Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Gallery Wall Dreams

As you may or may not have noticed from my previous updates on the progress of our living room or various styling posts, there has been an area of our living room I've been hiding from you, folks. There may have been a glimpse of it in the original "embarking on the living room" post, but for the most part I haven't wanted to show you guys what it looks like, because, well, it really doesn't look a whole lot different than that original photo that was taken, oh I don't know, NINE MONTHS AGO.  Whole baby humans have been grown across the world since I told you there was going to be magnificent things happening with our living room, and almost nothing has changed with our TV wall.  I mean it's only the one part of the room we face pretty much all the time, and it's not like its the very first thing anyone sees when entering our apartment (please detect any and all sarcasm in that sentence).  So here it is in all its glory:

Not to say that I haven't had some design dreams about this beast. I think actually, that the reason nothing has happened here is because I'm really pretty terrified of messing it up, or investing a lot of time/ money into it and then making a mistake.  And the idea of that being the thing that holds me

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Love to Love: The Wardrobe and Musical Stylings of Panic! at the Disco

It might seem strange to say that a single band has had more influence over my style and aesthetic over the past decade than anything, but I'd be lying to tell you anything else.  Panic! at the Disco was the first real thing that I gravitated toward stylistically, musically, visually, etc.  Their wardrobe and

Friday, November 6, 2015

Pillow Projects Part 2: The Wooly Friend

Welcome to part two of my pillow project posts!  Today's project is the wooly friend pillow, made from Merino wool.  These pillows are pretty delicate, so they certainly shouldn't be part of a major snuggle fest, but they'll look real pretty sitting on your sofa!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Pillow Projects: The Classic Plaid

Earlier this week I posted about styling the couch in the living room.  While there are a lot of really great home decor items out there, sometimes they come with a pretty steep price tag to get that trending style.  I've seen a lot of really awesome throw pillows out there in the world and sometimes the number on the price tag is a little overwhelming and quite stress-inducing.  I find myself

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Space Styling: Styling the Couch

The weather is just starting to turn cooler around here, but as usual the weather can't make up it's mind— some days it is just above freezing, and others I feel silly wearing this pom pom hat outside because its so warm!  Regardless, its cozy week here on the blog and I'm kicking it off with a fun late

Friday, October 30, 2015

Pumpkins in Pictures

Happy Halloween!  While I won't be posting on actual halloween, this seemed like the perfect outfit post to sum up the week.  I love that this shoot had a haunted quality to it, what with all the dark tones and all.  I feel like my love for elaborate collars comes out around this time of year and

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Fall Mix Up: 12 pieces // 8 outfits

For today's game of style mix up we have 12 lovely fall players.  The rules are simple: start with 3 shirts, 3 accessories, 3 layering pieces and 3 bottoms or onesies, and mix it up!  The point being that

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Wandering in the Woods

Until somewhat recently in my life I had no real desire to travel or see the world.  I was content with finding the small pockets of mystery and wonder in the places close to home, and I didn't dream much of visiting a lot of places around the globe.  I think that that part of me has shifted recently, and now I

Friday, October 23, 2015

A Harvest Gathering with Delectable Fall Morsels

I get a ridiculous amount of enjoyment from entertaining. Making the meal plan, cleaning, organizing, and coming up with decor is for some reason a source of pure joy for me, so when I saw the opportunity to have some family down for a low key fall gathering I just couldn't help myself.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Lovely Style: Emily Henderson

Let's take a moment to talk about this lovely lady, Emily Henderson, who is one of my biggest inspirations in life.  She is an extremely talented photo stylist, designer, blogger, thrifter, and teacher (of all things style), and she's a mother and HGTV Design Star winner to boot!  Not only is she the spokes designer for Target, but she also just put out a book all about styling, and has the most swoon-worthy instas a girl could ask for to grace her instafeed on the daily.  Seeing her designs inspires me

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Festive Leaf Printables for your Autumn Life

Happy Fall, all!  As seems to be the tradition around here, I've come up with a fun printable paper project to help you get your fall on at your lovely abode this season.  I've made this one a little different than past paper garlands though — I put a little more emphasis on the paper medium being

Friday, October 16, 2015

Fall-ing in Love with Shoes

Shoes and I often have a difficult relationship.  I don't buy them often enough because I hate breaking them in, but I am in constant need of good shoes because I wear through them quickly.  In college it

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Artist Feature: Dansdelune

Louise of the Etsy shop Dansdelune is a UK based illustrator whose work I've grown quite fond of.   I love the themes of fairy tales that come through in her work.  I've always been toward the fantastical

Friday, October 9, 2015

Space Styling: Eating Nook

When we first moved into our apartment we had to ask ourselves, 'how on earth can we fit an eating area into this space?!?'.  Thus, I continued to ponder the question for many a pondering session, and in the end this was the solution!  Though I'm not showing you the entire space here, I'd like to explain

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Fall Faves

I've been feeling nostalgic lately, and just generally feel like getting in that true fall mood, so I gathered up some of my favorites from past fall seasons from the blog for a nostalgic fall photo journey.  I so love all the rich colors of fall!  Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Space Styling: The Coffee Table

Welcome all to our coffee table.  I recently hit up Home Goods in a moment of weakness, and the upside is that a nicely styled coffee table came out of it and it doubles as something great to share

Thursday, October 1, 2015

28 Must Have Styles for Autumn: My Fall Love List

Welcome to the latest installment of things Lindsay finds on the internet and falls in love with and shares with you.  I've has a number of merchandise love lists, and but this one really is the best yet!  There are some really great finds out there right now, being that fall is in the air!  I pretty much love everything about this season, aside from the fact that it means winter is quickly approaching.  Enjoy these great finds for fall!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Living Room Progress

Sometimes I forget that I haven't shared things on this blog.  Our living room has come a long way since my original post about it, but its been little things here and there so I haven't done any of the

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Impending Autumn

It's time to don those rich colors and chocolate brown accessories and dive headfirst into all that is fall!  While its still a little warm around here, I'm all about the autumn these days!  The other day I

Friday, September 25, 2015

Renegade Craft Fair Finds 2015

I went to Renegade Craft Fair this past weekend to explore and find a bunch of new vendors to adore.  The weather was beautiful and the crafters and screen printers and jewelers abounded.  I found a

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Woodland Wanderings

There are some pieces in your closet that stay with you.  They change with your style, they mold to your latest interest, they stay with you timelessly.  This lace dress is one of those pieces for me.  I got it back in college, and it's always been a winner for me.  I can dress it up, dress it down, and it always

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Reupholstering the Couch

This project has been a long time coming, and it's technically not even finished yet.  But so much has changed in our living room that I feel like I need to at lease share how far we've gotten on this project.  I bought this couch originally when I moved into a house with some friends in college for $45 at Goodwill.  It's a pretty solid piece of wood furniture, and it has a great shape to it.  The only problem was when we moved to our current apartment, it got damaged in the move, i.e., giant gouges in the backrest portion. 

I needed to do something to fix it, and I also had envisioned a dark blue couch for our new apartment, so why not kill two birds with one stone?  I didn't have a whole lot of money to sink into this project, so I may have cut a few corners that I wouldn't recommend, but just bear with me. 

First of all, when you're looking to reupholster a piece of furniture, be sure to check into how many yards of fabric you'll actually need.  I found a cheat sheet at my local fabric store, but you can also

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Artist Feature: Christian Schloe

Christian Schloe is an artist that I came across whilst perusing Society Six for some pieces for a gallery wall.  I instantly fell in love with the image above, and can't wait to get a giant canvas wrap of

Friday, September 18, 2015

Three Summer Drinks to End Your Summer Right

To celebrate the end of summer, we decided to try out three different kinds of lemonade that I found on Pinterest.  All three were relatively easy to make, and full of fresh ingredients.  We had a little

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Style Inspiration: Clara Oswald of Doctor Who

Okay, so I have to admit that it's taken me quite some time to get over the loss of Matt Smith as the Doctor on Doctor Who.  I've only just recently finished the first season with Peter Capaldi as the

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Mad About Plaid

I'm not sure if I've mentioned this explicitly on this blog, but you should know I'm madly in love with a good print.  Plaid is one of those great classic prints that is my Achilles heel — it looks like such a

Friday, September 11, 2015

Blue Apron: Our Weekly Meal Planning Miracle

Earlier this year my mom got my boyfriend a one week's worth delivery of Blue Apron for his birthday.  The concept is simple: they send you a box once a week full of all the ingredients you need to make three well balanced recipes.  You put all the ingredients in the fridge and then take out what

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

How to Organize Your Closet for Styling Success

Let's start off by saying that I realize that my closet is probably different than other people's closets, so this may just serve as an example about how I do this, but it could also serve as inspiration to others if they find it helpful!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

A Grant Park Engagement

Back in May Chrissy and I shot engagement photos for a friend of mine from college.  We sent them to them quite a bit ago, but I am just getting them up on the blog now.  It was a lovely afternoon in May and the sun was shining brilliantly, flowers blooming, and the Buckingham Fountain was