I originally had planned to use this shoot to share ONE piece of good news with you guys. But Pedro is a sneaky man, therefore here come TWO pieces of great news.
1) I've partnered with Neiman Marcus to showcase their versatile and gigantic selection of designer pieces. They've cordially invited me to pick some favorites to style into StyleMile looks and I couldn't be more excited about this partnership!
2) WE'RE ENGAGED! I kind of gave that part away on the title. And if you follow me on Insta and Snapchat @bruntunes, you probably caught wind of it last night. 🙂
Here's how the proposal happened:
I had JUST gotten home from Neiman Marcus, and I couldn't wait to shoot my pretty picks. The sun was going down so I was hurrying Pedro along to take some photos. As I was adding some final touches, I hear him come into the room and say "Wait, there's something missing, I think it'll make you look even prettier." So I, exasperated about the sun quickly setting, let out a big sigh and said "Okay, whaaaat!?" Haha, oh and did I shut up real fast!
I turned around, and there he was, the boy who's grown into a man by my side, down on one knee, hands shaking grasping a little box with a sparkly piece of jewelry inside. I couldn't tell you what was shining harder, the ring or his eyes.
How you look when the man you've loved for 7 years asks you to marry him.
I think I said yes.
So then he carried on with the blog pics, because WHY THE HELL NOT?! The sun was still going down! Hahaha!!
Now I don't wanna get TOO sappy here, but for those of you who know us, you know how tough our road has been to this moment. Two and a half years of a long-distance relationship weren't easy. He moved to Michigan from Brazil so we could be together. We've lived together for 4 years and we somehow managed to not kill each other, even though I keep taking over more and more closet space. But nothing was ever guaranteed in this life.
It still isn't.
We fight, we challenge each other, we laugh and we cry. But we do it all together. First comes love? No. First come respect and friendship. And that's what's most important. What was once a dream of ours is now a reality. Forever is just around the corner.
Rose gold, halo setting, I LOVE IT SO MUCH. Pedro did good. 🙂
You'd have to ask him for shopping details here. Hehe.