a few mornings ago, josh and i kept up with spring tradition of taking a morning date together. it’s a HUGE deal if i’m up before 6am, let alone ready to hit the ground running and head out the door by 7! i’m a night owl who is most productive in the late hours of night and then also, conrad. he’s not quite sleeping through the night just yet (another post for another time) so i truly felt unstoppable as i walked out the door a little after 7am all dressed up and ready for my day! we did breakfast together at cafe lalo which is still one of my favorite little spots on the upper west side even though it’s crazy touristy and sometimes the food is just alright. but it feels so romantic and special in there with all the twinkle lights and gorgeous displays of cakes and pies for days. also, you’ve got mail!, which is just such a good classic new york film that was shot there, it makes it all the more exciting of a cafe.
ModCloth recently asked if i’d like to partner up and check out their beautiful wedding line! i knew they carried some fun party dresses, but had no idea they have their own wedding collection with some really pretty and unique bridal dresses, too. they have everything from bridal dresses, to bridesmaid and guest attire, incredible bridal shoes and even wedding gifts and decor. i picked out this pretty blue dress and paired it with these powder blue heels which could make for a beautiful wedding guest look that you could wear after the big event, too …maybe for a morning date out ;)
if any of you are married already, do you guys ever think about re-doing your wedding? like, same groom (duh!), just different details…maybe a different party venue, or a different cake or dress? it might just be me, but it’s always fun to think about a few things here or there i would have done differently for our wedding celebration. i think the biggest thing about a wedding day (and all the days of prep leading up to it) is not losing sight of what is most important, you and your husband-to-be or wife-to-be committing to each other with those you love most around you. but sometimes it’s fun to think about little details of your celebration and changing them up a bit. josh and i are coming up on 9 years of marriage this summer (hey hey! woot woot!), and i still love my vintage wedding dress so much (you can see a few wedding photos here), but it’s sometimes fun to see weddings around me and kind of start dreaming… (i chose not to have bridesmaids at our party, and that’s one thing i think i would reconsider! also, ModCloth’s bridesmaid dresses are so good!)
not eating the treats but it was still fun to have a look…oh food, i love you. lol. but if was fun to pick out some yummy quiche to share for breakfast (josh ordered a spinach and swiss cheese one, i had a mushroom and swiss quiche.)
do you see what i mean about the romantic details at cafe lalo? i love it.
it was so early, first ones inside to order and eat!
that jar of nutella that says “i miss you.” right back at you, bae.
this old cash register is just the prettiest.
don’t mind the goosebumps on my legs. lol. always cold.
cafe lalo, you’re a fun spot. thanks for a nice early morning out, josh! and also thank you to ModCloth and ShopStyle for sponsoring this post!
ps. my dress and powder blue heels. also, a few of my other favorite party dresses from ModCloth’s wedding guest dresses are this navy garden dress or this pretty mint green dress, and i love this green one paired with these mustard heels.