Sneaky Peek of what's coming!
In my post on Friday (see HERE) I shared that was our 5 year wedding anniversary. Thanks so much to everyone that left kind comments on the post and the photos I shared! Our wedding day was truly an awesome day and our celebration weekend was fairly low key and relaxing.
My husband had to work on Friday and I'd scheduled a photo shoot for the day. I totally didn't connect the date when I scheduled the shoot, but it ended up working out ok.
My favorite photographer, Teresa Dalbera, (visit her site HERE) asked me to model for her so she could work on beauty photography and posing, and since I love having my photo taken, I was more than happy to oblige!
This shoot was a full on portrait session and so fun! Here are a few photos from the process:
#NOTD!! LOVE these press-ons from Kiss. I applied them Thursday night, and now it's Sunday night and they are still perfect.
Here is Teresa playing stylist in my closet.
My dad came to watch the baby so we could shoot un-interrupted. He snapped this photo for me. And baby slept almost the whole time. Thank goodness!
One of the MANY final products! Headband is from Aldo.
Another final product! Maxi dress is by Vince Camuto from Macy's.
This was SO fun!!! I will blog more about it and more photos when Teresa is done editing. These are just a few teasers she'd posted to her Facebook page. Follow her!!! And if you're in the Chicago area, USE HER!!! She's awesome!
She was kind enough to snap a few blog photos for me! I'd planned on having my husband take photos of my anniversary dinner outfit, but Teresa obviously did a much better job that he and I could have done.
This dress is by Massimo from Target. I LOVE this print!!! They have this style in several colors, but this was my favorite.
Baby woke up and just wanted mommy. Not a problem. He's used to having his photo taken, too :)
I posted these shoes on my Instagram. A TOTAL KNOCKOFF of the super popular Valentino Rockstud pump. Husband wouldn't let me buy the real thing, so these will do. $35.99 and BOGO 50%, so I bought them in black also. They are by Wild Diva shoes and purchased from Milan Shoes (link) at Lincolnwood Towncenter.
My bag is my newest high-end acquisition. A Givenchy Antigona satchel. OMG do I LOVE this bag!!! And I got an AMAZING deal on it by purchasing through Beyond The Rack. Not sure what that is? Click the link and thank me later.
Husband and I went to RPM Steak for our anniversary dinner. It is owned by Guiliana and Bill Rancic, who I love as a couple and greatly admire their style and taste. I was excited to go. Husband wasn't quite as sure. But he ended up LOVING it and wants to go back this coming week! The food was so good! I am a super picky eater, but I went in with an open mind and a ready palette, and wasn't disappointed. I don't usually take photos of my food, but I couldn't help it here.
Husband got the beef tartar. No, I did not taste it. But he said it was amazing, and he couldn't stop himself from nibbling it most of the evening. The king crab was "cole roasted" and he loved it so much, he ordered a second. He ate the second even before the served knew it had been delivered to our table! The bread on the right is 3 cheese fondue with garlic bread. I don't eat cheese, but the bread was delicious!
I ate an 8oz filet and he had "The Cowboy" - a 28-day dry aged steak. For sides, we got fries, papas bravas, brussel sprouts, spinach, corn and mushrooms. So, basically everything they offered LOL! Husband also enjoyed a few neat Laphroig scotches and I had cherry coke (breastfeeding mama here!)
The valet guy was nice enough to snap our photo :)
We got home near midnight. That's a super late night for us old-fogie parents! Thankfully, my parents agreed to spend the night at our house so we had some help in the morning when we woke up super exhausted. Husband had to work so the kids and I lounged around the house all day with my parents waiting on a mattress delivery.
Sunday we had a birthday party to attend. I was excited to wear my brand new LuLaRoe Cassie skirt. I can't get enough of neon these days. Look at this neon yellow amazingness!!!
I paired it was my black LuLaRoe Perfect Tee. I'm a mom of 3 and I'm not in shape, so let's be real. I have a pooch. And this body-con skirt is not flattering with a belly. So I need to wear it with something that's going to hide the flaw. I love this top - it's easy to throw on and a flattering cut. My simple sandals are by Sam and Libby from Target.
My makeup was low-key. Bronzer, bronzer, bronzer and highlight on FLEEK.
Our babes had a great time at the birthday party. They got balloon animals and basically ate cupcakes for dinner.
She's kissing her new giraffe friend.
He named his balloon tiger "Tigey-Tigey." If you know my #1, this is not a surprise at all. Just ask "Diney Diney."
My #3 is a walker! He's so tiny, so it's a surprise to most people that he already walks. Most people think he's only 6 or 7 months old. But, he's well over 11 months now.
Overall a very good weekend for my little family.
So, this was the longest blog ever. But listen guys, I have some very fun things coming up in the next week or so, so keep checking back! And let me know if there's anything you want to see. I'm LOVING working on this blog. So nice to do something for myself these days.
Until next time,