Wednesday, October 6, 2010


So a while ago I was talking about eating healthy & exercising for our wedding and I was doing really well, looked great (if I must say so myself) in my bridal portraits not even taken a month ago.  Well, guess who COULD NOT BREATHE in her wedding gown for the final fitting yesterday?  That's right, me.  I've always been an emotional eater and I've been stressed with everything going on.  I'm happy to be getting married but I am so ready for the actual wedding to be over and to be sitting on my bum in Mexico not worried about a damn thing (besides getting my face shot off which my manicurist warned me about).  With this traumatic appointment over, I headed straight to the mall and had a grilled chicken salad for lunch.  That, my friends, is dedication.  Polynesian sauce from Chic-Fil-A, you have been demoted for the next 10 days.  While I was at the mall I stopped into my favorite store, Williams-Sonoma, and purchased the most delicious puree/soup starter:

I swear, they sell me on all sorts of stuff.  Soups starters and sauces are 15% off in store this week.  I ended up making this soup and a roll with their equally delicious pecan pumpkin butter.  It's suppose to feed 6 but when Nathan & I have soup for dinner, we have HUGE bowls, so by our serving size it fed 3.  The house smelled so inviting, exactly how I want my children to remember home smelling when they grow up.  Yes, things like this cross my mind entirely too much.

Moving on, I had an Express coupon and found the cutest little sweater dress:

I was this.close to purchasing in black but then got my act together.  The eggplant color is really pretty for fall/winter and will go well with the Fauna riding boots or my favorite black suede Nine West boots and black or grey tights.  The fit is flattering.  The band accentuates the waist and the gathering above and below it allows for a nice hourglass shape.  I also purchased these earrings because they were on super clearance:

Hope you all are having a great week! 


  1. Ashley-I did the exact same thing before my wedding!!! I hired a personal trainer as soon as I got engaged and was doing awesome then like a month before the wedding I started eating everything in sight...thank god for my built in corset in my dress or it would have been bad!

  2. Glad you branched out and got the eggplant, that color will look great on you. Besides, you have the new eye makeup to go with it. :) You should've told me you were going to Express, I really want a shirt from there.

  3. Ooh, butternut squash soup is one of my faves!

    And are you really T-minus 10 days from the big day?! Congrats!!!!!

  4. I saw the sweater dress on you and its a fantastic pick! Now, these earrings are gorgeous too!