IPLEADTHEDESIGN: GALLERY WALL GOALS.

Hello Everyone! Happy Friday.  Hope your week is going well.

Another ipleadthedesign post today and the theme is gallery walls.  In my opinion gallery walls are one of the most customizable aspects in a home or space and they show of the personality or life story of the person displaying the pictures.  With gallery walls there are endless possibilities! You can use prints, paintings, photography, etc.  They are also great ways to personalize a space that is temporary to make it feel more like home and are great conversation starters.  An amazing online shop which I’m sure everyone has heard of,  Society 6 is a great place to shop for amazing prints, pictures, and paintings while supporting artists at the same time by buying their art.  I’ve put together 3 gallery wall themes that can be used as inspo if you’re looking to create a gallery wall of your own.  I know I want to make my own very soon!

As usual all links will be below! Hope you enjoy and have a fantastic weekend!

Palm Tree Print

Ocean Print

Pineapple Print

Bike Print

 

Ink Lips Print

Floral Girl Print

Moon Phase Print

‘F*ck’ Print

 

‘Enjoy Life Eat Cake’ Print

Donut Cactus Print

Ice Cream Print

Pineapple Print

 

*NOT A SPONSORED POST*

SEQUIN JACKET.

Here we go again with another style post!  Featuring one of my most favorite purchases, this sequin lips jacket from Shein.

Shein is usually hit or miss for me, but the quality of this jacket is pretty dang good.  Nothing negative to say about it.

As usual all links will be below and I hope you have a great week.  Happy Monday!

 

Jacket: Shein

Sunnies: Aerie / Similar here

Jeans: Levi’s / Similar here

Shoes: Steve Madden / Similar here

 

IPLEADTHEDESIGN: MID CENTURY BOHO.

Hello everyone and Happy Friday!

I hope you all had a great week.  Mine has been pretty chill just working and coming up with some more blog content. When I was thinking about creating my blog, I always thought it would be strictly fashion, nothing else.  Fashion doesn’t fully represent me as a person and it’s not my only passion.  Just to give a little insight into my life and my background, I’ve always been into interior design, it’s my first love and passion.  I actually graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from UNC Greensboro in 2015 and worked as a visual merchandiser for Value City Furniture my first year after college.  So coming from an interior design background, I thought I’d start posting more interior related posts.  I want this blog to be representative of who I am and show more of my passions.

Now onto the post….  Another thing about me is that I love mid century modern design.  For those who don’t know mid century modern is an era of design that is focused on the mid 20th century.  It became a design movement that included furniture, architecture and even graphic design.  My favorite designers that were truly iconic for mid century modern furniture and architecture are Charles and Ray Eames.  Everything about MCM is absolutely amazing from the colors to the textures.  I find it very versatile as well as MCM pieces can be seen in alot of design scenarios to add a retro touch to any space.

My favorite combo would have to be something I like to call Mid Century Boho.  Simply means mixing MCM with pieces that are more boho inspired like I’ve done here.  I have the modern pieces: the sofa, accent chair and console table and countered it wih more boho pieces: the copper side tables, macrame/concrete planter and tassled rug.

I hope you all enjoy this post and I’m excited about the new direction my blog is taking, and I’m ready to see where it goes.  Have a fantastic weekend!

*all links are below*

Sofa: Article

Pillows: Kohl’s & Selfridges

Side Tables: Target

Table Lamps: Target

Accent Chair: Kirklands

Console Table: Crowdy House

Coffee Table: Target

Rug: Domino

Macrame/Concrete Hanging Planter: Etsy

MOTHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE 2017.

Good Morning all and Happy Friday!

Anyone excited for Mother’s Day this year?!  I know I am!   Of course we should all show love for our mothers everyday of the year, but this holiday is a great time to show them how extra special they are.  Mother’s Days is just around the corner and I’m still contemplating on what to give my mom.  I’ve always found it easier to shop for her than my dad, but sometimes I have no clue what to get her as a gift… like this year!  I’ve put together a guide of a few items that would be great to give as a gift.  They’re all not super expensive either so you won’t break the bank which is always a plus.  If you can’t find the perfect gift, remember you can always make something.  DIY gifts are some of the best presents to receive.  It’s the thought that counts right?

As usual all links will be below.

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

  1. World Market Green Crochet Hobo Bag
  2. World Market Gold Wire Cuff Bracelet
  3. White Barn Pinapple Mango Candle
  4. ‘Mom’ Yellow Bath Bomb
  5. Fitbit Alta HR Wireless Heart Rate and Fitness Tracker
  6. S’well Turquoise Blue Stainless Steel Water Bottle

ZARA STATEMENT JACKETS.

 

Happy Monday everyone!

Lately I’ve really been into statement jackets for the Spring.  They always elevate an outfit, make you stand out and look super cool! This season Zara has come out with a great selection of statement jackets that are on trend and they have everything from parkas to bomber jackets.  I’ve selected 6 jackets that I thought would work into most wardrobes and take any outfit to next level of awesome!

 I hope you all enjoy this post as well as your week.

xoxo


 

  1. Flowing Jacket with Ruffled Sleeves
  2. Oversized Printed Bomber Jacket
  3. Ruffled Denim Jacket
  4. Jacket with Frilled Sleeves
  5. Leather Effect Jacket
  6. Embroidered Velvet Bomber Jacket

TEMPTING TRENDS: MULES + SLIDES.

 

Hello everyone! Welcome to another segment of  Tempting Trends, where I choose five items within a current trend that I personally love.  This time it’s mules and slides.  I’m loving this trend so much, it first started out with those Gucci loafers everyone loved…. and hated so much.  Since then the trend has grown and includes a more wide variety of styles for everyone, from casual and comfy to athletic.

I chose 5 styles that I personally love from the store DSW (Designer Shoe Warehouse)!  I can’t express how much I love this place.  No matter what you are looking for, DSW is most likely going to have it and bonus…the prices are AMAZING!  You get designer shoes at non designer prices, which I’m down for since I’m ballin’ on a budget.  If you don’t have a DSW near you, you can shop online.  If you do have one near you make sure you definately check it out if you haven’t….ps….their clearance section is the bomb!!  I’ve always found something great in clearance.

As usual all links will be below.  Hope you all have a great weekend!

xoxo

Aldo Resplandina Sandal

Tommy Hilfiger Slide Slip-On Sneaker

Steve Madden Nando Mule

Franco Sarto Sela Mule  *fun fact*-Franco Sarto shoes are the most comfy shoes I own, so if you don’t have a pair…get some!

Birkenstock Essentials Madrid EVA Flat Sandal *fun fact* – I have this pair in black , so comfy and go with almost anything!

 

**NOTE: THIS IS NOT A SPONSORED POST! I JUST REALLY LOVE DSW!**

THRASHER.

Hello Everyone! Hope you all are well.  Sorry this post is a day late, but we had some technical difficulties getting the pics uploaded, but we’re back on track now.  Anyways, I’m so excited that it’s finally starting to get warmer! The only thing is sometimes it feels like these days the weather jumps from Winter to Summer and we don’t get enough of those cooler Spring days.  I guess I shouldn’t complain… as long as I get to bring out my Spring wardrobe. This day was so nice, and I wanted a chance to style this cool Thrasher tee I got from a friend since he didn’t want it.  It’s a mens XL but I tried to make it work by tying the front in a knot to define my waistline.  I threw on my white sneakers and highwaisted jeans and this look was good to go!

Hope you all enjoy your week,

xoxo

 

 

Tee: Thrasher (from my friend – mens XL)

Glasses: Urban Outfitters

Jeans: Madewell

Sneakers: Puma or here

 

COACHELLA LOOKS 2017.

Happy Friday everyone!  I’ve never been to a music festival and I’m dying to go to Coachella one day!  Pulling pieces from Topshop, Zara, H&M, Boohoo, and Dolls Kill, I put together 4 looks that would be perfect for a music festival.  Two edgy looks for the girls who wanna look cool and badass and 2 looks for the girly girls.  I hope you enjoy my picks!

        xoxo

 

LOOK 1

Topshop Crochet Detailed Body

Topshop MOTO Silver Coated Mini Skirt

Topshop MONTY Wire Brow Round Sunglasses

H&M Star Choker

Topshop Fishnet Ankle Sock

Boohoo Robyn Patent Lace Up Hiker Boot

 

LOOK 2

Topshop Metallic Hooded Windbreaker Jacket

Topshop Flat Lens Round Sunglasses

Topshop MOTO KIRI Bleach Shorts

Dolls Kill Silver Dusk Till Dawn Thigh-High Boots

Festival Fever Iphone 6/6+ Case

 

 

 

LOOK 1

H&M Graphic t-shirt

H&M Star-Shaped Hoop Earrings

Fraiser Sterling Valley Choker

Topshop MOTO Coated High Waisted Skirt

Topshop WHISPER Wedges

Topshop Lightweight Parka

LOOK 2

H&M Off-the-Shoulder Top(ON SALE)

Topshop ALLY Aviator Sunglasses 

H&M Denim Skirt

Zara Mini Fabric Backpack

Zara Flat Beaded Slides