Twenty~ A Rustic Holiday

I seriously can not explain how exciting and fun it was to decorate this mantle! We just moved into our new home and the first thing I did was go out and get the decor for this mantle and the tree! I was just too excited for the Holidays and I had to get started on my vision. I drew some inspiration from Pinterest of course with a Red, Gold, Silver, and White theme and from there the rest just fell into place! I am IN LOVE with this real garland that I got for $6.00 from Lowes on Black Friday! It lays so beautifully and it comes in a 20ft bundle and I only used about 7 feet, so I have so much of it left over for more decorations! I’m also a little obsessed with the deer theme this season, and these cuties are from Target, along with the cable knit stockings and tree skirt! I feel like the candles play up the rustic vibe, along with these gorgeous lanterns, all from At Home! If you haven’t been to At Home before, it’s time to go! Anything you could ever need ever is there. Lastly, I picked up this wicker basket from Michaels for 50% off and it ties in perfect with the lanterns! I use the basket for my blankets, and if you’re ever wanting a warm cozy faux fur blanket, check out the Pottery Barn collection!

Hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday season! Check back here for more home decor inspiration throughout the season!

Velvet Hair Bow DIY

When I first saw velvet hair bows were making a comeback I was so excited!  Besides the fact that I love bows and all things feminine, this brings me back to my childhood.  When I saw the price tag (16 dollars?!) for a single bow, I knew I could make one myself.  There are many versions of bows to make, but I decided to stick with a simple bow, this beauty took about 5 minutes to make.

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Forty ~ Summer to Fall Transition!

When it’s Fall, but still savoring the warm days as if it was still Summer because the weather in Virginia is out of sync, I like to choose outfits that can easily transition between the seasons! Cropped pants and cute, pretty colored blouses are my faves, but you also can’t go wrong with a comfy dress, or pencil skirt! All these looks and warm color palettes are perfect for mixing and matching!

Maroon Crop Pants – Old Navy (Similar)| Polka Dot Blouse – Marshalls (Similar, Similiar) | Black Cardigan – Target |Black Pumps, Christian Soriano – Payless (Similar, Similar) | Never Full Tote, Louis Vuitton – Louis Vuitton

Jade Crop Pants – Target | Bell Sleeve Blouse – Kohls (Similar) | Nude Block Heel Sandals – Amazon (Similar)

Green T-shirt dress – Amazon (Similar, Similar)| Chunky Cardigan – Kohls (Similar) | Open-Toe Nude Shooties – Kohls (Similar)


Black Ponte Stretch Pants – Kohls | Purple Ruffle Blouse – Kohls (Similar) | Black Cardigan – Kohls (Similar) | Black Pumps, Lauren Conrad – Kohls | Michael Kors Plum Dillon Satchel – Michael Kors


Olive Tuxedo Ruffle Blouse – Target | Brown Textures Pencil Skirt – Kohls (Similar, Similar) | Brown Pumps, Vera Wang – Kohls (Similar, Similar)


Thirty~Fall favorites

This roundup of fall transition outfits is full of beautiful colors and styles.  Most of these outfits are from TJ Maxx and you can get them in stores still, and the tops can be changed out with each of these outfits.  Can you tell I love getting the most out of my clothes?

Multiway Sweater- TJ Maxx (similar)|Paperbag Waist Pants- NY&Co|Tan pumps-Nine West|Ruffle Neck Blouse- JC Penney|Faux Leather Skirt-TJ Maxx (similar)|Plaid Pumps- Nine West (similar)|Style & Co Cropped Pant- Macy’s|Velvet Heart checked blouse-TJ Maxx (similar)|Mix It No. 6- DSW|Zippered Ponte Leggings- TJ Maxx (similar)|2For Sweater- TJ Maxx (similar)|YSL Tatouage Lip Stain

Twenty~ Monochromatic Fall Favorites

Since I love doing round ups, I decided to do a round up on some of my monocromatic fall favorites! Clearly, I love wearing black and white outfits to work! Check out the outfit ideas below! The best thing about these pieces, is every single one can be mixed and matched with each other.  Click the links below to shop these fall favorites!

White Cotton Sweater – Loft Black Ankle Pants – Loft | Folding Wayfarers – Ray Ban | Leopard Flats – Nine West Nordstrom Rack | Statement Necklace – Loft | Tweed Shift Dress – Loft | Over the Knee Suede Boots – Steve Madden |Chunky Sweater Grey – Loft | Back Legging Pants – Marshall’s | High Waisted Floral Skirt – Banana Republic | Silk Cami – Loft | Black Strap Heels – Steve Madden | Long Sleeve Black Cardigan – Loft