Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Hallway Update: Progress & Plans

The hallway - the first thing you notice when you walk up the stairs to our part of the house, plus we spend all of our time here in the morning getting ready. It needs to be pretty AND functional, but the progress has been slow. You can check out this post for what it looked like before, and while these are definitely not the FINAL pictures of the hallway, I’ve made some progress and I'd love to share my future plans with you. Since we’ve last talked about it, I’ve added a rug…

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Essie: After School Boy Blazer

Essie After School Boy Blazer is a true navy. It's very dark - nearly black - but I love dark nails for fall.

The only complaint I have is that it's chipping like crazy. I've had to touch it up nearly every morning since I've had it on, but I guess that's a bit better than starting from scratch.

Overall, I think the color is lovely - very dark and moody to match the weather, but not quite as harsh as black. I'm loving it with my darker ensembles lately, and it certainly makes me feel more put together than I usually am on a Tuesday morning.

What do you think? Would you rock the navy nails? xx

Monday, November 17, 2014

Fall Floral

You know those outfits that just make you feel like a million bucks? This navy skirt + striped sweater combo is a long-time favorite of mine. Since most of you reading this know me personally, I'm sure you recognize it.. I've been wearing it since college. I'm such a big fan of quality over quantity, so don't be ashamed to re-wear what makes you feel great (over and over and over).

I threw on this floral blazer in order to mix it up a bit and stay warm, since it was a bit chilly last weekend. Wearing floral with stripes is the easiest way to mix prints. I've also worn this striped top with a navy & white polka dot skirt, and I've worn this blazer with a black and white striped dress. The key is to keep everything in the same color palette, since mixing prints AND colors is harder to pull off.

Aqua Blazer (similar here) | Michael Kors Striped Sweater (old) | Anthropology Skirt (silk version here, great price here) | Vintage Shoes | Chloe Sunglasses (one pair here, or similar here)

I'm looking forward to wearing this outfit again once it warms up in the spring. With the addition of the blazer, I think I can wear it quite a few more times without anyone noticing, right?

Have a great week!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Orange Stripes

Orange & blue is one of my favorite color combinations. Although it can be a bit bright, mixing in some neutrals can make it more manageable. I think it's especially adorable in home decor, particularly this bedroom and nursery bathroom by Bailey McCarthy.

If you can't already tell, I'm such a big fan of colored handbags. While a bright bag may not get as much wear as a black tote, if you have a mostly neutral wardrobe, you might find yourself reaching for one more often than you think. This one from Topshop came in at under $50, and I've worn it many times to add a pop of color to an all black or navy outfit.

C&C California Sweater Dress | J.Crew Necklace (love this one in blue and this on in white) | Topshop Clutch (similar here) | Vintage Shoes | Prada Sunglasses

I keep posting that I'm running out of time to wear dresses and skirts, but the weekends have been uncharacteristically warm lately. Do you have any plans this weekend? I'm looking forward to resting up after a particularly busy week, and to working on the blog. I've heard from a lot of you that you'd like to see more home decor posts, so I hope to have something like that to share soon. Thanks again for reading and for all of the feedback. I hope you have a great one!