The Ultimate Breakfast at Tiffany’s Bridal Shower

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Make Me Feel Autumnal | 2014

Fall is perhaps my favorite season of the year. Between boots, cable knit sweaters and pumpkin pie, I just can’t pick one favorite thing, but here are a few that make me feel autumnal.

FALL FLOWERSMiniature gold polka dotted ghost pumpkin // Faux fur white throws // Banana Nut Yankee Candle // Wooden frame – Pier1 // Bright Gerbera Daisies // Gold glitter ribbons

Leaves, boots and plaid.

Kitties by the fire.

Dad’s watch and scarf.

7 Tips to De-clutter Your Home For Good!

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By now, you may or may not know that I’m a big fan of purging my closet. Recently I’ve been on a mission to de-clutter my life. I’m one of those people that if there is clutter around me, I go absolutely mad. It’s impossible for me to think properly if I am surrounded by mess. Now if you truly want to de-clutter your home, closet or whatever aspect of your life, you first and foremost need to be truthful with yourself. Why are you feeling overwhelmed? What do you want to change? What habits will you adopt/change to keep your newly de-cluttered life pristine? Because, what’s the point to doing all this work if it’s just going to keep bringing junk into it?

First start with the home:

1. Start with your immediate surroundings. Look around and think of all that you can throw away, donate or recycle. I find that when I do this first, I get a little momentum and start being more ruthless when it comes to analyzing what truly needs to stay.

2. Make 5 piles and label them: Donate, Keep, Trash, Recycle, and Give Back. Sometimes we have things in our homes that don’t even belong to us! Whether a friend left it there last time they visited or it’s borrowed, GIVE IT BACK! There is nothing worse than housing other people clutter for them.

3. Get rid of any old, used up or unused make-up and body products. I went through my medicine cabinet and found 4 extra toothpastes that we know we aren’t going to use up because we switched to SLS-free toothpaste. Likewise with any lotions of makeup that you’ve never touched, offer it to your friends if they need it.

4. Tackle that junk drawer! For me, I had “catch-all bins” from IKEA, which ended up collecting a vast array of miscellaneous junk that didn’t have a home, and frankly they weren’t doing me any favors. Junk drawers are danger zone! If it’s junk, it’s trash! Stay away from having a junk drawer. 

5.  “A place for everything and everything in it’s place.” Bouncing of the idea of straying clear of junk drawers, once you’ve decided what is truly important (i.e.making your life better,) and you know what you’re going to keep, make sure to designate a home for it and put things back in their homes once you’re done using it. This will make things easier to find when you need them.

6. Clear off flat surfaces. This will make a world of difference to your home and create a visually calming space. Why do magazine photographs look so alluring? There isn’t a whole lot of clutter on the flat surfaces. 

7. Last but most important is STOP BRINGING THINGS INTO YOUR HOME! Perhaps the hardest part of de-cluttering is not re-cluttering. Once your space is more or less cleared, focus of what else you can live without, rather than what you need to buy. Most of the time I’ll replace something rather than add it.

 

Hope these tips are useful for you in your de-cluttering journey. 

 

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for your Brows

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Products used: Sally Hansen Stray Hair Beware Needle Point Tweezers, Sephora Touch-Up Eyebrow Razor Set, Anastasia Brow Wiz Pencil in Soft Brown

What products do you use to tame your beasts?

ON MY MIND MONDAY: New Gladiator Sandals

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BCBG PL-Reegan Gladiator Sandal: As soon as I saw these and tried them on, I knew we were going to have a great Spring together. They have been incorporated to almost every look I’ve worn and I’m completely hooked on them. The mid-low chunky heel makes them incredibly comfortable to walk in, and the cage sandal bit reminds me of my beloved black leather, “jelly” shoes, R.I.P. On top of that, I scooped them up with a birthday gift card. Please and thank you. Similar here.

 

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