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February 10, 2017

Link Love


-The studded booties I've been eyeing just went on sale, but I'm having the hardest time deciding between black and gray!

-Obsessing over this ruffle sleeve sweater...and it's only $34!

-This velvet tee is so fun and comes in two perfect pastel colors.

-How cute is this tie hem sweater? Definitely a great transition piece!

-This contour and highlighter palette is officially my new favorite. The colors are perfect for anyone and so beautiful on the skin!

-Mules/loafers/slides are bigger than ever for spring and I'm loving this basic pair.

-I'm into anything embroidered right now and totally fell in love with this sweatshirt. And you can't beat the price!

-The blush/nude color of these sneakers is so good! Definitely need to add them to my (growing) collection.

-I'm trying to stay more organized this year so I just bought this hanging file holder and these folders. It's cute so I don't mind having it around the house and have actually enjoyed putting stuff in it haha #nerdalert

-My favorite suede jacket now comes in the prettiest slate blue!

-I've been really good about not buying coats this winter and even though it's almost over I'm not sure I can pass this one up!



February 9, 2017

Statement sleeves

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Sweater (also comes in navy and pink!) | Jeans | Belt | Similar booties | Sunglasses | Similar bag

It's all about the statement sleeve right now. From ties to bows to bells, the little details are making the biggest difference when it comes to basic pieces. Which is why I couldn't pass up this sweater. It would've been incredibly cozy on its own since it's super soft and warm and I definitely would've bought it anyway. But it was the oversized sleeve that really sold me! Plus, the tighter cuff around the wrists makes it easy to wear because it doesn't get in the way of real life things like typing and hand washing (is there anything worse than a cold, wet sleeve? No, is the answer).

And just like last week's blanket cardigan, this sweater is actually from Abercrombie. I wasn't kidding when I said I've been shopping there a ton lately! It's currently on major sale and comes in two other colors (I have it in navy, too). I've seen it go in and out of stock in each size, so if you don't see what you want I'd suggest checking back often! Also, although it has a bit of an oversized fit I'd say it's TTS (I'm wearing an XS for reference).




February 7, 2017

Living room makeover with Havenly -- The reveal



To say this post has been a long time coming is an understatement. Especially given that it's actually been a year since I shared the inspiration and concepts behind my living room design process with Havenly! (You can get a refresher on all that in this post.) I've admitted before that interior decorating does not come easy to me. I have serious commitment issues and it takes me an obnoxiously long time to decide I like something because I want to make sure I'll love it for more than 6 months. So the process was slow and deliberate, but I'm really happy with the finished product and that I finally get to share it with you!





I knew from the start that I wanted our living room to be beautiful but practical. I have a toddler who has an ever-growing toy collection and a love for burying people in couch pillows. We also like to entertain and almost never skip a Sunday pasta night with extended family. That meant storage, easy-to-maintain pieces and plenty of places to sit. My Havenly designer, Julianne, totally nailed it! From the baskets that look super chic but are really hiding puzzles and coloring books to the extra arm chairs and slip-covered sofa (thank heavens for bleach), it's truly the space that I dreamed up.





The overall aesthetic is white, bright, clean and elegant. The navy blue elements keep it from feeling too crisp or sterile, and I love how the wood and other natural elements give it a warm, home-y touch. I love that it's simple without being over the top and that I have the option to swap things out when in case I get the urge to mix things up.







The best part of the whole process was that it helped me to think outside the box in terms of what goes well together. Different textures, styles and elements really can play well with each other, a concept my type A brain sometimes has a hard time wrapping itself around. But I can honestly say I now look at home decor in a totally different light thanks to Havenly!


P.S. If you're interested in revamping a room in your house, use code ALLYCOG for $25 off a full design package (expires April 30)!

Sources

Couch
Wingback armchairs
Similar coffee table (mine is a DIY)
Lamp
Faux fur throw blanket
Canvas print
Teak wood bowl
Diptyque candle
Vogue coffee table book
Chanel book set
Faux sheepskin throw
Similar large basket
Lucite chair
Gold pillow
Similar gold wire side table
Gold urchin
Agate book ends
Similar wall mirror
Shelving unit
Baskets





Thanks to Havenly for partnering on this post.
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