CITY STOPS AND DONUT SHOPS WITH KESTREL BAGS

a few weeks back, i stumbled upon kestrel bags through instagram and immediately fell in love. soon after, kelly and i got to talking and decided to do a little collaboration! her bags are seriously gorgeous, and such great quality. i've got the line wire backpack, and i love it! i'm not one for carrying huge purses, and i love using backpacks as alternatives - this one from kestrel is perfect. last friday, my sister and her friend and i were craving some stan's (when are we not?) and decided to head into the city to grab some. while we were down there, i thought it would be a great opportunity to test out the backpack!

the donuts were fantastic, per usual, and the backpack was the perfect companion for our quick donut excursion. it's sturdy, functional, and beautiful - perfect for traveling across the country or just stopping into the city. to check out the rest of kestrel bags' products, head to their instagram or website!

A DAY ON THE LAKE WITH STANLEY PMI

if you asked me to pick the best place in the world, i think it'd be my lake house. purchased by my grandparents, it' been the source of tons of summer weekends and memories. every memorial day, my whole family heads down to open it up for the summer, and this year was no different. it was definitely one of the best memorial days i've had in a while, and there's a little film and larger recap of the whole weekend coming soon!

we packed a little picnic on memorial day and headed out on the water. these stanley products were the perfect addition to our adventure! they were a huge hit with everyone.

festive straws, all the time. 

usually the water on memorial day is pretty chilly, but this year it felt amazing. it was pretty hot the entire weekend, so it was really refreshing.

all the stanley products held up so well under the sun, and our drinks (read: rootbeer and water - we were on a boat, people!) stayed super cold the whole time. they're the perfect gift for any dad this father's day, i know my dad will be enjoying his all year round! head to their site and take a look around! where would you use yours?


FLORIDA ROOM INSPIRATION

everyone loves a good summer vacation, don't they? the ocean breeze, the salty air, the sand and sun - it's all perfection. often though, it can be difficult to get away or actually commit to plan that vacation you've been dreaming of for a while. when my friends at douglas elliman real estate asked me to create my perfect florida room (basically a room that encapsules floridian vibes), i wholeheartedly agreed! what a fantastic way to add bring some paradise into your busy, everyday life, as well as your home.  


images source:  design*sponge

images source: design*sponge

my dream florida room would have a very bohemian vibe. (see the two images from D*S above!) think plants, colorful rugs, pompoms, and dreamy colors. in my inspiration board, i included just a few things that i though captured the essence of my hypothetical florida room. 

  1. vintage rug // coco carpets
  2. white living room // designlovefest
  3. pom pom baskets // MEUS shop
  4. throw pillows // UO // 1 +

what would be your dream florida room? what room of the house would you make it? mine would most definitely be the living room - a nice, open, airy, white room with big french doors that let in the outside breeze... i can see it now. if you'd like more information about florida rooms or elliman real estate, head to their website to check it out!  

MY WORKSPACE

i have a lot of workplaces. i work at a donut shop part time as the head of their social media relations, i'm a student, and i'm a blogger. i try to switch up my workplace when i'm in a bit of rut, and it does wonders. my favorite place to work is my bedroom, a little oasis away from the rest of the world. 

I think it's so important to work in a space that pushes you to be creative, but also one that's comfortable and fits your needs. when some friends at wework asked about my workspace preferences, i was all for talking about it! they're all about creating a space where creatives share a workplace. it's perfect for startup companies looking for a space to start, freelancers who don't want to work alone, and even large companies who want to shake up their work dynamic. wework has office space locations all over the united states (and a few brand new offices in London!), and each location is unique in itself. one of the best parts (besides the fact that some of the workplaces have outdoor patios and bocce ball alleys and shuffle board and screening rooms and even showers) is that the memberships start at only $45! it's an ingenious way to stay creative and prevent those uninspired times. where's your favorite place to work? would you be in to something like wework, or do you prefer to stick with the classic home office/coffee shop workplace? i've got some more inspiration on my pinterest, click here to view it! 

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TOP IT OFF WITH CHAIRISH

i'm one of those people who is constantly thinking of ways to rearrange or repaint my house, room, etc. one thing that i always love to do (at the beginning of the year especially) is redecorate, because with a new year comes new decor, right? when my friends at chairish asked me to share how i'd (theoretically) top off my armoire, i knew exactly how to get started.

one thing i always make sure to keep in mind when decorating dressers or shelves is to balance out the height of each item. make sure the top stays symmetrical by adding a tall item, like those flowers shown above. to balance out the height on one side, add a stack of books and a clock on top. some of my favorite reads are darling magazine, the new bohemians, happy handmade home, see san francisco, city sage, etc. i also make sure that the colors of each piece fit cohesively. the gold leaf holiday print from minted and the metallic desk lamp from lulu & georgia are two pieces who's colors match each other very nicely. you can choose items with the same colors, contrasting colors, or complimentary. 

what are some of your resolutions this year? are you a redecorator like me? what would you put on top of your armoire? thanks to chairish for asking and getting me seriously excited to switch some up my decor! happy new year!