Friday, May 29, 2020

Stoney Clover x Loveshackfancy Customization Ideas



Another day and another Stoney Clover blogpost. What else is new. But, today I am sharing some design inspiration for the Loveshackfancy x Stoney Clover collab! This collaboration is so good you guys. I am loving all the bows and feminine details. Today I am sharing some ideas on how you can customize your LSF pieces. I am particularly obsessed with this woven tote with the cute Loveshackfancy letter! How cute right?

So many cute combinations and I think the LSF patches go great on some of their other bags. So try and mix and match things to create your own unique combo!

Let me know your favorite combination in the comments! 
XOXO 
Miranda 


Monday, May 25, 2020

Sew Cute Home: Closet Office Progress Tour



This post has been asked for quite a bit! Today I wanted to share my progress on my office in my new apartment. Sadly with COVID going on there are a few things I am planning on getting that I just can't get at the moment. I am planning a large IKEA PAK system for the empty wall to complete the "cloffice" feel. But, so many of you wanted to see things ASAP so I am sharing a little progress update! Once the PAK system is in the space I'll finish hanging decor and give a final tour. 



For now I wanted to share what is done! Or at least pretty much done. First up is my desk space. Even not during a pandemic I work from home. So it was important to me to have a space to do work. Normally I work on the couch or something which I know is probably not the best. I've been trying to work at my desk most of the time! I got a comfy chair so it makes it way easier. This desk is from IKEA and I've had it for a while. It is around $100 which is such a good deal. It has a ton of storage and can be customized. You can pick different desk tops and legs based on your preferences. 



If you follow me on Instagram you know I am a planner girl. I love my planners, pens, and stationery. So, as you can see my desk reflects that! I have all of my current and future planners displayed on my desk. The main planners I use are Simplified Planner and Erin Condren planners. 



My pens are very coveted. Ask my co-workers because I get very mad when my pens go missing! I've collected pens for so long. I have a ton of pens from Disney trips, London, and all of my travels. Plus I have a ton of functional pens that I use in my planners and a ton of highlighters of course. I've linked my pen storage and some of my pens below. My Mildliners are probably my favorite highlighter I own! They come in a great set and they are perfect for school or planning. A while back my boyfriend took a trip to Asia and brought me back a TON of pens. So I have all of those displayed and organized as well. 



I ordered some super cute roses from Saaya Rose. They last 365 days so they are a great gift idea or decor option if you want flowers in your space! Plus you can customize the color of the rose and box to make it perfect just for you. My Beauty and the Beast notebook is from the parks. But, I've linked a similar option on ShopDisney. I believe they still have these available in the parks though!  


 

I reuse a lot of decor that I've had for years. But I will do my best to link what I can still find. An example of something I've had is this little picture display rope. It hangs on the wall and comes with cute gold clips to hang photos. Here I used it to display my Disney post card prints. I collected a bunch of little postcards to use as decor during my past few trips. I found a bulk of them at Disneyland!  This helps save money because normally prints at Disney are $100+. Where the postcards are about $5-10 each. I also displayed a cute old Stoney Clover postcard and a card from a local PA shop featuring Jim from The Office! 


I love these pin boards! They were a heart shape bullet board from the Target dollar spot years ago. As you can see they make the perfect pin display board! I have a good chunk of my pins displayed here. Some of my more limited edition pins I have kept with the packaging for safe keeping. But these boards are fun to display the pins from my childhood! Most of the pins on the bottom board I've had for years. 


I've got a lot of stuff, can't you tell? I always see so many bloggers with spotless spaces without any clutter. That just isn't me friends. I have a lot of keepsakes, gifts I've been given, and just memories! Pretty much every knick knack in my space has a story. Naturally I had to stay true to myself and include all of these items in my office! On the left you can see two post cards I framed that I got while I was studying abroad. One is from London and the other is from Paris! I love adding touches like this to a space because it makes it super personal. 



Here is my custom clothing rack! My boyfriend actually made this for me out of pipes. Maybe he can make a tutorial if you guys are interested. But, he assembled everything then painted it white. The nice thing about making your own rack is you can customize the size, height, everything! Plus it is super sturdy, a lot better then some of the other pre made racks. Hey whatever works though! I love having a clothing rack to not only store clothes but display them. I've had a clothing rack in my room since college. Mostly because my dorm rooms never had enough closet space, oops. 



Chuck had to get in on the photoshoot! He sometimes hangs out in here while I work. There is usually always a toy laying around somewhere. 


Another view at my clothing rack. I plan on changing out these clothes seasonally! Right now there are a lot of pinks and bright colors for spring and summer. During Christmas I plan on showcasing tons of cute sparkly holiday dresses! While during fall it will be all of my cozy sweaters and Halloween pieces. That is the one fun thing about having your clothes on display. Even if you don't wear them everyday you can still look at them. 



This lamp is old from Target on top of a really old side table from IKEA! I love re-using old pieces I've had in other spaces. You don't necessarily have to buy all new stuff each time you move. Re-use your stuff and make it new! 



I hope you enjoyed this sneak peak at my office! This is just a first draft if you will so stay tuned for the final product. That will be whenever IKEA decides to open up or I can get a curbside pickup time slot! Until then I am loving my cute little space. Shop more details of my office below. 
XOXO
Miranda 


Friday, May 22, 2020

Tie Dye Round-Up


Tie dye for spring? So not ground breaking but I am so here for it. Legit everyone is going insane for tie dye. I'm not sure who started this trend but it is amazing. I am loving all the rainbow pastel goodness. I've rounded up some cute tie dye styles at all price points. Some are as low as $30! Such a good deal. While others are custom made on Etsy or higher end. I even found a cool tie dye mask because friends don't let friends wear ugly boring masks. 

Are you on board with the tie dye trend? Let me know in the comments! 
XOXO 
Miranda 


Thursday, May 21, 2020

Sale of the Week: Memorial Day Sales


It is memorial day weekend! Just when we thought the sales couldn't get any better, they do. I've listed a ton of sales going on this weekend. I will update this as I find more good deals throughout the weekend! 

CONTAINER STORE | I've gotten so many things from the container store for the new place. I've linked some of my favorites below. A ton of stuff is on sale!
large clear drawer | charcoal bins | multi purpose bins we use them in our pantry | fridge bins | fridge water bottle organizer

MICHAELS CRAFT STORE | Get 20% off select full price items! Great time to stock up on craft supplies for quarantine.
crystal glass seed beads | pastel round beads | coral dye for tie dye | letter and pony bead set | rainbow letter beads

BAUBLEBAR | So many cute jewelry pieces up to 70% off. Lots of great layering bracelets to create your stack!
cute beaded braceletheart rainbow beaded bracelet | blush rhinestone headband 

BLOOMINGDALES | Get an extra 50% off select items + a ton of great markdowns on awesome brands.
Barbour x Alexa Chung jacket | Lele Sadoughi hair bow for $13 | I picked up this purple Lele headband | MZ Wallace tote

AERIE | Buy one get one free swimsuit top and bottoms. Great to stock up for summer. I pretty much only wear Aerie swimsuits now!
biker shorts come in a ton of colors | my go to bra | cute swim suit top

NORDSTROM | Tons of items are currently on sale at Nordstrom.
Loveshackfancy dress |  Lele Sadoughi earrings | MZ Wallace tote | pearl hoops | Superga platform sneakers 

ANN TAYLOR | Extra 60-70% off sale styles + 50-70% off full price items. Such a good sale!
extra 70% off these bow shorts | tortoise shell earrings | cute smocked top 

WAYFAIR | We've gotten most of our furniture for our apartment from Wayfair! They are running a ton of promotions this weekend. Great time to refresh your home now that we are spending some much time there!

SUPERGA | 40% off site wide including Loveshackfancy x Superga sneakers!
the LSF pair I own | purple pastel floral pair | bow platform sneakers | classic white sneakers

REBECCA MINKOFF | Up to 65% off Rebecca Minkoff!
their classic black mini mac is under $100! | love this gold metallic bag 

BOXLUNCH | Get an extra 40% off clearance & 30% off Star Wars items!
Spongebob tee | Frozen tumbler | Haunted Mansion tee | Loungefly camo Mickey backpack | Ariel tee 

RED DRESS | Get up to 50% off in their sale section! So many cute pieces. Free shipping on orders over $75.
Disney tee | white layered dress | rainbow dress | white dress for $25! | red baby doll dress 

*Updated as of 4:20pm 5/22*
Are you shopping over the weekend? Let me know in the comments! 
XOXO 
Miranda 


Wednesday, May 20, 2020

In My Amazon Cart



Currently in my Amazon cart! I've been shopping for a lot of home items plus I am getting into making bracelets. My whole life I've been a crafty person so I love this new bracelet trend. I am working on creating some of my own just for personal use. But, I also love supporting small shops that make bracelets too. 

A home item I am eyeing is this gold towel rack. Our bathrooms don't have a hand towel hooks so I desperately need something like this! Plus it's gold so it fits the aesthetic of course. I've also linked our new black out curtains. They work great and have made a huge difference in our bedroom. Also eyeing these cute pink bins! I'm always looking for new ways to get organized so for sure eyeing that! 

What is in your Amazon cart? Let me know in the comments! 
XOXO 
Miranda 


Monday, May 18, 2020

Stoney Clover Tropical Customization Ideas



Customizing Stoney Clover bags is one of my favorite parts of the brand! You can really create whatever you want. From letters, destinations, to symbols they have it all. I've created a few super cute combinations for you to gain some inspiration for your next SCL purchase. From backpacks, to duffles, to pouches I've created some samples of designs I'd create! 

Currently I am really feeling the ombre monochromatic letters. I created this on the purple acai duffle and the hibiscus clear flat pouch. So cute right? I am kind of obsessed. I am also loving this mango backpack with the rainbow letters! Such a cute combo. 

As always Stoney Clover has great quality and has super cute travel accessories. You can stock up and get excited for your next future trip post quarantine. I think we could all use a little trip after all of this blows over. 

What is your favorite combination? Let me know in the comments! 
XOXO 
Miranda 


Thursday, May 14, 2020

Loveshackfancy x Stoney Clover Lane Launch!


A new Stoney Clover launch is here! This time it is a gorgeous collab with one of my new obsessions Loveshackfancy. They created pretty dainty hand painted prints for this collection. I picked up this super cute backpack with the plane patch and bunny patch. Then a pencil pouch and luggage tag. Are you picking up anything from the collection? You can see more details on the Stoney Clover brand on my recent post Stoney Clover Shopping Guide

Happy shopping! Let me know if you pick up anything in the comments. 
XOXO 
Miranda