Happy Friday, you guys! I’m currently writing this from the sofa because I feel a bit sick, but not like… full on sick. It’s quite annoying, actually. I’ve been feeling like this for weeks and yesterday I just gave into it, put on a marathon of ‘This Is Us’ and settled in with the dogs. Speaking of… if you’ve been following my Instagram Stories for the past few weeks, I started watching that show at the behest of my best friend. Are you a fan of ‘This Is Us?’ I’m having trouble getting into it, even 20 episodes in! There’s something about it that feels so… after-school special, Hallmark-y to me. I also find it to be really predictable, but here I am still watching it. I digress.
In case you missed it, here’s what we shared on the blog this week:
This year is already off to such an amazing start for me, with two BIG styling projects under my belt in just two months. I love it! Today I wanted to share my most recent styling work for Silver + Salt, a local jewelry maker (and good friend!). Her pieces are absolutely stunning, so when she asked me to help style a few flat lays for her new lookbook, I was totally in. It was also an opportunity for me to work with photographer Michelle Moore for the first time and I’ve been dying to get that opportunity!
One of my favorite things about winter coming to a close — apart from the days getting longer and the weather getting warmer — is looking forward to breaking out my spring clothes. I get to put the wool socks back in the drawer and hang up my down coat in favor of bare feet and a lightweight trench. Such a good feeling.
This spring, Joanna and I are both obsessed with the patch-embellished trend we’ve been seeing, so we decided to DIY some embellished shoes with embroidered patches to match our personal styles. Joanna chose classic rose patches for a Gucci-inspired effect (like this awesome denim jacket) while I opted for some wing-like embellishments that reminded me of a favorite Dries Van Noten collection — but the possibilities are endless.
When I recording my 2018 goals video, I totally forgot to mention a personal one that I’m working on: I’m not buying clothing for the entirety of 2018! Our DIY contributor, Hannah, did it in 2017 and, after witnessing her succeed, I decided to do it on my own. The final push was this NY Times article entitled My Year of No Shopping — after this came it, it solidified my decision. So now that I’m a month and a half in, I wanted to share it with you guys + set the rules for this grand experiment of mine.
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It all started in November: Sean and I were chatting about the living room and one of us mentioned that we need a new TV. The existing one had been with me since I graduated college and was a bit dated, to say the least (the speakers would buzz and rattle with any hint of bass). Flash forward to Black Friday and suddenly we had bought a 55″ television. While this was a definite upgrade from our 37″ dinosaur TV, it was also quiiite an addition to our tiny living room. If you saw my Instagram Stories, you know how overwhelmed I was when the giant TV came into our home. Truth be told, I thought about returning it, but then I fell for it… hard. High definition is sort of amazing, as is not having to search for my glasses to watch The Bachelor. Anyways, after we wall-mounted it, I realized that I’d have to get creative in a big way to make it blend a bit more into our tiny home. And that’s when Art.com enters the picture (pun very much intended) — their vast selection and The Gallery Wall Designer and ArtView™ in their easy-to-use app made it a breeze for me to select a pre-curated gallery wall and order.
Happy Friday, you guys! With the 5 Questions challenge floating around on Instagram, I got a new idea: what if I shared a Q&A-style video with questions submitted by you?? This is my first time asking you guys if you wanted me to answer anything and I was blown away by how many questions were sent over… so I will definitely be doing another Q&A video soon. Most of you submitted questions about blogging and social media, so this video is definitely geared toward that. Going forward, I plan to change it up with the topics and answer all types of questions, so if you’ve got ’em, send them in!
Some of the questions I answered this week include…