My Favorite Places to Shop for Home Decor

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As some of you may know, I just recently moved into a new apartment. A new apartment, means lots of home decor shopping. I absolutely LOVE home decor shopping but there are so many different places to go to that it can be kind of overwhelming. I wanted to share with you guys some of my favorite shops and items so that you can shop them if you’re looking for some cute home decor!

Anthropologie

Seriously my favorite place to shop. They honestly have THE CUTEST things. If I had an endless amount of cash, which sadly I don’t, I would spend it all at Anthro.

Target

I don’t know how because Target isn’t the most expensive store, but I swear all my money goes there. Their home collection, especially the new Opalhouse one has such amazing pieces.


World Market

If you’re looking for boho chic items, go check out World Market. I’m obsessed with their kitchen items!

West Elm

For a little higher end items, such as furniture or kitchen gear, I really love West Elm. They have such classic items with a modern twist.


Where are your favorite places to shop for home decor? Let me know in the comments below!

Weekend Reading #39

1. Benefits of collagen, something I add to my morning coffee!

2. Meal prep ideas to save time.

3. No Bake Funfetti Cheesecake…yes please.

4. Need to make this salad, it looks so YUM!

5. Travel essentials the pros swear by.

6. One minute self-care rituals by some amazing ladies.

7. Tips for those of us that suffer from insomnia.

8. The restorative power of an all-women getaway weekend. 

9. How to get over that friendship insecurity as an adult.

10. Could you be experiencing a quarter life crisis?

 

Weekend Reading #38

1. 30 things to do at home for free.

2. How long are you contagious for?

3. The best way to ride out turbulence.

4. Who has better prices, Wayfair or Overstock?

5. Healthy food that practically never expire.

6. The best yoga poses for anxiety.

7. This home decor is seriously goals.

8. Kitchen organization hack using this cheap item.

9. Carson Daly opens up about his struggle with anxiety.

10. I want to fly Emirates after reading this!

Birthday Lunch at the Polo Lounge

Top: Zara {similar} // Pants: Frame Denim // Shoes: Sam Edelman c/o Stylst // Bag: Gucci // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Happy Friday everyone! I know I normally post a weekend reading on Fridays, but this week I wanted to switch it up a little bit. Monday was my birthday and so I just wanted to post my outfit from my birthday lunch yesterday! BTW if ya’ll are looking for some comfy heels, these Sam Edelman heels are seriously the most comfortable heels I have ever worn!

First off, I wanted to thank all of my family and friends for celebrating my birthday with me! I’m officially 27 now! I don’t know whether to be excited or terrified LOL. I kicked off my birthday weekend in Charleston with my two good friends. It was my first time in Charleston and I had such a blast! I’ll be doing a post next week about my trip, so stay tuned for that! When I got back from Charleston, I celebrated with my roommates and also my coworkers. My one coworker got me a clay replica of Baguette, and it’s seriously the cutest thing ever! Can’t wait to put it in my new apartment!

This weekend I’m going to be keeping it pretty low key and just hang out with some friends. It’s also Baggy’s birthday on Sunday (she’s turning 3!) so we’ll have a little celebration at home for that. What are you guys up to this weekend?

birthday lunch

Weekend Reading #37

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1. Love advice all women should hear.

2. Easy meals to make for one person.

3. Star Alliance will help you to never miss a connecting flight again.

4. These things will scientifically make you happier.

5. Have dating apps killed romance? (I say yes.)

6. What to eat for stress and anxiety.

7. Target vs. Costco.

8. Secrets from flight attendants.

9. This jewelry line is actually genius!

10. Beautiful and healthy bowls to make this week.

 

Weekend Reading #36

Shirt: Zara // Jeans: American Eagle // Shoes: Boohoo // Earrings: BaubleBar [on sale!!] // Bag: Gucci

1. These coffee bars will make you want one in your home.

2. How to wash your jeans.

3. Housewarming gift ideas.

4. I need to make this Fusilli alla Vodka asap!

5. How Charleston became a world class culinary capital.

6. Stylish ways to organize your shoes.

7. High protein breakfasts for weight loss – might try one of these for dinner tonight!

8. The best healthy places to travel to in 2018.

9. Ben and Jerry’s just launched a lighter, healthier ice cream and I can’t wait to try it!

10. Brilliant tech travel hacks!

 

The Ultimate Breakup Playlist

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Music heals the soul. It really does. As some of you may know, I recently went through a pretty rough breakup. A breakup sucks. Sometimes after a breakup you don’t know what to do or where to turn to in order to feel better. Music for me was a huge savior. It helped to pull me out of some really dark times. Listening to the lyrics of these songs gave me something to relate to. When you’re going through a rough time, sometimes all you need is to know that you are not alone in what you are feeling.

Over the past few months I’ve put together a Spotify playlist of songs. The first two months after my breakup, I probably listened to this playlist everyday on repeat. Now I only listen to it every once in a while. I love each and every single one of these songs because they really describe every post-breakup feeling. From sadness, to anger, to I love you, to I hate you and everything else in between.

This is my ultimate breakup playlist; I’ve Done Love.

 

 

 

Weekend Reading #35

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Dress: Reformation {similar} // Shoes: BCBG {similar} // Bag: Shashi // Earrings: BaubleBar

1. Things one woman wish she did before she turned 30.

2. Questions to ask on a third date to really get to know someone.

3. Why our mental health takes a village.

4. Natural remedies for a stuffy nose.

5. Is napping good for you?

6. Can apple cider vinegar cut sugar cravings?

7. The best places to donate all your stuff.

8. I want everything from this new Zara Home collection!

9. This pink milkshake benefits puppies!

10. When the line between being a good friend and emotional labor get blurry – I can relate to this SO much.

 

Random Act of Kindness Day

We’ve all seen those tv commercials for “random act of kindness”, and every time I see those I get a smile on my face. February 17th is Random Act of Kindness Day and we can all do something to help! As you all know, I have a dog named Baguette (@mydogbaguette). She is the love of my life and I’m obsessed with her. My parents also have two adorable dogs, Mocha and Gizmo (photo above). So it’s safe to say I’m a huge dog lover. I wanted to talk to you guys about two animal organizations that I love to support.

ASPCA – The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is one of my favorite organizations. They do such incredible work to help with animal homelessness and cruelty. When the floods were happening in Texas, the ASPCA was working hard to provide shelter and food to those animals that were left abandoned on the streets. They are also a great resource to go to if you are looking to adopt an animal.

Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation – This is another incredible organization. They focus on helping abused and neglected animals by rehabilitating them as well as helping them find loving homes. They also rescue animals from the Asian Dog Meat Trade and bring them to the US to build a better life for these dogs.

Both of these organizations do such incredible work helping innocent animals get the lives that they deserve. On February 17th, I urge you to take some time out and help one of these organizations. Whether it be by volunteering, fostering, fundraising or even just donating a couple dollars. Any bit of help goes a long way!

You can go here for more information on how to help with ASPCA  and Animal Hope and Wellness. Please take a small part of your day on February 17th to do something to help! You can also help out with whatever organizations that you feel passionate about. For more information on different nonprofit fundraising check out Eventbrite.

 

Shop My Amazon Picks!

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My most used online shopping destination is definitely Amazon. As a Prime member I’m obsessed with how fast I can get things delivered to me. I order everything from Amazon from basic necessities to fun items I probably don’t really need. I was able to put together some of my favorite items on Amazon and I wanted to share them with you guys!

 


Ice rolling is great for when your face is feeling puffy. If I wake up super early or I’ve been crying or ate too much salt, this ice roller works wonders. Plus it just feels amazing on the skin.

 


I’m moving apartments soon and I’ve been looking for new home decor. I love this gold mirror! I think it would be the perfect addition to my new place!

 


My mom swears by this stuff to do laundry! She goes through so many of these.

 


I’m in my mid-(to late ahhh) 20’s, and I started reading this book. It’s super interesting and really makes you think about all the things going on in your life.

 


Aziz always makes me laugh, and this book is not only hilarious but also extremely interesting. It gives a lot of great insight on the modern world of dating.

 


My dog Baguette (aka Baggy) LOVES this stuff. Plus, it’s great to freshen up her breath.

 


Who doesn’t love bacon? Baggy is obsessed with this, and if I was a dog I would be too.

 


I just bought this to help me get organized for my move. Anything that helps keep me organized is a must!

 


This is Amazon’s version of the Silpat mat’s. Once I move, I will definitely be stocking up on these bad boys!

 


I hate when hangers are mismatched. I love these black velvet hangers because they’re thin but also help hold your clothes up.

 


Gua Sha is great for lymphatic drainage. When you want to de-bloat your face, this is a great tool to use!

 


Another one of my organizing items are these OXO containers. They’re perfect to keep your pantry items fresh and organized.

 


I’ve just recently started taking this collagen powder. I haven’t seen results yet because I just started but I’ve heard good things. Will keep you posted!

 


This is Baggy’s go-to food. She loves it!

 


I got this for my parents for Christmas and love using it to watch/stalk the puppies! I also got one for my apartment so I can creep on my dog. LOL

 


Who doesn’t love games? This is a great and hilarious game to play with friends!

 


Fiber is key! And these fiber crackers are great to add into your daily meals. They don’t really taste like much so definitely add things on it like avocado!

 

What do you guys like to get from Amazon? Let me know in the comments below! And you can shop all my Amazon picks here:  https://www.amazon.com/shop/esthercollins