Monday, October 28, 2013

Classically Luxe

Pencil Skirt
Skirt - JCrew (on sale!) / Top - Amber Sun / Necklace and Bracelet - JCrew / Rings - Kendra Scott / Shoes - Louboutin Pigalle  
This season I've been seeing a lot of black and white and while many think that this is a tired and boring combination, I feel the exact opposite way. Classic pieces can actually be quite interesting, especially with unique textures and a pop of color. I choose to pair this classic, yet chic skirt with jewel tones as I find that this creates quite the luxe look.


Jcrew Pencil skirt

Pencil Skirt in the Fall

Kendra Scott Ring

Jewel Tones

Monday, October 21, 2013

The High Line

Casual Fall
Jacket - Umgee (purchased at Heart Boutique) / Jeans - Hudson / Shoes - Gap / Hat - Gap / Necklace - Heart Boutique 
My husband and I just returned from a fun trip to NewYork and I am already itching to go back! One of our first and favorite stops in the city was to the High Line, an amazing park that used to be elevated railroad tracks that ran across the city. Once abandoned and no longer used, these gorgeous flowers and plant life grew in and created this amazing park. 

For New York, I wanted to pack lots of fall clothes to get into the spirit, including this easy outfit. I love these cheetah print flats from Gap as they go with lots of different colors and prints. The cheetah print itself acts as a neutral and is fun to experiment with. This casual and cozy blazer is a total score for fall and great to throw on  with jeans or a dress on the chillier fall days. I found the jacket and necklace at Heart Boutique, an awesome boutique in Midtown Sacramento!

Fall on the High Line

NY High Line

Gap Hat

Add a Little Luxe

The High Line

Casual Fall

DVF at the High Line

The Gap Hat and Flats

The High Line

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Black Denim, Part Two

Faux Fur Vest & Black Denim
Top and Vest - BCBGeneration from Loehmann's, similar vest here / Denim - Gap, Booties - Michael Kors, similar style here / Earrings and Ring - Kendra Scott
When I am wearing black denim, I always feel a bit more glam than when I have on regular blue jeans. My second look incorporates this vibe with a faux fur vest and vibrant pop of color. My mom and I hit up Loehmann's one weekend and I found this top and vest for about 75% off the original price! The vest is perfect to wear with black jeans because of it's grey color and black accents and can go with many other outfits including a black dress with tights or just regular jeans. Loehmann's is a great place to find the designer labels for less, although I still believe that Nordstrom Rack has the best designer jeans selection out there!

Faux Fur Vest & Black Denim
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Faux Fur


Kendra Scott Earrings

Faux Fur & Black Denim

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Black Denim, Part One

Plaid Blazer and Denim
Blazer - Target / Denim - Gap / Boots - Michael Kors, similar style here / Necklace - JCrew, similar style here / Purse - Prada
With cooler weather on the horizon, I've brought out my beloved black denim jeans and have been wearing them with various different styled tops. I found this blazer at Target and instantly fell in love! The leather detailing on the jacket goes perfectly with my black Gap jeans and booties. I'm clearly obsessed with plaid and cannot wait to mix this jacket with regular denim, my cotton navy trousers and a simple black dress for dinner.

Gap 1969 Jeans

Target Blazer

Leather Details

Plaid Blazer and Denim

Sunday, October 6, 2013

DIY Fall Wreath

DIY Fall Wreath

Can you tell that I am thrilled fall is here? One of my favorite things about the season is the decor! A couple friends and I got together for an afternoon of crafts, where I made this easy to-do wreath! I purchased everything from Hobby Lobby, the mecca/mothership for crafters like me! Hobby Lobby has great deals and I was able to score the wreath, ribbon and flowers for half off! I highly recommend checking out their coupons here before heading over.

What you'll need:
16" or 20" Vine Wreath
Faux Flowers in fall colors
Wired Ribbon
3-5" Letter
Hot Glue Gun and Glue

How to Make Your Own Wreath:

Begin with your base vine wreath and roughly lay out where you are going to lay out all of your pieces.

The first attached piece will be the ribbon. Cut 2 pieces of ribbon for the tails of the bow and leave extra length. Next, glue the two pieces of ribbon onto the top center point of the wreath. Hot glue works best.

You will now need to make the actual bow, by cutting two ribbons of the same length and fold in half. Once you fold the piece of ribbon in half, hot glue to the ends together to secure the loop. Then take a third piece of ribbon, cut it to be around half the length of the ribbons. This piece will act as the center of the bow. Take the middle piece and wrap it around the two loops and glue it down on the backside of the bow. Once the three pieces have been assembled together, take the bow and glue it at the top, covering the spot where you've glued down the two tails.

Once the glue has dried and you've tested the bow to ensure that it secured onto the wreath, take your letter and place hot glue on the backside of the letter where it will be touching the bow. Place it down on the middle section of the bow and press down onto the letter until it is securely glued down.

Next you will begin to place the flowers into the wreath. You will use hot glue for this step as well. Place hot glue on both the spot you will be placing the flower and on the backside of the flower. Many faux flowers have a little stem on the backside, which you will push into the wreath, which helps to hold the flowers in place on the wreath. My recommendation is to find a flower arrangement with multiple flowers and little garnishes mixed in. Make sure to alternate colors and add the garnishes as you work down the wreath. I personally went a little bit past the half way mark to show off the vine wreath's bare look.

Once all of the flowers have been placed in, cut the ribbon tails so that they go about half way down the wreath. Then bend the wiring to give the ribbon so that they have a wave look to each side. Glue down the tail on the side of the bare vine to the base of the wreath and add in a couple of smaller flowers and garnishes to hold the bow tail down to help give balance to the exposed side of the wreath. 

Voila, your wreath is complete! Hammer in a nail and place it on your front door to get into the spirit of fall!

DIY Fall Wreath