June 23, 2017

Friday Finds // Vol. 11

Friday Finds Vol. 11
FINDS
4. Wooden bag (this is a dupe for the $$$ designer!) // 5. Cactus cross body bag 


Hi, friends! I feel like I failed you this week - I promised a makeup post, and I never got around to making that a reality. Boo! I'm so sorry! Makeup posts are so tedious and I always want to come through and make it perfect for y'all. Honestly, I really want to do a video and I just need to muster up the courage and patience! So, hopefully next week I can get that together - probably not a video, though :)

Did any of y'all order the Jaclyn Hill x Morphe palette this week? I was lucky enough to score one on launch day and surprisingly it's already shipped. I will definitely be sharing my thoughts with y'all when it comes in. This is my first Morphe purchase - I know tons of people who swear by the brushes and the eye shadow palettes so I can't wait to jump on the train. I'm a ride or die Jaclyn Hill supporter so pretty much anything she does, I'll buy. The palette sold out in about 45 minutes, but they will be restocking. I'll do my best to share the info. on social media with y'all.

What's on your agenda for the weekend, friends? I'm going to see Footloose tomorrow night at the Barter Theatre, and if the weather cooperates going to Dollywood on Sunday. Or as I like to say - going back to the mother ship! I'm also starting Lysa TerKeurst's Uninvited this weekend. I've heard nothing but great things about it. Have any of you read it?

Sending lots of love your way wherever you are! Happy weekend!


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Other things to check out this weekend. . .


INSTAGRAM
I love following Elizabeth Savetsky's (@excessoriesexpert) NYC adventures with her two adorable daughters and her knack for piling on accessories. #moreismore

YOUTUBE
I recently discovered Laura Lee's YouTube channel and I am obsessed. She's an Alabama native turned California girl who kills it in the makeup game.

SHOP
Just got this dress in the mail yesterday from my girls at My Kind of Lovely and I really don't need any other dress this season. It also comes in mint!


June 22, 2017

Life Lately: A Round-Up of Looks Seen on Instagram

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Happy Friday eve, gang. I haven't taken any "real" outfit photos lately so I thought I would share the daily looks that I've been posting over on instagram. Most of the time these kinds of outfit posts feel much more authentic because it's what I actually wore that day. Not that my outfit posts aren't authentic, but I may not have worn that outfit out and about the day I took the photos. Capturing daily outfits is not always an easy task and sometimes, as a blogger, you have to commit a day to shooting several looks for time and efficiency's sake. There's never anything wrong with that, I just like the genuineness and authenticity of taking the photos when I get home from work or running errands and when I post it my followers know that I wore the outfit that day.

The outfits below are over the last few weeks. As with my house, not all the pieces are current (I'm a compulsive closet shopper) but I've tried to link as much as I can! Y'all know by now, my style is very eclectic and boho, most of the time colorful, and always topped off with lots of accessories.


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fashion blogger outfit of the day
Lilly Pulitzer Dress // Versona Straw Clutch/Crossbody // Lisi Lerch Tassel Earrings 


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Versona Dress // Tobi Dreamcatcher Earrings (gifted) // Urban Outfitters Sunglasses


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Old Navy Dress // Jack Rogers Sandals // NY & Co. Hoop Earrings


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fashion blogger outfit of the day
Tobi Dreamcatcher Earrings (gifted) // Michael Kors Sunglasses // Kendra Scott Bangles

fashion blogger outfit of the day
Old Navy Dress // Baublebar Tassel Earrings // Michael Kors Sunglasses


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fashion blogger outfit of the day
Free People Dress // Kendra Scott Necklace // Kendra Scott Bangles 


All images from my instagram (@jule.leah)


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June 20, 2017

My Style at Home: A Little Cottage Bedroom

cottage decor ideas


Hi there, friends! I'm really excited to kick off a series today that I've been promising you guys since I moved into this little cottage of mine back in March. I shared some peeks on instagram, but not much detail to go along with it. For the sake of full disclosure, most of the pieces in my house aren't current. I've had them for years so finding exact matches are a serious task. My drive behind sharing a glimpse inside my house is to show you how I went from virtually limitless space in my townhouse to maximizing every nook and cranny of this little cottage. It was a task, believe me, but if I can make it work so can you!

I love this house that I'm living in now. Yes, it's small, but the positives outweigh the negatives every day. For my bedroom, I was lucky to have this odd space that's kind of set back in the wall to create another closet. This honestly saved my life! And thankfully my sweet landlord was ok with the upgrade. More closet space will definitely be a selling point for future renters.

I also invested in lots of Rubbermaid covered containers for purses and shoes, shallow zippered organizers that easily slide under the bed for rolled tee shirts and swim suits, and two over-the-door shoe organizers that I've pictured below. Every bit of space is occupied but I did it smartly, I think. There's rarely a moment when I get super frustrated because I can't find something. I tried to organize everything as I unpacked and moved in to save future stress.

The furniture in my bedroom is a mix and match and goes really well with the personality of the house. I'm pretty eclectic when it comes to how I mix things in my home decor so the hodge podge, magpie feel of it, fits me perfectly. The whole house is a quirky menagerie - mostly in pinks and blues - and it's an undeniably happy space.


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cottage decor ideas


cottage decor ideas


cottage decor ideas


cottage decor ideas


cottage decor ideas


cottage decor ideas


cottage decor ideas


cottage decor ideas


cottage decor ideas


cottage decor ideas
(The space behind those curtains is my extra closet.)


cottage decor ideas


cottage decor ideas


cottage decor ideas


cottage decor ideas


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One of my favorite tricks for small spaces is using over-the-door shoe organizers as multi-purpose. I also have one hanging on my bathroom door for makeup and toiletries. One of my best friends recommended it during a "how in the world am I going to make all my stuff fit in that little house" brainstorming session before I moved in. The ones I bought were from Walmart and I'm pretty sure they were just under $8.


cottage decor ideas


cottage decor ideas


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