Weekly Adorations – 10.11.13

Happy Friday, friends!
It’s been a bit chilly here in Southern California these past few days, it even rained! Now it’s back to a comfortable high 60s / low 70s. What are your plans for the weekend? Mine will consist of doing an overhaul organizing of the bedroom (it never really was organized to begin with when we originally moved in). So I’m happy to finally have time to get that out of the way. A good fall cleaning prepares me more for the upcoming holidays too, which are fast approaching!
Dachshund Notes, Anthropologie // Puppy Bowls, Anthropologie
Peplum Top, Ruche // Blue & White Cups, Amara
Black & White Ring, Ruche // Whale Pillow, Etsy // Meadow Posts, Anthropologie
Side Tables, Burke Decor // Owl Pen Cup, Anthropologie // File Folders, Anthropologie

Wearable – Falling for You

I know I say this a lot, but I really do love fall fashion. Comfy over-sized sweaters with elbow patches, oxfords, the muted colors, everything!!
I created the outfit below off of the pale pink sweater. I love old man sweaters! And Madewell happens to have a pink one! *swoon* Since I want the sweater to stand out, I paired it with simple black and white clothing, and kept accessories to the minimum. This clutch is subtle, but charming for this casual outfit. To keep it tame, I paired it with oxfords, rather than a more fancy shoe.
Now all this outfit needs is a Pumpkin Spice Latte.
Sweater, Shirt, Clutch, Necklace, Skirt – Madewell
Oxfords – ASOS

Wise Words Wednesday – First Rate

“Always be a first rate version of yourself instead of a second rate version of somebody else”. – Judy Garland
Illustration by Molly Jacques via Inspired to Share

Bullet Journaling by Ryder Carroll

For the longest time, I could never successfully keep my planner and note takings organized. I would always have a planner, and a small notebook. I would write some notes in the planner, some in the notebook. It became very confusing and disorganized.
Recently, I came across this article on Bullet Journaling by Tomasz Tunguz. Bullet Journal was developed by Ryder Carroll, an Art Director from Brooklyn. As Carroll explains, Bullet Journal is for those list-makers, note-takers, track-keepers, and doodlers. It will “help you organize the present, record the past, and plan for the future”.
The idea is simple. You use various bullets to keep track of things. You create an index at the beginning of every journal, so you know where to look for a particular date or note. You have a calendar, and tasks for daily/monthly accomplishments. My favorite part about it, is that it forces you to think in the present, and not fast forward to months in advance, freaking yourself out that you’ll forget to do something. I always had a bad habit of thinking too far ahead, and everything current I was working on, got pushed to the side.
Bullet Journaling allows you to capture all types of data in your everyday life, whether that be a daily plan, budget log, or a random drawing. You have one notebook, rather than several. You can identify what’s working for you and what isn’t. It will help you focus on your tasks, and keep you productive.

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Fall Necessities: Oxfords & Elbow Patch Sweaters

What items/accessories do you crave the most during the fall season? My top picks would be my favorite pair of Oxfords, an old man sweater (complete with elbow patches), and my trusty Moleskine notebook. I also love my Madewell satchel (that transitions from season to season very easily).
Items: Satchel, Madewell (Spring 2013) | Oxfords, Ruche (Spring 2011)
Notebook, Moleskine | Sweater, Zara (Fall 2010)
Misc. Items: Delfonics Mechanical Pencil, Le Pen Felt Pen
Peony Lipstick (Anthropologie), Dachshund Notes (Anthroplogie)

Sleepy Weekend

Sometimes, my favorite thing to do on the weekend is just relax. Not have any huge plans, but just hang out, have a Star Trek marathon day, and drink mimosas. That’s just what we did this past weekend. Our venturing outside consisted of having a nice family brunch with the pups, just to go back home and drink mimosas/beer on the couch with our favorite shows. It was perfection!