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Orange Couches (Yes, I got one!)

That's right.  I now have a gorgeous, bright orange, retro sofa in my ownership.  I'm sooo excited to find, settle in, and start decorating my own place.  My orange sofa is going to look fabulous with my pair of turquoise chairs.  To get my creative decorating juices flowing, I scavenged Pinterest for all the pretty orange couches I could find and rounded them up right here.  (My couch is at the very bottom!)

Ooooh, this dark tangerine sofa looks lovely with pops of light and hot pink.

Orange stands out in a room full of black, white, and gray.  And isn't that little guy adorable?!

Damask pillows in green, dark pink, and orange dress up this modern orange couch. 

Citrus-y orange and yellow, toned down with some navy blue.

Gahh! Love this orange couch with all the cream and splashes of pink and blue.

This orange couch brings out the golden glow in the portraits hanging above.  (LOVE the pillows!)

The orange hue takes centerstage amid a gray background and eclectic mix of art.

So very vintage right here!  I love the metallic gleam of gold rollers.  

Her apartment is just too, too pretty!  Orange gets glam with pink accents and shiny metallics.

This vintage beauty is gorgeous.  And I love the easy-to-switch-up art display behind it.

*Gasp!*  This is my kind of couch!  I love the baroque legs and bright colors.

Ooooh, crushed velvet.  This dark orange is so pretty with a washed-out teal backdrop.

How could someone not be happy surrounded by all these glorious colors?!

Orange and blue is truly a match made in color combination heaven.  

And now for the moment you've been waiting for... the big reveal of MY COUCH!

Here she is!  Bold orange.  Retro silhouette.  Real vintage.  Gold rollers on the front.  Plush upholstery.

I love how it leans back, too!  Soo comfy!  It's lightweight and easy to move, too.  

So what do you think?  Totally my style, right? ;)  



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.