5 Favorite Things

I was supposed to get this posted last week, but decided I wanted to add more photos to the post which I ended up procrastinated on.I’m currently in the process of getting used to working a later schedule instead of early mornings.

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  1. Mieroglyphs-I was contacted by the company via Instagram on being an affiliate for them.After checking out their Instagram and their website to see if the brand was something I would want to work with , I decided to agree. The bracelets are made from sustainable materials and are vegan friendly.I went with the S bracelet in a neutral color since I wanted something that would work with all my other accessories and wardrobe.I love that it’s super lightweight and comfortable which is great since I spend most of my day at a computer typing.  Check out their website and If you love what they have to offer, check out their e use the discount code COUTURE20 for 20% off of your order.fullsizeoutput_6e
  2. Old Navy Shoes-You would think after buying 3 pairs of boots from here(I have been living in my chelsea boots since buying them earlier this year) I would no longer be surprised by the quality of their shoes. I ended up picking up the perfect nude heel for under $11 and some navy blue driving loafers(I love the mint color) which are the comfiest flats in my closet right now. fullsizeoutput_6f
  3. Faux Fur Throw- I talked about this in my last blog post, but honestly, I am still so super obsessed with it and the one I have laying on my closet floor. The next room to get one is probably going to be the livingroom either for the sofa or a shag like rug .2017-01-27 04_Fotor.jpg
  4. Highwaisted relaxed jean- A bit of a mouthful to say. I have been on the hunt for the perfect white/light colored jeans for a while. I knew I wanted a more relaxed  fit and something distressed. While browsing the Nordstrom Rack site I ended up finding Mother Denim jeans. I have heard of this brand, but never tried them before which made me a little leery.After trying them on, I can safely say these are exactly what I had in mind. I got lucky and found a pair of The Perfect Vintage jean by Madewell for about $30! While the pair I have are sold out, I have linked some similar ones.
    1. BDG Mom Jean 
    2. Madewell Perfect Vintage Jean
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  6. Urban Outfitters Sweater- It’s no surprise I love Urban Outfitters since I almost always have something linked in a post from them and I briefly worked at one. This BDG Waffle knit sweater is my favorite thing I have ever gotten from UO. I have to stop myself from putting this sweater on everyday. It’s a blush color that works well with all shades of denim and all styles from skinny jeans to flares. Just oversized enough without looking like a tent and a long enough to keep you covered if you pair with leggings.I also love the neck on it. High enough to keep you warm without being constricting likes some turtlenecks. I also picked this up in green multi which is more of a blue with some green mixed in._dsc1317_fotor

What are some of your 5 favorite things you are loving? Hope everyone has a good weekend

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Office Space

 

You would think after over 2 months of having to wake up early and be out the door by 6:20 at the latest, waking up early would become routine. Definitately not the case for me. I just want to bury myself under the covers and sleep the day away especially since it has been cold,dark and snowy outside . After months about posting about wanting to have a desk, I finally bought one since I will be working from home . Right now I pretty much have my ideal desk layout, however once I’m working remotely, I will be gifted with dual monitors and a clunky phone which will probably take up all of the space on my desk so I am enjoying the space while I can. Garrett bought himself a new desk too since his was starting to break and also to  justify the $100 delivery fee since we live no where near Ikea.

Garrett took the day off to accept delivery and assembled both desks by himself. To be honest, I was a little worried on what the quality would be like for the desk, but I’m pleasantly surprised at how solid it feels. I wish cabinet door had a back to it instead of being open and the desk has a smooth, but rough texture that attracts Annabell’s fur, but therwise I am happy with how it looks. It has a decent amount of storage space for all my office supplies and more and just fits against the wall between the window and Garrett’s closet.

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My new white quilted chair
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I added a faux fur throw from target to give it a fun trendy look

Get The look

  • Desk- I was going between a few different desks from Ikea. I knew I wanted it to be white, compact, and a fairly minimal design. I am happy with the choice that I went with.
  • Chair-I ended up with an armless chair since I figured it would be easier to sit upright and push my chair under the desk. I found my chair at TJ Maxx, but this chair from Bed,Bath,& Beyond is identical, if not the same chair.
  • Faux Fur Throw- While I love the look of these faux fur chairs from PB Teen (1 2)it’s a little outside of my budget. A great way to get this look is a faux fur throw. I ended up picking up this one from Target and I couldn’t be happier with it. If your feeling crafy, there are some DIY videos and articles on how to make your own as well.
  • Desk Accessories-I ended up getting lucky and finding a pen cup, small organizer tray,and a tape dispenser by Poppin at Marshalls. Another great option for fun desk accessories is Ban.do which has everything from pens, tape, and a bunch of cute notebooks and planners .
  • Pens-While I love a good ol’ Bic pen, I am loving pens in bright fun prints like these Lily Pullitzer ones from Papyrus or these ones by Sugar Paper at Target
  • Air Plant-My sister gifted me with an air plant from Prismatic Gardens for Christmas and I love it. It adds a small touch of green and is super easy maintenance. I love this one This plant mister  from Urban Outfitters is just as pretty as it is functional and use it for my airplant and other plants around the apartment.
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While I prefer a minimal space, Garrett is going for a Mega Man & Sonic theme.

After complaining about wanting a new desk for over a year, he finally got his dream desk, or close enough to it. He ended up ordering a stand to hold his monitors to give it a more clean look and is happy to not have his tower on the floor( much to Annabell’s dismay). His is more of a work station and dwarfs my simple desk in comparison. Next on his list is to buy upgraded computer parts and build a new one.

I will hopefully have an updated apartment post soon. We just bought new curtains for the living room and finally have a sofa cover since the sofa has some scratch marks and tears on it(thanks to Annabell). Since I will be working from home and going back to a later schedule I should be back to posting regularly again or at least aiming for one post a week.

Hope everyone is having a great week!