Hey y’all! Happy Wednesday, we’ve made it halfway through the week, hooray! Grab that cup of coffee, it’s time to bring you up to speed on happenings and things I’m loving this week.
If you read last week’s coffee talk (see here), then you know we’ve been moving into our new house and it’s been w-o-r-k. But y’all, we are finally in the home stretch! Basically we will need to add in some more pieces of furniture in the coming weeks and months, but for now our house is finally home.
Anyone have any great tips for organizing your closet? That’s the one thing that’s been daunting for me. Of course I love clothes, shoes, handbags, etc. and to Rick’s dismay, I have a lot of them! I feel like I’ve been purging my clothes, accessories and beauty products like crazy but it looks like I haven’t even made a dent… Trying to stay positive, but it really has been a bit discouraging for me.
I’ve been posting quite a bit of my gently-used items on the Poshmark app. It takes some time, but it’s definitely worth it! Do you use an app or take your clothes somewhere to sell?
Also, whenever anyone says a home is a money pit… believe it! We are blessed beyond measure to have the opportunity to buy our new house, but y’all, it’s pricey! Between furnishing, painting, etc. we also found out on Sunday that our a/c unit had a leak… fortunately we don’t have to replace the entire unit (yet…), but no joke when I tell you my mindset has completely changed when it comes to purchasing something frivolous versus something for our home.
If you’ve been following along on Instastories (username: @alexcarreno_) or Snapchat (username: @aecarreno26), then you’ve seen I’ve been traveling the last few days. I tagged along on my mom’s work trip to New Orleans and have been having so much fun! Previously I’d never been to NOLA for longer than 24 hours. We always just drove in to eat, go out and sleep.
But since my mom has been busy at her conference, I’ve had time to get out and explore. It’s been really fun exploring NOLA and I can’t wait to share some exciting travel content to come. Highlights so far include, checking out the adorable Magazine Street and sitting at the Carousel Bar at the Hotel Monteleone. I had a Pimm’s Cup No. One – so tasty!
I listened to y’all whom responded to the reader survey (thank you so much for filling it out!), and y’all responded overwhelmingly that you’d love to see more travel content. Ask and you shall receive!
Rick and I are heading home (for me) to Phoenix for Easter, so expect content from that trip too! If you didn’t have a chance to read Monday’s post, I’m chatting budget friendly Easter dresses. The dress I’m wearing is under $100, here. If you’re on the hunt for a few other budget friendly Easter dresses, checkout this fit and flare dress and this maxi dress (it’s only $55!).
Now for things I’m loving:
– While I’ve been here in New Orleans, I’ve wandered in and out of some really cute stores. One of my favorites was Krewe, an optical store in the French Quarter. Similar to Warby Parker, you can pick out cute and trendy sunglasses and they just recently launched their eyeglasses line. You can shop the optical collection here.
– Although J.Crew was recently in the news again for declining sales, read the article here, there latest spring looks are seriously catching my eye! I know I discussed closet purging above, but how cute is this red off the shoulder top? I snagged these earrings last weekend on sale, too. They’re just $20!
– My sweet friend Jenny, of the blog Boho Style File, has the most amaze style y’all! And she’s chatting essentials for spring on her blog – she rocks the statement jewelry piece like no other! Check out her post here.
– I recently picked up the Giorgio Armani foundation, after multiple recommendations, and I’m hooked! It’s a bit of a steep price tag, over $50, but well worth it! The woman at the counter showed me a trick – swipe the foundation off the ‘dipper’ instead of squeezing it out, to conserve it. Then dab on in each area on the face with fingertips and it will ultimately dry matte. If y’all would like a post or YouTube video reviewing the product, let me know!