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Chairish: Where Design Lovers Buy & Sell

Monday, May 18, 2015

I'm always on the hunt for unique accessories and decor accents for our home and I was recently introduced to Chairish, which is the perfect mix of antiques, mid-century and modern pieces. If your new to this curated online resource, Chairishis a marketplace for vintage and used furniture. I recently browsed their site and came across a number of items that are versatile and can mix well with a variety of styles. Inspired by some of my favorite interiors, I created three looks pulling in pieces from Chairish’s online site. Not only can you shop unique pieces, you can also bid on and sell items. If you are in the hunt some new items to revamp your home, Chairish is the perfect resource.

Excited to Share: Big Announcement

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Photo by Taylor Green Photography Featured on "The Now Stylebook

If you follow me on Instagram {@amodlife} then you already know that I shared a big announcement over the weekend. Yes, that's right, there is a baby on board {due late September} and we are beyond excited. The last few months have been a blur and I feel like time has passed so quickly, yet very slowly in between highly anticipated appointments. I'm excited to recap my pregnancy so far and share more regular updates in the coming months {now that I have the energy and motivation}. 

In the meantime, here are a few things that I have purchased so far: 

{1} My lack of energy during the initial 12 weeks made it easy to fall asleep, but tough to stay asleep and I woke up pretty much every two hours, which made for a long night. Late in my first trimester I purchased a pregnancy pillow {available here} which I LOVE and has made the transition into my second trimester so much easier in the sleep department. 

{2} Bio-Oil, which I use religiously {morning and night}. It was highly recommended by a few friends and I hope that it keeps any potential stretch marks at bay. 

{3} I'm still wearing non-maternity clothes for the most part {of course everything is a little tighter}, but I've purchased a few items {this dress // this top in white, but sold out // this dress in black and grey}. I've sized up recent non-maternity styles and added two pairs of maternity jeans {available here and here} to my closet, which have been so much more comfortable then using the old elastic band trick. 

And, when I can't sleep I've resorted to pinning to pass time {and to get inspiration}. Check out my new Pinterest boards, which include maternity style, maternity and newborn photography, and nursery ideas

Life These Days {Surviving Winter}

Thursday, February 26, 2015


This has been a long couple of weeks of full on hibernation here in Boston and Spring doesn't feel like it's within reach {at least the snow isn't melting anytime soon}. All this down time at home has me thinking up new projects, reading and organizing {one of my favorite things to do}. I'm trying to make the best of of the remaining couple weeks of winter and very unpredictable month of March. 

A few projects/and ways that I've been passing the time while stuck indoors: 

Creating a 2014 photo album which I hope to make a yearly tradition. Between my phone and Instagram I have so many pictures and want to be better about printing and reflecting back on each year through my many photos. 

I'm reading this book {read more about the author here} and it's changed my thinking around organization, clutter and the need to streamline and simplify. Purging is a theme with me in 2015 as I attempt to declutter our home. And, if you think that living in a 500 sq ft apartment in San Francisco would be challenge, consider how this might look for a family of four {this will make you rethink the need for all that extra stuff}. 

I also purchased this book {I'm channeling my inner super model} which is a fun read so far. Molly Sims seems so down to earth. She is brutally honest about her approach to style, beauty products, diet and exercise - it's refreshing to learn that she struggles with some of the same insecurities that we all struggle with at one point or another.

Even though time outside has been limited, I'm still trying to remain active with frequent visits to the gym. I'm also loving my new device which forces me to make sure that I'm tracking my daily steps. I can't wait to see how much my numbers change come Spring/Summer with my goal being to spend as  much time outdoors as possible.

How are you surviving the extra cold temps? 

Image via Note to Self

New Year, New Goals

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Happy New Year! I'm still in awe that we are approaching the end of the second full week in the new year, but excited to get back to this old blog of mine and say hello. Now that things have settled down a bit I'm hoping to dedicate more time to posting. We had a busy 2014 with our wedding {more to come on our big day in the coming weeks} buying a new home, moving and starting a new job. It was all consuming and truly an exciting year, but I'm hoping to find more time manage my time better and to focus on things that I really enjoy - like blogging. My goal will be share more about our home, the renovation project {maybe down the road a home tour}. I'm also working on eating a little healthier and being more active and hope to share more of  my journey towards becoming a healthier version of me. And lastly, more fashion related posts because that's truly my passion. I have a few fun projects in the works as well, that I plan to share more of, but overall I'm hoping that 2015 is the year of creativity for me. I look forward to documenting and sharing my path ahead and being more diligent about investing time on the things that took a backseat last year.In the meantime, I'll leave you with a bit of randomness {a few links and a few favorites}:

The workout that is helping me get back on track and pushing me like crazy. And, the workout gear {I'm waiting on my first order to arrive which you can find here, here and here} that makes working out fun.

I've been pinning healthy recipes like crazy from A House on The Hills.

If you have a dinner party coming up and want to enjoy your time with guests instead of worrying yourself with meal prep and clean-up, look to this company to find the perfect chef and menu to suit your party and hosting needs.

Five tips to a more stylish you.

A perfectly designed apartment that I could very easily call home.

If you are looking to make 2015 the year of travel and need a little guidance, here is a list of the 52 places you should visit.

The gift my husband loved most from Christmas. A subscription is a game changer for him.

My new favorite weekender. Perfect size and the cross-body strap will make it easier when using for work travel {total spurge item, but I'm big on investment pieces and this will be around for the long haul}.

 Love this simple DIY project to add a pop of color. It will look perfect on the campaign dresser I ordered.

And, if you ever find yourself questioning the Should vs. Must.

*Image via Lulu & Georgia