If you haven't noticed, readers, I rarely put my hair up. This is because I have a lot of it and it requires no less than 1 hair tie, 2 "mini" claw clips, and 2 regular clips to keep it in place. But, sometimes I have an extra 15 minutes left in the morning that I can spend clamping my hair into place. This was one such morning.
striped sweater, gap
toothpick cords, j.crew [x]
joley flats, j.crew
red scarf, gift
rhinestone ball earrings, kohls
bow clip, gift
I do the stripes-and-red thing pretty often, huh? Oh well. It's a good standby as far as color and pattern combinations go!
And for those of you who had inquired about the rug that you can often see peeking out of the corner in my OOTD pictures, here it is:
This was the Jungle Birds rug from Anthropologie -- or at least, that's what the invoice said it was called. I got it on sale about a month before we moved in August. It fits in wonderfully with the rest of the apartment decor, though it may seem kind of weird in this particular picture. Putting the coffee table on top of it helps to mellow out the crazy print and grass green color, though it still provides a good pop of color to break up the monochromatic couch and wall.
This is my first rug from Anthropologie and it does shed a bit, though it's nothing my vacuum can't handle. I've never owned a "real rug" before, so maybe the shedding is completely normal. It's just something to keep in mind!