Double Duty

Fine and Feathered - Summer Style Striped Dress
Fine and Feathered - Summer Style Minimalism
Fine and Feathered - Summer Minimalist Style

Old Navy Dress // Madewell Convertible Backpack // Urban Outfitters Hat // Vintage Shoes

I have been on the search for a backpack for quite sometime. Something cute, and super versatile I can dress up or down. The birthday gods were good to me this year (and by that, I mean my grandparents) and I got this little number from Madewell that I'm absolutely obsessed with.

Not only is it the perfect size backpack, it easily turns into an adorable tote! Seriously so smitten. I'm debating adding pins to it. I've seen some that girls have dressed up with them and it looks adorable, I'm just not sure I'm definitely a "pin kind of gal" if you know what I mean.

(Crazy) Easy Mini Plant Stand DIY

Mini Hairpin Leg Plant Stand

To say I'm addicted to plants may be the understatement of the year. I'm full on #crazyplantlady and proud of it. I mean, how can you resist them, especially those super cute mini succulents. Heart eyes for days.

Another addiction of mine? Hairpin legs on furniture. I mean, come on. So when I was Home Depot with my hubs the other day I was fascinated when I found mini copper hairpin legs - what! Turns out in reality they are actually pipe hangers, which is a lot less exciting, but in my mind they were hairpin legs all the way and I needed to have them. Should I also mention they were 70 cents? yeah.

Easy Plany Stand Tutorial
Plant Stand DIY
Plant Stand DIY

What you'll need:

  • 4 Copper Pipe Hangers (found in the plumping supply section of your hardware store)
  • 12x5" Board, 3/4" or thicker (I used some reclaimed wood for a more rustic look, but you can also buy new!)
  • Hammer

Carefully hammer in your "legs" (the pipe hangers) one inch from either end on the long sides of your of your board, and there ya go! I was actually surprised at how much weight mine could take, however I would definitely be careful and stick to the nice lightweight mini plants and avoid putting too much weight on it.

Seriously so easy.

Mini Hairpin Leg Plant Stand DIY

Guess who's back, back again

Shortalls Spring Style
Shortalls Off the Shoulder Top Style
Shortalls Summer Style Outfit
Summer Target Leather Clutch
Overalls Off the shoulder top style outfit

Urban Outfitters Short-alls // Target Top + Clutch // Nine West Shoes

Josie's back, tell a friend.

But seriously, I am so excited about getting back into it! I felt I was long overdue for a clean up of the site, and am insanely excited! It feels so fresh (& so clean clean). It also feels so perfectly in line with spring and all the new things going on in my life. When I think about it, it always seems so crazy to me to think about how many major life events have happened to me during spring, and this year's has definitely not held back with the changes.

In other new Shortalls and off the shoulder anything are basically my jam right now. It's still a bit cool here in the north east, but after spending two weeks in sunny Florida I can't resist pulling out my summer favs anyway - bring on summer!

Thankful

Thanksgiving Outfit

What would you do if you woke up and only had the things you were thankful for the day before? 

This past Sunday I visited my sister's church with her and the pastor asked that question, and it really hit me. I usually think of myself as pretty thankful person, and am usually conscious that I am fortunate in a lot of ways, but if I stop and image myself only having what I've taken time to be specifically thankful for, well, I wouldn't have much. It may be cheesy and cliche this time of year to talk about being thankful, but I do think it's an important tradition. Things get crazy, and it's easy for even good things to feel like burdens sometimes, but maybe if we stop to take the time to be thankful for them, even when they do feel heavy, it will make them feel just a little bit lighter. 

Free People Shirt // Vintage Skirt (thrifted) // Old Navy Shoes // DIY Necklace

Fall Outfit Details
Fall Outfit with Dog

I'm especially thankful for puppies, even when they insist on being in all of your photos.