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Review: How Doze Mattresses Revolutionized the Way I Sleep (No Joke)

This simple trick will help you sleep better starting tonight!
I’m a college student in my early twenties and just starting to make a life for myself, so when my fiancee and I finally found an apartment we loved, we didn’t have much of a budget for furnishings and decor. Much of our furniture has been loaned to us from family members, including our well-loved, lumpy and misshapen pillow top mattress. So I jumped at the chance to review a Doze bed, which was designed with college students and recent post-grads in mind, but I was extremely skeptical of the hype surrounding the product.

The Look for Less: Agate Shadow Box Art

Agate makes beautiful framed art.


A mini trend I've noticed in home decor lately is agate, whether it's an agate slice atop a jewelry box, agate at the center of a starburst, or framed agate wall art as I've rounded up here. I've spotted these pieces - which can look earthy and refined or midcentury glam - at Target, T.J.Maxx, Marshalls and Homegoods. The best part is these designs look high end but carry a budget friendly pricetag! The wall art here is under $15, making it a stylish and affordable addition to your home.

Hang them up solo or as part of a striking gallery wall....

Agate makes beautiful framed art.

SPLURGE: Pink Agate Shadowbox, $298 at Adorn Refined Living & Decor (also in blue)

SAVE: Agate Shadowbox, $13.49 at (also in pink)

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Throwback Thursday: Sienna Miller's Military Jacket Look for Less + Shopbop Event of the Season Sale

Sienna Miller wears a beige peacoat, gray jeans and buckle ankle boots while walking her dog.
Today we're going back in time to 2009 when Sienna Miller was a streetstyle star and layered monochrome looks ruled for fall. It seems like everything and nothing has changed in these past seven years! Her cozy casual look is just as chic today, which is why we've recreated it with a tan peacoat, gray jeans and buckle detail ankle boots. You can even mimic her layered pullover look with a lace-hem top from Chicwish, the perfect feminine foil to the militaristic jacket. Finish the look with a gorgeous burgundy bag - a splurge item you can save big on during the Shopbop Event of the Season'll carry it for seasons to come.

Sienna Miller wears a beige peacoat, gray jeans and buckle ankle boots while walking her dog.

Shop the Look for Less:

Marks and Spencer Peacoat, $76 (or try this one at Old Navy, or this coat at Banana Republic #swoon) // ZAC Zac Posen Handbag, $295 at (use promo code MAINEVENT16 to save) // H&M Girlfriend Jeans, $19.99 // ASOS Ankle Boots, $68 // Chicwish Layered Lace Sweater, $51 // Vince Camuto Sunglasses, $25 // Essie Really Red, $9

Sale alert: The Shopbop Event of The Season Sale is here! Spend up to $500, get 25% off order. Spend more than $500, get 30% off order. I've seen other bloggers place group orders with friends to take advantage of the greatest savings for these types of sales. Use promo code MAINEVENT16 through October 15th, 2016 4:00am EST.

Sienna Miller Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews

The Look for Less: Lace-Up Sweater

You'll love these lace-up sweater picks for fall.
Here's one sweater you won't want to cover with a chunky blanket scarf. It's the lace-up sweater, and it's a new must-have for fall 2016. My favorite ones feature chunky knit styling with gromet lacing. #obsessed Paired with a simple velvet choker, you'll have the most winning combination ever. I've been looking high and low for a budget version in stores but to no avail, however, I did find one online at under $50 (also comes in this gorgeous dusty blush hue). I think it's fascinating how designers can tweak one tiny detail on a staple such as the sweater and make it instantly fresh and covetable. Have you picked up on the lace-up sweater trend yet?

SPLURGE: 525 America Lace-Up Sweater, $193 (50% cotton, 50% Merino wool, handwash) at

STEAL: Chunky Eyelet Jumper, $42.50 (acrylic/cotton blend, machine wash) at (also LOVE this similar sweater at Chicwish)