Sweater Blazer: Jcrew Factory T-shirt: Jcrew Factory Necklace: Loft (similar) Jeans: Levi's Shoes: Jcrew (similar) Purse: Tory Burch
Saturday, October 7, 2017
I thought I would share some great items for fall that won't break the bank! Most of these items are a part of the J.Crew Factory 50% sale that is happening online and in stores now through this coming Tuesday. J.Crew Factory is one of my favorite places to shop because they not only have great sales, but they also give teachers and students a 15% discount! Below you will find some great staple pieces like basic sweaters and functional pencil skirts as well as some fun fall accessories! Enjoy!
I just purchased this sweater this past weekend. It looks so cute with jeans, my burgundy tassel flats
and my new burgundy Kendra Scott earrings!)
I have my eye on the wine color. These puffer vests are great to layer with sweaters, plaid button ups and striped tees.
I absolutely love this skirt. I plan on pairing mine with my black Tippi sweater, and suede block heel pumps.
This necklace literally goes with everything!
Blanket Scarfs are great to pair with a cozy sweater or turtleneck, jeans and hunter boots!
This cutie comes in four different colors (including blush pink). It is times like these that make me miss a ponytail...
This sweater comes in sooo many colors. I just got the golden sunflower color and absolutely love it!
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Happy Almost Friday!
One of the many things I love about fall is the rich color palette. Fall is a great time to switch things up a bit with your makeup routine. I usually tend to keep my makeup pretty simple, but I love adding a bold lip to my otherwise neutral look. I also love the look of dark polish on my nails. Fall is a great time to experiment with deep burgundy and rich brown lip colors and if you are really daring, a moss green or dark navy would be fun nail polish colors! Below, are some recent lip colors and polishes I have found this season...and all are super budget-friendly! Enjoy!
Zoya nail lacquer in Brigette
Essie polish in Angora Cardi
Maybelline Creamy Matte Lip Color in Burgundy Blush
Maybelline Creamy Matte Lip Color in Touch of Spice
Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Teddy Bare
Thursday, September 28, 2017
This weekend I visited one of the local pumpkin farms in our area. Once I arrived, I made a beeline for all of the heirloom pumpkins, they are my absolute favorite! I love the soft green, light orange, and even the white pumpkins. For our back porch, I chose a variety of heirloom pumpkins and mixed them with different gourds, a burgundy mum (it hasn't quite bloomed yet), and one of my all-time favorite fall plants...purple cabbage. I also hung a burlap wreath I found on Etsy a few years ago and brought out a scarecrow to sit on our bench. Hope you enjoy our back porch decor as much as I do!
This is the cake stand we used at our wedding. I wanted to incorporate it with our outside decor so I sealed it with three coats of polyurethane this summer to protect it from the elements!
Our scarecrow was a steal at Hobby Lobby!
Winnie wanted to a part of the fun! ;-)
Love the mini white pumpkins!!!
Friday, September 22, 2017
Happy First Day of Fall!!!!!
So...to be completely honest, I have been ready for fall since about mid July. I may or may not have made a loaf of pumpkin bread and lit a fall candle while it was still 100 degrees outside. What can I say...fall is my favorite time of year. I love early morning walks around our neighborhood breathing in the crisp air and watching the progression of the changing leaves. I love the colors of fall...fiery reds, burnt oranges, deep greens and purples. I love the feeling of waking up, putting on a really cozy sweater and enjoying a hot beverage. I thought it would be fun to make a fall bucket list and see how many things I will be able to experience this fall! What's on your fall bucket list?
1. Go apple picking
2. Take an early morning hike in the mountains
3. Take a fall foliage drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway
4. Enjoy a mug of homemade hot chocolate
5. Make Caramel Apples
6. Visit a pumpkin patch
7. Find a new favorite fall candle
8. Decorate the house for fall
9. Purchase my favorite fall flowers- mums! (burgundy and yellow are my favorite!)
10. Watch "Hocus Pocus"
12. Curl up with a cozy blanket and a good book
13. Visit Old Salem
14. Wear my favorite fall sweater
15. Enjoy the views at our favorite vineyard, Baker-Buffalo Creek Vineyard & Winery
16. Bake an apple pie
17. Make a big batch of chili
18. Enjoy an outdoor fire and make s'mores
19. Buy muscadines at the farmer's market
20. Enjoy time with family