9.23.2014

Master Bath Remodel

Well friends, I have good news. After over a month of showering upstairs and not being able to take a bath, our master bathroom remodel is done! Whew. You can see my inspiration board here. Overall, we wanted a clean, modern look. We used a lot of grey with rubbed bronze accents, which is similar to the rest of the house. I like a mix of rustic and industrial elements. Here's what we did:
  • Removed Wallpaper
  • Textured walls to match the rest of the house
  • Painted walls and ceilings
  • Removed old mirror and lights
  • Rewired for four rubbed bronze sconces and a chandelier
  • Replaced lights
  • Removed carpet, shower inset, and old tub
  • Tiled floor with 12x24 grey tile
  • Tiled shower with 4x8 grey subway tile 
  • Added a frameless shower door
  • Added a freestanding tub
  • Removed countertop and replaced with marble
  • Added vessel sinks
  • Add new sink, shower, and tub rubbed bronze faucets
Russ did everything in italics above which saved us so much money. He has gotten to be really handy! We used the same great contractor and tile guy we have used in the past for everything else. If you are in the Tulsa area and need names, let me know. 

9.22.2014

Tour Through Blogland

Jill over at Doused in Pink introduced me to the Tour Through Blogland and was kind enough to feature me in her post. I love the idea of getting to know other bloggers and continue spreading it on. I'm excited to be sharing a bit about my blogging journey and introducing you to three of my favorite bloggers.

1. What am I working on?
Currently I have several exciting partnerships coming up with a variety of retailers. I am excited to share them in the upcoming weeks. In general, I am working to continue to find the balance between working full time and blogging. It's amazing how much fun it has been.

2. How does my work differ from others in its genre?
Honestly, I don't know that it does. The more I blog, the more amazing blogs I find. There are countless other women out there who are doing this as well and better than me. If hard-pressed to select something, I would say that I work hard to stay current with trends on a budget that I am comfortable with. I'm almost exclusively a sale shopper.

3. Why do I write/create what I do?
This one is easy. I love it. Fashion is part of who I am and how I express myself. I am just grateful I get to do it and people actually read. I love getting to meet and be inspired by other women too.

4. How does my writing/creating process work?

What you see is what I wear in real life. Granted, it's the best days of real life. Taking photos of an outfit I am wearing has just become part of our routine. Thankfully I have a pretty patient husband. Then, I blog those photos as soon as I have a chance. I try to have a new outfit post up on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. I love to share other events or exciting things happening in our life as they arise.

Now on to some of my favorite ladies! 

9.19.2014

Fall Inspiration

I know Friday is usually an outfit post day for me, but I'll be honest, I am feeling a bit uninspired. And frankly, I'm out of money. My September budget is long spent. Don't worry, I have some exciting collaborations coming up that I can't wait to share with you. In the meantime, I thought I would share some fall inspiration from my Pinterest. I know I need it!
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I am loving everything plaid and windowpane. I want a sweater/tunic to look that cool in leggings. Speaking of leggings, I'd take some leather ones, and I think pretty much any duster coat would be an outfit maker. Here's what I am shopping. 

9.18.2014

Real Review: Perfectly Posh

When Jessica over at Cheap Skate Beauty Blogger contacted me about reviewing some skin care samples, you know I was game! I am a bit of a cheapskate myself when it comes to beauty products, so I was excited to try something new. She sells for Perfectly Posh, a line of natural skin care products and sent me quite a few samples to try. I really enjoyed them all, plus the packaging is just cute and totally appeals to women. My favorites:

1. Snarky Bar - I loved this. It's a yummy smelling bar used for exfoliating. Possibly TMI, but it did wonders for my feet. It was a lot easier to control than a scrub. I kept wishing I had the whole bar instead of just a sample... (On sale now for only $12!)

9.17.2014

Crossing the Line

Anyone else feel like we should be further along in the week than Wednesday? Can I get an amen? Okay, just had to get that out of my system.

If you follow me on Instagram, you saw a sneak peek of today's outfit when I wore it with Jami this weekend. I am continuing to obsess over this buffalo plaid shirt (last seen here) and trying to wear it with everything. I love pretty much everything plaid for fall. I decided to pair it with a favorite black and white striped dress (winter version seen here) and my zipper booties (last seen here). Basically, I just re-wore a bunch of my favorite things in a new way. Purple Peridot sent me this amazing crystal sparkler necklace which added some really fun detail to my outfit. I love it for the same reasons I love the bracelets. It is so amazing on its own or layered with pretty much any other necklace I want. You'll be seeing it again. You know I love a good statement necklace.

9.16.2014

Rosegal

Rosegal was started by a group of friends who love fashion. Their goal is to fuse vintage inspired pieces with modern apparel (read more here). They offer all types of clothing plus shoes and accessories. Personally, I was taken by their selection of dresses. You know I love a good dress! They have personality casual dresses, amazing sweater dresses, beautiful maxi dresses, and more.

I love this long maxi dress with the slit. I think sometimes maxi dresses can overwhelm your frame, so a slit always helps.

9.15.2014

It's in the Details

The most amazing thing happened. The temperatures dropped in Oklahoma! On Friday the high was in the low 60s, and it was cloudy and rainy. I broke out my sweater and boots for the first time without shame. I even got to wear it to meet some other bloggers in the Tulsa area! I am so thankful to have discovered the Oklahoma Women Bloggers. It was really fun to meet other bloggers in person. We all have different content areas, but I learned so much just talking with them. Looking forward to next time ladies! After our meet up, I got to hang out with Jami and take photos. She is seriously the best.