Tuesday, October 16, 2012

color scheme: black & brown

my cousin bought some cowboy boots... and although i'm not a huge fan of cowboy boots, i kind of fell in love with hers. here's a pic:

black and brown. together! brilliant! and they're not too busy either. perfect combo. here are more cool ways to combine the two colors that break the old rule that they don't go together.

one- taken by my cousin paige!
two // three // four // five // six // seven

are you a fan of combining neutrals... aka black 'n brown?

Monday, October 8, 2012

lovely loafers

happy fall y'all!

i've been enjoying some great fall pastimes this weekend- going to a haunted woods & corn maze and making butternut squash soup! yum!

i'm also eyeing some cool fall loafers. when i was little i had some rad penny loafers and i actually put pennies in them! they were so fun. so now i'm here trying to bring them back. let's do it:

one // two // three // four // five // six // seven

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

diy: pumpkin wreath


i have quite the treat for you today on the blog...

a D.I.Y. pumpkin wreath!

here's what happened: i opened my daily anthropologie email in my inbox the other day only to find this awesome plain wreath made completely out of white pumpkins!

now of course i get this idea in my head- i'm going to make this. but how!? do i use real pumpkins? fake ones? and how do i get them to stay like that?

well after lots of thought, i was able to make this wreath for under $15!

here's what you'll need:

  • 11 fake plastic mini pumpkins (took me a while to find these, but i found them at tj maxx in the vase filler section. no luck at joann's or michael's)
  • off-white acrylic paint (spray paint might be good too)
  • paint brush
  • wooden embroidery hoop (i had one left over from another craft)
  • hot glue & glue gun
  • twine or string for hanging

1) if the pumpkins aren't white, start to paint them. you can also choose a different color- i thought gold could be fun, too! or keep them orange. :) also, don't forget to paint your wooden hoop the same color as your pumpkins! i did two coats... they probably could have used a third since my painting isn't that great. also- if you want to keep the stems completely paint-free, you can cover them with painting tape if you'd like.

2) once your pumpkins are dry, measure out where you plan to glue them on your hoop. make sure you leave enough room at the end of gluing for your last pumpkin to fit on, too! put a thick layer of glue on the hoop where your pumpkin will go, then hold your pumpkin down for a few seconds. keep moving on around the hoop.

3) once all of your pumpkins are glued on, go back and reinforce them by turning your wreath upside down and outlining the edges between the pumpkin and the hoop with extra glue.

4) once the glue is dry, measure your twine for hanging, tie one end to the screw on your hoop, and hang your new wreath! viola! there you have it- your new anthropologie inspired wreath for under $15!

have you made any other fall crafts this year?

Monday, October 1, 2012

elle september issue 2012

yes, i know... it's october! and i'm really happy about that, but let's face it- i'm behind on blogging and haven't shown you all of the september issue goodness. (and yeah, i even missed fashion week- how did that happen?!??)

take a look at my best of the best in elle's september issue:

britney! (i can't stop watching x-factor...)

in love with madewell. and solange's fro. having a fro would be so rad...

diane krueger in a sleek blazer inspired cocktail shift dress. gorgeous.

beautiful white sweaters mixed with brights for fall. (now i don't feel so bad for wearing my bright red jeans the other day...)

c'mon- how cute are these clarks ads?

beautiful photo... i cannot tell if this is alexa chung or not... anyone?

love the cutouts in the blue dresses.

love the shape and design of this dress. hair is perfection with this look.

mixing textiles is my favorite!

which trends are you gung-ho about for fall?

ps- check back on the blog tomorrow- it's gonna be good. trust me.