Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sunday Perfume Day?

So apparently I am obsessed with Perfume. This is the second Sunday in a row where I am talking about Perfume, so I am pretty much perfumed out. I now have a car on campus, so I can drive around and go to the nicer malls in my area that I could not go to last year. The mall that I went to has my absolute favorite store, Jcrew. (If Jcrew was a person I would marry him). I was browsing around and I ran into their new secent. I knew that it recently came out, but I had yet to sample it. I knew that Jcrew could not come out with something horrendous, and it did not disappoint.

Jcrew says that the perfumes were inspired by, ""Exhibition by 31 Women," the first all-female modern art show in the United States, curated by Peggy Guggenheim in 1943." No. 31 comes from the Exhibition by 31 women. It is suppose to be a mix of what the artist themselves wore. I would say that it is very elegant and reminds me of a Saturday morning. It is light and airy with a powdery scent.

The No. 57 comes from the street the gallery was on.  No. 57 smells so good, I can not even put into words how amazing this perfume is. If a plaid shirt were to have a ideal smell this would be it. The smell is woodsy with cinnamon. These perfumes are perfect for fall. I can not wait to wear them all the time

You can get the perfume in store or online here.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

A Walk in the Park

Back to school time means lots and lots of walking.  I go to one of the largest schools land wise, so a 20 minute walk is a short one. I am also one of those lame people that bike to class, so sandals are not always the best choice. I unfortunately found out the hard way that walking around in Jack Rodgers was not the smartest decision. Can you say hello blisters?  These are my picks on ways to stay cute, but also comfortable when traveling around campus


Friday, August 29, 2014

Hashtag Nomcore

What exactly is dressing nomcore? Nomcore stands for normal and hardcore. There has been lots of ways to describe this trend (Some I like, some I don't). I would describe it as normal clothing, as simple as that. Brands are always trying to be the next top of the line luxurious clothing, and yes, I do love that. I love the crazy dresses shown during New York Fashion week, but no I will not be wearing that pretty much ever.  

I see nomcore as the real deal. Stuff you can wear when you have to walk around, travel, or ride your bike. I am a fan of the suburban moms who wear the Tory Burch wedges to the grocery store with their kids, but let’s be real. My time is booked solid from the time I wake up to the time I go to sleep. I don’t need my statement earing and impossible shoes getting in the way of me going from point A to point B. Not to mention if it takes me longer to get home from school and work on a Friday night, then I have less time to spend with my friends and get ready to go out.

Nomcore is just normal wear that is casual and ready to wear. It is not blinged out, but simplistic. That is why I love Gap’s new ad campaign “Dress Normal”. How much more simplistic can it get? One of the ads said “the uniform of rebellion and conformity”. This is just the advertising major in me, but I am for sure geeking out over this ad.

You seriously need to check out Gap's Youtube channel, I think I have watch all of the videos at least twice.


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Best Of... Instagram

So I may or may not follow twice as many instagram accounts than people who follow me. Its okay I do not mind looking at all of the awesome pictures and outfit ideas. There are so many possibilities that can be on one tiny square photograph. Here are some of my favorite accounts! 

|Golferprep| She has some great outfit post and she is super preppy!

|cmcoving| the author behind southern curls and pearls her instagram is just as great as her blog. Her style is for sure preppy, but with a more trendy twist.

|Thepinkdiary| I have never seen more organization in a tiny square, than in this instagram account. I have no clue how she does it, but I love seeing her pictures pop up.

|Ourtimeorg| This account has to do with political issues dealing with millennials. I would definitely have to say that it is very moderate, but has to do with issues that faces everyone.

|Randomactsofpastel| Do you like pastels? This is the account for you. It is only pastel colors. I wish my whole life looked like this account.

|witanddelight_| This account makes me want to move into the city, like yesterday. This has a little bit of everything and every time a picture pops up I want to move more and more.


Monday, August 25, 2014

Make A Statement

I am all about the statement necklaces. I am not one to wear too many bracelets, and I am always wearing pearl earrings. That just leaves it to necklaces. When it comes to necklaces my motto is, go big or go home. Necklaces can make a plain outfit look new, or more dressed up. I just heard of this awesome program called Rocksbox. It is like a birchbox, but they send you jewelry every month and you can keep it as long as you want and send it back when you want a new one. It is super cool, I would highly recommend to check it out.

These are my current favorite necklaces: Kendra Scott// Etsy// ILY// Loren Hope// Sole Society// Kendra Scott


Sunday, August 24, 2014


It is kind of a habit where I spray perfume on as my daily routine. I do it without thinking everyday, and by everyday I mean yes I wear it without thinking while in uniform. (Is that within regulation?) I am not one for very potent fragrances. I do not want everyone in the room to smell what I am wearing. It is pretty much my personal preference, smell good do good, right?! Also, because my coffee addiction is a real struggle and I drink it throughout the day I try to get a fragrance that will complement that. I have found anything that is acidic does not smell good with coffee.

|Pink Chiffon| This story cracks me up. It was not the perfume, but the lotion. I put it on in a room full of guys asked me what that smell was. When I told them it was my lotion, question after question hit, "Is that bath and body works?", "What is the name of that?" I did not even know that guys knew what bath and body works was. It was hilarious. It smells sweet, but not like a cupcake. I would wear this to work or hanging out on the weekends.

|Pink Sugar| This is liquid sugar essentially. It smells so sweet, kind of a cotton candy smell. I love the smell of this, but it might be over the top sweet. I would wear this while doing homework in the library, or hanging out with my sister because it is her favorite sent.

|Tory Burch| Okay this is a little bit citrus, but it is also so energizing. If I was going to be public speaking this is what I would wear, so I could be as energized as this perfume.

|Laugh with me Lee Lee| Benefit has done it again. Actually this fragrance has been out for a long time. I thought it was discontinued, so I was surprised when I ran into it at ULTA. The packaging makes you want to have a little city apartment and be the next NYC it girl.  I would wear this perfume EVERYWHERE. This is my all time favorite scent. It is a little bit more woodsy, but I would say this is what a cloud would smell like in an ideal world. 

|Miss Dior| This is the only "real" perfume on the list. I feel like everything else is sprays. This is a little more mature for my liking, but I would wear it for  a corporate event, or a job interview.


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Saturday Morning Inspiration

I do not think that I could ever get bored when around my phone or laptop. There is so much on the internet that you can waste your time on that you can always be learning something  new. One of my most favorite things to do whenever I get a minute is listen to talks. I like to see what people have to say and I love to hear about their failures, triumphs, dreams, and ideas. Here are some of my favorites. 
Sheryle Sandberg is THE girl. She is basically the voice of modern feminism, and she is absolutely rocking it. Sandberg is the author of Lean In and COO of Facebook. Her resume is as long a my essie nail polish wishlist. She is slowly, but surely changing the world.

This video is an interesting concept. GoPro has a slew of videos, but this is probably one of my favorites that I have seen recently. Definitely watch until the end and make sure the sound is on.

This video is long, but there is a lot covered. Naval Adm. William H. McRaven, BJ '77, ninth commander of U.S.Special Operations Command speech makes me want to get on my feet and hit the ground running. The best quote is, "What will the world look like when you change it?" It is obvious that he has been through a lot, so he has a great deal of great info.


Friday, August 22, 2014

Put on Your Lip Gloss and Pretend to be Psyched

I can not do any crazy makeup trends. The smokey eye, is not my friend and I think I have wasted enough eyeliner for a lifetime attempting winged eyeliner. However, I have mastered the everyday look. The I have a pound of make up on, but it only looks minimal is what I am now a pro at. These are the favorites that I have stuck with for years. 

|Urban Decay Eye Primer|  I have mentioned this before, but I have no clue how I lived without this at one point in my life.

|CoverGirl LashBlast Mascara| I have tried a million and 5 mascaras and somehow I always come back to this. This mascara works just a good as the luxury brands, but half the cost. 

|Physicians Formula Nude Palette| These colors are perfect for day, but you can also transform it into night. I would not use this palette without a primer though.

|ELF Eyeliner| This stuff is the best eyeliner EVER! It is so dark, it is easy to use, and it stays on all day. The real kicker is, it is only about 3 dollars. 

|Clinique Blushing Nude Lipstick| I got this color for free and since then I have book hooked. It is the perfect berry type color. It is subtle enough that your brother will not call you a clown, but bold enough for your sister to notice.

|Benefit Dallas Bronzer| When I first saw this I thought it was the weirdest color. It is almost a red brown color and it just looks off. When you put it on though it surprisingly looks great. It says it is a bronzer, but I wear it like a blush.

|Clinique Matte Foundation| I have super oily skin, so I always thought I needed a power. Boy was I wrong. This foundation is PERFECT for oily skin. I normally would not pay that much for make up, but this last 3 times longer than anything at the drug store.

|Clinique Superprimer| I guess you can say I am kind of a Clinique fan. One thing I have found out that everything beauty related is all in the primer. I love the texture of this foundation it feels like you are putting on liquid powder, if that makes sense? I use the purple color because my skin has a yellow tint to it.


Thursday, August 21, 2014

How I Organize My Planner

The New School year is coming up, so that means a new planner! I am personally a fan of the Lilly planner (like every other girl in the world). However, the past two years I used the planner that my University gave me (you almost always get one at orientation) This is my first year not being a "Freshman" (transfer student), so I decided to get the Lilly Pulitzer planner. This past year I got the Lux Planner, I thought it looked so professional. This was not the print that I wanted, but they were sold out with the other one. I loved this one though and I am really sad that they do not have it for this school year. If you are getting a new one this is my personal favorite for this year, and this is the one my sister got.

I organize my planner into different parts:

Monthly// This is my favorite view. I can take a glance at what I have that day. I take my class schedules and write down everything that is due that on that date. I write everything in black so it is easy to read, and outline it in a different color so i can visually see what it is.

Fitness and Marathon Training// in the top right hand corner of every date I write how much i need to run that day.(Circled in Blue above) I found this really keeps me on track. Also, in the top left corner because I am doing the 1,000 Burpees in 30 days I write down how many burpees i did that day. (Circled in orange) 

Weekly// I rewrite everything that is due that day or any meetings I have. In the weekly view I put more detail to where the meeting is or what specific assignment is due. I place this at the bottom of the lines. Also depending on the how busy the week is I write my to-do list in this space. 

What are your favorite planner tips?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Basic College Packing List

These college packing list are littering my Pinterest page come August. I see them and there are hundreds of things on the list and half of the things I never used once! I tried to compile a list of just the basics! Hope everyone is a excited as I am to head back to school.

Here is just little reasons why I say to bring XYZ:

|Batteries| You do not want to have to run to the gas station at 3 in the morning the night before finals to run and get batteries for your calculator... yes that did happen to me freshman year.

|To-go Coffee Mugs| Good for taking coffee to class, and pre-gaming. No one will suspect it.

|Extra Phone Charger| Have a changer just to have in your bag at all times. You do not want to be walking home from the library late at night with a dead phone.

|Big Storage Box| I did not even think about this until way late in the game. You can basically clean up your room really fast by throwing everything you own into this last second. 

|Hangers| My freshman year I did not bring or buy any hangers and it was struggle bus central. It cost a couple of bucks at the store, but so worth it.

|Over the Door Hooks| So useful, and you have somewhere to hang your towel.
|Duffle Bags| Great for transporting things to and from your house, but also great for those 
random weekend trips.

|Paper Plates| Seriously no one does dishes and paper plates prevents you from having to do them.

|First Aid Kit| This should include band aids, neosporin, and medications. (Allergy meds, ibuprofen, and pepto bismol. (Pepto Bismol cures hangovers))

|A Suit| There are career fairs ALL THE TIME and you want to look your best.

|Water Pitcher| You do not want to have to walk all the way to the community bathroom in 
the middle of the night or in the middle of an intense study session to go grab water.

|Alarm Clock| But you say, "I have one on my phone". My phone broke TWICE in the last year where I did not have an alarm. Bring one because you may not know when you will need it.

|Three Sets of Sheets| If you do laundry and forget to put your sheets in the dryer and at 1am you realize this you will be happy you have an extra set. Also the dorm get so messy you will want the extra sets.

|Extension Cords| These are so important! I swear they design the dorms to be as unfunctional as possible and there are not nearly as many plugs as you need. 

|Fragrance Plug-in| The single most important thing you can buy for your dorm. As I said before dorms are gross. And having a fragrance plug in will be a total and complete savior. My favorite is lavender vanilla. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

This Week's Favorites

We are more than half way done with August and school is about to start! August has gone by in a blink. I know once school starts back up everything will go back to being slow, but this summer flying by thing is just not fair! These are six of the things that I have been loving this week! I always think that we have invented everything cool and functional, then I turn around and something else that is amazing comes out.

|Kendra Scott Earrings| I wear my pearl earrings every single day. Most of the time I never even take them out. So to switch up my earring game is a big deal. These earring is are so cute and I feel like EVERYONE is wearing them. Plus if I get them in the pearl color it just like wearing pearls!

|Quest Bars| These bars are the absolute best. I am queen of getting hangery (angry because you are hungry) and I just throw one of these in my bag and munch on them. Its basically like eating a candy bar, but very low calories and all the protein you need to not be starving.

|Hickies for Shoes| I have this weird nervous act that when I am about to do a paced run, race, or my PT test I always tie and retie my shoes so they are not too tight or too loose. This can go on for forever until I get the perfect amount of tightness. Everyone thinks its ridiculous, I know its ridiculous, it really is a whole ordeal. That is where Hickies come into play. You use these instead of laces and you can make them as tight or as loose as you need them, and then you do not have to mess around with them again!

|All About That Bass| The song is catchy, but the music video is where it is at. I can not dance one little bit. (Don't feel bad, just because I can not dance does not mean I do not) So I am super jealous of these dance moves. Also, the pastel colors are so fun. This music video is put together so well. On a side note I am not at all a fan of skinny shaming, or really any body shaming OR labeling. That is the only thing I do not like about this song.

|Yogi Berry Detox Tea| I have never been a tea drinker until this tea came along. The caffeine addiction struggle was real this summer.I was in desperate need for an afternoon pick me up that did not make me feel like shrillex was preforming live in my heart. This stuff is the best and actually has a fruity taste. 

|Urban Decay- Eye Primer| This primer can take any sub-par eye shadow and make you feel like you are putting on shimmered butter. Plus I have super oily skin, so even if I am not going to wear eye makeup on any given day I still put this stuff on to keep my eyes protected. Also, I get the sample size and it last for months, I do not think anyone could convert me from the primer.


Monday, August 18, 2014

Easy Lunch

I kind of discovered this when i was out of food at home. I have been seeing pictures of this all over the internet. It is pretty to look at, but I was not expecting it to taste good. It is actually my new favorite lunch!

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Here is the recipe:
1 piece of bread
1/2 of a avocado
Sprinkle of lemon juice
twist of salt and pepper
A Protein 

I think it taste best with a hard boiled egg, but I have also had it with chicken. Enjoy!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Back To School: Backpacks vs Totes

Its that time of year again! I can not even believe that summer break is coming to a close. I do not want to even think about it! With school starting, you know what that means! BACKPACKS! The school year can be a crazy time and any given day I may need to truck around my laptop, school books, gym clothes, a snack, water bottles, and who knows what else. My back pack is like a walking desk. Plus, MSU has one of the largest campuses, so once I am gone for the day I do not come back to my dorm until evening. My backpack seriously need to hold everything. These are some of my favorites for the school year.

Truth be told I love Backpacks, but they do not really look all that great. Tote bags are great because they function just as well as a backpack, but look a little more put together. I feel like tote bag carriers are for people who can easily stop back to their dorms or have a to go from class to an internship. It really just depends on what is going on so i can choose what to carry. For fall semester I usually carry a backpack because I bike to campus, while in the winter I take the bus, so I can carry a tote.



Friday, August 15, 2014

What to do Before You Get to College

What you do right before college is almost as important as what you do during it! You need to make sure everything is squared away before you jump into your new chapter!

- |Research your major| Can you spend the rest of your life in this major? Is there movement to change if you hate it. Research other majors you might want to do as well. (I changed my major 3 times and I still don't know what I want to do) 

-|Clubs| Look at clubs you might want to join and see when they meet.

-|Roommates| If you want to room with someone start looking, or talk to a friend. Also, going in blind is not bad!

-|Orientation| Try to get the earliest date so that you can sign up for classes before anyone else.

-|Walk around| once you have your schedule and before classes actually start know where your classes are.

-|Do Not Buy A Rug| I promise you, you will not be able to find as cheap of a rug as you can find in your college town. Check out Walmart or whatever other local everything type store. Also, you do NOT want to invest in a rug for college. The dorms get so messy, who knows what will be on it at the end of the year.

- |Buy Your Football Tickets| Most schools have their summers to sell the student tickets. As a freshman you NEED to buy these. Seriously this is such a large part of your first year experience and you get to learn the school spirit. 


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Marathon Training Essentials

In an ideal world you would be able to hop right out of bed and be able to run 26 miles no problems, shin splints, or sweat. Unfortunately, what you do before your long distance runs before the race can be almost as important as the training itself. Here are my marathon training essentials. (NOTE: I'm not a doctor or a nutritionist these are just things that worked for me. They are not scientifically proven) 

|PowerBar Energy Blast| I do not think I have tasted anything as good as these during a long run. They come 9 to a pack and depending on the run I may eat all of them. I try to space it out to eat one every 2 to 3 miles. They have protein in them and they are a carb, so great for a run! I get the raspberry one without caffeine. You can get these at Kroger. 

|Good Shoes| This is probably the most important thing you need. Running with run down shoes is the absolute worst thing you could do. Unless of course you are a fan of shin splints. I love my Adidas Clima Cool shoes, they are so light! (Pictured above). Also I know a lot of serious runners LOVE Brooks. (Brooks are on my wish list and I will probably be getting these next).

|Gatorade| I have done zero to no research on if Gatorade even remotely helps you during a run. All I know is that it has electrolytes and that's good if you are sweating a lot. (Not that I sweat while running, this is hypothetical;) ) I am not one to grab a Gatorade on the regular, but during a long run this stuff taste like angel tears. I am actually amazed at how much i can consume of this stuff during a run. 

|Fanny Pack| aka runners belt. This is the best invention ever. Honestly though if I were to do it all over again, I would get a camel back backpack (here). Nonetheless, the fanny pack does come in clutch. I have this one, which I got it at TJ Maxx (was not even looking for one at the time). I think I would get one with 4 water bottles, but this is still doable. It also holds my ID and snacks. Never thought I would say that I love a fanny pack! 

|Band aids| My feet were covered in blisters. Between rucking, marathon training, and wearing high heels, I do not think that my feet will ever be blister free. I bought a bulk pack and I am already half way through!

|Map My Run| I have no clue how people run long distance without this. This tracks everything from your mileage, to pace, and split time. It is a god sent!

|Quest Bars| I do not know about anyone else, but I am constantly hungry while I have been training for a marathon. Quest Bars are so yummy while keeping me full and satisfying any sweets cravings. The cookie dough actually taste like cookie dough! 


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Books! Books! Bah-books! EVERYBODY!

This summer I had little breaks where I had enough time to troll the internet, but not enough time to actually fully emerge myself into a project. Somehow I ended always running into so many book reviews. (Trust me, I do not Google, “book reviews”, but somehow they pop up) It is embarrassing how many books I bought this summer. I mean my family purchased Amazon Prime, so it’s basically the fiscal decision to buy an absurd amount of books, right?

Full disclosure I have the biggest girl crush on Mindy Kaling, so purchasing her book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? was a no brainer. It was a really easy read and I was laughing throughout the whole thing. Kaling’s stories were so relatable and it made you feel as though she was one of your BFFs that you want to invite to brunch next weekend. I bought it and my sister was thumbing through the book. By the next day she read through the whole thing. I think I definitely converted her to a Kaling fan!


Monday, August 11, 2014

Detroit Favorites

There really are not enough words to describe Detroit. Everyone has this horrible image of this mass chaos city, when in actuality Detroit is in my opinion a safe place to work and play. There is SO much to do in Detroit, but here are some of my hidden favorite.  

Small Plates
1521 Broadway St

This would be the american version of tapas. The restaurant was so cute. This would be a fun place to go with your girl friends, not really an ideal place for guys (small portions). I got the chicken and waffles and they were hands down amazing. 

Detroit Institute of Art
5200 Woodward Ave

Located in Midtown the DIA almost always has something going on. I would say it is a standard art museum, but the architecture is so pretty. 

Willys Detroit
441 W Canfield St

This. boutique. is. so. cool. Midtown is apparently where it is at. The place has a ton of unique stuff and it is incredibly different. Rumor has it that one of the Olsen twins was shopping here this summer.  I would describe Willys as straight up Detroit street style. 

Motor City Brewing Works
470 W Canfield St

Definition of a Midtown resturant/pub/brewery (I have no clue what one would call it). I would describe this place as kind of hipster and super trendy. I love how there are so many places in Michigan that brew their own beer. Motor City Brewing Works is almost always crowded. Everyone is so nice and friendly. My favorite part of this place is that you can sample all of the different beers they brew. (The colors are my favorite part) 

Eastern Market
2934 Russell St

Do not even get me started on this place. There are a number of cute little boutiques. There are countless fresh fruits and vegetables. This is where my mom gets all of her flowers for her garden (she will probably kill me for giving away her secret) There is always fresh coffee and you can probably spend hours on hours here. There is for sure something for everybody. 

Astoria Pastry Shop
541 Monroe Ave

I have been to Greek Town a countless number of times, and I never even saw this hole in the wall until recently. I did not know how much I was missing out. The first time I went here the people I was with kind of just slid in, and when I walked in my jaw dropped. Pretty much anything you can think of is served here, and you can not leave this place without gaining a couple of pounds.


Saturday, August 9, 2014

Up North

I have recently come to find the meaning of “Up North”. I don’t know if this is a mid-western thing or just a Michigan thing, but I feel like everyone in Michigan goes up north for the weekends. I have spent most of my weekends heading up to the lake and this is what I have learned. It honestly does not matter what you look like as long as what you are wearing is functional. If you can climb at tree, play volleyball, go water skiing, or simply hang out by the fire. What you are wearing needs to incubus all of this.

|Swimming| Very rarely when I am wearing a bathing suit am I just sitting out. I think just sitting out is such a waste of time and I would rather pay the 25 dollars a month to the tanning salon to get tan in minutes, rather than sit out for hours. That said when I am wear a swim suit I am normally playing volleyball, going water skiing, canoeing, or,  shocking as it is, actually swimming. I don’t need to worry about if everything is staying in place. My favorite suit is this one from target.
Top// Target
Bottoms// Target
 (Active wear bottoms are so much more comfortable I swear)
 Hat// Lauren James
(The hat has a bow on the back!)
Sandals// Chacos

|Hang out during the day| I need an outfit where I can change into a swim suit in the blink of an eye, or one that I can wear my swim suit under. I know I am going to be active in some sort of way. I try to wear something flowy, so I can be comfortable when the sun is beating down. 
Shorts// Lauren James
Croakies// Vineyard Vines
Sandals// Jack Rodgers
Sunglasses// Urban Outfitters

|Night Time| As I get older night time has debatable become more fun. Do not get me wrong, playing volleyball and running around is great, but night is so relaxing. A bonfire is a must and Michigan nights are so cold, so I wear a pair of stretch jeans to stay warm. 

Jeans// Jcrew
Shoes// Gap 
(funny thing about these shoes is that two weeks ago I was just thinking, "why aren't vans in style anymore." They are my new obsession.)


Friday, August 8, 2014

Fall Lilly 2014

I think that the summer Lilly prints are more fun, but I always find myself getting more of the fall collection. These are some of my favorites:

I am such a huge fan of this cut around the neck. I am also really into the whole, more causal formal dresses. I would probably wear this to a more formal wedding, or a black tie event. (Dress)

I pretty much live in 1/4th zips at school, and this sweatshirt is cute enough to make you not feel like a hobo, but comfy enough to just roll out of bed into this and still make it on time to class. (Popover)

This t-shirt dress is cute enough to wear out with friends, or to have Sunday dinner with the fam. (Dress)

I love this dress because it does not scream Lilly Pulitzer, but the accent seam is just a little pop of Lilly. (Dress)

Saturday, August 2, 2014

How to Design an Entry Way

The front hall way is what everyone sees when they first walk in. A front hall should be functional and represent that you have your life (somewhat) together.

|Table| A table is practical in the sense that when you need to throw something down, all of your stuff is not just lying on the floor.

|Mirror| | If you are as narcissistic as I am not have a mirror is NOT an option. If I am running off to a meeting I need to make sure that there is no food stuck in my teeth, or I need to add some last minute touches to my hair.

|CoatRack| I think coat racks are so classy and underrated. I actually do not know anyone with a coat rack, but just imagine walking into someone’s house and not having to throw your coat on the coach. (So great if you live in a place where it snows)

|Orchid| If you are a real boss and can maintain real fresh flowers, by all means please do that. However, if you are a normal human being and can barely keep straight what day trash day is, then having an orchid is the flower for you. You get the same effect of fresh flowers, but you only have to water is once a week with 3 ice cubes. 

|Candle| Walking into a home and it smells nice is one of the most delightful things. My personal favorite candle is the Manly Indulgence named, “Ivy League”. (I liked it so much I bought three at the store.) Also, I could only find these certain candles on ebay.

|Mail Holder| My mail always gets lost in this black whole. Having a mail holder is so convenient and I always know where it is. (Plus, how cute is this monogrammed one from Mackenzie Horan?)

|Shoes|You never know when the fire alarm is going to go off, or if you need to run to the mailbox really fast.

|Purse|If you put your bag in the same place every day you will never have the headache of where you placed it this time. 
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