Fall is my favourite season to decorate for, I love everything from the warm colours, to the pumpkins, wood accents, inspiration from nature, and everything in between.  Today I want to share with you some fall home decor inspiration. I had so much fun decorating this year! The following are two of my favourite displays I made!

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'Blessed' Wooden Box: Michaels
Hydrangea's: Michaels
Gold Antlers: Michaels
Burlap and Lace Table Cloth: Amazon

'Thankful' Wooden Pie Box: Michaels
White Pumpkin: Michaels
White Metal Pitcher: Passed down from my Grandmother
Cotton on Sticks: Michaels
Wooden Stands: Passed down from my Grandmother

I hope you enjoyed the fall decor and got some inspiration for your own home. If you would like to see more decor ideas for the home and various seasons and holidays, make sure you are following me on Pinterest! 

My Experience with Marleylilly

Want to know a fun fact about me? ... Although I may live on the East Coast of Canada, I still love all things southern. Their lifestyle, colleges, houses, food, clothing and most importantly everything monogrammed. I was recently scrolling through Facebook and an ad for Marleylilly appeared, having not heard of this company before I decided to check them out and I am so glad that I did!

Marleylilly is a super cute online store based out of South Carolina. They have everything from women's monogrammed shirts, jackets, jewelry, shoes, hats, vests, gifts and so much more.  Their website is easy to navigate, extremely organized, and in my opinion just plain beautiful with all of their fun graphics and bright colors. 

Features that I love about their website:
  • When you first open their site you are welcomed with a FREE GIFT, usually a piece of jewelry. Once you you provide your email address they will send you a promo code for your free gift that you can than use on your order.
  • At the bottom of the page you will find a section called 'Monogram Bloopers'. As they say on their site "We're only human, so sometimes we make mistakes. Search for your monogram to discover already personalized and non-personalized products up to 70% off!" I love, love, love this section. 
  • In the States, they offer free shipping on orders over $75.
  • They frequently have Flash Sales with TONS of reduced clothing, accessories, etc.
  • At the top of the page is a link to their other boutique, Monday Dress, which has hundreds of beautiful clothing, jewelry, accessories, etc.  Although the items are not monogrammed it is still a site I highly recommend checking out.
After filling my cart with countless items, it was time for the difficult task of narrowing down my items to just two or three (especially since shipping was not free to Canada). After a hard time deciding as it was all such beautiful clothing, this is the shirt I decided to go with!
(sorry for the awkward lighting!)

*I would like to mention that all items were bought with my own money and opinions are my own. However, I would be open to collaborating with Marleylilly or similar clothing companies in the future if the opportunity presents itself!

Farewell Summer 2017

I'm in denial that I am currently writing this post, how can summer possibly be over? I feel as though I blinked and summer disappeared... Now with that being said,  I will be the first to admit that I did not accomplish all of the things on my 'summer to do list', but I did have an amazing summer spent with friends, family, and making memories that will last a lifetime.

Over the years I have come to realize that if you ask someone what summer means to them, you may get a variety of answers. Everyone has their own traditions, vacations, memories, etc. I love that a simple season can have such a different meaning to every individual.

As a send off to summer 2017 I thought I would share with you what summer means to me. Enjoy!

Summer Is...

  • Long scenic walks to clear my head.
  • Late night drives with no destination in mind.
  • A visit to Peggy's Cove. Natures beauty only a 20 minute drive from home.
  • Countless hours spent lounging in the pool.
  • Beach days. From anywhere in Nova Scotia you're no more than 67km from a beach.
  • Kayaking around the lake with friends.
  • Road Trips. This summer was to beautiful Prince Edward Island (make sure you check out my travel diary if you haven't already) and Moncton, New Brunswick.
  • Planning a surprise 25th Wedding Anniversary party for my parents. They deserve the world.
  • Campfires with delicious smores.
  • Patio drinks with friends.
  • Laying out under the stars wondering what else is out there?
  • Ice-cream, lots and lots of ice-cream. 
  • Working full time then wondering where all of your money went when it comes time to pay tuition.  (oops!)
  • Visiting my cottage, my all time favourite place in the world. 
  • Blueberry picking.
  • Seeing my cousins almost weekly, they truly are like sisters to me.
  • The freedom to lay in bed all day without having to worry about tests, assignments, etc.
  • Binge watching new shows on Netflix. 
  • Eating vegetables straight from the garden.
  • Driving around jamming to music with your best friend. 

What does summer mean to you? Leave a comment letting me know and maybe it will make an appearance on my Summer 2018 to do list!

Thank you Summer 2017. You won't be forgotten.

Planning A Vegas Bachelorette Party

Planning a bachelorette party can be a daunting, time consuming task for any maid of honour or bridesmaid.  I recently participated in Vegas.com's bachelorette campaign and would love to share some helpful tips, tricks and suggestions to make the party planning experience more organized, fun, and enjoyable.

Are you planning a Vegas bachelorette party and have no idea where to start? To help get you started, think about these points:
  1. Ask your bride if she is more comfortable with a Mild or Wild party.
  2. Decide when, where and how long you will be staying in Vegas. Having trouble deciding? Use this page to find travel and hotel packages.
  3. Make a small itinerary. Decide what shows, excursions or clubs you would like to see or what best suits your party.
  4. What essentials would you pack? What will the weather be like? Are you planning on having matching outfits, t-shirts made, etc? 
Below you will find information on where to stay, dine, drink, play and shows you can take in while exploring Vegas all easily broken down into the category of a Wild or Mild party!

Also included is a fun Vegas Bachelorette Scavenger Hunt for you and your party to print off or screenshot. This fun and easy hunt can be done by both small or large parties and take a little stress off of planning!

I hope you find this post helpful when it comes to planning your Wild or Mild Vegas Bachelorette Party! 

GUEST POST: Most Wearable Fall 2017 Trends at a Glance!

Most Wearable Fall 2017 Trends at a Glance!
Fall 2017 collections were full of surprises, and there was something for every girl. While some designers tried to redefine the classics with newer elements, others chose to work with colour palettes and prints in ways that didn’t feel like the “fall”. In this special post, we will talk of the top trends of fall 2017 and how you can get these looks right! 

Velvet for the lady: Velvet is a true fall classic in many ways. It has a soft and feminine appeal that works for varied outfits. Last year, fall collections had a lot of velvet, but mostly in shoes and handbags. In 2017, you will see more of staples, right from dresses to outfits that have a splash of velvet. Top designers and labels like Jason Wu and Jill Stuart worked with velvet in a number of ways, and the colour palette was anything but ordinary. If a full outfit seems too much, you can take a shot at skirts and tops too. 

Say it loud: The world is dealing with a lot of serious concerns, and designers have found the right way to voice their opinions. From Ashish’s amazing focus on feminism to Prabal Gurung’s stunning take on the immigrant problem, there were so many new statements. Basically, you are just saying your mind with a slogan tee. The good thing is you don’t need to spend on expensive outfits. Just check online or get one customized locally. It’s all about being in style, and with a purpose for sure. 

Silver girl: Well, a lot of designers also worked with silvery elements, both for shoes and outfits. These are not metallic, but subtler and wearable. Dolce & Gabbana, Michael Kors and Genny were some of the names that worked with this trend. You can go for dresses, which can be edgy, but if that seems over the top, you can also choose to go for shoes and handbags too. In short, this trend is not going anywhere in near future. 

I love power: One of the better and wearable trends this season was power suits. If you are someone who moves from one boardroom to another, you need these suits that have a more masculine feel, thanks to broad shoulders. You can get one tailored from a local store or can check online to find other options. Some of the designers/labels you can check for this trend include Calvin Klein and Max Mara. 
It’s important to mention that puffer jackets made a comeback this season, and for those who need something warm for the season, this is the best pick beyond any doubt. 
Hope you had fun with this post. For more on fashion and style, you can follow this amazing blog. Until we meet again, stay in vogue!
[Images Credit: fashionista.com]

Author: Suzy Walsh is a fashion blogger and style expert, best recognized as the editor and writer for the House of Elegance Fashion. She is known for her quick fashion takes, which is all about new and trending ideas.


IT HAS FINALLY HAPPENED! I have made my first youtube video! I realize the quality is not the best, but the good news is... I can only get better from here. It would mean the world to me if you could show some support and subscribe to my channel as I plan on doing fun videos, giveaways and so much more!

August 3-5th, my family and I travelled to beautiful Prince Edward Island. Below is information of some of the sights, attractions, food, and much more featured in the video.  Enjoy!

Kindred Spirits Inn & Cottages: "Located on six acres in the heart of Cavendish and literally next door to Anne of Green Gables, Kindred Spirits is a quiet sanctuary in the middle of Cavendish, PEI." 
A pool and hot-tub located off the Inn, bikes to rent, playground, fire-pit, outdoor activities, games room and so much more, Kindred Spirits is the perfect getaway for all ages.

My family rented a two bedroom deluxe cottage and it fit the seven of us comfortably, it included:
  • Master Bedroom: King Bed
  • Second Bedroom: Queen or Double plus a single bed
  • Full eat-in kitchen with fridge, stove, microwave, and dishwasher
  • Large living room with a double sofa bed and fireplace
  • Full bath
  • Some units have a second bath (ensuite)
  • Electric Heat
  • All dishes and linens provided
  • Dishwasher
  • Cable TV and DVD players
  • Propane BBQ
  • Air Conditioning
  • 6-8 person private hot-tub (MY FAVOURITE PART)
  • Front veranda and back deck

The Dunes Studio Gallery and Café: Located in Brackley Beach, Prince Edward Island, The Dunes has breathtaking grounds, unique and creative items located in their Gallery and the most delicious food you will taste in the café. Although the atmosphere was very relaxed and staff were dressed in cool, funky clothing, it was one of the most elegant dining experiences I have ever had.  I enjoyed the Grilled Filet Mignon, Fire Grilled Beef Tenderloin topped with Braised Mushrooms in a Chianti Demi Glace Sauce. Served with Potato of the Day (Mashed with cheddar and turnip) and a Medley of Vegetables.

Cavendish Beach: On the Gulf of St. Lawrence, this natural sand beach stretches for 8km with the red sandstone cliffs on one end and the entrance to New London Bay on the other. The beach is located within The Prince Edward Island National Park and has lots of parking, changing rooms, washrooms and a canteen. Want a break from relaxing on the beach? Take a stroll along the beautiful boardwalk.

Pinterest Picks: My 2017 Summer Style

Last year I uploaded a post Pinterest Picks: My Style and I was overwhelmed with the great feedback! As summer is in full swing I thought I would share with you some of my favourite summer outfits I have come across while on Pinterest and possibly give you some inspiration for your own summer style. As you will see below,  light-weight shirts, dresses, white denim jeans, and off the shoulder tops are some of my go to pieces this summer. I love that I can feel stylish and beautiful while remaining comfy!

I would like to mention that I do not own any of these pictures and the links to their original posts can be found on the 'My Style' board on my Pinterest.  If you have not already, I would love a follow so I can see what you have been pinning lately!