This week I'm super into wine, denim, and dogs. I guess it's not too different from any other week, actually! What are you feelin' these days?
Summer and rose go hand in hand - I totally get that. I found this bottle of Le Rose de Janot at The Urban Grape in Boston and bought it 100% based on the fun chair label after a tough week at Twelve Chairs and found out it's probably my new favorite wine! Let me follow this up by sharing that this wine is surprisingly strong and one glass left me with the absolute worst hangover. But that didn't stop me from finishing the bottle (with smaller glasses) over the next few days. Delicious!
This is the dress my dreams are made of. Perfect for everyday wear. Denim. Collared. A-Line. With sleeves! What saddens me the most is that by the time I even realized it existed, they sold out in my size. The good news? If you're an XXS Madewell still has your size in stock and you should buy it so I can live vicariously through your denim dress.
I'll take it! Happy to be the newest tenant.
And last, but absolutely not least, this adorable "newborn" inspired dog shoot featured on Buzzfeed. This is so perfect for all those ladies out there who do not want babies and just want lots of puppy babies! It's funny, but also a great way to capture the first few moments with you and your new pup! "Welcome to this world, little one."
Have such a good weekend!
I am a stationary hoarder. I've been told the first step is admitting to an addiction, so there you have it: my admission. I love new cards, old cards, fun cards, sad cards....but especially meaningful cards. Brandon and my wedding cards are so special to us - I cried multiple times reading through them - so we wanted a way to keep them all. Without the mess. Alas, a neat and crafty card book was born!
TGIF! Am I right? It's been a stupid busy week and I can't wait to unwind and relax this weekend. I'm celebrating two birthdays tomorrow (one turning 4, the other 24) and finishing up a ton of client projects at Twelve Chairs studio. It's been a tottering balance act between blogging, keeping up a social life, and (a sad attempt at) working out. Oddly enough, I feel more energized than I have in quite a while! I'm working later, waking up earlier, making homemade (and healthy!) meals, and feeling 100% more refreshed than last week. It's crazy how staying focused on reaching your goals keeps you motivated and excited about the rewards along the way. Hope you all have such a fun weekend and enjoy the ride!
Sometimes black and white home decor make the boldest statement. I love this space by Popsugar where the article actually teaches you how to DIY those pillows. Such a cute idea! Click thru to find my sources to get this look for less!
I'm sure the ladies will hear me on this - WHY does it take so much makeup to look like you're not wearing any makeup? Like, I crave the natural look, but my skin tone is a little red, a little uneven, a little dull. It needs a little help to make it look like I "woke up this way". I thought I'd share a bit about my average, everyday beauty routine. If I had all the money in the world, I'd only be wearing all natural, fabulous, organic shiz...but until then my CVS special with a side of Follain will have to do! I've gotten it down to a science at this point.
My daily routine takes about 7 min. I clean my face, put on primer, curl my lashes while that sets, then I add foundation. I jump right to the lashes - applying mascara without overdoing it - and then I use a soft brush to add blush to compliment my apple-y cheeks! I add a little of the highlighter to my cheek bones (sometimes my forehead, chin, or nose depending on my skin that day) and then I hop on over to my brows. I always brush them out and lightly apply the pencil to my eyebrow hair. I shade, I don't draw. Lastly, I apply the natural-colored lip crayon to my lips and add some lipgloss for extra shine before covering my body in sunscreen. I've found that these shades and products help to enhance my skin tone and features instead of just covering up my problem areas.
All that work to avoid the "Are you tired?" and "You feeling OK?" questions! Ohhhhh makeup. What advice do you have for a pale lady like myself? Do you have a product that you swear by? Share your makeup tips with me! I'm a newbie.
All good things must come to an end. The last bit of our wedding (part 1, part 2, part 3) involved dancing, s'mores, a DIY photobooth, and a wardrobe change! After the formals were done, Brandon and I couldn't wait to start celebrating without all the nerves from earlier in the day.
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I was so inspired by I Spy DIY's neon letter light sign last week that I made one for Brandon's studio this weekend. We're obsessed with our new little addition to the rising sun digs (as we so lovingly call our new apartment). The coolest thing about this project is that each sign will be totally unique and replicate your own handwriting! I'll explain the "how to" below but first, supplies!
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Summer is my least favorite season. I'm a pale lady who's not a huge fan of tank tops, shorts, bathing suits, sandals....summer clothing in general. I burn so quickly that the beach is kind of a nightmare for me. The only exciting thing about summer is that it means fall is coming! I love just about everything about fall, but my fall closet is my favorite. This year I'm looking forward to skinny jeans, peasant tops, little bags, nude shoes, and boho jewelry. Today I'm sharing 5 pieces in my dream fall wardrobe for under $50 each!
1. Urban Outfitters, Mini Crossbody Bag, $40
2. Madewell, Arrowstitch Peasant Top, $50
3. Target, High Rise Skinny Jean, $30
4. Modcloth, Straightforward Moving Heel, $40
5. Calico, Rock On Pendant, $11
I love that this look would would be totally casual but look 100% pulled together. Not to mention, those heels are only 3"! That's great for tall ladies like me! What style are you excited to try out this fall?
Wedding planning was such an enjoyable thing for me to do. Though it was stressful, I loved putting my thoughts and ideas into creations and tangible things that guests could see, experience, play with, and enjoy. It may be clear by now, but this wedding was not a tale of woes for me. My title for this segment was just a terrible pun - a bad Dad joke, if you may. I'm extremely funny - I swear! (Just don't ask my husband.)
Our photographer grabbed so many great photos of our friends and family during the cocktail hour and ceremony that I had to squeeze a bunch in here. Below are some of my favorite people in the world looking their absolute best at one of the most special days of my life. It seriously makes me teary eyed thinking about all the guests who joined us in celebration of our love! How awesome is that?!
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Last month, Brandon and I settled into our first apartment as Mr. + Mrs. We are so in love with our new little home and couldn't wait to share the progress! Though none of the rooms are technically "complete", the living room is definitely our most finished area. It's where we hangout with our friends, cuddle up, watch TV, and also where I write this here blog! Our new apartment is 300+ square feet larger than our last Providence home, so it was exciting to add some new elements in this space and breathe new life into our older furniture.
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