Thursday, October 31, 2013


Happy Halloween everyone! I was really excited this year for a fabulous spooky bachelorette party over the weekend (we were collectively going as Shark Week), but I have been seriously ill for the last week and a half with bronchitis, pneumonia, a sinus infection, and an ear infection. Thankfully I am feeling better and will at least be able to dress up for the real Halloween. What are you dressing up as for Halloween?

xx the oxford blonde

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

tuesday treats: avgolemono soup recipe

I'm marrying a Greek so I've been learning the ropes of making some traditional dishes. I consider myself to be somewhat of a soup connoisseur and found myself loving this soup. If you like lemony foods, this soup is a dream!

xx the oxford blonde

Monday, October 21, 2013

parisian country


I saw this photo up on the left and was instantly inpspired by the rustic, Parisian country feel of the room. Above our my top picks to create a perfectly Parisian living space.

xx the oxford blonde

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

my homegoods

I have been slowly decorating my apartment over the last year and have found myself drawn to rustic and earthy treasures and objects. Above are some items that I found inspiring and quickly added to my pinterest wish list. What d├ęcor inspire you?

xx the oxford blonde

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Saturday, October 19, 2013


The sound of crunching leaves, the taste of pumpkin spice lattes, and the smell of cider candles fill the Chicago air and bring out cozy sweaters and scarves across town. Warm earthy tones compliment the bare branches and growing leave piles while neutral whites and blacks give a crisp fall feeling. I'll be spending my fall bundled up in a warm blanket with a good book and a hot cup of tea. 

xx the oxford blonde

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