Home Office Inspo!

Chair, DeskWall Art, Pillow, LampsStaplerBulletin BoardWicker shelves
Happy Friday loves! Hope you had a great week and have some fun weekend plans ahead. I am grabbing lunch with friends tomorrow but the rest of the weekend will probably be spent packing and cleaning out the house! We're really trying our best to condense everything to bring to Boston.

As I mentioned in my post about our Boston move, I am SO fortunate that I get to stay on board with my current company in my current role. This means I will be working 100% from home so with that, our second bedroom will be half a guest room and half an office. We have an office now but we hardly use it and our desk is practically falling apart so that won't be coming with us to Boston! I saw this desk and absolutely LOVE it then started finding pieces that I thought would look cute but would also be super functional for my job at home.

Have a great weekend!


Gingham & Denim + FF Link-Up!

Shirt: J. Crew, Skirt: Lulus, Sandals: SheIn (identical here), Hat: South Moon Under (Similar here), Bag: Etsy (identical here and here)
Happy Wednesday friends! Hope you're having a great week so far. I just wanted to say thank you so much for all of the sweet comments on Monday's post! We are very excited/nervous/so many emotions about the move and y'all were so sweet and supportive. I definitely will be sharing more about the move as it gets closer and have already started planning how I will decorate our Boston apartment!

If there is one thing you NEED from this post, it's this denim skirt! I have never owned a denim skirt that is so stretchy, flattering and comfortable. It comes in a darker color too and I'm seriously tempted to add that one to my closet as well! Also, these tie-waist tops from J. Crew Factory are very inexpensive and are adorable for work. Aside from the gingham, I got one in plain white and also in blue and white stripes! Button-ups are always a great staple year-round.


Our Big Announcement--We're Moving!

Hey loves! Happy Monday. I’m going to just jump right into today’s post because it’s going to be a long one. As you can tell from the title, we are moving! We knew this day might come with Steven graduating his PhD program in June but we weren’t totally sure where that would take us. There was about a 50/50 shot of us staying in the DC area because we knew an opportunity would present itself here but Steven received an incredible offer and an opportunity that we could not pass up which will be taking us to…..Boston! If y’all remember we visited Boston last month very briefly and that was actually to go apartment hunting. We were lucky enough while there to find something opening up in July which is when we will be relocating and we really do love the area and the apartment itself! 

To say that this has been a very emotional and challenging decision would be an understatement. Not only do we have our home in Virginia but we also have my parents and other close relatives nearby, many of my friends, and of course my job. Even though I knew this was a very strong possibility, I don’t think I ever really expected us to leave so soon. I thought maybe in 5 or so more years we would relocate but not only 2 years after moving into our house.  Sometimes you can make plans but really only God has control and the offer Steven received is a once in a lifetime opportunity and honestly kind of beyond his wildest dreams! I’m SO proud of him. He has busted his butt for the last 6 years in a very intensive Bioengineering program and seeing such hard work pay-off is really exciting. 

I knew that when we got married, it would be a lot of following him with each new opportunity because his field is very niche while with my profession I can work almost anywhere. I did receive AMAZING news last week that I will be able to retain my current job after relocating. I can't even tell you how happy I was when I found out! I started a new role in January of this year and I have LOVED it so the thought of leaving this job behind and starting a new one seriously weighed on my heart. To get to stay on and work from home is the biggest blessing!

Even though we’re almost 30 I feel like this was the first big adult decision we’ve made (especially as a married couple) because we really were starting to grow roots here in Virginia and we felt very comfortable. It definitely involved a lot of long conversations and tears but at this stage we are so excited for the move and the next adventure in our marriage! We will see how things progress but as of now we believe we will be in Boston for the next 2-3 years and then possibly moving on to a new location after that. We definitely intend to take full advantage of our time in Boston with lots of sightseeing, weekend trips to all the gorgeous New England cities, Red Sox games, lobster rolls and more!

I’ll definitely be sharing more about our move as it gets closer but for now, we can’t wait for this next journey!
[Linking up with Biana from B Loved Boston]