March 5, 2015

Bright Living Room Decor Inspiration

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If you follow me on Pinterest you may have noticed that I have been pinning more and more home decor inspiration. I'm currently apartment hunting and every time I find a potential place, I mentally visualize the decor options. Sounds a little crazy, but I've always been eager when it comes to interior design. To me, the most important space in a home is the living room/great room. It is probably the most occupied place in the house (aside from sleeping time in the bedroom) and I want my living room to reflect my style. In these images, I can find so many details to replicate to ultimately create a warm and inviting space for myself.

Oh be sure to follow me on Pinterest for more decor inspiration!


I also mentioned the super awesome Shopbop sale on my post yesterday, here are the details.
Shopbop is having their "Big Event" which entails...
15% off orders of $250+
20% off orders of $500+
25% off orders of $1000+
Use Code BIGEVENT15 at Checkout
Here are some more of my favorites!

Happy shopping! 
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March 4, 2015

Preppy Green Pants

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I'm sure I've mentioned earlier that my main goal for this blog is to develop a sense of personal style. Looking back at my recent history I've noticed that I'm all over the place in regards to this. My last outfit post was edgy, and this one is the epitome of preppy. Clearly my style cannot be categorized and I am greatly pleased by that. It just took me this long to realize that I should not try to classify my wardrobe.

 Do you struggle with trying to conform to a certain genre?

March 3, 2015

Avocado Bruschetta with Balsamic Reduction and Garlic Crostini

avocado bruschetta
The title sounds complex, but the recipe is actually fairly easy and doesn't require a lot of ingredients. My love of bruschetta formed when I had my first tasting at Olive Garden. The simple appetizer with tomato, mozzarella, olive oil and basil created the perfect combination for my palate. Since then, I've expanded on my bruschetta pairings to include avocado, eggplant, mushroom, artichoke and even fig! Below is my recipe for an avocado bruschetta on garlic crostini with a balsamic vinegar reduction on top...  
avocado bruschetta
(for the bruschetta)
Ingredients
2 ripe avocados (chopped into 1 cm cubes)
2 crunchy tomatoes (chopped into 1 cm cubes)
Fresh Basil (cut into long ribbons)
2 cloves garlic (minced)
1 tablespoon olive oil
sea salt
black pepper
Directions
Combine all ingredients and toss gently. The key is to not mash everything together like a guacamole(because then it would just be an italian guacamole).
(for the balsamic reduction)
Ingredients
1 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
Directions
Combine the two ingredients and bring mixture to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce the heat and let mixture almost simmer(there shouldn't be many bubbles) until the amount has reduced to 1/3 of a cup; stir periodically during this process, it should take 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let the mixture cool and thicken.  
avocado bruschetta
(for the crostini)
Ingredients
French Bread
2 cloves garlic (minced)
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
Directions
Cut baguette into 1/2 inch slices. Heat oil, butter and garlic in a small saucepan on low heat until the garlic is light brown. Take off heat and brush garlic oil onto sliced bread. Toast bread until crispy. 
avocado bruschetta

Layer garlic crostini, avocado bruschetta, and balsamic reduction. Enjoy!
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March 2, 2015

Casual Leather

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Happy Monday!

Can you guys guess what I've been doing all weekend? Like every other Netflix viewer, I have been watching House of Cards episode after House of Cards episode. I started late Saturday night and plan on finishing the season tomorrow. The show has not disappointed me so far and I'm excited to see what else is planned. If you don't watch House of Cards, I highly recommend you start. 

Enough TV talk; for this outfit I wore simple separates(distressed denim, flowy blouse, leather jacket) for an overall edgy-casual look. The most defining piece here are the cage shoes, which work so well with the leather jacket. I recall seeing lots of gladiator/cage style sandals on the runway for spring/summer 2015 so this is my attempt at being trendy. I've also linked up some gladiator sandal options below...

February 26, 2015

Neon Rain

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Unfortunately, snow did not hit my part of the world, so I was stuck in rainboots the past few days. Here is a quick rainy day look that I brightened up with a lime green tee and a light-weight spring scarf. I also threw on some mint earrings for more color; I love how lime and mint look together. My one necessity on a rainy day is an article of clothing with a pop of color. Its the only way I can stay cheerful on an otherwise grey day. I can guarantee that this look, or a variation of this, will be on repeat during the upcoming rainy spring days!

Tee- Loft (similar) :: Jacket- J.Crew :: Scarf- Similar :: Denim- Mother 
Rainboots- Hunter :: Bag- Tory Burch :: Earrings- Similar







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February 24, 2015

Tribal Wrap

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Yay we made it through Monday! Y'all, there's a very slight chance of snow here in Georgia, so I'm excited to see if it gets cold enough. Snow sounds so much better than 3 days of rain, which is more likely. Due to the colder weather, I've been throwing on as many layers as possible. Here I have on two shirts, a tribal wrap, and a peacoat. I thought the patterned wrap added some character to this otherwise mundane look.