2019 - Like Honey

Knitted Tassel Cape for Summer

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We took a little road trip the other day and I just had to stop on this little side road for some photos! The wide open road shaded by the canopy of trees had me itching to plan our next trip. We have a lot of changes coming in the next few weeks so I know a vacation is definitely out of the question, but we do have our annual Thanksgiving trip to Kentucky to look forward to and I am already planning a fun tablescape, and maybe a few outfits!

One thing I know for sure is going with me is this cozy tassel cape from Chicwish! It gives me so many 1970's boho vibes but isn't too heavy to wear during that in between summer and fall time. When the air gets crisp, I'll layer a long sleeve top and jeans underneath for extra coziness. I'm wearing the small/medium and it's plenty roomy (I'm typically a size 6/8).

Tassel Cape (c/o Chicwish) // Basic White Tee (similar) // High Waisted Shorts // Wide Brim Fedora // Asymmetrical Flats // Sunglasses (similar)

Another place this poncho was just made for is a campfire! Wouldn't this be so cozy to wrap up in by the fire, hot cocoa in hand? I think a s'mores session is in my future! There's just something about these colors and textures that makes me want to get outdoors or hit the road! We always take road trips to our vacation destinations to save money, but lately I've been enjoying the journey, taking weekend drives to the outskirts of town or to neighboring cities just to explore new areas. It's been really interesting discovering new locales and I can't wait to share some exciting news with y'all soon!


Green Floral Romper

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So I may have missed the actual Farmers Market when I wore this darling romper outfit, but it didn't stop me from living my best garden-filled dreams at the local Lowe's nursery! Ha! I've always been disappointed that I wasn't blessed with the green thumb that both of my grandmothers seem to have, although if we're being honest, I've never put in much effort either. Do you have any tips for getting started with gardening/landscaping?

It's funny that I love flowers so much and yet have very little practice with the real thing (my first job was at a craft store called Ben Franklin so I had plenty of experience with silks!). It's no surprise, then, that when I received the chance to shop for a few items from Chicwish, this darling floral romper jumped right out at me! The color is right up my alley, as I love earthy neutrals and have greenish eyes, but I completely fell in love with the cut of this little piece! The flutter sleeves and bow sash are just so feminine and flirty, while the pattern champions a simple yet sweet flora design. If green isn't your thing, they offer this romper in a red hue, too!

Romper, c/o Chicwish (also comes in red!) // Hat, Tuckernuck // Sandals, Walmart // Nails, OPI // Farmers Market Tote, Target Dollar Spot

As I mentioned in a previous post, rompers don't always mix well with my long torso. I was hesitant to choose this one, but couldn't pass up giving it a try and I'm so glad that I did! I ordered a size medium based on the size chart and feel it fits perfectly true to size. I'll admit, when I bend over or do a lot of movements it can find it's way up if you know what I mean--but just walking around, sitting, etc. caused no issues and the fluttery hem of the shorts helped conceal any issues in that area. If you're busty, I would recommend sizing up for some wiggle room in the chest, since I did find that this fabric has very little give throughout the torso (but the arms and legs are mostly free due to the flowy hems)!


Have you ever wished for greater skill in a specific hobby or other arena? I think this spring I just might challenge myself to starting a garden and really buckling down to research and learn more in order to feed my not-so-green thumb! What do you think?


Polka Dot Jumpsuit

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Jumpsuit // Flats // Sunglasses (similar) // Nail Polish // Lipstick

I know, I know...I'm, like, wayyy behind on the jumpsuit trend, but I just have to share this super cute polka dot one that is long torso friendly! I actually didn't even realize I had a long torso until really recently, maybe a year or two ago! I'm only 5'3" so I never understood why petite tops and dresses didn't work on me or why rompers and jumpsuits just didn't fit right. I was always sizing up and then feeling frustrated with how baggy things had to be for me to feel comfortable with the length. Now that I've figured out my body type, I can shop a little easier, but I still struggle with rompers and jumpsuits. Imagine my surprise when this adorable polka dot number actually fit me perfectly, even the "regular" inseam!

I couldn't tell you what made me love this jumpsuit more: the polka dot pattern, the petite-friendly cropped inseam, the wide leg trend, the open back detail, the POCKETS, the color--aptly named "gingerbread", or the fact that it feels like pajamas! My only complaint about this jumpsuit is that the top is a little baggy, but if you're bustier than me you should be fine! This is one of my favorite colors (it's slightly more brown than orange IRL) and will work beautifully for fall with a long cardigan and a wide brim fedora! Some colors I would pair this with are blush, olive green, black, and burgundy. Would you be interested in me sharing a little round-up of different ways to style this wide leg patterned jumpsuit? Drop a comment in the field box below to let me know and tell me how you'd style it, too!


Another thing I'm loving right now is this Free People Royale Flat dupe! They're only $35 and great quality for the price. I always have good luck with shoes in this brand and love how versatile these are--I'll definitely get my money's worth and more!

I think I'm leaning towards color choices like this because I'm so ready for fall! It's been 90% humidity the last couple of weeks and I am over summer, plus with Bath & Body Works already breaking out their first round of fall candles--well, who can blame me?! Are you still soaking up summer or would you rather trade swimming pools for crunchy leaves? I'll take all the leaves, please!


DIY Outdoor Murphy Bar

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Summertime is in full swing here in Missouri and I'm making the most of these hot, humid months with a quick little patio project from Westlake Ace Hardware! It's a DIY Outdoor Murphy Bar, takes minutes to put together, and is the perfect accompaniment to all of your summer BBQs!

All you'll need is a few cedar pickets (cedar keeps bugs away!), a couple of 1x6 boards, some decking screws, a few feet of jack chain + d-rings and hinges for the door, a paint brush and a gallon of your favorite paint--I love the Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines options available at Westlake Ace Hardware. They carry 150 hand selected timeless colors so you can perfectly recreate your favorite Fixer Upper styles at home. After a little deliberation, I ended up going with the shade "mineral green" and I think it turned out lovely! It was easy to find everything I needed right there in the store thanks to the help of the friendly staff; they even kept my kiddos entertained while I waited for the paint to mix up! We've got quiet a few paint projects in our near future, so I'm glad to know that there's a local shop where I can find all of the brands and accessories I trust for all of my home improvement projects!

This do it yourself outdoor murphy bar is the perfect place to prep a fresh batch of lemonade, mix up a few drinks, or even host a s'mores bar! The ideas are limitless and we have the whole summer to think up even more patio projects at Westlake Ace Hardware! What summer project will you tackle next?

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