Love Want Need // Bikini Mix & Match

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When it comes to mixing & matching on the beach, we’re big fans — and we’re also okay with things getting a little weird. If you wanna play with spots and stripes, you go on with your bad self. The trick with pattern/print play is all about making sure the colors compliment each other, as well as the print proportions. If you’re feeling a little less adventurous, it’s always a safe bet to have a solid bottom and saucy top. This is an awesome way to make your beach-wear stand out, and having a new suit that’s totally custom to your style.

Love // Floral Top (Part of a set, but then you’ll have even more pairing possibilities!) // Black Scalloped Bottoms

Want // Red Seersucker Top // Blue Patterned Seahorses Bottoms

Need // Two-Toned Bandeau // Polka Dot Bottoms

Casual vs Glam // Easter Sunday

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The Easter holiday means a lot of different things to lots of different people. It can be going to church, having a big dinner, hanging out playing games – you name it. This is why we’ve put together 2 completely different outfits for 2 completely different scenarios. These pieces are not only springy, but also easy to mix with each other or with items you already own. Now you can look fresh for the holiday with items that will last!

Casual : White Blouse // Leopard Loafers (on sale!)  // Essie nail color in Romper Room // Boyfriend Jeans // Chandelier Earrings

Glam : Blouse // Crossbody // Slouchy Pants // Lace Wedges // Dainty Bracelet

1 Item, 3 Ways // White Billowy Top

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With the warmer weather (hopefully) right around the corner, we’re looking towards cute billowy tops. They’re perfect for spring layering, and the crisp white matches just about anything. It can easily go from day to night with some playing of accessories. We’re loving this guy for it’s flirty layered detail on the bottom, which can also easily be tucked into skirts.

01. Ray-Ban Aviators // Topshop Fringe Purse // New Balance Sneakers // Gap Boyfriend Jeans // Fossil Watch

02. Topshop Earrings // H&M Jacket // JCrew Factory Clutch // Zara Skinnies // JCrew Espadrilles

03. Asos Clutch // Anthropologie Necklace // Bauble Bar Ring // H&M Patterned Skinnies // Shoemint Wedges

Room Refresh // Eclectic Living Room

If you’re anything like me, every so often the rooms in your pad need a little refreshing. I currently live in a pretty big place with three other ladies, so filling it up has been a bit of a process. This past weekend, we finally decided on teaming up to beautify the place, so we went to Ikea, and had a field day. The trip inspired a new series for G&M on affordable room updates – Room Refresh.

This month’s Room Refresh focuses on living rooms and our first theme is the “Eclectic Collector.” Christa and I are big fans of mixing and matching colors, prints, and textures. When we team up at Goodwill, it’s actually a little frightening for the employees, because we go nuts. The eclectic lady loves jewel tones, mixing organic with industrial, and pattern pattern pattern. In order to keep this all in check, it’s important to balance the looks with plenty of neutrals. Here are some designs to inspire your search:

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These looks are all about finding pieces that speak to you, and just rolling with it. If you’re in the market for a room update and consider yourself a collector of sorts, here are some pieces to kick off your hunt:

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Threshold curtains // succulents // H&M woodgrain box // Threshold pillow // H&M dip dye bowl // West Elm faux fur throw // Ikea lamp shade // Ikea floor lamp // H&M area rug

Do you guys have any particular style for your flat you’d like us to feature? We’d love to hear from you!

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