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What’s in my travel skincare bag?

What’s in my travel skincare bag?

Traveling has brought me so many amazing experiences, and I’ve been so blessed to experience different cultures with my family. However, packing has always been my pet peeve and I’m still getting the hang of it! Packing clothes will never be my strength, but when […]

How to Energize Your Day, Naturally

How to Energize Your Day, Naturally

Yes, coffee will ALWAYS be my go to morning caffeine burst, however throughout the day I find myself fighting fatigue. I wish I was constantly energized on my own, but when my afternoon Chemistry class comes along I’m constantly having to snap myself out of […]

Spooky Gallery Wall | Ideas and DIY Guide

Spooky Gallery Wall | Ideas and DIY Guide

Creating a cool gallery wall is easier than it looks! I really thought about my aesthetic and my favorite things. I also tried to keep a color scheme of black, white, and red.

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I purchased an Alexander McQueen Calendar when I was in NYC at the Met’s Exhibition of Savage Beauty a couple of years ago. I decided to frame two of the pictures that worked with other elements of my gallery wall. The antler jacket matched my chrome gazelle hook, and the Scottish kilt dress matched the reds and greens in the Phantom of the Opera poster.

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I wanted to leave space in the middle to highlight the smaller pieces, such as the plates and the air plant house. I also liked adding in some phrases in order to break up some of the images.

Fun Fact: The frame that states “Of course, there’s always my way…” is a quote from the beginning of the Haunted Mansion ride, which is my favorite!

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Some of my favorite spooky gallery wall finds under $50:

Smoke Blue Antlers Wall Decor • Pier 1 Imports • $39.98

Asstd National Brand Stratton Home Dcor Black Baroque Mirror • Asstd National Brand • $47

Melody Rose – Skull In Red Crown Side Plate • £21.35

Merci Merci La Lune Art Print • Urban Outfitters • $19–199

Set Of 2 Trigg Small Wall Vases • CB2 • $24.95

Dormify Sketch Skull Print • Dormify • $15–29.99

Preparing for winter when you’re from California…

Preparing for winter when you’re from California…

Originally from Los Angeles, California, I moved to Chicago thinking about how cool it would be to experience a REAL city with REAL subway systems and REAL life on my own. I completely forgot about the different climate part. Buying winter clothes in California was […]

College Fashion Week Chicago

College Fashion Week Chicago

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Last month I had the awesome opportunity to walk in Her Campus‘s College Fashion Week show in Chicago! I basically applied not thinking I would be called back, yet there I was on the morning of the show freaking out about […]