Cute $15 Dress from Target

One of our first things we did with our new car was to go to Target and walk up and down every single aisle. Kudos to Jacob for being so patient while we shopped! We walked in with a list and somehow we walked out with way more things than we planned on getting. As an impulse buy I grabbed this cute dress I saw because it was only $15 and just thought it would be an easy summer dress to throw on. Right away I loved the way it looked when I got home and tried it on. I loved the ruffle hem on the bottom and was easy to throw on for errands. I’d recommend sizing down because the hem flares out. I’m wearing an XS and right now I’m usually a small/medium.

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dress // sandals // jean jacket // straw tote (similar)

New Mantel Decor

I was cleaning up at night before bed as I do most nights because I love waking up to a clean house. We have been in our house for a full year now and I’m still tweaking things here and there, especially around the holidays. After seeing new home decor items at Target released for fall, I decided I didn’t like how my first floor was decorated and wanted to change things up. For the record, it looks pretty as it is, I just need to rearrange things every few months because I’m crazy like that. I’m trying not to buy too much for our home because I may love it but we don’t have that much room for it all. I had to give in when I saw these candlesticks and the price was too good not to get them. I knew they would be perfect for my fireplace mantel throughout the year and could move them around with the seasons. The gold finish looks antique and are made really well for a low price. My mom has dozens of gold candlesticks varying in height and style that we love to decorate her home with. I’m excited to start building my collection with this set that can easily go with more candlesticks I buy in the future. Or more candle holders I buy from this amazing collection at Target right now! Right now I have my mantel decorated for fall and I’m excited to decorate it for Christmas in a few weeks. The candlesticks are the perfect elegant touch that this space needed in our dining room.

Candlesticks // candles // similar candle holder

Gourd-geous Fall Decor from Target

Jake and I went on an amazing date recently and it was one of the highlights of 2020. What was it? Oh we went to Starbucks and Target to walk up and down every single aisle as we stocked up on fall decor. Seems silly but it was the most normal thing we did all year and brought us a glimpse of our normal routines back in 2019. We (I) love Target so we would often go browse on weekends when we had nothing to do and pick up some home decor. Once we got back to Philly, we cleaned up the house and put away summer home decor to make room for pumpkins. This year a lot of my home decor from Target came from the bullseye playground which is overflowing with amazing fall items. I’m buying a lot of fake pumpkins from Target since we probably won’t make it to a pumpkin patch this year. 2020 is a weird year so we are making the best of the seasons changing and going all out with decorating our home for fall! Target always has amazing items that perfectly match with last years Target haul which makes it easy to decorate our home. I’m also really excited about this GOURD-GEOUS door mat 😉

wreath // faux stem // faux leaves // throw blanket // pumpkin spice candle // pumpkin pillow // white pumpkin // vases // doormat // mini pumpkins

Dining Room Refresh

The last few weeks our dining room has turned into my office so it’s often cluttered with my laptop, papers, notebook and planner. Now that it looks like we will be staying home for the summer I thought a little dining room refresh was needed! I wanted something simple and budget friendly so I focused on a new table centerpiece. Growing up my family had giant white hydrangea bushes in the front yard so we would have vases all over the house filled with hydrangeas. I was starting to get a little homesick and then Pop of Pippi inspired me to get a new vase and fill it with faux white hydrangeas. I love how this easy arrangement brightens up the space for summer! It’s also super easy to push to the side to work and then setup again when I’m done working. It’s quickly turned into my new favorite room in the house!

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vase | flowers | place mats | dining room table | artwork | bar cart

Downstairs Guest Bath + FALLing in Love With Our Bathroom Theme

I’m back today to share another room in our house that is kinda unpacked and decorated. It’s been a long journey, but I like forcing myself to finish a room so I can share it on the blog. Sometimes you need that extra boost of motivation! I’m trying to spend a block of time unpacking a box or decorating a space each day, but boy is it exhausting!

Honestly, one of the big selling points for this house was the half bath on the first floor. It was recently redone and the perfect size for guests. When my parents visited me while I was at my old apartment, it was a challenge to get ready in the morning because we were all fighting over the bathroom to get ready! Now we have two bathrooms so there is no longer a line for the only bathroom and it’s been useful having a two story house – less steps! There was also enough room to add the small cabinet that I used in my old bedroom to store accessories. Now it has products for guests to use and can hide cleaning supplies so they are out of sight. I am not a fan of clutter so with the little amount of counter space and the size of the room , it actually helps limit how much stuff I can put in there so it’s not too crowded.

I’m sure I will decorate this bathroom some more in the coming months but it is so nice to have a room in our house that feels finished. I added some fall decor for now; the llama soap and hand towel were a must have because of Jake’s love for all things llamas! Both of these were TJ Maxx finds! My plan is to swap out fun decorative hand soaps and hand towels for each season. Easy updates to make to the bathroom and I’m sure our guests will enjoy them too! Next step is to go through the artwork I have in the basement and decide if I can use it or if I need to buy some new frames for the space.

Oh! And I have to point out our towel hook because the bathroom didn’t originally have one. The sink just looked so sloppy with a hand towel on it and I didn’t want to put any holes in the walls. One night I was browsing on Amazon and did a quick search to see what I could find. On a whim, I bought this adhesive towel ring and had to share it because it’s really good quality!

Bathroom Details

llama hand towels // llama hand soap (TJ Maxx) // flower arrangement (similar)

Casual Blazer Look

I wanted to share that Target is having a sale making this blazer 20% off. I recently purchased a bunch of items from Target that are amazing for fall that I cannot wait to share! This blazer can help transition your wardrobe into fall even though the temperatures outside do not feel like it! I wore it to work last week and it was light enough that I wasn’t sweating but kept me warm during the chillier morning temperatures.

This blazer has been sitting in my closet for a week and the weather is finally cooperating so I can wear it. Blazers aren’t usually something I wear to work but when I saw this blazer online and then I saw the price, I immediately hit the “add to cart” button! It’s easy to throw on with jeans to dress up a look or wear with a traditional office look. Blazers are an easy way to polish an outfit – especially when you wake up late and need to get ready in a hurry 😉

I also have to mention my shirt because it’s a recent purchase. My dryer recently destroyed the only white short sleeve sweater shirt that I had so I had to get another sweater tee. I’m already in love with it because I don’t need to wear a cami underneath and that alone makes it a favorite! My jeans are a recent purchase from Old Navy while I was looking for jeans that were a better fit. I’ve worn them a few times and I’m really impressed with the fit and how comfy they are! This look will be on repeat on those days I want to be comfortable but have to look nice for work.