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I’ve been spending some time thinking about how I want to develop this little blog and what I’d like to really focus on.  When I think about the features that I favor on other blogs, one that I kept coming back to was a “look for less” type series.  Which brings us to Cheap Monday (a phrase for having spent all your money over the weekend, made popular by the Swedish brand of the same name – more so fitting because I oddly get my paychecks every Tuesday, leaving me pinching pennies on Mondays).  So each week I’ll pick one home goods item (nest), one fashion item (dressed), and one fun miscellaneous item (the rest), each of which ring in at under $50.  Cheap never looked so good.

(1. Martha Stewart for Home Depot mirror – high impact for an entryway)
(2. LC Laura Conrad dress – holiday cocktails, brunch, meeting the parents, I could go on)
(3. Leif Salad Serving set – seriously the most fun hostess gift)

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I think the color red gets a bad rap sometimes, pegged for being overly sexy.  I happen to love bright red in a French bookish schoolgirl kinda way.  So this weekend, wear a swipe of red lipstick while you read a favorite book – or skip the sidewalks carrying a red satchel while singing along to Taylor Swift.  It may not be Angelina Jolie in a red dress – but you just might break a few hearts anyway. 

Happy Friday!     

(print; image)
(Coach bag; Taylor Swift ‘Red‘; Vintage clock; Topshop lipstick)

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I think the color red gets a bad rap sometimes, pegged for being overly sexy.  I happen to love bright red in a French bookish schoolgirl kinda way.  So this weekend, wear a swipe of red lipstick while you read a favorite book – or skip the sidewalks carrying a red satchel while singing along to Taylor Swift.  It may not be Angelina Jolie in a red dress – but you just might break a few hearts anyway. 

Happy Friday!     

(print; image)
(Coach bag; Taylor Swift ‘Red‘; Vintage clock; Topshop lipstick)

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Happy November!  After my pumpkin overload (and the fact that we didn’t get even ONE trick or treater last night) I’m welcoming November with open arms.  Slightly cooler temps here in Southern California have me eager to wear a shorts and tights get up, blazer/skirt combo or classic crewneck sweater look.  All of the above (from up and coming New York designer Maggy Frances) get November so right. 

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Happy November!  After my pumpkin overload (and the fact that we didn’t get even ONE trick or treater last night) I’m welcoming November with open arms.  Slightly cooler temps here in Southern California have me eager to wear a shorts and tights get up, blazer/skirt combo or classic crewneck sweater look.  All of the above (from up and coming New York designer Maggy Frances) get November so right. 

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