my best friend’s wedding

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’m coming off of a REALLY fun and happy weekend.

My very best friend since the 1st grade got married to another really great family friend.  When she asked me to be her Matron of Honor (legit makes me sound like a granny), I was so excited and we spent the last 6+ months full on planning.  Planning for the wedding, for the bachelorette party, for the dress, for the showers, the parties, etc etc etc.

The weekend was incredible.  Everything from start to finish had so much thought and love put into it – Teddy and her mom did an amazing job.  The rehearsal dinner was at Great American Ball Park and it was awesome.  The invite was displayed on the jumbotron and the decor and flowers were gorgeous.  Hearing friends and family stand up and talk about Teddy and Jimmy was just wonderful.

And the wedding day was just the same.  The whole day went on without a hitch and no detail was out of place.  Ceremony was beautiful and touching, the family style Italian food was delicious, I did my speech without totally messing up (big win over here), and the band was OUT OF CONTROL great.

All in all the wedding weekend was perfect.  The bride and groom were the happiest I’ve ever seen them (and that says a lot since I’ve known them for over 25 years), and the guests seem to all have a great time!

And I have to mention that although I was definitely missing Dad throughout the weekend, his presence was felt each moment.  My beyond thoughtful friends had my sisters light a candle on the church altar for Dad, he was mentioned in the program, they sat my mom with Teddy’s parents at the reception, and they dedicated the cigar bar to him.

And although this should have been the last thing on his mind, Mr Muto mentioned to me several times throughout the wedding day that Dad’s presence was felt.

I couldn’t agree more.

 

 

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xo

Hillary

 

christmas gift idea!

Hi, Everyone!

Happy Monday eve 🙂  Normally, I would be doing a recap from the weekend but I am still sleep living after an incredible wedding weekend for my best friend!  I will post more about it later this week.  It was truly amazing.

In the meantime, I have something you need to get your mom, aunt, sister, or yourself for Christmas.  In fact, just buy one and give it to your husband or boyfriend to give you and it’ll be a win-win-win for everyone.

Have you heard of REMY?  They make custom wraps/shawls which are PERFECT for this time a year – especially as you head into holiday cocktail party season. You can typically only buy them in their retail shop in Nantucket & Boston but they are coming in town this week!

REMY is having a trunk show at Khakis in Hyde Park Square THIS Thursday & Friday.  You can stop in and pick one up, have it gift wrapped and ready to go OR you can custom design one right there.

Again, perfect gift for someone that’s hard to buy for because they are one size AND they feel personal because you can customize each one.

Hope to see you there!

Thursday and Friday. 9:30am-5:30pm

3445 Edwards Road

Cincinnati, Ohio 45208

 

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xo

Hillary

 

 

 

need a fur vest?

I have the perfect find for you!

I don’t know about you, but when it gets chilly I love nothing more than tossing on a fur vest over a sweater.  I automatically feel put together, cozy, and honestly – fancy.  I know there are a TON of faux options out there (and I have a few in my closet) but the ones I have loved this season are below.  And they are SUPER affordable.  And look really high quality!  Win – win – win!

[See this below option in a variety of colors HERE!]

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[The two-toned is my fave!  I purchased the navy and gray for our family pics and have already had so much use out of it!  Find it HERE!]

[Find my dress with the faux leather bottom HERE!]

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[More on the below pics next week – our photog – KortneeKate is a legit miracle worker with these babes!   Find a similar top to the one below HERE!]

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[And a shorter, cropped version HERE!]

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Happy shopping!

xo

Hillary