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Home Office Inspo

Since so many of us are now working from home, I wanted to give you a little inspo on how to make your office feel both functional and cozy. These photos are from all of my home offices over the years! Which one is your favorite? :) Home Office Inspo Desks I’ve had this CB2 lucite desk for 4+ years. It’s such a great piece, and I would highly recommend it to anyone. It also comes in a smaller version which I’ve used as a bar cart, console, and most recently vanity, but it would be great as a desk in a smaller space. It does scratch easily, but honestly, I don’t mind the scratches. The best thing to do to protect it from scratches, would be to put a little mat or rubber padding underneath your computer if you’re really worried about it. Other than that, I LOVE how much light it brings into a room. It’s not clunky, and it really allows for other decorative pieces in the room to shine. I also owned this white Bungalow 5 desk (pricey, but sooooo beautiful) and currently have my eye on this black desk for something different. Desk Chairs I hate the look of a conventional “office” rolling chair. Although it’s comfortable it totally ruins the vibe!!! My office chairs have all been upholstered and comfortable, but also visually appealing. My large white upholstered chair is from Ballard Designs, my beige chair was from Restoration Hardware, and my white bamboo chair was from Bungalow 5. Rugs A rug instantly warms up a space. You can never go wrong with a natural jute rug – this one is my favorite. You can layer a cool zebra rug over it, or even a shearling rug. A 100% real sheepskin rug under my desk is a MUST for me now because it actually activates your blood circulation! It’s so cozy and keeps my feet warm the entire time I’m working. Other rugs I love are vintage Turkish ones from Etsy. Storage With the lucite desk, obviously there aren’t any drawers! I’ve gotten creative with storage over the years, and kept old designer shoe boxes for papers and trinkets. I also like to utilize simple Ikea Billy bookcases (they have a model that comes with doors too, which is great!) For thicker paperwork, I use dresser drawers, or store things outside of my office if they’re not being used 24/7. Accessories I like to keep the accessories on my desk to a bare minimum now. I’ve really edited and paired down over the years and find that I work best with way less clutter and stuff around me. You can’t go wrong with this lucite tray for loose papers. I also love all of Aerin’s trays – talk about a perfect Christmas or birthday gift for someone! This one is my FAVE! In terms of planners, I now keep everything digital. I do like to write out to-do notes though, and regularly order notepads and stationary from this cute Etsy shop. A few fashion coffee table books are always fun to have out, and of course a pretty vase for flowers. I linked several other desks, chairs, and accessories below!
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Best Fall Boots

When I asked you on Stories what blog post topics you wanted me to cover next, the majority of you said all things FALL (outfits, decor, recipes!) Today I am going to start with fall outfits with a specific focus on fall footwear. Best Fall Boots Fall footwear is the best, isn’t it?! Suede booties, over the knee boots, moto boots – yes please! My favorite fall shoes are; these Joie booties (so comfortable, I own them in 2 colors), these Stuart Weitzman over the knee boots (legit best boots ever – the brown is on MAJ sale here), PS this is the heeled version of the over the knee boots, a pair of white leather booties, and these Rag & Bone Newbury booties (which have held up for 10 years after I resoled them!!!) Fall Boot Wish List A few boots I have my eye on for this fall are these J.Crew suede over the knee boots in black and brown, these brown leather heeled boots, these super affordable tan moto boots, and these waterproof moto rain boots (love that they don’t look like a clunky rain boot.) I do own the classic Hunter rain boots, but TBH I’ve only worn them 3 times in the last decade. They’re just wayyyy too clunky and heavy for me. I even have the fleece insert for winter, but they’re still not warm enough, so I always just wear my Sperry insulated duck shoes. Least Worn Pair of Fall Boots My least worn pair of fall shoes are surprisingly these Isabel Marant booties. They’re gorgeous and look great on all of the models, but for some reason, I just haven’t reached for them in years. They run VERY narrow (and I have wide feet) so I haven’t had a chance to break them in, but I am hoping to really commit and try this season. I feel like they would look great with a cropped skinny jean. Originally, I had wanted to style them with a flowy floral Zimmermann type of dress, but they just hit at the wrong part of my ankle so they really don’t elongate/flatter unless you’re over 5’8″. Anyways, TBD if I end up finally wearing them – will keep you posted! Most Worn Pair of Fall Boots If I had to pick one pair of shoes to invest in for the fall, they would be these brown suede Joie booties. They do have a heel, but they’re extremely comfortable and SO flattering on. They’re a great date night shoe because they can be dressed up. They look just as good with dresses as they do with jeans. 100% a must in my book! FYI for all outfit details, please check my fall outfit section here where you will find all brands linked!
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Decorative Kitchen Accents

I truly believe that the kitchen is the heart of a home. It’s always been one of my favorite rooms in a house. You want your kitchen to be warm, inviting, but also still look clean and organized. I’m going to share some of my favorite decorative kitchen pieces that will add warmth to your space, without creating a cluttered look! Decorative Kitchen Accents Soap If you’re going to have your soap out on the counter, you want it to look chic right? For hand soap I love Aesop Reverence which has a slight grain texture in it and makes your hands so soft, and then Tangent GC’s Yuzu or Oud scent. Both are clean products and smell amazing, plus the bottles are very sleek. For dish soap I swear by Murchison Hume Fig which is also a clean product. It comes in a big bottle that looks great on the counter. I just found out they have a matching hand soap so I may have to get that next! Trays This marble tray is so pretty to have underneath your soap (also really into the black.) I’d even use it to hold salt and pepper shakers, or as a decorative piece for a candle and a bowl of matches. I love the way rattan trays look out on the counter. You could put a vase of flowers in the corner of it, or even a bowl of fruit and veggies. Also really into this vintage wood board with feet for displaying kitchen accessories and this antique silver tray. !function(d,s,id){ var e, p = /^http:/.test(d.location) ? 'http' : 'https'; if(!d.getElementById(id)) { e = d.createElement(s); e.id = id; e.src = p + '://widgets.rewardstyle.com/js/shopthepost.js'; d.body.appendChild(e); } if(typeof window.__stp === 'object') if(d.readyState === 'complete') { window.__stp.init(); } }(document, 'script', 'shopthepost-script'); Bowls It’s perfectly fine to mix and match bowls on the counter – actually you should! Don’t be afraid to use white bowls, black bowls, wood bowls… If you’re going to use a patterned bowl – I love these from Humble Ceramics (many of you ask about these when I share them – they don’t look green in person), these Sarah Kersten speckled bowls (on my wish list!), and these enamel splatter bowls (so reasonable.) Use large bowls on the counter for fruit, veggies, or even these cool beads that I had in my LA kitchen. These beads are great for a smaller bowl and/or kitchen. !function(d,s,id){ var e, p = /^http:/.test(d.location) ? 'http' : 'https'; if(!d.getElementById(id)) { e = d.createElement(s); e.id = id; e.src = p + '://widgets.rewardstyle.com/js/shopthepost.js'; d.body.appendChild(e); } if(typeof window.__stp === 'object') if(d.readyState === 'complete') { window.__stp.init(); } }(document, 'script', 'shopthepost-script'); Cutting Boards I wish I had enough space to store a million wood cutting boards in my kitchen. I can’t get enough of them! They look gorgeous in various types of wood and sizes all along your kitchen backsplash. Simply lean them on the backsplash, hang them, or keep them lying out on the counter. If we are talking practical cutting boards to do actual cooking on – you can’t go wrong with the chef’s favorite; Boos board (it’s quite large FYI.) In terms of decorative cutting boards and cheese boards – you can’t go wrong with any from McGee and Co, Anecdote, or Williams Sonoma. !function(d,s,id){ var e, p = /^http:/.test(d.location) ? 'http' : 'https'; if(!d.getElementById(id)) { e = d.createElement(s); e.id = id; e.src = p + '://widgets.rewardstyle.com/js/shopthepost.js'; d.body.appendChild(e); } if(typeof window.__stp === 'object') if(d.readyState === 'complete') { window.__stp.init(); } }(document, 'script', 'shopthepost-script'); Dish Towels I’m a sucker for a classic dish towel and have been using these for the past decade. I do like a Turkish towel too – but they’re definitely less functional due to how thin they are. Bulletin Board Bulletin boards are great in some kitchens. I had one in my LA house and it was ideal for invitations, polaroids, memos etc. They don’t work in every kitchen or style of home though so treat this on a case by case basis! For example, a bulletin board in my NYC kitchen would just look cluttered and kind of tacky haha. So use your discerning eye when choosing one. My favorite bulletin board is from Ballard Designs – it’s burlap and super classic. Rugs My Turkish rug pictured above was from a random Etsy shop. Most of my rugs are from Etsy believe it or not. They’re so affordable and have a really authentic vintage look (because they are!) If you’ve got hardwood floors, a colorful Turkish rug looks beautiful. I also love a simple jute rug, or a black and white stripe one. Candles For the kitchen, you don’t want a super floral or sweet scent (at least I personally don’t!) A more woodsy type of scent is ideal to blend in with whatever you’re cooking. I recommend this palo santo infused candle from Goop. Vases A simple clear vase always works for the kitchen, but I am obsessed with the look of a vintage ceramic vessel. Athena Calderone of Eye Swoon (one of my design idols!) always uses this one which is incredible. Linking a few that caught my eye below. !function(d,s,id){ var e, p = /^http:/.test(d.location) ? 'http' : 'https'; if(!d.getElementById(id)) { e = d.createElement(s); e.id = id; e.src = p + '://widgets.rewardstyle.com/js/shopthepost.js'; d.body.appendChild(e); } if(typeof window.__stp === 'object') if(d.readyState === 'complete') { window.__stp.init(); } }(document, 'script', 'shopthepost-script'); PS I’ll be doing a separate post with my favorite cookbooks, plates and silverware next! Shop all of my favorite kitchen decor below!
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Floral Dresses For Spring

I mentioned on my IG stories the other day that I was feeling tired of wearing sweatpants 24/7. So many of you said you could relate, and a TON of you DM’ed me to share that you’ve actually noticed a HUGE change in your mood since you started putting real clothes on in the morning. This really inspired me, and I’m feeling motivated to put actual clothes on this week. It’s Wednesday and I still haven’t TBH, but I’m mentally prepping myself to put the sweatpants awayyyyyy for the rest of the week! Floral Dresses For SpringFor walks on warm days, or even just to head up to our rooftop, I’m going to throw on a cute floral sundress like this one. It’s from Reformation; a sustainable clothing company that I’ve been a huge fan of for years. They’ve recently partnered with the city of LA to create masks for frontline workers (so amazing right?!) and are currently offering 30% off sitewide! Their dresses are great quality, and super flattering. I have my eye on this one, this one and this one. For sizing reference, I typically size up since their waist/rib cage area tends to run pretty narrow! Nordstrom just marked down a ton of spring dresses and I’m really loving this one, this one and this one. A new-to-me online store; Verishop, has some amazing dresses (and brands in general) – and I am coveting this one in particular. If you’re looking to spend under $40 on a dress – I just wore this cute floral dress here, and it comes in several colors/patterns. I also love this light blue floral print number. Shop more floral dresses I have my eye on for spring below!
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