Feb 26, 2018

Spread the Love

I have such a fun post to share with you today!  Last month, The Blended Blog coordinated a fun gift exchange to celebrate Valentine's Day with our favorite bloggers.  Each of the participants was matched with another blogger for whom we chose an accessory to match her style.

I was so excited when I was paired with Kellyann from This Blonde's Shopping Bag.  Kellyann has such a fun and colorful style that, even though I've never met her in person, I think describes her personality, too!  I enjoy Kellyann's fashion posts because she can pull-off today's trends in a way that always looks classic and chic.  I also admit to living vicariously through her because she lives in Florida and is already rocking the warm-weather wear.  Oh to go outside in bare legs!  Kellyann, I'm so jealous!

Isn't she gorgeous?!  This is one of my favorite posts from her lately.

Anyways, I knew that I would receive something fun and colorful from Kellyann and I was right!  We were also totally on the same page in that we both purchased tassel earrings for one another.  I've been wanting to try the tassel trend for awhile but hadn't purchased any jewelry for myself in awhile, so Kellyann's gift was absolutely perfect!

I think my students will get a kick out of me wearing statement earrings to school and I also think that these will be perfect for date nights with my handsome guy!  Stay tuned for some outfit posts featuring these earrings.

Thanks, Kellyann, for being such a fun Spread the Love partner!

Feb 7, 2018

Pink for a Relaxed Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is right around the corner!  Do you have plans for a romantic date with your special someone?  Or maybe you are celebrating Galentine's Day with your best girlfriends?  Will you be spreading the love at work since the holiday falls on a Wednesday?

In any case, it's fun to have something special to wear for Valentine's Day!  My boyfriend and I will be going to a nice restaurant for dinner, but I will be teaching during the day on February 14th.  For work, I'll be wearing something like this!

Pink makes for a festive Valentine's Day outfit plus the wubby material of this vest will keep me warm, comfortable and happy all day long!

What I'm Wearing:
Vest: Francesca's (exact)
Top: LOFT (signature soft tops)
Jeans: American Eagle (exact)
Sneakers: Ked's (exact)

What will you be wearing for Valentine's Day?  Link-up your looks below!

Feb 5, 2018

TBB Asks: All About Love

Enjoying a post-Thanksgiving dinner walk in Colorado Springs.

Happy Monday, friends!  I'm back today with another round of The Blended Blog Asks.  And since it's the month of Valentine's Day, our questions are all about love.  To make my post just a little bit cheesier, I'm peppering it with my favorite picks of my handsome guy and me!

Kisses or Hugs? Hmmm, well I do love both, but I will have to go with hugs!  Whether it be from my boyfriend, my best friend or my mom, a good hug will always help me to feel just a little bit better about life!

Candy or Flowers? Again with the tough questions!  I'm a sucker for romantic gestures and enjoy either kind of gift, but my cat will eat any flowers that come into our home and I do love a sweet treat now and again.  So candy!

Baking or Cooking?  My boyfriend and I both enjoy cooking over baking.  One of our go-to meals to cook together is breakfast burritos!  We have them for dinner every Tuesday night.

Feb 1, 2018

Redecorating Our Bedroom with PHOTOWALL

Last summer, my handsome guy and I decided to move in together.  Since then, we've had five lovely months of board game nights, cooking breakfast for dinner, and "honey I'm home" hugs after work every evening.

We've also spent a lot of time moving my furniture into his home, sorting our belongings, and finding inspiration for decorating a home in our style instead of mine or his.  Since we are in the throes of redecorating, I jumped at the chance to choose a piece of artwork from PHOTOWALL when they offered a canvas in exchange for a blog review.

PHOTOWALL offers a wide variety of wall murals and canvases.  You can search for artwork by themes like Typography or Cities.  They can also use pictures you've taken and turn them into a quality canvas to hang on your wall!

I chose this lovely canvas featuring a quote by e.e. cummings for our bedroom.  The quote evokes the romance and peaceful vibe I want for this space.  I wish I had pictures of our completely decorated bedroom, but you will have to wait for that since we are still picking the perfect furniture.  In the meantime, you do get a sneak peek at the paint color (his) and bedspread (mine) we're using.

I'm so pleased at the quality of this canvas from PHOTOWALL.  It was also really fun to put together!  It came delivered with the fabric rolled into a tube, four strips of wood, and super easy-to-follow instructions (believe me, I'm not crafty).  I felt so accomplished when it all came together!

If you don't believe me about the quality, check-out the strength of the canvas!

My little bud, Izzo, wanted in on the photo shoot action!

If you are interested in freshening-up your décor with a mural or canvas from PHOTOWALL, they are offering Whitney à la mode readers 20% off any purchase with the code WALMCampaign2018. The code will be good until March 10th!  Check-out their selection and let me know which pieces you love!