Every year when the temperatures begin to drop it takes everything I have to not start breaking out my Christmas decor and start decorating the entire house! This year I’m caving a little early (we usually don’t start decorating until after Thanksgiving), but with the cold we’ve been having I decided it was necessary to get a head start. For my decorating, especially Christmas decorating, I love mixing classic pieces with more modern ones. Take the stripe container for example, it has a classic metal design with a modern, Christmas-y print (and is perfect as anything from a flower and candy cane vase to a card holder!). The Kate Spade ornaments are another obvious staple with an adorable modern twist – I’m hoping to decorate with a more neutral pallet of white, black, and gold ornaments this year. Around this time (especially in Decembrrr) I’m also stocking up on blankets – in our climate you can never have enough! I think what’s even greater about trends this year is that I can walk around wearing one and be considered “fashionable” (take that mother nature!), but back to the decor. I’m also loving the adorable “JOY” display – I think it’s not only insanely cute but a good reminder during these hectic times about what this season is all about. 

Shop some more of my favorite holiday pieces below and Happy Decorating!



Happy Thursday!

With the beginning of the school year leaning over head, I felt the sudden urge to re-decorate my office space. I’ve never had a very colorful or eye-catching space to work in, just somewhere to go to get my work done and then leave to carry out other tedious tasks. That was until lately, when I started practically living at my desk, and the drab, dull space started to have an affect on me – and not in a good way. Although, what I’ve noticed since I’ve started to update it and bring in some color and inspirational pieces (like the ones above) is that I feel more at home and inspired being surrounded by the things I love. Maybe a little materialistic and superficial, yes, but it’s made working a lot less painful and even somewhat easier for me. So, try it! It doesn’t have to be anything major either – a colorful piece of art, a new tray to display your favorite jewels, even a vase to hold those beautiful flowers (fake ones are great for year-round!) – just that one piece of love can make a world of difference! Also worth mentioning for all of my frugal ladies out there, I may or may not have some home decor DIY’s headed your way in the upcoming weeks… stay tuned… (:

Stay Extraordinary,
Shelby ♥