Thursday, August 21, 2014

What I Wore: Simple in the Summer Heat

When the weather gets hot, my sense of style gets boiled down to its simplest form. A dress and sandals? About all that I can stand for when the temperatures creep above 85 degrees. I know - such a wimp. This outfit is the perfect example of how minimalistic I get during the summer.

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But there are a few accessories that I'm never without during the summer. And a good pair of sunglasses in on that list. Firmoo is an online shop that carries all sorts of glasses and sunglasses - and at great prices too. If you don't wear prescription glasses like me, Firmoo can fit most frames with with standard, non-prescription lenses. I liked these wayfarer inspired lenses and it was so fun to try them out for myself.

What's your philosophy for personal style during summer? Does your dedication go out the window when it's hot? Tell me about it a comment.

Outfit details:
Janelle James Dress
Dolce Vita via DSW
Sunglasses c/o Firmoo

Monday, August 11, 2014

Exciting News for Coffee and Cardigans

New things are coming to Coffee and Cardigans, and I can't wait to share them with you! What's on the list? A new look and feel, fresh content, exciting collaborations and a lot more.

The new website launches at the end of August, but you can sign up for a sneak peek before then by signing up for Coffee and Cardigan's new weekly "Coffee Dates" newsletter.

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Do-It-Yourself Wall Art to Brighten Any Room

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When I moved into my new apartment, decorating was one of the first things on my to-do list. But of course, fresh out of college, decorating had to be done on a budget. Personalizing a space makes it feel like home, but that doesn't mean you have to break the bank. Read on for an easy DIY project to dress up your bedroom or living room walls.

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It might be one of the most unoriginal DIY ideas out there, but it couldn't be easier or cheaper. I repurposed old frames and craft paper to create a frame collage for my bedroom wall. And of course, there has to be a DIY tutorial to go along with it! Here's what you need for the project:

  • Old frames - I picked these up at Value Village and Target's clearance section
  • All purpose paint in the color of your choice - You can find it in Walmart's craft section
  • Sponge brushes - You can also find these in a multi-pack from the Walmart craft section
  • Newspaper or other material to put down on your work surface
  • Craft paper - Nicer wrapping paper, fabric, or scrapbook paper could also work
  • Also helpful: scissors, painter's tape, a ruler and a pencil