If these pants look familiar to you, you are not going crazy. I snapped a photo of them during a try on at Nordstrom’s last year when I didn’t end up buying them. At the time, I was trying to prioritize other types of clothes. I recall really loving them though, and was a little sad about walking away. They actually came back to mind a few times since then.
A few days ago I went to Nordstrom’s to buy a gift for a friend, and totally unexpectedly found these pants on the sale rack. They went from $225 to $89. A pretty good deal considering they are 100% cotton. There was only one left, and it was in my size! The decision was easy. I’ve already worn them twice this week. Usually these things hardly ever come full circle. It usually works the other way around. I fall in love with something. Buy it. Then a few weeks later I see that it’s now on sale for way less, then I kick myself for paying full price. My favorite thing about these pants are the deep pockets, both front and back.
In other news, the remaining furniture in our bedroom came in last week and now I can say the bedroom is mostly complete, and ready to share with you guys!
I decided to keep our bedroom very neutral and free of imagery. I’ve always had difficulty with falling asleep at a decent hour, so I make extra efforts to ensure the energy in the bedroom is peaceful, and that the things in it feel solid, dormant, and restful.
Some Feng Shui teachings advise keeping plants and water elements out of the bedroom, while others say plants are fine. For me, I associate plants with liveliness, growth, and energy– which I feel are counter to sleep, so I follow the no plants in the bedroom school of thought. I decided to not place anything above the headboard because of earthquakes in California. In the future, if I find a horizontal tapestry that I like, I might put it up there. But I also like the way the space looks blank.
All the furniture in here was pretty affordable. We found the bedframe at Allmodern.com. Everything else is from Target (nightstand, lamps). At these stores, the quality can be hit or miss, but if you pay attention to reviews and the materials used, you can find decent stuff. For furniture, I’m shopping at Target a lot because I can use an employee discount that someone in my family has lent me. When buying big ticket items, the savings have really added up.
The king size bed takes up almost the whole room, which is why you see my bed creep up into my OOTD photos. The bed is low to the floor too. My dog is predisposed to hip problems, and we wanted a bed that would be easy for him to use as he got older, and one that wouldn’t worsen his hips as he jumps off of the bed multiple times a day.
Across from our bed are two dressers, pushed up together to resemble one large dresser. My jewelry box is on one side and a large basket with some of my clothes are on the other side. I usually keep clothes that I wear around the house, like my leggings, t-shirts, and sweatpants in the basket so that I can change into them quickly after work.
Usually I feel bedrooms need huge rugs to pull everything together. I’ve been thinking about adding a rug in this room, but don’t want to spend a lot on it because most of it will be hidden under the bed anyway. So I might buy two smaller cheap rugs of the same solid color and push them together under the bed to give it the illusion of one giant rug. The hardest part will be deciding on the color… Any suggestions?
In upcoming posts, I’ll show you around the rest of my apartment. So stay tuned!