Interiors & Exteriors: Fiddle Leaf Fig

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In hopes of distracting from our empty walls, I’ve invested in two fiddle leaf fig trees from Home Depot. For the record, by invested, I mean spent under $45 for the two of them. Unable to purchase in store, Home Depot sells house plants online and ships them to your house, novel concept. I’ll be interested to see how they arrive on our front porch, hopefully intact! Full report to come…

I still need to purchase wicker baskets or fun pots to plant them into, but I’m excited to add one plant to our living room for some greenery and the other will reside in my new office!

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Interiors + Exteriors: Window Treatments

Even though I’d been a homeowner for years prior to purchasing our new house, I’d never had to worry about blinds or window treatments. We kept the window treatments that came with the town home and never updated them. Sheer, cheap, drapes from Target did the trick for three years on previously installed curtain rods.

However, our new house is a different story. I fear we are naked neighbors people can see in the morning when we are getting ready! After about a month in the house, I finally ordered blind samples from blinds.com and they just arrived in the mail. Time to compare and take notes, I’m ready for some privacy!

While I will still install curtains at some point, I’m beside myself in the amount of color and style options that simply come with selecting blinds (top/down, cordless, motorized, plus over 50 plus different colors to choose from). While we want to save a little money, we won’t be selecting anything fancier than some top/down options at the moment. Some day for a nursery or my office I’d love to install roman shades.

However; the bigger issue at hand was what to do with our sliding class door. I absolutely despise vertical blinds. Which I didn’t necessarily realize until I had to pick some out. In all the other older homes we looked at prior to purchasing a new build, I didn’t think twice about window or door treatments.

So to Pinterest I went for inspiration, and after a few bad ideas, we stumbled across the perfect solution and I cannot wait to get to work on this project! See our inspiration above from Emily Henderson’s bedroom makeover and Dreen Green DIY’s living room makeover!

We plan on following these instructions, these other instructions would work as well. I like the idea of installing the curtain rod to the cornice box instead of drilling more holes into the wall.

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Marissa Webb for Banana Republic

It’s here, it’s here! I’m like a giddy little school over here. If you’ve missed on on this most recent development, Marissa Webb was hired on at Banana Republic as creative director. Now, her spring/summer 2015 collection is live (and shoppable). I first took note of Marissa when I was lucky enough to attend her show at NYFW a few seasons ago and have been hooked every since. Her effortless styling and silhouettes not only found in her own collections, but are being recreated for #thenewBR! After a dreary winter and a slow start to spring, this collection of silky fabrics and flowing silhouettes are just what we need to brighten our day! Now what piece to invest in for spring…

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Life Lately

Well, it’s been a few weeks and it’s safe to say I’ve turned into the “occasional” blogger. Let me dust off the good ole’ blog and catch you guys up! I realize the last few posts I’ve done have all been giveaways. Which is awesome, however; I’m more than ready to bring back some original content for you all soon (that long awaited revamp will come eventually…)!

To recap the past few weeks I’ll share a few instagrams!

Late February brought closing on our new home and then heading to Kansas City to speak at our first GBS Workshop!

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The following Monday, I teamed up with Emily to style a fun shoot highlighting 2015 prom stories – see the full article here!

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After a whirlwind weekend, we’ve slowly become settled in our new house (however; I’ve yet to unpack all of my clothes….I’m planning a huge closet purge and soon will be highlighting the capsule wardrobe I’ve been planning) or become settled into my new office…all in due time!

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I’ve crafted up a few DIYs for Divine Caroline.

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Last weekend, Emily and I teamed up again to style our latest cover style shoot for Juice Magazine. Check out the sneak peek below (how awesome is it when your model randomly has a mini trampoline in her trunk?!), and catch up on my latest features here!

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And of course, by day, I’m a personal stylist with Men’s Style Lab – check it out here!

I’ll be hoping to check in soon, I will be sharing some inspiration for our new house decor along with my capsule wardrobe I’ve been planning the past few weeks! For day to day updates, follow along on Instagram! xx

Shopbop Sale!

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It’s that time of year everyone, the spring Shopbop sale event! We are getting settled into our new house and I’m slowly unpacking my closet and ridding myself of the items I haven’t worn in months or years. I’ve been inspired lately by all of the capsule wardrobes popping up and I plan to challenge myself this spring (which can arrive any day now…) to bust out my own capsule wardrobe.  With the help of the discounts Shopbop’s providing, I’ll be picking up these, updating my t-shirt collection with this & this, and adding this to add to my capsule wardrobe (more details to come…)!


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Make sure to click here to grab the discount codes! Happy Shopping!

Sale runs Tuesday, March 3, 2015 (6:30am EST) to Sunday, March 8, 2015 (4:00am EST). 

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