October 7, 2011

Hello Fall!

I love this time of the year.  The months of October through February/March include all my favorite holidays.  I decided to do a little Fall decorating last weekend and here is what I have come up with so far...

The fire place mantel

The kitchen table

The pumpkin bowl

Cute turkey

Pumpkins in front of the door

Fall wreath basket for the front door

I still have some work to do, but I'm pretty happy with my fall decorations as of right now.  I don't want to over-do it.  My fall table inspiration came from Pottery Barn's Fall Decorating Guide.  They really have some great stuff...including those cute pumpkin bowls, napkin rings, and Mr. Turkey seen above.

In the next few weeks, I will more than likely add small fall touches to the kitchen, dining room, living room and bathrooms.  I will also probably add a little something to the front door to pull the look together.  These decorations are great for the months of September through November.  Then I can get the Christmas goods out!!!!!  :o)

October 4, 2011

Style Me Pretty

Shirt: Banana Republic, Cardigan: Gap, Pants: JCrew, Boots: Jeffrey Campbell

This outfit makes me think of a pumpkin spice latte. No I can not explain it. Maybe its the mix of color and texture, but something about this says pumpkin spice latte to me.

It is finally getting cool enough for me to wear these pants! They are corduroy and I got them awhile ago during a JCrew summer sale; however, as you may know, cords are really warm. They are also really orange so I am having trouble deciding what to pair them with. So far I mostly reserve them for game days (Hook'em Horns!). I would love some color mixing ideas for these pants, so if you have any suggestions please speak up!

Side note writing about corduroy made me think of this.

October 3, 2011

Pick of the Day

Ta-da! This a tuxedo style blazer from Zara. I've been wanting a tuxedo blazer for a while, and this one from Zara seems to fit the bill perfectly. I love the longer lines and sharpness that you don't get in a traditional suit jacket. Coincidentally my only black blazer has seemingly disappeared from my house. So who knows, maybe I'll be in the market for new one soon.

There have been so many things going on around my house lately that it is getting hard to keep up. I can't believe that October (kicking off the holiday season) is finally here! This weekend I put up my fall decorations, and we've been fixing up the house for out of town guests (with the help of my parents). I also had a bridal shower thrown for me by some great family friends! I'll have to share some pictures later.

It was a fun busy weekend that went by way too quickly! How was your weekend? Are you excited for fall festivities?