SCS Home Wish List 01.

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October will mark my three-year anniversary of living in my current apartment. To celebrate this momentous occasion, I’ve decided to finally decorate my living room (gasp)! But in all seriousness, my roommate and I are upgrading our living room. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for years now, but I couldn’t afford it until recently. I’m excited to finally be able to dedicate some time and money to making that space feel like home.

We’ve already made some strides: there’s a new bookshelf in the living room, we got rid of my well-worn loveseat from college and replaced it with a normal-sized couch, and we’ve tossed the standing coat rack and replaced it with a hanging rack on the wall (much more space efficient).

I’ve really been bitten by the decor bug and for the last couple weeks I’ve spent many hours on the web browsing for home inspiration and decor. I’ve already placed an Ikea order and a Target order, which will hopefully arrive later this week. If the furniture does arrive this weekend, my plan is to try and put it all together (at home assembly, here I come!). I’ll try to take before and after pictures too so that I can show you guys the transformation.

Once we have the bigger pieces set up, it will be all about the details. I have my eye on a few pretty pieces- shop them below!

01. Moss-knit Blanket 02. Copper Task Lamp 03. Chindi Colorblock Pillow 04. Velvet Cushion Cover 05. Metallic Triangle Pillow 06. Glass Tea Light Holder 07. Ceramic Geo Vase 08. Copper Faceted Lamp 09. Magical Thinking Feather Planter

Denim on Denim

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Thank goodness for cutoffs. Although Saturday was kind of cool and rainy, the heat returned in full force yesterday (and it’s only supposed get warmer this week).

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This swingy denim tee was a recent purchase from Gap and I just love it. You know that comfort is key for me. I love how breezy this top is and it’s nice that it doesn’t cling to the skin on hot, sticky days (ahhh, summertime).

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On the weekends I live in my sneakers and I’m loving my new pair from Converse. Even though they were so popular, I never had a pair of Converse when I was growing up. I wasn’t really much of a sneakers girl at the time. Fast forward a few years: I now own multiple pairs of sneakers, but I was missing classic white sneakers. I like this pair in particular because although they have laces, they’re actually slip-ons!

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My friend was in town for the weekend and I threw on this outfit before heading out to meet her for brunch. We went to The Smith, which I’ve wanted to try, but had never been to before. I faced my typical brunch dilemma (savory or sweet?), but in the end decided I was really craving a burger and fries. We sat in the downstairs area, which had racks of alcohol bottles displayed on the walls.

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Ahhh, another good weekend that came and went in the blink of an eye. Is it Friday yet?

Outfit Details: Gap denim shirt (shop denim shirts), Gap denim shorts (shop denim shorts), H&M sunglasses, Converse sneakers c/o Kicks USA, Fossil Erin Satchel | Lips- Topshop Lips in Screen Siren | photos- my friend Jess

Easy Living

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It feels like I can’t stop talking about the weather, but I want to enjoy it while it’s still nice! The past couple of weekends it’s been warm enough for me to pull out the denim cutoff shorts that I lived in last summer. You know that comfort is key for me and I wanted to create an outfit that would be easy to wear in these warm spring days. I’m really into this pale, soft blue right now, so I love the color of this nail polish, along with the sleeveless button-down. Until I bring my toes out of hibernation and give myself a fresh pedicure, I’ll keep wearing cute and comfy sneakers like the ones above. I don’t know that I’m cool enough to pull off the backpack trend, but I really like the way this sleek white version looks this causal outfit.

Uniqlo linen sleeveless shirt // American Eagle denim midi short // Topshop smart leather backpack // H&M red sunglasses // Forever 21 geo faux stone drop earrings // Aeropostale doodles low-top sneaker // Boots No 7 Moisture Drench Lipstick in Glam // Essie Bikini So Teeny

Pink Lady

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Oh my, an outfit post! These have become rather rare around here, but this past weekend I was able to sucker a friend into snapping a few quick pictures of me.

It was another freakin’ gorgeous weekend. Seriously, I live for days like these. Saturday was Independent Bookstore Day, which is definitely my kind of holiday. You guys know that I love books, so I was happy to take a day to support some local bookstores. I roped a friend into going with me and together we hit up four bookstores in Manhattan. I got some really great books at really great prices. If you’d like to hear more about that, I should have some related videos up on my youtube channel soon!

Give a warm welcome to my trusty pink jacket- it’s back for spring. I bought that thing over four years ago for about 30 bucks. Who knew it would become such a staple in my wardrobe? I also decided to bring out my white jeans (although, it was a little warmer than I expected on Saturday, so I was a bit hot). Since I knew I’d be doing a lot of walking that day, I went with my comfy black sneakers. On top I’m wearing this lovely new tank from Loft. I picked it up a couple weekends ago and I’ve already worn it twice. I love that it’s long and flowy and the brushed polka-dot pattern is very cute. I did quite a bit of shopping on Saturday (sorry bank account) and I ended up buying this top in black too.

Over the weekend, Uber was running this promotion where’d they come and pick up your clothes and donate them to Goodwill for you. By the time I got home from my day out, I thought I would be too late, but I decided to try requesting an Uber anyway. I’ve never really used Uber before, so I didn’t realize that when I requested one, they’d come right away. That gave me about 5 minutes to toss some clothes into a bag and haul it downstairs to give to the driver. Since I was in such a rush, I’m sure I missed some stuff, but it still felt good to do a little bit of closet cleaning. I guess I had to make room for the new clothes I bought anyway!

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Outfit Details: H&M jacket, LOFT ink dot rib trim tank, American Eagle white jegging, Rose gold square aviator sunglasses c/o Aeropostale, black sneakers c/o Aeropostale, Fossil erin satchel | photos- my friend Liza