Bedroom Gallery Wall

bedroom gallery wall

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I love this drawing Mara did of the whole family. The kids are so good at art! I love to save it all, I have a box full of all the random pieces they have done through the years. I was so excited to be able to mail in one of their pieces to get framed. I’m obsessed with the floating mount they did!

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We knew we wanted to get maps of places that were important to us and love these prints of Paris and London. Paris has always had special meaning to me, it was the first mother son trip I did alone with B, but getting to go back this summer with the whole family made it more magical. The Eiffel Tower was the kids’ favorite spot – more so than anywhere else we visited in Europe. Then London was the first place Cody and I went on our first real adult trip (being away from the kids for more than just a day); it was special to us because it’s also where Cody served his mission.

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These are all tickets from memories or events that hold special meaning to me and Cody, but the best part is that Cody is actually the one that saved all of these ticket stubs! He has the first movie we went to and everything! He is always better about remembering dates and stuff than I am.

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9 stands for the month Cody and I got married and it also has some other personal meanings behind it for both of us.

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grey and white bedroom

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Styling tip: Stagger your frames to add depth and interest when you are laying out your frames. Cody proposed to me on a golf course and when we were getting to know each other we use to sit and talk for hours and  take walks on the golf course so we wanted to incorporate the meaning subtly and found this cool golf ball print.

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GALLERY WALL: BLACK FRAMES (THESE SIZED UNDER $100) | WHITE FRAMES (THESE SIZES UNDER $100)

NIGHTSTAND: SILVER FRAMES

FURNITURE: WHITE TUFTED BED | MIRRORED END TABLES (OLD – SIMILAR HERE) | GREY CHAISE (GIFT FROM CODY | IN STORE – SIMILAR HERE) | FLOOR LAMP

BEDDING: GREY QUILT | WHITE TEXTURED SHAMS | GREY TEXTURED SHAMS | WHITE FUR PILLOW | BLACK PATTERNED THROW

We have been in our house for over a year and still haven’t hung any frames in our room! It’s something I’ve really wanted to do but we never got around to actually making it happen. It’s crazy because we literally take pictures every week, but I never got around to framing things.

Since our bedroom is more of an intimate space we wanted to create a gallery wall that was really meaningful to us, where every piece has a special meaning or memory behind it. Not all of those pieces were typical “art” pieces – some were drawings from the kids and little mementos we had saved over time which meant custom framing. I can be a bit of a perfectionist and overanalyze every single detail, so I had to map out everything and rearrange it 20 times because I am so indecisive lol.

Framebridge made it super easy and has visual mock-ups so you can really see and picture the space. You upload your prints or images (we also sent in some personal mementos we wanted framed – they send you a prepaId label and packaging so you can send the pieces in really easily) and view them in any frame until you decide on the frame you want. (You can use their gallery wall service for under $100 and they will create a mock up with the frames in your space.) I’m such a visual person, I liked getting a true picture of what it was going to look like before I had everything framed.

We wanted the design to be sleek but still light and airy so we decided to stick with thin white and black frames. We landed on the Mercer Slim black frames and Irvine Slim for the white frames and I love how clean and minimalist it turned out for the space. They also have some really cool embellished frames – I love this riveted style  and this rippled effect. I’m planning on getting for some other spots in our home.

Also I have to point this out because I am less than handy when it comes to hanging stuff! I have relied on my dad way tooooo much throughout the years to always help me. 🙂 All the frames came wired, with the proper nail and hook depending on the picture size. This was soooo helpful because when I went to hang the prints in my office it took my two trips to the store to get the right nails and wire to hang my pieces!

We had so much fun putting the wall together. It’s always crazy to me how much hanging things make a space feel so much better and that those sentimental reminders and mementos are so much better on display than in a box. 🙂 I’ve partnered with Framebridge to offer an exclusive discount code for you guys! Get 15% off now through December 9th 2016 with code: HELLOFASHION15. Framed pictures or art would be the best gifts for grandparents for the holiday!

 XX, Christine

*In collaboration with Framebridge.

5 Fast & Easy Hairstyle For When You’re Running Late

Anyone that knows me well knows that I am late a lot. I seriously try all the time to make it my new goal to be on time but after a couple weeks I’m still somehow always late! Cody is a lot better about being on time so hopefully sooner or later his timeliness rubs off on me! When your rushing out the door, trying to chase your kids from those mornings when you decided to hit the snooze a few too many times or those date nights when you only have a few minutes to freshen up after work, fast hair styles are essential. The messy bun and half-knot are some of my everyday favorites, but it’s always fun to have a few more styles on back up to switch up your hair game. I always like the messy looks the most, so I tried my hand at a few of new messy styles that are the perfect solution for that second-day hair when you only have a few minutes to get out the door.

5 fast and easy hairstyles

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TOP: RAINBOW STRIPED TOP ( ACTUALLY A MATERNITY TOP – WEARING SIZE 2 | GREY STYLE HERE – ALSO LOVE THIS ONE)

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5 quick hairstyles

First step is getting rid of the those greasy roots! I used Nexxus Dry Shampoo Refreshing Mist to tame my 3 day unwashed hair.

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Knotted Pony:

Section your hair into two pieces and use each section to tie a knot with your hair. Knot as many times as you want depending on length and secure with a clear elastic or large bobby pin. It’s easy for ends to slip out so I used the Nexxus Volumizing Hair Whip to run through the ends so they piece together more and help stay in.

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knotted bun

Low Knot:

This look is basically taking the knot pony one step farther and  pining up the remaining hair from the pony with a bobby pin under the knot bun.

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Messy Bun:

My tried and true hairstyle you probably see me in the most on my blog besides when I wear my hair down. Believe it or knot, a good messy bun takes practice! You can find my tutorial for perfecting my messy bun here (hint – a thick hair tie and a lot of texture is key!)

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messy pony

Low Messy Pony:

Just like top knots, no two messy ponys are the same. I love the piecey, easy look of a low pony. I back comb the middle for volume.

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low messy bun

low messy bun

Low loose knot:

Start with a low ponytail and fold the bottom half of the strand underneath and secure it with an elastic. For a messy, piecey effect, loosen a few strands with a fine tooth comb. Keep a strand toward the front of your face separate, and wrap it loosely around your elastic and secure with a bobby pin. Since this hair style is a loose messy look, I like to secure with Nexxus Comb Thru Finishing Mist to help secure the loose pieces from coming undone.

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Low Braid:

There’s nothing prettier than a thick braid! Use a volumizing product and hair spray and pull at the strands after you secure it so it has that loose “lived in” look to create more volume.

What are some of your favorite quick and easy hairstyles?

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XX, Christine

*This post was sponsored by Nexxus New York Hair Salon. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

8 Fall Favorites Under $100

fallfavoritesDETAILS: 1. STRIPED TIE-NECK TOP (UNDER $20) | 2. EMBELLISHED SUNGLASSES (OVER $100 BUT SOOOO GOOD!) I’M OBSESSED) | 3. DENIM SKIRT (UNDER $25) | 4. BURGUNDY BOMBER (UNDER $40) |  5. LIPSTICK (SHADE: BRUISED PLUM) | 6.  FELT HAT (UNDER $40) | 7. BLACK SUEDE JACKET (UNDER $60) | 8. BELL SLEEVE TOP (UNDER $20) | 9. SUEDE SANDALS (UNDER $100)

Happy Monday! I am getting so excited about fall fashion – I’m already pulling out layers to get the most out of all the best fall trends this season. 😉 For me this time of year is the perfect chance to start mixing in some of your summer pieces with longer sleeves and light jackets for that transitional wardrobe. I love the look of this pretty denim skirt (under $25) with a long-sleeved blouse (love this trumpet sleeve detail! – also under $20).

A cropped sleeve jacket is also a must for fall before it cools off too much and you can make it work later in the season with a cozy sweater or button down layered underneath and the sleeves cuffed. This one is under $60 and so pretty! It also comes in a camel color.

This sandal is another great shoe for the season. The suede detail gives it more of a fall vibe and they just added so many pretty shades of this pair here all under $100. Top it off with a felt wide brim hat (this one under $40) and you are set for fall!

See more great fall picks under $100 below!

XX, Christine