Tea Party Bridal Shower

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It’s official – our wedding festivities have begun! My mom, aunt and cousin/maid of honor threw me a small and intimate bridal shower last weekend. The idea of a tea party-themed wedding shower came up several months ago and it was so fun to see all the planning and ideas finally come to life! I can’t believe the amount of time and effort that went into making every detail so perfect. I am beyond thankful to have people who love and care for me so much to do something so special. It was a day I will cherish forever!

I wanted to share lots of photos with you today because there were so many adorable things to admire! Almost every single thing was handmade, which totally blew me away. The food was all cooked from scratch, including those delicious apricot thumbprint cookies, and my aunt iced those flower cupcakes herself!

The décor was so much more amazing than I ever expected when I first walked in. There were fresh blooms everywhere, matching floral linens, and whimsical details like the floral umbrella hanging from the ceiling and the giant diamond napkin rings. It was the perfect mix of girly and quirky! My mom even made the “I DO” sign hanging on the front door. The china that we used once belonged to my great-grandmother, who passed when I was a teen, which made the day even more special for us.

We played the classic toilet paper wedding dress game, in which teams had to fashion wedding dresses with toilet paper in a matter of minutes and then I had to pick a winner. It totally felt like an episode of Project Runway! The funniest part about the whole thing was that every dress had a bow on it because they were trying to appeal to me! My friends act like they know me or something…

Speaking of bows, how cute is this adorable bow dress that I wore? George bought it for me for Valentine’s Day and I loved being able to wear something from him at my wedding shower. It’s always fun to gush about what great taste he has! Also – my mom made the “Bride to Be” sash because she’s the craftiest ever. I’ll definitely be wearing it again at my next wedding shower and bachelorette party!

Sorry for the lengthy post, but I just had to go on and on about how much I loved everything! My mom, aunt and cousin put on a shower for me that looked like it came straight out of Pinterest. I still can’t believe how incredible everything was! We had the best time, and I am so thankful for all of these beautiful and wonderful ladies I have in my life. Y’all are the best.

If anyone is inspired by something you see in this post, and you want to try it yourself, just let me know! My mom and aunt claim that all of their ideas came from Pinterest so I’d be happy to point you in the way of some tutorials.

Dress: Asos (on sale!) / Heels: Enzo Angiolini / Bracelet: Kate Spade / Fascinator: Nordstrom

XOXO Miranda

Stripes & Plaid

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Sometimes you have to take risks in order to make an outfit really special. I typically like to play things safe when it comes to dressing, but every once in a while I like to be bold! I love the pattern mixing with the stripes and plaid that come together in this outfit. Pairing two black and white prints is usually a safe way to make a fun and creative statement without being too over the top. Do y’all ever wear mixed prints? I rarely do, but I always love the result!

Top: Loft / Jacket: Piperlime / Skirt: Le Tote / Heels: Tahari via DSW

XOXO Miranda

Country Wedding

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I’m a little bit country…I’m a little bit retro-rock-n-roll-but-still-totally-polished. Isn’t that how that song went??

I wore this little get-up to my cousin’s beautiful wedding last weekend. The old truck was parked in the grass across the street from the venue and I couldn’t not take pictures in front of it! Don’t judge me y’all. I’ll take any opportunity I can get for cute pictures!

GB and I are both lacking in time management skills, so we arrived into town for the wedding with only about 20 minutes to get ready! My hair was a messy disaster, but I didn’t totally hate it. The lipstick was a last minute decision made in the car, but now I’m wondering why I don’t wear red more often? The jacket felt way too casual for a wedding, but it was all I had with me. Despite the frantic last-minute decisions that led to this outfit – I kind of loved it! I think I should probably get ready in a frenzied state more often.

Dress: JustFab / Jacket: A&F / Heels: Jessica Simpson / Bag: Michael Kors / Earrings: Rocksbox

XOXO Miranda

High School Reunion

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I wore this outfit last weekend to my high school reunion! It was actually our almost-11-year-reunion, but better late than never, am I right? The event was pretty small and low-key but we all ended up having a blast! It was so much more fun that I ever could have imagined. I grew up in a really small town and have never felt nostalgic about my high school days, so I wasn’t expecting much. Luckily the small and intimate group we had that evening meant I got to catch up with every single person, and it was so good to see them all! We spent a lot of time reminiscing about funny stories and old crushes which brought back so many memories. I also got to talk weddings and honeymoons with all my now-married friends and got lots of advice and insight. We laughed, drank and danced the night away and I couldn’t have asked for a more fun time! I even got George to two-step with me which was the icing on the cake!

Also – shout out to my mom who bought me this adorable top for my birthday! I can’t believe it’s taken this long for it to make a blog appearance because I wear it pretty often. I’m also wearing my skinny jeans that never used to fit me, so yay for my wedding diet!

Top: Macy’s / Jeans: Joe’s / Boots: Bandolino / Bag: Michael Kors / Earrings: Rocksbox (get your first month free when you use code: MIRANDABFF)

XOXO Miranda