Friday, January 24, 2014


With Spring approaching, I am finding myself seeking out and coming across florals of every distinction.

Truth be told there is nothing more typical than flowers at Springtime. You may recall a quote from Devil Wears Prada sarcastically noted by Miranda Priestly, “Florals in Spring, Groundbreaking.”. 

I understand that its not groundbreaking (even though it is in a flower’s nature to break the ground) as a spring trend, but flowers brighten the world. They remind us that there is beauty after a cold, grey winter. (Uh, hello, Polar Vortex anyone?)

A resolution I made this year was to bring more flowers into our home and look at me now- bringing flowers into my blogging home as well! 

I hope the images above bring you a little inspiration as well.
xoxo bd

Monday, January 13, 2014

The Perfect LBO

With the start of a brand new week I have found that I start off two different ways:
1. With a bang of enthusiasm or 2. Rushed and sloppy

An outfit can make or break your day and can aid in feeling put together. If you look great, you feel great.  When unsure about what to wear, a perfect little black outfit is always my go to choice,like the one above. From the office to drinks with friends, the perfect LBO is always appropriate. 

Take some more inspiration from these lovely ladies below:

I hope you're week is off to a great start. Happy Monday, lovelies!

xoxo bd

Perfect LBO Outfit Sources: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4//

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Nailed It // Mani of the Moment: Olivia Palermo

Today I wanted to spotlight one of my personal style icons, Olivia Palermo. There are a few  countless photos of her outfits that I have meticulously looked times for inspiration. I just love how she combines a classic aesthetic with fun and energetic accessories.  There is one accessory that she wears that couldn't be more classic, a red manicure. 
Truth be told,  I think we could all agree that the most iconic color for nail polish would be a great fire engine red.
You'll be pressed to find a street photo or even an ad that she has been in without that signature mani. From what I have read,her color of choice is Essie's Lollipop which I just so happen to be wearing on both my fingers and toes currently. In fact I owned that polish before having read that basically we are twins and didn't even realize it. 

With that said, I think it's high time you sit down with a glass of wine (or coffee or water), put on a chic flick and give yourself an at home mani.

Talk to you soon...
xoxo bd

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Catching Up

Phew!We are now back from our week in East Tennessee for a trip with our family. It was so refreshing to wake up without an alarm and stay in cozy clothes until noon. My heart and body needed a rest from our usual busy schedule.

We got back in last night and lazed around, ate dinner and finished the first season of Dexter. We decided it was a good idea to "binge watch" the majority of the show the weekend before with a friend and have gotten sucked in. Its oddly addicting. 

Today we are back to getting chores taken care of like the necessary laundry and groceries. Oh lawd we were in need of groceries; there's not much you can do with natural peanut butter and rice milk egg nog. Really and truly, I tried.

I made an effort last night to grab my planner and utilize all of those pinned recipes that I tend to forget about. I've learned that if I take the time to plan our meals and write out all of the ingredients we will need for the week, we won't be left with the inevitable, "What do you want for dinner tonight?". It happens far too often than we would like. 

On another note: Recently I have been in talks with my cousin (whom I absolutely love) who has a new company that I will expand on in the near future. As she lives about 6 hours away we have ended up having FaceTime and texting sessions all about home decor. Her goal is to whip our little home into shape and she is oh so qualified for the job! She has impeccable taste. We are slowly beginning the process of working on each room. I think its about time I fall in love with where we live.

Time to close up shop and head out to a family dinner. Have a lovely Saturday, friends!
Talk to you soon,

xoxo bd

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year and New Beginnings! We have rung in 2014 with family in a cozy cabin nestled in the mountains. I am ready for what this year holds and am happy to close the chapter on 2013.