When it's too hot outside to wear pants... and it's actually on trend to not wear any, i'll take it! I'm also really into all of these shades of 'nude' paired together. Shop the post below! xx
Get excited because this is the first of MANY interior design posts i'll be doing on my blog. In November of last year, I bought my very first HOME! It's very adult of me... but I guess it's about that time ;-)
I knew that when the time came for me to finally do this that I wanted a total project. I wanted something that I could make completely my style and taste, because where is the fun in having a cookie cutter house that looks like everyone else's?! I've been living through this renovation since February, and we are finally finished with a few rooms on the first floor! The first photos i'm sharing are of my eat-in kitchen area (which i'm IN LOVE WITH!) and a glimpse of my living room.
This house doesn't really have a proper dining room, so I knew I wanted to save as much space as possible but also somehow create maximum seating at the table. I did two things to accomplish this: I had a banquette built in under the window which could technically seat up to five people, and it doubles as the perfect display for my throw pillow obsession. At my house it's either just me here, or I have a BIG group of friends over - so to give me a few more seating options without sacrificing space and style, I decided to grab these two Alaya stools from ARTICLE. They slide perfectly under the table when not in use, and double as a foot rest as a bonus. I love the soft, warm texture they add to this space, and they are each handmade so every stool is unique! If you love these, they also make an Alaya Rug that is stunning.
One of the biggest purchases I knew I would make for the first floor was a sofa. I've always wanted a leather couch, but man are they pricey! I was super picky about wanting something that was in the mid-century modern family but timeless looking enough that I wouldn't get tired of it. I searched and searched until I FOUND THE ONE! This Sven Sofa is the perfect color of tan, it's the perfect size for my room, and best of all it wears nicely which was super important since clearly Feather will end up on here as much as I will. This sofa is full aniline-leather and was less than half the price of every other couch I found that met my style expectations. It shipped fast for only $49 and has gotten the comfort approval of even my skeptical mom who "hates leather couches" :)
all photos by Tausha Dickinson
Jerseys in the Summer always.
It's that time of year when it's either windy, raining, humid, or some ridiculous mix of that and we all know those things lead to frizzy hair for most of us. I am a hair product guru and love trying new things so I was super excited when John Frieda® asked me to try a couple of their products!
I have VERY fine hair and not a lot of it, so my biggest problem is finding products that don't weigh down my hair. Leave in conditioners are usually one of the heaviest products, but so necessary for color treated hair! I tried the Frizz Ease® Daily Nourishment Leave-In Conditioner on my wet hair before styling it, and Frizz Ease® Secret Weapon® Touch Up Crème on the ends of my dry hair to polish it off.
AFTER >> Here is the finished style! My hair looks shiny and smooth -- and the best part is flyaway free! (even in the wind!!!) I did tease my roots for volume, but overall I felt like both products were lightweight on my hair. Find out more about the entire line of FRIZZ EASE® products HERE, and shop the products I used below! xx
GET THE LOOK
photos by Tausha Dickinson || thanks to John Frieda® Hair Care for sponsoring this post!
Beach wear takes over top priority in the summer, and just as is my policy with street wear.... I demand something comfortable! I have a tough time with swim suits because i'm build so funny -- i wear an XS top and M bottom. I'm in love with this suit from Flagpole Swimwear. Top and bottom are sold separately so you can get the fit right, and their cuts are more like athletic wear than lingerie. Get the links to shop this look below! xx
There's no argument that the matte trend is out and glowing skin is in! I'm all about this trend in beauty. My trusted skincare expert Dr. Kay (check her out @beautybydrkay on Instagram) did a micro-needing treatment with hyaluronic acid on me a few weeks ago, and the amount of compliments i've gotten on my skin is insane! To maintain hydration and keep my skin glowy here are my four must have products --
A glycolic night cream for exfoliation
A hyaluronic acid for hydration
An SPF 50 sunscreen for protection
A highlighter for my cheeks in place of a blush or bronzer
Shop the products below! xx
Sometimes an inexpensive, simple casual day dress just needs some killer accessories to take it to the next level. Shop the look below! xx