Sunday, August 20, 2017

Holding onto Summer in Lilly

Hello!! Happy Sunday! I am back in teacher-Mary mode, so I apologize for the brevity of this (and the lack of posts this first week back to school).  I promise I will find a better school/blog balance, but the beginning of the school year creates zombies out of all teachers! haha!  

My family was in town all weekend for our cousin, Rosie's, wedding. She was a stunning bride! Just beautiful! It was so fun seeing our Ohio relatives (plus my mom and Gary) and all our St. Charles cuzzies. I know I've mentioned it before, but our STC fam is like our stand-in parents because our parents are so far away. They are so good to us! We love them so much; they take such great care of us.  

This Lilly dress is my way of holding on to the waning days of summer. It was sooo flowy and comfy; I'm in an XS, and I didn't have to worry about length with my heels. Also, the straps are adjustable, which was amazing. It is definitely a splurge; it's 100% silk and a stunner. But, I seriously ate so many appetizers, my whole meal, and 2 pieces of cake, and my dress didn't show it. ahha!! I love a forgiving gown. 

 Finn's babysitter, Andrea, took this pic before we left. She's also the gal behind a lot of my photos (Swofford Photography), and she was the best babysitter ever! LOL! What a catch!

Similar version of my mom's Lilly dress:

My cousin, Ashley's, off-the-shoulder floral dress: on sale!

Our little family of 4! Bella with me, and Bentley with daddy! 

We hold him like a little baby. Hahaha! But that's the best way to get belly rubs. 
Also, my dapper husband! 

Finn loooooves to water the plants! 

Hi, everyone! 

How beautiful did Rosie look?! Her dress was incredible. 
My earrings:  

I loved their little photobooth area with all the cute props! 

Pre-wedding with Finn! 

Unkie holding Finn after the gorgeous ceremony. 

Finn selfie! 


Okay, I had to include this. Bryn is my Goddaughter, and can you tell she is totally my mini me? Lilly Pulitzer shift and a sensible sock! She had one 2 different colored cowboy boots-- obvi! SO stinkin cute. I love this little gal so much, and I am so honored to be her Godmother!

More Lilly midi/maxi dresses:

What are you looking forward to this week?


  1. I loveee this dress! Looks so cute on you :) Sounds like such a fun weekend!
    Lauren |

    1. Thank you so much, Lauren!! It was such a great weekend, and I loved being with my family!! :)

  2. Love love loveee that dress! The pops of color, the flowiness, just 😍😍


    1. Thank you sooo much, Jac! It was so comfortable!!! 🤗❤️🤗