I Turned Off Notifications on My Phone (Spoiler Alert: I Survived)

Hello-hello! Today, I’m talking about one important step I took to simplify my life (and avoid the bottomless pit of wasted time on my phone): I turned off notifications. Which notifications? Almost all of them. To be honest, I have never really been one of those people who is perpetually looking at my phone. That … More I Turned Off Notifications on My Phone (Spoiler Alert: I Survived)

OOTD: Cozying Up in New and Old Fall Favorites

Hello-hello!ย I’m back with another outfit-of-the-day (OOTD). ๐Ÿ™‚ The current weather in Texas is begging for cozy fall clothes. Last week? I was in shorts and a sleeveless top, and I was still sweating. Today? I’m shivering, waterlogged, and desperately reaching for a snuggly sweater. My fellow Texans will not find this surprising. But what to … More OOTD: Cozying Up in New and Old Fall Favorites

Closet Tour (and My Mission to Have Less Stuff in Said Closet)

Hello again! ๐Ÿ™‚ Today, I’m talking about my closet. Call me strange (you won’t hurt my feelings), but I am on a perpetual mission to improve my closet. I’m not just talking about the clothes in my closet. I’m also talking about the general look, feel, aesthetic, organization, name-some-closet-characteristic. Being a bit of a style/organization … More Closet Tour (and My Mission to Have Less Stuff in Said Closet)

Organizing an Itty-Bitty Bathroom with Style

So, here’s the deal: My “master bathroom” is basically a powder room. It has a toilet, a pedestal sink, and…four walls. Oh, there’s a door too—which is definitely appreciated—although, that basically monopolizes one of the walls. I wish I could say I’m low-maintenance, and don’t need more than a toilet, sink, and three bare walls … More Organizing an Itty-Bitty Bathroom with Style

OOTD: Monochromatic Earth Tones! (Yes. I’m Seriously Excited About That.)

What, not everyone finds a monochromatic outfit with rich earth tones exciting? Who are these unnatural, anti-monochrome people? Today’s outfit of the day is a salute to one of my all-time-favorite brands: Everlane! *Heart-eyed sigh* I will be talking a lot about Everlane in posts to come, because: I’m practically surgically attached to my Everlane … More OOTD: Monochromatic Earth Tones! (Yes. I’m Seriously Excited About That.)

OOTD: My Ode to Madewell

Hello-hello! My first Outfit-of-the-Day (OOTD) post is definitely one of my new favorites. Let us take a moment to celebrate the awesomeness that is Madewell. Confession: I only recently experienced the Madewell awesomeness firsthand. Make no mistake, I have admired Madewell’s gorgeous clothing line from afar for some time. But alas, I had no idea … More OOTD: My Ode to Madewell

Let’s Do This! (a.k.a. “The First Ever Post on Simple/Pretty Living”)

Welcome to my little corner of the internet! My name is Melissa, and Iโ€™m here to share a smattering of the simple, everyday things that make me happy: finding new ways to combine the pieces in my closet, DIY decorating projects to spruce things up around the house, organizing tips and tricks (who, me, obsessively … More Let’s Do This! (a.k.a. “The First Ever Post on Simple/Pretty Living”)