fashion // maxi must.

now that the weather is finally making a drastic turn towards the bright side, let’s talk warm weather attire. [as I’m saying this.. it’s 50°, windy, & rainy. ugh]. I am convinced that every woman needs to own at least 3 maxi dresses. absolutely convinced. they’re so versatile, you’d be doing a disservice to yourself by not owning one, or three. throw them on for a quick trip to the store. or add a statement necklace & a bright lip for a date night. not to mention the comfort. do it for yourself.

three reasons why you need a maxi dress. now.

1. to shield your sunburn legs from the previous pool day. [this could be just me].

2. for this kind of morning – “oh no, I am going to be late and my legs aren’t perfectly shaven, but it’s too hot for pants”.

3. I can’t put in the necessary effort to pick out an outfit that matches.

fashion // maxi must c/o

shop my favorites below.

your closet is waiting – go shopping!!

happy thursday.

[it’s date night!!!! we’re super romantic ..$7 beer pitchers & half price boneless wings. clearly it takes a lot to make me happy].

decorating above the kitchen cabinets.

[J] & I have made so much progress in our apartment. I am absolutely in love. I walk through the door and immediately “ahhhhh” in happiness. it feels like home.

we are so excited to be welcoming our first out-of-town guests this afternoon: [J]’s family. they’re coming from chicago, to spend the day with us. and to see our new place. so naturally, we spent the weekend working on the projects left on our ‘to do list’. including ..

decorating above our kitchen cabinets.

we have a lot of empty space between our ceiling & cabinets – it needed to be decorated. but it’s an area I’ve never tackled before. I took to {pinterest} for ideas. where I stumbled upon my final {inspiration}.

decorating above kitchen cabinets

we did all of this in one day. from two stores [TJ maxx & hobby lobby]. and all for under $100.

decorating above kitchen cabinets


all pieces [above] from TJ Maxx.


letters from hobby lobby.

[we spray painted: espresso brown].

decorating above kitchen cabinets

decorating above kitchen cabinets

there is absolutely no rhyme or reason to the pieces we picked. we just liked them. [especially the fish]. and they provided the ‘pop of color’ we wanted.

it may seem to be an ‘insignificant’ space to take time & money to decorate, but it has made a huge difference. and we are so happy with the finished product.

happy monday all.

[and let’s all hope for spring to come to the midwest. it’s been snowing for two days. and I’m over it. I’d happily settle on 40°].