Burgundy Set

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One of my favorite looks recently has been a matching top and bottom. As soon as I saw this gorgeous Lucy Paris combo I knew it had to be mine. The material is so comfortable that I almost feel like I’m wearing a quilt. Of course the color adds bonus points because this rich hue is the color I’m craving most this fall. Just add leopard print shoes, which are basically considered a neutral at this point, and you’re ready to go.

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{Outfit Details: Top and Skirt- Lucy Paris, Heels- Jessica Simpson (similar here; also loving these), necklace- bauble bar, bracelet- stella & dot, ring- Alexis Bittar, nails- Essie Wicked}

 

 

What do you guys think? What color are you stocking up on this fall?

 

SUNDAY SIX: ANKLE BOOTS

Fall is here and that means the focus is on pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING, cozy sweaters, and boots to keep your toes warm. One of my favorite styles of boot is the ankle boot. They’re perfect for pairing with a cuffed pant, skirts and dresses, or boot cut denim. (i.e. you can wear them with pretty much any thing)

 

Of course, there are millions of styles to choose from in prices ranging from low 20’s to a number with a few more zeroes. I’ve picked out my six favorites for this fall. Some of these I’ve already purchased and others are on my lust list and will be finding a nice home in my closet as soon my wallet deems it possible.

Favorite Fall Ankle Booties

 

1. Twelfth St. By Cynthia Vincent Montana Booties
2. Steve Madden Raspy in Burgundy
3. Jeffrey Campbell Suede Rumble Boot
4. DV by Dolce Vita Pellie Bootie
5. The Laurel Peep Toe Bootie by Kristin Cavallari for Chinese Laundry
6. Frye Deborah Short Booties

 

 

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{IMAGE VIA DAILY DREAM DECOR}

 

Bedrooms are such a personal thing and that’s the very reason why they can be so much fun to decorate. The room becomes your comfort and your safe haven so it’s important to show a little of your personality in the way you design your bedroom. I love the way this one juxtaposes the feminine and bright floral bedding against the rustic brick wall. A brick wall is always a great back drop in home decor, but the print on this wall adds a little extra pizazz and the dress figure in the corner is tres chic. What’s your favorite part of this room? Tell me in the comments below!

 

MAKE IT YOUR OWN

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{ANTHROPOLOGIE MEADOW DUSK PILLOW SHAM ; WORLD MARKET BOTANICAL BIRDCAGE PRINT ONE ; PB TEEN DRESS FORM; SAFAVIEH ACCENT TABLE IN GOLD}

 

 

Sip, Sparkle, Smile

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{outfit details: top- casual friday, denim- Joe’s (also craving these), shoes- dolce vita,  bag- french connection}

 

Sometimes you just need to throw on a tee and your most comfortable jeans (aka these AMAZING boyfriend jeans that I could live in) and head out the door. Those are the days you want to look presentable but could barely crawl out of bed in the morning. Because, let’s be honest here, we all have those days almost every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday… you get the picture.

What’s your go-to outfit for those mornings where the bed just doesn’t want to let you get up? Share in the comments below!

SUNDAY SIX: FALL IN THE AIR

First of all, a little side note: It’s been nearly a year since I’ve blogged and I know that’s quite a hiatus, but I’ve had a lot going on. Sorry for being so inconsistent! I realized how much I really missed blogging and I’m back at it now. I’m planning to make it permanent, so bare with me while I get everything set up again! =)

 

I’m one of those people who pretty much always has a candle burning. Having a dog and living in a house that is very, very old can leave my house smelling a little funky at times, but even before that I’ve always been a candle burner. It makes me feel so relaxed and cozy. My favorite scents are usually around the fall (think cinnamon, pumpkin, and nutmeg)  so I’ve decided to share with you my top picks in candles for the season. Anything you think I’ve left off? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to try it out!

 

Fall is in the Air

1. NEST Fragrances ‘Moroccan Amber‘ Scented Candle
2. Food Network Candle in ‘Perfect Pumpkin Pie’
3. Williams-Sonoma Spiced Chestnut Essential Oils Collection Boxed Candle
4. Yankee Candle Company Apple Cider Jar Candle
5. Tocca Scented Candle in Montauk
6. Indonesian Teak Travel Tin Candle from World Market

 

GIVING THANKS

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving day! Mine was full of fantastic food, family time, and special drinks! This year I have so much to be thankful for. One of those things is the pretty table setting I made for my family’s Turkey Day meal. It was pretty simple to put together but turned out to have some rustic elegance. I simply picked out a few various pumpkins, sprayed them with some sparkling gold glitter, and arranged them on top of a burlap table runner.

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Of course there are many other things I am very thankful for this year. I am so thankful for the friendships I have that continue to grow even when I live miles and miles away from my friends, for the experiences I have had over the past year and the places I have been and seen, and for my family who always supports me no matter what I do.

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What are you thankful for this year?

XO

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MANI MONDAY- BLACK LEOPARD

{OPI BLACK ONYX, OPI BIRTHDAY BABE, OPI IT’S FROSTY OUTSIDE}

 

MANI MONDAY- GOLD TRIANGLE 2{OPI DS CLASSIC, OPI BRISBANE BRONZE}

 

MANI MONDAY- WICKED

{ESSIE WICKED}

 

MANI MONDAY- PENNY TALK

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Happy Mani Monday, everyone! When I think of fall manicures I think of coppery shades, jewel tones, and deep colors. The manicures above are my favorite at home manis of the season thus far. I’m hoping to find the perfect emerald green soon! What nail polish are you currently craving?

 

XO

SUNDAY SIX: GOBBLE GOBBLE GOODIES

I don’t know how the rest of you are feeling, but I just have to say that Thursday cannot come soon enough for me! Thanksgiving is such a fun holiday. It means time with family, lots of delicious food and what I consider the start to the holiday season. This year it seems like it is taking forever for the big turkey day to get here! While we are waiting for the arrival of Thanksgiving, take a peak at some of these fantastic goodies to make your Thanksgiving even more glamorous and fun! I mean, who wouldn’t love to carve the turkey with a golden knife?!

Gobble Gobble Goodies

01. HILLCREST CHARGER PLATE BY KELLY WEARSTLER

02. NAMBE COPPER CANYON WINE COASTER

03. ELK HORN SERVEWARE FROM ANTHROPOLOGIE

04. ANTHROPOLOGIE AUREUX CARVING KNIFE

05. ‘CHEERS’ DOUBLE OLD FASHIONED TUMBLER FROM TARGET

06. MARCHESA BY LENOX 3 PIECE SERVING SET

PS- If you are looking for any last-minute ideas for something sweet to finish up your Thanksgiving meal with, try these cupcakes or this easy apple pie!

XO

SWEAT(ER)SHIRT

At the beginning of this week the temperature changed drastically. Last week I was riding around in my car with the windows down in short sleeves and yesterday there was snow falling. Although it’s still not cold enough for the snow to stick, I decided to break out some of the warmer pieces in my wardrobe. I just recently picked up this comfy, cozy Free People top that is a mixture of a sweatshirt and a sweater. I’ve decided I will call it my sweat(er)shirt.

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{OUTFIT DETAILS: TOP- FREE PEOPLE; JEANS- 7 FOR ALL MANKIND, SIMILAR; BOOTS- BANANA REPUBLIC; BAG- MICHAEL KORS, SIMILAR; RINGS- BEVELLO; EARRINGS- ALLISON DANIEL DESIGNS}

XO

BEST DRESSED: COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS 2013

When I was a little girl I HATED country music. I have no clue what I was thinking because now I love it… like, a lot! I didn’t really get the chance to watch much of the Country Music Awards last night, but I still managed to pick out my favorite dresses. Below are four of my favorite looks from the red carpet. Jana Kramer was absolutely stunning. The colors in her gown were beautiful and her lip color was fabulous! Of course, the fellas were looking great last night as well (especially Tim McGraw who always looks good to me).

 

{JANA KRAMER IN THEIA; IMAGE VIA}

Jana Kramer CMA 2013

{TAYLOR SWIFT IN ELIE SAAB; IMAGE VIA}

Taylor Swift CMA 2013

{KELLIE PICKLER IN GEORGES CHAKRA COUTURE; IMAGE VIA}

Kellie Pickler CMA 2013

{RACHEL SMITH IN TADASHI SOJI; IMAGE VIA}

Rachel Smith CMA 2013

Did you watch the show last night? Who were your picks for best dressed?

 

XO