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Casual

Wednesdays seem to always come out of nowhere and totally take me by surprise. In a good way and a bad way, I suppose.  I’m always thinking of all the things I still have left to do in the week, but also thinking of the fact that it’s almost the weekend.

On Sunday of last week, Chad and I decided to do a little kitchen renovation. It’s hard to believe we’ve already been living in our new home for 10 months! We’ve done so much in that amount of time, and it feels as though we are almost finished.  When we started our renovations last October, everything happened so quickly!  We took down walls, we sanded, we ripped down wallpaper. The whole nine yards.  I think we were just so eager to get all that ugly wallpaper down and a fresh coat of white paint up, that we didn’t really think about what we truly “wanted” each room to look like. So over the past several months, we’ve been able to transform each room into something we both desire.  And on that note, for some reason, our kitchen had been bothering me for the past few months. Something just didn’t feel right.  (It could have been the fact that we hadn’t even really finished painting it, so all of the edges and corners were still a hideous yellow color!)  We mulled it over, and decided to do pine tongue and groove plank paneling (which is actually original to several of the houses here on the historical square).  We have been working from after 5pm until almost 10pm every night since Sunday, and I’m getting so excited!  I love the way it has turned out, and can’t wait to share it with y’all!  I am so, so ready to be done with all of these house projects!

We did, however, get the chance to enjoy a little weekend break and go on a double date with some friends.  Who, by the way,  just closed on a house and are moving to historical Mckinney.  They will be just a hop, skip and jump away.  We couldn’t be more excited.  You know when you meet those friends you just wouldn’t mind sharing life with?  Yep, they fit the mold.  We are seriously beyond thrilled.  I’ve been doing little happy dances all week.

For casual date nights, especially on these hot summer days, I have loved pulling out these shorts. They are seriously some of the most comfortable shorts I have ever purchased. Also, if you don’t have one yet? You must go purchase a piko shirt from Riffraff. They have a million different styles, and they are quite literally the coziest tee you will own.  They are stretchy, soft and could easily moonlight as pajamas.  Also!  Don’t forget, if you use the code “signeroo” at checkout, you get 10% off your order!

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Piko Top: c/o Riffraff
Shorts: Forever 21
Shoes: c/o Riffraff
Bag: c/o Lulu*s
Necklace: c/o Moorea Seal

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Gilmore Girls

I must admit, I was pretty bummed to have to roll out of bed for work this morning.
Chad pokes fun at me, because I still hold out hope for snow days.
We went to bed thinking that we just might have a snow day, so of course, I was up at all hours of the night checking the weather and peeking out the blinds.
I’m serious.
It’s a problem.
My kids are going to love me one day, though, when I am as giddy as they are over a snow day.

Sadly, no snow. So, here I am at work.
Fortunately, I had just the thing to wear for this unfortunate situation.
My friend Meg (who is seriously amazing in every way and who I have mentioned before here), also has a little side business called Arsenic & Lace.  I love her t-shirts and especially love this sweatshirt. And, really, I love her too. You should definitely follow her on Instagram and all things social media. She is doing some amazing things with that big heart of hers!

With all of that being said, I’m going to let my sweatshirt do the talking today.

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Coat: Gap
Sweatshirt: c/o Arsenic & Lace
Jeans: Gap
Headband: c/o Monroe & Harlow
Necklace: c/o Chain Crochet

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Also, psst! This amazing, one of a kind Chain Crochet necklace?
It is a part of a wonderful giveaway that will be up on the blog this week.
So if you want a unique piece like this one, you should definitely keep an eye open!

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Okay, one more thing. If you love hair accessories as much as I do? You definitely need to check out Monroe & Harlow.  I absolutely love the celtic knot headband that I’m wearing today, but she also has a variety of so many cute styles!  Not to mention her baby headbands.
Don’t even get me started.

Friday, I’m in Love

This week has just been so long.
It’s Friday, which means date night.
We are going on a double date to see the movie “Gravity” and then have drinks after.
I couldn’t be more excited about that.
Something about winding down after a stressful week.

Friday, i’m in Iove.

Dress: c/o Savoir Faire
Shoes: Forever 21
Necklace: c/o Riffraff

 

 

 

free trade love

First of all, thank y’all so much for the well wishes about the house!
We rain into a few snares after we closed on Friday, but as of yesterday, we are officially home owners! We changed the locks and jangled the keys and did a little dance last night while we finished removing the wallpaper from the living room. (Which, by the way, has officially taken about 4 days.)  Taking down wallpaper is equivalent to peeling the sticker off of a piece of fruit. Without fingernails. Times a million.

I’m just saying. If you are taking down wallpaper, let me know.
We have mastered the art of wallpaper removal.

After the past few days of grungy, messy outfits and no showers, getting dressed up for work was a nice change.
I am seriously in love with this romper.
Something about wearing all white, especially with the flowing fabric of this romper makes me feel so ethereal.  It’s just the perfect combination of simple & pretty.
I pulled these booties from their summer slumber as yesterday was a bit cooler than normal.

The clutch I am featuring is from a dear friend in Arkansas. She is the manager of a little Fair Trade boutique in Fayetteville (my college town) called “The Global Shoppe“.  The Global Shoppe was formed to use everyday commerce in Northwest Arkansas as a means of enhancing the physical and spiritual wellbeing of people in underdeveloped communities throughout the world.

This particular clutch is a product from JOYN. JOYN is a producer of hand-woven, handmade cotton textiles. What I love about both the Global Shoppe and JOYN is that the products are handmade by artisans to help support those in underdeveloped communities.
Melody Murray founded JOYN in 2010 - and The Global Shoppe was her first vendor. Since then JOYN has grown to produce for 150 vendors in the United States. Mel oversees the entire line of production. All the way from fabric being woven in the leprosy colony to items being hand block printed by street children.

JOYN also recently landed a partnership with TOMS — they just block printed several thousand bolts of canvas for them. What an awesome, awesome company.

You guys must go learn more about JOYN here and also The Global Shoppe here.
If y’all are passing through or live in Fayetteville, you must stop by and support this amazing company and shop around for some beautiful Fair Trade, handmade goods!

 

 Romper: c/o Riffraff
Clutch: c/o The Global Shoppe
Necklace: Milk & Honey Boutique
Wedges: Forever 21