February 3, 2017

A weekend getaway: Nemacolin Woodlands Resort



Last weekend I hit the road with some of my blogger girlfriends and headed to Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, just a short drive from Pittsburgh.  If you're a bachelor fanatic like myself, this resort may sound familiar because it is where Jojo took some of the guys on her season of the Bachelorette.

Along with Ashley of Afternoon Espresso, Zoe from Zoe With Love & Kim from Yes, Wear That! we enjoyed some serious R&R.  We stayed in the beautiful Falling Rock hotel, which is based off of Frank Loyd Wright's design of his Pennsylvania home, Falling Water.  It was so gorgeous! We were greeted with a glass of champagne in front of a giant fireplace when we arrived in the lobby, and fresh macarons and a sweet note when we arrived to our hotel rooms.



We enjoyed an 80 minute massage in the Woodlands spa, followed by girl talk and coffee in the spa's relaxation room.  The relaxation room is decorated like your winter lodge dream home.  A giant wood burning fireplace anchors the room with cushy chaise lounges and fluffy brown faux fur blankets for spa guests. We soaked up every minute we had in the relaxation room and may have even been a few minutes late to dinner because we didn't want to leave!





We enjoyed an amazing dinner and breakfast at Aqueous restaurant, the restaurant that is inside of the Falling Rock Resort.  Both meals were incredible- I am still dreaming about the chocolate covered strawberry smoothie that I ordered for breakfast.

Another part of Nemacolin, the Chateau, is inspired by French arcitecture.  We spent an afternoon in the Chateau and felt like royalty in the tea room. If you visit, you must carve out some time for this! Afternoon tea is by reservation only, and totally worth every second.  The tea room is lavish and filled with details.  We walked around in it for almost an hour just ooh-ahh ing at the luxury!




Nemacolin is the perfect girls trip, or a perfect weekend getaway for you and your better half.  When we left the resort, I was already texting eric mentioning that we needed to book a weekend with just the two of us.  It is so romantic and the service is impeccable.  I cannot wait to go back!

If you have any questions regarding the resort, don't hesitate to reach out to me and I will answer to the best of my ability.  You can also visit their website here!


*Some photos taken from Nemacolin Website 







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December 7, 2016

Snapchat Outfits 12/7 THE VELVET OBSESSION

Yesterday's outfit: VELVET VELVET VELVET 

Yesterday on No. 14's snapchat I was wearing these awesome velvet booties that I think were made for the most girly girly girls everywhere like ME AND YOU! They are so comfortable.  Yesterday was my first day wearing them and I was on my feet all day with no problems at all.  

If you saw my wedding dress, you know I am a big statement bow kinda gal.  I love adding the touch of feminine and an extra accessory to your outfit like a bow in your hair.  Yesterday, I was wearing a blush velvet bow in my hair that got a lot of questions and unfortunately it is now sold out at Nordstrom :(.  If you go to the accessories department, you could get lucky and find one! But it is no longer on their website. The same day I purchased the blush velvet bow, I also purchased this floppy satin bow in ivory and blush (I know, I have a problem). I also bought this grey velvet bow online on black Friday along with this black velvet bow that has wire around the outside to give it more structure.  I just found these blush and burgundy velvet bows when I was looking for a replacement to post when I realized that Nordstrom sold out of the exact bow I was wearing yesterday. I may have to cave and get the blush because...it looks like it is the exact same blush as my booties

Today's outfit: Sweater Dress & Coral Lip 

I got tons of questions about my coral lip in today's post- It is this YSL lip in color 36.  This past weekend I cleaned out all of my makeup (no clutter allowed in the new house) and 'rediscovered' some of my favorite old lipsticks. I was so excited about this one because it was one of my favorites to wear when I was working at Nordstrom in college.  

I also get asked about these brown booties every time I wear them.  These are probably my most worn shoes right now.  I feel like they go with absolutely everything. The heel isn't too high that my feet hurt at the end of the day and I love the pointed toe.  One of my wardrobe staples for sure.

Curious what my outfits look like? Follow No. 14 on snapchat (No_14lville) and you can see how I paired everything together.

December 6, 2016

We are moving!


For the past 6 weeks Eric and I have been in the process of purchasing a home to renovate!  I have always enjoyed the 'from the ground up' approach to customizing your home.  My parents built the home they live in while I was in high school, and I used to love running around with my mom to pick out her finishings.  Then, when we renovated a rundown bar to become No. 14, we had SO much fun making one of the ugliest storefronts in our neighborhood so dang cute! A renovation solidifies that every part of your home was picked by you and your standards, and I love that concept. 

Most homes in the city of Pittsburgh are row houses, tall and SKINNY and our new house is no exception; it is (going to be) so cute and cozy.  We do not plan on this being our forever home, but it is perfect for our lives right now and over the next few years. We adore our neighborhood and had no intention of veering very far. We are actually only moving a few blocks from where we currently live. 

 'The ground up' is no joke on this home.  Our contractors completely gutted it.  Like, dirt floors gutted it.  I attached a few ugly little pictures below of what it currently looks like.  Yep, that's my mom standing in our future kitchen believe it or not! 

  

We still have a few months to go and will be staying in our rental until late March or Early April when our new home is finished.  I just couldn't wait to spill the beans to you guys!  I'll post some updates on here to keep you guys in the loop.  I swear my life has revolved around Pinterest for the past few weeks and soaking in every detail hoping I don't miss anything to add to our house.  

What to expect in our new house? A light and airy kitchen, a cute office for me (No. 14 & JGB headquarters ;), a masculine den for E and a lot more entertaining space for our family. Oh and a little patch of grass for our pup! 


My outfit: 

This weekend, we traveled to Virginia to celebrate some of our closest friends get married. I have had this dress sitting in my closet for ages and this weekend was finally the opportunity I had to wear it. 

Dress: From last year, sold out but similar here. Also wore this teal one to a wedding in October. Loving this navy one and this cobalt dress has the same shape as mine.
Shoes: here, also love this pale blue color, replica pair here
Faux Fur Shawl: Originally from J. Crew, found a few that look identical for cheaper! Here and here
Bracelet: Hermes, similar here



November 18, 2016

Layers

There is nothing better than wrapping up in a big chunky sweater.  Given that I live in Pittsburgh, sweaters are something I get a ton of use out of.  We wear cold weather clothing from November until almost April, depending on how nice Mother Nature is to us.

This cable knit sweater is so cozy. I love how chunky and oversized it is.  I usually find myself sizing up in sweaters in order to get this type of look and in this sweater I snagged my regular size (I am wearing a small for reference).








Sweater: Available for purchase at No. 14 *, also here loving this one too
Striped Shirt: Available purchase at No. 14 *, also here love this one as well
Jeans: here
Bag: Celine. Similar here and here 
Shoes: old J. Crew, similar here also love these and these
Sunnies: here
Lipstick: here (color is Roman Holiday) 

*To purchase from No. 14, please call or text 412.260.6088* 



November 9, 2016

Fall Florals

There is no doubt that a floral is one of the most feminine things you can wear.  It is no surprise that I love a feminine detail.  The prints this fall have been amazing. The bigger florals are such an update to the tighter patterns we had been seeing season after season.







I mentioned in my last post about how much I love these over the knee boots I just bought.  Given that my job requires me to be on my feet all day, every day, it is so important to have good shoes.  These boots are the perfect everyday boot.  

I have been loving wearing them with black skinnies and sweaters as well as dresses. 

Dress: No. 14, similar here. Also love this, and this and this
Boots: here. similar here and here 
Lips: here
Bag:  here
Hat: here. Similar here and here 




November 5, 2016

Rosey Velvet

This weather has everyone wondering how to dress everyday. It is officially November, yet the temperatures have been in the high 70's.  I find that the perfect transitional outfit is to pair some of your favorite dresses booties or flats. Then, add a third piece like a leather jacket or vest.  I have been living in all of my leather jackets for the last few weeks. I've also been trying to wear as many dresses as I can before it is too cold to have bare legs. 

Some of my other go to outfits have been this romper from this post a few weeks ago.  I wore it a few days ago with these brown booties that showed up on my doorstep this week along with these over the knee boots (hello, I LOVE Marc Fisher- such good quality and so well priced). 



Some of my favorite jackets hanging in my closet right now are: 
This bone colored draped leather jacket- worn in this instagram also comes in black here and mocha here 




My outfit:

Leather jacket: here, also have this moto version in the same color 
Flats: here similar here, also love these sneakers , and these velvet booties 
Bag: Celine, similar here also love this one
Sunnies: here, also love these 
Dress: Endless Rose (sold out) also love this one and this top 
Neck Scarf: From No. 14: others here and here 


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November 2, 2016

Bell Sleeves

This blazer was in and out of the door so quickly at No. 14, it was crazy! Two trends have been so incredibly prominent this season: Cold shoulder, and bell sleeves. They are the two styles I cannot keep on our floor at No. 14. The cold shoulder sweater is something that has been somewhat hard to come by. Here are some of my favorite cold shoulder styles that are out right now.

This teal sweater, that No. 14 sold out of in 27 minutes!? 



I love a good leopard heel, and I am so picky about the way my leopard looks!   J. Crew is always my go, they make the best of the best animal prints. Like these calf hair pumps and these flats (this is the same exact leopard print that I am wearing in this post) Beyond J. Crew- I also love these loafers and these booties 




I love a good leopard heel, and I am so picky about the way my leopard looks!   J. Crew is always my go, they make the best of the best animal prints. Like these calf hair pumps and these flats (this is the same exact leopard print that I am wearing in this post) Beyond J. Crew- I also love these loafers and these booties 


My look: 

Jeans: here (under $75!) similar here
Pumps: sold out, similar here, lusting after these, flat version of my pumps here 
Blazer: sold out. Loving these bell sleeve pieces: cute bell sleeve top and this bell sleeve top  that sold out of No. 14 in less than an hour! 
Bag: Celine, also love this velvet one 
Tank: here, I truly live in these!