T-SHIRT: Brandy Melville // SHORTS: Forever 21 (similar) // SUNNIES: Marc by Marc Jacobs (similar here) // NECKLACE: Kendra Scott // RINGS: Kendra Scott // TURQUOISE BRACELET: Kendra Scott // LEATHER BRACELET: Brandy Melville // HANDMADE BRACELETS: A Global Friendship & Cydsational // WATCH: Michael Kors // WEDGES: Jessica Simpson (similar) // NAIL POLISH: Pixi Summer Pink
If you can’t already tell, I’m a huge fan of the t-shirt trend. Even when paired with wedges or heels, there’s something so freeing about wearing a cozy tee. I especially love this one I found at Brandy Melville in a demure blue color. It’s so affordable and ridiculously comfortable. Most of their clothing is one size fits all, so the material can stretch and mold the way that best fits you. Add a gorgy statement necklace like this one from Kendra Scott and some fun tribal shorts and you’re ready for a stroll to your fave coffee spot (like at Austin’s East Side gem, Cenote).
WALL ART: Disney Store // MUG: Ashley Brooke Designs // DIFFUSER TRIO: House of Fraser // CERAMIC DECOR: One Kings Lane // PLATE: Royal Albert // MINT DECORATIVE PILLOW: Burke Decor // PINK DECORATIVE PILLOW: Amara // TEACUP FIGURINE: Jim Shore // GLASS SHADOW BOX: West Elm // CANDLE: Tocca // WALL MIRROR: Pentalloca // ALICE IN WONDERLAND BOOK: Barnes & Noble // FLORAL ARRANGEMENT: Inside Avenue
Drawing inspiration from my makeshift vanity, I pulled some whimsical items I found to get the look. Your vanity is one place where being too girly isn’t possible, so why not accentuate your perfume, make up and jewelry with all things fun and feminine? For me, that means a few Disney details, such as this adorable Jaq & Gus teacup figurine by Jim Shore. I’m also in love with this darling little vintage plate by Royal Albert – a perfect place for stowing your dainty jewelry. This glass shadow box from West Elm would make a chic jewelry organizer. No matter how big or small, mirrors always add depth to a wall, and this mirror by Pentalloca is a really fun shape. While fresh flowers are wonderful, having at least one faux flower arrangement, like these pink peonies from Inside Avenue, adds a fresh, feminine touch that lasts.
DESK: Ikea // PAINT: Behr Balmy Seas MUG: Ashley Brooke Designs // DECORATIVE MIRROR: Home Goods (similar Target) ILLUSTRATION: Carrie Beth Taylor // PLATE: Target (similar Anthropologie) // NOTEBOOK: Disney Store (Available Amazon) // JEWELRY: Kendra Scott // WATCHES: Michael Kors // CINDERELLA MUG: Disney Store (Available Ebay) // ALICE IN WONDERLAND BOOK: Barnes & Noble // BAZAAR BOOK: Gilt (available Target) // CERAMIC DECOR: One Kings Lane // BODY CREAM: Kate Spade
Good morning! There’s something so exciting about refurbishing furniture. When I graduated college and decided I no longer needed this black desk from Ikea, it was placed by my door to be thrown away. But as a new pinner, I had a last minute idea. Convert the desk into something I needed – a vanity! Gone were the days of oversized sorority tees, nike shorts, ponytails and no makeup. I had a job in fashion, so I needed a place to get ready each morning. $40 and a trip to Home Depot later, and I was equipped for my fIrst furniture DIY. I absolutely love light blue-green hues, so choosing a paint color was easy – I went with BEHR’s “Balmy Seas”. In a small apartment, this desk-turned-vanity has been used daily and served as an essential space saver, storing my makeup, excessive jewelry collection and more. It’s also been fun to decorate. I snuck a bit of a Disney Cinderella theme with framed art from the movie and this pretty coffee cup to stow my makeup brushes. You can also see a peek of my wall collage, which features more framed art, like this custom illustration by Carrie Beth Taylor featuring Kendra Scott Earrings – a constant reminder that there’s nothing a tip bun and sunnies can’t fix. Stay tuned for more details on my room.