LOCAL GIFTING: Head over to your local lash/brow artist to treat someone to a lash lift, eyelash extensions, henna brow tint, or microblading! Local Spotlight: Faced With Grace (lashes) Amanda Marie Brows
Sherpa – Every girl needs a sherpa in their closet, and these are so adorable and cozy! Glossier Skincare Starter Kit– This is for the skincare loving girl in your life! Face Ice Roller– If you do not have one of these, you need one! A perfect gift for the self care lover. Aerie Leggings – These leggings are hands down the BEST! A dupe for the lululemon align leggings, they are. butter soft! Lush “sleepy” lotion – This lotion is formulated with ingredients that promote sleep! Slippers – Every girl needs a cozy and cute pair of slippers!
LOCAL GIFTING: Head over to your local spa and purchase a gift card for a hydrafacial!
Chick-Fil-A Corded Crew – I mean is this not the cutest thing you’ve ever seen?! Dip Well Nail Kit – For the girl who loves doing her own nails! Gold Hoops – These gold style hoops are all the rage right now, and the size and quality of these are perfect! Booty By Brabants Workout Set – If you are not familiar with this brand you NEED to be! The leggings are absolutely incredible, and all I ever wear to workout anymore! They come in dozens of different colors and styles! Coffee Over Cardio – So many fun and yummy flavors! Hair Waver– These hair wavers are all the rage right now! This is the exact one I have, and I absolutely love it!
LOCA GIFTING: Head over to your local gym or class studio and purchase a class pack! Some popular class pack gifts include Cyclebar, OrangeTheory, and Pure Barre. Local Spotlight: Peter Mollo Fitness
State Badge Beanie – This website has all different beanies and hats you can personalize with state and country badges! Slippers– You can’t go wrong with a classic pair of slippers! BYLT Shirt Bundle – These are hands down the BEST casual men’s shirts. They are the only shirts my husband Joey wears, and you can personalize the shirt bundles with any colors you would like! All Birds Sneakers – These sneakers are the perfect every day shoe for men. Joey has them and absolutely loves them! They are a good price point for a men’s sneaker, and great quality! Six Pack Cooler– A fun gift and inexpensive gift! Vincero Watch – Definitely on the pricier side, but these watches are absolutely stunning and make for a very special gift!
LOCAL GIFTING: Head over to your local car wash and pick up a gift card for a full car detailing service, or if your local car wash offers a monthly unlimited car wash subscription sign up for a few months! Local Spotlight: Oaklawn Carwash
Hello Friends! I do not understand where the months have gone, and how we are possibly headed into the winter months! I am a complete sucker for fall fashion, and basically wear the same rotation of colors (chestnut, creme, and deep chestnut) throughout the fall months. I’m not sure about you, but I always struggle in the winter to put together “cute” outfits because I feel like I’m limited in my color palette of clothes, and who can be cute when you’re bundled and freezing? I’ve found over the years that if I focus on neutral basics and cute outerwear and shoes, it is much easier for me to put together winter outfits! I still stick to a very neutral clothing palette in the winter months (creme, gray, blush, & the occasional black), but I find when everything in my closet is in the same color scheme, it is much easier for me to grab pieces and go! I put together three different categories of neutral clothing items that I either already have, or just discovered!
White Teddy Bear Jacket – I’ve wanted a teddy bear jacket for so long to add to my wardrobe, and the color and length on this one is perfect! Also comes in 3 other colors! Dusty Rose Scarf – Scarves are a great addition to pull in color to create a cohesive look! White Pom Beanie – I am OBSESSED with double pom beanies, this one is on my wish list! Gray Carhartt Beanie – These beanies are all the rage right now, and they come in a bunch of different colors! Ruffle Beige Denim Jacket – This jacket is screaming my name, I love the color and the ruffles, it would be perfect to pair with jeans! Beige Faux Fur Jacket – I love this jacket for a more formal look! It looks very expensive but it under $100! Top Rated Amazon Down Jacket – This jacket has been on Oprah’s top rated list for years, and is Amazon’s number one best selling down jacket! Dusty Rose Beanie – Just ordered this beanie because the color is going to be perfect to add in a hint of dusty rose to my winter wardrobe!
Target Leggings Sweater – I’ve essentially lived in this sweater all fall, and I plan to keep wearing it with leggings throughout the winter months! Dusty Rose Sweater Dress – I just ordered this sweater and it also comes in a ton of different colors! & Other Stories Mock Neck Sweater – Hands down my favorite classic sweater! The fit is perfect, the quality is incredible, and it comes in many colors! I have the gray color and the material has held up amazing! Target Ruffle Sweater – Just ordered this statement piece! I think is perfect to have 3 types of sweaters: a leggings sweater, a classic sweater, and a statement sweater! Free People Layering Top – I own 3 of the discontinued style of these tops, and I’ve had them for 4 years now and find myself wearing them over and over in the wintertime!
White Jeans – I think white jeans are adorable in the winter with cream, grey, or colored sweaters! Off White Jeans – Just ordered this pair of jeans for a warmer toned white and I cannot wait to try them! Beige Chelsea Boots – I saw these boots and instantly fell in love! I bit edgier than my normal style, but I feel like I would live in these! Definitely on the wish list! Top Rated OTK Boots – My favorite OTK boots! I wore the brown ones almost every day in the fall, so I took to jump and got the gray color for winter!
Hello Friends! It has been a while since I’ve done an at home DIY project, and I am so excited to share with you all our basement renovation! When I took my business Details and Swirls full time back in May, our basement quickly became our workshop for packing orders. Each week and month we added more and more to our packing station, and before we knew it we were spending about 15 hours a week in our dark, dingy, old basement working! With the upcoming Christmas season, I wanted to create a clean, organized, and enjoyable workshop space we wouldn’t dread working in! Since we do not have a lot of free time, I knew this project had to be done over the course of one weekend. We split the project up into three main steps: CLEAN, Paint Walls, Paint Floor. I am so happy with how everything turned out!
Step One: Clean
Our basement was a disaster. It is the storage unit for all of my Details and Swirls rental pieces, our workshop, and our place to store all of our household junk (for lack of a better term). The first step was to fully clean and organize the space. This meant throwing away LOTS of uneeded junk, organizing my business products, and throughly cleaning the area. I’m talking vacuuming each and every corner of the space (including the ceiling). We bought a Bagster from Lowe’s, which is basically a mini dumpster you can pop up on your driveway (best decision ever)! After we fully cleared and cleaned the basement it already looked and felt so much better!
Step Two: Paint Walls
Next we decided to paint all of the walls and shelves! Since this is a quick fix project we were not too concern with primer, etc. We painted 2 coats of Benjamin Moore Winds Breath and it brightened up the space SO much! Instantly the basement went from scary and dark to fresh and clean. Now our walls are very old and weathered, so we couldn’t even paint to the bottom of the wall without having wall debris flaking. We did not have time to sand down the walls, but it is probably a smart idea to sand the walls down to obtain a smoother finish!
Step Three: Paint Floor
Now if there is one thing we did that COMPLETELY transformed this space, it was painting the floors. We used this exact epoxy linked here and I cannot say enough amazing things about it! We fully mopped the floor down, and then painted two coats of the epoxy on the floors. The outcome was completely incredible, and it truly made all of the difference in the world! I decorated the space with some of my Details and Swirls pieces, baskets, and a rug, and I cannot believe it is the same basement!
Hi loves! Today I am sharing some of my favorite styling tips for your mantel! I just recently decorated my mantel for fall, and I figured it would be the perfect time to share some of my tips.
Whether I am decorating for a season, or just decorating in general, I always like to have a focal piece on my mantel. During non-seasonal months I have a mirror as my focal point, but during seasonal months I have a large sign (of course!). Your focal point can either be one larger piece, or a set of pieces! I personally love the look of layered focal pieces whether it is mix-matched mirrors, photo frames, or more!
On either side of your focal piece, you will want to have two bookends. I personally like when my bookends match, but again they do not have to! If you are mix-matching your bookends, try to keep them around the same height and depth. I also like to add some filler decor between my bookends and focal piece. These can be smaller pieces of decor, or even a garland like I have in my fall mantel!
Sets of Three
Lastly, I like to stick to the set of three rule. This means that if I am grouping pieces of decor together, I generally like to have three pieces in a group. For instance if I decided to do a set of pieces for my focal point, I would likely group them in a set of three with varying heights.
Let me know if these tips help and if you use any of the tips to re-design your mantel!
Hello friends! Joey and I are celebrating our second wedding anniversary next month, can you even believe it?! I am not sure where the past two years have gone, but we want to plan a mini getaway to celebrate! Due to covid, we want to stay within New England, so I took to instagram to see if you all had any suggestions! We received so many wonderful suggestions, so I decided to round them all up!
Joey and I took a trip up to Portland in the winter and loved it! The food was incredible and we had so much fun strolling through the snowy streets. After taking a look at the Cliff House, we will definitely be planning another trip back up very soon!
Top Suggestions: Cliff House – Many suggestions for this resort, looks stunning! Bar Harbor – Such an adorable town! Portland – We loved Portland, many breweries and amazing restaurants!
Joey and I have traveled to quite a few places in New Hampshire in the fall and winter, and they are always gorgeous! Our top favorite is North Conway, followed by the Omni Mount Washington Resort.
Top Suggestions: North Conway – One of our favorite New Hampshire spots! Great hikes, fall activities, and shopping! Getaway House – We wanted to book this for our anniversary but it was all booked up! Looks so relaxing and peaceful! Omni Mount Washington Resort – We’ve traveled here in the winter and have always wanted to go back in the fall! If you are going in the winter make sure you book a sleigh ride! Mountain View Grand – I’ve had friends who have traveled here in the past and say it is incredible!
I could write an entire blog post on spots here in Rhode Island, but I will keep it short! Check out Newport (of course), Jamestown, Narragansett, and Block Island!
Top Suggestions: Block Island – Be sure to rent mopeds and drive around the Island! Newport – Definitely stop by Castle Hill Inn or the OceanHouse for a drink, take a stroll down the cliff walk, and check out the nearby Beavertail Lighthouse in Jamestown!
We have been dying to go to Stowe during fall! We went to Burlington last winter and it was so charming and romantic!
Top Suggestions: Burlington – Church Street is absolutely adorable! We loved it! Stowe (Green Mountain Inn, Stowe Mountain Lodge) – I cannot wait to visit Stowe, looks like the most gorgeous fall scenery! Woodstock, VT (Woodstock Inn) – Many suggestions for the Woodstock Inn, so quaint and beautiful!
Although we are so close to Connecticut, we haven’t explored it too much! Looking forward to checking out some of the wineries here!
Top Suggestions: Stonington & Mystic – Lots of cute coffee shops & stores! Saltwater Farm Vineyard – Most suggested winery in CT Gouveia Vineyards
While we have never been to these spots in New York, they were highly suggested and I cannot wait to check them out!
Top Suggestions: The Finger Lakes – Highly recommended for wineries! Lake Placid Lake George