Monday, July 14, 2014

Sunflower Patch

Sole Society gladiator sandals, similar & cheaper here // Celine sunglasses, similar sunglasses here

I wore this embroidered dress from Chicwish yesterday for a casual Sunday look. When my mom and I happened to drive by this patch of sunflowers we knew we had to get out of the car and take pictures (even if it was in somebody's front yard - oops!!). Anyways, I do really love this dress… if you take a look at the close-up pictures you can see that the beadwork is very intricate and beautiful! It has two long, beaded tassels that can either hang in the front or tie in the back. I paired it with my GiGi New York clutch in the color iris - which, by the way, is on super sale right now! If you are contemplating buying something from GiGi New York I would right now because of the awesome sales they have going on… great back-to-school shopping!

Anyways, I had THE BEST weekend of my entire life! You know how I said Chris had a "surprise" for me? Well he really got me good. First he took me to a beautiful park in Charlotte and gave me this David Yurman ring as a birthday present (I started crying because I was so surprised/happy and he thought I was upset because I didn't like it!). Next, he told me that we had reservations at a nice restaurant for dinner that night, but we needed to stop by his friend's house first to pick up something. Right when we got to the house, Chris pretended to be on the phone and asked me to get the door… and when I opened it, there was a roomful of our friends there to surprise me! I was in shock and shaking for at least 30 minutes… I don't know how they were all able to pull it off and keep it a secret from me (a huge thank you to my friend Melissa for helping plan everything!) On another note, I am so thankful for Chris and the relationship we have - ladies, do not be discouraged if you don't find "the One" in college! I was so discouraged in college because of some of the dating relationships I had… but God has a plan for everyone. Please don't settle for anyone who treats you as less than what you are worth… even if you have to wait a long time for him to come along :)

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41 comments:

  1. That dress looks marvelous and I love the clutch. Beautiful :)

    xx Mira

    www.glamdevils.com

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  2. Your dress is stunning and I love your clutch!

    Love&Clothing

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  3. Aww Cait you are just the cutest! The dress is just adorable and your weekend sounds amazing!!

    xoxo,
    Ashley
    Afternoon Espresso

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  4. Those pictures of gorgeous and you look amazing! And your guy sounds like a real keeper!

    xo Kylie
    www.dressinsparkles.com

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  5. I love you to the moon and back best friend!

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  6. That dress is so pretty! Chicwish is killing it lately!

    Heidi D.
    www.wishesandreality.com

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  7. Seriously in love with this embroidered dress!! I'm loving the white with blue right now (and every summer) but this look is beyond adorable on you!!

    Classy Chic & Chardonnay
    http://ceislin.com

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  8. Stunning dress, I love the blue pattern on it.

    http://thepreppysisters.blogspot.com

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  9. Such a cute dress and love all of those sunflowers! Sounds like you had such a wonderful birthday, and a great catch of a guy! I totally agree with you... sometimes it's totally worth waiting to find the right guy that gives you everything you deserve (like that gorgeous ring!!)

    Sweet Tea Jubilee

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  10. I love that dress it's just beautiful xoxo

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  11. I've been contemplating getting the smaller clutch in that color! Glad you had such a wonderful weekend, I'm jealous of your gorgeous new ring!

    Amanda
    XO Strawberry Chic

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  12. what a good boy you have! sounds like your birthday weekend was so fun! and I love that clutch in that shade. so gorgeous!

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

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  13. That is so sweet! I remember this one time Seth got me emerald earrings to surprise me for my award nomination, it was such a sweet thing to do!

    Hunter
    Prep on a Budget

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  14. Cutest couple in the world! So happy for you ��

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  15. What a precious surprise! I love this post so much! Thanks for sharing a part of your personal story. & as always, the photography is perfection.

    xo Devon Alana
    www.devonalanadesign.com

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  16. Glad you had a great birthday, what a sweet boy!! Mine planned a surprise party for me before I went off to school... that's when you know you have a good one. Plus, he can never go wrong with Yurman :)

    Kristina
    medicineandmanicures.com

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  17. I'm loving all things white and blue this summer - this dress is perfect!!

    xo, Jen
    http://www.comfortably-chic.com

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  18. That is an awesome birthday surprise. I wish my boyfriend would get a hint and so something like that for me. Lovely dress by the way.

    http://finefantasies.blogspot.com/

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  19. Love that dress!! My boyfriend just gave my a Yurman ring for our 2-year anniversary, I love it!

    www.adoredbyalex.com

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  20. The embroidery on that dress is pretty!

    Style by Joules

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  21. i am SO glad your birthday was such a hit, how sweet of chris and melissa to plan you a surprise birthday with all the people who love you!!!

    chris gets major boyfriend points, amazing surprise birthday and beautiful ring!!

    love what you said about it being okay not to find the one in college. i was lucky enough that i did find my huz in college but so often people think that if you graduate without a serious boyfriend or fiance that they are doomed but i know that is not true! i have so many friends who have found great relationships after college, you just have to make sure not to lose hope. so happy for you that you have found chris!

    xo mk
    gold-hatted lover

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  22. Love this dress! blues and whites look great on you!

    RhodeIsland-Prep.blogspot.com

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  23. I love the blue, such a gorgeous shade and your hair is to amazing

    messyhairxoxo.blogspot.com

    xxx

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  24. Love that dress Cait! Also, that is so sweet how Chris surprised you for your birthday. I definitely get discouraged by college boys and how immature they can be so it's always good to hear that it doesn't have to happen right away :)

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  25. Such a beautiful dress! And such a sweet little story about Chris. I'm so happy that you have such a sweet one!

    Constance || Prep Northwest

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  26. Gorgeous dress! I LOVE the blue and white together!

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  27. Love this dress, you're too cute!

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  28. I love that dress and your photos are beautiful!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com/

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  29. This dress is gorgeous; you look so pretty!!! I love these colors and the photos are beautiful, the color from the sunflowers are amazing!!

    xo, Taylor

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  30. Cait. These pictures. That outfit. Those flowers. YOU. I might just have to sit down and paint you! You are always beautiful but for some reason I really have the urge to do a watercolor painting of you in these photos! Stunning! Love you as always!

    peachesandchristine.blogspot.com

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  31. A surprise party? How awesome! And he did a great job on the ring!! Glad you had an amazing birthday!

    -AJ
    OccasionallyAJ.com

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