Life Update: Settling in to Suburbia

Life updates are my favorite blog posts to write, I don’t know why I don’t do them more often! I sat down at my computer today wanting to write a blog post but I wasn’t feeling any particular spark of creativity, so I decided it would be best to just pour out some of the details on what we’ve been up to since we moved into our new house. Plus, I can tell by my analytics that you all love these posts best too!

It’s been about 3 months of living in suburbia in our new home. There are lots of things that I love about this place, we have a yard, more indoor space, a garage, no loud upstairs neighbors. There are also lots of things I miss about living in the city. We moved this direction for many reasons, a big one was that we wanted to be closer to family for Stella, we wanted a big yard, and we could get much more house for our money the further we moved from Portland. Although we do hope to own a home or condo downtown again in the future, it all weighs out in favor of our family living in this current setting during this season of our life.

If you’re following along on Instagram, you’ll have seen the home decor and updates we’ve been making on our new space! I’ve been having fun with paint, furniture and decor in pretty much every room of our home save for the kitchen. When we moved in we had the intention of tearing out the 80’s style kitchen and fully updating the space to our liking, check out my empty home tour to see what it looks like currently. Of course we have yet to touch the space besides removing a couple cabinets. BUT - we do have a structural engineer scheduled to come out next week to help us gauge where and how we can take down this massive wall dividing up our downstairs. Progress, am I right?! I feel excited to finally get the ball rolling on this huge project so we can start gaining momentum on the heart of our home. I need that wall out ASAP so I can see what my naughty toddler is up to while I’m cooking her meals. Who ever decided that a walled off room was a good idea for a kitchen?!

Other than the home stuff, my life has been pretty boring as of late. I feel like work has been picking up a ton and I’ve kept busy with the blog/Instagram. I even started working with an amazing local photographer lately to up my content game, and it has been a total game changer! Below is an outfit she shot for me last week, I can’t seem to stop wearing this lace cami from my friend’s boutique. I love this cardigan too, it’s a great Amazon find that could totally pass as Free People! The quality is amazing, and it’s under $30!

Lace Cami Fall Outfit @stylebyjulianne
Fringe Cardigan Fall Outfit @stylebyjulianne

Hat // Tank Top // Cardigan // Jeans // Shoes //

Dainty Layered Bracelets @stylebyjulianne

I can’t get enough of this HAT! It is seriously so gorgeous and I have gotten countless compliments on it! It’s super affordable too, definitely a must have for fall!

Tan Wide Brim Fedora Fall Outfit @stylebyjulianne
Fall Shoes @stylebyjulianne

These Target shoes look designer and I think everyone needs them! I have my eye on the cognac color since I wear them so much in the fall.

Thank you all for reading and following along with my life. I wish I had more to share today in this post, but for now my life has been pretty boring! Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss any new home updates since there will be a lot happening in the near future (ie: kitchen remodel).