The Next Few Days

Finishing up the wood flooring in the closet, looking forward to Thanksgiving dinner with family, and then I’ll be back to work on the closet to patch the walls in a couple of spots, clean, and put up a fresh coat of paint. Opportunity for a new color, or stick with white?

Laying New Wood Flooring and Premium Underlayment

I’ll see you guys on Monday with some ‘after’ photos. Happy Thanksgiving!

Style: All Aflutter

I did a segment this morning on a Chicago morning show, You & Me (live!), discussing my Bright Friday partnership with Glade®, showing a few handmade gift tag ideas (more on that to come soon), and talking cookie swaps. Naturally, I needed to wear a bright pink dress with fluttery sleeves so that I could gesticulate wildly with a flourish.

You & Me (WCIU Chicago) Nicole Balch, Making it Lovely


Anyway. Style post! That dress!

Style: Flutter-Sleeve Pink Dress

  1. Casper Glasses, Warby Parker

  2. Flutter-Sleeve Dress (in Pink or Navy), Banana Republic

  3. Marni Metal Necklace, Shopbop
    My Kate Spade necklace is no longer available, and I came across this one by Marni while looking for an alternative. Pricey, but super cool.

  4. Butter London Nail Polish (Statement Piece), Nordstrom

  5. Topshop Metallic Tassel Clutch, Nordstrom

  6. Gold Double Ring, Madewell

  7. Everyday Opaque Black Tights, Nordstrom

  8. Dolce Vita Hastings Booties, Zappos

Sometimes I come across something so cute/sweet/charming/funny/pretty/inspiring/lovely that I just want to share it with you. These are the things that have made my honor roll.

Pink Flowers Bloom in a Chilean Desert

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