Cork Board Inspiration

It’s easy to have a jumbled looking cork board (hence, the one currently in my childhood bedroom). 

I recently came across some great and inspirational cork boards on Pinterest to keep in mind for my next cork board endeavor. 

Check them out:

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A Few of My Favorite Women’s Blogs

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I could spend hours and hours browsing blogs online, whether they’re about fashion, travel, beauty, fitness, food… I could read them all. When I was young, I used to have stacks of magazines all over my room. My mom used to make me throw out the old ones on a regular basis so the shelf I had them on wouldn’t collapse. Yeah, that’s how many magazines I had.

Today, I still buy magazines, but I find that reading a blog, that is uploaded daily and sometimes even multiple times a day, can be just as fun.

I have a few blogs that I actively look forward to their daily updating. Here’s my list…

1. cupcakesandcashmere.com – This blog is my absolute favorite, my number 1. I even bought the book the blogger, Emily Schuman, wrote a few months ago and love that too.  She posts about fashion, entertaining, food and beauty and I love every second of it. For anyone who likes anything girly, this blog is for you.

 

2. theglitterguide.com – Well, I guess this one is pretty girly too (it is named the glitter guide).  It is updated multiple times a day which makes it feel even more like a magazine and encompasses posts on fashion, beauty, lifestyle, shopping and trends.  Their instagram is pretty awesome too.

3. refinery29.com – This blog is pretty similar to theglitterguide in the sense that it is updated multiple times a day.  Refinery 29 discusses fashion, beauty, entertainment, etc. but also discusses media news, like who is gracing the cover of Vanity Fair.

Those are my three go-to blogs for all things girly. I live for their updates each morning.

Etsy Finds

As I’ve said before, I love Etsy. I love that browsing the website feels like sorting through your favorite one-of-a-kind shop downtown. I love that, unlike most of my favorite websites to browse, I can actually afford most of the things on the site.

Here’s my current Etsy wishlist…

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Etsy seriously has everything I need. A few Etsy touches to my apartment and wardrobe is just what I’m looking for.

Decoration Obsession: Banners

Since I have a very limited budget, inexpensive and easily made decorations are what currently fill my apartment.

Something that I want to add to my bedroom is a banner. I’ve seen banners all over Pinterest and other blogs. I love the versatility of them and the fact that you can literally string whatever shapes, colors or quotes you want across a piece of string or ribbon. It’s an easy decoration that you can easily adjust to your own taste.

Here are a few of my favorites that I’ve seen while browsing the internet —

 

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DIY! Papersnitchblog.com

DIY! Beautifulhelloblog.com

I will definitely be making a banner this weekend, they’re so quick, affordable and cute!

Cupcakes and Cashmere

This weekend I went on a bit of a spending spree. I bought new clothes, pumpkin beer, lunch and lastly, Cupcakes and Cashmere by blogger, Emily Schuman. Here’s her blog — cakesandcashmere.com, it’s awesome.

The book is broken down into seasons, starting with Spring, with recipes, style advice, party planning tips, home decorating and beauty tips for each season. I started with the Fall chapter since Saturday marked the beginning of the season.

I’m only one chapter in so far, but I’m loving every page of it. It’s tempting and inspiring me to throw a Halloween party and make my apartment a little homier for the colder months (and the future).

I 100% recommend this book. Even once I finish it, I’m excited to look back for party tips and delicious and classic recipes, like Bloody Mary’s and chocolate chip cookies.

Letterpress Crush

I recently moved into a new apartment in Philadelphia. Ever since my move, I have been trying to figure out the best ways to decorate my first “big girl” apartment without forcing myself into debt.

My search has brought prints to my attention. They’re all over Etsy, Pinterest and a few of my favorite blogs. Many of my favorites are letter pressed prints with simple phrases or a lone illustration.

I definitely have a slight print obsession, but have yet to purchase one.

I love their versatility. As shown in the pictures below, they can be simply strung on a piece of string, or mounted on the wall with a heavy frame.

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Since they are definitely not cheap, my plan is to buy a few that I really like, and use the inspiration I get from other prints to create my own. They may not look quite as flawless, but I imagine I can still do a pretty good job while sticking to my tight budget.

Life on High Street

Welcome to Life on High Street!

Fashion, beauty, decorating, food and city life are all things that make me happy, so I decided to create a blog to encompass all of those things. With the end of summer quickly approaching, I figured it was a good time to start a blog to welcome the new season. The name “High Street” comes from my semester abroad in London. “High Street” refers to a type of fairly affordable clothing store in London, like Top Shop, Zara and H&M. I lived steps away from High Street Kensington in London which was full of shops of all sorts. 

My blog will entail posts about fashion, beauty, decorating, food and city life in Philadelphia.