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Idea: Frame Your Posters & Prints with Colored & Patterned Tape!

Not allowed to put even a pushpin hole in your wall?  Dismayed by the look of your posters and prints floating without frames?  I saw this over on Design*Sponge and had to share the wall frame solution with you all!  Use different colored tape and Japanese patterned tape to "frame" the posters and prints you hang with sticky tack.  Seriously, how fabulous does that gallery arrangement look up above?  With a few rolls of tape and a little creativity, you'll have a stylish wall gallery in no time.

Red stripes look lovely around this floral print.

And if you're leaning toward a baroque feel, look no further than this Picture Frame Tape kit I came across.  It gives the illusion of a thick, gaudy, ornate frame.  How perfect would it be to frame graphic prints, typography prints, or classic painting reproductions?  Plus, the way it stands out against a white wall looks truly museum like.  It's currently out of stock on the site where I found it, but I'm sure with a little digging around on the internet you'll be able to track some down. 



DIY Cat Barrier for Under $100 (See-Through, Climb-Proof, and Too-Tall-To-Jump)

ICYMI: I gave up Cotton after deciding that after trying so many things, my two adopted cats Dahlia and Cotton were just never going to get along. Long story short: I missed her. And Cotton's back. And Dahlia's not going anywhere. My heart is big enough to keep trying. And my apartment is big enough that if I need to keep them separated long term (or permanently), it can be done.
I'm going to write-up a separate post about some of the solutions I've tried, how they worked, who they worked on, and what I'll be trying next. But in this post, I wanted to share the main 'piece de resistance' of having both cats in my apartment: an un-climbable, un-jumpable, see-through barrier to separate Cotton and Dahlia.

Aria's Room | Pretty Little Liars Decor

Welcome back for LU's 2nd room in the PLL series!  Today you're getting a glimpse into my favorite room on the show... Aria's room.  Aria Montgomery is the artistic, imaginative, bookworm of the bunch.  So it's no surprise that her room has an artsy, historic, romantic eclecticism atmosphere.  Plus, it's full of books.  My two words for Aria's attic space: Vintage Eclectic.  (Those happen to be my two favorite decorating words... so brace yourself for my soon-to-come swooning.)

Pencil It In | Working the Pencil Skirt into Your Work Attire, Including 25 Examples with Do's and Don'ts

Starting this week, every Wednesday on The Lovely Side will be devoted to wardrobe, hair, and beauty content.  With summer internships right around the corner and interviews for real world jobs looming as well, I thought now would be a good time to delve into the world of office fashion.  
Sarah, a reader, recently emailed me asking about how to style a pencil skirt for her "somewhat casual, somewhat professional workplace full of fashionable co-workers."  She's been lusting after pencil skirts at several stores, but been hesitant to purchase one for fear of looking bad in it and not knowing what to wear with it.