March 20, 2014 § 3 Comments
Happy first day of spring everyone! It's no real secret that the Spring and Summer are my favorite times of year, so I'm really excited that it's actually "officially" here (even though we did get 6 inches of snow earlier this week). I started some "spring cleaning" this week and it got me thinking about what I'm really excited to wear this summer, and things I'd like to buy and make, so I thought it'd be fun to talk about here!
LACEY WHITE DRESS
I've been a huge believer in the little white dress for a long time, and am especially fond of a light, lacey one for summer. I love how the girl on the right paired her dress with brown loafers, it gives it such a dressed down, casual vibe that I love! I adore all the details on this ModCloth dress, so sweet and lovely!
"Florals for spring? Groundbreaking" I know! Hah. I'm generally not a huge floral person (I used to have one floral dress and got rid of it last year), but I've been seeing some floral prints I'm just in love with this year. I love this sweet one from ShopRuche. I can see throwing on a army jacket or something with it in the spring to give it a little boyish flare, or just throwing it on by itself for a day at the beach in the summer.
FUN PRINTED MAXI'S
Last year it seemed everyone was wearing those comfy, plain jersey maxi dresses. Lately I've been in love with maxi dresses covered in really fun prints. I love how both the above girl's dresses are still really feminine, and just gorgeous. How incredible is this Anthropologie Dress? It's way out of my price range, but I will definitely be keeping my eyes out for some similar fabric this spring so I can make my own version!
I'm not usually one to talk about "underthings", but I'm totally obsessed with the strappy bras they have right now at Free People! I love how they look super comfy, and are meant to be "shown off". It's always hard to hide bra straps during the summer anyway, so I think it may be a stroke of genius to make them super cute so that not only do you not have to worry about them peeking out, but you can show them off without it looking "scandelous" heh! (shown here – Strappy Back Bra + Strappy Front Bra)
What are you guys excited to wear in the warm weather?
December 3, 2013 § 6 Comments
I love making and buying gifts for Christmas. It can be so much fun to find gifts for each individual person that matches their personalities! I thought it'd be fun to share some gifts I've seen around the internet that would be both amazing to give, and get, and also some DIYs that would be lots of fun to make and give for the holidays too!
The Excursion Duffle // Reindeer Wall Sculptures // Plumed Rancher Hat // Jane Austen Classics Set
Durango Boots // Arrow Ring // Map Turntable // Lolo Fox Bag // Hooded Cape // Angora Dot Tights
-I love these Dip-Dyed Candles, they would make such lovely gifts, and who can't use a candle?
–Homemade Lip Balm. Lovely and useful – always a recipe for a good gift!
-These Ombre Painted Wooden Spoons would be great for some newly weds or a friend in a new place:)
-How about a Simple Clutch for the ladies in your life?
-I'm sure any coffee lovers on your list would go crazy for this Homemade Coffee Liqueur.
-Some Body Scrub that smells like summer for a gift that brings some sunshine to winter days.
-For the cooks on your list I bet they'd love some Rosemary Olive Oil – it sounds amazing!
-How amazed would people be if you made them one of these Cutting Boards?
-A cute Monogram ornament would be perfect for a friends tree.
-Instead of hot chocolate, what about mixing things up by giving some Homemade Instant Chai!
Wrapping gifts is one of my favorite parts of Christmas (I know – I'm crazy!) you can check out how I wrapped everything last year, and the year before, as well as my run down of all my DIY'ed gifts from last year too!
November 14, 2013 § 2 Comments
I'm really excited that we get to host Thanksgiving brunch this year! So naturally, I've been daydreaming of ways to decorate in addition to planning the menu. I usually am not a huge gold glitter person, but paired with whites, browns, and other natural elements, I actually kind of love it and I may have to play with a little for some Thanksgiving decorations:)
October 5, 2013 § 6 Comments
A camera for snapping a few photos (of couse, perhaps I should develop all my film from over the years before I dream about spending 5k on a camera? Nope! I'm gunna go on dreaming anyway:) //A utility coatfor keeping warm and also keeping snacks in all those nice pockets // A cozy scarf, because everyone needs at least one // A lovely little backpack for keeping notepads and sketchbooks in // Some comfy, cute pants // A gorgeous hat, just because // A good read for when you come across that perfect little patch of woods to sit down in.
September 19, 2013 § 3 Comments
Maybe it's the combination of feeling under the weather yesterday and being a little fall-crazy at the moment (I'll try to tone it down…maybe?) but some online dream shopping was unavoidable. I'm kind of loving that we ended up buying an English Tudor style house, because that means all my goofy horses, foxes and plaids will feel right at home. And how cute are those hanging baskets? I'm already thinking about DIY-ing myself a version:)