Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Our First Home Renovation: Before & After Photos

I can't believe I'm sharing this. I don't know how people do home tours and share their homes because this feels very vulnerable to me. I love my home and every corner of it so it feels a little nerve-wrecking for me to share my little corner of the world. 
But, nevertheless, let me introduce you to Our Lovely Rancher!

Monday, November 11, 2019

Thanksgiving Tablescape: Pumpkins & Sunflowers


It's November ya'll! Which means it's almost time to eat our hearts out with no regrets on Thanksgiving. A holiday dedicated to piggin out... well and spending time with the fam bam 😉

Friday, November 1, 2019

Transitioning Outfits from Summer to Fall: Blouse + Pants

Earlier this week we covered how to transition a summer skirt and a summer dress into a more fall appropriate look. Today we're tackling how to style a top/blouse + pants outfit for the chillier weather.


Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Transitioning Outfits from Summer to Fall: A Dress


Today I am sharing another outfit I am transitioning into a fall appropriate look. 
On Monday I shared how I am styling a mini skirt for the chillier season, but today I am styling a dress that I wore in this post previously. 

Monday, October 28, 2019

Transitioning Outfits From Summer to Fall: A Mini Skirt


Now that there is almost no green leaf in sight and only red/orange leaves covering the trees, it's time for a little change in wardrobe. 
Two weeks ago I rotated my shoe closet. I put away all the summer sandals and pulled out my fall booties since the weather is now too chilly to wear slides to work. 
Therefore, I figured this would be a good time to show you how I transition my summer outfits into fall. You'll be surprised to learn that my closet is actually pretty small, maybe about 4 feet in width. Even though technically I am a fashion blogger, I don't like to keep a lot of clothes (maybe I'll show you on my insta-stories sometime this week). So I definitely rewear my summer clothing throughout the fall, but just jazz it up a bit to keep me warm in the colder months. 

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Best Remedies for a Severe Cold (Based on Recommendations from You!)


If you follow me on my insta-stories, you might've seen my saga last week about how I was sick for over a week with a cold that I just couldn't kick. So I got on and asked you what your remedies were because clearly what I was doing was not helping me. So I thought I'd share all of your responses in case you are sick too (hopefully not for long though!) or for you to save so you know what to do when you do get sick (God forbid) this coming winter season.


Monday, October 14, 2019

3 New Products in My Skincare Routine I'm Obsessed With


It's been almost five months since I've shared some new products I've been obsessed with. During this time, although I've tried a good bunch of products, I haven't really found any that I can say I'm obsessed with. But these three that I'm sharing today have made the final cut and will be staying in my routine for probably years to come.


Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Fall Closet Staple: Blazers


It's layering season (aka fall)! I'm not usually a fan of layering, to be honest. But I do appreciate a good blazer, so I'm kind of excited that it's getting chilly enough for a blazer here in PA. 

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

3 Steps to Recover From a Bad Day


August 12th, 2019 was one of those days where everything was going great. Absolutely perfect. I was productive, I ate healthy, I felt good about myself. And then I got frustrated with myself because I let one bad thought creep in and grow into something bigger. I started to think "Alena, why can't you get yourself together?!"

Monday, August 26, 2019

A Farewell to Summer Tablescape: Charcuterie Picnic on the Beach


I've been seeing a little trend of Charcuterie tables going around on instagram, which actually stemmed from when Sazan made one back in January 2019 (how genius?! A dinner party without the cooking!). Then everyone else started to follow. And I wanted to make one too LOL. 
But then I also wanted to take August's tablescape a bit of a different direction since it was the last month of summer. So I took it to the beach. 
I thought it would be the perfect place to bid summer farewell and enjoy the salty air and the ocean breeze one last time.

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