Sunday, June 29, 2014

C O L O R C O M B O

One of my favorite color combinations is a pistachio green paired with a bright red. I love both of these colors and how the red really pops against the pistachio. I layered subtle neutrals to calm the vibrance of the two colors and some patterned rings to add some indistinct interest. Bringing in those neutrals really helps to create a perfect balance, and a minor addition such as these dark brown sunnies makes the outfit look much more refined and classy.
top: h&m
jeans: h&m
cardigan: cotton on
bag: aldo
sunnies: nordstrom
shoes: charlotte russe and they're on sale for $16!

Friday, June 27, 2014

S U N N Y D A Z E

With the weather being so perfect lately, it's hard to not bring out the summer sunhats! One of my favorite ways to wear them is with a flowing maxi dress and a denim jacket. I've noticed the cropped denim jackets trending again, so I have fished an old one out of the depths of my wardrobe. I have accessorized my sunhat with a pair of my favorite gladiator sandals and a fun summery necklace for a bit of color.
sunhat: forever21
dress: h&m
jacket: gap
sandals: forever21
necklace: sfera

Thursday, June 26, 2014

I N T H E P A R K

The weather this early summer has been absolutely perfect. A lovely way to take advantage of the warm sun and light breeze is by strolling about a park. My outfit is simple, easy, and extremely lightweight with subtle accessories and solids. This dress is one of my favorites because of its chic cut and its flattering crochet details on the back. Love this dress!
dress: forever21 now on sale for $10!
jeggings: forever21
scarf: forever21
shoes: seychelles
bag: charlotte russe (similar here)
rings: forever21
sunnies: forever21

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Breakfast Idea #3: Sunnyside Up

Prep Time: 5 mins
Serves: 1
What you will need:

  • 1 slice of your choice of bread, I am using whole grain white bread
  • 1 regular sized egg
  • 3 pinches of table salt
  • 3 pinches black pepper
  • a few leaves of cilantro
  • Cholula hot sauce

Before preparing your egg, pop your bread into the toaster so it can be nice and crispy when your egg is ready to devour.
 Next you want to heat up your stove on medium and crack your egg onto a non-stick pan. Once the egg white goes from clear and runny to white semi-runny, add your salt and pepper on top. Wait until the yolk of your egg has a glassy layer on top, that is how you know if your egg is fully cooked. Tip: In a hurry? Cover your pan with a lid to speed up the cooking process.
 While your waiting for the cooking process to finish, your bread should be toasted. Spread some butter on your bread for some creamy flavor.
 When your egg is fully cooked, it will no longer have bubbles or blotches on the yellow surface.
 Yum! Your sunny side up breakfast is ready to eat! Slide it onto your bread, top it off with some cilantro, serve it with your yummy hot sauce and enjoy!
Eat up!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Bedroom Inspo

I am going to be giving my room an entire makeover next month, and I thought I would post some of the ideas I had in mind for the decor. I am going for a rustic, cozy, chic, and minimalist look, so most of the inspiration images will be plain and simple. However, I will be adding color here and there to complement the seasons and make it more unique with my own DIY decor. One of the reasons why I love redoing my room is because I love seeing the transformations and starting fresh with a whole new look. The best part of it all is the DIY part, which is actually what is most of the decor that will make up my new room.

Decor
Color Palette: I love these relaxing neutrals (the greys, whites, and complementing nudes and browns).
Work Space: I love this desk space because of the crawling plant, the simple storage, and especially the rug, which is a big diagonal striped square area rug from Pattern Society.
Floor Space: I cannot express my love for the combination of medium-dark hardwood flooring and a shaggy faux fur rug.
Foot-of-the-Bed Area: (For footrest-less bed owners!) A great way to add some interest to the room rather than having a plain empty feeling.
Desk Decor: This is a perfect example of a modern-rustic look with that pop of (spring, in this image) color that I am hoping for. I love the black, white, and grey with little splashes of pink and peach; I also love the little hints of gold here and there.
Finishing Touches: I love the simplicity of this picture. My favorite pares about this one are the chunky cable knit throw and the easy daisy pillow, which anyone could easily DIY.
Finishing Touches (contd.): I love this cactus and its pot and the table it is on, I think it is a great way to style a little table (I am thinking of having a smaller cactus on a DIY crate bedside table)

DIY's
Driftwood shelf, which is super easy to make with less than 5 supplies.
Hanging edside table which is super cute, simple, and unique. I adore the idea of hanging clay plant pots as well!
Stump tables (which I will be also using as a footrest for my faux fur beanbag chair)
Bedside crate table, perfect for storing magazines and holding a small bedside tray.
Art canvas (for mounting over the headboard) and accent pillows.
Branch curtain rod, for placing above a long window or a balcony door.
Honeycomb hexagon shelves, a nice modern way to store and display your favorite things.
Antler curtain tieback for letting some morning sunshine spill through your windowpanes.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Daisies for Days

Being one of the most fun florals of the summer, daisies are one of the hottest trends this season. From its simple silhouette to a busy pattern, this darling flower can be worn any time and anywhere. In this outfit, I have paired a daisy printed scarf with a crisp white maxi dress. Adding simple touches such as a dreamcatcher necklace, a pair of stappy gladiator sandals, and stacked rings gives the outfit a satisfying bohemian grace. 
dress: forever 21 (similar here)
cardigan: cotton on
bag: nordstrom
necklace: forever 21 (similar here)
sandals: forever 21
rings: h&m