- Month: August 2015 -

Printable Monogrammed Stationary

I am such a sucker when it comes to paper goods and monogrammed stationary! There is just something so satisfying about writing a hand written letter or thank you note and delivering it to someone. I should probably be a bit better about actually writing said notes, but I always have the best intentions to. So that definitely means I need like five different sets of stationary right? Exactly! Thank you for agreeing with me. There are so many different styles of monogrammed stationary out there, but some sets can be really expensive! I wanted to create a fun, casual, set of stationary that can be used for thank you notes, cards, and "just because" letters! And guess what?! This printable stationary is free just because I love you. The more monograms the merrier!…

5 Minute Hairdos For When You Can’t Even

  photo from Twist Me Pretty (view this Celtic Knot Tutorial here) I am probably the laziest person ever when it comes to styling my hair. It is either air dried, straight, or curled, and that's about it. Honestly, I forget that there are other things to do with my hair! Thank goodness for Pinterest y'all! Enter the five minute hairdo. These are a few of my favorites that I have found and I am officially out of excuses now. It's hairdo time! Loving this simple bun with a decorative jeweled barrette! This makes me want to do some serious barrette shopping. via The Beauty Department I have such a crush on vamped up ponytails. They take a normal expected lazy girl hairstyle and add a pop! This simple knot is understated, but elegant.…

The Golden Dorm Room

The Bedding | Duvet Cover, Pottery Barn Teen | Euro Sham, Pottery Barn Teen | Gold Foil Throw Pillow, Target | Furry Pillow, Pier 1 Imports | When you are living in a space as tiny as a dorm room, your bed will automatically take center stage. Splurge a little on a few pretty pillows and a duvet cover! It will make a huge difference and really kick your space up a notch. I would pair this bedding with simple white sheets, or white sheets with black trim to pull in the black from the Euro Sham and art work. In addition to the bedding above, I would also get a custom dorm bed skirt made. No this isn't necessary, but they really are worth the extra money and completely hide all of your junk that you…

Preppy Tote Bags for School

  | one, Henri Bendell Convertable Backpack | two, Longchamp Pliage Tote | three, Laptop Tote | four, St. Anne Tote | five, Monogrammed Tote | six, Barrington Leather Tote | Any excuse to go purse shopping is a great event in my book, so naturally back to school tote shopping is something I look forward to every year! There are so many amazing options to choose from, but these are some of my absolute favorites! Anything that is monogrammed is pretty perfect- oh and that carries books. I guess that might be important when we are talking about school totes. Ahem. I still haven't decided which one I am loving the most, but I think I definitely have a head start on my back to school shopping! Which back to school tote bag do you…

How To Brand Your Website

"Don't judge a book by its cover." Childhood lesson #2,914. I strongly agree with this, however, when it comes to managing your website and brand, childhood lesson #2,914 goes out of the window. Yes, content is key, but the visual appeal of your website is extremely important. When you brand yourself and your website, you are showing the world who you are and what you have to offer them, be it your readers or potential companies seeking a partnership. There are so many graphic designers and brand specialists out there that will gladly craft this image for you... for a price. Skip the hefty price tag and do it yourself! Utilize these three principles and you will be well on your way to crafting a brand that accurately represents you and what your website…

Styling Oversized Art Pieces

Vogue Living Australia Create Your Own Affordable Oversized Art Piece When it comes to designing my own space, I love bold, colorful statements. Using an oversized wall art piece is such an easy way to create a strong, unique focal point in a space! Large art pieces can be expensive if you are using an original painting, but there are so many other ways to create an affordable wall art piece that will still make a gorgeous statement! Ordering oversized art prints from places like Minted or Society 6 can be a great way to re-create the look of an expensive custom painting! Or, as another inexpensive alternative, pick blow up a pretty photograph at Fed Ex Office and get it framed! Instant art! David Collins Richard Powers Bjorn Wallander Jared Fowler for the…

The Best White Wine Brands Under $20

I have always been a fan of wine, but I normally stick to cocktails when I am out! But this summer, I have been really loving wine, and more specifically white wine. There are so many good wine brands to try, but I have finally found my favorite five! And guess what?! They are all under twenty dollars! Pour me a glass. Or four! (more…)

Dorm Decorating Ideas – Bedding

  Dorm Bedding Look One: Duvet Cover, PB Teen | Sheet Set, PB Teen | Pink Lumbar Pillow, Etsy | Pink Ikat Pillow, Target | Dorm Bedding Look Two: Duvet Cover, PB Teen | Euro Sham, PB Teen | Gold Pillows, Target | Faux Fur Pillow, Pier 1 | Dorm Bedding Look Three: Duvet Cover, PB Teen | Euro Sham, PB Teen | Sheet Set, PB Teen | Velvet Bolster Pillow, Etsy | I can't believe that the summer is already almost over. But with the end of summer comes my favorite time of year: fall! While I never had the traditional University dorm room experience, I still have so much fun putting together dorm decorating ideas and mood boards for all of the college bound girls this semester. I put together these bedding looks to help inspire…

Favorite Fall 2015 Fashion Trends

Ladies, it's that time of year again (well almost)! I am so excited to unpack my sweaters, dust off my riding boots, and get my fall wardrobe in gear. My style is pretty classic when it comes to fall and winter. I tend to experiment more with trends during the spring and summer, but I am really loving the fall 2015 fashion trends this year! These are some of my favorite looks and fall trends from the upcoming season! Plaid This is one of my favorite fall patterns to wear. Sarah Vickers is wearing a subtle plaid printed coat that adds a little interest to her casual fall outfit. I love that plaid can either be muted and subtle, or loud and bold! PS. I'm pretty much smitten with leather loafers for fall. Give…

Five Must Read Books for Millenials

  | Dating, Screw Cupid | Work, Leave Your Mark | Entertaining, Colin Cowie Chic | Kick A**, Awake the Giant Within | Decorating, Elements of Style | I have been a reader since birth (basically), and picking favorite books doesn't come easily for me! I recently finished Awake the Giant Within, and it seriously changed my entire way of thinking. How could I not share that with y'all?! This amazing book got me thinking about the other amazing books that I have read, so I decided to share with you the five must read books for Millenials just like me! Dating: Screw Cupid by Sam Scholfield - I have never been a fan of dating books, but this lady has got it going on. Sam has a full proof way to get the guys that you…