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Day 238: Cake Testing!

Today we are wedding cake testing in Asheville, which is conveniently close to our wedding venue in Lake Lure, North Carolina. I promised L that the cake could be his domain, so he picked out a potential baker and we’re headed to talk and taste along with PJ, his best man. We strolled in with zero ideas or perimeters, excited to eat our way into a sugar coma. Waynette of Sweet Promises Bakery was absolutely amazing. We started off looking through a HUGE book with all of her previous  cakes and settled on a three-tier cake – the rest of the cake deets, I’ll reveal after the wedding. I love surprises, which is ironic because I hate keep secrets. So we’ll see how this goes!

Ironically, this is the dress that L proposed to me in, so it seems fitting that I wear it to our wedding cake tasting! It’s still a little chilly up here in the mountains, so I paired it with this floral cardigan. As an added bonus, I got to wear a regular bra because of the cardigan. Yes, I’m lazy and yes, I hate strapless bras.

Sound off: What’s the best wedding cake you’ve ever had?

Outfit Details
Dress: ThredUp (Calvin Klein) purchased fourteen months ago for $30 (similar, similar)
Cardigan: J. Crew purchased second-hand for $30 (similar, similar)
Boots: Franco Sarto gift for Christmas (similar, similar)

Day 207: Family and Friends

My parents and best friend get in today and I am SO EXCITED! It doesn’t hurt that I’m getting out of work at 4:30 to pick my mom up at Marta either. Today I actually have a ton to work on and a ton of meetings, so it will fly by!

This weekend I going to pick out my wedding dress. It’s starting to feel real.

Casual Friday for the win here – I paired these light wash jeans (L calls them my ‘mom jeans’) with a plain white t and a drapey blazer. The lighting is a bit off, but I was wearing a gold pendent necklace too, which is quickly becoming my favorite.

Sound off: Any advice for wedding dress shopping?

Outfit Details
Blazer: LeTote (AVA Striped Lining Blazer) retails for $72 (exact, similar)
Top: Gap purchased second-hand for $16 (similar, similar)
Jeans: Gap purchased six months ago for $40 (similar, similar)
Necklace: Rocksbox (Sophie Harper Pave Pendant Necklace in Gold) retails for $41 (similar, similar)
Shoes: Nordstrom Rack (Franco Sarto) purchased eight months ago for $60 (similar, similar)