Decorating a College Dorm Room

sugar paper be happy print, decorating a college dorm room, I tried to keep my photos and posters more organized . The “be happy, be bright, be you” poster from Sugar Paper is one of my favorites! 

decorating a college dorm room, college design tips, bright white interiorsOne of the biggest challenges of a dorm room is to work with the dark wood furniture the school provides. I always try to brighten the space up! Here I have organized most of my beauty products within these green storage boxes (similar from Poppin) and in my ceramic blue egg crate from Anthropologie. 

Happy Wednesday everyone! I have finally pulled my act together and have taken a few pictures of my college dorm room to share (a good two months after I moved in…woops!) One of the great things about college is that each year you get a new blank canvas of a dorm room, a fresh start. I always love the challenge of figuring out how to arrange the furniture the best way and the excitement of decorating a new space. As I mentioned over the summer I was on a search for some new bedding..wanting to change it up from the bright sheets I had last year and move to something a bit more simple and clean. I ended up finding the perfect sheets from Parachute Home in a simple classic white (XL for college beds.) With the white and white walls I worked to add pops of color and interest throughout the room. My main accent color was blue; I was able to create a space that reflected my favorite color combination of blue and white. Due to the strange shape of my dorm room it was hard to get a good picture of the full space but here are some fun little detail images!

Some things take time quote poster, decorating a college dorm room,

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Monday Style

Frye Molly Gore Boots, J.Crew Signature Black Leggings, J.Crew  Lambswool Tipped Sweater

As I mentioned last week, this cool fall weather has lead to me breaking out my favorite fall wardrobe: a cozy sweater, leggings and boots. The outfit above is the variation that I am wearing this week. I grabbed this J.Crew Lambswool Tipped Sweater the other week, I love the slight detail of the black trim. Leggings, such essentials. I seem to float back and forth between wearing my Lululemon Wonder Unders and this basic pair from J.Crew (above.) I would highly suggest both; the Wonder Unders are great because of their versatility, good for both yoga or wearing everyday. But I also love the simplicity of just the J.Crew pair (and the budget friendly price point.) I seem to swap back and forth. Do you all have a favorite black legging that you suggest?? I think we can all agree that for the fall and winter, you can never have too many black leggings.

Due to the black accents in the sweater, I went without a more prominent necklace and just stuck with favorite every gold studs earrings. Have you all checked out Vrai and Oro’s beautiful jewelry? Vrai and Oro creates high quality jewelry but cuts out the middle man, allowing to sell these beautiful pieces without the high markup. Last spring I purchased these gold bar studs and I wear them all the time! My favorite small shop here in Vermont, Clementine, has just started carrying beautiful waxed canvas products by Red House. I think this small basket would be so great for a kitchen. But what I have my eye on is this larger waxed canvas tote, I feel like it would be the perfect book bag for college (with a nice Vermont feel!)

I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend and have a great start to the new week! Happy Monday!

J.Crew Lambswool Tipped Sweater,      Vrai & Oro Gold Line Studs,       Red House Waxed Canvas Tote,       Frye Molly Gore Tall Boots,        J.Crew Signature Black Leggings 


Spotlight – Black Distressed Denim

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As the weather get colder, I have transitioned my wardrobe into my favorite fall style…skinny jeans and sweaters. Almost day in and day out this is my uniform. Cozy and comfortable but also so versatile depending on your jeans, sweater and accessories. While I have a good collection of classic skinny jeans, I have been loving the slightly distressed black denim that I have seen popping up on fashion blogs and around the web. So my latest wish list item, the perfect pair of dark black denim jeans that are slightly distressed. Below I have rounded up some of the pairs I am thinking about, right now my top contenders are a basic pair from J.Crew or the Mother Denim option that Sloane, from Sailing The Sea of Style, suggests.


Weekend Links

I have a thing with floors, tiled floor, instagram

Happy weekend everyone!! I hope that you all are enjoying the wonderful time that weekends often grant us, the time to move away from work (or school) and take a breather. I am sure that all of us all have commitments throughout the weekends, but those extra little extended moments of calm are always so welcomed. Something as little as not having to set an alarm on Saturday morning is such a wonderful little treat.

– Do you all follow @IHaveAThingForFloors on instagram? It is one of my favorite new accounts to follow. This week they re-posted my picture (above) from when I was in Boston last week. How wonderful is the tile floor at Cafe Madeleine. 

-I found my self over on the Lonny site this week, after not having checked it out in a while…are you all still reading Lonny regularly? I seemed to have switched back to Domino a bit. However, it was fun to see some of their latest features, I loved this beautiful country home. 

– Treated my self (wooops!) to a great Vince sweater that I found over on Saks Off 5th. With a 40% off coupon code (40FORYOU) I just couldn’t resist!

– I am a huge believer in supporting local shops, for example my love for Clementine Store up here in Middlebury, VT. I was so excited to see Emily, the owner of Clementine, as one of Etsy Wholesale’s Featured Boutiques for Small Shop Saturday (November 29th.) Not only was it great to see Emily, but also Sofi from one of my favorite Boston shops, Olives & Grace.

– One of my best friends was looking for a dress for a upcoming party she has and she found so many great options on Zara. I quickly headed over to Zara’s site to take a look, and I am loving this wool and leather dress or this simple black shift. 

– I am so excited for Molly, from Dreams in HD, and her new Etsy shop of her beautiful travel photographs. I am eyeing this beautiful picture from Paris. 

 

- image taken by Nan for Simply Elegant Blog Instagram – 


Perfect Jackets for Fall

fall outerwear jackets, joules quilted jacket, ali ro jacket, current elliott twill jacket1. Current/Elliott Jacket (same in Green)      2. Madewell Military Anorak  (or this from J.Crew)        3. Joules Quilted Jacket (love the burgundy color, similar from J.Crew)        4. Ali Ro Anorak Blue  (Mine is tan) 

With this crazy warm weather for October (we are talking 70 degrees up in New England) I have been wearing my favorite lightweight jackets non-stop the past few weeks. I love this time of year, where you can wear layers..but you are not bundled up like you are in the depths of winter.

Day in and day out I have been reaching for my Ali Ro lightweight jacket or my quilted jacket from J.Crew. I have been wearing these both so much that I was looking around online for another simple jacket to add to my closet. I don’t have a simple military jacket, so I am eyeing something similar to this Madewell version. They seem like such a classic that are on trend year after year. Then I also came across this tan jacket from Current/Elliott, I love the unique style.

Do you all have favorite light jackets that you wear on these warmer fall days?


Weekend in Maine

Fall Weekend in Maine, Instagram Pictures, Portland Maine Fall Weekend in Maine, Instagram Pictures, Portland Maine Simply Elegant Blog, College Blogger, Barbour Jacket College – Black Barbour Jacket (borrowing from my mom!) – J.Crew Grey Merino Swing Sweater – Pink Pashmina, old (similar here or here) – James JeansTod’s Driving Moccasin -

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