Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Easter Sunday Save

Hi beauties! Adina and I are back today, the Wednesday before Easter Sunday, to bring you another Easter Sunday Outfit look! If you haven't heard previously on my blog yet (check here), I'm obsessed with jumpsuits and rompers! Naturally, today I thought I'd put together a little look that can be worn on Easter, or any other day you feel like looking chic, that incorporates a jumpsuit! I went with a classic white jumpsuit and played up the pops of color with bright accessories like these floral heels and cross body clutch! 

Easter Sunday Save

I kept the look simple today, but for jewelry I couldn't resist indulging my excitement about my soon to be new initials! Read more about that here and here! As you can see, I'll be getting a new monogram that includes my future husband's initials! I chose a gold monogram necklace and bright monogram earring studs to show off my favorite monogram styles! One of the best parts about a white jumpsuit is that the look is so classic, it requires very minimal styling so anyone can pull off the look! 

The best part is that you can get every piece of this outfit for a steal! They are all under $100 (aside from the gold monogram necklace)! So you don't have to break the bank to look trendy and cute on Easter Sunday--or any other day of the year! 

Don't forget to check out Adina's look over at Thoughts on Daisies! I can't wait to see how she styled a "splurge" look this week! What is your Easter outfit going to look like this year? Anyone have any other cute jumpsuit leads for me? Please share and have a happy Wednesday! 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

I said "YES"!

Hello to all my blog readers from a blissful newly engaged Cassidy! 

I know y'all all saw the amazing post Dorian wrote about our relationship and engagement on Monday! When I read it on the way home from the party Sunday, I was bawling. For real! Such a sweet man (don't tell him I called him sweet though ;))! 

So I wanted to share with y'all today from me! I can't believe it has been a year since the creation of Carian (or is Dorsidy better?) haha! Can you imagine all the things running through my head when this 19 year old was telling me that I would be HIS a year ago?! 

Whoops, sorry, got side tracked by the giant sparkly rock on my finger. Back to the story...

For some reason that day, despite our age difference, I felt like The Lord was giving me a push in the same direction, not away. I think I fell in love with his smile the first time he shot it at me while I was checking him in. I fell in love with his silliness and personality the first time he stopped to talk to me for the entire end of my shift! And I was an absolute goo goo eyed mess after the night we went to the lake together and talked and laughed for hours! We've spent the last year having the time of our lives. From our late night trip to the lake after work to amazing dinners on the riverwalk to surprise flowers to meeting the families to a trip to Chicago to our first holidays together to getting engaged, this year with my handsome gentleman has been like the best dream, and now we get to live it with each other forever! 

I am crazy in love with my handsome man. He's sweet, he's thoughtful and caring, and if I'm REAL sick he'll even do the dishes for me ;)! He claims that I've had him wrapped around my finger since day one, but I'd argue that I'm wrapped around all of his fingers. When I think of his happiness, that is what makes me happy, and I am always of thinking about how to make us better and even happier together. We have goals to work towards together and separately, and we encourage the other to keep reaching for them! 

We've had our ups and downs, but the important thing is that we've always made it through the hard days and always come out stronger! We will get better constantly, move forward, push each other, push ourselves, become stronger! It takes hard work, but that's what we both will put into each other forever. Team work, trust, honesty, laughs, loves, tears, years, silliness, smiles; I can't wait to have all of these with Dorian. 

I love you so much, Dorian! I can't believe we get to spend forever together. The good times, the bad times, the rolling on the floor laughing times, the sick times, the awe-struck times, get ready for it all! That's where we are headed, baby, and with you by my side and God in the middle, I know we can conquer any ocean or mountain or anything out there- together! 

Now, I apologize if you're tired of reading, but I really want to share HOW IT HAPPENED with y'all so get your caffeine of choice after all that mushy stuff and stick with me! 

So Dorian said he's been planning every detail for months now! He sat down and asked my daddy's permission...

The million dollar question is, "were you expecting it or did it surprise you?!" 

He totally surprised me! Leading up to our anniversary, every time I brought up what we were going to do, he'd be extremely vague or throw out two or three different things that had me all miscombobulated so I had a suspicion he had something special planned he wasn't telling me, but I had no idea what! We'd always talk about waiting to get engaged to save money and be prepared for expenses (much to my displeasure just wanting to marry this man already haha), and we'd been ring shopping but never picked anything out for sure so I figured he wasn't yet buying. 

My BFF Shell came in from Dallas for what I believed was her "grandma's bday," so many lies!!!!! ;) and Saturday we had a girls shopping day complete with over-spending and mani/pedis! 

Starting off the morning with la madeleine almond croissant! 

New heels! 

Margs during pedis with Shell, Alyrose, Molleigh, Z, and Katie! 

We finished our day having dinner with the girls, Dorian, Caleb and Will and my surprise red roses! 

On Sunday, we went to church, picked up pastries and coffee for breakfast, and ran to the mall to complete my outfit and bass pro where we picked up my favorite kettlecorn! 
Dorian said he had been nervous all day long on Sunday! I hadn't noticed though! 

Then we left for what I thought was a nice lunch in Johnson city and a trip to the lake to relax! About 10 minutes from stonewall, Dorian pulls the car over, tells me not to ask questions, and blindfolds me!! I'm thinking okay obviously there's a surprise, but I'm about to be too carsick to know what's going on! 

We keep driving for way too long to be going to my aunt carol's house so I figure that's not the surprise. A little while later he stops and gets out and, slowly, I climb out blind-folded, and he walks me to the "spot"! Note: I'm in heels on uneven gravel road so I'm "baby giraffing" it to the "spot" (Shell's description)! 

Finally, we get to the "spot" and my blindfold is removed! I open my eyes to this! 

Both of our families and friends holding up signs saying, "Dorian loves Cassidy!" So sweet! So the surprise is a family get-together for our one year anniversary! Don't get me wrong, I was excited, just super confused to see all these people when I thought I was opening my eyes to a Range Rover! Haha just kidding! Except that was actually one of my guesses when my blind-fold was on! So I look to my left and Dorian is pulling this out of his pocket...
A leopard ring box (he knows me so well), and all I am thinking is, "oh my gosh, please don't let this be a cruel joke or I will definitely start crying!" So I stare at him with a probably dumbfounded look on my face until he gets down on one knee and my eyes immediately start tearing up. 

He says, "Cassidy, will you marry me?" I was so excited and crying that I couldn't do anything except nod, "yes!" It is official; we are engaged!!! We spent the afternoon taking pictures, eating barbecue, and our families getting to know and love each other! It was absolutely the best day ever! He thought of everything- from where we were going to stand, to where pictures were being taken, to where the video was being shot, to the colors for the day...He left no stone unturned in giving me the best engagement day in the world that we will remember our entire lives! 

my rock is real ladies! 

 bbq time

absolutely loved these! 

the cutest cakes ever

with the Chesser siblings

Parent pic! 

With some of our grandparents 

Me and Sissy

Us with Al and Wyatt

 All of Dorian's family that could make it out! We missed the rest of y'all! 

Some of Dorian's besties. Why is he making that face you ask? Because his buddy Adrian is pinching him, of course!

this beauty is molleigh! been together since we were like five! 

my other beauty and best michelle aka pepito. there will never be anyone that can take the place of this woman in the world! 

I was collecting leaves from the yard all day on my heels :) 

my gorgeous rosie sister

don't worry, there are plenty more pictures to dump on y'all, but i'll take it easy for tonight. i've been telling all my ladies at work about the engagement and they all tell me i'm absolutely glowing and look so happy! because i am!!! i am still in awe that i get to spend my life with this amazing man. i want to fast forward to see our entire lives together and all the incredible moments we will have and then i also want to slow the moments down and enjoy every little second that passes by! i want it all, and dorian, we will have it all together. i am so blessed that God sent you into the gym those days at just the right time to run into me! i cry just envisioning our future, and i look forward to planning our wedding with you and planning our life! i love you so much, dorian. welcome to the rest of our lives! 

Monday, April 14, 2014


Hello all of Cassidy blog readers, this is Dorian!

As some of you may know I am the proud thief of this gorgeous woman's heart. She is my best friend, she is a role model to me, she makes me a better man everyday I spend with her. I could not imagine my life without her and now I will never have to.

About a year ago, she was just the gorgeous girl who was probably around my same age who happened to work at the gym. A year later she's my fiancĂ©e, 4 years older than me, and an operations manager at Golds gym. I'm getting ahead of myself now though. So back to her being the girl who swiped my ID card. We had shared multiple, longer than normal, hellos and flirty smiles before I finally worked up the courage to talk to her. In that first conversation I pathetically confessed my love for her physical beauty, while also TELLING her she would be mine. Cocky? Ehh maybe, but I wasn't wrong. That first conversation I could hardly get my mind wrapped around the fact that I was finally taking to this girl...and then she told me she was I had 2 problems. 1) she thinks I'm cocky, crazy, and not 19. 2) I am 19, and have to avoid that question forever. Then she asked....I was done for. I was honest and told her. She then said "well there's other front desk girls that work here, that are around your age I could get one of them?". OUCH, she broke my heart in our first conversation, knowing this wouldn't be easy, I decided to keep pushing. I replied "I don't want to talk to them, I want to talk to you". She must've liked that because a week later I was taking her to the lake at 12 in the morning on a cold April night (a year ago yesterday). We sat in the bed of my truck and talked for 5 straight hours. And I just got a glimpse of her inner beauty, and already it was just as, if not more, beautiful than her face, and have you seen this girls face? I got home close to 6 in the morning having to be at work in 2 hours, and all I wanted to do was talk to her. I knew she had me wrapped around her finger already and I let her know it. 

It was a dream. I was and will forever be crazy about this girl. And when I wasn't talking to her I was bragging about her or thinking about her. That hasn't and will never change. 

Just to be clear, we have had our fair share of fights and hard times. But we have always gotten better from them, and even when we don't fight we are getting better daily. That is my definition of perfection. It's the same way we try to live our lives in an attempt to be more like Jesus. We will never be perfect like he was, but we can always continue to get better. We will never have the perfect relationship, but we will always continue to get better. Every day, for the rest of our lives.

I've always been the guy who would take a gloomy rainy day over a bright sunshiny day. Don't know why, that's just who I am. Cassidy gives my life the color that it needs and brightens my days just the way her blue eyes and big smile brighten up a room. That's all the color I need in my life, for the rest of my life. 

"I want to marry you beneath the sweet soft southern sky, I want to lie with you until the day that I die, I will hold you in my arms until the morning light, you and I will know where we sleep tight"

I love you princess, welcome to the rest of our lives together. Wherever life takes us and whatever we are doing, our love for each other and our faith in God will make happiness inevitable. Even on our darkest days the sun will always come out tomorrow, and we will be better. 

asking for her fathers blessing.