Fall Wedding Look

I had the best weekend celebrating our friends getting married! I LOVE when love wins! With eight weddings under our belt over the course of the last year (yes, you read that right – 8!), we’re happy to spend a few weekends at home cuddling with Stelly but I will miss shopping for pretty little dresses. My go-to for weddings is ALMOST always Rent The Runway, but I loved this look so much I had to own it for re-wear later!

SHOP at the links below: 

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Elliatt Dress (this is from last season – found mine on Poshmark – but linked very similar ones here, here AND here)

Earrings 

Ring

Strappy Heels

Home Decor // Mantle

As most of you know – my husband and I just bought a house in Philadelphia and are LOVING our new hood! I always tell my friends + family that interior design is one of my favorite past times. You can say I enjoy long romantic walks down the aisles of HomeGoods 🙂 Sharing my my most recent home decor project – our living room!

When we were looking at houses I had two non-negotiables: a washer and dryer (adulting….am I right?!) and a mantle. A mantle is my FAVORITE things to shop for and decorate. I truly believe it adds so much personality to a home and can be changed out throughout the year for a fresh look based on the season. I really wanted an old row home with creaky floors and tons of old school character.

Guess what – life (and marriage as I’m learning) is about compromise and we bought a brand new construction place that didn’t have a mantle but it just didn’t feel like home without one. So I searched for how to add one with some old charm and character into a new home. This search led me to Facebook Marketplace where I found THE COOLEST, one-of-a-kind mantles…new homeowners this is for you: do NOT knock Facebook Marketplace until you try it!

Anyway, we nailed the mantle to the wall and added some finishing touches and TA-DA, instant cozy home. Even my husband was commenting on how home-y it felt! Moral of the blog post: don’t give up on your mission (even when they’re as small as having a mantle in your home)!

Shop ALL my decor + tips at the links below: 

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Mantle – found on FB Marketplace (highly recommend!)

Bookshelves – loved the sleek use of these plus the added room they give for more knick-knacks

Mirror – makes the room look bigger and adds a little glam

Candlesticks – get varying heights to add dimension

(more candlestick options here, here and here)

Pillar Candles – my go-to scent is vanilla; I order in bulk because I go burn them so fast

Candelabra in front of mirror – bought this because it gives off the fireplace vibe that I wanted

Knick-Knacks – the rest are pretty little things I have collected over time and that are near and dear to my heart; a decanter from my grandmother, favorite books, pictures of my family, etc.

Read more about my decor throughout the house here! 

To Make: Homemade PSL

Anyone else turn into a basic white girl as soon as the air gets crisp and the leaves start changing?! No, just me 🙂 Sharing my favorite recipe to make a home and enjoy snuggled up with your fam!

The Go-To: Homemade PSL 

  • Pumpkin Spice Coffee (I love the exclusive grounds from Whole Foods)
  • Vanilla Creamer (can be OG half & half, almond milk, oat milk – whatever you prefer as long as there’s a hint of vanilla in there)
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Milk Frother (this one from Amazon is GOLD and less than $10)
  • Favorite Coffee Mug

Okay are you ready for this?! Brew your pumpkin spice grounds as you normally would but add a dash of cinnamon into the actually grounds before you hit “brew.” Once the pot is full and your house smells like fall (the best!!) add your creamer to taste. Take about 1/4 cup of creamer and put it into a separate, microwave-safe mug. Microwave that for about 20-30 seconds. Once the creamer is heated, use your frother to make it foamy. You’re almost there – take your favorite mug and fill it to almost full with your brewed coffee, gently add the foamy creamer on-top and then sprinkle with cinnamon and TA-DA, sip and enjoy!

Shop my OOTD at the links below!!

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Blouse

Denim 

Wedges

Sunnies 

Mani Color