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 […]


One of my favorite signs of Spring is that I can swap out my heavy winter coat for a trench coat. I love the details of a good trench coat; double-breasted, shoulder epaulets, gun flap, and storm shield. There’s quite a rich history behind the trench coat as it was originally designed by Thomas Burberry as part of the uniform issued to the British Army during WWI.  It was during the trench warfare that the iconic coat got its […]

Cape Convert

You guys, this cape is EVERYTHING. And it’s only $40 at Target. I love it. I’m usually such a blazer fan but this cape has made me a convert. You get the versatility of a blazer but you can move! I love blazers but sometimes they can restrict movement so I’m loving that this cape gives me more comfort that way. Plus, it immediately elevates any look. I’m pretty stoked to see all the ways I […]

Vested Interest

According to the calendar it’s officially Spring but here in The Mitten mother nature hasn’t quite gotten there yet. As such I have to resist the urge to put away all my sweaters and pull out my espadrilles and sandals. It’s not an easy thing to marry Winter and Spring together. No two seasons could be more opposite so that poses quite the clothing conundrum. One of my go-to strategies is layering. This military-inspired vest […]

Denim for Days

Spring is finally starting to sprout up here in The Mitten and it has me storing up my warmer season staples. This H&M Conscious chambray shirt is def going to be my go-to along with my distressed denim. The trick to keeping all denim looks from going Canadian tuxedo is to vary the shades of denim. I’m also a big fan of adding interesting details in your accessories. Turquoise is big this season so I […]