So, we're a little behind on this one...sorry! As you probably already know, every year Pantone introduces the years hottest color. This year the color is Radiant Orchid. The name is pretty fitting. It really is radiant, and it really is orchid. We love this shade of purple here at Budgeted Bliss!
We've put together a collection of five things under $50 that you can get to be a small part of this yearly color trend! From home decor to fashion to kitchenware, this shade is everywhere!
Have you ever played tourist in your own city!? Today that's exactly what I did on my (boy)friend date!!
As you all may know it was my birthday yesterday, and due to some less than desirable weather and a not so fun migraine (most likely from my fear of getting old!!), my man and I decided hey! Why not celebrate my birthday today!
Shane had one last final to do for his semester so what a perfect excuse to hop the train with the handsome fella and head into Boston.
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IT EXISTS: a denim jacket with cats on it. It's only a little shocking to me that I came across this guy (if anyone would spot a cat-coat, it would be me), and it's even less shocking that this jacket came home with me the moment I saw it.
This hand-painted gem came into my old shop, and it never even saw the shop floor. It immediately was purchased by yours truly. Check out this one of a kind "COOL CAT" jacket below!
Happy Birthday to 1/2 of Budgeted Bliss - Brittany! I'm so lucky to have you as a friend, a blogger, a bridesmaid, a "twin", and a stylist. You're going to achieve even greater things this year, and by your next birthday we'll practically be famous.
Collecting inspiration for a wedding can be absurdly overwhelming. There are a million great ideas out there, and you'll probably fall in love with thousands of them, but clearly not all ideas are meant to mix together. Pinterest is great for collecting ideas and inspiration, but I've caught myself pinning so many wedding ideas that don't help create the look I'm trying to achieve.
I'm going for a very casual-woodsy-DIY-vintage-boho vibe. The hardest part in collecting ideas and executing the look is finding a balance between all of the styles and creating a cohesive style. At first, my whole wedding idea felt far too bohemian, and not very "me". After purchasing my dress, I went in a completely vintage/retro style, leading my mood boards to look like a 50's BBQ sock-hop. I think I've finally nailed down my style, color story, and decor guide. Here are some of my tips on how to collect your ideas and keep them organized!
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Bri Emery is the creator of the blog DESIGN LOVE FEST and co-founder of a photoshop workshop for bloggers, Blogshop. The multi-talented graphic-design enthusiast lives in sunny Los Angeles in one of my favorite interiors! I'm always catching myself pinning spaces or nooks, and later finding out that they belong to her.
Her love of mid-century style pieces and eye for color make for spaces that I could only dream of. She shares a lot of her sources through her interior blog posts and her Instagram, but some vintage pieces will forever be one-offs. We did our best to bring you her living room for (this may be a stretch) less!
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Going through my mom's old clothes is one of my favorite things. Unfortunately by this point, I think I've already stole all of her clothing left from her twenties. One of the things I've taken from her is this adorable cropped v-neck sweater. Let me rephrase that: the perfect cropped v-neck sweater. It fits a little oversized and it's the perfect length for pairing with high-waisted pieces.
I most recently paired it with this adorable skirt from Madewell (that I mentioned in this post), my Alexander Wang bag, a vintage Levi's denim jacket, and a pair of black shiny oxfords. I even tried milk-maid braids in my hair for the first time!
Coachella may be over, but that doesn't mean Coachella style has to end! I made this cute and festive floral crown today out of kraft paper and wire. I combined a few "how-to" paper flower tutorials (like this one) to make a flowers to trim the crown.
This little detail would be perfect for summer birthdays, children parties, and the kids table at a wedding! I'm obsessed with the idea of making them for Brittany's upcoming birthday. How cute would they be for the birthday girl to wear during a BBQ celebration?
Learn how to make your own below!
I don't know about you guys, but thank sweet baby Jesus it's Friday!!!! These little feet have been working hard all week and can't wait for a little relaxation this weekend. (hence the comfortable minnetonka moccasins today and puttin' my feet up on my lunch break!)
There's something so romantic about envisioning your life as an engaged couple. I imagined talking about the wedding every day, coming home to freshly gathered flowers, and being showered with ideas for the future. The reality of the situation is that nothing changes. Sure, there are wedding discussions, but if your groom is anything like Brandon....he won't care too much about the small details.
As a bride, I want everything done by the books (or bridal magazines in this case). I wanted engagement pictures done, a dress purchased, and bridesmaids aligned all before the one year mark. I've succeeded in all of this thanks to some good friends.
Our original engagement shots were done by my longtime photographer-friend, Ellie Huntress. She's amazing, and we felt 100% comfortable around her. Unfortunately, we kept talking about how awkward Brandon gets in front of the camera but the real awkwardness stems from my face in these pictures. I've posted some tips I've learned from this shoot for keeping it au-naturale in front of the lens.