Seaside Sights

On our last day in Barcelona we went to Mercat de Santa Caterina in the morning and grabbed some jamón ibérico and cheese and fresh fruit juice (more about the market in my travel guide coming soon). Then we headed over here to the harbor on the Mediterranean Sea for a picnic. It was probably one of my favorite things that we did while there because it was a beautiful day and we just took […]

Barcelona – Travel Style Guide

  When you’re planning a trip there are a ton of details to figure out, not the least of which is how to pack for both comfort and style. While I am certainly stoked that the athleisure trend seems to be here to stay,  I personally prefer something a bit less gym-tastic. Especially seeing as the Spaniards invented possibly my fav summer shoe – the espadrille – I relished the opportunity to put these from my […]

The House Blend Featured on Independent Fashion Bloggers!

I’m so excited to share that The House Blend has been featured on Independent Fashion Bloggers site this week! It’s always nice to be recognized by my fellow fashion bloggers! Thanks to IFB for the support! Links à la Mode, June 16 Aesthetic Distance: Jawbreaker: An Ode to to High School Girl Squad Movies A Handful of Stories: Le Déjeuner sur l’Herbe Attire Club: The Best Dressed Men of the 2016 Tony Awards Cat Eyes […]

Park Guell

Park Guell contains more work by Barcelona’s arguably most beloved figure Gaudí. These viaducts are stunning and I couldn’t get over them! Eusebi Guell commissioned this park out of his desire to help develop more public spaces in Barcelona. It’s located on Carmel Hill so you get beautiful views of the city. I’m putting together a little travel guide from my time in Spain so keep your eyes open for it coming soon! In addition […]

Madrid in May

I’ve been so excited to share these photos from my trip to Spain with you! My hubby and I celebrated 10 years last August but it’s been so crazy we haven’t been able to get away until this past May. It’s been a dream of mine to visit and the hubs was nice enough to take me there! Yeah, I got a good one ;). Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing more about […]

Spring Leather

One of my favorite things about the colder seasons is the need for warmth and leather layers. So when I discovered this blush and black leather jacket I jumped at the chance to wear leather a little longer. We all know spring is tricky because of the warmer days but still chilly nights so we need a nice jacket to throw on when the weather changes its mind ;). While I am super stoked that […]


Blush is one of my favorite spring neutrals. Though lately I’ve been going out of my comfort zone and playing with color more, my default is always neutrals. But even I can’t totally embrace black in the summer so with the warmer months coming blush is a nice neutral to stock up on. The right blush just has a hint of pink to warm up your skin tone and show off that tan but not […]

Everyday Sparkle

This month has been crazy busy so I’m dreadfully delinquent on my posts here! For that I am sorry however when you hear what I’ve been working on I hope you’ll forgive me ;). The past few weeks we’ve been in Spain! We took a ton of great photos there and I am hard at work putting them together for some super special posts in the coming weeks! That said, here is some sparkle for […]

Spring Staples

  Remember these? I told you you’d see this vest and shirt again! I’m a big fan of having a few staples that are the base of your looks for the season and swapping out accessories, shoes, and other little details to get more mileage from a piece. Denim is a great base layer for any outfit and it’s a little more interesting than all black (although I do love a good monochrome outfit!) This […]

The House Blend Featured on Independent Fashion Bloggers

I’m so excited to share that my post from this week, EnTrenched, was chosen to be featured in IFB’s Links a la Mode! There’s something so special about being recognized by your peers and I am honored they chose The House Blend! I am only one of 20 so make sure to check out the other talented bloggers! You can see the complete list below: Links à la Mode, April 21 Aesthetic Distance: The Best […]