Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Lust List



Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Crushin' on Blush

TOP :: Wayf // EARRINGS :: Gorjana // SHOES :: Ulla Johnson

If you asked me if I considered myself to be a "pink" person my answer would most likely be no. I never really liked the color growing up and always gravitated more towards blues and turquoises. Recently, however,  I've been extremely drawn to soft blushes and "mauve" hues- subtle enough they can almost be considered a neutral. These pretty shades of pink are all over this season from sweaters, to shoes, and handbags and accessories. There are so many beautiful blush pieces out right now that we are dying for. We've rounded up our favorites in a boutique below but here are a few highlights::

  • We featured this bell sleeved cardigan a few weeks back and we still love it! It also comes in a few other colors and it's only $39!
  • These slip on sneakers! We love a good slip on and this color is just so pretty. 
  • Comfy sweatshirts anyone? I don't know about you but they are all I wear once the temps drop below 60. Loving this one (comes in a ton of colors) and this one from J. Crew. 
  • This looks like a super easy shirtdress that's super affordable and it also comes in a ton of colors. 
  • We love a good faux leather jacket and the color of this one is so pretty!
xo Chrissy

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Mini Bags, Big Statement

BAG:: Chloe // JEANS:: AG // TOP:: Rebecca Taylor // SUNNIES:: Ray Ban

I purchased this Chloe bag right before we went on our honeymoon ( crazy it's almost been 2 years!) and I knew it was a really great "mini" bag. It's perfect for traveling and walking around the city on the weekends when I don't have the usual stuff that I carry during the week weighing me down. 

Browsing some Fall style forecasts, I have been seeing a ton of mini statement bags. Although small in size, the colors and even the straps or handles make a really great accessory to any outfit. Some are shoulder and cross body and others are top handles. I love when a bag like my Chloe above gives me the option to wear slung on my shoulder ( long or short, the strap is adjustable!) or across my body when I'm feeling extra sporty!

Whenever Friday rolls around I put away my work week tote and switch out to a weekend bag. It's kind of like putting away your stress and whatever else you carry around during the week ( I have about 18 hair ties and baby glosses in my work week tote) and starting off the weekend on a new lighter note!

xx Kaitlin


Friday, September 15, 2017

Friday Favorites :: Slides

SHOES:: Splendid (on sale in black)

Slides, mules, slip ons, whatever you want to call them. They are quite possibly my favorite kind of shoe for fall and spring. Mostly because they are super easy and almost always comfortable, but I also feel like they can really make an everyday outfit stand out. Especially with the variety of styles, colors and materials they come in. Velvet, suede, embellished, leather, patterned, tied with a little bow. Loving this style that is currently 50% off! I've rounded up some of my favorites for you below!

xo Chrissy


Thursday, September 14, 2017

End Tables :: Styling Tips

END TABLE:: World's Away // COUCH:: Restoration Hardware // BOOK:: Louis Vuitton // CANDLE:: Bergdorf Goodman // PILLOWS:: Custom (similar here and here) // Gold Spikes:: HomeGoods (similar here) // MATCHES:: fun matchbooks here // COASTERS:: Shopbop

Styling shelves, a coffee table or end table / nightstand can be really difficult. There is a whole formula to this technique that can be quite confusing. I am actually way better at styling an étagère than a coffee table. Without fresh flowers ( mine tend to die very quickly - there are some pretty good fake flowers as another option) I always have difficulty working around other pieces without my centerpiece. But end tables, with a smaller surface area aren't as hard!
 

My number one piece for any styling is a really thick coffee table book. They are really easy to add anywhere in the home and are great to play off of. My end table in our living room is pretty simple! With one thick book, I made that my center piece and worked around it. On top of the book I put a candle, a small acrylic frame, a fun match book, and agate coasters. 

The larger piece in the back I found at HomeGoods ( they have really awesome hidden gems but you have to go on the right day - it can be a total hit or miss) I liked that this piece instead of a lamp tied in the gold but also gave a pretty straight forward layout some fun. If my end table was a round one which I have thought about switching too, I would probably put a lamp and redo the surface differently. My issue with home décor is that I am constantly changing my mind ( I spend too much free time on Pitnerest) and I get carried away in changing things up which can be costly. 



See what else I am loving for styling your end tables (or any other surface) below!


xx Kaitlin

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Lust List



Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Light Layers

JACKET:: IRO (similar here and style steal here) // JEANS:: J Brand // TEE:: LOFT // BELT:: Hermes // SHOES:: Jimmy Choo

You're hot, you're cold, you're hot again and then cold again. It's that funny time of the year- the time of year when you step into the sun and end up being way too hot but the second you move into the shade you're freezing. It's exactly what was happening to me this past Saturday and I legit ended up taking my sweater on and off about a million times. It's the time of year when all you really need is a light layer. Something to throw over your tee shirt or top just to give you an extra bit of warmth. I tend to gravitate towards longer cardigans but also love a shorter light weight jacket. I snagged this IRO one (similar here not on sale and similar style steal here) on major sale at Saks this summer. I don't typically shy away from wearing white after Labor Day and knew I could wear this jacket year round.

I did a massive roundup of some lighter layers below. Kind of digging this sweater with the contrasting trim.









Photos by Courtney Ann Photography





 

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