I’ve been feeling a little uninspired in the fashion department lately — wearing professional clothes in the heat of summer is a bummer, and when I get home all I want to do is get into the comfiest (and lightest) outfit possible and park myself in front of our AC. So in an effort to muster up a little more effort, I’m going to try to mix just a tiny bit of prints this week. I like the combination of these quintessential preppy patterns: pink gingham and soft postal stripes, with natural tones of cheetah and tortoiseshell. Spicing up accessories is just enough effort for 90 degree weather, right?

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Photo credit: Shorts, Top

I wrote a few weeks ago of having a bit of decor-boredom after being in the same space for awhile. My solution was to rearrange some art and inject a couple of new pieces to spice things up a bit. I tucked my new Emmakisstina print on my bathroom shelf. And I started a new mini-gallery wall in my bedroom with a graphic record I found on eBay, an old drawing from my high school sketchbooks, and my newest acquisition, a canvas print of one of my instagram photos from a trip to the Museum of Natural History. (The nice folks at easy canvas prints sent this to me to test the instagram printing service!). A few small changes can make a big difference to keep a space feeling fresh — do you rearrange your artwork?

Canvas print C/O Easy Canvas Prints and Signs on the Cheap

I could spend hours looking at all of the invites and stationery on Minted, and I am delighted to find out that they have expanded their offerings to now include a line of art prints. I’m making a little wish list of the prints I want to collect for my apartment — the striped chairs might be my favorite! Which would you choose?

I am absolutely horrible at keeping secrets — so the biggest challenge of wedding planning so far has been keeping wedding details under wraps, both on the blog and with friends and family. I just love talking about weddings so it’s been difficult to stop myself from sharing pictures of my wedding dress with my lovely readers! But I do have on tiny detail that I’m allowing a peek at: a gorgeous print from Scouts Honor Co that we had made to put on our guest book table. When I saw a similar sketch on the Scouts Honor Co blog, I knew it was the perfect for the wedding! (And I couldn’t help but share a picture of the packaging, isn’t it adorable?)

When I posted about the ELLE Decor Modern Life Concept House last week I was on a mission to find the adorable prints featured in the kitchen designed by Grant K. Gibson. They turned up in my search on 20×200 by artist Michelle Vaughan and I had to share them because I think they’d be a darling addition to a dining space — I especially admire the binder clip method of hanging. I’m eying one of each for my own kitchen, though given my adoration for salting, the salty print seems most fitting.

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A few people have emailed me asking where I got the chair prints hanging in my kitchen (seen here). Returning to the etsy shop to share the source, I found some newer hand printed linocuts by the artist Perla Anne that were too gorgeous not to share — I may have to add these two to my collection.

via Perla Anne on Etsy

I got two new prints for my apartment, one for my birthday last month, and the other I spotted online and had to have. I’ve been moving them around and trying to decide where they should live, but this weekend decided my bathroom needed a little artwork love. I was a little more chipper getting read for work on Monday morning looking at them (especially since I was running late and actually had to embrace my messy hair).