grey day casa: first floor before and after awesomeness

When we moved into our current place it was already very cozy and pretty but it wasn’t really our design style. So, slowly over the past two years,we’ve made changes: here is the result so far*

*I have tried to replicate the original photos I had which is why some of the angles are a bit strange; but I know that it’s best to have similar angles for proper before and afters!

Living room corner:

grey day casa: first floor before and after!  grey day casa: first floor before and after! [] [] [] Goods: IKEA floor lamp, IKEA Gladsax, Target train canvas print, Target Circo floor bin, IKEA PS 2014 wall rail, Veria Khaki handwoven rug, staircase Benjamin Moore Onyx

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grey day look: my new Bonlook “Lovely” glasses & review

purple cateye glasses, Bonlook Lovely in Lilac Tort, Dogeared gold studs [] grey day look: my new Bonlook "Lovely" glasses & review

I’m really on a necessary “not spending money on things I don’t need” stint; but in honor of Mother’s Day I got some awesome new glasses from Bonlook. I chose their “Lovely” frames in Lilac Tort; I really like the way purple glasses look with my eye/hair color which is why I now have two pairs of purple glasses! So exciting haha. I will say they’re not as purple as I expected but that’s probably because my other purple glasses are a much more saturated and red-toned purple; they really do look just like their picture on Bonlook’s site. I love that they look so feminine and vintage but modern at the same time and they look great on me without any eye makeup at all=win. Continue reading

grey day away: Lake Michigan

great lakes, Illinois, waves, black parka [] grey day away: Lake Michigan

Vera hearing waves crashing for the first time

We had planned on spending some time by the lake this past Saturday but almost gave in and stayed home because it was very close to freezing here (in May–whyyy?) We decided to brave the cold for the sake of Vera since she hadn’t yet heard the sound of waves haha—it’s so cool being present for so many human “firsts” with her, even if she won’t remember them. Continue reading

grey day ootd: coastal vibes

For some reason this outfit made me feel like I belonged by the ocean; probably the hat? Or maybe the awesome 80°F April day..!new mom style summer sunhat black leopard romper [] grey day ootd: coastal vibes

I got this romper last summer and only wore it once because it’s a size too big really—so I layered it over this striped tee overall’s-style and yeah—it worked out fine; I’m trying to wear things I already own since I don’t have any budget for new stuff right now so in that way it was a win! In other ways not so much if you catch my drift.  Continue reading

grey day ootd: style as a new mom

Even if I’m just spending time outside with the tiny one I try not to go all “whateverrr” and slub around in my around-the-house clothes. Putting effort into the way I present myself=feeling more ready to seize the day (at least for me). It also means I don’t feel like hiding whenever a car/person passes by.

grey day ootd: style as a new mom

I don’t agonize over what I’m wearing to the park; but it’s just as easy to throw on some cute shorts and a modern graphic tee as it is to wear worn out leggings and a fruit loops shirt from high school (<—-you know you still own something like this too).  Continue reading