Friday, January 17, 2014

Black and White (and ready for Date Night!)

Hi there!

Friday Favorite! This week it's. . .my bed!

That probably sounds odd, but hear me out: A few weeks ago, I mentioned to my husband that eventually, someday, in the future, I would like our bed to have a tufted headboard. A black one with gold buttons. I see tufted head boards all over Pinterest, and I think they look so luxurious!

A couple of nights later, he had found a tutorial online about how to build a tufted headboard from scratch, and we were standing in the middle of the fabric aisle at JoAnn's picking out the perfect fabric to use. He didn't just stop at the headboard--oh no. He also built a new bed frame (with the bottom wrapped in the same velvety material that the headboard is made out of), with matching nightstands. He even drilled perfectly round holes in the back of the nightstand to stick cords through so we can plug in a lamp, clock, or phone charger without any cords hanging in the front. It sure is handy being married to a guy who loves to build things! ;)

 It's soooo soft! The fabric also has a faint zebra pattern. :)

He finished building it this week, and I just love it! Next, we need to figure out what color sheets and comforter we should get to match!


Valentine's Day is coming up fast (wasn't New Years just yesterday? It feels like it!), and I thought it would be fun to share an outfit idea to wear that night--whether you're going out with your significant other or with your friends!

Top The Limited (50% off) // Skirt Zara (orig $25.90, sale $12.99) // Tights Target // Boots H&M (25% off coupon) // Necklace Charlotte Russe ($10.99) // Bow Bracelet Charlotte Russe // Chain Bracelet Forever 21

As you can see, I added a statement necklace and some fairly large bracelets to the outfit. Otherwise, it looked a little too plain for my liking--I don't want to be mistaken for a referee!. ;) I kept my jewelry black and gold, but any color would work! A bright statement necklace would look great with this outfit! For today, I decided to keep my blue nails the main source of color.

I found these booties at H&M! I have been wanting black booties all season, and I think these are so cute! I was standing in line at the register waiting to pay when I remembered to pull out my phone to pull up the "RetailMeNot" app to see if there might be a coupon for H&M that day. There was--for 25% off! I was so happy I checked!

These boots were (not) made for walking (in dirt). :P

Thank you for reading! Have a great weekend! :)


  1. Love the pops of blue with this! And that bow bracelet is darling!
    I'm jealous of your crafty husband! Everything looks amazing! Nice work!

    1. Thank you so much! :) Even if I try to just stick with black and white, I always end up adding a pop of color somwhere! :)

  2. Love your headboard! Ours was a DIY too - my husband built it and then my grandmother and mom covered it. Yours looks great!


  3. Thank you so much! It sure is nice to have husbands to help us with DIY projects! :)