Friday, January 30, 2015

Hair Tuck & Cowl Neck

Outfit Details 

Jacket: Dynamite (similar) / Sweater: Target (love this) / Jeans: Dynamite / Boots: Prima Donna 
 Earrings: Wren & Glory / Bag: French Connection (love this


Happy Friday babes! 
I'm closing this week off just the way I started it... on a casual note. :) I wore this a couple of days ago and was extremely cozy in this cowl neck sweater and shearling jacket.  I scored this jacket for 50% off by the way.  Love great deals!  


A big trend right now is tucking your hair into your sweater, specifically a turtleneck.  This gives the illusion of a faux bob and really adds some instant "chicness" to your look.  I tried this out with my cowl neck sweater for two main reason: 1. major hair static this day and 2. I did not feel like doing my hair.  Tucking it into the sweater actually solved both problems for me.  I get MAJOR hair static during the winter time and it's usually near the bottom half of my head.  You would think that tucking it into a sweater could make it worse, but it actually made it better for me.  It also helped create a little extra volume.  I'm not mad at that! 


I've been wearing the hell out of these OTK boots and for good reason.  These are literally the easiest and best shoes to throw on right now.  I love that they pair well with everything and of course are super comfortable.  


By the way, thank you so much to everyone for your sweet comments on my new blog design.  It means so much to me.  Cheers to the weekend! 


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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Photo Wall Inspiration

I have a serious obsession with quotes, so for me it's really important to fill up my space with motivating and inspiring messages.  It might sound silly, but whenever I am having a bad day, all it takes is one glance at these quotes and it's a great reminder for myself to stay positive.  I have been wanting to create a photo wall for awhile now, so little by little I have been adding more prints and it's finally starting to come together.  I have not finished yet,  but I still wanted to share it with you along with some great photo wall inspiration that I found on Pinterest. I think it's nice to see the process of something because it makes you appreciate the end result that much more. :)

via my instagram



Here's my little wall!  As you can see it's only halfway done and I've still got more to do.  The cool thing about doing a photo wall is that you have tons of options to work with.  You can use different colored frames and different sizes or you can make everything a bit more cohesive.   I decided to stick with white frames for now, which I got at Michaels.  They were a little pricey at $19.99 (this adds up), but they were the best ones that I found.




Choose Happiness - Always!  This was the first print that I picked up from Target.  It came with the frame already, which was a plus.  I always find great photos and wall decor there.  So in case you are looking to add some prints to your home, I suggest checking there first.  



I wanted to incorporate something other than the quotes on my photo wall.  I found this wooden initial at Michaels and thought it would be perfect.  I probably have way too many things with the letter N, but hey, it makes things more personal. :)


Work Hard Stay Humble - This is such a great quote and a great reminder to not allow success to get to your head.  Work hard and be proud of your accomplishments, but always remain humble.  This is essential!  I got this print from Golden Lace Designs


Comparison Is The Thief Of Joy - This is one of my favorites for sure!  Too often we compare ourselves to others and what good does that do?  It takes away the joy that we have for ourselves and those comparisons can often lead to a negative mentality or even hate for another person.  Focus on yourself and your own success and don't get too caught up in other people's lives.  I also got this print from Golden Lace Designs


Although this canvas is not on the actual photo wall, it's definitely my favorite print.  I found this at Kohls last year and it literally has everything I could possibly want it say.  It's filled with so many daily mantras. I am planning to add some more color up there so it's not only neutrals.  Right now I am on the hunt for some fun prints.  Can't wait till this is complete!  

Now here is some inspo that I found on Pinterest to help you create your own photo wall. 

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Source: tidbitsandtwine.com


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I love all of these walls and the fact that they are not only filled with photos, but other things as well.  There are so many different ways that a gallery wall can be arranged.  I feel like this can get addicting! Once I get some more things, I might move everything around.  But for now, this is my little wall. :)  Hope this post helps you out in case you are looking to do something similar. 
Happy Thursday loves! <3 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The New "A Love Affair With Fashion"


Hi loves and welcome to the new A Love Affair With Fashion!  
I am so excited that after 3 years, it FINALLY got a makeover.  About time, right?!  I really hope that you love this new design as much as I do.  A lot of thought and time went into this because I wanted to make sure that it was more personal and a better representation of who I am.  I believe that it is. As I evolve, I want my blog to evolve with me.  Change is necessary for growth.  :)

The more I looked at my blog, the more I realized I had outgrown the design.  It didn't feel personal enough for me.  It just didn't feel like me at all.  That's mostly because I have no idea how to design for my life. lol  I honestly felt like I was in a bit of a slump because I knew that I needed to update it all, but I couldn't find someone to do it.  Thankfully, I connected with Vanessa, who instantly saw my vision, and she saved me!  I highly recommend working with her if you are in need of a web designer.  She has been such a pleasure to work with and has seriously gone above and beyond to make sure that I was 100% satisfied with everything.  We basically connected all the way back in August, but because of personal things and our schedules, we were not able to start working on this fully until November.  I had no idea how long of a process something like this could be, but I am so grateful to her for having patience with my indecisiveness and exceeding my expectations.  She is extremely talented and creative.

My main goal with this new layout was for everything to be simple, chic, cohesive and clean.  I want whoever comes to my site to get a better feel for who I am.  This goes beyond my outfits and style.  So much of what we go through in life makes us who we are today, so you will notice that my "about" section is a bit more personal too.  I added categories in the sidebar so that I can start sharing more on here than just my outfits.   The main focus will still be fashion, but I really do want to share so much more with you all.  I am focused on creating new content that I hope you will enjoy.  You might have noticed that the Google Friend Connect is gone, however all of the heart icons are linked to bloglovin' so that you can follow my posts there!  I picked a color combo that has been one of my favorites for a very long time and I think it represents me better than the coral I had before.  If you are viewing from mobile, make sure to click "view web version" so that you can see all of these changes.  We are hoping to create a better mobile version soon too.  There are still a few little elements that we will be adding, like a fun FAQ page, but for now this is it. I really hope that you love it! <3 

If by chance you are looking for a designer and want to work with Vanessa, she is offering 20% off to all of my readers.  If you click on her name it will bring you to her site.  It's under construction, but her email address is listed there.  Feel free to shoot her an email with your ideas and hopefully you can work together.
Thanks so much for stopping by!