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I thought I’d share something a little different on the blog tonight (in addition to this cute transitional fall outfit, romper + booties from Anjouils!) so here are the answers to the five most asked questions I get from the blog:

  1. What lip color are you wearing? This is asked SO often any time I post a close up photo! I have an absolute weakness for lip products in general (my husband thinks I have truly bought out the entire contents of Sephora’s lipsticks) but my favorites in my most worn categories are these: blush/nude/light pink – Kylie Cosmetics in Koko K, Buxom Cosmetics in Undressed, Urban Decay Cosmetics liner in Naked; brown toned shades – Kylie Cosmetics in Dolce K liner and Candy K lip kit; Gerard Cosmetics in 1995; berry/plum – MAC cosmetics in Rebel
  2. What are the color of your walls in your house? Utterly Beige by Sherwin Williams. It’s a crossover between beige and grey…also known as greige and I love it!
  3. Where is the best place to buy flowers? If you are local to Houston, Tx (or Texas in general) I LOVE buying flowers at Central Market and Trader Joes.
  4. Do you do calligraphy? I dabble in calligraphy merely as a hobby. I’ve taken a few classes so what I used to call “doodling” is now more commonly known as calligraphy. I don’t take clients as it is just something I do when I have time but I do know a few fabulous calligraphers if you ever need a recommendation!
  5. What size are you? I’ve been asked this question a few times and to be completely honest, my first thought was to be self conscious (aren’t we sadly programmed to do so?) by the mere question BUT the more that I’ve sat on it, I’ve realized that truly I take it as a compliment. I love the fact that people notice and are commenting in a positive way that I am an average sized woman, as opposed to the stick thin model that we often see in advertisements or even in the blogger world. Not that there is anything wrong with a thin body type, there isn’t. ..I just, am not. I am no size 2. I wear size 8/10 in most clothing and have a very curvy figure. I hope that if you have a similar body type or shape that you find inspiration in how I dress!

Always feel free to send questions my way, I am a true girl’s girl and love helping in any way that I can. I don’t have my blog so that I can make extra income or just grow my own empire, I do it because I love anything and everything girly, I love sharing and its SO fun when I hear feedback from you!

Hope you enjoyed, xoxo
Candice

Trend alert: tone on tone is an absolutely must for fall this season! I love mixing up different textures and shapes of the same tone and pairing them together. This high neck tank + button down skirt (both from Francesca’s) make for the perfect fall transitional outfit. Word on the street is that tomorrow marks the first day of the fall season but let. me. just. tell. you. Houston, Tx won’t be seeing the likes of “fall” temperatures for another month or two so for now we just pretend with open toe booties (these Qupid ones are my go to these days) and a PSL from Starbucks in hand. Throw on some neutral accessories, like this side satchel from Macy’s Backstage (a big thank you for gifting me this fabulous purse, along with several other items that I can’t wait to share with you!), add a statement necklace and you are good to go!

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A few months ago, a rep from Milton and King Wallpapers reached out to me about sending some of their product my way to try out. I had just been telling my husband about all of the updates that I wanted to do to our master bathroom and saw this faux brick wallpaper that I thought would be PERFECT for a little nook in our bathroom. I love our house, it has great space and an excellent floor plan but the one thing it lacks is character, so little by little, that is just what I’ve done: added character here and there to make our house feel like a home.

In my dreams, we’d be able to rip out the standard, builder’s grade tub and add a claw foot tub with a little chandelier over it but my husband says that is for another time, and another house. We’ve done some sprucing to the room (added new floors…still would love to paint, change out our countertop, and put two mirrors up instead of the standard one) but because I have to live with the footprints of the bathroom as it is, I wanted to add something to this wall above our tub (and behind our shower) that would’ve otherwise been left untouched. This wallpaper was the perfect touch to make the space more unique and I am truly in shock of how it easy it was to apply. SO easy, in fact, that I sort of/kind of/absolutely did it twice because I didn’t match up the seams correctly the first time so although it looked great, there was a seam going up the center of the space so I enlisted my handy man and we tackled taking it down, and then reapplying it. Y’all, I am telling you it is so easy. I’ve had quite a few of you who follow me on IG reach out to me and ask more specific questions so I thought I’d give a little breakdown on how to do this yourself. I will say both my husband and I have experience with other brands of wallpaper and I think the thickness and quality of this product (check out @mkwallpapers on Instagram, you won’t be disappointed!) makes it so feasible to apply.

Step 1: Clean your surface, fill in any holes and make sure it is smooth and even.

Step 2: Using a wallpaper adhesive (found at Home Depot or Lowe’s) and a roller sponge, roll the adhesive onto the wall where your first panel will go.

Step 3: Take the top of the wallpaper and apply directly to the wall, smoothing out the edges (I used a smooth edge that I found in the paint section at Home Depot) and making sure that you are lined up evenly with the edge of the wall.

Step 4: Once you’ve gotten to the very bottom and your paper is smooth on the wall, use a box cutter and a straight edge to cut a straight line.

Step  5: Repeat process until you run out of wall, ENSURING that your pattern is repeating perfectly so there are no seams.

….and WALA! Let it dry for a few hours and then hang shelves (like I did) or some simple wall art. I love the idea of having the wallpaper as a backdrop and then doing something like four, white matted frames with simple prints framed inside….I can just picture it now! Hope you’ve enjoyed this post, let me know if you have any questions at all!

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  • Ilona - Looks so great! Where are those towels from? :) Have a ggggreat weekend!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah K - This is the cutest accent wall EVER! Thank you for all the step, by step.. I have never used wallpaper in my life and want to try badly.ReplyCancel