Wednesday, December 2, 2015

House Tour: Before

{Right after we closed on our new home}

I'm so excited to finally share with you pictures of our new home. I thought I would start with some before pictures to show you the way our home was when we first saw and made an offer on it. 
{The outside of our new home}
Would love to one day change the color to the outside of the house. Maybe a green/gray color
{A cute little front porch perfect for a bench, pillows, throws etc.}
like this or this 
{The Living room}
{The Kitchen}
I would love to remove the fan above the island for a few pendent lights like these
{The dining room}
Would love to add white planks to the ceilings like this
and remove the ceiling fan for a pretty light fixture like this
{The family room}
{The master bedroom}
{Master bathroom}
One day (hopefully soon) I would like to tile this whole bathroom like this
{One of two guest bedrooms}
{Guest bathroom}
and add some charm to this bathroom with a free standing tub like this
{Laundry room/pantry}
{The deck}
{The backyard}
{cute little shed perfect for gardening supplies}

It's got a little way to go, so far we have painted every room and removed the carpets. Updated pictures coming soon. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Outfit Of The Week: Black & White

{Express Top and Skirt (similar here), Armani Exchange Sunglasses, Chanel Clutch, Steve Madden Heels (similar here)}

Last Sunday I didn't get a chance to post so I am doing it now. I recently picked up this crop top and was waiting for just the right sunny day to wear it. Amazing how quickly the weather can change around here (see my last post). Hope everyone has a happy Thanksgiving tomorrow. 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Outfit Of The Week: Sweater Weather

{J.Crew Sweater (similar here), Gap Pants (similar here), Armani Exchange Sunglasses, (similar here) Anne Klein Coat, Coach Purse, Elie Tahari Shoes}

Saturday was one of the first days (in a while) where I didn't have anywhere to go. I took full advantage and stayed indoors to watch our first snow fall of the season come down. After a day spent warm and cozy indoors I decided to keep Sunday's look simple in my favorite turtleneck sweater. 

Monday, November 9, 2015

Outfit Of The Day: Knee High Boots

{JCrew Cardigan & Purse, Gap Dress, Cynthia Rowley Sunglasses, Steve Madden Boots (similar here)}

This weekend was spent shopping in Chicago. No, I didn't come back with any clothing, just a few things for our new home. I promise to have some before and after pictures soon. Temperatures are starting to drop here, but I resisted my urge to bundle up. I paired one of my favorite dresses with knee high boots instead of wearing pants, exposing just a little leg. I'm sure I will be sick of bundling up soon enough. 

Monday, November 2, 2015

Outfit of The Week: Black & Blue

{Banana Republic Sweater (similar here) and tote, Zara Jeans (similar here), Armani Exchange Sunglasses (similar here), JCPenny Smoking Slippers (similar here)}

I hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween Weekend. Mine was spent relaxing on the couch, eating takeout, and watching movies. Our plans this year couldn't have worked out better, seeing as how I was sick and it rained here Halloween night. Since I'm still on the mend, Sunday's look consisted of comfortable basics. A comfy sweater dressed up with beads, jeans, the most adorable slippers, and a pop of blue from a leather tote.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Outfit Of The Week: Coral Crush

{Silence & Noise Jacket, H&M Top, Gap Pants (similar here), Armani Exchange Sunglasses, Kate Spade Purse (similar here), Banna Republic Shoes (similar here)}

I just love fall weather. The air is crisp and clean, the weather is comfortable, and the trees are just gorgeous. I hate how fast fall flies by so I am trying to saver it. Sunday morning we took a quick stroll through our new neighborhood to capture these images before heading to church. I decided to keep my look simple except for a bold pop of color on my top to keep from fading into the background against all the lovely trees.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Outfit Of The Week: Puppy Love

{Armani Exchange Sunglasses, JCrew Sweater, Express Skirt, Coach Purse, Steve Madden Heels}

Things are finally starting to feel like normal again after the sale of our condo and purchase of our first home. I never anticipated how much of an adjustment it would be living out of boxes for a month. When we finally moved into our new home unpacking only took a few days but I still haven't gotten back into a comfortable routine. Part of my routine was blogging. I have missed this so much. Not just taking pictures and blogging, but having full access to all my accessories, clothing, and makeup. This past weekend one of my favorite resale stores had a huge sale and I scored this handbag and adorable puppy sweater. It's one of my best kept secretes to find new designer items at a fraction of the price.