Friday, April 29, 2016

Friday Five

1. I am in the home stretch! I have my big qualifier exam in exactly a week (really dreading this-it's on three subjects and all multiple choice) and then finals. But in less than two weeks I will be FINISHED with my first year of graduate school. I feel like it flew by!

2. This summer I have a lot of fun things planned! A family trip to my beloved Sun Valley, Idaho (first time I can go since my older nephew was a baby!), a road trip with my sister (she's moving from Charleston to Denver), a trip to Las Vegas, a bachelorette weekend in Palm Springs-so much to look forward to! I will be catching up on TV, finally unpacking at my new place, and just enjoying summer vacation. I will still be working but no homework feels like a real vacation!

3. The Anthropologie dresses I ordered (see post here) arrived and both of them are even cuter in person. Especially the bow back one! They are perfect for the bridal showers and awards banquet I have this summer.

4. I ordered this console from West Elm for my entryway and it is on backorder for a few more weeks. I had a 20% off discount code plus free shipping. The color is so pretty!

5. I think I am addicted to Halo Top icecream. So far I have tried the mint chip and chocolate. I have not been able to find the birthday cake one yet. Sometimes I just crave a little icecream and this is guilt free!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Nautical Keds tennis shoes

I am in love with the pink seahorse print! I think all of these designs are perfect for spring/summer!

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Starfish Keds x Kate Spade, $75 (two colors)

Anchors, $50 (four colors)

Crabs, $55 (two colors)

Taylor Swift x Keds anchor, $55 (two colors)

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Nautical dresses

This spring/summer I have two bridal showers, a bachelorette weekend, a school banquet, and several trips. I have a few dresses that I rotate between, but I would like to add at least one new (nautical) one. Here are the options I have found so far. The two Anthropologie ones are my favorites, especially the bow back one.

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Nautical by Nature | Nautical dresses

Raddery sailing print dress, Jack Wills, $90 | Berru poplin dress, Anthropologie, $158 | Abderdy belted oar print dress, Jack Wills, $80
Bow back shift, Anthropologie, $148 | Tritone shift, Anthropologie, $248 | Shoulder tie sundress, Hanna Andersson, $102

Monday, April 11, 2016

My bedroom

I was previously using a bedside table that had three small drawers. It worked for awhile, but I found that I was only putting things into the first drawer and then I had a huge stack of books on top. Since I am usually reading at least one or two books at a time (for school and for pleasure) it made more sense to get a table that had space to stack BELOW and then maybe just one book on top! I had a 20% off coupon for Pottery Barn so I got the Lonny bedside table and Chloe dresser you see below.

I kept the navy accents I had in my previous apartment: the lampshade, wooden monogram, and print. Then I added a navy headboard to match those and my new sheets. I can't wait for the bedside table and dresser to arrive!
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DIY lampshade, featuring Kimberly Lewis Home set sail wallpaper | Wooden monogram, Southern Nest (c/o), $58 | Embroidered sateen bedding, Garnet Hill (c/o), $40-80 | Lonny bedside table, Pottery Barn, $349 | Tufted headboard, Cymax, $300 | Open Book print, ElizabethMayville Etsy, $15-20 | Chloe dresser, Pottery Barn, $700

Friday, April 8, 2016

Guest bedroom inspiration

PHEW! This semester is busy, busy, busy! I can't believe in just over a month I will be finished with my first year of graduate school. I have moved into my new place. I have barely unpacked (only the essentials really), but I am looking for inspiration for my guest room. Right now it has a million boxes and all of my stuff I don't have time to put away yet. But eventually it will be my office/guest bedroom. I am going with a navy and yellow theme. I already had a comforter for the bed that works well with those colors. Then I saw the pillows and bath mat and knew I wanted to go with yellow accents.

throw/accent pillows for the bed

I love the yellow sailboat. Might need to add that and the yellow vase!

This doesn't look as yellow in person

Comforter for the bed (found this at Ikea last summer or the one before)

Headboard/frame for bed:
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