My Favorite Baubles + Office Makeover Sneakpeek!

While I love the idea of putting together head turning outfits on a daily basis, the get-myself-out-the-door-in-10-minutes way of life doesn’t always make room for putting together complicated looks.

I don’t know if it’s the fact that Summer is around the corner, but stocking my closet with cool basics just feels so…right…right now {as we discussed earlier this week right here}. These days I find myself turning to a fool-proof uniform: a crisp button down, torn jeans {yes I jumped on the bandwagon}, topped with a leather jacket when I head out. Weekdays call for heels and weekends for sneakers {but I tend to go barefoot when we’re in the office!}. I keep the look interesting day to day by swapping out my accessories! That’s why I was so excited to be asked to be one of five bloggers to take over BaubleBar to showcase our favorite pieces from their spring collection. Having a collection of trendy pieces is the perfect way to update a wardrobe built on basics. I gladly took on the “challenge!

 

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This look epitomizes everything I’m loving these days; boyfriend jeanstees and slip-ons. But do check out my BaubleBar wishlist on Shopstyle - even a romper for Greece made the cut, along with my favorite fashion jewelry pieces of course!

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get the look: Mark and Graham Oxford // Zara denim // Crystal Nail Ring // Round Crystal Pendant // Gold Double Cage Ring // Willow Infinity Ring

In my look above I’m also rocking the Buried Bauble of the day. Don’t know what that is? BaubleBar offers Buried Baubles – for just $10! Today only you can find my Buried Bauble hidden in my ShopsStyle collection! Here’s a little hint to help you uncover it: This type of DISC will never go out of style.

You actually have the chance to snag a Buried Bauble every day this week! Be sure to head back to the site everyday to add to your accessories arsenal without breaking the bank. While you’re there, don’t forget to enter the BaubleBar and French Connection Sweepstakes (4/28-5/11) for a chance to win a prize valued at $5,000!

 

original photography for apartment 34 by Ashley Batz // styling by Apartment 34

This post is in partnership with ShopStyle. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting posts that keep Apartment 34′s doors open.

Sunny Spring Inspiration!

The infectious smile on Garance’s face below says it all: Springtime is here and the promise of sunnier days are upon us. After falling in love with Garance’s light lemon coat there is no denying that we’re warming up to the idea of adding pops of color to your home or wardrobe in celebration of the new season. And no color has us more electrified than striking yellow!

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Now, you only need a small dose of yellow to make a major statement. A buttery yellow is just the right amount of color to cheer up a neutral outfit and a jolt of the hue on a pillow {or on a ceiling, hello!} brings a burst of energy to your space like no other color can. It’s just the color that we think of when Spring springs to mind. Each of the yellow picks below are most certainly makin’ us smile!

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get your shop on: pillow // pants // makeup // sunglasses // book //  candle // pumps // chair 

 

Those silk floral jogger pants are purrrr-fect for Spring, especially paired with those amazing sherbet yellow pumps! Yes, please, I could work with that. What do you think of yellow? Is it a go? Or are you pumpin’ your brakes screaming red light?!

 

image 1 via Muuto // 2 via Yvonne Kone // photography by Line Klein // 3 via Elle Decor Italia // 4 via A Love is Blind // 5 via Hanne Fuglbjerg

Blogs We Loved This Month

Is it that time again? Wow- February, you sure do make a lady feel old, passing time so quickly like that. It’s the one month of the year that you almost always feel like you’re racing against the clock. Despite being gone in lightening speed, there was no way we could have made it out of those brutally fast 28 days without a little escape in the blogosphere with the help of the blogs we loved this month!

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Beeldsteil, loosely translated into “photography and styling”, is an incredibly sleek and gorgeous blog mainly focused around great design and interiors, started by interiors stylist and Dutch photographer, Wendy. You’ll find Scandinavian style designs that are to die for {like that copper pendant!} and beautiful detail shots of Wendy’s home. Our favorites, thought, are her instagram roundups- this girl captures the most amazing shots on her iPhone! You just have to check it out for yourself.

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Anouk is the editor in chief of CreatorsofDesire.com, and while we love what she does for her “day job”, we’re ob-sessed with her personal blog simply titled, Anouk Yve. First of all, the woman has the most incredible curly hair- it’s wildly untamed and perfect at the same time. Thought that may be her signature definer, her style holds it’s weight in gold. Chic to the max, we’d wear everything she puts on!

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Flourishing Foodie is a food blog {obviously!} that you may already be familiar with, but it’s always a good one to be reminded to come back to. We love how approachable the recipes are {founder, Heather, blames her easy way of cooking on her “laziness” and love for ingredients in their most natural state!} – even the photography and styling isn’t at all intimidating. There are generally two types of food blogs- ones you visit just to see beautiful imagery and others you visit to actually find something for dinner tomorrow night. Believe us, you’ll want to cook straight from this one and that’s why we love it!

oracle-fox

Oracle Fox is a fashion blog hailing from Queensland. One of the reasons we love it so much is the mix of great personal style posts with high fashion editorials from the likes of Vogue and Elle, mixed with inspirational and seductive photography as well as great product roundups- a balanced fashion blog is often rare to find. Just when you’ve decided to leave the page, she hits you with an outfit, paired to perfection with the most unexpected twists, and you just have to see more! Bet you’ve never seen a button down shirt with athletic sweat shorts before- so good.

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I’m Breanna Rose is a gem in our world. She has mastered the way to talk with her readers through relatable story telling and thought provoking writing. Not only are her writing skills impeccable, but she also has a background in graphic design and is an art director by day a.k.a. everything she does is beautiful. You’ll fall in love with Bre and her freelance advice she openly shares, her stories of Portaland and most of all her witty and charming personality!

What’s the one blog you stumbled upon this month that you’ve now added to your daily reads? We’d love to know what you’re reading!

Looking for more inspiration around the web? Check out more blogs we love here!