March 12, 2013

Styling A Bookshelf

Color coordinating books makes it visually more appealing.

I love fresh flowers and framed cards as cute accents.

We used the last row to store our stemware since our kitchen is small and tight on storage.

Fill pretty glass jars with colorful candy.

It’s still a work in progress, but our bookshelves are finally coming together. Caitlin helped us find these bookshelves, which we loved because of the geometric shelving and white high gloss lacquer that went well with our other furniture. I used objects, vases and books we already had to fill it up, so it required a little creativity and grabbing random things around the house to see if they fit. I have to confess that I rearranged everything a million times before I got this end result and I’m sure there will be more rearranging to come!

I started out by separating the books by color- which is far more appealing to the eye. Thomas has a ton of books on beer and business (his two favorite things) so I  had plenty to play around with. I then messed around with stacking the books and lining them up, mixing them between shelves. The last thing I did was fill in all of the empty spots with vases and accessories- I framed some of my favorite cards, filled empty jars with candy and added fresh flowers. We had leftover space on the bottom shelves, which we then used as storage for our stemware. Our apartment is pretty small and limited on space, so we were really happy that we found a spot for them. We’re still working on printing out a few engagement and wedding photos to decorate the top of the bookshelves.

Euro Style Lighting Bookshelves

Other accessories: Glass jars/ Clock/ Matchbooks/ Kate Spade NY dishes


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March 11, 2013

Turquoise Breeze

Dress BCBG/ Blazer Theory/ Wedges ShoeMint/ Bracelets & Earrings Samantha Wills/ Clutch Finders Keepers/

When I saw this dress in the BCBG store, I knew it would perfect for the wedding we attended last weekend. I loved everything about it from the turquoise color to the beaded neckline to the soft, draping fabric. It ended up being a popular color to wear at the wedding (I think at least four other girls were in a similar shade) and was so comfortable and easy. I’ve been pairing my white Theory blazer over everything ever since I got it in New York. It’s proving to be quite the staple! It’s on sale on Shopbop, but only in limited sizes- this one is great as well!


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March 8, 2013

March Wish List

After a photo shoot today and a fitting for an upcoming event, Thomas and I are out of town to warmer weather (for a wedding). Can you tell I was dreaming about sun filled days while putting this together? ;)

Happy weekend!

Floral Romper/ White Clutch/ White Jumpsuit/ Black & White Sandals/ Chiffon Shorts/ Marilyn Tee/ Two Tone Flats/ Floral Jacket/ Pencil Skirt/ Floral Tank/ Bunny Necklace/ Daisy Bag



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