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After buying our first home, the best piece of advice I received on decorating was to focus on one space at a time. So, one of the first places I started was my bar cart. A bar cart is a great easy way to add some pizzazz to your dining or living room - and can be relatively affordable.  So, here are some ideas on how to get your bar cart up to snuff:

1. Add a unique decor item (vase, art, statue, antler)

2. Use books to create visual interest

 

3. Add a natural feature (coral, amethyst, plant)

4. Find interesting glassware (vintage tumblers, modern glasses)

5. Add a lamp

Boots | Fashion + Utility

We just got a big storm here in Denver, so Winter is certainly in full swing. That is, if you live in a place with actual seasons - not so much Winter where I grew up in Houston, TX. I'm used to wearing booties and the occasional flat - but what about when there's a big snow storm and I still want to look fashionable without carrying an extra pair of shoes around with me?

I thought I'd round up some boots that look good but are also practical for inclement weather.  When it snows here in Denver, I'd rather not fall on my arse in the office parking lot...

All of these boots are pretty cute, but also have some good tread to keep you stable on the snow and ice.  To start, Sorels are always a good idea.  Funny story - my husband's cousin and I both bought this first boot unbeknownst to each other.  So, that must mean it's cute!

Sorel Joan of Arctic Wedge, $240

(I've gotten tons of compliments on these puppies :) )

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Ugg Kyra Boot, $185

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Furbaby Fashion

It's clear by my Instagram feed that I love my pups...

Given my love for my dogs, I really enjoy finding unique accessories for them.  Don't they look so adorable in their collars from See Scout Sleep?! I mean, really.

So, here are a few of my favorite accouterments for your furry friends, including the above collars. Click on the images for links!

 Pendleton Dog Coat

Pendleton Dog Coat

 See Scout Sleep collar in 'Out of my Box' pattern

See Scout Sleep collar in 'Out of my Box' pattern

 Rope Leash from Found My Animal

Rope Leash from Found My Animal

 Cable Knit Sweater by Lurex

Cable Knit Sweater by Lurex

 Rubberwood Artisan Food Bowls

Rubberwood Artisan Food Bowls

 Gulpy water bottle comes in handy on road trips!

Gulpy water bottle comes in handy on road trips!

And then, I know this isn't an accessory but there are these toys from Fluff & Tuff that are pretty indestructible.  No...seriously.  My big dog normally tears through those other 'indestructible' toys in 20 minutes, but these really do last!



Trending NOW | Kimono Jackets

This summer, kimonos were everywhere!  I think this is a fun trend that can easily be part of your transition wardrobe into fall.  I've included a few celebrity styles that show these kimono jackets being paired with jeans and boots. I love these kimonos because they are super comfortable and are an easy way for any body type to participate in a new trend. Also, they've helped me to introduce more color into my wardrobe, which usually consists of a lot of black, white and grey.

And bonus, a lot of these style are on sale right now!  So, check 'em out...click the photo for the link!

 Anthropologie, $89.95

Anthropologie, $89.95

 Free People, $48

Free People, $48

 Etsy, $198

Etsy, $198

 chicnova, $33

chicnova, $33

 Nordstrom, $248

Nordstrom, $248

 Pink Ice, $39.99

Pink Ice, $39.99

 Nasty Gal, $78

Nasty Gal, $78

 SheInside, $22

SheInside, $22

 ASOS, $57

ASOS, $57


Hooked.

I love a good wall hook.  It's an affordable way to add some unique flair to any room.  Here's a quick round up of fun hooks to help you spruce up your walls! And being the animal lover that I am, these are mostly animal hooks - sorry, not sorry.  Click the images for links to purchase!

 Of course, I had to include a deer hook!

Of course, I had to include a deer hook!

 The Pineapple is the international sign for 'Welcome.'  So, why not put these hooks up in your entry way?!

The Pineapple is the international sign for 'Welcome.'  So, why not put these hooks up in your entry way?!

 The Peacock is one of my favorite animals.  Also, this is one of the few hooks in this roundup that isn't a brass tone.

The Peacock is one of my favorite animals.  Also, this is one of the few hooks in this roundup that isn't a brass tone.

 Safari-themed nursery, anyone?

Safari-themed nursery, anyone?

 The horse is such a strong and beautiful animal. I think a couple of these horse hooks would add an element of nobility to any room.

The horse is such a strong and beautiful animal. I think a couple of these horse hooks would add an element of nobility to any room.

 I've been lusting after this hook for a while, which prompted me to create this list. It has a lovely nautical feel with an interesting shape!

I've been lusting after this hook for a while, which prompted me to create this list. It has a lovely nautical feel with an interesting shape!

 Another nautical-themed hook - would look great in a beach house!

Another nautical-themed hook - would look great in a beach house!

 Foxes are all the rage! And for good reason - put this woodland creature on your wall to immediately add some interest and texture.

Foxes are all the rage! And for good reason - put this woodland creature on your wall to immediately add some interest and texture.

 Arrows are so cool - I find this hook to be an unexpected way of incorporating arrows into your decor.

Arrows are so cool - I find this hook to be an unexpected way of incorporating arrows into your decor.


Jewelry Roundup | JULY 2015

I've always been known for my unique jewelry finds, so I decided to start this "Jewelry Roundup" as a monthly series. A unique necklace is a great way to dress up a t-shirt and jeans. Not to mention, an interesting piece is always a great conversation starter. There are so many independent designer out there making great stuff. I hope to dedicate this series to their work, while including multiple price points.  That way, you can find unique pieces suitable for any budget!

First, of course, I need to start with this antler necklace.  And at $26, it's a great deal!

I own this buffalo skull ring in off-white, and I always get amazing comments on it. Plus, this black version is on sale!

I've always loved Erica Weiner's designs.  This handcuff necklace was the first piece I bought of hers - thus, starting my obsession.  This is such a fun piece, with a little bit of edge!

Last, but certainly not least, is a ring I've been drooling over for the past year.  This dalmatian jasper ring by Bly Design is stunning and just big enough!

Enjoy!!  More jewelry finds to come!