I am a career oriented woman, zeta lady, avid shopper, makeup lover, frenchie mom, soon to be wife, and DIY freak! This site is simply to share my fashion finds and DIY projects and how it does not take a ton of money to have super cute things!
It’s the BEST time of the year! I can’t wait to share all of the gifts and goodies I have found for your girls, or yourself! I wanted to share multiple gifts that are $25 and under, because some of us have a ton of different people to buy for, and while giving gifts is fun, let’s remember that the holiday season is not about gifts. It’s about the people we spend it with and the love that surrounds us.
I absolutely love giving gifts, especially gifts that relate to someone’s personality or character. I spend extra time each year making my lists and finding gifts that are realistic for my friends and family, gifts that will actually be useful! A perfect example is apartment living friends that do not have a ton of living space! I did a poll on my Instagram story asking you all what kind of gifts you want to shop for and the majority voted home items over cozy clothing, so let’s shop! Click on each photo caption to shop!
Home Gifts: These may be my favorite! They are the most realistic and usable gifts ever – your friends and family will really appreciate them too! These items are PERFECT for your apartment living friends – we all love a good kitchen gadget!
Beauty Gifts: Beauty deals under $25 that your glam friends will LOVE! I have purchased most of these items to give as gifts, and the fan for myself. I have been wanting one that I can use while doing my makeup for drying.
Cozy Gifts: Everyone loves the gift of comfort, especially during cold months! The be merry sweatshirt is my fave – I got it for myself but it would be the cutest gift!
Happy Shopping, my friends! I hope you are all having the most magical December thus far.
Welcome back, friends! I have been working on my closet/office, aka cloffice space over the past few weeks and I am so excited to share it with all of you! I am using a spare bedroom in our new house that we moved into in February. We have slowly been remodeling the entire house while living there at the same time.
I had a vision for the space that I use as an office, closet, and what I also like to call my girly space. I have all of my girly decor in this room, my Carrie Bradshaw and Sarah Jessica Parker collection, a few luxury items, and so much more! I wanted the space to feel almost like a loft apartment with city vibes, but cozy at the same time. Everything I have purchased for this room has been affordable, and it all came together so well. Let me help you transform a space of your own!
Let’s talk about my desk area first – I am absolutely in love with this desk! I almost got the white version, but decided the black added a little edge to the space. The gold hardware is perfect too. My favorite thing about this desk is the price! I looked at so many desks online, but didn’t want to pull the trigger on a desk that was way overpriced. I got lucky with this black and gold beauty! Since I have a pink comfy chair in the corner, I decided to go with a simple chair and love how it looks. I have been eyeing ghost chairs for awhile, and this one is right at $100! It is actually pretty comfortable and gives back support as well, honestly, I was shocked about that too! I found this gold mirror at an antique mall last year, but I found a similar one that I am thinking about purchasing for the master bedroom: shop mirror here. The lamp is a Hobby Lobby find! And my books are, of course, Candace Bushnell novels.
All the cozy corner vibes – I love this pink chair, I like to take breaks in the chair and prop my feet up on the emerald stool. Taylor actually bought the chair for me for Christmas two years ago, but I found a few similar chairs that are also affordable: option 1, option 2, option 3. The velvet stool is the perfect touch for a corner chair! I love emerald everything, so the green adds warmth to this corner. My blanket is no other than Barefoot Dreams, great blanket investment! The framed art on the wall are gifts from Taylor’s family and they are helloooo perfect! Nothing more adorable than vintage Louis Vuitton Advertisements and a print of Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment. My gold shelf is restocked all the time, it was pretty easy to assemble and looks way more expensive than it actually is! I rearrange this shelf all the time, it is kind of fun to me! I put things that are special to me throughout this space, and my SJP collection at the top, she deserves it! The pink rug is the newest piece I have added to this space and I l o v e her! SO affordable: shop here.
Decorating this room for Christmas is under way! Click here for a video with some decor details: Youtube Channel
It’s ~almost~ one of the best seasons of the year! I absolutely love fall, not as much as the Christmas season, but fall is so much fun. I have an obsession with sweaters because you can never have too many! Fall colors are warm and cozy, and the weather is amazeballs. I know that fall is probably going to look a lot different this year with attending less events, and probably less football games. We are supposed to be planning out the last details of our wedding, originally scheduled for December 12, 2020, but had to reschedule to 2021. I am ready for covid to be CANCELED. So, I am doing everything I can to make the best out of the rest of 2020, even if that means spend a lot of extra time decorating and sharing home content instead if travel content because we can’t really go anywhere often without covid anxiety.
Everything I have found is pretty affordable! All is linked under each photo – happy shopping + decorating, my friends!
Now that I have shared some of my favorite porch decor finds, let’s move to the cozy indoors! Everything is linked on each photo.
Now I am REALLY in the mood for fall and cooler weather! I have already had like 3 pumpkin spice latte’s too, ha! All of the items I shared are affordable and will make your home feel so cozy this fall. If something I shared that you love is sold out, email me and I can help find something similar! Decorating has become a creative outlet, as well as a form of therapy for me since we moved into our first home in February. I hope you all love these pieces as much as I do! When I finish decorating, I’ll come back with a photo update to add to this post. Happy (almost) fall, my people!
Friends! It’s one of my favorite sales of the year! This is only my second year shopping the sale and sharing my wish list – and BOY is it a good one. As of today (8/4) I do not have access to actually shop the sale, but will by August 19. Nordstrom cardmembers can shop on August 13! I don’t have a Nordstrom card, but I may pull the trigger and get one in the future. I shop on Nordstrom Rack more than Nordstrom usually, both are amazing! I love the Nordstrom sale because it gets me SO excited for fall. I am not a huge fan of Alabama summer heat, and fall + winter fashion is my favorite kind of styling to do anyways!
So a little bit of info about the sale – the items that go on sale usually only do so once a year. When the sale ends, the items will go back to normal/full price, so grab them while you can! The sale items are mostly fall/winter fashion etc, we are just lucky enough for them to go on sale before the season actually starts! Here are some of my favorites, some things I bought last year, and some things that I plan to buy when I can shop the sale August 19! This is also a great opportunity to snag some Christmas gifts for your special someone, family, and friends. Hope my sister isn’t reading this… 😉
Note that some of these items may be sold out, but keep checking back because Nordstrom has been restocking them pretty often! Card holders got early access to the sale, that is why some things are already sold out.
First, we’ll cover accessories! Felt hats are a statement for fall and make any outfit look super cute. This hat is perfect for fall and is less than $40 during the NSale! I am planning to snag one of these Free People bralettes’, in silver – so it matches a lot! Less than $30 during the NSale, steal! Shop felt hat here. Shop FP Bralette here.
My favorite part: SHOES! I will say, the shoes I am sharing are a little pricey at normal price, but they rarely go on sale and they are truly good finds, so now is the time to snag them! There are some really good booties on sale during the NSale – I want them all! I love the chunky heel trend, they are comfortable, and not too high of a heel to dress how you want! I also found a few really good pair of white sneakers that honestly look designer, sneakers for my man, and a pair of slippers that I plan to wear around the house for the rest of the year!
Tops! I love all the sweaters, I am basically a sweater collector (I thank my sister for my obsession). My goal for the last few years has been to share affordable sweaters, last fall I took a ten day trip out of the country and wanted sweaters for every day of the trip (it was chilllyyyy). Finding affordable sweaters and cold weather tops was fun, and you guys really seemed to love them all too! I did find a Barefoot Dreams cardigan and a pink sweater with super fun sleeves that is a really good price. I have a Barefoot Dreams blanket that I live for, I can’t wait to snag the cardigan! I also linked a cardi coat that is adorable for late fall and winter, and is only $45!
Bottoms! I am a sucker for the Spanx faux leather leggings, luckily I got them last year during the NSale because they are normally $98. I wear them SO much during the fall and winter, they are a staple piece! This year I am trying the Nordstrom $28 faux leather leggings just to add to my leggings collection because you can never have too many. I am excited to try them and let you all know what I think! I read that they are thicker and have a soft interior so they will be perfect for colder weather. I am grabbing these olive joggers that I think I can pull off for a day in the office with some cute booties this fall as well.
As soon as my NSale items get delivered I will do a try on – head over to my IG (@lindsayrroberts) and stay tuned! I hope you all snag some of these amazing pieces for fall and winter while they are on sale!
How on earth is it already June? As crazy as our lives have been lately, this spring has been flying by so fast. Since I have been quarantined and working from home, I have been doing all the projects on our new home that were on our project list for 2020. I have also been decorating, and filling our home with cozy things that truly are starting to make it feel like an actual home.
My approach to decorating and furnishing our house is more of an affordable approach for sure. There are so many pieces of furniture (large and small) to buy, hardware, home improvement things, and decor to purchase… it all adds up quick! I have had some time to do tons of research and find great deals on pieces that I love. I hope all of my recent findings are a help to your home too! And no worries, if something is out of stock, just turn on your email notifications for that certain retailer to let you know when it is available again!
First things first – LAMPS! I found the cutest lamp to add some cozy light in different locations of the house, and I am loving it. I definitely want to purchase again to add to our master, the vintage lightbulb completely makes the corner of the space. This lamp is already pretty much assembled, I just had to screw a few pieces in and of course put the glass shade on. I LOVE what it gives to this corner of the living room. With the navy loveseat and natural wood side table, one little corner has so much personality. I have picked out a few things to add to the side table and will also link them below.
WALL DECOR GALORE! I found this “what a wonderful world” piece and it took me back to my childhood so I had to have it. I stuck a few command strips on it and hung it on the wall in my dining room!
AFFORDABLE FURNITURE PIECES! I have looked for a loveseat to go in our living room for literally forever it feels like. I knew I wanted a staple piece to add some color to the room, but also something not too busy. I ended up going with a velvet navy blue loveseat that fits perfectly. It is definitely on the smaller side, but great for extra guest seating. The one I purchased will restock in August, but I also linked a similar loveseat here.
HOME DECOR PIECES! This first piece is Taylor’s nightstand for his side of the bed. His only request was that it not be girly, ha. I found this pretty modern and trendy nightstand that even has a charging block built in, for less than $100.
ALLL the side tables! I am obsessing over side tables and ottomans right now. They add so much to a space! I snagged this wooden one for my living room on sale, I think it is out of stock right now but keep checking back! I also love to use side tables as a nightstand or plant stand. My side table decor is linked here: She Made Herself a Home, Hardcover. Vintage Phone.
I also found a small ottoman to use for Taylor’s x-box. We are working on getting all the cords hidden, but instead of the x-box being on the floor, I felt it would look better on a little stool/ottoman. This one is an amazon find around $50. It also comes in seven colors!
During my last work from home week, I redid our guest bathroom and it turned out adorable. The walls are the same grey throughout the entire house, and I used some left over front door paint for the cabinets. The light fixture was a $30 find (holla!) and the shower curtain was less than $20. Talk about an affordable redo!
Happy Shopping! I would love to see your home improvement projects if you guys are doing any! We are still adding and improving different spaces throughout the house just about every weekend. I can’t wait to share a home tour when it is finally all finished!