We had an awesome weekend (still happening because I'm off today for Presidents' Day!). We had our Chicago pals over for a housewarming party on Saturday, and it was sooo fun to host them! We tried to recruit them all to move out of the city and into Geneva :) lol! Then 8 of them spent the night, and we did a Sunday Funday brunch yesterday. We got to sit outside at Stockholm's -- on the patio! In February! In Northern IL! Amazing. I also fell asleep in an Adirondack in the backyard and got a little sunburn (sorry, mom! I swear I will wear sunscreen from this day forward). Overall, I couldn't have asked for a better weekend. My friends made the trip from Chicago out to the burbs which meant the world to us. We are so lucky to have made so many lifelong friends at Saint Mary's and Notre Dame.
Now, on to the outfit! I laughed so hard because I was like, "Mike, what are you wearing to the housewarming?!?!?!" And he's like, "umm jeans and a gray tee shirt?!" bahaha. I landed on these blush lace pants from J. Crew Factory that Mike actually bought me for Valentine's Day!
The pants are soooo comfy. You feel like you're in pajamas! Size down if you're in between sizes, as they do run a little bigger. These are a 4, and they fit perfectly. They're pull-on, and just have an elastic waist band. Perfect for the amount of food I ate this weekend. LOL.
This shimmering tee is also J. Crew, and it was a gift from my bff, Courtney!
The best part about these pants is all you need is a plain top with them. I tried to do a full lace outfit with a magenta peplum lace top, but I literally looked like a Valentine's Day doilie (thanks to Anna for the comparison). See below for a good laugh. Also, I had just taken a shower (hence the towel on my head hahah). Note to readers: too much lace can be a bad thing. #thosedancemovestho
It was not good. So I settled on fancy shoes and a plainer tee.
It felt soooo good to have temperatures in the 60s this weekend! I went on a run outside for the first time in months; it felt SO GOOD to be warm! (Not the run itself! hahaha I am rusty).
These are my favorite shoes! I got them on super sale from J. Crew with two gift cards, so essentially they were free. haha! They're no longer available, but these are super similar! Also, I've linked a bunch below in all styles and price points.
I am all about the bangle stack. These are all Kate Spade and glittery. My earrings are also glittery Kate, too! How amazing is this bangle? And on super sale, too! Here are some similar options:
Anna bought us the yellow adirondack!!!! I LOVE adirondacks so much. Mike bought me the green and blue for my bday.
My favorite house guest... Finny!
So happy Mandy and her bf, Mark, and their kids could join us Saturday!! It was like a mini wedding-party reunion!
OH! and the new addition to the back patio. Mike is a saint; he put these all together! While I napped in the sun. LOL