Friday, October 31, 2014


I love winter style. I think that may be what I am most excited about for my upcoming trip, being able to layer and wear a coat. As I am going through my closet trying to figure out what I already own to bring (my navy blazer) and deciding what I will need to buy (everything else), I am drawn to the idea of only wearing one color (maybe two). I love that I could just layer different shades and textures of the same color to create a very simple and classic look. 

(all images via pinterest. if you know the original source for any, I would love to link it.)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


My Chicago and New York trip is less than two months away. Which may seem like a long time but for someone that is not prepared for the trip, it is coming too soon! I still don't have clothing for my trip but I realized the other day that even if I did, I don't have a big enough suitcase. I have a tiny suitcase since I normally only take short summer trips so there is no need for a lot of clothing. This trip however I will be freezing my butt off, which means I will need to layer and pack every warm item of clothing I can get my hands on. So I will need another bag. I plan on checking my tiny suitcase and am hoping to get a great travel bag. 

Travel bags are very important. But since I am the pickiest person in the world selective, it has always been a struggle to find one that I love. That is until I discovered GiGi New York and this wonderful navy leather bag. It is totally out of my price range but it is beautiful and I wish I could take it on my trip with me. 

If you are looking for a new handbag I love these options from GiGi New York as well: 

Monday, October 27, 2014


It has come time to pick a coffee table. I had a larger one when I started the process, a mid-centrury hand-me-down from my grandmother that I liked but it was broken and too big for the space. For the past few months, I haven't had a coffee table at all. It makes my room feel larger but also is a pain when I want to put my feet up or need somewhere to put my popcorn. So since a normal coffee table seems too large and not having one is not an option, I have decided to have two smaller tables. I have narrowed my search down to a few different options.

coffee table options

1. Wood base with marble top
I saved this picture awhile ago and the link I had for it is no longer valid. I was thinking these would be a great DIY and an excuse to add some marble into my space while tying in the wood from my dresser. 

I love garden stools. I have one now and would love to be able to get another one. I bought mine on One Kings Lane and they no longer sell it but Williams-Sonoma has the exact same one for like 2.5 times what I paid on OKL. I think it would be cheaper to just get two new garden stools from One Kings Lane for the price of the Williams-Sonoma one.

I actually have a pattern for a pouf but I really like the gingham fabric. It would be nice to put my feet up on. However, I am not sure if it will be too much on the striped rug though.

I love these. They would be a nice texture to add to my room and will break up all the blue and white. Plus I love coastal decor so they would be a perfect fit!