Honey DIY – Gold Shelves

                  

I’m super excited to be sharing my first “Honey DIY” post! My husband and I will be sharing some fun projects that we have worked on together in hopes of giving you some fun DIY ideas. We have received many requests to share the details on our shelves so here it goes :) 

 When we first moved to Texas, I knew I wanted to change up my decor a bit. Knowing that where we are living at now is just a one year temporary home, we weren’t wanting to spend a lot of money. These shelves were on my list of must-haves after seeing them all over Pinterest! I’m obsessed with the gold color + they look SO nice and are such a statement piece for such an affordable price. All that is needed to achieve this look is the VITTSJÖ shelf from ikea & gold spray paint! We bought two of these shelf units and used three cans of spray paint on each of them. 

Now came the decorating part… I was convinced that I needed to go out and buy all new things to decorate my new, pretty, gold shelves with. My mom, who is AMAZING at all things design, was in town and totally styled my shelves for under $20 & mostly using things that I already had! I was amazed watching her put it all together. We used some of my pretty serveware, a couple of ikea plants, picture frames, books, Chatbooks (use code dthom607 to get your first book free when you subscribe), vases, a special Shinola watch box that Sid received when he got his new job, the poem my husband wrote when he proposed framed, a yummy candle, a few HomeGoods knick knacks, & called it good! 

I absolutely love how they turned out! I love that I can change it up and switch things in and out to create different looks. The best part about it was that I didn’t have to spend a lot at all to create two beautiful statement pieces for our temporary home. I hope this post was helpful in showing that you can totally use things you already have, mixed in with some new things, to make your space perfect! 


Pool Side With My Loves

 

                 FREE PEOPLE DRESS C/O D’ANNATA BOUTIQUE| SUNGLASSES | WEDGES (LAST YEAR- SIMILAR HERE, HERE, & HERE) | HAT (LAST YEAR- SIMILAR HERE, HERE, & HERE) | PHONE CASE

TRUMAN: SWIMSUIT C/O SWIMZIP

SID: SWIMSUIT | SUNGLASSES (ON SALE!) | HAT (LAST YEAR- SIMILAR)

 

The sun has finally come out & Houston weather has been ahhhmazing! We took full advantage of the weather & spent our FHE right… by the pool. If you follow me on Instagram {@dthompsy} & Snapchat{destinythompson} then I’m sure you saw! I had the best time with my little family. Truman is already a water babe & he could not get enough of it! We love watching him explore & learn new things everyday. He is seriously the most amazing blessing I could ever imagine! I’m incredibly thankful for my little family and shed a few grateful tears as I documented our fun filled evening tonight! I’m looking forward to many more of the same and wishing you all warmer weather & happy pool days ahead! XOXO

Rock On

            

SHIRT C/O SALT AND PEPPER TEES (USE CODE DT15 FOR 15% OFF) | SKIRT C/O WINDSOR (SIMILAR HERE AND HERE) | SHOES (SOLD OUT-SIMILAR HERE) |DAINTY NECLACES C/O TAUDREY | TURQUOISE NECKLACE (SIMILAR) | BANGLES | WATCH | BOMBSHELL EXTENSIONS

Happy Monday! So sad the weekend is over, but ready to get back to the grind. Hope you all had a fab weekend, we definitely did! P.S. Can you tell how much I love dressing up a simple t-shirt?! They are just SO easy to throw on and work with. I love this Salt and Pepper tee paired with this Windsor skirt (s0ld out, similar linked above) or even a pair of my fav jeans (here) and a tennis shoe (favs here & here). Seriously so versatile- I’m obsessed!

*Photos by Emily Peterson @e.m.peterson

Boho Vibes

            TOP C/O WINDSOR (SIMILAR HERE & HERE) | JEANS C/O WINDSOR (SIMILAR HERE & HERE) | WEDGES C/O LOLOELLE BOUTIQUE | LIPSTICK IN RUSSIAN RED | WATCH | BANGLES 

I am absolutely loving anything & everything boho right now- especially for festival season! This gorgeous top makes such a statement all in itself & can be styled so many fun ways. I styled it with my light washed jeans (similar here), my fav Ally wedges, a red lippy, & messy bun + called it a day! I love how effortless this look is, but yet SO eye catching. I received tons of compliments on this top so thought I’d better share the look! Unfortunately, this particular top is sold out, BUT I found this one and this one that are super similar and seriously, you can’t beat these prices!  I hope you all have an amazing weekend!! XOXO  

Ready Set Go Makeup Tutorial

This is my quick “Ready Set Go” makeup routine. It’s perfect for those days that you don’t have tons of time to get ready or just want to look natural, pretty, & put together! xoxo

Garnier B.B. Cream

MAC eyeshadow for brows in “Cork” 

NYX HD Concealer in “beige” 

MAC Studio Fix

N.Y.C. Color Wheel Mosaic Face Powder, 724A All Over Bronze Glow

Maybelline Colossal Mascara

Baby Lips Lip Balm Hot Pink 

C h e c k  I t  O u t

              

TOP & SKIRT c/o SHABBY APPLE | SHOES | WATCH | LIPSTICK (KINDA SEXY) 

 Mixing patterns can be fun, unexpected, and ultra amazing IF done right and let me just say that Shabby Apple did it SO right with this gingham top paired with this striped skirt from their fabulous spring line! I paired this adorable ensemble with my favorite floral pumps and Voila~ complete visual bliss!!

Not only is this outfit perfect for spring, but it is also super chic & modest, which is a must for me.  I love the classic and feminine style of this outfit and the freshness and feel of it all together.  

Another MAJOR bonus is how absolutely versatile this outfit is. Each piece can easily be worn together or separately and dressed up or down.. The possibilities are seriously endless!   

Check out (pun intended ;) ) these beautiful pieces and the rest of  Shabby Apple’s spring line and I promise you will NOT be disappointed!  Happy shopping, friends! 

*Photos by Emily Peterson @e.m.peterson

Messy {Dirty} Hair, Don’t Care

In this tutorial I am sharing a quick and easy style for those days when you want a little something more than your traditional go-to {dirty} hair bun! I hope you enjoy!

EXTENSIONS | SHIRT 

The Bunny Trip

                        

MY OUTFIT: BLAZER & BLOUSE- PLEATED EMPIRE | SKIRT (ON SALE NOW)| HEELS- STEVE MADDEN (SIMILAR) | BANGLES | WATCH | TRUMAN’S OUTFIT: SHIRT (ON SALE NOW) | PANTS- JOE’S (SIMILAR) | SHOES 

While we were visiting my parents, my mom took Truman to see the Easter Bunny for the first time! She got him all dressed up, so I decided to get a little fancy as well (as a mom I’ll take any excuse to get dressed up ;) ) He looked SO dang cute & was being a total ham for these pictures… Then we got to the Easter Bunny & this was his face:  

 

Haha at least he didn’t cry, right? Happy Eastering, everyone! 

San Antonio

   

  

   

  

    

   

   

   

  

OLIVE PANTS | WHITE V-NECK | BLACK CARDIGAN (OLD- SIMILAR)| HAT (SIMILAR)| BROWN WEDGES | BLUE WEDGES | JEANS | WHITE TEE | SUNGLASSES | PINK TOP 

I was finally reunited with my handsome husband who planned a weekend getaway to San Antonio. It was my first time there & I loved everything about it! The food was amazing, it was sooo beautiful, & so much fun. I love mini vacations where I get to spend good, quality time with my loves! Now here’s to a productive week of unpacking and getting my home back in order. ;)

Sporty Chic

  

               

PANTS, BLOUSE, BOMBER C/O PLEATED EMPIRE | HEELS- SOLE SOCIETY(SOLD OUT- SIMILAR)  | BANGLES | NECKLACE | LIPSTICK (MAC UP THE AMP) | EXTENSIONS 

Happy Friday, babes! I love mixing sporty and girly together to create a chic look. My entire outfit (besides the heels) is from Pleated Empire- available April 15th! Mark your calendars and hold on tight because they’re stuff is seriously to die for!!! The pants are a new favorite of mine because not only are they gorg, but they are SOO comfortable. The floral bomber is also a great Spring piece because it is lightweight, but still provides some stylish coverage. Who ever said baggy & sporty can’t be sexy? 

*Photos by Emily Peterson @e.m.peterson