Welcome to this month's edition of: Chelsea will claim she will start blogging more, but then disappear for a month (or longer)! Haha. In all seriousness though, I really need to start blogging more. Thanks for putting up with me, friends. :) For a quick little post to get me back in the swing of things, I thought I'd share a few of my favorite summer sunglasses at the moment. Lately, I've been putting off going to the eye doctor to get contacts. I wear my glasses most of the time, except when I'm at home, but I am really ready to branch out and try contacts for the first time. This means that I can finally purchase some non-prescription sunnies! *Happy dance* I am seriously considering buying a pair from my favorites shown below. I've definitely limited myself to pairs that are under $200. That is my absolute limit because, see: money doesn't grow on trees! Tell me, which pair is your favorite? Can anyone comment on the quality of these? I have linked them from the image in a left to right, top to bottom order. Please sound off in the comments which pair you think I should purchase!
**Disclaimer** These are not affiliate links because I am not #popular enough yet to become an affiliate. HA! :)
Today I decided to start another new feature: SPOTLIGHT. SPOTLIGHT will feature new blogger and social media personalities that I like and follow! Who better to start with than my sister-in-law, Sofia Gora?!
Sofia has recently started a YouTube channel found here, & a brand new blog found here ! Let's all welcome her to the blogosphere shall we? : )
A little bit of background: Sofia and my brother, Dylan, welcomed their gorgeous little son, Michael Peter, this past July 2017. In a whirlwind of a summer they also got married! Their cute little family rounds out with two rambunctious beagles as well. Sofia jumped headfirst right into motherhood and decided to start documenting her and her family's new experiences via her YouTube page & blog ! She shares the most adorable videos of my nephew documenting his baby milestones along the way. Not only that, girlfriend has mad cleaning skills! No joke! If you need some cleaning motivation head on over to one of her cleaning videos to easily find the inspiration you need for your own home.
Aside from her YouTube channel she recently started her very own blog. She will be documenting motherhood, lifestyle, and cleaning! She recently shared her newborn must-haves, and like I said her experience is fresh and first-hand. You should definitely check out her page if you are a new momma. You best believe I will be picking her brain about baby products when my husband and I have our own little babe. : )
That concludes my first ever SPOTLIGHT feature! Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging, Sofia! Everyone, I hope you will check out her pages and show her some love. She can also be found on Facebook & Instagram
Back again after months long hiatus...you know, the usual! Ha! In all seriousness, I would like to try to get back to some sort of routine blogging. That may just be a pipe dream, but one can try, right? I am hoping creating a sort of series like this first "Style Report" will help me to get on track with creating content. Let's jump right in shall we?
Something I've noticed about my personal style is that it is, first and foremost ,a collection of items that I love. That being said, it doesn't necessarily fall into one category of style or design. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. I think the best style is one that resonates with you, even if it doesn't make sense to someone else. I believe the items I offer in my Etsy shop reflect my personal taste. Some boho, some traditional, some metallics, and some natural materials. The basis for the items I bring into my own home usually have to meet the one of the following criteria 1| nature-inspired 2| metallic 3| earth-tones 4| reminiscent of something good in life. (Bonus points if it incorporates more than 1 of the criteria!) My idea for these "Style Report" series is the thought that maybe your style isn't completely bohemian or traditional or transitional, but you can still incorporate individual elements of these different styles to create one that is uniquely you! Let's take a look:
These adorable brass quails are a prime example of a "bonus points" item...nature-inspired AND metallic! Vintage brass items are an excellent way to dress up a boring bookcase by giving it some depth with a different element. Bohemian style, in my eyes, definitely includes pretty patina-ed shine!
Baskets. Baskets. Baskets. For me, no bohemian style is complete without some woven baskets. This one is a "bonus points" item in my eyes since it is nature-inspired (flower design) and made from organic natural materials! Bohemian to me means beautiful, functional decor, which baskets fit the bill for! Baskets are versatile in the sense that they can be used as intended, to hold/corral everyday items OR you can cluster them together on a wall to create a show-stopping feature.
Pottery! The 3rd element of bohemian style, in my book. And lots of it! Pottery, whether it be old or new just screams casual, home-y, comfort. I had picked up this pottery statue because I imagined him in a setting mixed among plants and other natural materials to create a serene inviting space, which I think his form and color lends well to.
Can you get anymore natural than bamboo? These trays were a no-brainer pick for me since they are completely versatile and totally boho! Natural, organic materials from the Earth will always be a cornerstone of Bohemian style. Trays are a great way to incorporate this aesthetic into your home because they are not fussy, and not too obviously vying for attention from the observer. Trays like this set are in excellent way to transition your decor because they allow you to layer and subtly introduce boho to your home!
Hope you enjoyed this first "Style Report"! Like I said, I plan to be back with more blogging to give you some inspiration for your own home. I would love for you to PIN any of the above images if they helped or inspired you in any way :) Please leave a comment if you have any suggestions for other "Style Reports"!
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