Must Have Fall Footwear Styles.

1 Sep

Is it September already??? Fall is right around the corner and I wanted to share my favorite Fall footwear styles with you. From cute & casual to sexy, these styles will have you covered throughout Fall and into Winter.

Click links below to shop the pictured shoes.

Booties: Booties are a MUST for Fall. (although I wear them year round) They are cute and comfy while giving you a slight lift with a 1-2 inch heel. Booties go with everything and you need some now! Stick to basics or get a pair with buckles or fringe, it’s up to you.

Trolley bootie

Lace up Flats: Lace up flats are so HOT right now, the comfortable, yet sexy spin on the traditional ballet flat will have you wanting a pair in every color!

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Leopard Pumps: As Jenna Lyons once said “leopard is a neutral” and I couldn’t agree more.  Leopard pumps will give any outfit just the right amount of oomph!

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Burgundy Pumps: Burgundy is such a rich beautiful hue and is the perfect alternative to red through the cooler months.

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Brown Riding Boots: I pretty much live in my riding boots from October-January. These comfy, chic boots can be worn over jeans and are great during the cold rainy/snowy months at keeping your feet warm and dry.

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Fringe Stiletto Boots: One word…… Fierce!

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Stylish Slip- Ons: I love grey for Fall, as well as texture. These textured slip- ons are the perfect statement sneaker for Fall.

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Gallery Wall Success!

24 Aug

Gallery walls are having a major moment right now. Gallery walls are basically an arranged artistic display of things that matter to you most including mirrors, pictures, arts & crafts, frames, Initials etc. There are really no rules when it comes to a well hung gallery wall, it’s really all about what you think works for your space.   I recently finished my gallery wall and have some tips that I want to share with you that made it easier for me.

Gallery walls are a process (mine took 6 weeks to complete) but don’t fret, YOU GOT THIS! One picture at a time.

Supplies & Art:

Hammer & nails, tacky glue, mounting putty (behind the frames that wouldn’t stay put), gold paint, sandpaper (to distress some of the frames)

*Mirror, clock, and framed elephant art available at Target.

*Twine wrapped Letter ‘F’, gold paint, decorative keys, tweed heart, and oval wood piece with keyhole ceramic piece all available at Michaels.

*Weathered brown frame (upper right) available at West Elm.

*All other frames available at Home Goods.


Gallery Wall Tips:

* Check Pinterest and Instagram Check these sites for gallery walls to see what styles, colors and arrangements you like.

*Everyone Can afford a gallery wall: My gallery wall pictured above includes only 2 pricey pieces, the rest are super affordable pieces (hello $25 mirror) mixed with DIY stuff.  Don’t let your budget stop you! Also, Don’t limit yourself to only store-bought items. If you love a particular frame in your home, you can paint it to match your theme. There are youtube tutorials for EVERYTHING and you can watch step by step videos on sanding, staining and painting frames.

*Make it your own: pick a color palette. I chose ivory, black & gold. All of your art doesn’t need to match, but having 2-3 primary colors makes it more cohesive when completed. I also went with only black & white prints and photos to keep things uniform.

*Don’t be afraid to use different frames: Different sizes, shapes & colors only add to the greatness of your gallery wall.

*Lay it out:  I cannot stress enough to lay out your gallery wall arrangement BEFORE putting anything on the wall. I layed mine out on the floor, changed it around a few times, took pictures and compared the pictures until I was happy with the arrangement.

*All in the family: Tie your gallery wall colors in with your surrounding couch, blankets, coffee table, and throw pillows. This keeps everything cohesive within the space.

*Hang time: Hang your artistic representation any way you want. I keep reading all sorts of rules about arranging your gallery wall, but just remember- it is YOUR gallery wall so hang it how you want. As long as it’s balanced with shapes & spacing, your gallery wall will be just fine. Speaking of spacing: The wall is your friend- the space between your art is just as important as the art itself. I started with putting my largest piece up and went from there. I chose to not put the largest piece dead center. I feel like that would be expected and it can cause your eye to be drawn toward that piece and not all of the fun stuff around it.

Breathe: You can do it!

Trending Now: Lace Up Flats.

10 Aug

The latest IT shoe that has taken over all of your favorite bloggers Instagrams and countless magazine pages is a new take on a traditional silhouette. These are not your average ballet flats. First Spotted on the runway at fashion week and now seen just about everywhere, The pointy lace up flat is the shoe of the Summer and will be even hotter throughout Fall & Winter. The flat design keeps the shoes comfy and practical while the lace up detail adds just enough “sexy” to elevate the shoe to an entirely new level without being over the top.

pic lace upThese can be worn day or night with pretty much anything from dresses to ripped jeans. Mine arrived over the weekend and I have not put them back in their box since.

Shop lace up flats on any budget below.

Topshop ‘Kingdom’ flats $95 (These are the ones I purchased featured on my Instagram today)

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Sacha lace up flat $38

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Isabel Marant ‘Leo’ flats $580

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Lace up Flat SBS $20

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Jeffrey campbell ‘Atrium’ flats $130

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Aquazurra ‘Christy’ flats $675

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Sephora To Launch Beauty Box Subscription Service!

9 Aug

Sephora has announced that they will be launching a monthly subscription beauty box that will directly compete with Birch Box.  Birch box came on the beauty scene in 2010 and has been an industry leader since.  Sephora is looking to cash in on the popular monthly subscription box services that are gaining in popularity.  There are boxes for just about everything from your dog (Bark Box)  to your inner Zen (Mindfulness Box). Sephora’s beauty box called “Play” will launch in Boston, Columbus and Cincinatti Ohio in September with more cities to follow in 2016.  The subscription will cost $10 per month and is expected to include 5 deluxe sized samples of beauty products.

Do you subscribe to Birch box? Will you make the switch or subscribe to both?

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Target’s Try on Jeans Event!

27 Jul

I have been a fan of Target jeans for a while now, I would say it’s been a good 7-8 years since I tried some on for a camping trip because I needed a pair of “whatever” jeans that weren’t gonna cost too much. I was pleasantly surprised at the fit and quality and have added target jeans to my denim rotation since.  With that being said, I am extremely excited to share the Target try on jeans event with you. For the next week, when you try on a pair of Jeans (or buy a pair online) you will receive $10 off! That is $10 their already reasonably priced jeans! Why you ask? Target wants you to see for yourself how great their jeans are. They have recently revamped their entire denim lineup. From jeggings to straight leg to flares, the fits have all been improved and more silhouettes and washes have been added as well. Now is the time to try target jeans! Hurry and go to your local Target or shop online….offer ends August 1. Promo Code: TRYON10

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  Budget Friendly Dainty Rings!

23 Jul

Dainty rings are my jam and I often get asked where all of my dainty delights are from. Hands down Catbird is my favorite place to get my dainty rings.  They are handcrafted from pure gold, silver, diamonds and gemstones which is amazing but comes with a hefty price tag. If you’re on a budget, have no fear….I have been finding the cutest dainty rings at Forever 21 lately, sure they might not last for years but at such affordable prices, it okay!! Below are my most recent finds, they are VERY similar to my favorite tiny heart and initial rings from Catbird.

Nordstrom Sale!!!

18 Jul

My favorite sale of the year, The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is in full swing and I’m so excited!  There was early access for card holders but now it’s open to the public! Hurry up and get to your local Nordstrom or shop at Nordstrom.com.

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