It’s that time of the month again. No, not that time. (Was that joke too much?) Once again, I am linking up with Mia and Kelli and sharing my favorite things of August which means it is September which means my friend texted me: Can you believe summer is almost over? To which I responded: I don’t want to talk about it. Now will come the real test of my reentry into Chicago. No Pumpkin Spice Latte will save me from a Chicago winter. But now I am off topic. Here are some of my favorite things.
This corner on my desk is not staged. This is my real life. Also please note I have papers in piles because it is a big desk but this corner. Mmm.I love everything about it:
When one of my best friends married, I got her these mugs with the initials of everyone in the family. Well, they’ve added to the family so I was so happy to go and buy this “A” mug which I kind of also think is the prettiest.This part of my bookshelf is my favorite because of the version of the version of Jane Austen books I found on sale and also this candle from Anthro. If you have been around for any amount of time, you know that I consider this candle to be my Oprah gift. As in, you get a candle, you get a candle! I would buy everyone one if I could. It is a life changer and I have too many. Fact.
These pillows massively on sale at West Elm bought with gift card. Booyah. (Oh yeah, and they are still on sale along with all the other pillows.) Also this couch to be revealed at a later date. Home Goods. So cheap and so comfy. Just how I like my couches.
These File Folders or the notebook (which I don’t have…yet):
This 2015 Great American Authors Calendar By 1canoe2:I bought it for myself and then realized it was so perfect for a friend so I also gifted it. Paper goods. They kill me. I am on a stationary hiatus currently.Finally, I don’t know if you have been paying attention on Instagram but macarons. #MatchYourMacaronsThis link up is always so fun. Thanks to Kelli and Mia!One more thing, you know these? The shoes I am obsessed with because of how they look and how comfortable they are and how on inexpensive they are? Yeah, well they are more on sale here:What were your faves this month?
You know? I simply remember my favorite things and then I don’t feel so bad(ly). No, but seriously I am linking up with Mia and Kellito share some of my faves from the month of July. I’m pretty positive that every single person in the world is saying: oh my gosh, how is it August? But really, how is it August?These shoes are incredibly comfortable and they are camel (my favorite color when it comes to accessories) so they go with everything. I would totally leave you a link and make it a RewardStyle one but RewardStyle won’t have me! Yes, for real! I have been referred…I have applied myself. And finally they just said: no. This hurts me because…what did I ever do to you, RewardStyle? Also these shoes were on major sale here but it ended last night. So wonderful did I find these shoes that even as we speak (when the sale is still in place because I am writing this the night before), I am still debating whether to get a second pair. (But, seriously, RewardStyle.)AppleTV, how I love thee…Let me count the ways. It is kind of like culture shock to go from having no TV for two years to a television with AppleTV. What is life?!New desk accessories…this is something I dreamed about for all my time in SF. I am a writer by trade so my desk? It should look like a perfectly posed instagram photo (even though I am against that) because I should yearn to be seated at this desk, writing until my fingers are sore, and when I am too tired to go on, I can glance at my Kate Spade Acrylic Gold Tone Stapler or Russell + Hazel Acrylic Tape Dispenser, and keep on keepin’ on. That also goes for this Kate Spade Acrylic Gold Letter Paper Traythat reads: things to do. Yes, Kate Spade. I am a very important writer with many things to do. So if you follow me on instagram, you may be aware that this past month, I had to say goodbye to a dear friend–my J. Crew leopard phone case. I didn’t want to quit it. I tried to buy the same exact one. But they don’t make it anymore. Why J. Crew? Why??? So I traded in for this abstract leopard version which I found at Rifle Paper Co. Later I found this adorable blotter (it’s smaller which I like) at Waiting on Martha. And I was a sucker for the matching. (But I’m not a sucker. I’m talking to you, RewardStyle.)My Nonna graciously gifted me some amazing things from Home Goods for my apartment. This woman has taste; I’ve always said it. When my apartment is ready for the grand tour, you’ll see exactly why this set is so ideal for my bathroom.Remember when I said this was one of my favorite lotions? Okay, it still is. But I found a lavender version and it is so soothing at night. I love, love, love it.(Everyone Lotion, Lavender plus Aloe) I dare you to try it and not love it. Dare yaaaaa. I picked this little baby up at the Nordstrom’s semi-annual (What, RewardStyle?! I shop. More than you know! More than I would like to.) I ordered a ton of stuff online in several round and then I weeded everything out. Originally, I started with Frye Boots and a bigger Marc by MJ bag but thankfully, neither of them worked for me and I returned them. (I mean, my bank account thanks me.) But this little baby is perfect. And for someone whose purse, no matter how small, ends up being a black hole where keys cannot be found…the little zipper pouch is perfection.
This was so fun again! Okay here are my questions for you. Where are your favorite places to get fun prints to inspire one around the office? Also, RewardStyle, what is your DEAL?