Monday, September 29, 2014

Natural Beauty: Beautycounter

I've been slowly transitioning all of my products, especially my skincare products, to natural products and I recently came across a brand that I have dumped all of the other natural and non-natural products for. I was introduced to Beautycounter when the products were featured on jcrew.com and I placed a big order on their website for serum, moisturizer, sunscreen, concealer, shampoo and conditioner. I loved all of my products so much that I went back and ordered a lot more from the site. I cannot recommend Beautycounter enough especially if you are looking to transition to all-natural products without compromising quality. Plus, the bottles look great on my counter! Below are my favorite picks.






Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday Favorites


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Apartment Inspiration

We're getting so close to finishing decorating our apartment with the rug going down yesterday in the living room and our living room table arriving but we still have some work to do on the décor end. Tory loves fur pelts and leather and rustic elements and I am drawn to more classic, clean elements (white...) but our styles coming together look quirky and so us. I don't want to give any sneak peaks yet because I think you will all love the photos when the whole thing is finished. We also have an outdoor space that we have no idea what to do with but we're excited to brainstorm! Below is some inspiration we've been using - my apologies for being so design heavy on the blog recently, I've got home décor on the brain!
 
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

My Life Lately

Lots going on since the move! I've been in LA (Santa Monica to be exact!) for about a month now and time has flown by! My classes at FIDM start in two weeks and I'm so excited for my program there. Work is as busy as ever, with business at johnnie-O booming. Tory and I are getting settled in the apartment and loving the location. We both love interior design so it has been a fun process combining our styles! I had my birthday a few weeks back and got some amazingggg shoes that I have been dying for (thanks family!). We went to the Katy Perry concert last Friday, which was AMAZING. We've really been digging the LA cuisine and weather and activities and as of now, I am never moving home... just kidding, mom!


Friday, September 19, 2014

Overstock

Overstock.com is not a website most people would think of to buy trendy furniture and home décor (and a slew of other things!) but the site has been a lifesaver for purchases Tory and I have needed in our apartment. Not to mention at a fraction of the price of other retailers... Tory was looking for a desk similar to the West Elm Parsons desk and we found an almost identical one that was $300 less. An absolute steal! I was looking for a vanity/desk for my room and found the perfect one.  They have gorgeous jute rugs, x benches, bar stools and their headboards are awesome. We even got a set of my absolute favorite wishbone chairs for half off. I'm sold...Tory and I are almost all settled in and I can't wait to show you pictures of the finished apartment in the next week or so. Have a great weekend! xo
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wicker Baskets

Tory and I are always desperate for storage - we have way too much stuff! I love making the storage look like it actually goes with the room. Wicker baskets, whether they're on a book case or in the bathroom, add a great feel to any room. We recently got this awesome one from Target that sits beside our couch and is perfect to store throw blankets, magazines, or other miscellaneous living room items. I also love my wicker laundry basket from Home Goods and ikea has awesome ones too! 

 
 
 

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Topshop Fall Favorites


Monday, September 8, 2014

Fall Nails 2014

The leaves won't be changing here in LA but that doesn't mean my nails won't be. I love the idea of comfy sweater and fresh fall nail colors. Below are a few I'm going to be trying this year.
 
 
 
 





Friday, September 5, 2014

Happy Birthday to Me!

 
Today I am 24. I know it's not a big birthday by big birthday standards but with a new city and job and school on the horizon, it feels pretty big to me! Here's to a great year ahead - I've always been a fan of even numbers! Thanks for sticking by me through my spotty posting these days - I promise once I'm settled I'll be getting lots of good West Coast content up. Of course, I'm an East Coast girl at heart so that will never go away either! Have a great weekend.
 
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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Birthday Wishlist

My birthday is Friday and with a cross-country move in the last week under my belt, I haven't put too much thought into presents. I don't actually expect to get any of the below because I have pretty much asked for furniture and other home accessories for our new apartment but if I wereeee to get something I would love anything off of the below list. I would like anything and everything below at anytime for that matter! Dream on, Clare. Dream on...
 

 
 
 

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