As I have mentioned on the blog before, I’ve recently started a new job in town. I’ve been there for a month now, and I’m a little ashamed to admit that I have yet to decorate my office. My co-workers have are starting to give me a hard time about it, so I guess it’s time to begin my search for cute things! So, shopping around for office decor and accessories has been taking up some of my time lately, and there is definitely some neat stuff out there – some of which I have compiled in the collage above.
I’ll admit – some of the stuff I love is too expensive for me to purchase myself. Plus, the space I’m in now won’t be my forever office, so it’s not quite worth a hefty investment at this point in life. But, there’s no harm in looking, right?! Like this fabulous gold tray perfect for displaying things like this cute stationary, this fabulous stapler (yes, a stapler can be fabulous – welcome to my world!), and this simple yet chic business card holder. I also can’t get enough of this lamp, which is on the more affordable end of the spectrum. It would add a great pop of color to my space, and I’m considering this one or some similar to it.
Earlier this fall I spent some time looking for an army-style jacket that was a little less military and a little more sophisticated. I think this one from J. Crew is the perfect mix of the “sophisticated military” style I wanted. I found this striped infinity scarf at the same time, and you can’t beat the price – especially for the versatility. Another new purchase that I love are these Kendra Scott bangles. They really add sparkle and texture.
Today I’m showing y’all how to make a Classic Champagne Cocktail. It’s seriously so easy, but one of those easy recipes that will still impress your friends. Based on what I’ve read about this particular recipe, it’s one of the oldest cocktails ever, with recipes dating back to the 1870’s. It’s simple, it’s stood the test of time, and it’s delicious. Here’s how you make it.
All you need is a good bottle of champagne, sugar cubes, bitters, and a lemon.
First, place one sugar cube into your champagne coupe.
Next, sprinkle a couple drops of bitters onto each cube.
Now, pop the champagne!
Then, pour the champagne onto your sugar cube.
Next, take a veggie peeler and peel off a bit of lemon zest for garnish. It will also give you a great citrusy smell with every sip, which is just lovely.
And there you have it! A Classic Champagne Cocktail.
I snagged this cropped, floral print sweater from J. Crew on sale not too long ago. Unfortunately, it sold out before I could get this posted. However, I still wanted to point out a styling tip that’s been really helpful too me during this current crop top craze. And that is – it’s always acceptable to throw on a longer blouse underneath a cropped item. Especially if you’re like me and don’t want to bare too much mid-drift. Remember, make trends work for you, or don’t do them.
I decided to wear my cropped sweater on top of a striped blue button up to mix and match prints a little bit, which I think really finishes out the look. My jeans are Genetic Denim and my flats are Tory Burch (unfortunately the exactly style is older and therefore no longer available, but I really like these and these). The coat I also love. In fact, it’s so nice, I bought it twice – I also own it in last year’s cut in tan. If you’re in the market for a “wear with anything” coat, then this stadium style is for you.