College Studio Apartment Tour

This was my studio apartment during my junior and senior year of college. I was 20 years old at the time and living on my own was a huge milestone moment in my life. I remember vividly walking into the space for the first time and just feeling so incredibly happy.  🙂

The apartment was considered a college complex so everyone that lived there was a student. The location was very convenient and situated right on campus. I had easy access to the bus loop and ample of amenities (pool, clubhouse, movie theater, fitness center, etc. ) I was beyond lucky to be living there because it was one of the nicer apartments around the school area. All the furniture pieces were included (bed, couch, desk, etc. ) making it move-in ready! However, I still brought my brother’s old night stand so I would have space for a lamp beside my bed. I also had a rather nice view because my room was on the third floor, which was the highest level. In terms of decorating, I went with a black, white, and gold color scheme. The black metal furniture pieces set the foundation to my space so I worked around that. I added personal artwork throughout and everything I bought was super affordable. I am very grateful to have lived there during my time at university.  It was the perfect place to call home and take naps between classes (ha!). Anyways, I hope you guys get some décor inspiration from my pictures and video!

~b

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Above is a picture of the floor plan. I figured it would be helpful and give a better outline of the space. 🙂

College Dorm Room Tour

Hi guys! Very long time and no update (sorry) . But ya know, life happens! I have been very busy with work and I also went on a family vacation to the Bahamas recently. Plus, staying consistent with blogging is probably one of the hardest part. That, and content curation.

Anyways, continuing with the home décor series! This blog post is about my college dorm. I lived in a dorm room for the first two years of university. The featured video is my sophomore dorm.  I had a single unit but I also had 4 other roommates within the dorm suite. We all shared one bathroom which, in my opinion, is better than sharing with the whole floor. I chose to have a single room because I love to have a space all to myself. I also had a very messy roommate my freshman year so I didn’t want to go through that experience again!

My college room was incredibly tiny but I LOVED it!  My décor was very bohemian inspired. My walls were plastered with my favorite memories (photos everywhere!) and I hung up a big old map to remind me of all the places I wanted to see one day. I also included a colorful elephant painting that I made because I love art and wanted to showcase it. In general , I lived in a very basic dorm with its bulky bunk bed and standardized storage. However, I still felt like I made it into a space that was unique and fitting to my style at that stage of my life.

Hope you guys enjoy the video!

~b

Bedroom Room Tour

Hi guys! In the next few blog posts I will be sharing some  home decor inspiration. I am starting this series in the order in which I lived in these places.

So first off is my old bedroom at my parent’s house (this was filmed about four years ago). At this time I was still in the early stages of my college career and developing my sense of style. Looking back now, the super girly color scheme is borderline cringe worthy (ha!). However, I am still crazy about my old head board display. I loved how it lit up at night and made the room feel extra cozy.  It was also very easy to make. All you need is a city silhouette decal, white string lights, and mini command hooks. Together the stringed lights spell out  the word, ” Dream.”  For me, this simple word went along with the saying, “Small town girl, big city dreams,” which depicted my background and where I aspired to be one day. Now that I do live in a city – I am still dazzled by the city lights and the feeling of limitless potential that they evoke. When you stand in front of a skyscraper you can’t help but feel like an ant staring at something grand. Anyways, hope you guys get some bedroom decor ideas from the video! Talk to ya soon!

~b

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Outfit Ideas: Girly Outfits

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Top – Lauren Conrad / Skirt –Tobi / Purse – Tory Burch / Shoes – Kohl’s
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Top – Lauren Conrad / Jeans American Eagle / Purse – Kate Spade / Shoes – Franco Sarto
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Top – Wetseal / Shorts – H&M / Shoes – Marshalls

In this blog post I didn’t focus on a particular color. Instead, I just put together some of my favorite outfits that I have worn in the past. These girly outfits are a good reflection of my personal style. I am drawn to pastel shades and flowy fabric by default.

  • The first outfit I have worn to job interviews. In the business world, the color scheme tends to be dark and serious. That’s why dressing with a pop of color makes you stand out – which is always a good thing in an interview!
  • The second outfit I have worn to school. I usually carried a satchel purse instead of a book bag because most of my course work was all done on the computer. Jeans and a semi dressy top is also a great way to look cute but still casual.
  • My last outfit is something I have worn on family vacations. Lace shorts and a chiffon top are perfect combos for summer.

Welp, that’s all for this post! I hope you guys get some outfit inspiration. 🙂

~b

Outfit Ideas: Blush

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Tank Top – Lauren Conrad / Jeans – American Eagle / Wedges – DSW / Bracelets – DSW
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Cardigan – The Limited / Jeans – American Eagle / Tank Top – Forever 21 / Purse – Coach / Sandals – Kohl’s
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Blazer – Charlotte Russe / Jeans – American Eagle / Heels – Forever 21/ Shirt – Sears / Purse – Coach

Blush is the ultimate feminine color and personally one of my favorites. I love this color so much because of its understated elegance.  Naturally I find myself gravitating towards it during the spring because of its warm undertone. Here are some dressy and casual outfits featuring this lovely hue!

~b

Outfit Ideas: Neon

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Top – JC-Penney / Shorts – Forever 21 / Bag – ShoeMint / Shoes – JC-Penney
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Top- Old Navy / Skirt – Abercrombie & Fitch / Bag – JC Penney / Shoes – Steve Madden
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Top – Kohl’s / Jeans – American Eagle / Shoes – Old Navy / Purse – Forever 21

In contrast to my last blog post, these three outfits are all about bright neon colors for the summer!  Wearing color is the perfect way to show off your fun personality. I think people often times hesitate towards neon because it can be overwhelming. However, I found the best way to approach this is by offsetting the bold with safe neutral colors. This creates balance within the composition and makes the outfit more wearable in everyday life!

Also, to be completely honest,  I do not wear neons a lot in my own life – but it is always fun to mix it up once in a while! 🙂

~b

Outfit Ideas: Bohemian

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Top – Lauren Conrad / Jeans – Old Navy / Shoes – Madden Girl / Purse – Modcloth
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Top – Forever 21 / Shorts – A&F / Shoes – Steve Madden / Purse – Modcloth
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Top – H&M / Skirt – Forever 21 / Shoes – DSW / Purse – Coach

Bohemian prints are the epitome of summer fashion. In this lookbook I played around with burnt orange and rustic brown shades inspired by boho/festival fashion.  I hope you guys enjoy these outfit ideas!

~b