Showing posts with label fall. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fall. Show all posts

Fall Favorites

Aug 31, 2022

It's the last day of August! The kids are settled in school and it's time to start thinking about fall. It doesn't get cool here for a while, but it takes time to acquire fall decor and clothes. Plus, by the time Halloween actually rolls around you can only find Christmas decor in stores! It has taken me years to realize I need to buy early. Here are some of the things I bought, and others that caught my eye as I've been shopping the past couple of weeks. 

If you love blue and white decor it can be a little difficult to decorate with traditional fall color. Thankfully, there are so many more options available now. Is anyone else loving these wreath sashes? I have my eye on Christmas ones as well. 



I have to admit I'm not a fan of most faux wreaths. However, I have learned the hard way that fresh and dried ones do not last outdoors. This wreath is the prettiest faux one I found. It could take you into Christmas as well. I bought this velvet bow for my wreath. Of course I had to link another wreath sash because I think they are the cutest things ever. I've always loved the look a basket planter, but they are usually ridiculously expensive. These are an amazing price!



This long cardigan is so great over a t-shirt or tank with jeans. It's great for when it's cool in the mornings and warm in the afternoons. Camel looks great with ivory (as shown) and black as well. I wasn't sure how the length would look on me since I'm petite, but I tried it on in the store and loved it. It hit right at the knee on me, and I'm 5'4. 

I also bought this faux leather jacket. The reviews say it's buttery soft and thin. I always need light jackets, which are hard to find. When it's cooler it would look great with a turtleneck sweater underneath. 

This sweatshirt is on the pricey side, but Lululemon lasts forever. Plus I tried it on in the store and loved the fit. 

These satin joggers would look great with a solid black tank and slides. It's great for those days you aren't feeling jeans, but sweats seem too casual.



Fall Great Room

Nov 3, 2021

I'm thoroughly enjoying all things fall with the cooler weather that came through today. I want to hold onto the season a little longer before I bring out the Christmas decor. It's been so warm until today that I would feel that I never got to fully experience fall if I changed it out so early. Plus, I really love the leaves in my kitchen vase!


Favorite Fall Florals

Sep 14, 2021

I shop online almost every week for florals when finishing a client design. I like fresh flowers as much as the next person, but I've found that you need faux florals for those times when you didn't make it to the store or just don't feel like dealing with a floral arrangement. I couldn't help but notice all the pretty fall florals and leaves. Here are my favorites!


Fall-Halloween Porch 2020

Oct 3, 2020

It's been a long time since I've incorporated Halloween into my front porch! I found the cutest pumpkin topiaries this year in orange and black that completely influenced this year's front porch. Except for changing the ribbon on last year's semi-DIY magnolia wreaths I didn't have to buy anything else. My goal was to go completely faux this year. Life is too busy to worry about keeping real plants alive!

Aren't these the cutest pumpkins?! They can also be separated so you can have a different look year to year. I put them in planters I already had to give them a bit of height. Then I added orange berry stems in between each pumpkin. 

The wreaths are the same semi-DIY magnolia wreaths from last year. I just changed the ribbon from the green one to the plaid.  Oh, I did add battery operated lights to them. All of the decor lights up this year. What's the point of decorating if you can't see it?! If your favorite decor, mums or pumpkins aren't lit just drape an inexpensive battery operated strand with a timer around it. That's what I did with the  wreaths. I have the exact strand linked below. 

You might notice the pumpkin reflection in the window. Our dog, Mario, keeps barking at them. My husband finally pointed out that he probably thinks there are two little kids at the door!


Fall Kitchen 2020

Sep 27, 2020

I can't believe it's been so long since I posted last! I've been so busy with work that I haven't even had time to think about my own home. My laptop decided to die on Monday morning so while I was waiting for an appointment to get it fixed I had time to get out my fall decor. It turns out my laptop was beyond repair of course! I only have one box of fall decor and usually just buy fresh florals and pumpkins, but knowing I would not replace dying florals or pumpkins with my schedule I decided to keep it easy and go with mostly faux this year. 

This is definitely a more casual look than how I usually decorate, but I wanted something a bit more cozier this year. The pumpkins, vase and leaves are from local boutiques. I was able to find similar to link for you. I think I might switch out this tray for the one from Target I'm linking. 


Balmain Blazer Lookalike

Oct 15, 2019

One of your favorite items from my fall home tour wasn't even home decor. It was my black Balmain lookalike blazer! I loved it so much that I bought it in white too. It also comes in a pink, light blue and red. I find that it runs exactly one size small and you will see many reviews say the same. The quality is amazingly good too. At under $60 it's a great find!

I wore the white today to a client meeting. I paired it with a black bodysuit, black jeans, and my favorite flats. I'd rather wear heels, but flats are typically what I wear when working. 

The Prada tote bag is also what I usually take with me to client meetings because it can hold so much-files, measuring tape, and fabric samples. The YSL bag in the second photo is what I carry on a daily basis because it can be a shoulder and crossbody bag. No need to switch bags! My Ferragamo pearl belt is no longer available, but the black and gold one is a classic.

Close-up of the belt

Here is the same blazer in black that was so popular in my fall home tour. More details about this look is in the link. 


Blazer   Bodysuit   Jeans  Similar Belt   Mules   Prada Bag  Similar YSL Bag

Fall Home Tour 2019

Oct 6, 2019

Happy Fall! My fall home tour is a bit late this year, but so is the fall weather! We are getting our first cold front tomorrow, and I cannot wait to have coffee on the porch in the morning to enjoy it. There are so many things on our fall bucket list-local festivals, a haunted corn maze, and s'mores around the fire pit. Pumpkin patches and trick-or-treating are out this year since the boys are getting older, but there is still plenty for us to do as a family!

I am in love with these new fall wreaths! They were a semi-DIY. I already had one dried magnolia wreath from last year. It wasn't my favorite because it was so flat and plain. I decided to add real elements like feathers and dried florals with a hot glue gun hoping it would perk it up. It did! I bought everything I needed from Hobby Lobby including the green and brown ribbon. 

I later added the grapevine garland and lights. I'm not sure if I'm going to add any Halloween decor to  it. We'll see if the kids ask for it!


Jacket  Jeans  Cami  Shoes  Wreath

On to the foyer, which is my favorite this year! I was inspired by these pretty, lavender mums. I knew they would look great paired with white pumpkins somewhere inside or outside the house.


Chandelier, Garden Stool, Rug, Similar Chair, Similar Table 1 2 3,  Similar Mirror
Similar Pillow 1 2, Greek Key Throw, Lamps

Dining Room-Ivory and gold

I'll be honest, I just used what I had already on hand for this year's table. All I added was this Greek key ribbon to tie the napkins. It's a great inexpensive alternative to napkin rings.


Living Room

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

I carried the peach and white theme from the living room to the kitchen since they are so open to each other.


Lanterns, Stools, Wreath, Similar Blue and White Vase


Tray, Candle


Gold Pumpkin Wreath


Similar round cutting board, Marble cutting board, Similar stand

Love these sugar free syrups to add to my coffee!


Table, Chairs, Chandelier, Similar Pumpkin, Art



Fire Pit, Loungers, Chairs, Sofa

It was important to decorate the pool area again this year because Dylan and his girlfriend took homecoming photos out here yesterday.

Can you believe this is the same little boy from when I first started blogging? He was only 10 back then and now he's 17! I would be sad, but he's grown into such a handsome, great kid that I can't be anything but proud.

I hope you enjoyed my fall tour!