Spring Entryway Refresh

This post is sponsored by Wayfair.

Flowers have blossomed on the trees long ago here in California—actually, while my Mom was visiting. She was here from end of January til the beginning of March! It was amazing having her. Seriously parenting is much easier with a little extra help. And, wow – how can we not talk about it. Well, coronavirus wasn’t really part of our plan, was it. But here we are. I debated not going through with a blog post during this weird time in our lives, the whole world. It’s like we’re living in the middle of a movie, do you feel that way? But like all of us, I have a lot more time at home now, especially when beb is down for a long nap.

We’ve been in house lockdown now for our own safety since March 10. Silicon Valley, where we are living, is the second worst area affected by COVID-19 in the USA.

I’ve been baking and making delicious homemade meals ever since. I seriously haven’t eaten this well in years (apart from when my Momma was making us delicious grub). I actually feel pretty great right now. But then again, I’m more of a homebody usually anyways. To find some positivity in this whole COVID-19 thing we’re dealing with, I’m enjoying meeting (from afar) the neighbours a block or two away, how many more families are spending more time with each other, and the slow-living aspect of it all. No one is rushing around, or go go go all the time.

Before the shelter-in-place was mandatory, I received a few items from Wayfair to revamp, and decorate our entryway for spring. I mean, I’m stuck at home now so I may as well do a bit of fixin’ up around the house.

For the longest time I’ve wanted to incorporate the pampas stems I cut down in someone’s yard late last summer. I just didn’t have a place, or a vase for them.

Let me tell you a quick story: I bravely knocked on a strangers door a few blocks away from our house, and asked if I could have some that she had growing in her front yard! She supplied me with the cutters to do so, told me to take as many as I wished, and then I carted 5 of those stems home with me. Hooray! It was awesome. They’ve been hanging out behind my laundry room door for the past few months as I didn’t have a proper vase to put it in. I wanted them to stand upright and not fall over, ya know? Trynna make a statement here in this space where people walk into our homes for the first time. I want it to look inviting, warm, hygge as all the cool kids now say these days.

You’ll see that I prefer decorating in warm neutrals.

 

Shop the look: 

Neutral geometric wool rug (5’x7′) | Wayfair

White + terracotta clay vase (8″) | Wayfair

(similar) Black round mirror 24″x24″ (mine is 28×28) | Wayfair

Black simple shoe rack | Wayfair

 

Thoughts? Do you love the pampas grass? It’s probably my favourite (besides the cozy warm rug) as it adds a lot of texture to the space.

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OOTD: Fall Style

My go-to look this Fall. I love this jacket that I’ve been making sure my outfits go with said jacket, so I could wear it (nearly) daily. It’s a lot heavier feeling than it looks, and has a nice weight to it. It’s oversized and can comfortably fit a nice warm sweater on underneath. I’ve been pairing it mainly with black leggings and a black top. Oof, I love it. Love it.

I mean, the jacket doesn’t look like it’d be that warm, right? Wrong. It’s warm enough for an always cold person like myself and I’ve been known to wear it inside the house too, since it’s always so freezing indoors for some reason.

Outfit details:
Rayban sunnies
Free People jacket
Target tee
prAna leggings
Brooks sneaks

Y so serious.

Clearly working on my different poses lol. Toe tap, with my arms cozied up around me acting like it’s sooooo chilly here in California (actually, as a Canadian living here….it does get cold!).

I trimmed off my scraggly dead ends off my hair a few days ago. Also featured appearance: Alfie friend! Our sweet puppa.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

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OOTD: Dancing with my boy

Gosh this age of bebs is really fun. Semi-daily dance parties happen pretty regularly in the kitchen and I’m here for it. He loves all the music, but during this little photoshoot we’re dancing to some 50’s and 60’s oldies but goodies. Unfortunately he gets his dance moves from his mama (lol) but he’s gonna be ready in no time to hit that dance floor at his Aunt’s wedding next year.

The entire outfit is pretty inexpensive. I’m a regular browser at Target and LOVE the Universal Threads line. Everything fits me perfectly, and I can’t complain about one launch yet that they’ve done. So good. So affordable.

Outfit details:
Tunic sweater: Universal Threads at Target
Leggings: H&M
Velvet slip-ons: Forever 21

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