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Not going to lie these summer days are the best. I had been keeping a fun secret for about a month now and was so relieved it went off without a hitch. I am not usually one for surprise parties but Trevor graduated from residency this past week which I have mentioned before and he insisted on not celebrating.
He’s not one to boast or brag on himself but I am immensely proud of him and his accomplishment and wanted to do something casual to celebrate. I gathered some of our best friends (who were all so sweet to come) and we headed to Parson’s Chicken and Fish to surprise him. They were so sweet and accommodating and let me bring a cake to keep in their fridge for later! Trevor thought he was going out for drinks with his friend Preston and when they arrived went straight to the bar (predictable, ha!). He started to scan the room and then did a double take when he saw us all and we yelled surprise probably louder than we needed to. He was so shocked and confused but I was so happy I actually pulled it off after a few snags along the way (I’m not great at keeping secrets from him – I usually just give him presents as soon as I buy them because I can’t handle the wait) We ended up having the best night and shutting the place down!
It’s so wonderful to hang outside on a patio during a Chicago summer with your friends and family. I am so thankful for all our friends that helped me and came out to celebrate and couldn’t have asked for a better Wednesday!
Also, can we talk about this cake? I saved a photo on my Pinterest years ago promising myself I would have it made for Trevor when he finished. I searched my boards for quite a while to find it but Bake was amazing and recreated it perfectly.
I was excited to break out this Madewell jumper I just ordered on Shopbop for the occasion and linked it above at a few other retailers. I was ecstatic that you can still wear a bra with it and think the cut out balances perfectly with the culotte legs. I paired it with my new nude fringe flats and loved how comfortable I felt all night!
Are you guys into the culotte jumpsuit trend? I didn’t think I was but loved this one so much I just ordered this one too! Hope you are all having a wonderful week and thanks for all the sweet messages and support!