In case you haven’t been able to tell from this blog, I am a firm believer in adding a little bit of pretty to every situation I’m in, whether I’m picking out new pieces for my fall wardrobe, making myself a cup of coffee, or decking out my desk as work. I consider myself to be very lucky in the sense that I genuinely enjoy my job and am happy to go to work 40 hours a week. We all spend a good chunk of our lives working away trying to earn those dollar bills and sometimes we forget that working can and should be a (mostly) pleasant, or at least not terrible, experience. Aside from, you know, actually liking your work and what you do, putting a bit of effort into making your surroundings stylish and comfortable goes a long way into making yourself happier at work. Sure, it’s not your apartment so you can’t exactly plunk a sofa in front of your desk or pick out paint swatches, but a few touches here and there – like a potted cactus, scented candle and pretty notebook – can make a cold and sterile looking office space look stylish and feel homey. With that in mind, here are seven elevated office items that will instantly add a sprinkle of luxury to your work day.
ELEVATED OFFICE PICKS
1 // U Brands – Copper Tape Dispenser
Regular plastic tape dispenser = boring. Copper architectural tape dispenser = insta-worthy. #thatofficelife
2 // Vera Bradley – Mini Floral Notebook with Pocket
Flowers make my heart sing and so obviously this pretty printed pocketbook stole my heart instantly. Keep the meeting minutes in this gorgeous notebook and try not to get distracted by its loveliness.
3 // FrankieandClaudeshop (Etsy) – Pretty & Smart and Goal Digger Pencils
For when you need a mid-work day pep talk and also have no time for boring writing utensils.
4 // Delta Gamma – Striped Floral Motto Sorority Clipboard
Need a little extra motivation? This elegant clip board tells it like it is and mixes prints like a streetstyle superstar. #likeaboss
5 // Geddes – Donut Keepsake Erasers
Everyone makes mistakes, but not everyone has a collection of super cute donut erasers to fix them. Remember that.
6 // Pilot Lady – Sakura Cherry Blossom Fine Nib Fountain Pen
While 99% of what is written in an office is typed up digitally, sometimes it’s nice to have a beautiful pen for the rare occasions when you have to hand write something. Dreading that Monday meeting? At least you can take notes with a stunning fountain pen that makes you feel like Elizabeth Bennet in Pride & Prejudice.
7 // Forever21 – Tassel Paper Clips
Think that paper clips can’t make a statement? Think again! Tassels are one of summer’s hottest trend and they look just as cute when they are hanging off this month’s report as they do hanging off your sundress.
What indulgences and luxuries do you treat yourself to at work? Let me know in the comments!