I have been desperately trying to turn my bedroom into a boho-ish wonderland. Whether or not I am succeeding is a completely different story. Either way, I really love that all of these rooms feel effortlessly eclectic. In terms of my own bedroom, I'm feeling particularly inspired lately as I recently built a chair and added a new arc lamp. It is definitely much farther along than even a week ago! That being said, I wholeheartedly refuse to share any photos until everything is finished, but I am hoping to pick up a few more things to tie it all together. Check out some of my picks below! I pretty much need those beautiful velvet Anthro curtains.
Sorry for the hiatus. I have been responding to a bit of a family emergency this past week and hope to get back into posting soon. Thanks so much for understanding!
Unfortunately, the lovely weather we had all weekend in DC disappeared into the abyss and I'm cold once again. So this wishlist is a daydreaming about spring sort of wishlist. Florals seems so easy for the upcoming season, but I still can't get enough of them. I feel like Zara especially is killing it as of late. I mean this dress is every kind of unbelievable. However, if you feel like branching away from dresses, this playsuit is a good alternative. I showcased the pants in the same print last week, but I love this Joie tank as well. Speaking of prints, this J Crew skirt in antique floral also comes in a dress, pants and a few types of tops. Choosing one was super difficult. And can you believe this scarf? It's only $10!
Hopefully you aren't too overwhelmed by the multitude of floral options. Check out some more picks below!
Since we're still close enough to the beginning of the year to warrant some real talk about goals and resolutions, I thought I would get in my piece before February ends. Usually, I let resolutions fall by the wayside because they're too grand in size and seemingly impossible to achieve. I think it might be a nice change to spice things up a bit this time around. So I'm taking part in the 101 in 1001 craze, though of course I'm not quite that ambitious. I turn 25 in about a year and a half (September 2015). I hope by then I can achieve the 25 things on this list.
As you've probably gathered by now, I'm into lists. I write something down and I immediately want to cross it off--it nags at me in the back of my mind until I can finally get the satisfaction of striking it out. Similarly, I like to break larger ideas into their components. Walk before you run sort of thing. A huge goal of mine is to take more risks. Another is to become healthier. And another--why not just lay it all out on the table for y'all--is to be proactive with the direction of my life and career. All of these things are suuuuper vague and difficult to do without some tangible goals. So, I'm slapping down some tangible goals. I'll update when I cross something off the list!
1. Dye my hair.
2. Visit a developing country.
3. Get accepted to and begin graduate school.
4. Run a 5k.
5. Get to an intermediate level in Modern Standard Arabic.
6. Find a consistent volunteer opportunity.
7. Grow my savings account to have 6 months worth of savings.
8. Read 25 books.
9. Develop and stick to a workout routine.
10. Get another tattoo.
11. Go skydiving.
12. Donate blood.
13. Leave a 100% tip.
14. Adopt a puppy.
15. Go to Bonnaroo again.
16. Finish decorating the apartment.
17. Be a tourist in the United States.
18. Quit drinking soda.
19. Create an original recipe.
20. Get promoted at work.
21. Reconnect with an old friend.
22. Go to Harry Potter world.
23. Join a club or activity group.
24. Edit my closet down to things I really love.
25. Keep up with posting to this blog.
And one more for fun--26. Channel Queen Bey(once) in some way. This should be a challenge at the very least considering I'm pretty far from fierce.
The weather is actually going to be the bomb dot com. It's supposed to be high 50s to 60s all weekend! "But there's also an 80% chance of thunderstorms, Jourdin. Won't that ruin your plans and/or life??!" IDGAF imaginary debbie downer, I'll be wearing spring clothing all weekend and pretending like I'm strolling through the streets of a European beach town (ideally in those Loeffler Randall flats that I'm desperately saving for). In reality I'll be sitting in my living room engaged in a skype date with the boy. It's unclear what we'll be doing. We always have these grand plans for making dinner together or discussing recent reads. These schemes quickly devolve into who has the better puppy video to share. On the off chance I actually leave my apartment, I might head over to Black Cat for something low key like the Dr. Who happy hour.
Look at that jean jacket providing all types of multitasking among outfits. Saturday I'll be multitasking as well as I'll be running multiple errands. Gotta hit up the grocery store, the pharmacy, visit a friend and return some stuff to Madewell. I know--the mundane details of my life are as exciting to you as they are to me. In the afternoon I'm hoping to have enough time to make this recipe and finally get to the National Portrait Gallery, before heading to Marvin for drinks.
I have an early morning brunch planned with my roommate and a few other close friends. My roommate currently works for a law firm that eats her life away. She's at her office so often that we rarely see each other, which is remarkable as her room is literally steps from the kitchen and you know how often I'm in there. Hence the crack-of-dawn brunch. She has to head to work later in the day and only has a few hours to spare. No worries though. I'll persevere through the eye gunk and morning breath in order to eat my weight in breakfast tapas at Masa 14!
Anybody have any good weekend plans?
1. Zara Jacket 2. J Crew Factory Sweater 3. Mango Jeans 4. Tom Ford Lipstick 5. Baublebar Necklace 6. Loeffler Randall Flats 7. Urban Outfitters Sunglasses 8. Kate Spade Studs 9. Aritzia Dress 10. Joie Bag 11. Daniel Wellington Watch 12. Nasty Gal Rings 13. Madewell Boots 14. Marc by Marc Jacobs Clutch 15. Topshop Sweater 16. Gorjana Necklace 17. Joie Pants 18. Zara Sandals