Thursday, August 15, 2013

H&M Home...Do we love it? I think...YES!

If there is one thing I know...its that people desire style!  No matter your taste...everyone wants to obtain a certain look for their home.  Now, more than ever, that style is available to the masses!  I don't know if its a good or bad thing, but I like it!

Check out a sample of H&M Home...I have a feeling we are going to be seeing some super chic dorm rooms this fall!

With such affordable prices, anyone can update a space for not a lot of cash!

Here are some great tips when it comes to revamping your casa style!

1. MIX IT UP - Don't be afraid to mix patterns.  To insure that it doesn't look like you just threw up on a space, keep these simple rules in mind.  If you want to mix pattern scales, keep it monochromatic.  If you want to mix colors, make sure the patterns are the same scale.

2.  ACCESSORIZE - Just because you have the same furniture doesn't mean you can't have a new look!  Update a sofa with new pillows!  Boring coffee table?  Add decorative boxes, bold books or other accessories.  Just a few items can add a layer of texture and dimension to a space!

3.  THINK VERTICALLY - Don't forget about the most your walls, they need love too!  Add art work to drab color walls.  Draperies can soften up any space.  If you have a small room..mirrors will always make a space feel bigger!

Its Gettin' Hot...But I Have Coat Envy

Like most of the nation, I too, am obsessed with SCANDAL!  Olivia Pope is one of the most amazing characters on television...I have not admired a fictional character so much since Claire Huxtable.  She is poised, confident, determined and most of all...sharply dressed.

Every episode, I find myself saying "I love that coat!" 

With that said, here are some of my favorite "Pope Coats"

The keys to a "Pope Coat" are the following:

1. FIT...A perfectly tailored coat will bring you one step closer to achieving the classic look.  Even if your wallet doesn't allow you to invest in the most expensive pieces, you can always find a bargain at lower end stores and take a trip to your local tailor.  Now you have a coat that looks as expensive as Ms. Olivia herself.

2. NEUTRALS...For a more sophisticated look, opt for a more neutral color palette.  This means, creams, grays, blushes, and blacks.  These colors are ALWAYS in style and are flattering for all shapes and sizes.  So if your budget allows, go ahead and spend a little more for an investment will have it forever.

3. WHAT'S UNDERNEATH...Don't create more bulk by wearing chunky garments underneath your perfect coat.  Instead, wear thinner layers to keep warm.  

Here are some of my favorite coats inspired by Kerry Washington's hit character.




If you were curious about those most fabulous gloves...try these on!!