Home, Lifestyle, Sale Alert

    The Best of Serena & Lily Friends & Family Sale

    Serena & Lily has been my go-to for so many things home decor this year. They just kicked off their Friends & Family sale today just in time for a fall refresh! If you’re in the market for bedding, upgraded furniture for your home, or just a few stylish accessories to spruce up your space, this is one sale to shop! You guys know I’m all for bright and airy spaces and Serena & Lily always delivers on that – and I love the fresh coastal feel that their pieces bring into my home. With the Friends & Family sale, you can save 20% off everything, including my favorite Riviera Counter Stools.

    Scroll ahead for my top picks from the Serena & Lily Friends & Family sale!

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    Coastal Inspired Living

    From rugs that set the foundation for your living room to chic accent furniture and understated decor pieces, shop this sale to recharge your home for the cooler weather.

    Chic Seating

    You’ll be surprised at what changing out your counter stools can do for your kitchen (see my before and after kitchen here). I’ve been into natural textures like rattan and wicker to inject a dose of Parisian flair – they’re just perfect for casual dining! My favorite chairs come in all white, navy, and black too!

    Cozy Cushions & Throws

    Cushions and fluffy textures are the definition of cozy! You can mix plaid and navy throws with tasseled and pompom pillows to make your space feel more fall appropriate. I also like to keep a few storage baskets on hand to keep my living room neat and tidy.

    Bedroom Refresh

    I’m all for a pared back color palette in the bedroom. Whether it’s for your own or a guest bedroom, light blue, gray, and cream tones create the most relaxing space. I love lighting fixtures and lamps with gold accents for that touch of glam.

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    Home, Lifestyle

    Our Kitchen Update Before And After

    One of our big projects that we wanted to knock out before Bennett was born was refreshing our kitchen. The original cabinets, countertops and backsplash were all from when we moved into our house back in December 2011! We really felt like we needed an update because unlike the rest of our bright and airy home, the kitchen tended to feel more like a cave. My vision was for a more welcoming kitchen that brought light into the space and matched the rest of our home.

    Kitchens and bathrooms tend to look aged very quickly as home trends change. Back when we moved into the house, the black countertops, stained wood, and wide tile backsplash didn’t bother me at all! In fact, a lot of the pieces in our home at that time were darker. Over the last few years, I’ve swapped them out for natural woods and brighter whites, so it felt right to make some changes in the kitchen.

    Ps. Some of our swaps included the Serena and Lily Riviera counter stools that are 25% off right now!

    Keep reading for all of the details on our kitchen update including the setbacks

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    Baby, Lovely Favorites

    Most Loved and Most Used Baby Items After 6 Months

    HOW has it already been six months since Bennett was born?! Over the last six months, we’ve had a lot of trial and error experiments when it comes to what he likes and what works best for all of us. I wanted to put together a list of our most used baby items in one post to possibly help if you’re trying to decide on upcoming purchases. And trust me, most baby purchases aren’t cheap! So here is what worked for us and the items that I recommend to everyone who asks!

    See EVERYTHING I included on my Amazon Baby Registry here.

    See EVERYTHING I included in my hospital bag here. 

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    Beauty, Behind the Blog, Lifestyle

    How I Pack For Every Photo Shoot

    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pantene. The opinions and text are all mine.

    There are many things I love about blogging, but one of my absolute favorite parts is planning for photoshoots. It’s no secret that having the best images possible is an important part of having a successful blog. You could have the best photographer and photo filters, but if you’re struggling with how you look, it’ll be obvious in your content too. This is why I put forth so much energy into planning and preparing for a shoot. Instagram makes it look like a breeze, but there’s actually a ton of chaos that happens behind the scenes. Today, I’m breaking down how to pack for a photo shoot to ensure a seamless process if you have upcoming engagement or family photos.

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    How I Pack for Photoshoots

    Photo shoot checklist essentials:

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    Fall Outfit, Outfits, Wednesday Wishlist

    Five Budget Friendly Fall Outfits | Wednesday Wishlist

    Fall has officially arrived and I can’t tell you guys how excited I am for sweater weather. Chillier temps aside, there’s nothing better than scoring a luxuriously chic outfit at a ridiculously affordable price this season. And just so we’re on the same page, affordable doesn’t mean sacrificing style or the best trends. There are plenty of stylish pieces you can snag that don’t break the bank. From fair isle sweaters to animal print booties and cozy accessories, I wanted to share the best wardrobe staples that look more expensive than they actually are. Click below to shop these budget friendly fall outfits!

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    What’s on your fall wishlist?

    Looking for more? Check out August’s Outfit Ideas!