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MEET THE MOST COMFORTABLE COUCH | JOYBIRD

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Meet my dream couch by Joybird. I am a sucker for the perfect tufted couch, and I found it. Joybird’s Mid-Century furniture can be customized in different colors, making shopping their simply chic design aesthetic online even more exciting. Each piece is inspired by the Mid-Century movement of the ’50s and ’60s, from designs such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Cara Greenburg, and Ero Saarinen. It wasn’t until I moved to NYC that I really started to appreciate a touch of Mid-Century style…and of course, shopping everything online. It’s addicting and saves time. Joybird has totally made home shopping easy as 1,2,3.  I had a hard time choosing between this and a bright mustard yellow! There’s a side of me that’s wacky and colorful, and the side of me that’s calm and loves all soft watercolors. Grey just seemed too perfect though against my pale blue walls and the fire-y pops of red. And can we talk about how comfortable it is? You don’t want to get off of it on movie night. It is indeed one of the most comfortable couches ever made. Lucky me.

Here’s a little sneak peek inside my home. I’m always singing something. Here’s a little tune and a strum to “Try a Little Tenderness” by Otis Redding.

Shop the Joybird “Theo” sofa. 

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// 360 Cashmere top, 3×1 jeans, H&M hat //

WOVEN ACCENTS IN MY HOME | LULU & GEORGIA

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This month I’ll be revealing bits of my DUMBO, Brooklyn loft! So much sweat was put into getting it just right. Home for me is always a work in progress. But I like to start with the little details. My favorite things to shop for are rugs and woven pieces to warm up my already minimal home. I immediately went to Lulu & Georgia. I love their play on color and texture. They carry every type style, but I love their beautiful exotic collection. I of course gravitated towards the Sauri wool rug. I went with the extra large size for my living room. It’s dramatic and really brightens up my space. How beautiful are the deep red colors? I clearly have a thing for red. It’s so vibrant and bold! So most of my house bounces off it’s industrial red accents like the painted pipes and bright barstools.

There’s also something about sheepskin I can’t get enough of. I like them casually thrown over a chair, or like here, thrown over my couch. It’s simple, chic, and extra cozy. The long “Alma” sheepskin rug is a transitional piece that can be styled anywhere. 

When it comes to hanging things on my walls, I’m still slowly finding artwork from my travels and adventures. But I love to play off textures. So I snagged a Lulu & Georgia wall hanging reminds me of my childhood. Of all my colorful wool knits. It adds a bit of an earthy element to my entryway. Though I love the industrial, minimal vibe, my style is still super quirky. 

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shop more of my favorite home pieces at Lulu & Georgia.

HELIX SLEEP

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So I just got back home to Dumbo, Brooklyn after a month long of traveling. Yes, I’m completely wiped out, but I’ve got a ton of work to do on my new loft, next to getting a good night’s sleep because boy is this week going to be non-stop! My couch is almost here. My dining table and buffet table won’t be here for another week, so I figured I may as well begin with putting together my guest room. I just received 2 amazing Helix Sleep mattresses to put together a gorgeous day bed. I’m excited to pile it with metallic pillows and a red comforter. The amazing thing about Helix is you can customize the mattress, and it’s a simple and easy process. We spend the majority of our life sleeping. It’s worth investing in something so important. With Helix, you start by picking the side you sleep on, decide what you love/hate about your current mattress, and what firmness you prefer. Then, they create one that works best for your body type. Totally personalized.

For me, I always sleep on my side. I love my mattress very firm. And I nearly never wake up in the middle night, ever. I shall continue to sleep like a baby from now!

My story on my home and loft will be out soon. Patiently making it perfect.

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Personalize your own mattress now at Helix Sleep.

LORD & TAYLOR CLOSET CLEAN OUT

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I just moved into my new loft, and I knew right away that first thing’s first…my closet needs a makeover. I finally have the walk-in closet of my dreams. It definitely took a lot of time deciding what to keep, what not to keep, and how to get it all organized! During my move, I discovered so many items that I wore maybe once, or never. Those are the pieces that I either realize, “wow, I’m keeping this” or “that goes in the giveaway pile.” I like to start early, by clearing out what I don’t want from last spring at the end of winter. I came across many beach dresses that have been overly worn, many pairs of jeans with the tags still on it, and items that I’ll probably never wear again! With Lord & Taylor, I have decided to go with quality over quantity, and to stop obsessing and hoarding everything! As I’ve grown up, I realized I only want to keep timeless items. And those statement, one-of-a-kind items. And trust me, it makes for getting dressed in the morning a whole lot easier. The simpler the closet, the better. And you can find that scarf again, or that pair of tights that used to be stuffed in the back of a drawer! For me, that means beautiful bohemian blouses, statement dresses, and great shoes. With Lord & Taylor, I went straight for their Free People selection. This overalls denim dress works for any season. With tights, or bare legs! And this embroidered blouse reminds me of a vintage Mexican top I’ve been trying to find at the local flea. Oh, and a classic black platform slip-on never goes out of a style, so I picked up this BCBGeneration pair for this coming spring. My closet clean-out tip? Go for transitional, timeless pieces that never go out of style. Quality over quantity.

See inside my Lord & Taylor interview:

Please tell us your “to-do” list when you start to refresh your closet. What goes first and what stays?

Items that look really worn will normally go first. What I know I’ve worn once, but it’s still in amazing condition, I’ll give to friends. I think the first that goes is my endless pile of t-shirts. I don’t think a girl needs more than say, 5 t-shirts. I keep a lot of quirky, timeless, statement items. With that, I can mix with the basics.

How do the pieces from Lord & Taylor amp up your wardrobe but still stay true to your personal style?

Lord & Taylor nails it in the transitional, statement piece department. For this look, I went with their Free People selection. I love a great embroidered blouse that I can wear a million different ways…and anything denim. This overall dress is very unique and so flattering. I can wear it in the winter with tights and a turtleneck. Or in the summer with bare shoulders and sandals.

What are some wardrobe staples you would never get rid of and why?

I will never get rid of my vintage wool coats, or leather jackets. Those never go out of style, and they are my necessity!

What kind of feeling do you get when you refresh your wardrobe? Does it help you plan out your outfits more easily?

Definitely. The less clothes I own, the better I feel. I used to keep everything and it made it impossible to find that white blouse I was looking for. The more organized I am, and the less clothes I own, the better I feel. It’s like a weight lifted off your shoulders…knowing you only have the items that you love.

What do you do with your unwanted winter items? Do you donate to charity or do you stow it away come next winter? For my unwanted winter items, I will normally put in a box, so that my friends can go through them and see if they find anything they need/want! Then, I’ll normally donate the rest that are still in good condition, and on trend.

Please tell us your top 4 tips for refreshing your wardrobe.

-Minimize. Don’t keep 5 of everything. You only need that one navy wool coat…and that one black blazer (that you may only wear once this season)

-Organize. Hang your blouses together, your fur coats together, your long dresses in one side, and your mini dresses in another. Trust me, you will be able to find everything you need! I like being able to see everything before getting dressed in the morning. My closet has it’s separations, but I love a mix of colors.

-Hang things up. I used to have everything folded in cabinets, and suddenly, it just became an unfolded mess. Now, I get those black velvet thin hangers. They save a ton more room, and look a lot cleaner.

-You don’t have to get rid of everything. I have definitely made the mistake of throwing away everything, and realizing “woops, I wish I had that dress right about now, it was a good one!” It’s ok to have a good selection of dresses and skirts…just make sure it’s a variety and a mix of different styles/selections. A few cocktail dresses, some for the beach, and some casual mini dresses. (Don’t stock up on 10 of the same wrap maxi dress).

Tell us how refreshing your wardrobe helps you refine your style, especially with the addition of the Lord & Taylor outfit.

-My style is eclectic and colorful but in classic silhouettes. It’s very fast-paced NYC city girl mixed with the earth tones of my California upbringing. This Lord & Taylor off the shoulder bohemian top reminds me of that vintage blouse I’ve always been looking for. The denim overall dress is the best layering piece for me. It’s simple, season-less, but still unique look which I love. And who doesn’t need a classic chic pair of black slip-on sandals?

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Shop it:

// Lord & Taylor top + overalls dress + knit cardigan by Free People, sandals by BCBgeneration,