Friday Five: Fresh Decor

FridayFive Happy Friday, guys! I've been in a bit of a redecorating mood lately (what's new), so I've been scouring the internet for ideas of ways to add a fresh look to my space without buying all new everything. Maybe my finds will inspire new ideas from you! Here are 5 pieces I'm loving right now:

STATE WALL ART Add a personal touch to your space by showing some state pride! I've been debating adding one of these to my walls ONLY because I can't decide between getting my home state or my current state. Seriously, these unique pieces are handcrafted and the price can't be beat. Maybe I'll just get both.

TURTLE DISH A small, charming dish is the perfect way to add some color that serves a purpose. Set it on a console by the front door to toss your keys into, or put it on the counter in the bathroom as a jewelry catch-all. Oh no, it's already sold out! Here are a couple of similar ones.

TUFTED OTTOMAN I love how versatile and easy a little ottoman like this is. It's perfect for apartment living because you can easily move it around to change up the look of your room, and it doubles as a table for mini projects (or food) while you're watching tv ;)

FIG TREE I love the idea of adding some greenery to my apartment, but I'm not confident in my abilities to keep something this big alive, so I'm starting out small with a few cacti on my balcony. If this goes well, an indoor tree may be in my future!

GRAPHIC PRINT I ordered this print and just hung it on my dining room wall, and I LOVE it as a graphic element. The wall it's on faces the front door, so it's one of the first things I see when I get home after a long day. Side note-- the Etsy shop owner is doing a little reorganizing, but she'll be back up and running next week! Trust me, it's worth the wait.

Friday Five: Blue Nails

One of my favorite trends right now is adding a pop of blue with nail color. Having a "cool" complexion and lighter hair, I've always favored blues and greens in my wardrobe, but adding it to the ends of my fingers is a nice switch! Take a break from the usual pink and red polishes for spring and add an unexpected splash of blue to your look. From bright cobalt to baby hues, here's the lineup of my current five favorite blue shades, along with a little blue inspiration from my Pinterest:

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1. Blue My Mind from OPI 2. Keks from Butter London 3. Jacuzzi from Sephora 4. Lapis of Luxury from Essie 5. Not A Cloud In The Sky from L'Oreal

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left to right, top to bottom: 1|2|3|4|5

plus my own blue mani...

photo (5) What's your favorite blue hue?

Currently Craving: Handbags

CC_HandbagsOne of my favorite parts about spring is cleaning out my closet to make way for last year's warm-weather clothing that's been stored away, and to see where I can add some fun new pieces. I also took some time last weekend to completely rearrange my closet into a sort of mini dressing room (I might post some photos later—it's still semi in-progress), and in doing so I noticed that my bag game has been slipping. The majority of my collection consists of blacks and browns, with one fun emerald bag thrown in. Now that spring is upon us, it's the perfect time to add some color to my wardrobe with a few light & bright handbags! Join me? Here are a few of my favorites:

1. "Mia" Satchel- T Tahari 2. "Juliana" Tote- Carlos by Carlos Santana 3. Weekender Bag- Kate Spade Saturday 4. "Stacey" Geometric Shoulder Tote- Handbag Heaven 5. Envelope Clutch- Pull&Bear 6. Floral Print Wing Tote- Handbag Republic

NOTE: Since starting my job here at Neimans, I've learned that you never use the word "purse." Never.