Decorati | Bebe for Lampworks - Alice by Lampworks
by Ida Hsiang
Decorating your home is never an easy feat, made even more difficult with all the great styles of decor and furniture designs available these days. It seems once you've found a great sofa set, it's nearly impossible to then find a dining set and bedroom set and china set and the countless other home accessories that will all match each other perfectly. Sometimes, it's enough to make you wanna tear your hair out. An easy solution? How about finding home decor and furniture that are all the same color? Or more accurately, lack of color. Clear accessories for the home, as well as clear furniture and other home accents, are popping up all over the place. Not only will they surely match perfectly with all the other color-less pieces, but the see-thru aesthetic gives the home an ultra modern and futuristic feel. With everything from kitchenware to larger household items available in clear materials, it's easy to give your home a cohesive look and unique style. Plus, cleaning is a snap when you don't have to bust out the heavy vacuum cleaner or steamer and just need a box of Clorox wipes. The only downside? Since these super cool home accents are see-thru, no more stuffing the dirty laundry and other little messes behind the furniture when guests come over!
by Anna Yu
One of the biggest summer wardrobe challenges is how to keep cool with a tank and shorts or a breezy sundress but also have some added visual interest without adding heavy layers. The easy answer to this summer fashion conundrum is to add a scarf! No, I'm not talking about the heavy knits from winter. Instead, I'm thinking about light scarves in silk, cotton, or linens in bright colors that can be tied around the handles of your purse and then wrapped around your neck when it gets chilly at night. With any seasonal accessory, I like to spend as little as possible so I was able to find 10 summer scarves under $25. One of my favorite finds is the Pins and Needles Forest Oblong Scarf from UrbanOutfitters since it's large enough to drape over your shoulders or even use as a impromptu picnic blanket. For something more decorative go for the Brazen Chain Trim Infinity Jersey Scarf for an alternative to a chunky necklace. Take a look at my slideshow to see more scarves fit for summer!