Vintage Chanel Bracelet


Last week I shot a new video about wardrobe basics. I can't wait for you to see the final cut! One of the things that I discussed was having a few signature pieces. Collect some things that are not off-the-rack. I think it's important to have a few pieces of jewelry that are "signature-you." This vintage Chanel bracelet is definitely that kind of piece for me. It's a classic. My husband gave me this for a birthday present several years ago. I love everything about it and have worn it with everything from ripped up jeans to an LBD. It really goes with anything and it absolutely MAKES an outfit. Best of all, it's pretty unique and not a piece that you're going to see on everyone. It's special and personal because it was a gift and it's definitely a part of my wardrobe staples. Stay tuned for the complete video with all my style basics, in about two weeks! 

Happy Monday everyone!

Black and White Bathroom Inspiration

At the red hot minute I'm tumbling down the rabbit hole of black and white. Whilst working on a tile project for a client, my head and heart are dreaming of their beautiful new black and white bathroom. We are more than a month from the install, but I can't help myself, I'm already thinking about shower curtains! Here are a few from Target that have me inspired:


This Threshold Color Block Shower Curtain is simple and classic and would look great in a traditional or retro inspired bath.



The Kassatex Chevron Shower Curtain has a bold geometric pattern that feels fresh and fun.




The Zeno Waterproof Shower Curtain is simple and chic and would make a stunning statement in a bathroom that is primarily white with a few black accents.

Black in white is such a fresh combo for Spring and I like this mixed in with a bright color as well. Why not try a black and white curtain in a bath with white walls? This is a perfect idea for a rental property where you can't paint. Sprinkle in some fuchsia pink or Kelly green for a pop of color and fun!

Currently Crushing: Lighting From Serena and Lilly


At the moment I'm loving all things brass. This Everett Sconce from Serena and Lilly is no exception. I can envision using this in any room of the house. Shown here in a bedroom, I'd also adore this in a bathroom between two mirrors hung over a vanity. I can't wait to have the opportunity to work this into a design project!


This is a timeless take on an old favorite. Brass is definitely making a comeback! If you're looking for a fixture that would work in almost any room in the house, check out 


Bourbon and Boweties


While I was in Atlanta, I couldn't help but notice the beautiful stacks of handmade bracelets that so many of the girls were wearing. In all different sizes, shapes, and colors, these were just the type of unique jewelry that I love. It turns out that they are made by a company called Bourbon and Boweties and that they really are a "Southern thing." I scoured the Atlanta area looking for my perfect stack. Each bracelet is created using beautiful gold wire and artifact-like elements. I purchased one similar to this one made from Mexican coins.



Along with this one made from shotgun shells. I had to have it, and it's probably my favorite!
Then I added a couple with colored stones just to make it fun!

Here are my picks. I'm loving the black and green to be worn separately or all four together.

Here's my stack! I've already worn them a ton and they remind of the Design Bloggers Conference and the beautiful city of Atlanta!

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Mindy Laven


Just a simple mid-western girl with a love for making things lovely. I create inspired, personalized, interiors on a budget. It's a beautiful life! Let me help you decorate it.

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