White with a Splash of Color

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Now that we’ve finally finished paint every room in our apartment a different color with complimentary trim (and I mean color, not like cream and eggshell), I am obsessed with white rooms with splashes of color. Of course. Don’t worry, this is more than normal for me. When we had white walls all I wanted to do was paint them. At least the next apartment we move into will be easy to deocrate, or, well, who knows what I’ll want by then. My boyfriend would kill me if he knew that after all that work paint our tiny one bedroom (it took us about a month to finish it all, working on and off) all I want is pure white walls. Good thing he doesn’t read this (hi babe!).

In the meantime, I’ve been oogling my favorite design site for white rooms. In reality, they would probably be too white for me, but I love the look of it.




via Desire to Inspire

  See? This is what I’m talking about. I love the way this looks, keeping everything pure and adding punches of color with interesting wall art and throw pillows, but would I be able to survive with a white couch? No way.



Of course, the more rustic the better. I’m a sucker for old wooden doors. This room would definitely be a getaway.



via micasa

THIS is a dream. The white and gret really tone down a pink that could sometimes be over bearing. Where can I get my hands on this pink rug? And that grey couch? And those pillows? You know, just wrap it up, I’ll take it all.



via Donkey and the Carrot



via Country Living



via Desire to Inspire



I absolutely love the design in this bedroom. Why paint your walls when you can just install thick purple carpet? Genius. 
Anyway, that’s all for today. What’s your opinion of white rooms?

What I Wore Wednesday + Some Fun with Picnik

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So now that I’ve been trying to take more pictures, I’ve also been trying to have some fun with photo editing. I currently use Picnik, like most Etsy sellers, because it’s really easy to use and it’s free! Although, the more I work on this the closer I am to upgrading to the paid version, but you can do more than all the basics without it.

Anyway, back to the clothes: Today I did a very 70s dress with some fun tights and these amazing platform loafers. Sorta skipped the hair in this one, oops.

Dress: Local boutique
Shoes: Aldo
Tights: Don’t remember (sorry!)

I was messing with color, blur, and vignette in this one and I think I over did it a little on the latter two, but I think it came out kind of fun. 

I’m still deep into the 70s trend and when I saw this dress I knew I had to have it, but one thing I’m completely obsessed with this fall are loafer platforms. These are far higher than anything else I own, but I had to have them anyway and yes, sometimes I trip in them, but it is totally worth it! 

That’s all for today folks! Next time will probably have a much more wintery feel. It’s starting to get chilly here in Chicago – not looking forward to it. 
So tell me, what’s your fall inspiration?

Spook-tacular Halloween Ideas.

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Or are they? Probably not, but I think they’re funny.

So last night my boyfriend and our best friend spent a good portion of the evening looking up Halloween costume ideas because I snoozed this year and didn’t give myself enough time to make the costume that I really wanted (a lion, yes a lion, not a lioness).

Instead of being the lion I wanted to be, I’m sort of forced to repeat a costume from a few years ago and be Dark Phoenix from the X-Men:

I, of course, will not be nearly this ripped, but that’s a different story. It’s a fun costume and most of the people that I will be celebrating with will have never seen it, but I know it’s a repeat and it’s bugging me. So I got to brainstorming. My boyfriend told me I should go as Daria, but I’m not a huge fan of the idea and I’d have to find a green jacket last minute. I would love to try and pull off Joan from Madmen, but I don’t know if I can handle walking around with two cantaloupes under my dress all night. How would you strap those puppies in anyway? Also, my hair is not quite the right color.
So now, I’m stuck. Should I just repeat the costume? Oh, there’s only one picture of it on Facebook too (yes I am that shallow).

I still really wish I had started my lion costume, but I guess there’s always next year. And yes, I want a main, so it would probably be similar to this one:


I really don’t understand the naughty lion thing.
On a different note, I told my skinny blond friend he should put some gauze on his ear, grow out his beard, put on a blazer and go as Van Gogh. No? I thought it was clever. He says no one would get it, but you would get it right? Right?

Alright, enough of my babble. What are you going to be for Halloween? 

***UPDATE***
I’m going to be a flapper. Yup, totally out of the blue. Pictures to come.



Dreaming of Sunny Saturdays

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It’s Saturday and it’s cold here in Chicago, so I’ve posted up here in bed and am day dreaming. Not sure I could have come up with a better way to spend a Saturday morning.

As you’ll notice, I daydream about interior design. So sue me. This morning I’ve been revisiting some of my favorite rustic interiors.

Here are glimpses of some of my favorite spaces that I’ve found on the interwebs (yes, this is a photo post hope you don’t mind):



via Desire to Inspire





via Isabel Lopez-Quesada




via cinda b





via Shelterness





It may be a little obvious, but I love rustic French interiors. I literally will swoon (yes, I am that dorky). Yet, at the same time there is something so crisp and clean about modern Swedish design (that also makes me swoon).

Anyway, here’s hoping your Saturday morning is just as swoon worthy.

What I Wore Wednesday

So as this was my first “photo shoot”, I know it’s not that great, but I hope you enjoy the pictures anyway! Remember, I’m no model, but I thought my boyfriend and I got some fun shots out of it. I tried to take advantage of the few last warm days and did it outside. There probably won’t be very many more of these, and yes, I am on a roof.

I am currently obsessed with colored denim and these jeans are one of my favorite pairs. They just add that perfect pop of color to help you stand out, because who likes blending in right? Pink jeans may be a little too much for late Fall so I’m going to get them in a few more times and retire them until the Spring.

This is a necklace I made for my birthday last year and I’ve been wearing it all the time since. It ended up being such a great addition to my collection. Tutorial to come.

Uhhh, yes. These shoes screamed my name when I first saw them. This will not be the last time you see leopard print on this blog. 

Thanks for stopping by! This last one’s more for Chicago folks. Yup, that’s Andersonville! 

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