summer reading

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I used to really enjoy reading but lately I’ve been slacking off. I decided to challenge myself to read more, especially this summer. I have books at my apartment I’ve never even opened. I have a library card and I plan to put it to good use – starting now.

I wanted to share a book I’m sure a lot of people have read or at least heard of.

The Happiness Project
The Happiness Project is the engaging, relatable and inspiring result of the author’s twelve-month adventure in becoming a happier person. Written with a wicked sense of humour and sharp insight, Gretchen Rubin’s story will inspire readers to embrace the pleasure in their lives and remind them how to have fun.

I remember getting it a couple of years ago and decided to pick it back up again. As I’ve been working on myself and challenging myself in different ways, I figured this was a great place to start.

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If you haven’t come across Goodreads, then I really suggest you check it out! It’s basically a social media platform for all things books. I love getting suggestions and seeing what other people are reading. Click here to add me and I’ll do my best at keeping it updated with new things I find.

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transitional piece of mind

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Crappy iPhone selfie? Check.

This is one of my favorite pieces in my closet. I snagged it at Savoir-Faire a little while ago and I absolutely love it! This lightweight coat is perfect for layering and transitioning into warmer weather, especially with the cooler days and nights we’ve had recently.

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I’ll pretty much buy anything with pockets.

 

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@shopsavoirfaire

 

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I’m honestly too tired and don’t feel well enough to look up and add any links to similar items. There’s real life for ya. Let’s all make it through Friday and have an amazing weekend.

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apartment therapy

IMG_2437.JPGYou’d think after almost 8 months of living here that I would have my place in order.

Wrong.

I’m constantly thinking of new things to do with it but not actually doing anything. There are several Instagram accounts I’ve started following that have flooded my brain with inspiration. Little by little, I’m getting there.

I love a warm, inviting space. Welcoming colors and prints that make you feel at home. There’s nothing worse than feeling like you’re in a cold, harsh place where you don’t think you can prop your feet up. Bohemian accents with Mid-Century Modern furniture describe what I envision for my place. For the longest time, I had a skewed view of what that meant, but things I’ve came across have surprised me. I guess I thought Bohemian meant “hippie” more than anything else. Anyway, I’ve linked some cool items below as well as some Instagram accounts to check out.

Pillows: My pillows are sold out but here are similar ones

Ithaca Throw Pillow (on sale!)
Montage Throw Pillow
Magical Thinking Roya Crewel Tonal Pillow


Lamps: Target has amazing lamps and I love it

Tripod Floor Lamp
Modern Globe Floor Lamp
Nixon Floor Lamp

Instagram Accounts:

@bohobylauren
@loomandkiln
@covetedhome
@hamletinteriors
@thebeachlodge

Hope you enjoy! Let me know of any other ideas. I’m currently on the lookout for a badass couch.

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hats x hats x hats

I feel like there is absolutely no way to go wrong with a hat. Period. They add an immediate extra kick to any outfit and anyone can wear them. Anyone! I wear this hat probably way too often and what I hear most is, “I wish I could rock a hat like you!”

Well, you can. It’s that simple.

I think the majority of the time people just aren’t used to wearing hats so they feel as though they look dumb. That’s not true! The more you experiment with hats, just like with any other fashion choice, the more you feel comfortable. Whether it be a beanie, fedora, baseball or floppy hat. The options are endless and you just have to find what works best for you and what you feel most comfortable in.

I’ve listed a few of my favorite options below, so check them out and have fun with it!

FOREVER21

Classic Wool Fedora $22.90
Brooklyn Hat Co. Fedora $68.00
Straw Woven Fedora $14.90

SAVOIR-FAIRE

Distressed Baseball Cap $18.00
Chills & Thrills Fedora $24.00
Braided Trim Wool Panama Hat $32.00

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