Home sweet home: bookshelf styling and cosy throws

Good morning!

I don’t know about you, but I love starting the day in a clean, organised flat. It makes me feel like I’m setting the tone for the rest of the day – 100% necessary when you have a long, stressful to-do list.

I’ve recently moved into a new flat – on a dreamy cobblestone mews in London (how appropriate for the blog?!) – and home decor and styling has been on my mind. The other week I channeled that energy into my bookshelf.

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I love a mix between new and old, high street and vintage. Some of my items are decades old – from my wooden elephant from India, a present from my dad, to a handmade vase. I love finding gems in markets and charity shops, like my white Vogue prints and candle holder.

Little hints of gold are my weakness, from my Joy pineapple candle to my fab lantern, gifted from my dear friend Hayley! Flowers and greenery are also a must!

As you’ll see, I have a grand total of 12 books (didn’t bring my collection when I moved from the states!) so I’m completely open to recommendations!

I’ve been in my flat for six months now so I’ve been taking my time finding the perfect additions to our new home.

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I love all white everything, with hints of charcoal grey and pastels – mint and light pink are my favourite! I’m also all about FLUFF. The more throws and pillows the better – this tribal pillow was only £5 at Tigre. What a steal! The faux fur throw was a gift that I will be eternally grateful for!

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I’ve discovered that peacock feathers are a cheap and easy way to add a little something extra to any surface – only £2 on Amazon!

What are your favourite go-to home accessories on a budget?

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”  

– William Morris 

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Handmade arm candy may just be my new weakness

We’ve all experienced that immediate obsession with a new dress, handbag or necklace, where you just can’t stop looking at it… that’s the exact situation I’m in and I’m not fighting it. This stunning handmade textured silver bangle with matching ring from Coco Grey Jewellery are the absolute DREAM. We all need a little “TREAT YO SELF” in our lives.

But really, I’m in love.

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Designed and crafted by my dear friend Annie, who started this fab line, the stunning pair are the ultimate dynamic duo. Carefully executed with an immense attention to detail, these classic and sophisticated pieces are the perfect staple accessory for any style.

And to top it off, look at the adorable bags they come in! I may be biased because Annie is one of my favourite gal pals here in London, but a piece from Coco Grey is truly the total package – a perfect prezzie! Believe it or not, Christmas will be here before you know it…

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In addition to sleek, classic items, you’ll find skull necklaces (OBSESSED), oxidised silver, initial necklaces and more! It’s safe to say I want absolutely everything.

I think I’m going to have to add more sparkle to my jewellery collection with more handmade pieces… because who wants to be like everyone else anyway?

McK xxx

Refuse to leave my apartment without my knit head wrap

So the last few weeks I’ve become completely obsessed with knit head wraps. After buying a burgundy knit wrap for a Redksins game last week from Aldo, three more wraps (magically) appeared in my shopping bag just two days later.

If that’s not an obsession, I don’t know what is!

They’re a great way to keep warm and add a little something extra to your winter ensemble, which is completely necessary considering it’s snowing in D.C. right now. My personal favorites have a cute feminine bow on the side.

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Not to mention these winter accessories make wonderful Christmas presents! 🙂 Which one is your favorite?

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