WEEKEND WEAR / STRIPES WITH LEOPARD
TEN / DREAM CHAIRS FOR YOUR LIVING ROOM

i recently replaced a pair of old, hand-me-down sofas with two new mid-century pieces that i found for an amazing deal. (a really amazing deal). they completely transformed the space and it feels so good! i still need a few more pieces to really tie the room together -- including a new coffee table, rug and tv stand, plus important accessories like pillows and blankets. i'm also toying with the idea of adding a funky accent chair for additional seating and for added interest. i want something that will really stand out. as usual, i started browsing options that are really out of my price range. but what i found was too good not to share: i would do anything to own the floral armchair that is beaded by hand and takes over three months to make. wouldn't you?! it's amazing. 

so yeah, this is basically a slightly impractical list of chair-art:

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TO A NEW YEAR / FIVE FREE WALLPAPERS FOR YOUR PHONE

well, hello again! happy new year, and welcome to a brand new miss prints!

i had a spontaneous itch to revamp the look of this site, AND one random december night everything just came together at once -- including new colors, fonts and a fresh logo. don't you love when that happens!? 

so what's new? i wanted to create a more editorial design that would allow you to find inspiration easier with a more streamlined feel. if you've stopped by miss prints before, you'll notice that the blog is no longer my homepage -- instead i'm showcasing what was hiding in my archives by category. much more fun! you'll find print-happy home decor, runway and outfit lewks right at your fingertips -- my favorite new feature: you can search by your favorite print! i hope to fine tune these categories as i go along, adding more prints, tips, and (my dream!) a print glossary. (it's happening). there's also a new shop page and about me page -- a lot of cool things. this design will continuously evolve, but i'm liking how it's fitting so far.

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one thing i really wanted to create more of are downloads! today i'm sharing five free wallpapers THAT WILL LOOK REAL CUTE ON your phone. PICK FROM SKAL, HERE HERE, CHEERS AND CIN CIN, AND LET ME KNOW YOUR FAVORITE :)

so here's TO A NICE START TO 2018, AND THAT NEW BLOG FEELING.

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GET THESE WALLPAPERS FOR YOUR PHONE!

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NINE / FAUX FUR COATS FOR A COZY FALL
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after a few gross days of humid, sticky weather, we're finally seeing fall-like temperatures here in Boston. and it's about time! i can't wait to start wearing boots, sweaters, and coats (my favorite). almost every year i'll treat myself to a new coat for the season -- since i wear a jacket every day for so many months, i like having a few options to brighten my mood and my mostly all-black winter uniform. this year i'm on the hunt for a cozy faux fur coat to add to the collection. there are so many options it's so hard to pick: do i go with something classic like stripes or leopard? or do i take the plunge and go for something over-the-top?

shop my favorite fuzzy coats from around the interwebs below!

 
 
 

SEPTEMBER FAVORITES

a few of my favorite things from September:

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1. listening to and watching the music video of New York by St. Vincent

2. baking bread. i used this recipe, and this one is on my list to try next

3. the perfect menswear tunic from Zara

4. sheet masks

5. ready for fall with these Madewell mules


KITCHEN ENVY / A CHARMING 1930'S RENO

a little home inspiration for your friday morning, and it's realllly cute.

this charming old-meets-new kitchen is everything you'd ever want in a home. there is a subtle nod to the house's original 1939 Tudor aesthetic, but with modern delights -- like that tiled floor! there's a lot going on, but everything works together seamlessly. from the brass elements to the special details (like an oil painting, and gingham tea towels), this kitchen was curated to perfection. per-fect-tion. 

the emerald green cabinets made me really fall in love with this kitchen. i would have never thought to use dark green for a kitchen cabinet, but i like it so much more than the traditional white or wood. it's a refreshing change.

a close up of this gorgeous floor. and that gorgeous stove.

every kitchen needs a space to display a collection of curated objects, cookbooks, and pretty bowls. i love the idea of adding an oil painting to the mix.

the floating wood shelves add a much needed natural texture in this pattern-happy room, and a place for your eye to rest. i love that the shelves add a warm farmhouse feel, especially when paired with that perfect porcelain sink.

another little nook for dishes and collectables next to a handsome smeg refrigerator -- one appliance that will permanently live in my fictitious dream home (i've been coveting smeg's toaster too). 

 

shop the story below!

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MILLENNIAL PINK / FUZZY SHOES
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happy friday, and happy first day of fall! i'm so glad the weekend is here, and even more excited that it's the start of my favorite season. bring on sweater weather! i've been doing some major window shopping this week, on the hunt for new fall goodies (yess end of summer sales), and found myself oddly drawn to these shearling heels. or should i say, fancy-pink-slipper-pumps. they're weird, right? but i really dig them -- they're practically begging to be worn to an impromptu party...

 

 

dress / shoes / earrings / be my guest tray / champagne glass


RAINBOW STRIPES / ON RAINBOW MOUNTAIN
WHY THIS WORKS / WEARING STRIPES AND PALMS
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today i'm talking about one of my favorite topics: mixing prints! i've gone through years of trial and error and honestly mixing patterns and can be intimidating, especially if you're trying something new. but once i learned what to look for i was mixing prints like a champ -- all you need are a few tricks. so i thought it would be fun to start a new series that really shows why certain pattern combos just work.

this look from @erealouro has a great preppy-california-cool vibe and is super easy to recreate -- chances are you have a stripe top hiding in your closet right now, am i right? i probably have ten (at least), so we're off to a good start. here are a few things i always consider when i mix prints:

why this works / mixing stripes and florals @themissprints

1. stripes are forever and always a neutral and will always go with everything, especially if it's a long-sleeve t-shirt. 

2.  keep your hair and makeup simple.

3. like stripes, florals are very universal and go with most prints. look for a floral pattern with a neutral color background like white, black, or brown so your outfit has a foundation. if it's an especially loud print like these palm pants, the black background will make it feel easier to style -- i know i never think twice about wearing all-black!

4. like makeup and hair, your accessories should somewhat blend in. try accessorizing with natural materials like a round straw bag. you'll achieve an effortless feel that won't compete with all of the patterns going on.

5. there is a hint of orange in the floral pant, which is unexpectedly worn with a pair of creamsicle-colored block sandals rather than something safe like black or brown. don't be afraid of color -- often that solid pop of color really completes the look.

 

 

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