With plaid skirts, peekaboo socks and collared shirts everywhere, the school girl trend is huge for fall. To put my own spin on it, I used happy accessories and bright colors paired with structured prepster basics to create my own version of the look.
I’m so excited to introduce a new blog series today – Vandigram. I absolutely love getting creative with my iPhone for Instagram photos, and since many of the shots aren’t shown on my blog, I’m going to share my week in Instagram photos every Friday.
You may already know that I am a huge Disney fan, but this photo of my collection shows how much I loveDisney animated classic and Pixar movies. I began my Disney DVD collection by joining the Disney Movie Club, where you can get 4 Disney or Pixar blu-ray movies for $1 upon joining and get offered amazing deals every month that you can easily accept or decline via email.
My dad brought home these beautiful and delicious Kate Weiser chocolates as a gift from my favorite English teacher. Although they look too pretty to eat, they are equally as delicious with unique, melt-in-your-mouth flavors like apricot & lavender, key lime pie and even sweet potato. I was excited to find out that Kate is a young Dallas entrepreneur and chocolatier whose new shop can be found at Trinity Groves.
If you’ve seen my post about my room or my vanity, you may know I love decorating. Last Christmas, a bar cart was at the top of my list, and I was so excited to receive this pretty gold one from Target. I love the sleek look of the gold and wood paired together and the wheels make it easy to move for parties, breakfast in bed surprises, and more. After doing some research on Pinterest, I immediately set out to decorate the newest addition to my apartment.
The great thing about a bar cart is that there are so many ways to utilize them and decorate them to fit your personal style or a particular occasion. As a wine lover, I already had a small wine rack, electric opener and wine glasses from various wineries to start with. I found these geometric mirrored coasters from Jonathan Adler (similar) and this set of fun patterned plates (similar) from Target to add some pizzaz to the cart and added some of my other favorite items from my kitchen like bowls, shot glasses and a few of my favorite wine stoppers. I added a little flair with some personal trinkets like this school-spirited gold longhorn sculpture, a couple of fashion books and one of my favorite Volcano candles. Check out some of my other favorite picks for bar care necessities and decor above.
Happy Sunday! Tomorrow is Columbus Day, and with so many fabulous sales going on we have more to celebrate than Christopher Columbus’ sail across the ocean blue. Here is a compilation of some of my favorite sale items! Enjoy!
MACY’S – 20% off site-wide w/code FALL. Ends 10/13.
FOREVER 21 – Additional 30% off fall clearance w/ code TAKE30. Ends 10/19.
PIPERLIME – 20% off site-wide w/code FALL20. Ends 10/13.
ACL Weekend 2 starts today, and I wanted to share another festival-inspired look! Equally as exciting as the music at festivals is the fashion, which has become a category of its own thanks to festivals like ACL, Lollapalooza and Coachella. From Kimonos to bright floral headbands, festivals have become the time to express your inner flower child. Whether attending and music festival or not , much can be learned from these easy breezy- hippie-chic looks.
What better way to start the first full week of October than with a Fall Giveaway? I’ve teamed up with five Austin bloggers for a mega-giveaway featuring four amazing Austin designers AND one of my fave brands, Anthropologie. Starting today through October 16th, one lucky winner will receive the amazing items listed below. Entering is simple! Just follow the steps at the end of this post. Happy fall, y’all!
Happy ACL Weekend 1! In honor of Austin’s most celebrated music festival, I wanted to share this pretty little boho dress (similar Nasty Gal) I found that would be perfect for this weekend’s festivities. My dresses tend to get the least love in my closet because I always find pairing tops and bottoms more interesting and fun, but this dress is an exception. With romantic sheer lace and a beautifully embroidered floral print, it doesn’t even call for much in accessories, which will make your life loads easier when you have three days worth of concerts to attend.
Braids are a no-brainer for this year’s festival. I went with my go-to “Heidi braids” for this look, but any kind of braided do will do. I paired these fringe boots (similar Anthropologie) that boast a free-spirited vibe, but I’d probably go for a pair without the heel for the festival. These Kendra Scott gold drop earrings are surprisingly lightweight and I absolutely love the fun statement this gold fringe cuff makes.
If you’re twirling around Zilker Park this weekend or next, have fun and be safe!
From midi to maxi, the 50′s full skirt trend has made a major comeback, and I’m certainly not complaining. There’s something about a full skirt that just makes you wanna twirl. The silhouette is so feminine and flattering on every figure. I rocked this lilac full midi skirt a few months ago on the blog, but I may be even more in love with the maxi versions of the trend. So you can imagine my excitement when I spotted this beautiful full floral maxi skirt from Austin-based clothing label Rare Trends (I’m also loving this navy blue one by Shabby Apple).
I styled the skirt with a bustier crop top (similar She Inside), also from the clothing label, for a look that’s perfect for a fall black tie wedding or evening event. I love the idea of swapping a formal dress or gown for a gorgeous full maxi skirt and crop top as an unexpected twist (did you see Sarah Hyland’s look at the Emmy’s? Obsessed.) To accessorize, I wore strappy black and gold sandals, a studded gold clutch, vintage earrings and this amazing snake-inspired gold cuff from Kendra Scott (similar ).
Next time you’re shopping for a fall or winter special event, consider swapping your traditional dress for a fun, feminine full maxi skirt.
With oversized everything currently trending, I was inspired when I found this Texas-sized, patent leather belt in my closet. I haven’t worn it in several years, but after seeing these oversized belt looks on Who What Wear a few weeks ago, I decided to style it for a wear-to-work look.
To add a little bit of playfulness to the look, I paired this leopard turban headband and neon red lipstick. This is a fun look for the office, but bring a lightweight sweater for those cold boardroom meetings.
Fall has made itself official, and just in time for the actual cool weather to hit, I’ve put together my personal list of fashion necessities for fall 2014 – and all for unbeatable prices. Several online retailers are having amazing sales right now, so I pulled both from both current sales going on and some of my favorite online stores to find steals. Read on to see my list of must-haves this season…
60’s Inspired Sunnies – Sixties fashion is in full force for fall, and these sunnies help you add a quick touch. **ASOS is running 25% off fall styles.