IN THE HOME

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Happy Monday, Everyone! Today’s post is all about the decor starting to pop up in our apartment.  Phil and I moved into our LA apartment back in June but it’s taken all of these months to make our house really feel like a home (and we’re still getting there!).  Over the past few weeks, we’ve been having a lot of fun decorating with colorful pillows, photos and creative frames. 

HOLIDAY SHOPPING MADE SIMPLE

The holidays are almost here! Here are some last-minute gift ideas for your favorite fashionista while you still have time to order online. Right now, I’m loving bright colors for winter like the below pink Tory Burch bag, orange Rebecca Minkoff skirt and bright blue monolo pumps.  I am also loving cute and comfy flats like the classic Tory Burch gold black revas below and fellow blogger, Chiara Ferragni’s adorable lipstick sparkly flats. If you do not already follow Chaira’s The Blonde Salad blog, I highly recommend it for further fashion inspiration. Click here purchase any of the below looks from Shopstyle.com! Happy Shopping!

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D.I.Y. RELISH STUDDED FRIENDSHIP BRACELET

I'm loving friendship bracelets this summer. Here's one I'm in the middle of making.
I’m loving friendship bracelets this summer. They add some bright and fun flair to any outfit. Check out one I’m in the middle of making.

When I was a kid, I would spend hours making colorful friendship bracelets. I’d try my hand at developing all different patterns that I hoped my fellow classmates would love (and I had huge glasses and looked very much like Little Miss Sunshine but that’s a whole other story). Next, I’d bring the bracelets into school to see if anyone would buy them for a couple bucks at lunch. Soon, I became a third grader with a mini side business. Those were the days! Recently, I’ve been seeing similar bracelets popping up all over Los Angeles-–in stores and at flea markets. Feeling nostalgic, I decided to pick up the art of designing these again. I am surprised that my hands remember exactly what to do. Here’s a sneak peak at a RELish friendship bracelet in the works. I’m challenging myself to complete it by tomorrow so we’ll see what happens. I’m updating its ’90′s look by adding some vintage studs I found at a local leather shop on Melrose Avenue here in Los Angeles. I can’t wait to post the finished product soon!