Parrtttaayyyy

DAMN YOU PINTEREST! My life used to be so easy when it came to planning and decorating for parties. White platters (a must), coupla well thought out balloons, streamers, voila! Not anymore. Pinterest makes it nearly impossible to have a party without having to spend $200 on oversized balloons or intense DIYs that will never ever […]

Interior Style with Dr. Jekyll

I feel like my ENTIRE life I have been traditional. I’m a J.Crew/Gap kinda gal. Although, everyone once in awhile this other side of me comes out and I want to be rockstar/fierce/badass which usually translates to rockstar/fierce/badass in J.Crew/Gap. This is how I feel I am with interiors. My home is uber traditional. Straight lines, […]

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like….

CHRISTMAS!!!!! AGGGGHHHHHHHH!!! With finals, presentations, reports, credit card company screw ups I’ve been letting the holidays escape me. Hub and I declared this weekend to be dedicated ONLY to Christmas. I firmly believed that seeing the decorations FORCES the spirit, and I was right. I am in that SPIRIT!!!! While I do have oneee last […]

Get the Pretty: A Cozy Bedroom

I received an SOS yesterday, a bedroom SOS. Bedrooms are tough. When you’re a girl you want it to be fluffy, cozy, fun prints, ladylike…. you get it, but when a man gets involved you need to remember he needs to sleep there too and waking up with sequin imprints on his face is not […]

I Need You, I REALLY Need You!!!!

Let’s just start this off by saying weekend (and shopping) does a body (and mind) good. I had a whole sob story introductory paragraph written out that would’ve really been a downer for Monday morning read, so let me try this again in a more upbeat manner. A few weeks ago I said to hub, […]

Hair today, gone tomorrow (Plus a Brush!)

If you are an avid Surrounded by Pretty reader (which I know you are), you were aware of my hair plight and how I wanted to chop chop chop ‘er off. Well I didn’t….I kinda did…. My original inspiration was this do right here: But when I sat down in the chair (just like I warned […]

Lake Placid is the Cat’s Meow

Strip me of my Leibster! I am the worst blogger ever!!!!! Ok no, I’m not, but life has finally caught up. Long gone are the days of me sitting around with nothing to do but obsess over Surrounded By Pretty. Fortunately, I am one happy lady. Love love loving interning, school isn’t nearly as stressful, […]

It’s Beeeeginning to look A-lot like AU-tumn

I get pretty festive around this time of year, then it fizzles out around… well, I don’t know, it’s been becoming less and less every year. But when I feel blue, super ‘cited, or crave change I really have at it. This weekend was a combo between craving change and having some super cute frands […]

On a DIY Roll: Pop of Color

I am taking DIYs by storm. All this talk about not being a DIYer is proving me to be a liar. This one also involves spray paint, it’s kind of my thing. I went into blogging dreaming of J.Crew and Elle Decor to be knock on my door, but in all actuality if anyone was […]

Quick Check in and Mirrored Kicks

So this week was a little busy, which is welcomed. Busy > sitting at home creating a permanent butt dent on my couch. However, this happened. How? What? WHY!?!?!? How, well 25% off at J.Crew code SHOPFALL What? Mirror Metallic Oxfords WHY!?!?!?! Why not. That’s why. And as I’ve said before, I have to have […]