The Easy AND Pretty Cheese Plate

Sorry for the radio silence around here. I had two back to back trips (one across the country) and I'm so excited to be back home getting organized until our wedding at the end of September! Today I'm sharing my tisp for putting together a cheese plate that looks as good as it tastes -- let's face it, not all cheese platters were made for Instagram sharing but this simple presentation will definietly impress your guests. It also costs less than $20! Read on for the details!
Image by Abby Jiu


Our Thomas Point, Annapolis Engagement Session

Thomas Point, Annapolis Engagement Session
I'm so excited to share the beautiful engagement photos Abby Jiu took of Austin and I back in June. I couldn't be more happy with the way they turned out. I never wanted to take engagement photos and I spent a lot of time trying to figure out "what" to do with them and in end decided on beautiful waterfront park and a low fuss shoot. The light was perfect and I love how the colors all fit perfectly together from the rocks to my dress and even Austin's pants. You can see all of the photos over on Style Me Pretty -- and continue reading for a few of my favorites. PS- my dress is from ASOS.


Weddings: My Bachelorette Party

On Jess: Forever21 dress, Jack Rogers sandals ; On Caitlin: Lulu's dress, Yosi Samra sandals

This past weekend I drove 3 hours to the Shenandoah Valley for my bachelorette party and I have to say it was the most amazing weekend ever! I'll warn you now that this post is photo heavy -- but I can't resist sharing all of the details on how my girls created the most perfect time for me. I'm still so touched and honored by all of their work and thoughtfulness. I feel so incredibly lucky to have these people in my life.  I'm pretty sad that this special weekend is over, and I can only imagine how the post-wedding blues are going to feel. I'm sad I'll never again have all of my favorite women in the same room together just us girls, but I'll really treasure all of our laughs and time together that weekend forever.  

Photos by Danielle Lechert and via my iPhone


My Style: A Day In My Shoes With Aerosoles

 Forever21 dress, 'Yet Another' Aerosoles sandals, Fossil bag

Nothing is more important to me than a pair of comfortable walking shoes when I'm commuting into DC for meetings, and of course I'm not talking sneakers. I'm talking stylish sandals that can go from a lunch date to an office meeting and then a long walk to the Metro. Enter Aerosoles, which create the most comfortable shoes possible using exclusive technologies.  I've been living in these light, airy sandals since they arrived at my doorstep! Head over to my Instagram to see how you can win a $50 Aerosoles gift card of your own!
Photography: Abby Jiu 


In The Kitchen: The Best Kale Salad

A lot of people in my life are pretty "anti-Kale". I happen to be obsessed with this leafy green and go through a bundle a week. The last time I was in NYC I shared the most delicious chopped Kale salad with two of my girlfriends and have since re-created my own version that even non-Kale lovers seem to enjoy! 

Photos by Krista A. Jones