Romper Life


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Happy Tuesday! Today I have an outfit to share that is perfect for summer. I’m slightly obsessed with rompers. Does anyone else feel like a child when they wear them? Haha..they are so comfy it’s awesome. This romper is from Fashion Nova, and I love the details on it. The brown leather straps and white embroidery make it really unique. I love adding wedges to either a romper or sundress because they are still extremely comfortable but make the outfit more dressed up. But when I am doing something more low key I’ll just wear flip flops or some sandals. And like always I’m wearing a gold watch and lots of beaded bracelets. I get a lot of questions where I get them from and they are all from different brands so it’s hard to say sometimes. But in general, if I see beaded bracelets, I’m down!


romper: c/o fashion nova

wedges: target (similar)

sunnies: c/o windsor (similar)

watch: c/o t&j designs

bag: big buddha


 

 


Bedroom Mood Board


bedroom decor

 

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All we have in our bedroom currently is a linen tufted bed, teal tufted settee (we had it custom upholstered, but the one above is similar) and mismatched bedside tables. I wanted to put together some decor ideas that I’ve been really into lately. If you guys have seen any of our home vlogs, you have seen our bedroom/closet layout. I want to put a rug like the one above in the closet space to make it look more like a closet and make it look like it’s own room. I also want to put that oval ottoman in the middle of it so we can use it as seating and fill out the room more. For the wall opposite our bed, we have our settee there now. I want to put a gold floor length mirror next to it that leans against the wall along with a little side table. The black chests in the photo are what I’m thinking of for our bedside tables. Our room is pretty big and our current tables look really tiny. I also like the idea of having all that extra storage space. As far as style goes, I want our room to be soft and romantic, but with some moroccan and rustic elements to keep it from looking too stuffy. Let me know what you guys think! I’ll have an update video on my channel soon of our bedroom.


(Some online sites I love are One Kings Lane, Joss & Main & Wayfair!)


Be Inspired // #9


Quotes

 

Like always, the quotes I post tend to have a common theme. Lately I have been a lot more into work and getting both ahead and doing more than I had done before. Sometimes we…meaning I…get complacent with where we are and start to do the same things over and over. Before we know it, we look back and wonder what we had done with our time and wished we had accomplished more. Complacency is something that is so easy to succumb to because it is easy. It doesn’t take much effort to do something that you have done a million times before. I’m now trying to challenge myself in all that I do. Even with the simple tasks of daily life. Why do something with 50% off your effort, when you could be putting your all into it and end up completely happier afterwards? Especially in work, I am trying to make improvements in everything I’m doing. Change things up, try new things and if they don’t work then no big deal. Nothing stays consistent forever unless we make it that way. We have the ability to improve what we are doing if we have the right mind set. If any of you have been feeling like you need a change, ask yourself where in life that is. Your relationship? Your job? Especially in relationships, try hard not to get stuck in the same routine every day. I feel like I know my husband so well now, and don’t always need to say how much he means to me because I just assume he knows it. Don’t assume it! Always let someone know how you feel, especially when it’s something good. We are quick to say what bothers us, but hold back what we love and appreciate. I hope you are having a great week so far, and I hope you know how much you all mean to me. Thanks for always being there and supporting me. You guys are the ones who bring ME so much encouragement in my life. Talk soon!

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Paint It White!


Hey guys! So today I wanted to show you the magic of paint. White paint specifically. When we moved into our new home, all the windows were trimmed out, which I definitely think adds a lot of character. However, the trim was a dark stained wood. A little 80’s for my taste. I really want our home to have a very airy and spacious feel, so painting all the trim white was first on my list of to do’s. I headed to Home Depot and picked up some blue tape, paint, and a paint brush and was on my way! And don’t think that you have to be an expert to do this. I did this on my own and I honestly rarely paint anything. The one downside was I didn’t really do…any…sanding to the wood which hurt me in the end. I know I know so dumb. I actually did buy something to sand it, but it was totally the wrong thing. I should have just gotten regular sand paper, but the lady working there recommended something that I found out later was for sanding once you are done painting. Awesome. So I just had to do a lot more coats. It honestly was around 4 coats of paint, which sounds ridiculous to me now, but I didn’t really care at the time. We did buy normal sand paper for the linen cabinets, so I ended up using less paint for those. I’m learning! You will see brown blinds that were on all the windows at first. I took those down as well! I added curtains to the main window, and I’ll add roman shades to the side bay window soon.


What I used:

Behr Swiss Coffee in Eggshell finish for the trim.

Behr Swiss Coffee in Semi Gloss finish for the cabinets.


I have a bunch of pictures in different lighting to give you a better idea of what it looks like. The crazy thing is, everything just blends in now. All the trim matches the baseboards and really opens up the room so much more. Before, you would just stare at the wood trim because it didn’t really match.

BEFOREDURINGKeep in mind, this took me manyyyy hours to finish! The endless coats were super annoying, but I’m so happy with how it turned out!

AFTER

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Ignore the stickers on the windows, we are getting new ones installed in a few weeks, so that will really update the space as well, and keep our house a lot cooler!


 {WATCH MY VLOGS TO SEE THE CABINETS BEFORE}

CABINETS

For the cabinets, we took them off the hinges and painted them in our garage. We put tape around the hinges while painting, but are considering replacing those. It’s much easier painting the doors with two people so one can hold them while the other paints. Also, we used a cabinet roller, and did detail work with a brush. Once we had two coats on Andrew attached them back on and I added about one more coat with a brush. On the top of the lower cabinet, we added two little pieces of molding we found at Home Depot to make them look more finished. Andrew attached it with glue. See how magical paint can be?


Summer Ready


Hey guys! How have you been? I swear I will start to post on here more often! Believe it or not, I am still organizing stuff. It is endless! But I do love organizing… I have some home updates coming soon for you as well. I did a few home updates on my YouTube channel, but I have some more detailed pictures that I’ll post here next week.


Today I have a super laid back look for you. It has been super hot here lately and I have been living in shorts. I just got this dreamcatcher top, and love the wide cut of it. It makes it really flowy and comfortable. (I’m semi obsessed with graphic tees…) I also love wearing kimonos for hot summer nights. They add a light layer if it’s breezy outside, but allow your skin to still breath.

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top (similar here)/shorts/kimono/shoes

sunnies/bag (similar here)/bracelets


Living Room Mood Board


Hey guys! Long time no talk! We are slowly but surely getting settled into our new home. It’s nice to actually make a mood board that will work with our space. It’s fun to look on pinterest and see things you like, but you can’t really start planning a room until you are in it! The living room is my current project. It is what you see when you walk in and where we spend most of our time. I am going for a comfortable space with touches of rustic glamour throughout. I love a mediterranean feel as well. So a lot of neutral and wood pieces with greenery and a few pops of jewel toned accents. The pieces I have pulled for are actual things on my list to buy. I have done a lot of searching and these have made the cut. I’ve been loving Joss & Main for really unique finds. I also have been seeing great things on Overstock and Target. Let me know your go-to decor stores in the comments!

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Beach Waves Hair Tutorial


Hey guys! Long time no talk! Andrew and I have finally started to settled down in our new house. I just got a desk so now I feel like I can start getting back to a normal schedule. I’m so excited to share some home decor posts on my blog. I will have a lot of before and after pictures! With the weather getting warmer I have a hair tutorial that is perfect for summer days. Even though I do my hair like this pretty much year round! Beach waves have been my go-to for a long time now. I honestly feel most myself when my hair is wavy. I love to style my hair with these curls because they look completely effortless and last a few days. Watch the video for a step by step how to! You can also shop the products I used below.



Disclosure: This post and video were sponsored by ShopStyle through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post and create a How-To video, all opinions are my own.


Cover FX Custom Cover Drops


Hey guys! For those of you who haven’t heard yet, Cover FX just launched a new product call Custom Cover Drops. Basically, they are pure pigments that you mix with any liquid product, to create a custom foundation. Some things you can mix it with are primers, serums, facial oils or moisturizers. The finish that you get depends on what product you mix it with. The same goes for the coverage, the more drops you add, the more coverage you get. I have been loving experimenting with these drops and being my own mixologist. Let me know if you have tried these out yet in the comments! You can watch my video below to see what they look like applied to the skin.

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{in the picture above I used the Cover FX Illuminating Primer}


SHOP CUSTOM COVER DROPS HERE


French Country Decor


So I have had a little obsession with Fixer Upper on HGTV lately and have fallen in love with JoJo’s design taste. Everything is very French Country. There are lots of feminine pieces mixed with rustic wood finishes giving a very polished, yet relaxed vibe. Believe it or not, all of these items below are from Target. I have been so impressed with their decor lately and basically want it all for our new house. I put together some of my top pics that fall into the French Country theme. Let me know what your design style is below!French Country Decor

mint mirror / grey pot / floral chandelier / lanterns

wooden lamp /stool / retro vase / love pillow

basket / vintage trays / glass vase / linen chair