bold fashion: KCFW

I love going to fashion shows. It’s so fun to see new designers, inspiring collections, and all the fabulous models, kiddos included. A couple weeks ago I had the chance to attend KCFW again, this time for the Fall/Winter 2017 season. When I was thinking of how to describe this season’s runway, “bold fashion” was the term that came to mind. This season’s designers and collections definitely didn’t disappoint the inner fashionista in me. 

This first collection I’m going to show you was so 70’s inspired to me and had all the jewel tones every fall fashion lover will envy. Tiffany Brown’s “Chelsea Girl” collection was probably one of my favorites during Friday night’s runway. 

One of the reasons I love fashion shows are because it shows off a bunch of fun, unique pieces. While this collection definitely still had those, it also contained so many “wearable” pieces I would love to have in my closet!

The wide leg look is so flattering on many body styles, though I’m not sure I could wear the pleated look on the backside. Maybe it would help though 😉

Nasheli Juliana’s line was a little “flying nun” inspired if you ask me! So fun and bold for sure. 

This kid’s collection by Ethel & Dean is everything I totally see my future kids wearing. It’s still whimsical and kid friendly but so unique and different from all the other adolescent fashion out there.

Love the bold fashion prints, accessories and details in this collection. Not to mention the kid models were so stinkin’ cute and took that runway seriously!

I really enjoyed Joshua Christensen’s line as well. Love the use of bright colors paired with bold prints or accesories. I love a designer who isn’t afraid to get a little on the wild side!

These are truly just a sampling of some of my faves from the Friday night runway show. Later this week I’ll be sharing more from Saturday’s, which was the final runway for this season’s KCFW. It is going to be so much harder to pair down my faves from that evening. Be prepared for an even more photo packed post!

it’s reveal time!! Finally!

Wow guys, it feels like its been so long that I’ve been waiting to show you this completed space! If you’ve been following along you’ve seen the inspiration and before pictures of this room. Now it’s time to show you it’s completion! If you’ve ever remodeled before you know that it takes a while before the remodeled space really feels done. I’m not sure that I feel like I’m 100% done but done enough to show it on here so that’s good enough for now!

Well, let’s get to it! Drumroll…

I posted a picture of this on my instagram a couple weeks ago! This handrail was a serious labor of love. Isaac and I did this by ourselves! We still have some touch ups and tweaking to do to it but overall I’m pretty impressed with us. I priced out cable railing from several different companies and it was just crazy what they were charging! I ordered our cable and crimper from Amazon and the fittings from a cable company online.

One cool thing about the two sliding “barn” doors in our room is that both of these doors are original to the house. I can’t figure out where the one over the shelving came from but the one to the bathroom used to be a swinging door into the kitchen that they didn’t paint! Love the natural wood look on it. All we had to do was cut it down a bit and then I oiled that baby up. I can’t decide what to do with the door over the shelving. Leave it? Paint it white? Give me your opinions!

Love how that black wall really spices up the room. Something a little unexpected but completely fun. I love playing around with paint because as far as design goes changing out wall paint is a pretty easy, relatively inexpensive way to change up your look!

Over here is my little dressing station with my dresser, jewels and an antique mirror.

If you remember my one room reveal last Spring you might recognize these agate slice pictures that were above our bed.

One thing that was really important to me while we remodeled the master suite was that we still kept the integrity of the home and didn’t make it too modern. We live in a 1930’s tudor style home but I have some more contemporary tastes. It was awesome to be able to incorporate some original pieces from the house, add in some new and some “new to us” antique pieces as well like the mirror and rattan bench.

There ya have it! Now onto the next project!! (kidding, kind of) I’m going to share more about our remodel project and what we would have done differently next!



Chevron coverlet: Target (old)

Throw pillows: Homegoods

Euro Shams: Anthropologie

Dresser: (sold out) Similar here

Hanging Succulent Planters: Homegoods

Sconces: CB2 (sold out) Similar here


Master Bath Remodel

Happy Friday! What better way to go into the weekend than share my finally finished master bath remodel?! I’ve been talking about this day since we moved into the #hickoryhouse and I’m so excited to finally share it with you all. 

master bath remodel

The master suite in the #hickoryhouse is in the upstairs which is what I believe to be used to be a completely unfinished “attic”. I shared some more before photos of the whole house and master bedroom here. As you can see the ceiling height follows the roofline making it angle on both sides of the long room. It does this same thing in the bathroom and the owners prior to us chose to put the shower underneath the angled ceiling. This normally wouldn’t be a problem except when the ceiling is only an inch higher than my head and my husband is about 8 inches taller than me! Also, a single pedestal vanity wasn’t going to work for us. We knew when we bought it this was going to be one of the main focus areas that needed to be remodeled immediately.

master bath remodel

Little did we know “immediately” would be about 6 months time. Where are Chip and Jojo when you need ’em?? 

master bath remodel

My husband and I (read mostly the hubs) did the demo portion of our remodel. The plans for the new space were as follows:

-move the wall that divides the bed from bath to line up with the closet wall

-move the shower to the center of bath in front of the window

-two, separate vanities on the new dividing wall

-all new fixtures and finishes

Sounds simple right?? It probably would be except we live in a house built in the 1930’s. We actually didn’t run into too many major issues that kept us from carrying out the plan we had. However it just took longer and cost more money than we expected. That being said, it was all worth it now that we have a beautifully finished bathroom that suits our needs! Take a peek:

master bath remodel

Because of some plumbing obstacles we changed the shape of the shower a little bit which actually in turn made it longer and we have a little “drying off” area that is still in the shower. I love this because it keeps the water in the shower versus out of it 🙂

master bath remodel

After peeling back the glass blocks that were covering the window on the exterior wall we figured out that that window had to be replaced which was an unexpected cost. However the new window is sealed much better and has obscure glass so we’re not putting on a show for the neighbors-neighbors you can thank me later!

master bath remodel

Another issue/obstacle/cool feature is the linear drain I wanted to be installed. Can hardly see where said drain is?? That’s the point! 

master bath remodel

While I wanted this updated bathroom to be modern and fit our style I also wanted it to not feel out of place in our 1930’s tudor style home. Though the tile guys didn’t love me for the amount of subway tiles that are in that shower, I think it keeps a little authenticity to the age of the home. 

master bath remodel

I did, however, have to jazz it up a little with my style with these floating vanities. I love the gray wood grain finish on them and they suprisingly have a good amount of storage in them as well. 

master bath remodel

master bath remodel

And that’s all for the bathroom! I’m doing a few finishing touches on the bedroom this weekend while we will be snowed in. I can’t wait to share that with you next week as well!


Source List:

Vanities: Wayfair

Floor Tile: Daltile LP 121 Grigio

Shower Floor Tile: Black Matte Hex from Home Depot

Shower Walls: Lowes

Shower Plumbing Fixtures: Shower Head, Handheld with Slide Bar

Vanity Sconces: Lowes in store

Teak Corner Bench: Homegoods

Mirrors: Target

How to Decorate with Pantone’s Color of the Year

When I first heard what Pantone’s color of the year for 2017 was I was a little skeptical. After one of last year’s colors being Rose Quartz, Greenery seemed like a little of a let down. 

But then I started thinking-I love to decorate with this color because hello! It’s greenery, it’s plants, succulents, new life. I believe greenery symbolizes so much more than just a color and I now love that it happens to be Pantone’s color of the year. In a time when so many people are down about the goings on in our world what better color that greenery? A color that symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature and one another as well as personal passions and vitality. I actually just updated our guest bedroom and one of my main pops of color was greenery without me even thinking about it. You can see that here

Photo Sources: teak & bottle vase // cb2 sofa // overdyed green rug // green pillow //wall art

During these cold, drab winter months greenery is the perfect color to bring into your home. My number one advice is don’t over think it. If you see something that makes you happy then put it in your space, it will continually bring you happiness. That may be buying some inexpensive blooms at the grocery store each week and putting them in a great vase as a centerpiece. Or getting a couple succulents (fake or real-I won’t judge!) and making an arrangement with those for your coffee table. One of my favorite things in my home is my fiddle leaf fig. If you’ve been on social media for any length of time I’m sure you’ve seen these beautiful plants floating around. Here’s where I put mine once we moved to the #hickoryhouse.

If you’re more bold than just adding a couple plants around I love a good green velvet sofa, or an overdyed green rug like the one I have in my living room. If you’re not so bold as to go with a big statement piece like a rug or sofa throw pillows should be your go to! There are so many amazing pillows at there at affordable prices. The ones I linked to are just covers from IKEA that are $4.99. I love IKEA’s pillow covers because its super easy to have many options and they take up much less room to store! 

And if none of these sound like good options for you maybe you should look at some wall art that incorporate pantone’s color. Love this one from world market that’s an image of a succulent. No green thumb to speak of? This doesn’t require it! They also have several other more abstract art pieces like this one, and I really like this one.

Want to take your inspiration to the next level? Head to to check out their properties! However you choose to add pantone’s color of the year, greenery, into your home I promise you won’t regret it! 



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