Friday, October 21, 2016

Fall Essentials: Boots & Booties

Toms booties (20% off) / short gray bootie / cognac booties / peep toe bootie / over the knee boots / black knee boot / stone color with buckle boot / hunter boot / gray suede boots /

In my mind, Fall = boots and I'm completely okay with that! Because of that I've rounded up my favorite boots and booties. My birthday is next week and I'm hoping to add a new pair of boots to my closet from this list, during a little day trip to Chicago :)  I'm especially hoping to try these booties on because they have such great reviews! I also ADORE these two toned gray boots.

Tall boots with dresses, booties with cuffed jeans...casual, cute and easy to wear. Have you found your go-to boots for fall?

ALSO! Had to add that I got these leggings last week and I'm in love with them. Cute, unique, soft...all the things. Grab yourself a pair here, too! (They come in 3 colors!)

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Our Fall Decor

gather sign

I'm excited to finally be sharing a few fall touches we have up in our home (#thebeelabode on instagram!) Last week I added this adorable wood sign to the entry way of our apartment, as this is the heart of our home. We always want it to be a place to Gather.

Here's our front porch, just a little bit dressed up for the season!
hello there doormat

When you enter our apartment, you go up a flight of stairs right away to get to the main living space. We have this nice ledge on the wall of stairs for my decor (kinda fun!) so I decorated it for Autumn with thanks to a few pumpkins from Trader Joes, candlesticks, and a little chalkboard sign.

 candle sticks

Our bookcase didn't change much-- just the addition of a mercury glass pumpkin and a new copper candle.

On the top of the shelf I put two dried roses my husband gave me while we were dating and one of our engagement pictures!

While mums aren't my favorite flower, they sure are "fall" and cheap ;)

Cozy throws in our reading corner. Oh, and a new floor lamp for under $45!
 floor lamp

Gold leafed pumpkins on our dining buffet. You can learn how I made them here!

Just a little pumpkin on the coffee table + a yummy apple cider candle.

Our balcony is feeling the fall love, too!

That's all for now! Have you decorated for fall this year? I'm hoping to add some Thanksgiving touches soon enough as well. 

Have a wonderful Wednesday


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Maui Honeymoon: Part 3

Alright readers, this is the last honeymoon recap! I'm sure you're ready for it to be over ;) Don't you worry, these recaps will soon be replaced with wedding recaps...hooray! I can't wait to share all the pictures. 

For the last half of our trip, we stayed at the Sheraton on Kaanapali. The first half was spent at the Westin. Both were beautiful-- we made a little pros and cons list of both incase anyone is planning a trip...

Westin Pros:
Beautiful, newly renovated rooms, super cozy sheets!
Resort-like feel with many pools 
Many restaurants 

Westin Cons:
A lot more people than the Sheraton
The pools were freezing!
Smaller room

Sheraton Pros:
Large room, amazing ocean view (we upgraded to an ocean view when we got there)
Gorgeous landscape and resort feel
Less people, more relaxing!
Right by Black Rock, so you get to see someone jump off the rock every night at sunset.

Sheraton Cons:
Not quite as nice furnishings in the rooms
Only 2 pools
Fewer restaurants

Anyways! Here are some more pictures from the trip:

I loved this adorable dress coverup (it's a rash guard too!) It's the cutest bright color, perfect for Hawaii. It comes in a few other colors and prints as well!

One of the things many people told us to do on Maui was the Road to Hana. Because I get car sick, we didn't do the whole road :( BUT we did do the first 30 minutes. It was beautiful view after beautiful view! We arrived at Twin Falls and did about a 30-45 minute hike up to this gorgeous waterfall. I will say, I got a TON of bug bites (they just love me...of course my husband didn't get any!) but the view was worth it.

McCann floating in the water...

After our short hike, we quickly changed clothes and went to Mama's fish house. It was absolutely amazing! So so expensive (sheesh!) but honestly, worth it. My husband got a mahi stuffed with crab and said it was the best thing he ever ate! I don't eat fish (I know, it's crazy) so my options were very limited ;) I had a steak stir fry, served inside a papaya, with veggies and a side of rice. Also exceptional, but spicy!

We took some pictures outside the restaurant, because it was so beautiful and covered in palm trees.

Our last night in Hawaii was spent watching the sunset at the resort, taking a few pictures on the beach, then going to one of my favorite restaurants on the island called Fridas. It was a Mexican restaurant and it was delicious. We can ALWAYS go for Mexican food, so it was a great last night.

I got this dress to take on our honeymoon, and I'm SO glad I got it. It's light weight and so flowy. It's sold out in blue, but it's available in pink and it's on sale for half the cost! Get it here!

Aww...I just love this guy.

Our last Maui sunset for a while...

As we celebrated 1 month of being married -- so cheesy, we know -- we are both so, so thankful for this first month of marriage. We are being refined, learning about each other and ourselves. God has been so gracious to us. We love being married!

If you missed past honeymoon posts, here they are:
Part 1
Part 2



Thursday, October 13, 2016

Fall Essentials: Plaid Fashion

My fall uniform, right there! I wasn't much of a plaid girl, but turns out my husband loves it, so I'm venturing out and now I kinda love it too. I love this particular button up because it's long enough in the back to wear with leggings. Throw on a jacket + booties = my go to look! Keep scrolling for a bunch of my favorite plaid items.

booties- similar, similar / jeans- similar / necklace 


Are you into plaid?!

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