Pale + Peach


Welcome to a brand new week, honeybees! It was a busy one for us, but I'm growing rather fond of picking up the office workload each week. Ha, Wonder how long that will last!? We took these photos last week around East Nashville when the weather grew a bit warm again. I constantly wonder if the rest of America has weather as fickle as we do. It was a nice excuse to break out a lightweight dress and pair it with a new peach + gold cardigan. Granted this dress is far shorter than I typically dare to wear, but I was feeling fancy. I wish I had more detailed photos of the dress because these pictures do it no justice! It's a beautiful light cream color and the bottom is chiffon while the top has a mesh collar and back. The back is actually a racerback style and as silly as this is going to sound, I love the heavy duty exposed metal zipper in the back. This cardi is also dreamy! It has little sequins sewn into it, but my favorite detail is the gold chain around the collar and center front. Perfect excuse to layer on entirely too many gold bangles and even it all out with some neutral grey shoes and scarf. Okay, real talk -- how on earth do you fold a large square silk scarf?! I spent more than my fair share of time looking up good ways to wear them and the only thing I came up with that didn't look silly on me was tying it on my bag and wearing it as a headwrap. This outfit didn't call for a twisted headband look but I actually really like it and plan to implement that soon! The scarf is seriously silkkkyyyy smooth (duh, because it's silk haha) but the quality is really really nice. I wasn't sure how the graphic typography would work within my wardrobe but I like it as a little flyaway bag accessory! I actually kept it on my purse for another outfit coming up next week, too.


This week I'm giving myself a challenge: get in the kitchen and make something. Anything! Seriously... anything. I'm notoriously bad in the kitchen. I even managed to screw up whipped cream (I know. Ugh) But since that's one thing that I'm really really bad at, I told Mike I want to make a conscious effort to get better! I'm trying to get in the kitchen to make at least one thing a week. Even if it's a total fail, I want to say I tried. This week I'm making banana bread (from the cookbook Mike's aunt made me! It's full of family recipes that have been passed down. I seriously cherish it and I want to put it to good use!) I promise to share what I end up accomplishing. Maybe blogging about it will help keep me accountable haha



This week we're gearing up for Halloween! Hoping to include pumpkin carving with friends (even if we are a bit late to the game), firepits in the backyard, and taking Toby trick or treating. We haven't decided exactly where we'll take him, but I'm eager to see that little man all dressed up (as Batman!) and overjoyed at buckets full of candy. We still have candy of his left over from Easter! Probably time we threw that out... but at least we're good at rationing it! Here's to a happy and productive week!

Blue Juice dress via StitchFix
Forever 21 purse (years ago!)
Forever 21 bracelets
Honeybean hairpiece
Roman wedges c/o Blowfish (last year)

32 comments:

  1. You look so lovely, my friend!! I adore your cardigan and as always, I love your hair!! I'm not doing anything for Halloween this year, which makes me sad. I just can't with the wedding coming up next weekend!! Too much! xoxo

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  2. Love this outfit! I did enjoy that little warm spell we had...sad it's gone :(
    Good luck with the cooking! I have never been that great in the kitchen, but I enjoy cooking so i've been having fun with it. I'm one of those goobers that plans out our dinners at the beginning of every week. haha

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  3. You don't have to cook to be an awesome mother and wife. I rarely cook in my own home but that's only because I live with two seasoned chefs who LOVE to cook for the family. When I do cook, it's something I'm only seasoned myself in making for them.

    Being a 1950's housewife is something, but you do not have to mold yourself into that ideal just because it's a "womanly" thing to do.

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    1. That's the thing, though... I have no desire to be a 50's housewife or stereotypical wife/mother. Instead, I simply want to put my mind to something & accomplish it. Being in the kitchen is what I'm actually *the literal worst* at, so to be able to channel myself into creating things we enjoy, well that would be awesome. I'd love to be the one to bring things for (or host!) holiday parties, and not throw that responsibility on mike completely. I think sometimes people get so caught up in squashing typical gender roles that they may not realize some women actually enjoy the kitchen. :) who knows, i may crash and burn in there! Ha

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  4. What a fun gift to get- a family recipe book! I love this look (it reminds me a little of your wedding. The hairpiece and cardi, I suppose?). Very pretty.

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  5. You look beautiful!! I love that dress and the cardigan is amazing. I really need to get myself some new cardigans, i only have one!

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  6. Cute!
    I've always worn silver jewelry, but lately I've been buying some gold too. Just bought my first thing from Jewelmint, and it's a pretty gold bracelet.

    http://bethsquidly.blogspot.com/

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  7. I love the outfit! The weather here in Michigan is kind of notoriously bad like that. Last week it went from being 80 degrees to 40 in less than 24 hours. In fact, the only month of the year Michigan HASN'T had snow is august. It's bananas

    Sarah
    bringmoreyarn.blogspot.com

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  8. Girl, I'm telling you - crockpot! You can dump pretty much anything in there, set it on low for a few hours, and it always comes out perfect. Even really cheap/tough cuts of meat :) Plus, it's really nice to come home after a long day out & realize that not only is dinner ready - but the house smells awesome too :)

    For trick or treating, I know Eastland is supposed to be pretty crazy/awesome. If you want to go somewhere a little less crazy, Holly St is supposed to be pretty good... I'll be passing out candy with my bestie, at the corner on 17th :)

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    1. we are ALLLL about the crock pot in this house. especially autumn/winter! we don't go a single week without making homemade chili + pork roast. mmmm. haha

      i told mike let's just take him to some of the huge churches on gallatin for their trunk or treat fests but he wants toby to be able to go door to door so eastland it is, i think! hopefully we'll run into y'all!

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  9. you look gorgeous, Kaelah! That scarf and cardigan are both amazing. <3

    Aw! I hope you post pictures on Instagram of Toby all dressed up! That little guy is just *too* cute! ;D

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  10. love your look!
    i wish i still could wear dresses without tights, but it started snowing yesterday! :-(

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  11. You look beautiful!

    Also, I would be more than happy to do some cooking with you this week if you want :)

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  12. I found this video on Pinterest a while back. It has loads of ways to wear scarves, so I'm sure you'll find one you like. I haven't tried anything different from the normal scarf styles yet.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LYAEz777AU&list=FLeTLh2mU9GehOTnSjysVEMA&feature=mh_lolz#

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  13. What a beautiful outfit. I love the peach colors cardigan and those shoes are beautiful!
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

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  14. Ha, can't wait to see your banana bread! I'm sure it's going to be good (maybe with a little help of Mike...)!
    -Kati

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  15. Aw my three year old wants to be Batman, too!

    This is a great outfit, I especially love that scarf!

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  16. So pretty! You look perfect in these colors!
    xo Heather
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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  17. What a lovely outfit! These colours really suit you :) the dress is gorgeous too. I tend to fold my scarves in half on a diagonal (into a triangle) and put it around my neck. When it's a square anyway! I also like the hang them from my bag ;)
    xx


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  18. I'm totally useless in the kitchen too, I'm lucky my boyfriend used to work as a chef or I would just eat pasta and sandwiches all the time. I think I kind of make up for it for it by being an ok(ish) baker but sometimes I feel guilty that he goes to all this effort to make us something nice and I can't repay the favour.

    I can never work out how to wear a square scarf apart from round my neck, so at least you have branched out further than that! I tried one in my hair once but it made my head look a really weird shape. Love all the accessories you've been rocking lately, you look lovely in these photos xo

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  19. This is an absolutely beautiful colour combination!! I love the soft colours on you, the flower in the hair is the icing on the cake.
    My man is such a good cook, and growing up my dad was a great chef so I never really felt the need to learn to cook, whoops!
    xJennad

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  20. I just want to steal every single cardigan that you own!
    You look so pretty!

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  21. we should bake together! i mean, i'm only the head baker at what's been voted nashville's best cupcakery so i'm sure i could show ya a thing or two ;-)

    ps. sometimes if you're baking something for the first time, it helps to watch a youtube tutorial on it (even if you aren't using the exact same recipe). i do that a lot when i make huge decisions (like to make my own butter or pumpkin pie filling) so that i kind of know what i'm in for.

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  22. The recipe book is such a nice wedding gift! I can't believe Toby still has candy left from Easter, that is some serious will power/rationing! ;-)

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  23. Gorgeous as always. Your outfit is so pretty, it almost looks like spring! But here, in Northern Kentucky, it is cold. Cold and miserable. We're done having nice days :( you're lucky! Anyway, you look lovely. And I can't wait to hear about the kitchen adventures!

    xo Ashley
    luckylittlebird.blogspot.com

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  24. CUTE! I have those same Blowfish wedges, aren't they lovely?! Also, I am exactly the same in the kitchen. I screwed up pudding... PUDDING last week.

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  25. Ohh I love this outfit! It's so cold here in Croatia even with a winter jacket on :)x

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  26. Very cute. I would be freezing if I tried to wear that today.

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HEY! Thanks for dropping by. xo KB