Lifestyle, Organization

5 Dorm Room Essentials

What do you actually need in a dorm room? This, right here, is the million dollar question. It’s currently being asked by mothers across the country, as they invade Bed Bath and Beyond with mile-long lists in hand. With one year of college under my belt, I have a pretty good notion of what belongs in your room […]

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Lifestyle, Organization

Organization Guide: Desk Drawer

Life is better organized. This is stage one in a new organization series, which spotlights common messy areas. First stop is the notorious desk drawer. An easy catch-all, my drawers often end up looking like hurricane victims. But, with a simple system, we can alleviate those extraneous Post-it notes and iPad chargers. What you need: Container […]

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Lifestyle, Organization

The Anatomy of the Perfect Planner

Finding a good planner is like finding a good bra. The size has to be just right, and it must be aesthetically pleasing. Just because it works for your best friend doesn’t mean you’ll have luck with it, and sales people usually just don’t get it. I’ve had so much luck with the fabulous store Poketo in DTLA. A sanctuary for paper fiends […]

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Lifestyle

Monthly Moodboard: August 2014

Things are getting a little emotional over on my end. This weekend marked one of my last weekends at home before I leave for college, and I’m sad to leave behind my family and friends. Between work, friends, and getting ready for school, I feel like I have no time to catch my breath. In […]

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Lifestyle, Organization

When Sophie Met Muji

America’s eastern citizens have been basking in Muji’s glory for years now. It’s still a shiny new toy to the citizens of Los Angeles, myself included. Muji is in the dictionary under the phrase “one-stop shopping”, offering a plethora of PENS (!), office supplies, clothes (striped shirts !!), kitchenware and MORE (!!!). They offer 1 […]

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Organization

Vanity Fairest

Having a nice area to get ready for the day has always been my favorite part of my room. It’s constantly evolving, but here are some of my current favorite products / organization tips. some current favorites: Malin + Goetz eucalyptus deodorant / Rimmel London x Kate Moss lipstick / NARS Ita Brush where to find […]

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Lifestyle, Organization, Style

6 Pinterest Accounts to Follow, NOW

So much social media, so little time. How does one deem another worthy of a follow? Pinterest is one of my favorite social media platforms, but the amount of material on it can be a little daunting. I’ve assembled some of my favorite pinners in a convenient list for YOU. Note: Each account is linked, so […]

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Lifestyle, Organization

Embrace Efficiency

Finals. AH. Sneaky little tests that asses your knowledge and challenge your sanity. Luckily, I’m still on my “New Year, New Organized Sophie” kick and I’m ready to get to work. NOTE: These tips are not limited to final exam victims! Anyone needing to get some productive work done at home (read: MOM) can follow along. […]

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Organization

Greeting Cards

I’m always looking for simple ways to spruce up a space, and my latest find may be my favorite. My family always exchanges clever cards, with catchy punch lines or cute illustrations. Paper Source, aka the Mecca of all greeting cards, is home to my favorites. And for less than $5, they certainly don’t break […]

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Organization

8 Steps to a Productive Workspace

I’ve been swamped with APs and looming final exams, and feel like I have not left my desk in weeks. Everyone has those weeks where the workload seems endless, so I’ve developed some tips on creating a productive workspace. 1. Lighting  Open your blinds! Often times while wallowing in self-pity with my endless to-do list, […]

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