I mentioned in my last rambling post that my family is on vacation, we're relaxing and doing a lot of nothing in beautiful Red River, New Mexico this week. Several years ago I started a guest post series called "My Favorite 5" (not to be confused with the other monthly series that started this year "My Five Favorites"...close names, but different themes!) where I invited a fellow blogger to share 5 of their all time favorite posts or projects with us. I thought it would be fun to revive that series with a few special guests this week while we're away. I hope you meet some new friends and are inspired by some of the projects they share with us this week.
Today I'm thrilled that my super sweet, amazingly talented, and oh-so-chic friend Mallory from Style Your Senses agreed to be my guest. Mallory has been a friend for several years and it's been my privilege to hang out with her in person on several occasions, and let me tell you, this girl has it together! I'm constantly impressed with her poise and kindness, and she can put together a room or an outfit like nobody's business. So... meet Mallory, I know you'll immediately fall in love with her style, too!
So here's the short...I'm Mallory...30-something, mama, wifey, creator, do-er and usually running around Charlotte like a chicken with my head cut off and a Starbucks in my hand. Style Your Senses if a Life + Style blog where I share what I'm wearing, how I'm decorating our home, and daily musings about our life in North Carolina. If you want the long version of that SEE HERE. I believe that great style doesn't have to cost a fortune and creating a beautiful, well styled life can absolutely be done on ANY budget. I blog about a mix of things, so my favorite 5 are a little all over the place, but I feel like they represent a great view of the blog as a whole. So here we go, my favorite (more recent) 5 posts:
#2: Tips for Packing for Long Trips | What I pack and why...
#3 Master Bedroom Reveal | Transforming our Master and stepping out of my colorful comfort zone!
This past Fall, I took our "builder beige" Master bedroom and transformed it into a bright, airy and calming sanctuary for us to relax in every night. I'm normally one that gravitates towards lots of color and, for this project, I totally went the opposite way with lots of muted tones, pale blues and whites. It was scary at first because I felt it might be boring, but it's proven to definitely be the right decision for this space!
#4 One Classic Summer Dress: Two Ways | Showing how versatile a good Little Black Dress can be!
I posted this just a few weeks ago, but it was really popular on the blog. This classic summer black dress is such a cute fit, that's just a little flowy but still flattering and can be dressed up or down. I showed the versatility of the dress by styling it for a casual summer day or dressing it up for a Summer date night!
#5 Office + Playroom Combo | Showing how I combined the spaces for more functionality
Working at home isn't always super easy when you don't have a defined space that allows you to feel creative. It also isn't super easy when you also work for a 3 year old ;) I decided to put our bonus room to good use and transform it into a a creative space where both my daughter and I could love and enjoy together!
Thank you guys so much for having me today and thank you Jennifer for letting me hi-jack your blog! I hope that you'll visit me at Style Your Senses and find me on Instagram @styleyoursenses !
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