Tuesday, September 3, 2013

In Kinsey's Proposal


I can honestly say that I did not think I would make another In Kinsey's Closet post again.  I loved working on my blog, but when I realized I didn't have the time or dedication to keep it going the way I needed to, I walked away.  Lately though I have been thinking about getting back into the blogging world.  This weekend I ran into a few women who told me they had read the blog, liked it and hoped I would get back to it someday.  Today is that day!
 
Knowing that I was thinking of restarting In Kinsey's Closet, my boyfriend Scot crafted the perfect proposal...
 
Let's start with a little history:  Scot and I have been together for over two and a half years.  The past few years have been the best and happiest of my life.  Scot and I have been talking about marriage for over two years, so when he proposed to me on Labor Day I was estatic.
 
Scot had casually mentioned helping me take a few outfit photos.  He asked me if I had any place in mind for the pictures, and I immediately told him I'd been thinking of a local arts garden I'd been going to.  He agreed that would be nice, and we planned to go out in the afternoon light to take some outfit shots.  The plan all along was to take the photos, and then head downtown for a dinner with my parents.
 
We walked around the arts garden looking for the perfect place for pictures.  Scot took my pictures, and then casually mentioned that he'd like me to take a few photos of him since he was wearing his suit.  I was happy to, because I'd been wanting to have a few nice shots of him.
Handsome, right?

After I finished taking his pictures, he set up the tripod so we could take a few photographs together.  We stood together in the beautiful woods smiling, laughing and holding hands.  I was having a wonderful time!  Then, he turned to me and began to tell me how much he loved me.  I replied that I loved him as well.  On the inside I was thinking this is odd timing.  We're kind of in the middle of something, and he's going all sappy on me.
 
However, as he kept talking, I realized he was doing more than proclaiming his love for me.  He was going to propose!  The second I realized what was happening, he went down on one knee and pulled out a ring box.  I immediately started hyperventilating and crying, but through my tears I saw the most beautiful diamond ring.  He looked at me and said "Kinsey Marie Edwards, will you marry me?"
 
 
 
The best part of the whole thing, was that our camera kept snapping pictures!  All the ugly cries, kisses and even the part where my knees buckeled and he had to help me stand are captured on camera for us.  It was such a beautiful moment, and I had NO idea.  Any girl that is "close to" getting engaged will tell you she suspects when it might happen, but I was way off!  He took me by complete surprise.



After the proposal, we stood together talking about how happy we were.  Then I remembered we were meeting my parents for dinner.  I asked him if they knew about the proposal, and he assured me that it was a surprise.  He had asked for their permission weeks ago, but had not told them when he was going to propose to me.  I was excited at the thought of surprising them with the news at dinner, but I never got the chance because when I walked into the restaurant the people closest to me were all their waiting to celebrate.  He not only orchestated a proposal without me suspecting, but also a surprise engagement party!

Now that I am happily engaged and eager to begin wedding planning, I am hoping to document the process through In Kinsey's Closet.  This has been a wonderful experience, and I'd love to share it with you all.  Thank you!

 

Sunday, March 25, 2012

In Relation


Hi everyone!  I'd like to share with you all my new site In Relation dedicated to sharing my experiences and insight as a marriage and family therapist.  In Relation will feature articles about enhancing your relationship and identifying how your behaviors affect your overall happiness with your partner.  I'll be spending a lot more time over on In Relation for a while as I get it off the ground.  I'd love your support there as well! 

Click here to visit In Relation

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Girly Girl

You all know me: girly.  I don't care about fast cars or sports teams.  I love celebrating the fact that I am a woman.  I like my curves, my high heels and my hair curled.  So when I saw this pink dress, I immediately knew I would pair with my favorite purple belt.  They seemed meant to be, like peanut butter and jelly.  The look comes off as super feminine and girly- just like me.   This isn't the first time I've declared my love for this color combo.
 Dress: xhiliration
Shoes: Jessica Simpson Collection
Belt: Charmin Charlie
Bag: Coach

Girly and feminine are the cornerstones of my wardrobe- what's yours?

Monday, March 12, 2012

Daylight

Oh Daylight Savings Time, how I love you!  I love having an extra hour of daylight this time of year.  No 5 o'clock sunsets makes me a happy girl.  This seriously helps me out with blogging since I have ample time to work on IKC photos.  This little spot in my backyard is quick becoming my favorite photo spot.  Out of the way of gawkers and lovely lighting in the late afternoon.
Dress: xhiliration
Top: Mossimo
Shoes: Jessica Simpson Collection
Belt: Charlotte Ronson
Bag: vintage eel skin
So what's your favorite photo spot?

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Spring Has Sprung

I know Spring isn't officially here for another few weeks, but it is in the air here in Indiana.  Actually, we haven't had much of a winter here at all.  I love the colors of this dress paired with the bright tights.  I am always up for an in-your-face color combination, and this seemed perfect for the upcoming season.
Dress: xhiliration
Tights: HUE
Shoes: Jessica Simpson Collection
Belt: Old Navy
Bag: Coach
Warm weather might be on its way, but that also means one other thing: WIND.   Me and wind don't really mix.  I don't really pull of the sexy windblown look.  I usually look more like... well, see above.

How do you keep fashionable when it's windy out?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Hibernation

This weekend, I curled up on the couch with my guy and watched the documentary Grizzly Man.  It's about a man who lived with bears for 13 summers.  I could definitely identify... with the bears.  I feel like this winter I have been in hibernation mode, especially when it comes to In Kinsey's Closet.  I have a few new posts lined up, and now that it feels like Spring here in Indiana I am ready to emerge from my den and get back to IKC.
Dress: Macy's
Cardigan: Banana Republic
Shoes: Aldo
Bag: Coach
Belt: NY & Co.

Have any of you been feeling like you were in hibernation mode this winter? 

Monday, February 20, 2012

In Kinsey's Vacation

Hi everyone!  I know, I know, it's been well over a month since I last posted!  A move, a vacation, and (to be honest) my laziness have all contributed to my lack of posts.  I am back in the states, and happy to be back to In Kinsey's Closet.  Wanna know where I was?
 

I was in the Caribbean on an anniversary cruise with my honey!  We sailed around Jamaica and the Cayman Islands and had an absolute blast.  However, there were so many times where I almost broke down and cried, because I wondered if we would even make it to the port in Miami!  It was an ordeal just getting from Indianapolis to Miami, so by the time we made it we had to have a few (hundred) drinks and relax!  Here's what happened...
1) The night we were flying to Miami, the night before our cruise left port, Chicago had a white-out and kept delaying out flight out of Indy.  We were going to fly to Chi and then on down to Miami, but that looked like it might not happen.  Not only did they keep delaying, and eventually cancel, our flights, there were no other flights that would get us to Miami by the time our ship left port.  Enter my Super Mom!  She knew there might be a problem, so when I first texted her about our delayed flight she was on the phone getting our flights changed.  There was a flight leaving Louisville, KY the next morning at 5:20.  If we left the airport and drove down to KY that night, we would make it to Miami...
2) We get a ride back home from the airport to my place, grab my car and head down to Louisville (a 1.5 hour drive, not too bad).  We need a cheapie place to stay for the night since we would only be there a few hours before out flight left.  The place we ended up staying turned out to be the crystal meth capital of the Midwest, and we were up all night worried about the questionable folks staying in the room next to us.
3) We happily drive away from the Crystal Palace (as my honey called it) at 3:30 AM to make our 5:20 flight.  All is well until BOOM we hit stopped traffic on the interstate.  Not slowed, but STOPPED.  A two mile back up on a Saturday morning at 3:30 AM?  No bueno.  At this point I start to freak out, knowing we won't make our flight.  After aboutr 20 minutes of a mini-freak out on my end, we see we are next to an on-ramp.  We decide to break the law a bit, and exit off the on-ramp and drive through the city to the airport. 
4) We finally make it to the airport at around 4:30 (it should have been a 10 minute trip!) and think we're in the clear.  The final blow came when the man at the ticket counter told us that my ticket was transferred successfully from the night before, but my boyfriend's was NOT.  He had no flight, an no record of a ticket in the system.  They advised us to just buy a ticket on another airline and fly separately to Miami and hope it all worked out.  Luckily, right before I gave up hope of sailing the Caribbean, the man behind the desk pulled some strings and got us first class tickets to Miami leaving on a later flight.
PHEW!

So we made it and had a wonderful week of fun in the sun!

Swimming with sting rays in the Cayman Islands

Relaxing on board


Having anniversary drinks


Zip Lining in Jamaica



Taking a stroll on the windy deck in my favorite Rebecca Taylor dress




Boating in the Cayman Islands

Beautiful blue water off the Cayman Islands


What a great way to celebrate an anniversary!


On the ship while docked in Jamaica (my most fashionable outfit ever on the blog!)
So please forgive my absence!  Thank you to those Twitter folks who encouraged me to get back to the blog!  I'll see you back here tomorrow!