An office space is a place of work and productivity (that is if you are feeling inspired, not having a case of the monday’s, are in a focused mood, and feel like working). But, it also has to be a place that makes you feel inspired and productive. Unfortunately, your office decor can’t FORCE you to get your work done, but the right environment can help. When it comes to the corporate world, unfortunately most corporate office designs don’t inspire productivity or a sense of productivity (unless you work at the startup de jour, and get free dry-cleaning, swag bags for the weekend, ambiguous working hours, and bikes to ride down the hall on). For the most part, the corporate world of office design is dull, plain and boring and they can make both employees and visitors feel like they’d rather be basically anywhere else. And as much as we would like to pretend that office design doesn’t play a part in what sort of work gets pumped out of it, the design of an office is often considered as part of what can make a business a success both in productivity and creativity. So in the name of “mondays” I’ve pulled together a list of some of the must have’s in every office, whether that be for your own home office or for the 9-5 you go to everyday, and of course some inspiration to go along with it.
Summer Friday’s have official begun at work for me (well this Friday at least – fingers crossed it is the first of many), which means more time to enjoy the weekend, and more importantly, the weekend sales that are happening. And although I will not begin to call myself a “FASHUN blogger”, I will admit to a love a shopping and an even greater love of shopping while everything is on sale. So in celebration of that and the weekend, I have rounded up 21 of my favorite finds from Forever21 (see what I did there) because they are having a massive sale this weekend and everything is an additional 20% off with the code: SUMMER20. AND… they finally figured out their return system and now allow online returns (unlike they do in their store). So no more wondering if it is going to fit and then taking the gamble of having to deal with a massive store credit when nothing works out. So buy away, and return away. (Just be sure to do it before 06/18, as that is when the promo ends)
Cheers to the weekend, cheers to being a maxxinista, and cheers to dressing to impress.
It has been a long week and we aren’t even to Friday yet…. not to mention I am on day 4 of being under the weather and completely congested, so it hasn’t been my best of weeks – obviously. ‘WOE.IS.ME’ I know. And although I have two tissues stuffed up my nose right now I am trying to put on a happy face and think positive by focusing on brighter, happier, more open, and much more comfortable spaces to be in rather than stuffed up on the couch to keep me going through these last few days until I can kick whatever I have managed to harbor in my nasal cavity for the last week. Hence the inspiration for this post.
Just when you thought IKEA had the best new collection of all time (here is proof), H&M goes and styles a new collection of theirs and all the sudden you need just about everything. The neutrals, kinfolky, casual-cali look is definitely having a moment right now. But their new collection of simple pieces is so well done that all the pieces can transition from season to season and work with every single style. Basics will ALWAYS be in style, and I love the way they have done theirs. And TBH the most important part of this post/relization – I am glad that being basic has finally become a good thing.
A home with a small footprint or square footage can be extremely “quaint” as they like to call it these days, but it can also be a total nightmare when it comes to finding enough storage space for all of your stuff. In an ideal world, we would all live that minimal lifestyle and really only keep the things that we use on a daily basis a la “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” but if you are anything like me – then you have a hard time letting go of things, whether that be clothing, magazine cutouts, playbills, shoes (ugh shoes), or anything else that seems to fill your space up.