Tent DIY

When we moved, we ditched Peyton’s Lucky Boy Sunday play house (completely sold out and I still get sad when I think about us selling it), and I vowed to get a teepee. Dave was waaaaay against a teepee because they’re huge. He’s right. I have been pinning simple, A-frame tents on Pinterest for months now, and Monday, I finally decided to attempt it.

I used this super easy tutorial to make the frame. First, I went to Home Depot to get all the wood. I had most of the other supplies, but I did need to get a cover for it. I opted for a canvas fabric from Hobby Lobby.

Following the instructions, I used Dave’s drill and 3/4″ spade bit to drill holes 6″ down in each piece of wood.

IMG_9383I then fit the dowel through the holes. This was probably the hardest part, but the 3/4″ holes hold the dowel very securely!

IMG_9384Follow the steps outlined in the original tutorial here for the tent cover. It would have been easier to use a twin flat sheet, but I had seen a hand stamped tent on tumblr and was convinced I could do it. I used foam board and acrylic paint. I still need to go through and touch up some of the triangles, but Peyton doesn’t mind little details like that! She absolutely loves the tent, and has even requested dinner inside it because it’s a “camp out”.

IMG_9386Her being obsessed with it is really the only affirmation I need. It was a solid $30 and 2 hours well spent!!

Aztec Maxi

photo 1Hi! Happy Monday! There’s nothing like throwing on a denim jacket over a maxi on a windy spring day. The fun pattern of this Parker maxi could be loud, but I broke it up with a coordinating belt and a white jacket. photo 2 photo 3 photo 4I am wearing:

Dress: Parker via AK Rikks (same dress here, different print) | Jacket: J Brand Jeans | Purse: Balenciaga | Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti via AK Rikks | Bracelets: Cartier, Katie Dean Jewelry, Katie Dean Jewelry | Belt: Ferragamo via AK Rikks

Thanks for reading, have a great week!

Color Pop

photo-10Hello! Nothing like a little color pop on top! I love the print of this maxi skirt, and played it up with a super bright lace top. photo 4 photo 2 photo 1 photo 3I am wearing:

Skirt: Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent | Top: Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent | Cami: Target | Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti via AK Rikks | Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (old) | Sunglasses: Versace (old) | Bracelet: Cartier

Florida Diary

Hi! Combining the rest of my trip into a photo diary – I hope you enjoy!

photo 4Fun outfit for shopping. Wearing Havaianas with basic white shorts, and an Express sweater.photo 3photo 4 photo 3Delicious lunch, served poolside at the Waldorf Astoria Naplesphoto 2My Katie Dean is showing!! 😉 Wearing her Native Grace earrings.

Excited to get back into the swing of things here – have a great Tuesday!!

California Diary: Day 2

photo 1Here is my second day in Cali through photos. The morning was spent doing the tourist thing with good friends. We wandered through Universal City walk, shopping and eating. I am a huge sucker for salt water taffy!


Wearing Forevr21 faux leather shorts, and an Express portofino top, with a House of Harlow necklace.

photo 4Dinner this evening was almost too pretty to eat. Almost. 1551702_10101628119647195_1461486353_nphoto 1

Wearing Express tartan pants and an Express portofino with Zara heels, and a Katie Dean Jewelry bracelet.

More to come from my Cali trip tomorrow :)

Mad for Plaid

photo 2-14A very fast hello and a quick selfie today 😉

With the holidays approaching, I am running around like crazy, finishing shopping, wrapping, baking – whew! I always like to stay comfy when running errands, so I opted for skinny jeans with flats (not pictured), and an Express Portofino shirt. If you don’t own one (or 3) of these shirts, you’re missing out! It’s a great casual-cool piece, and they are so easy to transform from day to night! (see how I styled a black portofino for an evening look here)

photo 1-17Rocking an all gold arm party, and a fresh mani. All gold everything.

I am wearing:

Shirt: Express | Jeans: J Brand | Scarf: Burberry | Belt: BCBG | Bracelets: ℅ Katie Dean Jewelry, Cartier | Rings: ℅ Katie Dean Jewelry, Etsy

Thanks for reading!