The LISTS // Art in my Heart

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If you keep up with the blog, you know my outside life has been a little crazy lately with design (more on that tomorrow). And because life-imitates-art-imitates-life, that's basically the inspiration behind this month's lists: art, design, and getting creative! I've got some finds I've been coveting lately as well as my ULTIMATE playlist. The one I put on when I want to get lost in work. First up, all the things!...

 

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Seriously, how much fun is this list? I don't know why I love that astronaut or those hand curtain tiebacks so much, but I do. I'm also loving the fun shapes on this Gorman necklace and Poketo planner. And don't you love how some retro things just never go away? Case in point: Converse shoes, a forever classic. I especially love them in this photo print called Motel Pool. Plus, how great is it that mood rings are a thing again (and again and again)? I thought this one from Olivia Kane was gorgeous. And in a real twist of retro-made-new fate, is anyone else dying for a Polaroid camera, mainly to make cool photo layouts like this one for Instagram? It's a little ironic, isn't it? Printing photos for a digital IG image? Regardless, I'm all about it. I'm still crazy about mud cloth prints, and thought this throw was extra lovely. I've also been dying for a letter board for my home. The possibilities for endless amusement are just too tempting. I think I'd use mine for rotating Kanye tweets, because why the heck not? The man is a comedic goldmine. Speaking of word art, how great is this candle? It's fig and tomato scented, which sounds so weird that I'm entirely intrigued. And lastly, have you all seen these lettering videos on IG by @kellycreates?! They put me in a trance and are major #lifegoals for me. So obviously, I'm going to need a set of brush pens, like these from Kuretake.

Now for the music! This is a snippet from my work.create playlist on Spotify and it's what I put on ALL. THE. TIME. It's pretty random. Some songs are new and some are old favorites. Some are slowier and moodier and some are full-on dance party songs. The only real premise for this list is that the songs have to make me feel something. I need to literally be inspired. On the full playlist, through this link, I've got over 70 songs and 4 1/2 hours of "get creative" music. And if you like it, let's connect! I'd love to hear what's on your radar!

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What are some of your favorite artists to listen to for inspiration?

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The LISTS // March: Spring Fresh

You guys, I'm really excited about this month's lists! Spring is just around the corner and I'm really feeling the buzz of energy that comes with the season. It's great to feel like something new is happening, isn't it?

This wishlist and playlist are dedicating to exactly that: the fresh, brand new feeling of spring. I've got some items I'm coveting as well as some of my favorite songs right now, all fresh and brand-spanking new!

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I have seriously been listening to this on repeat. It's equal parts uplifting and mellow, which is basically my dream combo. You can listen to this playlist and all my others on Spotify here. And if you use Spotify regularly, let's follow each other! I'd love to hear what's on your playlists.

What are you excited about for Spring?

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September Wishlist: Cozying Up to Fall

Sorry for a general lack of posting lately. I have been so sick for almost two weeks and all I want to do all day is sleep. I always get hay fever/allergies this time of year, but man, this fall is really beating me up. But even though it is literally making me sick, it's still my favorite season because I love the fact that the weather seems to be coaxing my exhausted self to cuddle up in some cozy socks and a soft throw aka my happy place. In fact, this month's wishlist is coming to you straight from my big arm chair with an Autumn Spice candle lit and the remote nearby. Oh the cozy goodness that is fall...

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sweater  |  shirt  |  hat  |  throw  |  candle  |  matches  |  scarf  |  boots  |  bag  |  pants

 

What are your cozy day essentials?

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May Wishlist: Florals & Stripes

I do a whole lot of budget ideas here on the blog, and I love being thrifty because that's my real life. But another aspect of my life is designing and dreaming and that's the purpose of this new wishlist space. I'm not paying attention to price (it's a wishlist after all), but rather just the designs that I'm coveting lately. No one has ever accused me of being a sporty girl, but I love, love, love the sleek and graphic sport-inspired styles I've been seeing lately. And because a tomboy or a minimalist I just simply am not, my favorite way to accessorize these looks is with a contrast of bright and colorful florals. A perfect look for spring going into summer...

 

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We know what Miranda thinks...

 

 

...but what do you think of this sporty floral look? 

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