November 8, 2012

Glitz

Top H&M, Jeans Joe’s Jeans, Wedges c/o Nine West, Purse Tory Burch

I love the subtle sparkle in this top. I bought it because it reminded me of this Tibi top (which is now on sale!) that I really wanted. It makes for a nice daytime glitz, without being too much. Don’t ya think? I down played it with some boyfriend jeans and straight hair. It’s not that often you can find me with straight hair these days!

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November 7, 2012

For The Home

 

Thomas will be graduating from grad school soon and we will be moving out of our current apartment very soon as well. This was our “first” official place together. It never really felt like our own space, mainly because we had a short term lease since we knew we would be moving again once he finished school. It was mostly furnished with the owners decor (no point in bringing our own stuff for such a short time) so it was hard to make it feel like our own place. So, I’m really excited to finally find a place and create a home that feels us! We have some stuff, but still need a lot. The big pieces that we do have are mostly passed down from our parents and grandparents, which we are so lucky to have. We also have a boat load of wedding gifts that have been sitting in storage- untouched- that we can’t wait to unpack. But for the the most part, we still need a lot of things like a couch, a dining room table, side tables, coffee table, desk, etc. etc. etc. The list could go on!
My outlook on decorating our new place is to take things slow. I don’t want to rush into trying to fill space by buying things we like, not love. It’s also really expensive, so I know it will take time but I’m okay with that. In the meantime, I have been scouring the internet for small inexpensive ways to incorporate our style into the passed down pieces we have. Luckily, Thomas and I have a pretty similar aesthetic (although mine is a bit more feminine and glamorous than his) in that we both love a modern look, but in a cozy way. If that makes sense? I really don’t know much about interior design, but I do know what I like. You can check out my Pinterest boards here, here and here dedicated to the looks I love and hope to someday achieve.
What are your thoughts on decorating your first official place? I would love to know!

 

On a different note, J. Crew is having 25% off orders $150+ with code: OURTREAT until the 8th!

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November 6, 2012

One Of Those Dresses

Trench Gryphon NY, Dress Theory, Necklace c/o Sorrelli, Heels Christian Louboutin, Bag c/o Heidi Merrick, Lipstick NARS “Heat Wave”

I decided that I was not going to let being sick ruin my birthday. Thomas made plans for us to go to dinner, so I put on a new lbd and some red lipstick which instantly made me feel better. I love how the leather bodice takes this simple little black dress to the next level. What I love more: Knowing I’ll wear it countless times because it’s just one of those dresses!

I would also really appreciate if you could take the time to VOTE for me to help me win Blogger On The Cusp. You can vote once a day until November 15th! Thank you :)

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