The two shelves featured are supposed to be corner shelves that stack on top of each other, hence the odd shape to them. Creativity came into place as I decided where they should go, knowing I would deviate from the instructions. I decided to place them next to the rolling rack of clothes.
The aesthetic in my room is very name brand oriented with hues of blacks, golds, and pinks. I decided that I wanted to display some clothing tags in a symmetrical form. I have featured Versace, Tory Burch, Rachel Zoe, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Joie, Phillip Lim 3.1, Valentino, and Gucci. Working at Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, as well as pursuing around some sample sales in New York is how I have been able to get these pieces at a discount. To finish off the display I added a polaroid of myself in Soho walking past Chanel. Although walking in there I couldn’t fathom spending that much on a college budget, I always look back at that photo as study motivation. Someday working my way up the corporate ladder, those items will be in my possession.
As for the NY letters, these light up and were purchased at Target. I also have some pops of Kate Spade with the gold monogram necklace, and the stainless steel flask. The rose gold look of Viktor and Rolf’s Flowerbomb complements the Kate Spade necklace, and the light pink flower. This also contrasts against the black Saks Fifth Avenue pin, and Valentino card. The tall jar is also from Target. I took off the cork top to it, and filled it up with pink gumballs on the bottom, and various straws to fill the vase. The Chanel image sits below and completes the display. The image was purchased off of Amazon.
Get creative! Use random items around your room to put on display. I love to change my displays every few months to keep things fresh, and incorporating any new items I may have purchased.
I love my rolling rack. Although I do have my own closet, it just is not enough. This rack serves not only as an additional piece of my closet, but it also adds to the personal aesthetic of my room. I can show off some designer pieces, as well as some pops of color. (Because we all know that 90% of the women out there have a closet consisting of black, white, and grey) so it is a must to show the color! This is my "college chic" aka college on a budget decor.
THE STRUGGLE: This one is from Target, and it has collapsed multiple times.
Throughout my four years of college this is the first time that I not only have my own room, but do not have a bunk bed as well! AKA time to decorate without any dissagreements. I love black and white as well as gold accents. A few white details of the curtains and shelves, along with my monogram add some personality to the walls.
1. Lots of Pillows
2. Fur throws
3. Some Designer
Why purchase a book that you would never read? These five books are not only cute on a side table, but also have great insight and passion throughout every page.
The Teen Vouge Handbook i've had for years, and really was what sparked my interest in fashion at a young age. It explains the ins and outs of fashion from different job titles, to modeling, and photography.
#GirlBoss is hands down a book I loved and finished in less than two days. There are lists out there of people's hard times before they truly made it in the fashion world, but this one tops most. Sophia Amoruso went from being a poor hitch hiker, to a Ebay extraordinaire, to the founder of a $280M company. I won't fill you in with anything else so that you are forced to pick up the book yourself.
Louis Vuitton Fashion Photography is a great staple item. Every coffee table needs that one larger heavy set book. As part of LVMH, Louis Vuitton is an icon to the entire fashion community. From Haute Couture to Ready to Wear, they do it all, and have been on top since 1854. This book is great for inspiration! Hundreds and hundreds of pages of amazing ideas and products graze these pages.
The Career Code was written by the bloggers of the WHO WHAT WEAR blog, and tell their story of how they got to where they are today,k and how that led the two women to meet years ago. Their success is only something we can dream of, and they don't hide any secrets when it comes to career advice. Their clothing line at Target is definitely dangerous on the wallet as well, but it's a must.
THE FASHION BOOK is a classic. It comes in different sizes, but the mini pocket size was just too darling to pass up. It showcases the people who created, inspired, and continue to inspire the fashion world. Try reading a page a day to broaden your fashion knowledge! Karl and Coco Chanel approve.
A pop of Vouge will never fail you. Black & white sophistication at its finest.
Why keep your nail polish in a bag in closet or a drawer, when you can style it to have your own mini nail salon! I personally am a fan of either black or a very dark wood when it comes to furniture. Therefore I found this great black nail polish holder on Amazon! It's lightweight, easy to hang, and gives off a sleek look. I even added some of my fav MAC lipsticks for easy access as well!