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aeropostale kitty print phone case I’ve received some good things in the mail recently and I thought I’d share three things in particular that I love. First of all, how cute is this kitty print phone case (c/o)? I turned into a crazy cat lady a long time ago, but now the whole world will know it when they see my phone.

Puffin in Bloom Little Women A Little Princess I also have to talk about my Puffin in Bloom editions (a collaboration between Puffin and Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co). When I wrote a post about them, I was excited, but that was nothing compared to when they arrived in the mail and I had them in my hands. They are just so gorgeous. Pretty sure I’ll be ordering the other two books in the series (Heidi and Anne of Green Gables) soon.

Birchbox September 2014 This month’s Birchbox was too pretty not to share. I save a lot of my empty birchboxes and use them as storage or packaging, especially the pretty ones like this. I’ve been getting Birchbox for over two years now and I still love it. I don’t always use everything in every box, but it’s fun to receive a box of surprises every month and it’s introduced me to products I probably wouldn’t have discovered otherwise.

Tell me: Have you gotten anything good in the mail recently?

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We can all agree that the week after Labor Day is no fun, right? Even when you’re looking forward to fall, you have to acknowledge that summer is winding down and summer Fridays are over. However, there are some exciting things on the horizon to distract from the end-of-summer blues, including NYFW (which started yesterday) and my sister’s visit in a few weeks (tickets are finally booked- hooray!).

I think I’ll be having a pretty low-key fashion week, which sounds good to me. At the moment, I just have a couple parties I’m planning to attend and I’m hoping to catch up with a few friends who are in town. I’ll definitely be refreshing my favorite fashion sites for pictures from the runway and sharing looks I like on twitter. In honor of NYFW, I’ll leave you with today’s links:

– Racked absolutely nailed it with this post: What Your Twitter Feed Looks Like Because #FashionWeek.

Bill Cunningham gave a talk at the 92nd Street Y earlier in the week and he continues to be a delight. I kind of want to rewatch his documentary now.

– The Cut does this every season and I love it: 190 Designers Reveal Their Spring 2015 Inspirations.

Fashionista editors discuss their fashion week essentials.

– The Fug Girls are my fave and I always look forward to their fashion week recaps.

– The New York Times has an awesome new interactive page with live updates from fashion week.

 

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I’ve been dreaming about switching to all-white bedding for a long time. I just love how light and crisp it looks. The thought that stopped me time and time again was, “How in the world would I keep them clean?”

Guys, I practically live in my bed. When I get home, I make a beeline straight for my bedroom and chances are that I’ll be in my bed, typing away on my laptop, until it’s time for lights out. I eat on my bed, I paint my nails on my bed, I drink coffee/tea on my bed…you get the idea.

Well, I don’t know what made me change my mind, but I finally decided to take the plunge and I picked up a set of white sheets over the weekend. I LOVE THEM. I had dark gray sheets before and the change to white sheets immediately transformed my bedroom into a lighter and brighter space. I also had pair of white/cream blankets that I picked up at Ikea a few months ago and they look so nice with my white bedding. I haven’t bought a new duvet cover yet because my duvet is currently stowed away for the summer. I’m thinking something white and textured, kind of like this.

I’m still nervous about keeping them clean, but it just means that I have to be a lot more careful around my bed (soooo, no more messy pasta sauce on my bed!). I think it’s worth it though- I’m just loving this little upgrade to my bedroom.

Tell me: How do you feel about white sheets? Any tips for keeping them clean?

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Hi, hello! Is this thing still on? Sooo, I kind of disappeared for a little over a week. It wasn’t really planned- I just needed a break. I was feeling off my game and I’m slowly working on getting back into the swing of things. The first thing I’m starting with is the inspiration board above my desk. It hasn’t been updated in several months and I thought it was time to go through the pile of magazines I had sitting on my desk.

I’ve had some form of inspiration board ever since I was a kid. I always loved clipping little pictures and quotes out of magazines and then I would form a collage on my bulletin board. Since I was feeling off, I thought it would be good to go back to basics and cut out snippets and images that I like. I still have a few gaps to fill in, but I’m sitting on my bed looking at it right now and I’m already starting to feel a little more inspired.

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Tell me: Do you have an inspiration board? I’d love to see a picture if you do!

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