As I grow up, live in my first real apartment, and begin browsing around Craig’s list for next year’s living options, I can feel my inner interior decorator developing. I’ve been a life-long fan of the romantic, french countryside “shabby chic” style famously curated by Rachel Ashwell (I’ve been collecting from her Target collection “simply shabby chic” for years!), which explains why I swoon at the sight of any interior involving white, pink/blue florals, distressed antique furniture (think pale paint chipping off it’s sturdy wooden base), fancy old chandeliers and quirky personal accents that tie it all together. My mom recently gifted me Rachel Ashwell’s Shabby Chic Inspirations, a cover-to-cover goldmine of biblically beautiful, decidedly both shabby and chic spaces. As you can probably assume, judging by the visible access of post-it arrows I’ve already marked pages with, I’m loving this book.
new crochet pieces for summer, my impressive collection of ballet books (all thanks to my wonderful gma), my delicate new david yurman cuff (congratulations swan lake gift from mom <3), wildflower painted denim cutoffs from american eagle, new digs: lucky brand wedges (SO comfy) & frye “podiatrist-approved” sandals, pretty new printed Joie tops