Winding Down and A little Catch Up Sesh

Sometimes all you need is a little time with your puppy and a good cup of coffee.

It’s been about a year since I’ve posted on this blog. Life got busy, changes happened, choices were made and the blog got put on the back burner. When I started blogging, it was an outlet for me to share what was going on in my life with my family and a place where I could be creative. It gradually became something I  felt like I had to do, instead of something I felt like I wanted to do. So when stuff started to pile up and my days started to get more and more full, it was an easy choice to step back and reevaluate how important this outlet was for me at the time.

Fast forward to now and a year has passed, I’ve started to miss this form of creativity and want to explore the idea of blogging again. I am not sure how often I am going to post or what content I want to put out yet, but I do know that I want to get back into photography, filming and designing and I will definitely be sharing those three things with you.

I’d love for you to give the above video a watch and if you enjoy it go ahead and subscribe to my channel and click that like button. Things are currently under construction and will be beautified as time goes by, but until then I still want to create, share and connect with you, so if you have a blog or YouTube channel you’d like to share please leave it in the comment section and I will definitely check it out.


Life & Style

Fall is my favorite season and even though it doesn't feel like fall here in Florida, I still like to see what new styles are making waves. Whether it be rich deep lips or warm camel toned accessories, I am loving a lot of the trends this season. 

1// Rifle Paper Co. 
I pretty much love everything Anna Bond creates but I am completely smitten with the Beaute Desk Calendar. I seriously can not wait to get my hands on one. The illustrations are chic and spot on for any woman that loves beauty.

2// Hats
I am seeing hats all over Pinterest and YouTube and they keep catching my eye. I don't know if it is something I can pull off with my thick curly hair but I am a major fan of the movement. The hat I featured is from H&M but ASOS has an insane variety as well.

3// Lush Bath Bomb in Cinder
Fall for some reason always puts me in more of a bath mood and the best companion to every bath is a Lush Bath Bomb. This particular bomb, has a pop-rock type affect and it makes the bath sound a little like a roaring fire. The scent is lovely and it leaves you feeling soft and moisturized. 

4// MAC Lipstick in Sin
Lipstick is my happy place, I love a deep bold lip. I've been seeing MAC's Sin all over and I think it is absolutely gorgeous. It has definitely been added to my "Must Get" list. 

5// Hi- Low Necklaces
Layering necklaces has been a trend for a while now, recently I've been seeing quite a few of these Hi-Low necklaces and I personally think they are a beautiful way to layer but still keep things simple. Plus it's a bargain, since it's two necklaces in one. 

6// Slouchy Handbag Backpacks
What can I say, I love me some Clueless. I am all about this awesome 90's trend making its way back into my life. Target has quite a few options of these lovelies at the moment and they are all decently priced. 

7// Oversized Scarves
This particular scarf has been on my radar for a while. It is basically a blanket with how big it is. I love it. T
he fact that it is black and white and has a geometric design just puts it over the top. Scarves in general are a great way to add some flare to a simple casual outfit. I am a casual kind of girl and scarves are my jam. 

8// Toms Wedges
I'll be honest I am not really a heel girl, so I can't say that I will own these beauties myself, but I've seen them on quite a few fashionistas recently and I think they are lovely. I especially like the olive green suede ones, there is something about that rich color that just takes an outfit to another level. 

9// ASOS Coat
I personally have been loving all the trench coats I've been seeing recently, but I haven't found a plus sized version that I think is a winner just yet. That being said, this ASOS coat did catch my eye. I am loving the leather on the sleeves and the flattering cut of the coat. 

What are you loving right now?

Apartment Tour | Living and Dining Room

It's been awhile since my last post, life happened and I took a little break from blogging. But I am back and I thought I'd start things off with a sneak peek of my new apartment. I moved into my own space at the beginning of June, with just my bedroom furniture and a few dishes. Slowly over the last few months I have acquired furniture and furnishings (a big thanks to my parents) and made this space my own. The bedroom and kitchen still need a little work, so I'll save that part of the tour for another day.

The main part of my space is open concept, you start in the living room and that leads into the dining/eat-in kitchen. I knew when I first toured the apartment, that if I moved in I would want a sectional. I felt like it would really help define the living area. I also knew I wanted to put my desk off the back, so I'd be able to have a little work station. For me a couch needs to be deep set and extremely comfortable. This particular sectional met all of my expectations and after being marked down over 50%, I knew it was the one for me.
The chair, book shelf and little table were from my previous bedroom. We gave the chair a little face lift, by applying a couple coats of grey paint and a nice faux hide fabric to the cushion. A few little tweaks was just what it needed for it to fit in perfectly with my new decor. I decided to fill up the bare walls with a collection of personal photographs and quotable prints. I've been so blessed to be able to travel all over the world and I wanted to feature images from some of my favorite places.
One thing that I knew I wanted to include was translucent items. Because the space is smaller, it helps that my desk chair is see-through, it doesn't obstruct your view when looking into each space. I like my little tray as well because it keeps things organized and in place without chopping up the surface area of my desk.
The cow hide rug is from my previous bedroom, when I first walked through the space I visualized it under the kitchen table and I was so happy when it ended up working out.  I got the table on sale from Target, it was seriously a steal at 75% off. The chairs are from Ikea. I originally had the white version of my desk chair in mind, but they were $70 a piece. Not really in the budget. So, I wandered through Ikea and found these guys, they had a similar look but they were only $15 a piece. I love the contrast between the white chairs and the texture of the cow hide and the steel and wood table.
I hope you enjoyed this little peek into my space. I am so happy with how it has turned out so far. It is a true reflection of my style and I absolutely love coming home to it every night.