Modcloth LBD











Dress: Modcloth [c/o] | Earrings: Baublebar Similar [c/o] | Shoes: Similar | Lips: Stila [shade: Bella]

Photography by: Angie Garcia

When I first met my husband I played hard to get.

And not the “cute” kind of hard to get. I was flat-out obnoxious.

I told him he had to take me on thirty actual dates before I would consider him my boyfriend. [I had convinced myself that thirty traditional dates was what I needed to know if we were “meant to date.” But after the first date I told him we were getting married so he might as well plan our next date. So I was more like 30 shades of crazy.]

So although I started dating him in May, he wasn’t my boyfriend until October. He kept a list and wrote out what each one was so he could “count down.” It was so cute and what I love most about this month is that we officially started dating in Chicago.

He had to be in Chicago for work that month and he told me he would fly me up there to see him. I thought it was a little strange because he was coming home in a few days anyways, but this girl never turns down a trip to a city known for pizza, so naturally, I packed my bags.

Apparently that Saturday would have been 30 dates but I had completely forgotten. We went to dinner and somehow ended up walking along on the Michigan Avenue Bridge after. He pulled out his list and told me how that marked number 30 and asked if I would be his girlfriend. It was one of my favorite moments and something I will never forget.

That night I was wearing a little black dress with beading on it and when I got back, I took it where all special pieces go to die: the dry cleaners. Ever since then I’ve been on the hunt for something similar.

I found this dress from Modcloth which reminded me of that dress I wore that night in Chicago with him! I was actually on the Modcloth site because I needed some cozy sweaters [so many of mine were damaged during my move/stolen by my sister] and cardigans. But I ended up being blown away by their dresses. Typically if I want a dress for a baby shower I have to go to a different site than I would get a dress for a wedding at. However, their variety is amazing [this would be perfect for bridesmaid dresses!] and I got this beaded LBD to replace the old and start new memories with!

Although clothing can be frivolous, I love how certain pieces coincide with our memories and take us back to the place we were when we wear them. That’s how I imagine our wardrobes will be when we are older. Not closets full of “stuff” bur rather, closets filled with weddings, job interviews, trips and kisses on the Michigan Avenue Bridge. 😉


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  1. Morgan wrote:

    I absolutely adore your writing style and content on this blog! Both the stories and the clothes!! And like you said, I hope at the end of the day the memories behind the clothes are what is special to me, not the material possession.

    How 2 Wear It []

    Published 27 Oct 15Reply
    • Courtney wrote:

      That’s what I was going to say! I love that you take the time to share a story each time you write a post! 🙂 Most bloggers’ post are so redundant and filled with grammar errors. I love that yours tells a story about the clothes, and we get a peak into who you are as a person!


      Published 27 Oct 15Reply
  2. This story is absolutely adorable! So sweet of your hubby to do. The dress is absolutely gorgeous as well.

    xo Laura Leigh

    Published 27 Oct 15Reply
  3. What an amazing story! I love that there’s meaning behind this (look-a-like) LBD 🙂 The details are gorgeous!!

    xx Kathryn

    Published 27 Oct 15Reply
  4. Preeti wrote:

    this is the cutest story and i LOVE this dress on you!

    xoxo, Preeti

    Published 27 Oct 15Reply
  5. Alli wrote:

    That is the cutest story ever. I love your blog. Congrats on your recent wedding and wishing you many years of happiness.

    Published 27 Oct 15Reply
  6. Amanda wrote:

    Love, love love that story!! Thank you for sharing! What an incredibly sweet and romantic man you have!! Thank you for letting your readers be apart of your life! It’s so fun reading and following along and getting to know you!
    XOXO, Amanda

    Published 27 Oct 15Reply
  7. tasha wrote:

    OMG this was the best story in the whole world. I really hope you framed the list if he still had it. That would be a great gift that can hang in the home.

    Published 27 Oct 15Reply
  8. lindsay wrote:

    What a sweet story! Congrats on getting married recently! I am planning a wedding too and have loved following along for your whole journey 🙂

    I never really comment on blogs or youtube videos and such, but I wanted to let you know how much you inspire me through your love for fashion and most importantly Jesus. Whenever I am having a rough time with something, your blog/instagram can help brighten this girls day! Keep being amazing 🙂


    Published 27 Oct 15Reply
  9. Brianne wrote:

    Love this post and agree that I love how you share stories!! (Modcloth is amazing too 😉 )


    Brianne ||

    Published 27 Oct 15Reply
  10. Such a sweet story! Love that you shared it <3

    Published 28 Oct 15Reply
  11. This post is so sweet! And I totally agree that clothes hold sentimental value- so many pieces hanging in my closet because of the memories behind them. I love this dress and hope you make some new fun memories while wearing it!
    Boston Chic Party

    Published 28 Oct 15Reply
  12. kristen wrote:

    Oh my gosh… that story. I absolutely melted!!!! Thanks for restoring my faith that there are good men out there! My first date with a guy last weekend ended with him getting insanely drunk. On to the next one? 🙂

    Published 29 Oct 15Reply
  13. Alyssa wrote:

    What an adorable story… your husband is one of the good ones!

    Feathers and Stripes

    Published 31 Oct 15Reply