DIY Astro Guide: What Your Horoscope Means This Week, 7/15/2015
Another epic summer weekend for the books! As we recover from sipping one too many slurpees (and more brain freezes than we can count) thanks to 7-Eleven Day, we’re ready to conquer Monday. Just remember: You’ve got this. With Venus in retrograde soon-ish (aka the tail end of next week), now’s the time to tie up any loose ends and make amends. Beware of mixed emotions everywhere and you’ll be more than fine. Scroll on for the best parts of your AstroStyle horoscope and make this the most game-changing week yet.
The great thing about being an adult is that the learning never stops. Without the added stress of final papers and exams, filling your noggin with newfound intelligence is — dare we say it — actually kind of rewarding. Grab a friend and devote this weekend to signing up for a class and venturing outside of your comfort zone to try something new.
DIY This: When the summer blahs get you, a virtual class may be exactly what the doctor ordered. The next time you need a rainy day project, take this online class in hand-lettering basics in just 90 minutes.
Leo: July 23 – August 22
With Venus being in retrograde on the 25th, your love life is about to become veryyy interesting. While it may be heating up between you and bae now, beware of things turning tumultuous real fast. Avoid conflict by staying on the same page about everything (dinner reservations and feelings included) and by devoting time to enjoy one another’s company minus any unnecessary distractions.
Read This: DO make it an effort to have regular date nights in which you and your SO can play catch-up after a long work week. From bold + punchy to downright romantic, we’ve rounded up seven date night outfit ideas to rock this summer. (Photo via @juliahengel)
Virgo: August 23 – September 22
— Crystal Nicole (@ModelCrystal_N) July 8, 2015
Oh yeah, this week is all about learning to love yourself. Once you’ve established your inner confidence, you’ll be channeling your inner Sasha Fierce in no time. Start each morning with positivity and a fresh mantra, and you’ll be kicking butt before you know it.
Read This: Body positivity over body shaming FTW! Check out the awesome reason why women are posting their crop top photos to social and follow in suit with your version of #rockthecrop.
Libra: September 23 – October 22
In the words of Steve Jobs: “Stay hungry. Stay foolish.” As far as you’re concerned, your drive for Success (with a capital “S”) has no limit. While a job promotion may not happen immediately, it could be just around the corner. Get a head start now by polishing your online portfolio, capturing that perfect headshot and investing in a #girlboss wardrobe to match.
Read This: Whether you’re toying with the idea of quitting your day job or not, non-stop creativity starts in your work space. From lighting to ambience, here are nine steps to creating the ultimate creative space.
Scorpio: October 23 – November 21
If there was ever an opportune time to take a wild, crazy chance, it’s now. Reconnect with travel buddies from a study abroad trip and start mapping out the adventure of a lifetime. One month of living out of a suitcase = a lifetime of memories and experiences that will set the tune for who you become tomorrow.
Read This: When wanderlust has gotten the absolute best of you, feast your eyes upon these 12 must-see #whatsinmybeachbag Instagrams. Before long, you’ll be the one artfully arranging your travel necessities for the world to see. (Photo via @beigerengade)
Sagittarius: November 22 – December 21
Life as you know it is about to become all sorts of exciting. As you find yourself mixing + mingling with potential suitors at your BFF’s backyard party, you’ll be feeling just as anxious to get your passion projects up-and-running. No need to pick between the two when you can have it all, right?
Read This: If it doesn’t pan out in the romance department, then the good news is that you still have a prosperous career waiting for you. Check out these eight tips on launching your passion project (and making money!).
Capricorn: December 22 – January 19
Hold tight, Capricorns. We’re sensing a major proposal coming your way this week. Before you start hyperventilating and getting too ahead of yourself, it may not necessarily be what you think. While wedding bells could be on your radar, a business partnership or book deal could just as likely be on the horizon. Either way, it looks like good news in on the way for you.
Read This: Because a girl can dream, these are the most romantic cities to propose in. Personally, we call dibs on Rome so that we can do like Audrey Hepburn and live out our very own Roman adventure. (Photo via Nicholas Vigier/Flickr)
Aquarius: January 20 – February 18
Ready, set, go: It’s time to get movin’ and workin’ on your fitness. Making healthy decisions is going to be your jam starting this week and moving forward. While becoming a fitness guru isn’t going to happen overnight, you’ll be amazed at what a SoulCycle sesh or two will do for your sanity.
Read This: Fulfill your fitness-nut status by trying a sumptuous açai bowl loaded with nutrients. We’ve done the taste-testing and can confidently say that these smoothie bowls are the new breakfast trend your mornings need.
Pisces: February 19 – March 20
Just when you thought that you were going to be flying solo all summer long, Prince Charming comes knocking at your door. What are the odds, right?! Whether it’s a long-time crush or that mysterious barista at your favorite coffee house (that you may or may not have locked eyes with once or twice), love is most definitely in the air. Cheers to that.
Read This: Speaking of Prince Charming, word on the street is that he’s about to get his very own Disney flick. Check out the five celebrity dudes that we think *should* star in the new Prince Charming Disney movie. These fellas are hot. (Photo via Disney)
Aries: March 21 – April 19
Home is where the heart is, Aries. You’ve claimed your base camp (and managed to have a relatively painless move-in day), and now all that’s left to do is to decorate your humble abode to match your charming aesthetic. From gallery walls and color palettes to full apartment makeovers, it’s time to start pinning interior inspo for the flat of your dreams STAT.
Read This: It’s all about that #shelfie life. Not only are shelves functional, but they’re also a stylish way to put all of your favorite books and knick-knacks on display. Look no further than these 14 ways to nail the perfect #shelfie. (Photo via Adairs)
Taurus: April 20 – May 20
You’ve got the creative spark — now you just have to act upon it. Be it channeling your artistic energy into a painterly masterpiece or taking a major fashion risk (ombre tips and new piercings FTW!), the sky’s the limit as far as your daringness is concerned.
Read This: There’s no form of self-expression more in-your-face and inspiring than a meaningful tat. If you find yourself itching for some ink, we’re rounded up 16 of the most stylish tattoos spotted on Pinterest. We dare you to pick just one. (Photo pinned via stylegourmand on inspiration-africa)
Gemini: May 21 – June 20
Say goodbye to all of your monetary woes. Financial stability is on the way thanks to a new job position or raise. Not so fast, though. Before you go off spending too much, too soon, make sure that you set aside money for your 401k or “fashion emergency fund.” #Priorities.
Read This: Boy, did you come at the right time. We’ve uncovered 11 millennial savings account confessions that will put your saving habits into perspective for the long run.
What are you planning to do this week? Let us know in the comments below, and don’t forget to check out your full AstroStyle horoscope!
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)