moody bedroom stylings

This fall/winter, I’m especially loving moody florals, pale pinks and celestial-inspired pieces. Now that we’re starting to pull together some ideas for the new bedroom, I’m loving darker colors and soft textures to really make this room a relaxing place.

At first, I was a little overwhelmed with the look that I wanted for the room… it’s pretty hard to know where to start! I know what I like, but when it comes to a tasteful execution, it can be tricky. Instead of bookmarking a ton of stuff and wondering where to put it all, I decided to start with an accent piece first and then style around that. Our furniture in the bedroom is pretty minimal, so I decided on an accent chair. I found an awesome selection on Chairish and decided on this jewel-toned beauty. To expand on the metallic accents and shape, I wanted to balance it out with some soft florals and basics with an industrial edge. Here’s what I came up with so far…
Moody Bedroom Stylings | Wanderlings

Arrangement via Ashley and Malone | Reflection Hand Mirror | Rose Quartz | John Derian Rose Dish | Cloche Table Lamp | Incense Holder | Teakwood & Tobacco Candle | Chairish Purple Channel Back Wing Chair

I love applying my makeup in our bedroom—the lighting is great. I love this hand mirror because it’s so different than other hand mirrors that I’ve seen. I know Mark wouldn’t be opposed to having this hand mirror on our dresser.

I’ve already taken some simple steps to change the vibes in our bedroom, but adding some rose quartz has been the best choice so far. I love that it represents love and friendship, and it also adds some great texture to our bedside tables.  continue reading


mood music

Instead of staying true to my day off ritual of vegging out on the couch with Netflix all day, I’ve started compiling a to-listen list of new (to me) tunes. I usually stick to nostalgic music that I’ve loved for years, but hearing a new song here and there on my favorite station lately has really inspired me to open my ears a bit more. Here’s what I’ve been especially loving lately…

Mood Music | wanderlings

Alvvays’ self-titled album sounds nostalgic and gritty. These songs break my heart, but don’t leave me feeling depressed—it’s a feeling that I know all too well, but doesn’t hurt to revisit. Favorite verse? “Honey, take me by the hand, and we can sign some papers / Forget the invitations, floral arrangements, and breadmakers…

Karen O’s Crush Songs reminds me of all of the times I blasted the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ albums in my car, and had a moment with the track “Modern Romance”. It’s quiet, quick and lo-fi. Favorite verse? “Let me go on the / Show, I can cough / I can choke / On this kind of smoke…

I’ve always had a soft spot for Real Estate since I heard Days. If you’re looking for a good album to zone out and work to, this is definitely it. It’s so smooth and pleasant! Favorite verse? “Just over the horizon / That’s where I always think you’ll be / It’s always so surprising / To find you right there next to me…

I died when I heard that Jenny Lewis released a new album, and I died again when I heard it. I’ve been hearing her single “Just One Of The Guys” everywhere! And as catchy as that song is, really listening to the lyrics gives me that same heartache that I experienced with Rilo Kiley and her work with the Watson Twins. Favorite verse? “There’s only one difference between you and me / When I look at myself, all I can see / I’m just another lady without a baby…

What have you been listening to lately?



Summer is coming to a close and between job stuff, moving stuff and catching up with friends, I’m ready for anything and everything. Here’s a bit of what I’ve been up to lately, via Instagam…  Allison Wheeler on Instagram

Friend dates with Moscow Mules and great conversation are just the best. And a cheese plate is alright, too.
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Seriously considering turning my restaurant budget into a ‘fresh flowers for the apartment’ budget. What do you think? Allison Wheeler on Instagram

These Hypnotic Donuts are just the best… Blueberry cake, please! Allison Wheeler on Instagram After spending a sick day at home, I’m ready to get things done this week.

What have you been up to lately?


product review: nexxus color assure

Product Review: Nexxus Color Assure

It can be really tough to keep my dark hair from looking dull and uneven. Although I have naturally dark hair, spending a lot of time outdoors can result in this lighter, brassy color that tends to pop up every summer. (And now I have those pesky grays to worry about… ugh.) I’m always down to try a good color-safe treatment, so I jumped at the chance to review Nexxus’ Color Assure treatment. This Color Assure collection contains four products: a pre-wash primer, sulfate-free shampoo, conditioner and a glossing tonic. continue reading


an accidental moodboard

I love scrolling through my pins and likes and finding accidental moodboards. Without even thinking about it, I’ll find colors and patterns in smaller clusters, right next to my workout pins and recipes. Does this ever happen to you? An Accidental Moodboard | wanderlings

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A Quick Fall Wishlist

It’s so hard to believe that fall is just around the corner. So instead of lamenting the soon-to-be-closed pool (who am I kidding… it’s Texas, we have a couple more months), I’m already adding cozy slippers, dainty jewelry and pale pink pieces to my fall wishlist.
A Fall Wishlist... | Wanderlings I’m on a hunt for my perfect nude lipstick, but until then, I’m veering away from my summer oranges and reds and opting for a neutral peachy tone, like Ilia’s In My Room.

This celestial-inspired obsession has reached a new high, people. I’m adding moon and star pieces to my wishlist like nobody’s business, starting with this romantic Moon & Star Earring.

Living in Texas, I am stuck wearing my contacts until the heat and humidity settle down a bit. But once it cools off, I’m always in my glasses. These frames would be perfect for fall, don’t you think? I can totally picture them with some ankle boots and a chunky sweater.

I’m not exactly a slippers kind of gal, opting for sliding around my hardwood on socks, but these slippers just seem to get me. Or maybe I’m just getting older… Either way, my feet need these.

I used to wear tons of neutrals and grays on my nails every fall/winter, but I think I’ll be adding a little more color to my sallow complexion this year. I’m loving this shimmery neutral shade.

This ring is currently #1 on my Treat Yourself list. Absolutely gorgeous.

I don’t own a single pair of rain boots, and every time it gets cold and rainy, I end up sacrificing a pair of my flats to the rainy (and later smelly) shoe gods. Not this year, folks. These Ted Baker rain boots are calling my name, and this cooler floral print would be a perfect accent in a sea of chunky sweaters and neutral shades.

I’ve fully embraced pale pinks as my new neutral. No more black and brown bags for a while… I’ll be donning this neutral shade that goes with anything.

What’s on your fall wishlist?


moodboard / flowers in her hair

One of my favorite childhood memories is walking through the woods near my family home. I’d grab fistfuls of honeysuckle and pick wildflowers to place behind my ears. It’s really no surprise that I’m a huge fan of floral accessories—they’re so nostalgic.

moodboard / flowers in her hair | wanderlings

moodboard / flowers in her hair | wanderlings

moodboard / flowers in her hair | wanderlings

moodboard / flowers in her hair | wanderlings

moodboard / flowers in her hair | wanderlings

You can check out my other moodboards here.

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change your color + mood

Have you ever worn a certain piece of clothing to perk yourself up? I’ve been reading up about theories of chakras lately, and how different colors can really impact your moods—it’s so fascinating!

Chakra theory was first developed by Hindus and has since been adopted by Buddhists, as well. Basically, the body has seven main areas (or ‘wheels’) that act as energy points, starting from the pelvic region and leading up in a straight line to the top of the head. Each of the seven areas has a separate color that is believed to be responsible for different properties and healing powers.


Red governs the base chakra at the base of the spine. It is the area of survival and stability and your place on this earth, and connects us to our physical body.

When to wear it: When you need a boost of self-confidence

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Orange governs the sacral chakra located in the lower abdomen. It is the color of success and self-respect, helping us to remove our inhibitions and allowing us to be social.

When to wear it: When you’re feeling nervous about a big upcoming event

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Yellow governs the solar plexus chakra, located below the ribs. It is associated with creativity and self-worth, controlling how we see ourselves and how others perceive us. It also aids in clarity of thought.

When to wear it: When you’re feeling a little foggy or indecisive

read more about changing your color and mood on wanderlings!


Green governs the heart chakra, relating to love and self-love. It is used for balancing our entire being, so we are able to give love to others and ourselves.

When to wear it: When you’re feeling flirtatious or mushy

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Blue governs the throat chakra and is related to communication, the need to express ourselves and communicate our needs and requirements. This mentally relaxing color has a pacifying effect on the nervous system.

When to wear it: When you’re dreading an important conversation at work, or just stressed out

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Indigo governs the brow chakra, or the third eye, in the center of the forehead. The indigo energy connects us to our unconscious self, and gives us the experience of being a part of the entire universe.

When to wear it: When you need a healthy dose of inspiration

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Violet governs the crown chakra at the top of the head. Violet relates to self-knowledge and spiritual awareness, bringing guidance, wisdom and inner strength, and also providing a healthy dose of creativity.

When to wear it: When you’re feeling a little ‘off’ or out of whack

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Shop the post:

Red: Starstitch Eyelet Shell Tee, Madewell; Flash Bobbi Set, Ban.do; Balconette Bra, Topshop; Firefly Lake Heel, ModCloth; Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment, Sephora.

Orange: Cut-Out Flare Dress, Kate Spade Saturday; Scarlet Nile Drops, Baublebar; Matte Lipstick in Crush, Nasty Gal; Orange It’s Obvious, Essie; Emmy Bag, Kate Spade.

Yellow: Neon Braided Necklace, Baba Souk; Shorts, Kate Spade Saturday; Crystal Poker Face Studs, BaubleBar; Light Citron Clare Cardigan, J.Crew Factory; Falconwright Leather Wallet Pouch, UO.

Green: Striped Heart Tee, J.Crew; Laughin’ To The Bank, Deborah Lippmann; Elfin Emerald Studs, Catbird; Jade Watermelon Flat, Kate Spade; Nima Fringe Bangle, Baba Souk.

Blue: Faux Leather Tube Skirt, Zara; Nina Heels, Shoemint; Sea Level Necklace, Academy; Super Ciccio Eyeglasses, Madewell.

Indigo: Indigo Dye Easy Knit Tank, Splendid; Indigo Shibori Linen Skirt, Madewell; Indigo Punk Nail Lacquer, Butter London; Sea Shell Top, Made By Dawn; After School Boy Blazer, Essie.

Violet: Purple Wedge, Avarcas; Classic Deluxe Sunglasses, Wildfox; A-Line Skirt, Zara; Silk Top, Alice + Olivia.

Do you ever feel happier just because of the color that you’re wearing? 


cotton candy hair

I’ve had dark hair my entire life, but for one day (okay, maybe a little longer) I’d like to have pink hair. Until then, I can live vicariously through these candy-haired gals…  cotton candy hair | wanderlings cotton candy hair | wanderlings

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