Friday, April 29, 2016


Three years ago, in my college dorm, I took the leap and began my own blog. I didn't know then how much blogging would end up meaning to me. 

It has become a passion, a inspiration, a motivation and a dream. I cannot wait to see what the next chapter holds. Before I share the most exciting news with you, I will preface this with, do not be afraid to take the next step. Whatever it is that you are standing on the edge of, debating - walk over the line and do what you love. 

Today is a celebration, a new chapter and a new look...

You'll now see this blog, on my new website! Check it out and contact me to join my email list to never miss a post! See you there! 


Monday, March 21, 2016

Polyvore & Vision Boards

If you are like me, you love collecting images and creating vision boards that make you happy & inspired...a.k.a. "Pinteresting." But there is another site I love using to find inspiration and items for my future bedroom, office or closet:

I mostly use the site to create home decor or fashion themed vision boards, but if you want to create magazine layouts or art collages - just do it! *Shia LaBeouf's voice*  

So, what is a vision board? 
A place to collect images, quotes or designs that inspire and match your vision. I use vision boards to get ideas for events I plan, rooms I design or outfits I want. As the name suggests, it is creating a "board" of inspiration photos and quotes that match the vision you have for whatever you're designing.

A few of the collections I created are below. I wanted to share my (not so) secret site with all of you so you can create your own and get inspired! I'd love to see what you create! 

"Pretty things that make me really happy"

"Rose Gold Obsession" 
I will be posting fashion, home decor, design & inspiration boards I create on this blog;
so stay tuned & create some of your own! 

Show me your vision boards & see more of mine: HaileyGrace12


Tuesday, March 1, 2016


The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the weather forecast predicts snow on Friday -- it's truly spring in Maryland.

Jokes aside, I think I speak for many of us when I say I am excited to be out of the winter blues. I love winter, its coziness, chilled air and snow storms...but only when I can stay curled up with a hot cup of tea and my friends from One Tree Hill (if you haven't seen the show, stop what you are doing and start watching!) Once school and work enters the scene, I am ready for the cold weather to go. 
Check out the professional photos from this shoot I styled with Joy Michelle Photography!

This spring is an exciting one for me, as I both graduate and move house! 

 Our new home under construction!!

I am undoubtedly excited about moving and ready for the DIY projects I can craft, rooms I can design and blogs/videos I can create. 

Enter graduation. 

Now this is where the bittersweet emotions come in. 

When asked daily if i'm excited to graduate from college or what my post-grad plans are, I typically respond with two answers:
                     1. It's terrifying & exciting.
                     2. I am ready to be out of school, but not ready to be out of school.

I'm not alone in this feeling either, most of my friends and classmates feel the same way. So why is this? Why are we both nervous and excited to begin our lives?

My guess, because it's not the beginning of our lives, but the next step.

We are often told that the "big bad real world" is a place to be scared of and told to "enjoy college while you can, working sucks." Call me optimistic, but I would like to think the next 60 + years of my life have not plateaued at the experiences I've had in college. I love my university and I love the experiences that come along with it, but I believe there is still much more to come.

So, while the scary thought of graduation, a career, bills and a "big kid" life terrify me, I aim to focus on the fact that these thoughts also excite me. 

If you are graduating soon or are coming up on a new life experience, remember the excitement over the fear and watch as the opportunities unfold. 


Thursday, February 25, 2016

Winter Plaids

Winter is where layers count the most. I love when the season gets chilly & I can put together outfits with many different elements. 

This outfit is one of my favorites that I wore around the Christmas season: 
Dress: H&M
Bralette: Aerie
Scarf: Craft Show Vendor
Socks: Target
Clutch: Bath & Body Works 


Monday, February 15, 2016

Thursday, February 4, 2016

A Day in DC

For being a mere 30 minutes away from Washington DC, I do not visit nearly enough. Last month, I made the trip with my sister who was visiting from California and my mom. We went to the Smithsonian first, which I never get tired of. Between the dinosaur exhibit and the marine life center, I could explore the museum all day!!
A beautiful chemical element called Bismuth was in the gems & crystals shop 
 and I couldn't help but admire it! I mean's rainbow and geometric!!
The highlight of the trip was definitely finding a delicious Gelato & coffee shop. It was my first time at Pitango Gelato & I wanted to come back as soon as we left. I chose green tea and coconut gelato and they tasted great together. I was pleasantly surprised by the high quality of the coffee, it was one of the best cappuccinos I have had! The shop is small with a few seats looking out on the beautiful streets of DC. I would highly recommend checking this place out, it's peaceful & the treats are delicious.
We ended the day with a beautiful sunset at the Washington Monument & went to pick up my brother-in-law at the airport! 

What is your favorite spot in DC?


Thursday, January 21, 2016

A Kate Spade Office

I love puns. I love stationery. I love Kate Spade. So naturally, I love the two Kate Spade products I received for Christmas this year. 

I am in the process of collecting bits & pieces for my new office that I will be moved into around May of this year (and I am so excited to design it!) 

           Find them here: ,

With copper and gold accents planned, the golden push pins in the shape of a delicate bow and the beautiful gold stapler with a clear coating are great additions to the collection. 


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Rose Gold Zoeva Makeup Brushes

Rose gold everything. I am admittedly alongside many when it comes to a true love for Rose gold. It is just as classy as gold, but with a bit more daintiness...what's not to love? 

These makeup brushes are not only designed beautifully, but are crafted well! 
The bristles are incredibly soft and don't seem to shed. 

The collection is filled with eight brushes in total providing a brush option for every daily makeup need.

Just look at these beauties:

From left to right: 227 Luxe soft definer, 231 Luxe petit crease, 106 Powder, 110 Face shape, 142 Concealer buffer, 102 Silk finish, 127 Luxe sheer cheek,317 Wing liner 
 Here are a few of my particular favorites: 
Find them here:


Saturday, January 9, 2016

Jo Malone: Peony & Blush Suede

One of my favorite Christmas presents this year (though I loved them all & feel so grateful) was a JoMalone scent. It was definitely unexpected! 

The packaging is clean, classic and beautiful. The scent inside is just as lovely. In the bottle, the scent smells of a heavy floral scent. Once on the skin it is a long-lasting, light floral scent where the peony stands out. It lasts all day with just a spritz on the neck and wrist. Not to mention I feel absolutely luxurious wearing it.

With a pretty price tag it is a bit of a splurge, but worth it. Get to a Jo Malone counter and find the scent you love! 
                  Find it here:


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Happy December

Happy December! Christmas is only a bit away and I am so ready. The lights, movies, music, food, drinks, scarves and outfits...oh man, I'm excited. 

Here is a simple outfit idea I love. It combines casual, cozy & girly into one hunter-green focused look.

What is your favorite part of Christmas?