Usually around times of change – in the seasons, in my life, I tend to want to change my hair. Something about looking in the mirror every morning and seeing a fresh cut or ‘do reminds me that each day is new and I have the ability to embrace it. As spring turned into summer this year, I cut bangs. And I’ve loved them for the most part. But as autumn approaches, I’m wanting something new again. I’ve never dyed my hair, and I’m not really ready to take the plunge into a totally different color, but I kind of love the ombre look. It’s fun and different without the big commitment. And knowing me, I’ll probably want to chop off my hair into a bob (I do love short hair!) in the winter anyway.
What do you think? Is ombre a tired trend or should I try it?
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I’m so excited to see the urban elopement I styled earlier this summer featured on Elizabeth Anne Designs today! The post is really lovely – I’d love it if you showed EAD some love. Thanks, ladies! Y’all made my day.
I was so thrilled this morning when I saw that our wedding was published on Style Me Pretty! Congratulations to our amazing photographer, Jon Schaaf! The day was seriously such a labor of love from so, so many family and friends. I get emotional just thinking about each of you, and I hope if you’re reading this and were part of our day, you know how deeply we care for you. It is amazing to see how all of the details (the jewelry, the bow ties, the lace tablescapes, the Nana’s-tea-in-a-mason-jar favors, paper suite, ceremony music – seriously, do you know my aunt and Sam Bush?!, my father’s prayer, the toasts, the candlelit sendoff) came together, but it is even more incredible knowing the beautiful faces who cheered our pronouncement and danced the night away with us!
I had so much fun designing, styling, and planning my wedding, and now with a few more styling jobs under my belt (you’ll be seeing them once they’re published!), I’ve decided to take on a few select weddings or events. If you’re interested in chatting, please reach out! I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by leaving a comment here! Let’s get a party started!
so glad long skirts are here to stay. i’ve become quite attached to mine, even in these hot summer months. i love how versatile they are – just look at these photos. paired with a tailored button down or crisp white tee or layered with an oversize sweater or leather jacket, i’m loving these looks.
loving this dress from EmersonMade’s India collection. that is all!
rugs. i’ve always hated them. floral print after oriental print after floral print – bleh. rather than bring lightness and cohesion to a room, rugs often turn an otherwise clean design into a muddled mess. but. there are other ways! and perhaps for the first time (because for the first time i actually have a home to decorate) i’m taking note.
rugs have come a long way from the suburban country home where everything is printed, printed, printed. i am loving the bold statements in these rooms. a rug can really change a space, can it not?
i’m looking for one long runner and at least one, maybe two, area rugs for our dining and living rooms. what do you think? i have a pretty much blank slate – white walls, white couch, no throw pillows yet, wood barn table, antique wood baker’s table. i’m usually a woman in love with soft neutrals, but i feel the time may have come to choose something bold.
back from the honeymoon and fam vaca with my (brand new!) family, i’m in nesting mode! i’ve been scouring pinterest for images, and the above room has me hooked. our small room doesn’t have nearly enough natural light, so i’m finding creative ways to make the room appear brighter. anyone have any suggestions?
we are also in the market for a few essential furniture pieces. i’ve been frequenting circa and perusing etsy for antiques. i’d love to hear any suggestions you may have! i found this beautiful vintage natural wood desk a year ago, and i adored it so much we used it at the wedding for our guest book table.
i can’t wait to share more of the wedding and honeymoon with you all. i’m not able to publish wedding photos yet, so honeymoon may come first!
thanks for sticking with me, readers.
i just love how one piece bathing suits are coming back in style with a vengeance! these gorgeous numbers are enough to convince me that a one piece might be a good buy before the honeymoon!