Home Sweet Home... Apartment Edition

Happy Sunday!

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I hope everyone has enjoyed a relaxing Sunday! As I am curled up in my apartment, I wanted to share with you my little home this year. So grab a cup of coffee, your favorite treat and lets dive in!

. When starting my Junior year at Iowa State, I finally was able to move into my very own apartment (with 3 other roommates too!). I love having my very own space that is full of warmth, laughter, and a whole lot of fun all thanks to my roomies!

As you walk straight into our apartment, you will find our kitchen and living room. The kitchen has open shelving, which is perfect for all of our plates, coffee mugs, and every other essential! There have been lots of baking and cooking happening in this kitchen!

Some of my favorite things to make include:

Homemade Chex Mix

Fettucine Alfredo

Apple Crisp

When you are standing in the kitchen, you look into our living room. This space is perfect for all of my roommates to hangout in and host many many girls nights!

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My safe haven, my place of comfort, my bedroom. I loved decorating this room, it turned out just how I wanted it! This room is bright, airy, with a little feminine touch. I have linked below where most of my bedroom decor is from!

Bedding: Pottery Barn

Pillows: Target

Wall Hangings: Hobby Lobby

Mirror, Side Table: Home Goods

During these winter months, I have been so thankful to have such a cozy apartment to come home to!

You can find me enjoying Gilmore Girls and lots of coffee for the rest of my Sunday :-)

With love,

b.e.good

New York vs. Los Angeles

Happy Friday!! I know, I know it has been a hot minute since I have written a blog post! Don’t worry I haven’t forgotten about b.e. good, sometimes life just happens to us all! But here I am and I am SO excited to finally share a few fun things I have done the past few months! You may be wondering, what does New York vs. Los Angeles mean? Today, I will share with you the incredible trip I took to New York and most recently, Los Angeles! There is so much to tell, but I’ll try to make it short and sweet! Aaaand yes I definitely have a favorite city, but I won’t tell you until the end ;-)

NEW YORK

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This past May, my mom and I took the trip of my dream since I’ve been a little girl!

Each day we experienced some of the best New York moments. In order to keep this short and sweet I’ll just give you a gist of the amazing time we had.

To put it simply my mom and I did just about everything we could!! Together we wandered around Central Park, visited the Statue of Liberty and 9/11 Memorial, experienced the Good Morning America audience with Michael Strahan and Robin Roberts (OMG!!! This was so cool), and sipped tea at The Plaza, to have seen Wicked on Broadway, visited the Top of the Rock, and just breathed in Times Square every second we could.

Whew are you out of breath because I am! To see some of our amazing experiences, click through the photo gallery! :-)

LOS ANGELES

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Most recently, I flew to Los Angeles as a surprise birthday trip to see The Ellen Show!!!! My sophomore year in high school, my mom and I went during Spring Break. The minute we were back in Hollywood it seemed as if no time had passed at all. Everything looked and smelled the same, the stores were exactly as they had been before. We even were checked in by the same kind lady from our trip before! Sunday was a day to re-explore the fun city of Los Angeles! Of course, we visited Rodeo Drive and ate at an amazing Italian restaurant, II Piccolo Verde. Monday we enjoyed touring the Warner Bros. Studio! My favorite part was visiting “Stars Hollow” and seeing Miss Pattie’s dance studio and Luke’s Diner!! If you know my mom and I, you know how much we LOVE Gilmore Girls #LorelaiandRory. Also, the Friends set and memorabilia was SO awesome to see in real life! After our tour, it was time for Ellen!!!! As I’m typing I still feel my excitement from this show! Because my mom and I were “energetic audience members” we got to sit in the front row!! Ellen’s DJ, Twitch hyped the audience members up with fun songs and dance moves, then BAM Ellen comes out!!! She begins the show and talks with Simon Cowell, Olivia Wilde, and the sweetest little boy from Taiwan. Just as she is on television, Ellen is such a positive, kind and HILARIOUS woman. I am dying to go back to another one of her shows already!

Although I REALLY enjoyed both trips, it’s safe to say my absolute favorite is New York City. I would go back in a second. I loved everything about that city from just the way I felt when I was there to all of the opportunities that can come from just one city!

My mom and I always have the best times on our trips, and I can’t wait for more to come!!

With love,

b.e. good

Valentine's Day

Happy Love Day! <3

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Valentine's Day is one of my favorite days of the year! It is a day to show love, feel love, and be love!  Today, shower your friends, family, your special someone, and yourself with every ounce of warmth and love!

Whether you will be staying cozy all day or out spending the day with a loved one I have rounded up some of my favorite outfits to spend Valentine's Day in! 

P.S. Check out my Instagram page: @b.e.good for a special Valentine's Giveaway from Natural Life!

Look #1

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You can never go wrong with a cheerful pop of red on Valentine's Day! This outfit is just what you need for a casual date with your Valentine. 

Special Shoutout for the beautiful "Red Unique" Roses from Salama Greenhouse! From Vegetables to Flowers they have nothing but the best right in Boone, Iowa!

Shop my look!

Red Ruffle Top

Dark Washed Jeans

Red Pumps

Black Heart Purse

 

Look #2

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I love this pretty in pink, feminine look! My top is actually a dress, but I paired it with white jeans for a fun contrast! Let's be honest, in the Winter my skin is as pale as the dress is!!  While I normally don't wear pumps in my everyday wardrobe, I can never pass up a deal on shoes at TjMaxx!  (Also my shoes are covered in snow...perks of living in the Midwest! ;-)!)

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Shop my look!

Dress- sorry this is not for sale anymore! 

Jeans

Shoes 

 

 

 

 

 

Look 3

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For my last look, it is all about pampering yourself for your Valentine's day! This is probably how you will see me spend my Valentine's Day! ;-)

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This cozy robe was given to me by my mom before I moved back into my second year of college! Now you will love to hear where she got it!!! LOL This heart filled bathrobe is from Walmart! Honestly, some of my favorite lounge wear I have spontaneously purchased at my local Walmart! My favorite pair of sweatpants are only $5 from Walmart and you bet I have them in every color!!

Again don't forget to check out my Instagram page: @b.e.good for a special Valentine's Giveaway from Natural Life!

Sending you all of my love today,

b.e. good

 

Live Happy with Natural Life

Happy Monday Friends! 

I am very excited to share this blog with you all!!  I have received my first brand collaboration with Natural Life! Natural Life is a brand near and dear to my heart, not only for their products, but for the positive message they spread everyday!

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 I first became introduced to Natural Life when my Aunt Jeanette from Texas sent me a birthday gift(she always sends the best gifts!!)! The gift included Natural Life's recycled Happy Bag, a small prayer box, as well as my favorite coffee cup to this day that says "Life is Crazy Good".  Every time I receive a new happy bag or coffee cup from Natural Life it instantly becomes my favorite!! :-) Natural Life not only creates products that make you feel good, but they stand for a good message.

A few things Natural Life believes in:

It's the little things that mean the most

Kindness really does matter

You should ALWAYS  be yourself

Do what you love

 

Scroll to see the amazing free-spirited clothes I just received from them!

 

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A message we all should strive for everyday...Live Happy. This long sleeve shirt is so easy to wear for a casual look! You can dress it up with jeans and brown boots, or lounge around the house in leggings! I am wearing a size medium for a more loose look!

Get yours here!

 

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Looking for pieces to transition between winter/spring, this Kimono is perfect! I paired this with a long sleeve and lighter washed jeans. In the spring/summer this Kimono would be perfect to wear with a maxi dress! The taupe color is easy to match with just about any color you may have! I love how versatile it is for anyone and everyone! Another bonus, it's a one-size fits all!

 

 

 

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I LOVE this boho shirt! The flowy top is great to dress up with light jeans, or even a colored maroon jean! I typically like looser fitting tops, and this will easily be one of my favorites! Embroidered detail is one of my favorite trends, and LOVE that keyhole back! 

Get yours here!

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Can a girl ever have too many bags?! These bright colors along with the adorable message are bound to make you smile! I like to put my go to beauty products and keep this pouch in my purse! It's the perfect size to keep everything organized!

Get yours here!

Not only do they have amazing gift items, but they have the most beautiful clothes!

You can check out Natural Life online, or see them in boutiques such as Francesca's and Altar'd State!  (my favorite store!!)

With love,

b.e. good

 

National Bridal Market in Chicago

What a month it has been! September has been one crazy, but exciting month. As many of you know I have worked for a bridal store, Modern Dress in my hometown for almost three years now. This past weekend I was lucky enough to travel to Chicago to attend Bridal Market. This trip was such a wonderful learning experience and definitely was the perfect reassurance of my passion for fashion!

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 A Night Out In Chicago

Saturday night was a fun night for us girls! We were able to go to dinner and experience a little of Chicago! For dinner we went to the cutest nautical themed restaurant called the Hampton Social!  

After enjoying dinner, we traveled to Restoration Hardware. I was immediately in heaven when entering Restoration Hardware! How fun to enjoy the atmosphere and people while going while moving from floor to floor admiring the design of each room!

To end the night we went to the Drake Hotel! This hotel has carried rich history in the city of Chicago. For over 80 years! The Drake Hotel has been described as a symbol of white glove elegance. The hotel has accommodated guests from Queen Elizabeth to Elizabeth Taylor. You could just feel the history as soon as you entered the grand hotel!

 

Market Day 1:

Rise and shine!

8 AM we were ready to go and enjoying breakfast at the Merchandise Mart. The Merchandise Mart is the second largest building in the world with 4,000,000 square feet in floor space. As we entered the 7th floor, I was overwhelmed with how many booths filled the room!

We first went to Mori Lee to enjoy a runway show and choose dresses from the Spring 2018 Collection! After the bridal show, we hand picked prom dresses! While picking out these dresses, you can quickly see what the trends will be this upcoming season!

After Mori Lee, we visited many other designers we carry at Modern Dress including, Badgley Mischka, Maggie Sottero, and Casablanca! The day was long, but the greatest hands on experience I could ever imagine!

 

 

Market Day 2:

Our second and final day began with Jasmine Bridal. After a little breakfast at Jasmine we quickly went to work to pick out Spring bridesmaids dresses!

After bridesmaids, we had to do a bit more prom shopping!  For prom we visited Faviana. Howard from Faviana showcased these beautiful prom dresses which made the experience even more entertaining! Day 2 came to an end and it was back to our little store in Iowa.

 

 

 

 I can't be thankful enough for this opportunity! I can't wait to go again!!

With love,

b.e. good

 


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