Story Time: Boyfriend Proposed

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Well guess who had one amazing weekend?! This girl! On Saturday, October 10, 2015 my boyfriend fiancé got down on one knee and asked me to hang out with him forever. SCORE! I’m going to write out the sequence of events for selfish reasons, because I want to remember this special day for-e-ver, and also because my friends and family probably want the inside scoop…

Phase 1: Fun-filled lunch

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Logan switched up our usual plans and suggested we go out for a yummy lunch instead of a dinner. I didn’t think twice about it, and instantly agreed. Because food, ya know? Cue tasty all-american lunch in Lincoln Park (at Gaslight if you really want to know). Logan even encouraged me to splurge on some sweet potato fries, maybe that’s when I should’ve been suspicious.

Phase 2: Fall fest at Lincoln Park Zoo

This was Logan’s cover. A cover I literally gave him because I wanted to check out the event that celebrates my all-time favorite season #basic. So we walk from the restaurant and pass by one of my favorite spots in the city: a really adorable, super quant pond. I’ve pointed this pond out a few times to Logan, and have even mentioned we should mosey down the little pier, but we just never did. So cue Logan and I passing by it, and me suggesting we go look at it, when Logan takes the initiative and suggests going out onto the pier. And I was like “wow, what a wonderful idea!” It was later revealed to me that Logan had scoped out lots of places for the proposal, and decided this perfect pond was the perfect spot to pop the question. 🙂

Phase 3: The proposal!

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So we’re walking down the dock (I was momentarily distracted by a turtle sun bathing on a log), and let me set the scene: it’s a PERFECT fall day (leaves are starting to change, the air is crisp, and the dock is basically empty of anyone but the two of us). We get to the end of the dock, and Logan turns around, takes my hands and says (from the best I can remember) “Shannon Michelle Waisath, I am so happy that I’ve had you as my best friend for the past six years. I love you so much, and I want to spend the rest of my life with you *cue pulling out ring* *cue taking a knee* Will you marry me?!”  YES! Obviously you all knew how that story would end…

Phase 4: Post proposal

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Logan tells me that Kayla (my twin sister), has been hiding like a creep in the nearby bushes snapping pics of the whole thing! YAY! I was so happy that she was there for this moment, and that I could gush over my ring and excitement with two of my favorite people ever. I was, and still am, very surprised. I’M GETTING MARRIED!

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Currently Craving: Activewear

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Happy Marathon Monday! For those of you who don’t live along the Chicago Marathon Race day, consider yourselves lucky. I kid, I kid, well kinda… I was awoken by cheers, loud music, and high energy because I can literally hear the friends and family members of Chicago marathon runners from inside my apartment. All of this excitement about running made me start thinking about what activewear I’m currently craving.

1. How cool are these printed leggings? I’d love to snag up a pair of them.

2. I really love the motivational graphic tee trend for workout gear, don’t you?

3. This pullover looks comfy cozy, and also warm enough to keep me from freezing by butt off during lakeshore runs.

4. I just got new Nike running shoes so I don’t need new ones, but I love these mint color tennies!

5. These mesh leggings will make anyone look chic as can be while pumping some iron. Also, I have to wear longer workout pants because I am #teamnochafe

Weekly Wears

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Happy Friday! We did it, we made it through another work week. It’s been pretty quiet over here because I have actually been doing things after work this week *gasp*! So here’s what I wore to the office this week, hope you like. And if you don’t feel free to donate money to my new wardrobe fun.

1. Gryffindor Groupie // Hilfiger blazer, white flowy top, and skinny jeans. P.S. People at work actually thought this was a Harry Potter jacket…

2. Jedi Master // Urban Outfitters Poncho, denim tunic, and leggings.

3. Blanket bundle // Blanket scarf *from Spain,* thrifted peplum dress, and leggings,

4. Printed Pants // Ancient Old Navy Pants, Nasty Gal top, and tassel necklace.

5. Comfy Cozy // Aztec printed scarf, Primark top, and black skinnies

What was your favorite thing you wore this week?!

Weekend Recap Vol. 11

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Hello friends! This weekend was dominated by one main activity: APPLE PICKING! We (twin, twin’s bf, boyfriend, and I) were in our hometown for a brief 24 hours, but we definitely made the most of it. As you can tell by our outfits, fall has hit the midwest full force, and I could not be happier about it *yay layers!*

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The boyfriend and I have made apple picking quite the tradition, so it was super fun to be able to share the experience with our other favorite couple *le duh.*

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The rest of the weekend was spent hanging out, and making delicious apple goodies. I made this dip, and the twin made this apple crumble. I think I ate enough apples this weekend to keep the doctor away for YEARS!

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Did you do any fall activities this weekend?

Weekly Wears

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Hello, and Happy FriYAY! This week was a slow one at work, I just started so I’m still in the training phase which means my workload comes in waves throughout the day. I wanted to give you all a little glimpse into my weekday wardrobe (it’s actually identical to my weekend wardrobe *yay no dress code!*)

1. Flowy florals // Black skinny jeans, loosey goose flower top, and knee high boots

2. Black is the new orange // Striped peplum Free People top, black skinnies, and red flats for a pop of color

3. Texture Tuesday // White embroidered skinnies, blue-green woven box top, and oxfords

4. Fall Fashion // Thrifted cognac booties, tights, a-line tunic, and maroon scarf

5. Olsen twin chic // Polka dot dress, and brown cotton cape? kimono? I’m not sure…

What’s your weekly fashion look like?