Thursday, October 24, 2013

Antlers and Wood, Oh My

This past summer my boyfriend inherited a house. My boyfriend can barely dress himself let alone decorate a house. Obviously the fashion major girlfriend came to the rescue. This house is completely barren; no paint, no molding, no furniture...nothing. We had to start from scratch. As many people know, no matter how much you want to move in immediately it is so much easier to decorate a house before you move. However, he was living with friends when he was given his own home so he decided to move in. Not only did he move in alone, but he invited two of his friends to live with him as his roommates. So the little 5'4 girlfriend has to decorate around the three very opinionated 6'5 men. First, I started asking around for any furniture any one wanted to give away because with new random bills and house things my boyfriend just couldn't juggle it all at once. I received tons of palm tree and beach themed stuff because we live near the east coast in the middle of all beaches. I figured the living room could be beachy and random furniture that didn't match could go in the "man cave." However, the beach theme just doesn't appeal in this house, it's too manly and we live in the country. So we scratched the beach theme and I thought we should bring the man cave throughout the whole house. Of course I got some inspiration from Pinterest.
 I love the way they decorated this big wall and used all of the space. In the living room one wall is HUGE and there's no way you could ever cover it all. This wall covering would be perfect for it.
 This chandler is so masculine but feminine at the same time. This is a great marriage of two worlds, southern with a classy twist.
 How cute is this ladder!? I would do without the white chain because it looks a little 90s. I love the hooks and it even make laundry look cute hanging up which is a once in a lifetime deal ha..
 What manly way can you display glasses? With a old rake of course!
In love with dear heads, whether it is a statue or outline. It's a simple way to have a big impact in a room.

Decor and Antlers, Ashley

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

OOTD: Team Leggings as Pants

For the past two years as people started wearing leggings as pants I always hated seeing the sight of people wearing normal shirts with their barely covered derrière in plain site. But like all things, I had to jump on the bandwagon and try it out. However, I decided to wear a shirt that was almost to my knees. 

I wore my denim Nine West denim shirt with the H&M blue scarf shown below.

For my arm candy I wore my favorite watch by Michael Kors. Which can be found here.The face is really big so it doesn't give much room for many bracelets so I wore only my gold chain bracelet. The bracelet is a knockoff of the classic John Wind charm bracelet.
Obviously any southern girl needs a monogram on at all times. I wore my gold "A" ring from the boutique I worked at this summer.

This is a terrible picture, but these are my new riding boots from Belk I got last week. I am loving the riding boot trend so I decided to get this Kim Rogers pair.
Leggings and pants, Ashley

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Fall Haul

After getting out my winter clothes, I realized that I really don't have that many winter clothes. This weekend me and my mom went out shopping and I thought I would share what we bought.
 Chunky pearl necklaces are so in this season. I wanted to join the crowd but every pearl necklace I saw was too expensive or not chunky enough. I found this chunky necklace at Roses when I was buying cheap christmas lights (I know, a little early) and it was only 6 dollars! It comes in silver and gold but I wear more gold now.
 I got these two necklaces at a local boutique that I worked at this summer. I needed a jewel looking neutral necklace and thought this was perfect! I also love this style. The gold necklace underneath is a long heavy gold chain with pearls and crosses. It is super cute with sweaters and boots.

This necklace is gorgeous with a plain black shirt. It is a classy pearl bubble necklace in silver.

 I also bought this key top and denim top. The denim top is Nine West from TjMaxx and its long and big enough to wear with leggings. I also got the Durango boots I'm wearing from my grandparents hardware store.
This is a terrible picture and doesn't do this shirt justice. However, I got this super cute cobalt blue top with huge sleeves and criss cross back. I also got my dress for my college's junior ring dinner but I will post it later after the event.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

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Monday, September 30, 2013

OOTD: Class Style

Normal college students wear shorts and a t-shirt or sometimes just pajamas. However, because I'm a fashion merchandising student I usually dress up. But I only dress up on the days I have fashion classes haha. 

On a normal day when I dress up I like to wear white shorts and a nice top, but I stick to the Labor Day rule so I can't anymore. The shorts are from Cato.

My navy chevron top is from the boutique that I worked at all summer. I got the Tory Burch knock off necklace from Madison, a boutique in Raleigh, NC located in Cameron Village.

I own real Jack Rogers in black and silver, but not a gold pair. I got these from Rack Room a few years back.

For jewelry I wore my Michael Kors watch I got for christmas, I wear it almost everyday.

And lastly I wore my beloved Alex and Ani braclets. I got them from the boutique that I worked at this summer but you can get them from any Nordstrom. These braceletes are charm bracelets but you can not put charms on them, they stack. I got the tiara bracelet the day the royal baby was born, not on purpose. The "Because I love you" bracelet was from my boyfriend. The mermaid I bought on my own. And the Sailboat and Sister bracelet were from my mom and brother for my birthday. Every bracelet comes in either gold or silver but all of mine are silver except the sister bracelet.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Latest Yard Sale/Flea Market Finds

How cute is this precious Winnie the Pooh Disney tea cup?! I found it at a local yard sale and it has a secret Winnie the Pooh hiding in the bottom to be found when the drink is done.

I found this ADORABLE silk bow with vintage pin at the flea market. 

I am in LOVE with Tory Burch and I instantly had to have this bracelet when I saw it. It was only 5 dollars at the flea market.

Monday, September 23, 2013

My New Tiffany Room

I have always wanted to paint my room, it was a peach color for as long as we've lived in our current house. However, I happen to have the heaviest furniture known to man, or atleast known to me. Both my sleigh bed and big desk are from Pottery Barn kids a few years back and they are made of super thick white painted wood. I decided I would paint everything and then move my furniture just enough to get behind to paint and then put them back, with the help of my boyfriend of course.

I bought this gorgeous frame from Hobby Lobby on sale. The plaque is my favorite part of my whole room, I found it while thrifting and fell in love, I equally love fashion and disney a great deal so I had to have it.

And here is my new Tiffany walls! Not sure what the color is specifically but its just as close to Tiffany Blue as I could get at Sherwin Williams.

The mess that comes with painting a room with furniture in it already.

I had a red chair and mirror table at the end of my bed. I traded the chair out for my mirror that holds jewelry inside. My mirror was against the wall between my bathroom door and bedroom door but it was always in the way because it comes out so far. I decided that if I put it in the corner than I would be able to dress better and have easier access to my jewelry. On my mirror table I have a Tiffany box that my Tiffany cup came in, my Tiffany cup, and some old vintage things.

The top of my nightstand had been dirty from water damage from leaving cups on it and nail polish remover had taken some of its finish away. I painted it with my wall paint and put my old lamp and some fashion books on it.