My Happy Fall Dress

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Dress // Shoes // Lipstick // Bag

Moody florals for fall is a trend that comes back every year; but I had never seen bright pink prints for autumn done so well. I'm obsessed with this casual dress!  It is technically listed as 'brown' on the website and it does have some of these earthy tones, but the pink hues it's what really stands out on this adorable piece. Fits true to size and it's very comfortable. The waist does sit a bit higher but it is not quite an empire style cut. I also purchased this top and seen here, can't help myself with all these gorgeous prints! Since Austin is still quite warm for November I paired it here with my Castaner flats, one of the most comfortable shoes I own. Do size up on this one as they run small. Finished my look with an old favorite, my Chloe Drew bag. I have owned this for years and love the soft rose color for every season. 

Hope your Thanksgiving prep is going well! We will be doing something super small to make sure we continue to socially distance and do our part during this pandemic. 

Talk to you soon!



Fall Floral Jumpsuit

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Jumpsuit // Bag // Jacket {similar} // Shoes {similar}

It's been quite a while since I last did a style post on my blog. It was very difficult to try to find my mojo to work on content during this pandemic. Much like everyone else I felt confused, tired and a bit scared with everything happening around me. Styling outfits and going out for photoshoots was the last thing on my mind {and the fact we were mostly wearing lounge clothes around the house}. It's been 7+ months since we started our quarantine and it looks to me like the next few weeks and 2021 won't be much different, so I'm going to work with what I got and get back to my little blog because I love it so much and makes me happy to work on creative tasks. 

Here I am in this lovely and very comfortable Rebecca Taylor La Vie Larkspur jumpsuit. I purchased it a few months back and it's now on sale! Technically it's not part of their fall collection but the navy blue background and florals make it appropriate for the season {in Texas anyway, where fall is 90 degrees HA!}. Runs true to size but if you are on the taller side I would size up. I am a size 2 but I usually grab an S in Rebecca Taylor jumpsuits because I find the XS is not long enough for my torso. Paired with a denim jacket and flats it's the perfect outfit to run around town doing errands with my toddler. Since winters are very mild in Texas I'll probably be wearing it later with a baggy navy sweater on top and white sneakers. 

That's all I got for your today, talk to you soon!

xx, N. 


Happy Birthday Eloise!

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Before I had my first baby I remember hearing people talk about how fast time passes and how quickly children grow up. Didn't click in my head until we started preparations for Eloise's first birthday. Where did time go? When did she get so big?.

We are very excited to see her grow into a VERY active toddler but it's also a bit heartbreaking to no longer have that newborn baby that would snuggle against my body all day. Makes no sense when I put it into words but I miss that tiny baby while I'm excited about the one-year old screaming next to me.

Our original preparations were for a much bigger party. Parents and siblings were planning on flying in, we were going to have a dessert bar and a big cake. But COVID changed our plans and we ended up with a small five person party and a DIY balloon arch. I sure wish we could have had the party we originally imagined but this tiny quarONEtine birthday was just as lovely.

Eloise loves pasta so we had it catered by North Italia. Had mimosas and cocktails for our friends and a delicious lemon lavender cake from Sugar Mama Bakery. Guests arrived around noon and we enjoyed charcuterie boards and mimosas while Eloise opened a couple gifts and played with her new toys.

The balloon arch for her cake table is a DIY! That's right! A few people messaged me on Instagram asking about the local vendor and I was sharing with them that I made it myself the night before, took me about two hours and it was $25.00 dollars! I did spend an extra $20 on an electric pump which I highly recommend since it makes the process much easier. You can buy the balloon arch kit here and the pump here.

We ate, danced, opened gifts and played with Eloise until she happily went to bed exhausted. I still cannot believe how big she is. A week before her birthday she started taking her firsts steps and now she is full on speed walking all over the house. Love this nugget of mine!

And here's the monthly shots I did for her, they got increasingly harder as she got older, but it was so much fun to see how much she physically changed from month to month. 

Thanks for reading me, hope you're staying safe and healthy. 
xx, Nicole 

Spring Home Decor Updates

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

What a time we are living in; never in a million years would I imagine we would be living through a pandemic...let alone one that extends globally. This week marks the 6th week of self-isolation for our little family. Now more than ever I am grateful for our health and home. But I must admit spending so much time inside is making me a little crazy {bet I'm not the only one!}. To keep myself entertained I decided to take on a little project to refresh our downstairs. Make a couple changes to update the overall feel; I am still very much into blue but want to tone it down to a softer shade and add on some pattern and fresh accessories.

Floral and block prints are at the very top of my list; love the summery look it brings inside. While searching for inspiration I fell in love with seagrass and rattan. They are everywhere these days! While I normally don't follow trends I do love the natural touch so I went for some glassware and picture frames in these textured materials. I will not be buying any large pieces but I do want a new slipcover for my ottoman coffee table. I am thinking sea glass color linen with a 1/2 inch flange. Can't wait to show you the final result. How are you keeping yourself busy during these Coronavirus days? 

Must admit I have not been feeling too inspired to blog, but my juju  it's coming back to me slowly. Maybe I'll go wild and do another post this week. HA!

Until then, stay inside and safe. Hope you and your family and doing well.

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