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the three-month rule

Thursday, June 7, 2018


Jacket: Rebecca Taylor / Top: J.Crew (old, similar) / Jeans: Madewell (on sale!) /
Shoes: Hobes / Clutch: Talbot's / Sunglasses: Karen Walker

It's like the three-second rule, but with shopping impulses, not dropped food. Or it is to me. I think part of the reason it's called "fast fashion" is because you don't really need to spend a lot of time thinking about buying it - oh, a gingham off-the-shoulder top from H&M for twenty bucks? Sold. (That's based on a real example, by the way.) The three-month rule applies to the shopping of more costly purchases that aren't really a necessity but, like, you really want them. So was the case of this jacket - I'd seen it briefly walking out of my Nordstrom one day in March, just catching a glimpse of the beautifully embroidered flowers. I hurriedly searched "floral denim jacket" on Nordstrom's website to discover that it was by Rebecca Taylor and cost nearly four-hundred dollars. Whoops. Then when we went to New York I made my mom stop in the Rebecca Taylor store with me, and there was the jacket again - at the same price (not sure why I expected any different?). So I just kept stalking it online, hoping it would somehow magically go on sale. Finally, it'd been three months and I hadn't gotten the jacket off my mind so I thought, gotta go for it. And then I received it as a timely graduation gift from my wonderful mom! She also knew it'd been on my mind for several months so I guess what I'm saying is - if you can't stop thinking about something for three months, buy it. Or go to grad school and get it as a gift ;)

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new music monday

Monday, June 4, 2018


In an attempt to be anything like one of my absolute favorite bloggers and cool girl-extraordinaire, Olivia, I've decided to follow her lead and post some monthly playlists. I discovered some great new music over the past few weeks as well as some new songs from old favorites (though I can't quite commit to the Arctic Monkeys' new album...) and thought I'd drop 'em here! A few stand-outs:

Beth Ditto - Fire

Okay, yes, I did even take this one from Olivia's playlists but I love a strong lady singer! And Beth Ditto does not hold back on this rockin' tune.

The Shadowboxers - Hot Damn!

I had an absolute blast going to a Justin Timberlake concert in March - it was a lot of fun okay!! And these guys opened for him and I was pleasantly surprised to find myself bopping along. Especially to this one!

Janelle Monae - Make Me Feel

Ugh I adore Janelle Monae and her new album, Dirty Computer, has got it all. This one is a confident love song for the 21st century.

apartment inspiration

Friday, June 1, 2018


I really hope I'm not jinxing my future apartment-hunting self by posting this mood board/wishlist/place to put all my thoughts about furniture without having an actual room to put furniture in.

My current room in my childhood home is all shades of white and teal (pictured here if you care to remember). I love it but I've come to solidify my color scheme more as a dark teal and blush pink, with some pops of mustard and cream. My current room has gorgeous but very busy wallpaper and obviously living in an apartment will come with bare walls, which means I'm looking toward colorful furniture to make it my own! I must be a follower sheep because I've seen these colors in a lot of decor places right now, including Target, which is very exciting for my budget.

LIVING ROOM


KITCHEN


BEDROOM


Of course, artfully taken photos of other people's homes (unless they're being featured on Hoarders) somehow seem unattainable. But I will use that to my advantage - after all, I want my space to look like, you know, mine.

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