Hope ya'll are having a good start to the week! A few things I've come across that are inspiring me this week. And that quote, I'm certainly guilty of standing in my own way more often that I'd like to admit, and think I'm going to put this up on my bathroom mirror for the week to hopefully serve as a daily reminder. I tape quotes to my full length, bedroom, bathroom, and hallway mirrors, not to mention on the refrigerator and even framed in the living room (ok, so maybe I go overboard with the quotes, but they really can be motivators!). Do ya'll have any quotes or favorite words of wisdom you tape somewhere you'll be certain to see on a daily basis for inspiration? If so, I would love for you to share them with me, because (just in case you couldn't tell), I absolutely love the power of words and quotations.
Happy Thursday, and day before the weekend, ya'll! I had to share with ya'll a few things inspiring me this week. With the cool temperatures and countdown to Thanksgiving (which honestly, I could skip right over and celebrate December for two months if I had it my way!), it has me more excited than ever for my VERY. FAVORITE. MONTH. EVER. This is not an understatement, with all of the most fabulous things happening in December: Boo Radley's birthday, MY birthday, Christmas, New Year's & the holiday spirit in general.. what's not to love about the most fabulous month all year long? Wouldn't you agree? Working on several fabulous gift guides, and not to mention a VERY exciting blog design update, with a new logo and all, can't wait to share these with you in the coming weeks!
Hope ya'll had a good weekend and your Monday has been fabulous! What's inspiring me this week? Well, in my ideal world, I like to imagine an apartment that is perfectly organized and uncluttered, like the pictures shown below.
I'm sure many of ya'll have heard apartments in NYC are tiny, and really to be honest, tiny doesn't quite cut it to accurately draw a picture of just how small some of these apartments really are. Living in a smaller space (not to mention foolishly moving everything from my much larger apartment in Austin to NYC) has forced me to condense all of my "things", clean out the clutter, and get rid of basically all of the "I just can't live without" them items (because it has become crystal clear that I can in fact live without those things), and really stick to just the essentials. I am loving the color coordinated bookshelf in the image above and hope to take this idea and do it in my own personal space. Do ya'll have color coordinated bookshelves? I had never really thought to do that before now, but think it definitely looks less chaotic and more organized. I would also love to splurge on a bar cart and have my eye on the Hayworth by Society Social available for pre-order now. If you haven't already, you should definitely take a look at the other amazing bar carts by Society Social, they are timeless, incredibly chic, and I'm in awe of the detail in all of Society Social's bar cart designs.
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|via Striped Walls, Print, Wallet, Camera, Script|
A few things I'm loving and feeling inspired by on this Monday afternoon. I am in love with both the black and white striped and polka dot walls, and have just recently started the process of painting the walls in my apartment. Wouldn't you be happy walking into a room with polka dots on it? Love that idea! Also love the lettering in the quote above, isn't it amazing? Hope ya'll are having a good start to the week. What's inspiring ya'll this Monday? And I'm curious what color are the walls in your place currently? If you're able to paint them, what color did you decide on? Would love to hear your thoughts!
|Umbrella/ Brilliant Ideas/ Vogue/ Fashion Sketch/ DVF Flats/ J.Crew Black & White Clutch/ Sorry, Out to Live/ Welcome to Today/ Ray-Ban Image/ Queso|
Happy Monday and welcome to the start of a brand new week! Hope ya'll had a wonderful weekend. Decided to start the week off with a mood board of what I like to call my uniform- or very favorite go to color combination, black & white, and of course the occasional pop of color,typically pink or red. Absolutely love the crisp and clean feel of black and white at home too. If only my kitchen happened to be half the size of the one pictured above and then half as neat and clutter-free, keep dreaming on that one!
I also love the hand lettering work of the incredible Matthew Tapia, as shown in the Sorry, Out to Live print above. I absolutely love his work and amazing intricate lettering design. Check out his tumblr to get a glimpse of Matthew's current work.