All You Need Is Love!

So sorry for the lack of posts! With the huge job change (the last minute quitting of my main job of event planning and looking for a new one) I’ve been very busy!  But I have some great things to come so stay tuned!  Today while taking a moment to clean out my car in an attempt to try and organize my life a little, these tiny hearts of joy fell out and brightened up my day!  It’s amazing how something so simple can turn your entire outlook around!  Feeling inspired and ready to take on what ever comes my way!

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Room Tour!

Happy Saturday! Recently, a lot of my friends have been telling me that I need to do a room tour, so I decided to go with it!  Most of the stores that are my go to for decor are Pottery Barn (duhh), Home Goods, Pier 1, T.J. Maxx! I’ll try to list wear I purchased some of my favorite items! I’m always open to suggestions as I change up my room all the time while sticking with this same style!

My favorite part of my room is my bed, but isn’t everyones?  I’m actually not really sure where the bed frame is from.  It was a piece that my parents purchased and I basically just took from them…. But anyways, the white bedding is from West Elm and the faux fur throw is form Pottery Barn! They’re super cozy and I die every time I climb into bed for the night!

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My pillows are a new addition and I’m obsessed!  They’re all from Pottery Barn from their labor day sale that my mom, sisters, and I went crazy at! They used to be other pillow covers from Pottery Barn that were a bright green from my college apartment days, but I just got really tired of them once I graduated.

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I love love love this sequined pillows!  I’m really into this design lately and I’m trying to be careful not to get too much of it! I just bought a grey and white rug from At Home but haven’t put it out yet and used to have a comforter with the same design and it was A LOT. That’s one of the main reasons I purchased my site comforter along with the fact that it really brightens up my room.

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These next pillows are just life.  I can’t get enough of faux fur, especially as the weather is starting to get a little cooler.  They really make my bed and room feel so cozy and warm.

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Next is my bedside table. I change this up almost every other day, but I really like how it looks currently.  This mirror won’t be in this spot for long as I’m planning on purchasing a much bigger one that ‘s a tad bit fancier (got make those mirror pics look good you know…)

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The actual table itself is from Home Goods and it has a really rustic feel.  The lantern, which I’m really into for decor, is from Pier 1 along with the branches. I actually made the two vases.  One of them is a wine bottle covered with with marbles, which was my go to for decor in college.  Literally, I had them everywhere.  The other one is actually one of about 20 that I made for one of my sisters baby shower centerpieces and decided to keep in my room. I love them with the hydrangeas from my bouquets from last weekends wedding.

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Now it’s time for my dressers! Honestly, these pieces have been in life since I was born and are probably antiques from one of my parents many shopping trips.  My sister stained them this darker color a few years ago and made them look so much better. My favorite part about this is my jewelry box from Pottery Barn. This photo doesn’t even really show how beautiful it is.  It is very shiny and classic, just really stunning.  This rustic frame is from target and again , I made the vases from recycled wine bottles.

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My necklace holder is another piece that I made about a year ago and I’m still amazed by how much I love it to this day.  I did a tutorial on it but might do another!

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My other dresser also has my typical recycled wine bottle crafts.  This frame is from T.J. Maxx, and the hurricane and vase fillers are from Pier 1.

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Now here is my desk, nothing really all that exciting.  I like to keep some of my favorite books out because it just puts me in a better mood. The lame is from home goods and the only thing I really don’t like about it is that I can’t fill it with any vase fillers for holiday time. But other than that I think it’s really cute. The star basket is one of my favorites. It’s just really different, and to be honest, I bought it around the 4th of July and it made me feel really patriotic. I know, I’m weird.

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This tray was one that I had to hunt down.  I had seen it at target months before but for some reason just decided I didn’t need it. I immediately regretted that because it was all I could think about from then on. And of course when I went back it was gone. They randomly put one out a couple weeks later for about $60 and i had to have it.  But luckily for me, the cashier rang it up incorrectly and I only had to pay $9 for it, so WINNING.

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And last, but not least, is what I think is the best feature in my room.  The se built in shelves are so perfect for storage with out taking up any floor space!

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Lake Photography!

Last month, Joey + I (okay really just me) decided to take some official photos together so that we could have some to display.  The majority of our photos are taken at parties, out on the town, or selfless and those really are not frame worthy!  We had our friend in Charlottesville, Va who just started up her photography business take the photos and I love them!  She had taken our photos previously to build her portfolio but had to have her take more once she found her style! Hopefully you all like them!  We had them taken at Chris Greene Lake and despite the rainy day, it was so much fun!

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The Plum Palate!

Out of all the colors in the world, purple is definitely my top pick as a favorite!  It doesn’t matter which hue it may be, I’m bound to love it automatically.  With Fall weather approaching rapidly, my favorite hue of purple is about to be everywhere!  Plum to me, is the perfect shade.  It looks great on basically any skin tone, it feels romantic, looks chic yet still warm and cozy!  Check out some of my top favorite times featured in this lovely shade!

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Fall In Love!

It’s September, which is my favorite month of all time! It’s my birthday month, the start of fall, fashion is at it’s best, and the PSL is back!  So that means I need to do my September favorites for this month!  I don’t usually do these, but given that it’s my favorite month, I think it’s necessary! Here we go!

My first favorite, is obviously my birthday which was on the 5th! I turned the good ole’ 24 this year and I can’t wait to see what it brings me. 23 was a rough one, so I feel like I can only for up!

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My next favorite is anything Maroon! I just feel that this is “THE” fall color!  In my opinion, it looks great on everyone! So if it’s maroon, I want it, need it, gotta have it!

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My next favorite is pumpkins!!!  I feel like September is the month to start breaking out all your pumpkin decor and I love it!  Anything to do with pumpkins, I am completely obsessed! Pumpkin decor, pumpkin picking, PSL!! LOVE IT ALL!

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Another fashion item that I am completely in LOVE with this month (and will probably continue for the next 7 months) are turban headbands!  My obsession with these come from 2 people and now I just can’t get enough!  The first person is Jessie James Decker! She makes them look so casual and effortless that I needed some of my own!  The next very unlikely person is actually my sweet little baby niece, Maren (or my sister Kelsey because she’s the one who dresses her) She just looks so precious in them that I need to buy so so we can have some Auntie-Niece twinning time!

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My beauty favorite for this month is the no makeup-makeup trend!  The natural tones and dewy complexion just makes me so happy!  I was never a huge fan of the intense contouring or really bright and colorful make up that was going around this summer so I’m over the moon excited for this trend!

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My last favorite for this month are going to be a few songs! The first is “I Don’t Dance” by Lee Brice and lets be real, it’s more of a lifetime favorite because I’ve loved it since the day it was released!  The next song is “Burnin’ It Down” by Jason Aldean, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve listened to this song on repeat…. The next song is a cover by Chase Rice (feat. Macy Maloy) “Ride”! This has to be one of the sexiest versions of this song I’ve ever heard! Love it!  My last song for this list is “Waves” By Mr. Probz.  It plays at work all the time and it just feels so relaxing and makes me want to just take off for a day at the beach!

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Catching Up!

First things first, I AM THE WORST BLOGGER OF ALL TIME! I’m so sorry for my lack of posts, but work has been crazy busy for me! But hopefully with the summer coming to an end that will all change (not likely, but hopefully)! I’m feeling very down this week as I’m being reminded that I am no longer a college student returning to Longwood University…. Today was the first day of classes and I’m just realizing how much I miss it all! College was such an amazing time for me, I met some of my best friends, my one and only, and started a career that I love so much! I hope everyone has an amazing first day back! Don’t take this precious time for granted, they are truly the best 4 years of your life!

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#OOTD

Well more like arm candy of the day to be honest! It’s a rainy Thursday here in Southern Virginia, and these pieces are really brightening up my day! My obsession with Alex and Ani is still going strong. I love them combined with my favorite ILY Couture bracelet + Michael Kors watch!

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