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{Partnered Post} Creating Your Very Own Walk In Wardrobe


4-Door Wardrobe

Creating a walk in wardrobe does not necessarily mean sacrificing a bedroom; there are a number of creative approaches that can definitely help. Some enticing tips that can be learned from the fashion trade mean it’s possible to organize all your preferred style essentials in such a way as to enhance access to your clothes and other accessories and to maximize the storage capacity in your home without sacrificing precious space. Here are a few ideas about how to make the most of the very best options available.

Floor to ceiling design 

Every inch counts so if planning to annex a corner of a relatively large bedroom start by deciding how much space can be sacrificed; some smaller walk in wardrobes can be created in an area that is roughly five by seven feet, with a ceiling height of about eight feet. A soft, velvet curtain across the opening is sufficient in place of a door, providing a little bit of allure as well as saving space.

In a small wardrobe choose a pale or neutral shade of paint or wallpaper to make the most of the petite dimensions. Shelves and drawers can be lined with favorite fabrics; while a high shelf placed all around the room, close to the ceiling, is a perfect resting place for hats, scarves, bags, belts and other accessories.

Underneath this high shelf and to one side it’s a good idea to layer two clothes rails, so that shorter items such as tops, trousers and shirts are accommodated. On the opposite wall, a single rail will cater for longer dresses, coats and skirts. Make the most of the corners too by inserting up to five or six shelves or drawers in both corner units so that smaller items can be stacked, stored and retrieved as required.

There should be plenty of floorspace for shoes all around the wardrobe, however those with an extensive collection of Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo or Christian Louboutin creations might want to consider dedicating the under-ceiling shelf (or shelves) to their designer shoes instead.

Larger wardrobes

The possibilities for a supremely satisfying walk in closet can be magnified if there is more space available. Those who have an eye for creating a more sophisticated ‘dressing room’ effect can do so in a walk in wardrobe with the addition of a few simple pieces of really lovely furniture. For example, a full-length mirror; essential for viewing the completely perfect outfit, and an elegant chair or two, for checking out whether it’s possible to sit as well as stand in a costume, will enhance the effect of a dressing room space.

To make the most of a walk in wardrobe it helps to sort out all the clothes beforehand. Focus on those that will migrate to the new space, because this will help with planning the layout, such as the amount of shelving that will be needed and its optimum height, plus the dimensions required for clothes rails.

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{Lust List} Be Nice In Spring


I’ve not worn a maxi skirt since forevers, but I’m suddenly drawn to them like a moth to the flame. Blame it on the flowy colorful layers or how versatile they can be. I’m definitely daydreaming about wandering farmers markets in this cute outfit smelling flowers!

J.Crew Mixed Gems Necklace ($128) | Striped Short Sleeve Crop Top ($15) | Be Nice Bag ($50) | Pink Maxi Skirt ($36.47) | Tory Burch Savannah Wedge Sandal ($198.75)


{Partnered Post} The Return Of The Micro-needle Dermaroller

Relatively cheap and simple to use, the micro-needle dermaroller has seen something of a revival in recent years. Designed to help to reduce the signs of aging, as well as treating skin imperfections and naturally occurring flaws, the dermaroller has been around since 2009, but is now gathering speed in the growing beauty market once more.

The science bit…

Comprising a sterile roller covered in hundreds of ultra-fine micro-needles, the dermaroller is designed to stimulate the skin’s natural healing process and encourage the production of collagen, elastin and new skin cells; essential for a healthy and youthful appearance. The needles penetrate deep layers of skin to refresh and rejuvenate, speeding up the skin’s natural ability to repair itself. The treatment can be used to reduce scars such as those left behind by acne, stretch marks, wrinkles, sun damage, and cellulite, giving skin a fresh glow and helping to boost the confidence of those who may have been suffering in silence for many years.

Micro-needle dermarollers can also be used to treat hair loss, stimulating follicles for new hair growth, and for beauty enhancements, such as discouraging aging. In some cases the dermaroller can even be used to deliver transdermal drugs, taking medication directly into the skin.

Home or away?

While the procedure can be performed in a clinical environment, it requires little training for anyone to do so. For this reason it is possible for just about anyone to purchase the treatment for home use; beauty procedures are seldom more convenient than this.

Receiving this form of treatment at a clinic has several advantages. Someone who has received training in the use of a dermaroller will be able to advise patients on the frequency with which they need to attend appointments, ensuring that the desired result is achieved within the correct amount of time, and not too quickly. A professional will also be able to offer advice on further treatments that are available for scarring, hair loss, or to reduce aging, and will often sell creams and lotions that can aid the effects of the dermaroller.

On the other hand, using a dermaroller at home also has a number of benefits. The ease with which the treatment can be used makes it ideal for those who may not want, or be able, to attend frequent appointments. Home-use is also perfect for those who may be a little self-conscious about their scars or skin problems; using a micro-needle dermaroller in the privacy of their own home can help some people to feel more relaxed, and may even increase the positive results of the treatment.

The increasing popularity of the micro-needle dermaroller

The benefits of the micro-needle dermaroller can be far reaching; in fact, few treatments that have been designed for home use can boast the results frequently reported by users of the dermaroller.

While it may take several sessions to achieve the desired results – it’s certainly no quick fix – those who use the dermaroller report plumper, firmer, and fresher-looking skin that shows up fewer imperfections. Many users of this treatment are also attracted to the prospect of achieving healthier, younger looking, skin with a relatively non-invasive procedure; skin is quicker to heal following the application of the dermaroller than it can be following other cosmetic procedures, and the use of the dermaroller involves no chemicals.

It’s time to feel happy in the skin you’re in.

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{Partnered Post} The Power Of Color Coordination On Your Blog


Thanks to the Internet, millions of people now have the ability to share their thoughts, ideas and creativity with the whole world through blogging. However, just because someone can start their own blog doesn’t mean that others are going to want to spend their time reading it, especially if it isn’t eye-catching and well designed.

One’s blog should not only reflect who they are as an individual, it should also appeal to others; after all, without an audience, what’s the point? Color coordination plays a key role in making a blog aesthetically appealing. When it’s good, it’s great and when it’s bad, people will really be put off. Color coordinating one’s blog plays an integral role in its readability, so read on for more information.

Color affects everyone

In web design, good color choice should never be neglected. A poor color combination can have just as negative an effect as poorly written copy, slow load times and noisy images. No one wants a blog that’s got too much going on, but a blog without a sense of cohesion and design principles isn’t much better.

Whether one wants to admit it or not, color affects them, both physically and mentally, not to mention subconsciously and consciously. Some colors elicit feelings of agitation or relaxation, while others may spark memories. In fact, some studies have shown that color can play a role in the acceptance or rejection of a service or product. This is particularly true when it comes to the Internet, because it is such a visual experience.

Picking a color scheme

Even with the greatest content ever, a blog with clashing hues just isn’t going to cut it. The color scheme should welcome visitors while still representing the blogger’s point of view and theme. Luckily, there are lots of options when it comes to finding a suitable color that will appeal to readers while still looking fresh and original.

Often, it is helpful to consider the colors that fit with the blog’s theme. For example, a blog about healthy lifestyle choices and eco-friendly products might benefit from soft colors like blues and greens. Alternatively, a blog centered on beach vacations might look lovely with a scheme consisting of blues, browns and tans. The key, however, is not to become fixated on any one color, but to choose several.

Bloggers don’t have to have any prior experience in web design or art to pick the perfect color palette, thanks to the Internet. There are a number of color palette sites that cater to individuals looking for the perfect color scheme for their blog. These sites allow users to play around with different color combinations to make the decision process much easier.

Incorporating pictures into the color scheme

The written word is very powerful, but everyone knows that a picture is worth a thousand words, which is precisely why it is so important to include images with every blog post. However, the pictures chosen should mesh with the color scheme; it is possible to manipulate an image’s color balance before posting, though this can be time-consuming and tedious for those unfamiliar with the process. Another solution is to visit sites such as Dreamstime to purchase stock images, which are available in a wide range of styles and colors.

The bottom line is that there is no strict set of guidelines when choosing the color scheme for a blog. It really depends on the blog’s overall theme, mood and context of its content.

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{Partnered Post} Matching Your Windows To Your Interior Color Scheme


Windows don’t just frame our view of the outside world; they are an integral part of any interior design scheme. Exciting window treatments are one area which often get overlooked when putting a room together, which is unfortunate; unlocking the potential around a room’s window area can often transform that room from “Ok” to “Oh wow!”

Practical considerations

To start with, let us consider the question: What are windows for? In general, windows let the light in and allow us to see out, as well as providing a room with fresh air in the summer and helping keep it warm in the winter. Although windows are a vitally important part of our interior space many of us are guilty of taking our windows for granted – but to ignore the windows in our home is to miss out on a whole area where simple, stylish design tweaks can really impact the overall look of a room.

Colorful windows

It is important to any room design that the window treatments blend in with the room’s color scheme. Using shades and finishes that directly echo the palette in a room gives a sense of unity and calm. Whether window treatments are made of wood, steel, or plastic, it is usually possible to splash color near them, if not directly on them. Some people love the drama and opulence of floor to ceiling drapes that ooze style and make the window area the focal point of the room, while others prefer the tasteful, streamlined minimalism of plantation shutters. Wooden shutters look fabulous when color-matched with a room’s interior design, elegantly melting into the background while at the same time offering great practical benefits in terms of privacy, light control, and insulation. Alternatively, the budget-friendly simplicity of a roller blind in the right shade provides a solid block of color when extended and can tie in with furnishings in the room for maximum impact.

Many shades of harmony

A unified color scheme doesn’t require every surface to be an identical shade, but drawing from the same areas of the color spectrum will give a feeling of cohesion that promotes calm. To create a feeling of moving through space in the home, colors should change gradually from room to room; when all rooms are painted the same shade, it has the effect of shrinking the space.

Harmonious color schemes can be created by riffing on different versions of the same color in one space. For example, sage colored walls against lacquered window shutters in duck-egg green, soft furnishings in darker shades of moss, and door frames, base boards, and chair arms in contrasting meadow green will give a room layers of color and texture that appeal immediately to the eye. This layered-type of approach works for all rooms and with almost all colors, and is a simple way of re-vamping an interior which has turned stale.

If painting and decorating is on the ‘to do’ list, remember to include window treatments in the overall design. Consider using light reflective colors that complement the other colors in the room and give focus to the space. If the job is done well, it could be that visitors spend more time appreciating the view around the windows than what lies beyond them.

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{Lust List} Les Cinq Amandes Colorful Confections


You know I have a fondness of all things colorful and these beautiful little candies by Les Cinq Amandes are no exception! They are so perfect in your girl’s favorite colors for Valentine’s Day or just for no reason at all. You can even create a custom gift. The color combos are endless and they have all sorts of fun flavors to choose from. The coated almonds are crunchy and delicious. The chocolate dragees are a shiny shell filled with chocolate. The little meringues are magical indeed! They crunch and then yield a soft creamy texture as it melts on your tongue. Everything is packaged with care so they’d also be the perfect wedding favor! I know I’m definitely looking into it for my own upcoming wedding.

I’m excited to offer our readers 10% off your next Les Cinq Amandes purchase! Use the code: HOLIDAY10

Try out all the colors and flavor combos. It’s so fun!

Note: This post is written in partnership with Les Cinq Amandes. They provided samples for me to try. All words and opinions are my own. Thanks for tuning in!

Fashion Partner

{Lust List} Studio Gear Smokey Eye


I’m a total dork when it comes to makeup. I’m always at a loss. Enter the Studio Gear smokey eye palette (currently only $25)! It has numbered instructions right on the palette so I can follow along like a recipe, which I can totally do. The change was dramatic. A didn’t even recognize me! It was so much fun. I’m excited to try out their other products now!

Lucky you! We have a 10% off code for ya’ll. Use the code: SGHOLIDAY for 10% off your next order at Studio Gear!

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{Color Palette} New Year’s Toast


We have no crazy plans to ring in the new year, but these almost pink ombre drinks with gold stirrers may still be on the menu at our place (via Swoon).

Any New Year’s Eve plans?

Home Decor Nature

{Color Palette} Ornamental Antlers


I’m always intrigued by animal heads. They speak to me and freak me out at the same time. But, I’m loving this holiday version decorated with sparkly ornaments (via I Suwanee). Happy Christmas Eve!

How are you celebrating today?

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{Wish I Was Wednesday} Hanh Lam


I’m a sucker for a good cause & even more for good design. So, when these two things come together such as with Hanh Lam‘s designs for The Young Designers Collective (YDC), I’m sold! In the picture above, I’m wearing the edgy Ramona earrings designed by Hanh Lam. The cute little tassels are made with Alabaster white calf skin leather and topped with patina treated brass bobbles.

Part of the proceeds for everything in the YDC shop go towards a wonderful cause supported by the designer. Ten percent of these earrings’ proceeds go towards Book Aid International, a non-profit organization that provides mobile libraries for children in sub-saharan African villages.

These earrings as well as other YDC designs would be the perfect “double” gift for anyone on your shopping list. Give to a friend and to a charity in one swoop!

What are your favorite designs from the YDC shop?

Note: These earrings were provided by YDC. All words and opinions are my own.