Wearing //
Loft jeans, similar
Old Navy flats, identical and these too
Use me (Noelle Engel) as your stylist

These photos and this post are bittersweet for me. This is the last time you'll see me beside our condo, our first home together as a married couple. It was our first time living in a small space, but it was also the first time we felt like we were truly at home. No parents, no roommates. There were plenty of firsts here. From planning our wedding to getting a dog to turning thirty. I'm going to miss it, even though I'm excited to have more room and a yard again. I won't have to worry about looking put together when I take Nettie out for a walk in the mornings, and I'll be able to do laundry inside the house instead of in the garage. Small luxuries that I took for granted before condo life. But your first real place together as newlyweds is always special, and up until a few months ago, I loved calling this home. It definitely served its purpose, and allowed us to save a little money in the process because our bills were so low. I remember feeling so unsure when we moved in, and now I'm experiencing the same pangs of anxiety as we move out. I told you guys I'm not good with change. Living in a house is a bigger responsibility. I'm excited to decorate, as well as the means to entertain guests. We never really had friends over in the condo because it felt too cramped.

There's so much more I could say, but it's hard to collect my thoughts at the moment. Maybe things are better left unsaid, or maybe I'll write a future post once I feel settled. I'm happy that I'll have my blog archives to look through which documented this period. Even though I don't get too personal on here, it feels like a diary. I have to remind myself that it's just a move, and like most change that has happened so far in my life, I doubt I'll regret it.


  1. Congrats! I can understand how it's a bittersweet feeling. But you'll get to make many new, exciting memories in your new home. :-) I think the excitement of decorating a new place might have helped to hide the fear of moving into our first home.

  2. Congrats! I remember getting so emotional the morning the moving trucks pulled up to move us from our first apartment together to our new home. It will feel like home in no time!

  3. Great coat!


  4. Congrats on your new house Noelle and good luck with the move. Will you have palm trees near there too? :P

    I agree first house as newly weds is soooo exciting! we lived in a condo for a year too before we bought our house. I tell you the only thing I miss about our small condo was the snow shoveling servie :/

    1. Sadly, no palm trees at our new place! Very unfortunate, I'll miss the palms! I'll miss a lot of little things, but I'm getting more and more excited about being in a house again :) I'll just have to pose in areas that have palms I guess!

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  6. Obviously it's early and I am struggling with my commenting skills! LOL! Aw, Noelle, it will take some time to adjust to the new place I'm sure. But coming from someone who has moved quite a lot to different cities and states, the house is not as important as the people in it and the relationships you build. You will make new memories (some good, some bad most likely) and it will be okay. I'm excited to see the new landscape for your blog pics and impressed that you kept blogging through the move! Naturally I love this classic outfit too!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  7. Congrats but I totally feel you on the happy/sad. I always felt that way when I changed apartments because I got so attached!
    The Adored Life

  8. Thank you ladies for the kind words! I know we've all been there with moving. That's what I'll be up to all weekend! Thankfully I have Monday off too :)

  9. Congrats on the new place and I love your outfit!

  10. I know how you feel about leaving "a first"...since getting married, we've lived in 5 different places (in 3 countries)...and at the time I'm usually too busy to feel nostalgic - but when it hits me - although I'm always excited for my "new" place, I do long a little bit for my old home. Hugs to you!


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