Shop For Summer, Plan For Fall

jerseytopI love this time of year when it comes to expanding my wardrobe. Stores are filling the clearance racks with summer clothes trying to unload and make room for their upcoming Fall 2014 Collections. If you’re smart, you can snatch up these deals.  With a little planning you can also stock up on some cheap fall clothes! My Three Simple Rules to Mid-Summer Shopping:

  • Choose warm colors.  Pick colors that will look great throughout the year.  Whether there is sun in your eyes or snow on your boots!
  • Remember layers.  Find shirts that will look good under your favorite cardigan or jacket once the chilly air arrives.
  • Stay away from super trendy sandals.  It’s easy to buy super cute trendy shoes on the cheap right now but you might not wear them much longer this season and by next summer they might loose their cool…

Check our the Jersey Top from H&M.  For less than $13 you’ve got a shirt that will last you all year!  Pair with shorts, maxi skirts, jeans or leggings and you’ve got a great outfit on the cheap! Plan ahead, it will save you the headache and money by the time fall comes around.

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Less Work More Zen

With crazy work schedules, and home lives, I think we could all agree that we need a little more peace in our lives.

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Zen gardens are great when you need a little time to relax and take a moment to yourself to just literally ZEN OUT.  Don’t settle for some boring zen garden though.  Add some color and style to your zen and your home/office/space.  Draw around aimlessly in a vase of colorful sand.  Doodle and design.  Take your mind off stress and worries.  Relax.

Check out wendiland on Etsy for great modern alternatives to Japanese Zen Gardens.  Itty Bitty succulents and furry moss balls in little beds of goodness.   The cactus is your obstacle and the sand is your peace.

Is water your garden of choice or sand?

Less work, more zen.  You deserve it.

Ommmmmm.

60 Little Tips That Can Change a Girl’s Life

These are really important facts to remember about life. I love it!

SERENDIPITY AND CREATIVITY

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One small step for girls, one giant leap for womankind.
  1. Download a banking app.
  2. Drink more herbal tea. It will save your life.
  3. Making your own coffee/tea instead of buying it will make you a rich woman.
  4. Always have at least 6 chap sticks stocked up.
  5. Check out thrift stores. You may have to wash things three times before you get the old lady smell out, but it’s well worth it.
  6. Never buy cheap jeans.
  7. Buy cheap sunglasses instead.
  8. Don’t chase boys.
  9. Wrinkle spray and a hair dryer erase all need to ever use an iron for all of you lazy ironers like me.
  10. Wear slippers when you have to drive in heels.
  11. Wear slippers when you’re travelling.
  12. Wear slippers at all moments that it’s even slightly acceptable to wear slippers.
  13. Spend a little extra money on your make up; it’s so worth it.
  14. Get running sneakers that are actually…

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Hand Carved Ceramic Beakers

ceramic.beakers Collecting things that are homemade are a novelty.  It’s so special because every piece is different.  Made by hand, with passion and love. On that note, why spend money buying fakes when you can get the real deal at a reasonable price? Check out these Hand Carved Ceramic Beakers by Dimity Kidston (Sydney/New South Whales).  Beakers designed layer by layer from another part of the world! Honestly, how beautiful are these?  You could use them in the dining room, kitchen, as toothbrush holders or planting pots. What would you use these Hand Carved Beakers for? Let your creativity run wild! Hand Carved Ceramic Beakers on Country Culture – Australia.  $45USD

Birkenstocks Are Back Baby!

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My feet are so happy to see the newest blast from the past.  Birkenstocks are back baby!  Your feet can rest easy during the warmer months knowing that they won’t get hot and blistered!

Comfort is in and why should it be?!  The flips are such a flop.  Get up to date with the out of date this summer.

In case you didn’t know (because I didn’t), there’s a wide variety of Birkenstocks to choose from (Birkenstock Milano featured above).  So many styles and colors.  You’re sure to find one to fit your style.

Which Birkenstocks are your favorite?

Have you snagged your pair yet?  If not, get yours now at Free People.

Your dogs will thank you. Trust me.

Birkenstock Milano. $12o USD (toe-tally worth it!)

City Gardens, Apartment Therapy

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Just because you live in an apartment doesn’t mean that you can’t have a garden.  Put your railing/balcony to use and create a calming, serene outdoor area.

You can plant flowers to herbs in the Railing/Balcony Planter by Greenbo.

Add some indoor plants to your railing inside and freshen up that stuffy city air!

Simply slot your planter onto the railing.  No nails, no tools.  Relax and enjoy!  Designed in Israel and made in Europe, the Greenbo is a city dweller’s ticket to green.

Choose from a variety of colors (red, gray, white).

Get your Greenbo Railing/Balcony Planter today at A + R Store.  Just in time for late spring planting!  $28USD