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The Boyfriend Cardigan

For me, cardigans are wardrobe staple. I especially like the "boyfriend cardigan" and wear my navy blue one all the time with so many different things. The cardigan featured above is the V-Neck LS Boyfriend Cardigan from Forever21 . What's so great about cardigans? They're cheap. They come in a variety of colors. They're comfortable. And most importantly for a college gal... they're oh-so-versatile! Here's how a boyfriend cardigan can serve your needs and enhance your outfit five days a week. (Now, I don't suggest you wear a single piece of clothing for seven days straight... but this just goes to show that the cardigan can work in so many different settings.) Haven't these button-down sweaters come a long way since the days of June Cleaver? ;) ♥Amore

Simple, Savvy, & Clutter-free | Dorm Ditto #4

(The above and below dorms are images that I found on Photobucket... so unfortunately I do not know how to properly credit the source. If the images belong to you or you know who the original source is, please let me know so that I may properly credit them on my blog. Thanks.) Clutter. It's something that seems to suddenly creep up on you when you live in a space. It happens enough in the bedroom. But a dorm is not just a bedroom. Aside from sleeping, dressing, and relaxing (which occur regularly in bedrooms)... throw in studying, watching tv, reading, entertaining, eating, and hanging out. That's what goes down in the dorm. Because dorms are often small and/or shared, you end up with too much to do in too little of a space. Clutter is inevitable it seems. But the above dorms seemed to have defeated the clutter. The first dorm pictured took advantage of the white in the room. Sometimes throwing in too many random colors can overwhelm a small space. A white be

Black, White, Teal, & Flocked | Dorm Ditto #3

(The above and below dorm are images that I found on Photobucket... so unfortunately I do not know how to properly credit the source. If the images belong to you or you know who the original source is, please let me know so that I may properly credit them on my blog. Thanks.) Color & Pattern: The decorator of this dorm stuck to three colors... mostly black and white, with punches of light blue. I absolutely love the pattern of the bedding. There's something about any damask print that draws me to it. The major aspects of the room (bedding, pillows, desk, etc.) all stick to the color scheme... but so do the minor accessories! Did you notice that the squirt bottle and tissue box on the desk are also that pretty teal-ish blue color? Several silver-tinted accessories bring in a bit of sheen. Storage: There are parts of this room that are not seen, such as the closet and other areas where clutter often tends to gather. But from what I can tell, it's quite organiz

Fire Safety

I came across this nifty little image at a website called Safe On Campus . For college students living in dorms and apartments, it's important to be educated on fire safety... one of the most important things being prevention. The above picture illustrates fire hazards in dorm rooms/apartments. Many colleges take the initiative to outlaw things such as incense, candles, extension cords, hot plates, and irons in the dorms... but if the school doesn't or if you're living off campus, it's critical to be aware of fire hazards for the safety of everyone in the building including you! My solutions to the above 6 fire hazards: 1. First of all, don't smoke! It's bad for you. If you're into burning incense because it makes the room smell good, try reed diffusers instead. Reed diffusers (which are flame-free) consist of a bottle of scented oil and several reeds that stick out the top. These things really do fill the room with fragrance! Reed diffusers can

Charming Chairs

Seating is essential to a functional dorm room. A bed can functional doubly as a place to sit and sleep, but I prefer to reserve it for just me to curl up in when nighttime comes. And while futons are a college staple, they're often bulky and heavy to move around the room. (I don't know about you, but I have a habit of changing my furniture around frequently.) So we come to chairs. Chairs can be easily moved around the room to accommodate guests. Here's a round-up of chairs I found for under $300. 1. Calvin Tub Armchair from Potterybarn . 2. Tylosand one-seat section from Ikea . 3. Emmabo rocking chair from Ikea . 4. Karlstad vividly patterned chair from Ikea . 5. Klappsta modern chair from Ikea . 6. Lunna swivel easy chair from Ikea . 7. Skruvska swivel chair from Ikea . 8. Vendome Armchair from Pier1 . 9. Cheetah Chair from Pier1 . 10. Beauvaoir Occasional Chair from Target . 11. Medallion Button Tufted Welted Chair from Target . 12. Pod Cha