If what’s actually in the gunk you put on your face every day is important to you, you’re going to love this news: Nordstrom has officially launched a “clean beauty” section within their already-stellar beauty department.
Not only are Persian (or Oriental) rugs an utterly chic and timeless decor staple, they’re surprisingly versatile. They add color, texture and interest to a variety of rooms (kitchen! bathroom!) and work across different interior styles, too.
Lean more minimal or modern? Adding a Persian rug can help to ground your neutrals, or add a pop of color and interest. They also work splendidly in a Bohemian setting… tell people you picked it up at a market while traveling, even if it came from Home Goods. And, of course, Persian rugs blend seamlessly into traditional homes, especially in dining rooms or formal living areas. Thanks to their rich colors and ornate patterns, Persian rugs add a touch of luxury to pretty much any space.
Don’t believe me? Check out these inspiring ways to decorate with Persian rugs, from the kitchen to the bedroom and (nearly) everywhere in between:
You know those people who seem like they have their lives so super together? Like, Disney Princess, “birds help me get dressed in the morning” level? I’m so not one of those people…just take a peek at a day in my life for proof. BUT! I really, really want to be one.
I mean, I make my bed 95% of the time and apparently that helps increase productivity and set the tone for your whole day, so at least there’s that?
So, building on my bed-making momentum: I feel like there are elements of an ideal morning routine that are totally attainable. You just have to break it down. Week one: stop hitting snooze. Week two: stop snoozing and drink water. Week three: stop snoozing, drink water, meditate for five minutes. And so on and so forth.
Anyway, here are six things that I think would make an ideal weekday morning routine — all simple enough to be totally achievable. Now I just need to get my butt out of bed on the first alarm!
One of my 2017 goals/resolutions/etc is to refine and streamline my decor style. I’ve accumulated a lot of knick-knacks and random items, but I’ve found I tend to prefer a more minimal vibe…much like the one in Ashley Merrill’s Southern California home.
Ashley is the founder of luxe modern sleepwear brand Lunya, and lives in Santa Monica with her family. The house perfectly encapsulates Southern California-style cool with some whimsical, personal touches throughout.
“I tend to pull elements I like from different trends: a little regency wall motif, a mid-century table, a Danish chandelier, or a Moroccan mirror,” Ashley told Lonny Magazine. “When I’m not married to one look I find them to be more enduring.”
Take a peek at Ashley’s minimal-yet-family-friendly space below:
If you resolved to up your fitness game in 2017, you might find yourself in need of more workout clothes. For one thing, you’ll be sweating more, but let’s be honest: they also serve as a pretty great motivator.
However, workout gear can get really expensive, really quickly if you just go crazy at Nordstrom or Lululemon or wherever. Not that I’ve done that. Luckily, Target is here to save the day for everyone else living the “champagne taste, tap water budget” lifestyle with me. (Because of course it’s Target to the rescue!) They currently carry two adorable, affordable activewear lines: one by fitness superstar and AKT founder Anna Kaiser, and the other by former reality star Whitney Port.
From cheeky graphic tanks emblazoned with sayings like “Gym Hair Don’t Care” to patterned leggings that will be the envy of the spin studio, Whitney and Anna have your cool-girl gym gear needs covered… and Anna’s line comes in plus and maternity sizes as well. And, of course, the pieces are cute enough to wear outside the studio, too.