make them my two new best friends. I hope I don’t scare them with high level of admiration in this post.

Has anyone heard of or bought anything on Poshmark? My good friend Annie recommended it because of my absurd love of Kate Spade, but I do not know anyone who has actually purchased from it.

Have you purchased anything on Poshmark? What is your go-to purse? What do you love about it? Any good jokes or videos you think are hilarious?