Now that most of the boxes are unpacked in my new apartment, it’s about time to amp up the decor factor. My plan is to focus on one room at a time, starting with my favorite, the kitchen. I’m thinking about adding small instances of bold colors, like water bottles and cake stands, and some texture via patterned fruit bowls and wire-framed letters. I plan to hang those E-A-T letters above the stove (are you allowed to hang things above stoves??), not that I really need any visual reminders to eat or anything like that. I’m pretty, pretty good at it last time I checked. And speaking of eating, who doesn’t love a little corn seasoning in the summer time, am I right??
I’m having a real hard time focusing on blogging, sleeping, and/or anything unrelated to the Royal Wedding. I’ve got the fever! MAJORLY. Do you?
But I just wanted to pop in and let you know how much I love bib necklaces, especially these Anthropologie ones. They’re all so detailed and colorful! Besides the fact that Anthro can do no wrong, these statement necklaces are, in fact, very reasonably priced! I definitely want to add a few to my wardrobe.
I don’t know about you but I’m really bad about incorporating accessories into my daily outfits. I tend to grab my watch and thin rings and that’s about it. But, the thing I love about bib necklaces is that they’re so bold and dramatic, you only need to wear the one necklace and you’re good to go. No need to rifle through your pile of jewels and layer up matching pieces. One of these bibs will do the trick! They have the ability to transform any old plain outfit into something glamorous and unexpected. AKA I NEED MORE BIBS IN MY LIFE.
- Metallurgy Necklace
- Citrus Twist Necklace
- Arles Necklace
- Honeycomb Necklace
- Usekh Necklace
- Serengheti Beats Necklace
[Images via Anthro]
I may not technically be going back to school (tear…those days are long over), but there’s something about mid-August that makes me want to replenish my office supplies. My internal clock says I must get new notebooks and I need a new set of folders.
I can’t help it! Here are the products on my back-to-school list:
- Jonathan Adler Zig Zag Sticky Notes, Paper Source, $8.95: I may not be able to afford 95% of Jonathan Adler’s home decor (which I ADORE), but these sticky notes will tie over my Adler cravings for now. Plus, I love a good sticky note, don’t you?
- Task Clips, Kate’s Paperie, $10: Colorful task clips?? Yes, please. I’m tired of the dull black and silver task clips. How mundane! I need color in my life at all times.
- Paperterie Poulain By Decole Vintage Camera Tape Dispenser, Florspacehome Etsy, $19: I’ve been searching for a fun tape dispenser for awhile now and when I came across this vintage camera-inspired one, I knew I had to have it.
- Green & Blue File Folders, Kate’s Paperie, $16: I get positively giddy when all my papers are organized neatly in file folders. But the idea of having those papers in cute and colorful folders makes it that much more appealing.
- Personalized Notebooks, Paperwink, $15: I’m a notebook hoarder. I have literally 20 or so blank, unused notebooks in my possession and yet I still feel the need to buy more. Girl has issues.
- Cavallini Jumbo Erasures, Kate’s Paperie, $3: Okay so I rarely use pencils but I like anything Paris-related.
- Luddite Collection Pencil Case, Anthropologie, $14: I love having all of my pens and highlighters in one nifty case like this one.
- Deskpad, Erin Condren, $30: This deskpad is the best way to stay organized. Plus, it doubles as a mousepad. Chic and conventional!
They say you should never judge a book by it’s cover, but I’m sorry, I can’t help but judge. I want these remastered Penguin Classics just because they’re pretty.
Okay I lied. They’re more than just good looks. I’m a huge literature buff and love the idea of displaying some of my favorite works. The fact that they’re super eclectic and colorful is just an added bonus. Wouldn’t they look absolutely perfect lined up on a bookshelf? Stacked on a fireplace, perhaps? Next to a ceramic vase? In between two antique bookends?
I need them asap. I think this Jane Austen Sense and Sensibility will be the first addition to my collection:
[Images via Anthropologie]
Shorts are my summer uniform. Sure, I like to mix it up with a dress here and a skirt there but overall, nothing is more appropriate in the summertime than shorts. Just like the dresses I picked out, these are my favorite short styles this season.
First of all, I love anything that comes pre-belted. It adds a sense of refinement to a seemingly casual piece of clothing like shorts. Just tuck a loose-fitting blouse into those belted shorts and pair them with flats and you have an instant summer office outfit.
As for the rolled denim, I personally think nothing’s better than cutting up an old pair of jeans to mid-thigh length and rolling the hem to your desired length. A few summers ago, I cut 2 pairs of my high school jeans into shorts and I’ve worn them religiously ever since. But, if you don’t have old jeans to destroy, the 3 rolled denim shorts below are perfect options!
As I’ve mentioned before, I love a good print. It instantly spices up an outfit! All 3 of the patterned shorts below have an almost childish charm to them. They make me want to ride the ferris wheel and eat cotton candy at a carnival. There’s nothing wrong with expressing your inner 13 year old! Am I right??
- Dejeuner Silk Short, J.Crew, $88
- Madewell Paper Bag Shorts, Shopbop, $54.60
- ASOS Rope Shorts, ASOS, $37.20
- Denim Boyfriend Short, J. Crew, $79.50
- Extreme Ripped Boy Shorts, Topshop, $60
- Levi’s 1960 Tab Shorts, Steven Alan, $195
- Faded Floral Pocket Shorts, Topshop, $50
- ASOS Heart Print Shorts, ASOS, $43.96
- Rift Valley Shorts, Anthropologie, $98