When it comes to displaying some of my favorite pieces of jewelry on my vanity, I am incredibly particular. I don’t like to jut fling all of my rings on a tray and call it a day (hey that rhymed!). Rather, I like it to be a bit more purposeful while still feeling blasé and effortless.
To achieve this, I’ll group all of my rings together in piles but leave them facing different directions. I’ll even mix up gold and silver. What matters most here is that all the rings are in the same spot. This strategy also holds for bracelets, which I keep together, but layer on top of one another to create a relaxed vibe.
A couple of weekends back, I went home to Los Angeles for the weekend to see my friends, family, and let’s be real, to sunbathe. It was such a fun weekend and the weather was almost too perfect — definitely didn’t need any of the five jackets I packed! See below for my trip highlights.
Late lunch at Le Pain Quotidien. Their avocado toast is everything!
Malibu, could you be any prettier?
A trip to LA isn’t complete without a visit to my amazing hair stylist.
Loved the greenery at A.O.C.
Freshened up my sister’s built-ins by color-coding her books — a must!
In my last post, I noted that sometimes it can be good to think outside the IKEA bubble to see what you can get for just a little bit more money. However, that is not to say that I don’t think IKEA is a wonderful, magical place — because I do hold a place for IKEA in my heart and that place is fairly large.
My one tip would be to mix and match items and to make sure that not every item in your room is from IKEA. This goes for just about any store, unless maybe we’re talking about West Elm or Pottery Barn. In my own apartment, I have several IKEA pieces — from my nightstands to my bar cart — but I made a dedicated effort to count the number of IKEA items I was putting in a single room. This way, my home feels curated as it contains pieces from vintage shops and higher end retailers as well.
Ikea nightstand x geode and lamp I got from a flea market.
Ikea pitcher x West Elm’s fancy silicone utensils.
IKEA tea kettle x Anthropologie salt and pepper shakers.
In honor of just how great some of IKEA’s items are, check out this amazing post by Domaine Home that outlines designers’ top 10 IKEA picks.
It’s easy (and cheap!) to go to IKEA and stock up on everything from a dust pan to a kitchen utensil holder. However, for just a bit more money, you can get really chic and beautiful home good items. Check out the home good items I’m currently coveting that are just a few notches above the IKEA items I currently have.
1. Marble utensil holder.
2. Handy gold caddy.
3. Wood board.
4. Wire storage basket.
5. Teak utensil set.
6. Storage basket.
Weekend trip to Santa Barbara meant I was definitely brunching at Jeannine’s.
Gelato in Vegas, and more on Vegas coming tomorrow!
I mean, how beautiful is San Francisco?
Missing Mexico more than ever.
When it comes to coffee table books, I pretty much like every option out there. You may think I’m kidding but just ask my boyfriend and he’ll tell you that I cannot walk past a book store without purchasing at least one beautiful art, fashion, or design book — it’s just my weakness. But, even though I appreciate many different coffee table books ranging in size, color, and topic, I do have my favorites. Here they are:
Los Angeles, a Portrait of a City.
Paris in Color.
According to The Rolling Stones.
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.
For tips on how to style your coffee table, check out this post.