I’m Engaged!

Hi friends!

This post will be nice and short (struggle city over here from an early flight home from Vegas)!

I just wanted to share a few outfits from Vegas, and of course the engagement story below! I will have a much longer post in the next couple of months talking about the engagement, Troy, and our relationship thus far!

I am just so extremely happy and I want to say thank you so much for all of your super sweet comments on Instagram! I read every last one and each brought a smile to my face!

The Miller Affect travel outfit to Vegas featuring a burgundy bubble sleeve top from Chicwish

Burgundy Top I White Distressed Jeans I Grey Boots I Grey Handbag I Blanket Scarf I Bric’s Suitcase I White Tassel Earrings

This was my outfit for the airport trip to Vegas! I wanted to be comfortable and warm! These boots always keep my feet nice and toasty and the blanket scarf on my suitcase is one of my favs! I wear it as a scarf or I can use it as a blanket on the flight!

The Miller Affect sharing her engagement The Miller Affect wearing a $25 ruffle hem dress from ASOS with adidas sneakers and a black leather jacket The Miller Affect wearing a $25 ruffle hem dress from ASOS with adidas sneakers and a black leather jacket

Dress I Leather Jacket I Tory Burch Handbag I Adidas Sneakers I Lipstick (DIVA)

This is the outfit I was engaged in (to see story, scroll all the way down)!!! It is only $25 and so comfy! I love the ruffled hem and you can wear the leather jacket on or if you get hot just tie it around your waist! I also knew we would be doing a lot of walking so I just threw on these super cute sneakers!

 

The Miller Affect in a marled sweater from Nordstrom and tan slouchy suede boots by Sam Edelman The Miller Affect in a marled sweater from Nordstrom and tan slouchy suede boots by Sam Edelman

Sweater I Distressed Jeans (under $50) I Slouchy Boots I Burgundy Handbag

We walked to a couple hotels on Friday since Troy has never seen The Strip! We still have many to go! I wore this super soft marled sweater. It is sticked with tons of colors including olive, burgundy, ivory, etc. I also JUST recently got these boots in and I am so obsessed! They have a 4″ heel which is tall for me, but they are surprisingly super comfortable! Definitely a MUST this fall!

The Miller Affect wearing an ivory cable knit tunic and black over the knee suede boots
Sweater I Leggings I Over the knee boots (less expensive here) I Tory Burch Handbag I Pom Keychain I Lipstick (DIVA)

Wore this comfy outfit for dinner one night! We just grabbed some Mexican food so I didn’t want to get dressed up too much but definitely still wanted to look cute! This cable knit is the best and can be worn with jeans or leather leggings too!

The Miller Affect wearing a black satin off the shoulder dress in vegas

Black Satin Dress I Black Heels (another option here) I Leopard Clutch I Lipstick (Perfect Score)

How pretty is this satin off-the-shoulder dress? It feels so great on too! We went to a nice steak house one night to celebrate our friend’s 10th wedding anniversary so I grabbed this little number for the occasion. It is under $100 and a perfect holiday dress for any events you have coming up!

 

The Miller Affect wearing a tan soft sweater that can be worn on or off the shoulder and tan slouchy boots with a heel

SweaterDistressed Jeans (under $50) I Slouchy Boots I Burgundy Handbag I Sunglasses

I wore this outfit to do a little more sightseeing. This sweater can be worn off the shoulder, on the shoulder, on one shoulder, or as a cowlneck! It is also soooo incredibly soft! It comes in 7 colors and I ordered it in grey and blue after wearing it in Vegas!

The Proposal:

I kind of knew it was going to happen. Hate to say it, but I had definitely been putting the pressure on. I had to put my two month’s notice in at my apartment and refused to move into our new condo until I was engaged! He eventually had to tell me it was coming up soon and to be patient. This lead him to do some research on ways to get engaged in Vegas.

The week leading up to the trip my mind was going a million different ways. Countless sleepless nights wondering how in the world he was going to propose in Vegas. He is a super private person so I couldn’t see him doing it in front of anyone.

He had mentioned taking a helicopter ride out to Hoover Dam and not even thinking that could be how we got engaged I immediately shut it down. I have suuuper bad motion sickness. This brought him back to the drawing board.

We landed in Vegas, got some dinner, and he wanted to walk across the street to see the Bellagio light show. I thought, “Maybe he will just do it while the fountain show was going on?”

After the show ended I was a little angry wondering why hadn’t he just done it yet. Then I thought maybe it wasn’t going to happen this weekend after all and that just got me more angry/disappointed. He then made me walk all the way to the end of the fountain and then back. I was like what in the world is going on?! By that time I just wanted to get back to the hotel and sulk.

Then, he started pulling me toward a caricaturist. I stood there with my arms crossed saying absolutely not. He kept telling me it would be fun and we could hang it on our wall and I was like we are NOT hanging that on our wall. Basically, I was acting like a total B. This was so unlike him. Why did he want a caricature drawing?! I seriously thought he was just drunk at this point (he wasn’t.. he was just acting nervous).

While the guy was drawing us he was trying to make small talk and I just wasn’t having it. I kept telling Troy he must be drunk to be making us do this. After sitting there for 10 min or so the guy was like ok Im done, here it is.

As he turned it around, Troy was on one knee proposing.

Here is the photo I saw:

how to get engaged in vegas

It turns out, Troy had planned the entire thing before hand and had sent our picture in to this caricaturist (who has been doing it for 40 years!) He had sent a photo in of when I had my hair super short and blonde last summer!

Needless to say, I was in total shock!! The Strip was busy, and everyone was around us clapping. I then took his hand and led him away so we could have some time to ourselves (after I said yes, of course). I then cried on and off all night as Troy was able to finally tell me all the reasons he wanted to marry me and all the thought and research that he had done to find a way to completely surprise me.

I wouldn’t have had it any other way because all I can remember after seeing him on one knee was that I couldn’t be happier.

…Now I just need to go back to Vegas and apologize to that caricaturist. He probably thinks I am a total witch haha!

Annnnnnd now I am engaged andddd will be living with Troy eeek! So crazy to me! Get ready for tons of wedding and home decor posts coming soon (probably in the new year)!

The Ring:

I am super minimal. I don’t like big logos on anything and I hardly wear ANY jewelry! He knew I wanted a solitaire with a plain platinum band and he did SO WELL!! PS.. my finger is super tiny (think like 3.5-3.75 in diameter to give you a better idea of the size!

To see photos of the ring, just follow my Instagram Story this week (click on my profile picture on Instagram to see the story.. make sure the newest version of Instagram is downloaded)!

xoxo Amanda

 

 

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24 Comments

  1. Shilpa Shetty
    November 15, 2016 / 2:50 am

    Waaw,.. very nice,.. Congarts dear,..

  2. Linda
    November 8, 2016 / 11:33 am

    I started following you a few months ago. You have quickly become my favorite blogger. I love your style and how you always mix in pieces that are affordable while looking like it’s expensive (for me, the perfect mix – affordable AND looks expensive!). I also work full time so I always admire how you can look so amazing, maintain a fabulous blog/social media feed and work!

    Congrats on your engagement!!! I used to live Las Vegas a few years ago so it was great to see the pics! You’ve probably already checked out this site, but it’s my favorite for all things wedding inspirational and aspirational – StyleMePretty.

    • November 8, 2016 / 1:41 pm

      Awh thanks so much Linda I love hearing that!! I have heard of StyleMePretty but completely forgot about it- thanks for the reminder! Going to head there asap!! xoxo Amanda

  3. Kimberly
    November 7, 2016 / 11:43 am

    its times to edit your about me Q&A! super excited for this upcoming year!

  4. November 1, 2016 / 8:45 am

    Soooooo happy for you friend!! Enjoy every second…it will fly by! xoxo

    • November 1, 2016 / 8:48 am

      Thanks so much Lindsey! Going to try to enjoy it for sure. Already feel so stressed haha! xoxo A

  5. ellice
    October 31, 2016 / 10:32 pm

    what kind of camera do you use?

  6. Sarah McClanahan
    October 31, 2016 / 10:31 pm

    I am so very happy & excited for you!! You deserve all the happiness in the world!!

    • November 1, 2016 / 8:48 am

      Thanks so much Sarah!!! Keep meaning to text you and everrrrryone else back! Thanks for your sweet text!! I feel so behind on life right now haha!! xoxo A

  7. Kat @dashofindulgence
    October 31, 2016 / 9:02 pm

    What an awesome engagement story, congratulations!! As a beginner blogger myself, I first came across your site when looking for tips on photography/blogging – thanks for all the great tips you post! It’s been fun following along with your journey, all the best!

    • October 31, 2016 / 9:22 pm

      Thank so much Kat!! So sweet! As soon as I learn more on the camera I will definitely post about it!! xoxo A

  8. October 31, 2016 / 1:12 pm

    Congrats friend! I can’t wait for the wedding festivities to begin!

    • October 31, 2016 / 2:27 pm

      yayyy already trying to decide where my bach party will be!!! <3 A

  9. October 31, 2016 / 10:27 am

    Congratulations! That’s a great story. I would have started sulking too! That’s super sweet how he planned it. I was the same way always wondering when it would happen before we got engaged. Enjoy this time before the craziness begins!

    • October 31, 2016 / 10:33 am

      Thank you so much! I feel like the craziness has already begun haha! xoxo Amanda

    • October 31, 2016 / 9:31 am

      Thanks Tiffany!! Have an amazing week!! <3 A

  10. October 31, 2016 / 8:44 am

    Aw congratulations! Loved reading this post. I also put the pressure on BIG time, but was totally surprised when it finally did happen! Your ring is stunning! Such a fun story to read:)
    Emily
    http://darlingdearestblog.com

  11. Chris
    October 31, 2016 / 8:18 am

    Great outfit shots, and… awwwwwwwww! Congratulations!!!

  12. October 31, 2016 / 8:16 am

    So happy for you and Troy!
    Congratulations sweet Amanda!!!
    xoxo- Tanya

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