Bring in a Little Blue

I picked out my bedding (that now dictates the color scheme of my bedroom) when I went home for the summer after freshman year. My parents let me paint the walls of my room a deep blue with just a hint of violet and man, do I miss those walls.

Summer 2010--bedroom at my parent's house

I love black, white, pink and blue together, but I don’t think my landlord would be too keen on me painting the walls, so I’ve been pulling some inspiration from pintereset (what did we do before that existed???)

I love how crisp this is, all the colors pop so well against one another.

This is a super nifty little tool from Sherwin-Williams called Chip It! You can upload a photo and it pulls paint samples from it. Not really applicable for my situation, put a girl can dream. I love this print from etsy.

I like the teal-y-er wall color here.

And again here. Hmm…well I guess it looks like I just really want to paint my wall blue…I need to do some more work to figure out how to achieve some blue without paint….well…back to work I go!

Spring Cravings

Spring is just around the corner! There is snow on the ground here in Iowa, but in no time at all I’ll be frolicking around in flowing dresses and toting my belongings in bright bags. Here’s a few things on my Spring wish list.

LC Lauren Conrad

I love this LC Lauren Conrad dress from Kohls. The print is a fun pop of color and the flowy cut along with an elastic waistband spells comfort to me!

A metallic wedge (only $25 from Target) and bangles add a little texture and glamour. A timless fossil satchel goes with everything of course. Top with a sweet necklace like this one from Juicy Couture.

I saw this Nine West tote at Younkers the other day and I am in love! It would be great for carrying books to class during the last few weeks of school and transition perfectly into a summer carry-all. It is definitely at the top of my wish list.

American Eagle jeans fit me best and this cropped pair is great for Spring. Pair with a cheery, casual tee like this one from DVF (how glam is that? A DVF tee!) I love these Madden Girl flats and those Kate Spade rings are adorable.

This simple necklace from is very suitable for me! It would be a great accessory for an everyday outfit like the one below.

White shorts are one of my favorite things to wear in warm weather, mostly because they make my legs look tan. Pair with a neutral top and a wide belt. These braided sandals are another great target find. Only $15!



Open House: My Little Kitchen

I live in an apartment complex with two buildings. All of the apartments in one of the buildings have updated kitchens, I live in the other building. But I make due and actually really like my dated kitchen. I really want to put colorful knobs on the cupboards, but I don’t think my landlord would be too pumped about me drilling holes in them.

My Stove is teeny and a bit vintage. I lovingly refer to it as my easy bake oven.

My fridge is also very petite, but it is just right for me and it is new! I taped pictures from my trip to Spain on the door to add a little color. My canisters were a DIY that you can find here and the jar holding the brown sugar used to have a candle in it.

What? Is that another mini appliance? I think it is! There’s a little bit of a theme to my kitchen I guess. I really like the two levels of the counter. It makes a great place to stash bread and chips!