Today is very special because a great friend of mine is getting married, and I could not be happier for her! She's literally getting married this afternoon and I thought what better way to celebrate, than with a fashion post! When I found out that she was getting hitched her in our home state of Minnesota, I eagerly went on the hunt to find the perfect dress to wear to the ceremony + reception. When something is set in my mind, it is literally all I can focus on. After a few weeks of searching, trying to find the best sale and something that would fit, I came across this STUNNING baby blue dress from #ASOSCurve. I ordered a size up, just in case, and it fit like a glove. Success!
OUTFIT: ASOS Curve Blue Skater Dress With Embellished Crop Top | AMI Clubwear Teal Clutch (similar) | Women‘s Kendall D‘Orsay Flats | NOT FEATURED - Rhinestone Midi Ring Set | Textured Long Sleeve Crewneck Favorite Cardigan
Besides the happiness of fitting into a dress the first time you put it on, I also want to talk about romance and what it means to me. I'm not trying to delve too deep into anything here because this is supposed to be a post about happiness and celebration for a friend, but I've been feeling indifferent lately. Indifferent to the idea of falling in love, being in a relationship and actually getting married myself. I don't know if it's just the stage of life that I'm in right now, or if from now I'm always going to feel this way. To be honest, I'm not upset about it and I think that's okay.
They always say you should invest in the time and energy of loving yourself first, before you can actually fully commit to loving another person. With that I mean, loving someone who you can see yourself living the rest of your life with. There hasn't been that guy for me yet, but now I'm not as upset about that as when I was younger. I used to want that fairytale of finding a guy who would sweep me off my feet and ALL the problems that plagued me, would suddenly vanish into thin air. How ridiculous, right? It was something I invested in wholeheartedly while I was growing up and every crush I had was the next guy to possibly be that person. To this day, it baffles me that I thought love happened that way. I wish I could be that jaded again.
I'm now on a tangent, but bear with me. I guess what I'm trying to say is, I have now learned to be okay with living with and loving myself first. It's okay to be independent and to learn to rely on yourself, maybe it will be easier when a relationship finally does come along. What is that other saying? 'When you're not looking, that's when someone will find you?' Maybe if I do that I'll be as lucky as my friend who saw in her fiancé, the person she could spend the rest of her life with. I'm sending TONS of love, congratulations and well wishes to my friend. You two are pretty spectacular together. xoxoxo