The Five Brands I’m Gushing Over Currently

NUMBER ONE – KATE SPADE

Kate Spade got started by launching a clothing line in 1993, and she now runs a lifestyle empire, full of pink and polka dots. I have her dining accessories on my table and stationary on my desk…but I want more!

I recently stopped in at Barnes & Noble and had to pry myself away from loading classics and paperbacks and coloring books into my arms…but my eyes were most drawn to Kate Spade’s collection here: shimmering desk tools, pretty papers and pens and fun cups and mugs.

NUMBER TWO – ban.do

I actually think I fell in love with this brand at Barnes & Noble, too, but now, I live for their sparkly and witty Instagram posts…and their expressive earrings…and funky beauty products…and gaudy home decor…and playful bags. If you know me, you should know that these pink items totally speak to me.

NUMBER THREE – OH JOY!

Joy Cho came onto the scene in 2005, with a graphic design studio. These days, you can find her stuff at Target, whether you’re looking for quirky furniture, baby clothing or band aids. She has a whole rose gold section (much like the brands above) that I’m dying to acquire.

NUMBER FOUR – FURBISH STUDIO

I stumbled upon Furbish, a boutique known for bold and eclectic gifts and finds, when I was searching for a large, colorful purse. The products all have an exotic feeling – but in a modern and cool way that I adore. Plus – again…more pink!

NUMBER FIVE – SUGARFIX by BAUBLEBAR

Who doesn’t love BaubleBar? And who isn’t obsessed with Target? And who is always looking for exciting jewelry that’s also affordable? I know I am, and now, all my dreams have come true!

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As a child, I looked up to the pretty, nice girls in high school and my fave actresses on TV, but here are the ones that I actually imitated in real life…

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I’m sure I’ve tried to be like Hilary/Lizzie many times (We ARE both from Texas, and she IS one of the few who hasn’t let Hollywood ruin her.), but you see those lights behind her bed? Yes, I immediately bought some flower ones, to light my room up oh-so perfectly.

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While I wasn’t obsessed with this show or anything, I do enjoy reminiscing about Clarissa’s fab outfits. But the thing I stole from her? I, too, transformed my old doll house into an entertainment system, with the perfect cubbies for a TV and VCR.

CaptureNow, this one copied me! My lockers always had the greatest accessories, and while I never would’ve gone so far as to deface school property by painting mine pink (though I MAY have been able to talk the principal into it, right?;), mine were always as great as Sharpay’s.

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Currently, I’m realizing that great leaders – the ones to really look up to – are the ones whose words, actions and entire lives you’d be okay with copying. Furthermore, if these people lead by example and don’t even know it – it’s just that apparent that they know what they’re doing and they do it oh-so well – then those are the ones you should definitely be admiring and, yes, even copying a bit, to acquire the best traits possible!

BONUS: Maybe this is the day you’ll get a new spark of inspiration, to strive to be like the people above. Whether you want to update your home accessories or work to live with character that blows others away, I hope you do so happily and purposefully!

 

(Finally) Showing Off My Christmas Clothes!

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DAY1: lace dress accessorized with black belt, necklace with key charm, black&gold leather bracelet and a puffy morning face

Day2: Rang in the NY with this amazing black-sheer-with-polka-dots-over-nude halter dress - with a fab leather jacket!

Day2: Rang in the NY with this amazing black-sheer-with-polka-dots-over-nude halter dress – with a fab leather jacket!

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Day3: hippie shirt, boot accessories and a great leather&stone bracelet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day4: layered shirts accessorized with great leather cuff and fun statement necklace

Day4: layered shirts accessorized with great leather cuff and fun statement necklace

Day5: finally got to the gym, with my pink&neon new activewear

Day5: finally got to the gym, with my pink&neon new activewear

Day6: blingy pink cross pendant!

Day6: blingy pink cross pendant!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day7: printed leggings, ankle boots, loose-fitting zip-up and lace vest

Day7: printed leggings, ankle boots, loose-fitting zip-up and lace vest