Thursday, August 29, 2013

Chic and Clean!

6 tips for a chic and tidy desk!

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Whether you’re clocking in from 9-5 or burning the midnight oil studying for midterms, having a chic and tidy workspace will insure that your creativity and productivity are at optimum levels. (Plus, a cluttered desk is no way to impress if you’re gunning for that promotion.) Here are a few of our favorite tricks for decorating your workspace…

1. Clear the Clutter Weekly. Don’t wait for springtime to do all of your desktop cleaning. To keep your desk tidy year-round, spend a few minutes every Friday tossing or filing old papers and putting loose objects where they belong.

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2. Find storage solutions that don’t make you cringe. Desk storage is a necessity, but it doesn’t have to be an eyesore. From file cabinets to bookshelves, look for pieces with both form and function to foster your creative instincts.

 Couture Travel Storage Boxes (Set of 4) - Gilt Home
3. Keep cords out of sight. Nothing will taint your beautiful workspace like a tangle of cords. To keep loose cords at bay, take this tip from Martha Stewart:  Feed cords though a hole drilled in your desk, and mount a surge protector on the underside. Or, if you’d rather manage cords sans any permanent damage to your furniture, use Velcro strips or zip ties to secure them into an organized cluster.

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 4. Pick pretty stationary. Call me old-fashioned, but I'm nothing without my notepads. If you still like to jot things down with good old pens and paper too, invest in chic post its and other pretty paper goods.

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  5. Accessorize. Investing in desk accessories that you actually like is as important as finishing off your outfit with that chic statement necklace or perfect pair of earrings. So if you’ve had your eye on a Lucite paper tray or printed pushpins for a while now, go ahead and indulge in your desktop cravings. Coordinating containers not only look pretty, they’ll help keep you organized, too.

 Operation Organize: 6 Tips for a Chic and Tidy Desk
6. Make an inspiration board. Instead of letting loose papers flutter around your space, keep a board of all the odds and ends that inspire you. A bulletin board is also a great place to pin small details you might otherwise lose like photographs and business cards. And while virtual boards are nice, nothing beats seeing it all in front of you while you work. 


Busy Girl Breakfast

Prepare for the week with omelet muffins

  Good Eats: 3 Busy Girl Breakfasts 

  • muffin pan
  • 6 eggs (beaten and seasoned a pinch of salt and pepper)
  • mix-ins…
       -diced ham
       -bell pepper
       -shredded cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and generously grease the bottoms and sides of your muffin pan to ensure a stick-free removal once the omelets are done baking.
  2. Make sure your eggs are beaten and you’ve added the salt and pepper.
  3. Fill the bottoms of your muffin pan (about 1/3 of each individual tin) with the different mix-ins you chose.
  4. Then fill the tins with your eggs. The omelets will puff up a little when you bake them, so make sure to leave just a tiny bit of space at the top of each tin. Stir each mixture slightly to combine your eggs with the ingredients.
  5. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until you can poke the centers with a knife and it comes out clean (or almost clean).

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Back to College Bags

We women tend to literally tote our entire lives around our bags. There are no limits when it comes to how many items we can pull out of our purses. And if you're going back to college next month, you'd better find that perfect bag that applies to all of your needs. Walking to and from classes all day requires a tote that you can carry a day's worth of textbooks, beauty products and necessities. That said, I've rounded up some of the prettiest and most practical totes I could find, just for your shopping pleasure. 

Michael Michael Kors

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Armani Jeans

Tory Burch


Alexander McQueen