Hermes has been waking us up at 4am each morning this week. Good thing he’s cute.
Vintage sundresses waiting for warmer weather.
I made my own scrub scent at Bath Junkie! Oatmeal Milk Honey, Almond, & Coconut.
A special gift from Chris.
Ready to retire these for sandals.
Weekend waffles, always.
Hello there! I’m back from a little vacation from blogging. I wish I could say my time off was for glamorous reasons, but the truth is our bathroom remodel has been dominating our free time. We’ve run into a couple snags that have made the process more tedious than we predicted. Our house has been a disaster zone for three weeks now, but it will be worth it when we’re finished (I hope!).
Luckily, we have taken time to have a little fun! Last weekend we visited Chris’ family, and this weekend we’re heading down to Kentucky to visit mine. Time with family makes my heart happy What are you up to this weekend?
Dress — Modcloth
Leggings — Lysse, 14 Districts Weekend
Boots — Hunter
Scarf — American Eagle
Leg Warmers — Kohls
If you’re lucky enough to work somewhere that gives you President’s Day off, I am officially jealous of you.
But really, I have nothing to complain about because it was a really nice weekend. Chris and I watched a lot of House of Cards (can you BELIEVE the first episode?), cooked up some chili cheese etouffee, made some headway on our master bathroom remodel, and I slept a lot! I also got my hair trimmed on Saturday, which is why I’m having such a good hair day in these photos. It won’t look this good again until I go back for another trim in eight weeks. You know how it is…
In other news, these Hunter boots have been a godsend with the insane amounts of snow we’ve had this winter. I wear them all the time — with jeans, dresses, leggings, and sweats. A lot of times I wear them to work and then change shoes once I get into the office. They’re lifesavers! Major thanks to my Mother-in-Law for giving them to me for Christmas!
Sweater — LC Lauren Conrad
White blouse — Madewell
Pants — Gap
Flats — Sam Edelman
I know I wore this Lauren Conrad heart sweater on here not too long ago, but it’s been on heavy rotation ever since my mom gave it to me for Christmas. I’ve dressed it up and down, worn it to work and on the weekends, and most likely I’ll be pulling it out again tomorrow for Valentine’s Day. Speaking of Valentine’s Day, if you’re feeling in the spirit, you might be interested in some of my past V-Day posts:
Valentine’s Day Outfit Ideas
DIY Glitter Heart Sweatshirt
Have a good one!
Sweater — L.L.Bean, thrifted
Jeans — Madewell
Ankle Boots — Sam Edelman
Scarf — Scarves Dot Net
Necklace — a gift
Bag — Longchamp
Remember me? It’s been long time. So long that I received concerned notes from my mom and best friend worried that I would never post again
I used my week off to migrate Tulle and Trinkets to a self-hosted blog, and it was a success! I ended up paying Bluehost to make the migration for me, and I’m glad I went that route because they said they had some troubles. I’m not sure what those troubles were … I think in this case, ignorance is bliss. Once the migration was complete, I used the rest of the week to make sure everything looked and worked just-right. So far I’m loving WordPress.org. There’s a lot more freedom and options!
Anything fun going on this week? I’ll be working, avoiding the cold/snow, watching the Olympics, and looking forward to Valentine’s Day. Have a good one!
Hey guys! I’m in the process of migrating Tulle and Trinkets to a self-hosted WordPress blog. It’s something I’ve been hemming and hawing over doing for a year now and decided it’s time to go for it. Things might be quiet around here this week as I work everything out, but I’m hoping for an easy and seamless transition (fingers crossed!). I’m pretty sure I’ll be able to transfer my WordPress.com and Email followers over, but am not 100% sure, so hopefully I won’t lose anyone! (By the way, if you happen to know how to do this, please, please let me know!)
That’s it for now. See you guys on the other side!
Rose Jam Bubbleroon + Ro’s Argan.
The only thing to do with these…
…is to mix up…
…some banana bread.
Finally made that Caprese macaroni and cheese recipe I’ve been eyeing on Pinterest.
(It didn’t disappoint.)
Yellow tulips + white milk glass.
As I write this, it is -7 degrees outside. -7! It’s been a rough, bitter-cold winter around here, but there are some glimmers of hope that are getting me through. First off, January is almost over and February is a short month that will fly by with the Olympics to keep us occupied. That means March will be here before we know it. My other glimmer of hope is that spring bulb flowers have been popping up at the flower shop recently. I used iris in my last arrangement, have some yellow tulips on the kitchen counter, and this arrangement features some freesia (which smells SO good). I made this arrangement for a project at work and then left it on my desk for the rest of the week. A bright and fragrant arrangement can really liven up a drab office cubicle, and this little one is the perfect size for a desk. Plus, it’s simple to make!
You will need: 3 pieces leatherleaf, 3 stems white larkspur, 4 stems freesia (I used 2 purple, 2 yellow), scissors or a knife, a small vase with water and flower preservative.
1. Green the vase with the leatherleaf.
2. Add the tallest piece of larkspur.
3. Add two shorter pieces of larkspur on either side of the tall one.
4. Add a yellow stem of freesia making it a little shorter than the tallest piece of larkspur.
5. Add a purple stem of freesia making it a little shorter than the first yellow stem of freesia.
6. Add another yellow stem of freesia making it a little shorter than the purple stem.
7. Add the last stem of purple freesia lower than the last yellow piece.
It’s as simple as that! A pretty little reminder that spring is on its way.
Turtleneck — Gap, Thrifted
Jeans — Madewell
Boots — Hunter
Leg Warmers — Kohls
Earrings — Kate Spade
There are few things more classic, versatile, and timeless than a black turtleneck. Think Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, and Jackie O.
I had been wanting a thick-knit black turtleneck for a while and found the one at the Salvation Army for $4. Can’t beat that! In the name of being practical in the snow, I wore it with jeans and my Hunter boots, but once the weather turns around, I’m having visions of wearing it with my tulle skirt and ballet flats.
Have a great Monday!
We used our waffle maker for the first time ever Saturday.
People say dried flowers are bad feng shui, but I think they’re pretty.
Hermes tested out the snow.
It’s been snow, snow…and more snow around here.
Hermes breaking in the new rug.
TGIF! This week was a good one, but busy, busy, busy, and I’m ready for some r & r this weekend. Truth be told, I have zero plans, and that’s okay with me. Maybe I’ll do some reading, baking, and crafting — the weekend is my oyster!
Have a good one!
Cardigan — Free People
Lace Vest — American Rag, Macy’s
Top — Free People
Jeans — Gap
Boots — Jessica Simpson, Nordstrom
Sunglasses — Sunglass Warehouse
Bag — Longchamp, Nordstrom
Howdy! I have some advice to impart about wearing long layers like these. When getting into cars, make sure the tail of your super-long shirt doesn’t get shut into the door and fly outside for the whole drive, getting wet and dirty from snow and salt along the way. This will help you avoid needing to wash the tail of said shirt in the sink at Target — where they don’t have hand dryers, by the way, leaving you walking around Target with a wet shirttail. Yep, this happened when I wore this outfit on Sunday … oy vey.
Happy Hump Day — we’re halfway there!