spring daydreams | fashion fun

The arrival of spring weather always does the trick to get me motivated.  Projects feel easier, that little cafe I’ve been wanting to try doesn’t seem as far, and suddenly a 3.5 mile walk home is commonplace.  Another perk?  Finally wearing clothing that isn’t covered up by heavy coats!

Here are a few ensembles I can’t wait to wear this season from the ever-so-handy Polyvore.  Have you tried it?  I think it’s fun tool to daydream with – or just figure out how to mix up your current wardrobe.  Now, what to pack for my upcoming birthday weekend getaway in Nashville…

spring work wear
Summer Festival
Artsy Saturday



feeling fresh | easy ways to spruce up your space for spring

The weather is heating up, sandals are coming out and it’s time for a Spring cleaning.  If you’re like me and you’ve already budgeted all your funds for a great summer vacation and some of those Spring fashion must-haves, then you don’t have a ton of bones left to take the winter feel out of your home with a completely new look.  Not to worry, I’ve compiled a list of 6 easy and affordable ways to make your cozy apartment and lavish pad feel fresh again – just in time to turn on the AC.

1 | Hit your local papery and wrap some books in pretty paper to brighten up shelves.

2 | Swap out your stools for fun alternatives like these peach chairs below, or these, or these.

3 | Add a pop of color to an accent wall or hallway.

4 | Nothing’s more fresh than a vase of just-picked flowers!  Snag a 99 cent jar from your local resale shop and spruce up your coffee table.

5 | Switch out your pillows and blanket for a brighter alternate.  You don’t have to buy a new sofa to make it look new!

6 | Take a sunny Saturday and splash some paint on a canvas with supplies from your local Michael’s.  It won’t cost you more than $100, and no one else will have it.  Something simple and abstract will make a statement, feel modern…and most importantly, freshen up the space!

And, as always, some inspiration!

After that’s done, freshen up your taste buds and grab a snow cone!

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