At the beginning of the summer, I had a discussion with a friend of mine over Starbucks regarding personal style. Her style is urban and indie; very much the "style" of tumblr. So basically the epitome of rad.
No matter how much I'd love to have this style, it just isn't me. I have a tendency to drift towards the vintage and classic style, so whenever I attempt to add this hipster vibe to my life, it feels forced. Despite my love for plants, like succulents, I much rather have a bouquet of carnations or peonies. Despite my love for alternative/indie music, my playlist always reverts back to soul and classical. Despite my desire to build a secluded cabin in the woods, I'd prefer to live in a historic British mansion with an expansive garden surrounded by forest. Despite my love for the city, I can envision myself living in the quaint countryside long-term.
I'm the girl who likes clean lines with delicate accents.
I'm the girl who'd love to sit in her garden in the morning enjoying a mocha frappuccino whilst being entranced in a book.
I'm the girl who wants everything to be bright "happy" colours, like yellows and pinks.
I'm the girl who wants everything to be adorned with lace.
I'm the girl who idolizes the poised and graceful Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, and Kate Middleton.
I'm the girl who prefers BBC period pieces and romance stories by Jane Austen over modern-day sitcoms.
I'm the girl who chooses to wear heels instead of sneakers.
I'm the girl who romanticizes everything, who writes down her thoughts in a journal, who swoons over dapper men, who invests in everything with all of her heart.
I am the girliest of girls, but I still manage to have the heart of a hippie.
That being said, we've concluded my personal style is a rustic princess look. Around the time of our conversation, I was getting quite tired of how my bedroom looked. It was very generic and not a place I wanted to been in by choice. My bedroom ended up becoming a project of mine this summer. I went through all of my possessions scattered about and got rid of anything that was irrelevant or that I had no use for. On top of that, I've slowly begun the process of filling my room with furniture and bits and bobs that I'd actually like to have in there. So here are a few additions!!
Bamboo, Cactus, & Succulent
Vintage Alarm Clock
Vintage Magazine Covers
This necklace holder is a super simple DIY. I took a wooden rod and painted it white, put it through my shelf brackets, and hung the necklaces from it. I like the look of it and it's quite convenient, too!