Updating your Home Space! (The IKEA to your home)

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This week’s post is all about finding pieces for your home that reflect your personal style!

In the midst of shopping for my own apartment, I ventured off to IKEA for the afternoon.  IKEA is not only economical but tremendously versatile, there is something for everyone’s taste!  Although I won’t be updating my kitchen cabinets anytime soon,  I loved browsing through the various options, ranging from light wood to a more classical dark wood finish. ( Hardcore HGTV fans, where you at)?

Ikea specializes  in maximizing small spaces, which is perfect for college students like myself. Larger furniture tends to overwhelm small spaces, so the scale of the furniture fits the average college apartment, while remaining modern at the same time.

White walls can feel dull, so choosing an accent color, like one hidden in your cabinets, can freshen up the space. For me personally,  I took the turquoise color of my cabinets into the living room through accent pillows, and decorative boxes.

Whether you’re updating your space for the summer through a bright colored throw, or purchasing new bedroom furniture,  I hope some of my personal style tips help you in your own homes.

Outfit:

Sweater: Vintage

Jeans: Uniqlo

Chokers: DIY ( If you’re interested in a DIY, let me know in the comments below! 🙂 )

 

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Off-the-Shoulder Style

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Top: American Eagle

Jeans: American Eagle

Oxfords: TBA

This week’s post is all about the off-the-shoulder trend. Whether you are embracing the trend through a top or  a dress- it is reminiscent of  the classic beauties that made it popular in the 50’s. Yes, I’m referring to Grace Kelly  and Audrey Hepburn. Obviously, the version that is now ubiquitous  in magazines  and making its way into the closets of millions of women is much different. I like that fashion is cyclical, but also that two eras  are never identical. This trend is versatile: you can style it casually with a pair of Oxfords and light fitted jeans like I did, or opt for a skirt and printed heels for a more formal look.

Featured Fave of the Week: Grey’s Anatomy

For those of you unfamiliar with the  show, I recommend starting it asap. I jumped on the Grey’s bandwagon much later than most, but binge watched so many episodes that I am      (almost) caught up. Although this television show strays drastically from my interests in the fashion industry– (the medical field is not my calling), the  characters basically become your best friends, and the drama intensifies even more every season.

Overall rating: 4.8 /5

 

Stars and Stripes

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Blouse: Kohl’s

Necklace: Vintage

Scarf: Forever 21

Shorts: Hollister

Jean Jacket: Forever 21

I spent this 4th of July weekend nestled on a beach chair drinking Piña Colada, and enjoying the ocean spray.  I channeled my patriotic side with a star spangled blouse and a classic Americana jean jacket. The ensemble came together with an American flag scarf.

I remain grateful for all of the the men and women in uniform who keep us safe.

Happy 4th!  How did you all celebrate this  Independence Day?

Drop a line below!