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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Little Luxuries

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post.  I will be compensated for my time and effort.  Although this is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own!

In case I haven't written about it enough, I'm making a huge life change within the next two weeks-- Moving back in with the parents. I feel like the more I talk about, the less I'm dreading it.

Josh and I have some pretty lofty savings goals set for the near future. So while I'm not loving the fact that I have to a) move back into my little sister's old nursery (literally the smallest room in the house) and b) pack everything I own (in less than a week), it'll be worth it!

On another note, it's so hard to NOT shop right now. I'm obviously trying to downsize and save money, but I want everything I don't have room for (new couches, rugs, throw pillows, a claw foot tub--yep it's a must)! I have a storage unit for the big stuff, but y'all, give me all of the pretty things!

I've told myself that IF WHEN I buy anything, it has to be small (think: no more furniture, lamps, etc.) 

Jewelry and flowers don't take up (too) much room, right?
In fact, the only pieces of furniture I'm keeping when I move back in are the essentials: my bed, my bar cart (priorities here people--and I'm already eyeing this print), possibly my desk, and a TV stand/bookshelf.

The Atelier has been on my radar off and on for a few months now and more so now that they just launched their summer collection. They stock one of kind jewelry, stylish stationery (that you can personalize), totes, and décor. These are little luxuries for a stylish life WITHOUT breaking the bank!

Also, all of these things don't take up a lot of space, so I'm ready to buy all of the prints and stock up on my stationery (who wants to be pen pals?)!

Back to their summer collection. Y'all it is to die for! Think laid back with a stylish flair. I've listed a few of my favorites below: (do not disturb, Rosé, #summeruniform, and palm leaf are all very accurate descriptions of my summer so far)

If their summer collection alone doesn't have you sold, their Instagram will convince you! Hello #Instagoals

I can already think of a million things I could use this tote bag for: packing up books to move, going to the farmer's market, going to the library, using it as a workout bag. It's so versatile and bonus points that it's so freaking cute! But really, I've got this bag in my cart and I'm telling myself that I need it to be able to move books and things this weekend-- and so far, this tactic is working.

So while I finish start packing, y'all can use the code BecauseISaidSo10 to get 10% off anything in the shop from now until July 29th!

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  1. Great post and lovely pictures- you had me at stripes and peonies. I'm in love with the stationary on the site you linked. First time stopping by, and I love your blog- it's beautiful!

    1. Thank you! I love just about everything in their collection!

  2. Love reusable totes for just about anything! Downsizing is so refreshing and freeing--good luck with your move! We move next week and I'm trying not to freak! : )


  3. Good luck moving! My boyfriend and I just went over our saving goals for after college. It's kinda scary to think about!
    I love reusable totes! I've been trying to bring them with me everywhere to save money and keep plastic bags out of landfil s! These are adorable !

  4. WHY WHY!! Lol I'm already doing a lot of shopping this week. Now I need to go look.

  5. Such a great bag!
    Trust me, I'd be keeping the bar cart too if I had one. (which I am planning on getting in the near future :P)

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  6. Wishing you good luck moving! I love any cute stationary (that I can get my hands on). Great photos!

  7. I think you are making a very good decision that you won't regret. That claw-foot tub will be your before you know it!

  8. Very smart of you to move in and save!! It sucks when we gotta give up shopping but think of the awesome goals you have and how much shopping u can do when u decided to move out again!

  9. That is such a cute tote bag!! I am trying to save as well but I realize I talk myself into buying a lot of things. I can be quite persuasive. aha. :)

  10. The Atelier has such adorable products. Saving is so hard...I'm right there with you daydreaming about a claw foot tub (:

  11. Aw! I remember the big move back home! It can be difficult at times, but so worth it in the long run, especially when saving so much money!

    xo Ashley

  12. These goodies are so cute!! I can't wait to check out the Atelier!

  13. After I graduated from college, I had to move back in with my parents for a few months. It wasn't the most terrible thing ever, but it was a definite change from doing whatever I wanted to living by their rules again. It was definitely an adjustment. I also totally understand how tough it is to refrain from buying all of the pretty things when you're on a budget. Good luck!

  14. Love all of these pieces/options! You can totally do this. So excited to see where the future takes you!

    The Fashionista's Diary

  15. My man and I go over our budget goals every two weeks and discuss savings goals almost monthly! It's such a good feeling having someone on your side when it comes to saving! I am totally down for being your pen pal- for real! I LOVE snail mail!


  16. Love that photo and the tote is adorable! Don't worry about the little setbacks, just keep saving and I'm sure you'll end up with your dream home! :)

    xx | Steph @ The Lovely Essentials & Jenssen's Designs

  17. I have been looking for a cute and affordable tote EVERYWHERE! Thanks for the discount code :)

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  18. Oh my goodness - props to you for moving back in with your parents to save money! That's so smart but I don't know if I could do it haha. Love the palm print and the "top knot" bag!

    How 2 Wear It []

  19. I kind of secretly wish I could move in with my mom again, I saved so much money! Good luck with the move! Also, this tote is too adorable and I love the endless options Atelier has!

    xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

  20. Great post! Good luck with moving :)

  21. Jeans, t-shirt, top knot. I seriously need that bag. Good luck with moving!

    Alexandra |

  22. I moved home for a year after college too. It makes sense to save up by not paying rent. It's great that you're budgeting now so that it gets you closer to your goals in the future.

  23. I'm loving that stationary and what cute printed totes! Best of luck on your move back home. I did the same thing after college and it was so nice to be able to save that first year!

  24. I'll take one of everything please! lol This summer made it so difficult to save. Best of luck on your move :)

    xoxo, Danielle

  25. These have such cute stuff! I have been trying to cut back on spending this summer but all of the stores have such cute stuff that I might have to go on a small shopping spree soon.

  26. Brad and I moved in with his parents this spring for a about 2 months. It was the best thing for us. We were able to save some money and end up buying a house. It stinks but it'll be worth it in the end. Good luck, girl!

  27. Good luck with the move! And that tote is adorable.

  28. I'm friends with the Atelier's founder's sister! SO gorgeous. And you're right...claw foot tubs just feel kinda necessary. I'm excited to see what's in the works for you and Josh!

    Coming Up Roses

  29. Moving back in with your parents is definitely tough, but just use the discomfort as motivation to get your own place! I love all the items from The Atelier- I'm gonna have to check it out :)