Currently | January 2017 Edition

I love myself a good catch-up post. They are some of my favorite to both read and write! So, let’s get into currently January 2017 edition.

Wearing …

a typical Midwest winter uniform – jeans, chunky sweaters, flannels and scarves. I’m also slowly adding some color back in my wardrobe. When the sun hasn’t been out in weeks, a pop of color in my outfit helps to remind me that spring will be here eventually.

Currently January 2017 Edition Style & Co lace-up front flannel

Lace-up front flannel c/o Style & Co

Watching …

Victoria on Masterpiece Classic. OH EM GEE – I LOVE THIS SHOW. I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned that Queen Victoria is one of my favorite historical figures, so I was beside myself when they announced this new series in Downton Abbey’s former time slot. If you watched and loved The Crown, I think you’d enjoy this, too. I also started The Paradise on Netflix, which (so far) is a cute BBC series.

Listening to …

Sara Bareilles. Her music just gets me and my moods.

Reading …

like a crazy woman! I’m already six books in for 2017. I finally got my hands on One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid from the library, so that’s what I’m on now. After that, it’s time for After I Do by the same author.

Currently January 2017 Edition reading Lauren Graham memoir

One of the best memoirs I’ve ever read!

Eating …

Skinnytaste Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls. No joke, we make this recipe almost weekly. The chicken is so delicious and easy to throw together. It also heats up well for leftovers.

Enjoying …

the process of picking out all our new bedroom furniture! In case you missed it, I shared our inspiration board in this post. Since then, we ordered this headboard from Target and we’re going to see the Magnolia Market nightstands in person this weekend.

Loving …

Ali Fedowtosky’s blog. Her fashion posts are on point and affordable. I’m also really digging her signature messy ponytail and hair color – next hair appointment, maybe? Plus, there’s no better way to read about The Bachelor than from a former contestant/Bachelorette.

Wishing …

that I could find Kristin Ess’ new hair product line at my local Target. Thank goodness for online shopping. Meanwhile, I’m still obsessed with this curling iron.

Currently January 2017 Edition undone waves 1.5" curling iron

Check out this post for recent new beauty favorites

Looking forward to …

Ryan’s extended weekend off that starts at 2 p.m. today (!); a quick overnight trip this weekend to visit my parents and grandparents and to stop at IKEA, of course; and an upcoming collaboration with a local photographer and new friend.

What have you been up to lately?

Linking up with Jenn.

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  1. 2.1.17

    Way to go on having so much reading done so far this year! I can’t wait to read your reviews! I’ve been dying to watch The Crown but we just haven’t had time to watch it yet. I’ll have to add Victoria to my list too because I love history, but especially British history!

  2. 1.29.17

    I love master piece and I love BBC going to check both shows out

    Life is just Rosie

  3. 1.28.17
    Katie Schubert said:

    Hi Karly! Just another Midwestern blogger dropping by to say hello 🙂 Your blog is fab!

    Have a great weekend!

    Katie | Willow and White

  4. 1.27.17

    Lovely post! I am mostly designing for my college exams!!

  5. 1.26.17

    I love anything from Skinny Taste! That top is so cute on you.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  6. 1.26.17

    Victoria is on my list – I think it’s based on a book and I wanted to read that first. Interested to see how you like The Paradise – I remember starting it a year or so ago and I didn’t continue lol. made it a few episodes though. yay reading! hope you like one true loves when you get to it.

    • 1.28.17

      I flew through One True Loves – loved it! And, my mom surprised me with Victoria (the book) this weekend, so now we can read it together! 🙂

  7. 1.26.17

    I hear you about that winter Midwestern uniform- I want some spring weather, stat!

    Loooove that Kristin Ess has a Target line- I need to see if mine carries it!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  8. 1.26.17

    Love that plaid you’re wearing! I’ve heard The Crown is my kind of show, I just haven’t taken the time to get into it. I hope you have fun this weekend!

  9. 1.26.17

    Can’t wait to check out Victoria! And Kristin Ess’ new line–I’m so excited for it!

  10. 1.25.17
    EdyeNicolesMakeup said:

    Love that top! I’ve been wearing tons of chunky sweaters lately too #midwestgirlprobs 😉

    Edye |

  11. 1.25.17
    Pamela said:

    Girl, your hair has been looking fabulous lately! Not that it doesn’t always look great but I have been having some major hair envy. And loving that lace up flannel! Those SkinnyTaste burrito bowls are the best! I seriously make them like every week.

    • 1.28.17

      You are too sweet! My haircut actually is a mess, so those curls are the best way to hide the uneven layers. I’m glad I’m not the only one obsessed with those burrito bowls!

  12. 1.25.17

    Cute post! Love your lace up top!

  13. 1.25.17

    I need to read Lauren Grahams new book – I’m so happy to hear you love it! And can we swap hair? That would be great, thanks 😉

  14. 1.25.17

    I’m soooo behind on TV shows right now, but am so excited to watch Victoria (and the crown) eventually! Hooray for a long weekend off for Ryan and a trip!

  15. 1.25.17

    How gorgeous is your hair?! And loving that lace up flannel top! I need to start watching Victoria, I’ve already watched The Crown twice (I rewatched with my mom while she’s here), and need something new <3

    Green Fashionista

  16. 1.25.17

    Your hair looks gorgeous in that bottom picture! Six books in 2017 is awesome. I’m way behind on my reading goals so far for the year. I’ve only finished one book, and I’m in the midst of two now, trying to figure out which one I’m going to get more “into” first. First world problems, ha!

  17. 1.25.17
    Jessi Otey said:

    Your hair is ah-mazing! I;m SO looking forward to starting Gilmore Girls (can you believe I’ve never seen a single one?) It’ll be a fun binge I’m sure! New bedroom furniture? Jealous! We’re in desperate need of that as well!

  18. 1.25.17
    Debra Stachelski said:

    I’m currently looking forward to your visit this weekend! Victoria has been great fun to watch so far, especially since I was going through withdrawal after watching The Crown. Definitely going to try the burrito bowl recipe, I’m all for anything easy and delicious!

  19. 1.25.17

    I totally forgot about Victoria!! Have I missed a lot of it?! Ugh!! I love every single thing I’ve ever made from Skinny Taste and every time she posts a recipe it I save it because it sounds delish. Adding those chicken burrito bowls to the line up next week 🙂

  20. 1.25.17
    Myra said:

    I want to read Lauren Graham’s book! I’ve heard great reviews 🙂 Also, that lace up flannel shirt is perfection! I’m in Amsterdam and it is still freakin’ cold here as well, so lots of chunky sweaters and hanging out in cozy pjs has been my wardrobe of choice, lol. xo

  21. 1.25.17
    Biana Perez said:

    I’m all about the BBC series’ on Netflix so I’ll check the Paradise out! I’ve been a fan of Ali’s blog for a while – I do love her recaps of the show! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

    • 1.28.17

      Her blog is so cute, I just love her fashion! The Paradise is off to a slow start, but I’m still giving it a chance!