What I Wore: Engagement Photos

Good morning! Skipping the full weekend recap because I didn’t take many pictures, but here’s the summary: Made pizza and drank bubbly with RM on Friday night. Hit up the gym Saturday morning for an awesome workout, had lunch with friends at Regina’s in Medford, Datenight with RM at The Local in West Newton. Had brunch with friends at The Cottage on Sunday, shopped at Wegmans (still a Whole Foods fan), did a lot of meal prep and LOTs of reading and the two of us had some Super Bowl snacks.

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Now, let’s talk about the fun stuff: Fashion 🙂 I am by no means a fashionista. Not even close, actually, but I do like to play around with clothes and outfits and I always love to scroll through fashion blogger posts. So today is my attempt at being a fashion blogger… bear with me 😉

Going into the shoot- and really going into the wedding planning all together- I wanted neutral tones. When I think of neutral, I think of timeless and classy, which is something I’ve always loved when looking at photos of events like a wedding. I set out to go shopping with my sister before the shoot and here’s what I ended up wearing:


Outfit Details

  • Boots- I got these when I was visiting my sister in Athens, Greece a number of years ago. They were SUPER expensive, but they’ve held up so well they were worth it. It’s funny, I hadn’t worn these boots all season before the shoot!
  • Jeans- Lucky Outlet at Assembly. They were last year’s version of the same style so I got them for $50
  • Sweater- Loft, on sale for $20
  • Necklace- Borrowed this from my friend Amy, but it’s a Lilly necklace.
  • Watch- Michael Kors

Since we were shooting outside, I knew I needed some nice jackets. Enter: Wilson’s Leather! I’ve share the details before, but I’ll share them again- the white jacket was on sale for $39 from $250 and the blue one was on sale for $44 from $450. I’m totally obsessed with both and love how they looked in the photos. Enjoy!





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I want to say a big THANK YOU to our photographer, Janelle, who is the photographer behind Janelle Carmela Photography. She’s been in the business for a few years at this point and I’ve loved seeing her grow and become such a great photographer who is able to capture the inbetween, unposed moments. Plus, she’s just the most adorable thing and had us chuckling the whole time. I was against getting engagement photos at first because I thought they were stupid, but I’m really happy they were included in our package because now we know what we like and don’t like when it comes to photos. Plus, the whole photoshoot thing is totally awkard (pretend like you’re whispering something in her ear. Look away from each other and pretend you’re laughing.) so having a trial run to get more comfortable was great. I’m so happy that she is going to be capturing our big day!

Questions for you: What’s a bargain deal you’ve found lately? Do you usually look for sales or just buy full price? What is your favorite fashion blog?



5 thoughts on “What I Wore: Engagement Photos

  1. Ellyn @ In Fitness and In Health says:

    OMG, Monique! These photos are GORGEOUS! My favorites are the first one (SUPER fashion blogger status right there!) and the last two. I love the one with the multicolored wood (?) pieces (they remind me of a rainbow of post-its for some reason, haha) and the one above it is just a classic engagement pic where you guys look SO happy.

    SUPER happy and excited for you lady! Can’t wait to see more pics! 🙂

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