Florals for Spring… Groundbreaking

I know…Florals for Spring… Groundbreaking trend, but lately I have caught myself in florals a lot (if I’m not in my “uniform” of all black).  Here are some of my favorite floral finds!

Tropics Romper from Sabi Boutique 

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And now for the most perfect floral bag, courtesy of Ted Baker…

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Amy Elizabeth 

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Quote of the Day: Where the River Bends

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Quote of the Day: Right On Time

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Wordless Wednesday: Empire State of Mind

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Quote of the Day: Self-Made Man

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Quote of the Day: Have Faith

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L. Windham

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Get ready to fall in love, because New York City based jewelry designer Laurie Windham has launched her first jewelry line and it is drop dead gorgeous! L.Windham combines swarovski crystals and unique geometric shapes with a vintage flare and a contemporary twist to create a jewelry collection that will attract complements all day long. I got the honor of asking Laurie (who I have no doubt will soon be covering the pages of Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue) a few questions!

What is your favorite part about designing and making jewelry?

There are so many aspects of designing jewelry that I love. The whole process is so fun and really allows me to express my creativity into a wearable piece of art. My favorite part about designing jewelry is seeing women wear my jewelry designs. I love when women come up to me and tell me how much they adore wearing the jewelry. That feeling of genuine excitement a woman gets from wearing L.Windham jewelry is what makes me want to continue doing this forever!

Where do you draw your inspiration from?

There is so much beauty around us whether it be in nature, a museum, or a magazine. I draw inspiration from everywhere, but most of it comes to me when I lie down and close my eyes. My best designs come to be when I am relaxed. I am able to piece different shapes together in my mind to form new designs, and once I come up with a design, I put a pen to paper and sketch out the idea. 

What is the one piece of advice you would give to others who are looking to pursue their dreams?

I would urge people to not procrastinate. Make an end goal, and see it through. It’s scary!  Believe me. I have doubts all the time about whether I’m being silly to pursue such a farfetched dream, but this is what I love. I have only one life to live, so I need to make sure I do something great with it. I want to inspire others to pursue their dreams, and don’t ever let someone tell you can’t do it. 

I cannot wait to get my hands on some  all of her gorgeous pieces- here are some of my faves!

Emily Necklace 

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Amy Elizabeth 

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Quote of the Day: The Load

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Quote of the Day: Fight

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“Whistle While You Work”

The other day I discovered a company called WeWork; they are a coworking company with locations all over the world including my favorite city, NYC!  It got me dreaming about my {hopefully} future work space, which would be an office with tons of natural lighting, exposed brick walls, and a floor to ceiling window overlooking either Bryant Park or the Hudson River… I mean a girl can dream right?

Once I moved away to college, I started realizing the importance of having your own personal workspace; a place not only to study, but a place that I could be creative as well!  This past year I moved into an apartment with a loft room and I quickly started transforming it into my dream space (or as close as I could on a college budget). Here were some of the essential elements for creating my ultimate working space:

ColorsI had seen a pink, black and gold room on Pinterest and decided to go with that as my color theme!  Being a very ‘matchy matchy’ person, if it wasn’t pink, gold, white or black, it didn’t go in my room (even my quotes on my chalk wall have to be written in pink or white).

QuotesI’m sort of a quote-aholic (if that’s even a thing), I love having quotes everywhere.  I ordered two prints from Pretty Print Shopand then created my own Breathtakingly Beautiful print.

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My favorite part of my room is my chalkboard wall which is covered top to bottom in quotes!

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New YorkUntil I can have an office in New York, I feel the need to have pictures of NYC surrounding me at all times.  I found this canvas of the Brooklyn Bridge at Hobby Lobby for less than $20 AND it was the right colors, so I obviously had to get it. Having pictures of the city around me inspires me to always keep chasing my dreams!

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PicturesFor me, a room is not truly complete without at least a few pictures of my precious family and friends!

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I cannot keep still to save my life, so instead of a chair I sit on an exercise ball!

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My other workspace essentials include Sharpie pens, my Plum Paper Planner, and obviously lots of coffee!

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Amy Elizabeth 

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