Babes Who Brunch

Sundays are by far my favorite day of the week.  It’s a chance to relax from the weekend & mentally prepare for the week ahead.  Sometimes, I even get the opportunity to go out for brunch, which is the best way to spend a Sunday if you ask me.  What can be better than mimosas, cappuccinos & eating breakfast that someone else prepared?

Last weekend a few of my girlfriends & I tried a brunch spot in the Strip District of Pittsburgh called DiAnoia’s Eatery.  DiAnoia’s is a neighborhood gem!  An Italian deli & café by day and a full service restaurant by night.  A hot spot like this calls for a reservation, and even though we had one, we still had to wait a half hour.  However, the manager treated us to mimosas, so I can’t really complain.  Plus, the lemon ricotta pancakes were amazing; I’m still dreaming about them!

My good friend Adrienne from Wanderlust and Wardrobes & I always seem to show up rocking similar looks.  It’s always unplanned, but you know what they say, great minds style alike.  This time, we both chose to wear black floral layering pieces paired with dark wash skinnies and a trench.

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With full bellies & happy hearts we strolled around the Strip District and came across some beautiful street art.  This wrap-around floral mural just screams spring, and photo op!  As a blogger, I can never resist a good backdrop ♥

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“All that I’m after is a life full of laughter”

Whether your Sundays are spent relaxing, brunching with your girlfriends, or heading to church…I hope it’s full of love, laughter & a little bit of sunshine!

As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx

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My 5 Décor Resolutions

It’s almost February, hopefully your resolutions are still holding strong!  This year instead of making personal resolutions I wanted to focus on our home, so when Wayfair reached out & asked if I would share my top 5 ways to update your home in 2018 I was ecstatic!  We moved into our house right after our son turned 1, which will make it 3 years this summer.  I loved turning this house into our home, but unfortunately I haven’t done much since we moved in.  It’s time for a refresh, ergo my 5 resolutions…

  • Declutter & minimalize

It’s easier said than done, but I need to periodically organize our home room by room.  This isn’t something I will do daily, but as we transition from season to season I need to decide on which items around the house need to be kept & stored, donated or thrown away.  Do we really need 7 blankets tossed behind the living room chair, or the numerous containers of Play-Doh that are starting to dry out?  That stack of outdated coupons can be recycled, but what about all of our phone chargers or my collection of food & fashion magazines?

For those items that never seem to have a place, I’ve opted for bins & baskets to keep them organized.  Large neutral baskets like the Sea Grass Basket pictured below from Wayfair.com are great for storing blankets & throw pillows, while smaller basket sets are perfect for organizing magazines & mail in the living room and toiletries in the bathroom.  Using baskets likes these is an efficient way to store items without ruining the esthetic of your home.

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  • Toys – out of sight, out of mind

The older my son gets, the more “stuff” we seem to accumulate.  Not only does he love trucks, Transformers, and Nerf guns but he’s also getting into board games and arts & crafts.  I love that he uses his imagination to play & color, but I am running out of space to store everything.  This year, rather than have his board games stacked in the corner I have decided to house them in a storage ottoman.  Storage ottomans are great for creating extra seating while also minimalizing clutter around house.  I also recently found this fantastic art table by Step2 on Wayfair that I’m hoping will be my saving grace for all things arts & crafts.  If you have any other clever suggestions for storing toys please feel free to share!

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  • Time to up my style game

As a senior stylist for Stitch Fix and a part-time blogger, I love sharing daily outfit inspiration and styling tips.  As of late, my husband & selfie-stick have been my go-to photographers.  I need to up my style game this year & put together a creative space of my own to gather my thoughts & take pictures.  In order to do this, I need a fantastic full length mirror like the one pictured below from Wayfair, as well as some chic lighting, I’m thinking maybe a mini chandelier, and a clothing rack to showcase OOTD selections.  I’d also love to add a patterned accent chair where I can sit & blog or style my clients.  Be sure to visit Wayfair’s accent chair section to see their wide variety of options.

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  • Fresh Flowers

This year, I am making an effort to have fresh flowers in our home year round.  I love having fresh flowers in every room, but I find myself only do so during the warmer months.  Not only do fresh flowers brighten a room but according to an article in The Huffington Post research shows that fresh flowers & plants can actually benefit your mental health.  Bold vibrant florals will bring energy to a room while brighter, less saturated flowers and plants will create a calming, relaxed effect.

You can’t show off fresh flowers without a beautiful vase!  I love being able to see the whole flower from stem to petal so I typically opt for a glass vase like this one pictured below.  These Latrece Glass Bottle Vases from Wayfair.com are vintage-inspired & are currently priced at only $33.99.

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  • Bathroom remodel without the construction

When we moved into our house a few years ago we knew that we wanted to remodel our master bath.  Unfortunately, we haven’t had the time nor the funds to tackle it yet, so in the meantime I am giving our bathroom a little face lift.  I am going to bring in pops of color & texture with a new shower curtain and thick, plush bath linens like the ones pictured below from Wayfair.  I am also going to incorporate cheeky, bath-influenced décor, better eco-friendly lighting and a new trash can & toothbrush holder in clean, white porcelain. Banda+3+Shower+Curtain

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I really hope that this post has inspired you to make some changes/resolutions of your own.  When in doubt, feel free to browse ideas by room on Wayfair.com.

As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx

Fashion Bloggers Unite

I am excited to share that I’ve officially become a member of Style Collective!  For those that aren’t familiar, Style Collective is a “blogging community and platform for female influencers to connect, grow, and learn how to be successful bloggers and entrepreneurs”.  When I first started my blog 2 years ago, I wasn’t sure which direction it would take or how much energy I would direct towards it.  But after trial and error I think I have found my footing focusing on fashion, daily outfit inspirations and the occasional momism.

Over the weekend I attended Pittsburgh’s first official Style Collective meetup.  It was the perfect opportunity to break all the rules…who says you can’t wear white after Labor Day?!  I also showcased my grandmother’s vintage leather coat which was recently handed down to me.  Can we just talk about this faux fur tho… 😉

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This faux fur stole makes the whole jacket!  I’m in love; thanks Grandma.

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For anyone interested in learning more about Style Collective feel free to e-mail me at thewexfordhouse@gmail.com

As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx