Monday Morning Inspiration

Ocean

Hello Again from the beach! I hope you’re enjoying that last bits of summer as much as I am!

 

XO Sahra

I Can’t Help But Wonder Do You Ever Think of Me

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One of my favorite things about my trips to NYC, even one of my favorite things when I was living there, was the concept of showrooms. I adore going to a secluded city oasis high above the sky to peruse the styles for upcoming seasons by new and growing brands that are on the forefront of style. During my last trip, I visited The Globe Showroom. While a big post on the other brands I saw there is coming soon, I wanted to share a couple of looks from one of my new favorite brands that I saw there! Deby Debo is a French brand that “provides answers for young women who want to be both feminine and unclassifiable, free, serene, and sensual”; basically, this line was created for Sahra. With wanderlust bones, the collections infuse heavy embroidery with thoughtful beading and quality fabrics in both heavy and ultra light fabrics. The pieces fit in perfectly in any setting, from holiday beaches, or a crazy party, to at a European Cafe or NYFW.  I chose to try on this back chiffon dress with bold embroidery, dreaming of wearing it on another Mexican foray. Below, I also tried on a playfully sheer lace set, perfect for a date night or a fiercely fashion event with gal pals.

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Monday Morning Inspiration

 Ok to close some doors.

Over the years I’ve occasionally felt a pang of absence, thinking back to failed and broken up friendships and wondering where we went wrong, much like one does after a bad break up. As I get older friendships seem to be less of a messy break up and more of a cohesive falling out, yet when you realize it you still feel sad, upset, and lost.

It’s wonderful when you start to realize that it’s okay that these relationships slip through the cracks. There’s no need to keep people in your life who no longer offer insight, joy, or compassion like what you need. I hope you go forth this Monday and recognize that the people in your life today are there for a reason, and those that are gone are okay.

XO Sahra

Home Updates!

 photo updates_zpsefba8a02.jpg6 weeks ago (that long already!?) Z and I signed on our first house. 3 weeks were spent renovating before we moved in, and now we’ve been here for 3 weeks (including that week we spent on a beach!). Z and I, both having come from long lists of small apartments, were a little overwhelmed with the task of unpacking and decorating an entire house, to say the least. We definitely under estimated it, but we’ve put in plenty of time and the pieces are starting to come together.  The bookshelves are set up (and still, somehow, overflowing), and the gallery wall is on display (complete with Buffalo Taxidermy c/o Near and Deer, Society6 prints, and custom artwork from family and friends). Our main floor is basically done, except for minor tweaking which many of our elders suggest may take up to a year until it feels set. I thought it’d take a week, tops, but seriously, no one tells you just how hard it is to acquire furnishings for a full house and to decorate between two variant aesthetics.

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The dining room is a godsend for us, a wonderful luxury. We eat there nightly, instead of parked in front of the TV, and have already enjoyed hosting family and friends for meals.
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The Bathroom is set in a mermaid-meets-shipwreck theme, and is definitely still a slow and steady project as we piece it together perfectly.

The rest of the house? A struggle. We thought we had our bedroom prepared, but as it’s come together we’ve realized that we want to do things differently. Currently boasting greyscale bedding against oceanic blue walls with the most amazing “No Vacancy” print (c/o Oliver Gal Artists, get it here!), we’ve concluded that we want to add more bright orange to tie things together! Sheets or a throw, and…a dog bed! It’s been difficult to find the perfect orange hue at an affordable price in a fabric we love, but we’re getting there.
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The guest room and the office are the slowest projects of them all; with technical difficulties (read: a boxspring not fitting up the stairs, having two sets of mattress and neither fitting the bed frame), losing pieces in boxes, and being picky about furniture, we’re making do with that we can for now. Hope fully, though, these spaces can come together and I can share with you a dreamy blogger workspace and an AirBnB worthy guest quarters.

Let me know your thoughts as of present! If anyone wants to offer some design advice, my HGTV saturated mind could use it!

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Repeat Pleasures

I wanted all of this to never subside
I never wanna miss a moment of life

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Welcome, to the second look of me styling the trending pleated midi skirt (c/o The Girl That Loves)! While my first look with the skirt was feminine and subdued, using muted neutrals and flirty florals, this look veers in the opposite direction. With a leather jacket and a bold 80’s inspired crop, I’ve created a biker meets femme aesthetic. The subtle crop top makes for perfect hinting at any edgy body jewelry (belly ring), similar to the styles on FreshTrends.com; chic, fashionable, and practical.

What do you think of this look? How would YOU style a pleated midi to highlight your personal style!?

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Skirt, Top and Sunnies c/o The Girl That Loves
H&M Jacket (old)
Booties via ShopCalico

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Summer Beauty Faves

Hi guys! Summer is in FULL SWING and while it’s been a mild one, it’s still been fairly hot and humid. Watch the video below for my beauty pics to keep your skin looking and feeling fresh and clean all day long!

What are YOU loving this summer? What beauty products do YOU recommend!?

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Monday Morning Inspiration

Lao Tzu is one of my favorite quotables, this line being no exception. I chose it as this week’s MMI because of the image that goes along with the quote here; Loving yourself is more important than loving others and being loved. When all is said and done at the end of the day, you need to be able to love yourself in order to have a happy life.

Happy Monday and I hope you love yourself every day this week!

XO Sahra