It’s been about 2.5 weeks since Jake and I moved into our place that I have nicknamed, “The Red Door.” Moments have been spent unpacking boxes, making trips to stores, cleaning, cleaning, cleaning, cooking and settling into this humble abode. I am truly in love with this open, airy gem and each day we are here it becomes more of a home filled with memories.
Not everything is set in stone in regards to decorating and some furniture placement, but I thought I’d share with you a few details of the red door that I am currently loving. After all, I am such a romantic when it comes to the little things–aren’t you? When decorating this place I really wanted to keep its charm, add a rustic + warm feel to everything and throw some textiles in for a fun, modern touch.
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If you’ve peeped the title there’s a new series in town on Creatively Victoria called “F L O U R I SH” that’ll be centered on leaving the nest and living on your own. My boyfriend, Jake and I made it a summer goal to move-in together and we found a place! During our rather short process (i.e. saw it on Sunday, applied on Monday, had an interview on Tuesday and got offered it that night) I wanted to share our first home journey–from finding the right place to decorating it and utilizing your space. Despite how quickly we scored our first home, we were avidly preparing + looking for quite a few months, and learned some tips that definitely helped us in our search. I’ll be sharing all of these to help you on your own home journey if you’re ready to leave the coop.
Ever since summer kicked off I have had my eyes set on one thing, denim. And not just any denim that is—denim shoes. They’re my latest fashion crush that I cannot get enough of. Whenever I think of them I’m just like, “denim, denim, denim”…and then I remind myself of the noises in a Super Mario game. My shoe obsession has had me breaking in any pair of denim shoes I get my hands on like no tomorrow. They’re comfy, durable and add a fresh vibe to anything I pair them with—what’s not to love?
I’ll be sharing my denim shoe love with all of you showcasing the 3 pairs I wear the most…okay, wear Sun-Mon honestly because I’m in love! First up, these pair of denim mules that I had my eyes on from F21. I call these my fancy slippers since they remind me of house slippers, but you can certainly wear them out. Paired with a pj inspired look and you have an outfit that creates a fun spin with your favorite lounge wear.
Happy March! Hope this month has kicked off on a beautiful note for each of you. This month feels like a pure, good one for some reason and I am glowing with all the energy I’m feeling from it. Speaking of feeling—the warm weather has certainly visited us on the East Coast making spring feel an arm’s reach away. You know how everyone has at least one favorite month? For a little mine was summer, mostly in high school, since that was the majority favorite. Then for a time in college it was fall and then it was winter. Now though, as the season changes, so does my favorite and you probably are thinking it already; yes, spring has become my new favorite.
I hope you all are having a lovely + loving February. During this month, remember that giving yourself the love you need not only can benefit yourself, but others around you too. I know, that with this month comes Valentine’s Day; and with Valentine’s Day can come the worries of not having a date or someplace to go or someone to be with and post photos for the gram. Please be easy with yourself. You do not need to be with someone or rush to have a romantic partner/connection just because of one day. Love does not have to romantically involve another person. Love comes in all forms-most importantly coming from the one that should be at the center of it all, yourself.