Saturday, November 19, 2016

Turqoise, Beige, and Gold Shabby Chic Living Room

I finally found the gold pillows I needed to complete the look I want for my living room. They were at Ross for 2 for $16. Almost everything else was either a thrift store find, a yard sale find, or a gift (ie my old roommate not wanting to move the rug when she moved out haha). Now it is my favorite part of the house. It is fun and cozy all at once.

I love to decorate using with colors that I love but never wear, like aqua, because they don't look the best on me. Polyvore was a big help in testing ideas. I originally tried having green accent colors but it looked tacky for some reason. Here's a photo of the brainstorm vs. the reality.

French Bohemian Living Room

I'm still looking for the perfect rug, My mentality with decorating is little adjustments over time. You can get exactly what you want, for the price you want, if you are patient.

Black, White, and Red

What's black, white, and red all over? Me, taking outfit pictures at sunset. Yesterday was a work from home kind of day. I still wanted to wear something businessy and cute though to help me feel motivated.  I love these cardigans from Sears. They're the perfect combinations of structured and comfortable. I have one each of the black, white, and red and I still want more! I'm wearing a size medium here, so they do run a little large.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

How to Dress like Zooey Deshanel

My husband and I have been getting into New Girl again and I have been lusting after Jess's outfits, so I decided to put together a similar look today. If you are looking for some Zooey Deschanel inspiration here is a basic guide;

1. Wear bright winter colors ie pure hues
2. Modest or collared dress/top with a printed pattern (think grade school teacher dress, channel Ms. Frizzle)
3. Cardigan
4. Tights
5. (Cute) Old lady shoes

Play around with these elements to see how they work with your personal style. Jess wears a lot of flared skirts, but pencil skirts usually look better with my body type.

I ordered this dress though Amazon. It is very flattering and fun. I like how it has the built in black fabric that looks like a belt, but isn't, because it styles the dress while remaining pretty comfortable. Plus, I don't have to worry about belt bulge.  The cardigan and tights are from Target, and the boots are Earthies.

If you have any more Zooey Deschanel outfit inspiration please comment/link below.