Giada_Forte Summer 2015

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I recently stumbled upon Giada_Forte, a collection designed and produced by Giada Forte and her brother Paolo Forte. The line is rich with timeless pieces and is made with the finest Italian fabrics right in their hometown of Veneto, Italy.

Don’t you just love a good sibling and local story? Shop their line here.

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Why I Did The Clean Program & How It Worked For Me

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I’ve spent the majority of my adult life weighing the same amount – around 107 pounds. I’ve always been active and eat healthy but I’m also fortunate to have thin parents who passed on good genes. I didn’t really think a whole lot about my weight until I turned 30, went to the doctor for a checkup, stepped on the scale and realized that I had gained 15 pounds.

I knew I had gone up a pants size (or two), I knew I was buying baggier clothing, I knew I didn’t feel good about myself and I knew I was in denial about all of it but I didn’t realize I had gained 12% of my body weight. I didn’t (and still don’t) own a scale so over time as the clothing got tighter, I made all sorts of excuses – “I’m just bloated, must be getting my period” or “these must have shrunk in the wash” were regular thoughts.

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It Started With A Calvin Klein Rug

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When we moved into our new house in December and had a guest bedroom for the first time ever I was VERY excited. I always feel very weird about visitors staying at hotels so I insist people stay with us which has meant either sleeping on the couch or air mattress – not ideal!

Now that friends can stay comfortably at our home, it’s my mission to make a relaxing and zen room for them to stay in.Β  You know, a very Calvin Klein Home feel. Something perfectly clean, simple and minimal yet warm, homie and textured.

After popping into the Calvin Klein Home store in NY and snapping what felt like 100 inspiration pictures, I ordered the first big item for the room: the Calvin Klein Home Mesa Barit rug (it’s not available on their site but there are similar ones are available on calvinklein.com).Β  It’s so simple but when guest step out of bed and land their feet on the lush soft fabric, they’ll feel the warm comfort.

Can’t wait to finish this room and share the pics! Next task: the bedding!

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