Hello and Happy Friday! It has been over six months since my last post here on the blog, but I’m back and with a workwear look thats easy to create. Can you all believe I never used to own anything pink in my wardrobe and I disliked pink hardcore? I know, strange, right? I have just never been one to like pink. I own a few items now but my dislike for wearing pink is not so much a thing anymore. 😊
Today’s post does not come with ‘new’ things in my closet to share, besides the handbag. All the other items in today’s post consist of items that are year(s) old. Re-creating a look from items I already own is something I am working on these days. ‘Less is more’ You can create more looks than you think with items you already own or forgot you own.
Classic stripes, which I wear at least once a week, black velvet crop pants and a pop of color coat make for an easy workwear look. Classic, simple looks are my favorite.
Have a great weekend.
The summer is always a great time to finish up those home projects you have kind of put off for sometime. I know we all do it. Today, I will share with you our DIY farmhouse table that, yes we started last year and it got put aside with all the busy schedules of work and opening a boutique. Please excuse my lack of other decor and table scape at the moment.
I will say, I am in love and you are going to need to build one asap if you have not already. If you are like me, you have fallen in love with the restoration hardware table but not the price tag. I just do not have thousands to spend on a dining room table so I went with the build it option. I love DIY’s so it was a no brainer that we could make this table for around $100 and we did! After purchasing all the materials, my handy builder, my husband got to work with the building of the table. Keep in mind all of the tools and major things we already had on hand. Halfway through the project, we took months, yes months off and came back to it this month. He was the builder, I was the supervisor and I stained the table. We did not use an exact template as we changed somethings about the look but I would recommend going to DIYer Ana White for a great step-by-step tutorial. You can paint it or stain it whichever you prefer. We made it a seating for six but you can make it for four or you could make the table longer to accommodate more than six guests. Our dining area is only so big so we went with around a six foot table. My dining area is so transformed with this table and chairs. The chairs are from Target, I bought them online late last year. I also did not want things to be match, so I am okay with my chairs not being the same exact stain color as the table. I think they work well together and the overall look of the set up went beyond what I had expected. I am so happy how everything turned out and now we can have more guests for dinner. You can also find my DIY on these placemats here.
Table: DIY (materials Home Depot)
Chairs: Target (online)
Rug, plants, planters: Ikea
Placemats: DIY (here)
Top & Sunglasses: 7th & Park (here) (here) // Denim: Michael Kors (TJMaxx)
I have the Monday blues today. Okay, well maybe most Mondays because I just do not get along with Monday all together. I got a lot of things around the house done this weekend which is always a plus but of course the weekend just was not long enough. We finally got our DIY farmhouse table done for our dining room. I am in LOVE! I will be putting together a post sometime in the future, but for now you can check it out on Instagram. (@mybrunetteadventure)
Lets talk about todays look, I have been waiting to share with you all. You are going to need to run, okay maybe just click away on your computer/phone, to pick it up at 7th & Park Boutique. Its everything you will need for your summer style; off the shoulder, stripes, flowy, and lets talk about those bell sleeves. 🙂 I paired this top with white denim from a few seasons ago I found at TJMaxx and these oversized sunnies to top it off. Perfect. You can easily wear this out for drinks with friends or maybe a date night.
Have a great week and be sure to head over to see what is going on via my Instagram.