Posted on July 23, 2014
We are right in the thick of summer and it’s hot! I don’t know about you, but I am just about ready for fall!
Since we still have a long way to go before the summer ends, I thought I would share a few of my favorite summer products.
1. Pecksniff’s England Candle
I absolutely love the ginger flower scent of this Pecksniff’s candle. It has a light and airy scent that is perfect for summer. I love lighting one when I am sitting at my desk at night with a cup of tea. It helps me unwind and relax. Find them at TJ Maxx for about $7 bucks.
Posted on June 19, 2014
It’s officially wedding season! And that goes for celebrities as well. We’ve already seen Kim K get married and sources say Jessica Simpson is getting married on the 4th of July. So this occasion calls for a mimosa toast and a rehash of the chicest celebrity wedding dresses of all time.
Celebrities always push the fashion envelope and it’s no surprise their wedding dress is no exception. The following stars were not only chic and stylish but their dresses are still inspirations for brides to this day.
1. Grace Kelly, 1956
I couldn’t make this list and not put Grace Kelly at the top. The Hollywood star’s wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco is the stuff dreams are made of. The dress was made by MGM Studios and is still the pinnacle of princess wedding elegance to this day. We dream of becoming a princess on our wedding day and she actually did!
Posted on May 21, 2014
I have loved the boyfriend jean trend for going on two years now, although it took a long time to find a pair I actually like. My favorite pair was actually giving to me for Christmas. The problem I had was finding some that slouchy but still fit my waist. Once you hunt a pair down, it is totally worth it!
This is a great casual trend that is really effortless. The trick is making sure you pair these masculine jeans with feminine pieces.
Here are three ways to wear this trend:
1. My way:
My pair are a lighter-wash distressed boyfriend jean from Forever 21. I paired them with a navy blue crochet top that happens to be see-through so I wear a navy blue tank underneath. It’s light and feminine so it pairs well. I also know the crochet trend is popping up everywhere and if you aren’t careful how you wear it, you might look like a doily, so pairing that top with some funky jeans is perfect. Completing the look are my go-to lace-up gladiator sandals (I know I wear them a lot but they are my favorites!) and I chose a southwestern print tote with leather straps to keep the whole ensemble from being bland.
Posted on May 10, 2014
I’ve finally finished decorating the apartment and I am so proud of it! It’s the first time I have lived somewhere and had full control over decorating decisions. In San Diego I had roommates, in DC I had roommates and in LA I lived with my sister but in Dallas I live with my bf and he sorta let me take the reins.
Of course it’s not a house so you can’t really make it your own but decorating helps!
I took it one room at a time and worked slowly and I am so glad I did. When I finished one room and the excitement of seeing it completed wore off, I would get started on the next. It prolonged my enjoyment. Of course, the decorating is never really finished. I am always scouring Home Goods, antique stores, World Market and Pier 1 for more items. I just love making my home a nice place to be.
Below is my completed apartment!
This was easy to complete considering it is a beautiful kitchen to begin with. Dark mahogany wood, granite counters, green sub-way tile back-splash, dark wood floor…all it took was a few easy touches. A golden peacock feather serving-tray from India, a cookbook display (which is extremely useful), a spice rack and a few odd- and-ends. It is my favorite room in the house.