It’s finally that time of year, y’all!! Fall and Halloween decor have arrived at Kirklands!! And this year, they have SUCH A GREAT LINEUP!!! I’m sharing my faves here but I also did a store walk through in my Instagram stories so you can head over there next to see the “live” version of most of these goodies!!
There are a few online only items below but if they had it in store I shared it over on IG. ☺️
I know it’s a little later than intended (thanks so much for y’all’s patience with me over the last few weeks) but here it is! Finally! The Best Amazon Sweaters for both Fall AND Winter!! I’ve rounded up not just my faves, but also those that have AMAZING reviews, are super affordable, AND can be worn into the winter, and maybe even spring months! YAY!
A few of these I already own, and a few are in my cart for purchase! I’m really feeling the chunky turtleneck sweaters this season. 😍
Huge thank you to Penguin Dry Ice for sponsoring today’s post! And an even BIGGER thank you to you guys for supporting the brands that support this little blog and our little fam! You guys help keep things running around here and we appreciate it more than you know!!
It’s Hocus Pocus time witches!! I absolutely LOVE this time time of year!! The pumpkins, the leaves, the crisp smelling air, the spooky, and of course THE WITCHES! If you’ve been following for a while you know every year I create a spooky tablescape. Well this year….I wanted to up my Halloween game! (See last year’s photos below.)
2018 Halloween Tablescape
2018 Halloween Tablescape
2018 Halloween Tablescape
As much as I loved my spooky tablescape last year, I knew this year I wanted to step up the creepy just a bit. My kids are getting older and they LOVE Halloween as much as I do so I wanted to do something fun and creative for them (and for me lol).
Yay!!!! It’s finally here!!! The new Fall Hearth and Hand line officially launched at Targettoday!!! There are so many beautiful items you guys! I mean duh, would we expect anything less from Queen Joanna?! I wouldn’t necessarily call today Christmas Morning…but it’s a close runner up! Haha!
Seriously though, I love the warm neutrals she used with the subtle pops of traditional fall color! I’m probably loving it so much because it’s exactly what I envisioned when I started thinking through my plans for this year’s fall decor. That must mean me and JoJo are spirit animals. #nootherwaytoseeit Haha okay I’m kidding! I swear I’m not creepy!
Well I guess we better jump into the goodies here before things get weird.
Mornin’ y’all! Okay, so I’ve been thinking about starting this Weekly Steals series for a while now and today I decided to go ahead and take the plunge! Every week I get inundated with marketing emails of all kinds. Most of the time I just delete and ignore because it just gets to be soooooo much information. I have no doubt that many of you feel (and delete) the same way I do! That said, I thought it would be helpful to start taking those emails, filtering through, and rounding up what I think are the best deals for that week (every week). I’ll then link them here (so you can have them all in one place), share my favorite picks from each retailer, and lastly, do a brief recap of the things I shared on my Instagram stories so you can find them once they disappear.
What do y’all think? Would you find a Weekly Steals & Recap series helpful? Most of the items will be home and home decor related, but I will include any fashion/beauty/lifestyle items I shared throughout the week in my recap portion.
**Also to note, this will be the only time I do a long winded intro for this series. 😂😂 . Just wanted to preface what the plan was here.
You guys wanted me to do a quick round-up while Old Navy was having their HUGE 50% off sale! So I’ve gathered my faves here in this post for y’all! I’ve even included mens & kids items too! Happy Shopping Friends!!
Alright guys. Today we’re talking simplicity in our wardrobes.
Capsule wardrobes, for those who may be new to them, are all about keeping things simple. The basic principles are: only have things in your closet that you love, that fit you NOW, and that can generally be paired with anything else in your closet.
You’ll notice that capsules typically consist of lots of basic neutrals with just pops of patterns & colors sprinkled in here and there. This allows you to mix & match virtually your whole closet without having to spend too much money! It also makes getting dressed in the morning WAY easier! Gone are the days of standing in your closet staring for 20 minutes before you just start trying on absolutely anything that will fit! If you’ve kept up with your capsule, everything fits!
Now even though the idea of a capsule is to keep it simple , every once in a while, it may be helpful to do a little refresh that brings us back into the appropriate style decade (although, if you held on to things long enough, some of your wardrobe choices from the early 90s may very well be back in style right now, lol). The goal of a style refresh is to just add a few key pieces that will update your look but still allow you to continue wearing most of what you already have in your closet.
So, to help you guys visualize what I mean, I put this little style session together for y’all. This fall I shopped around to see what looks were “trending”, what out of those looks I actually liked, what was “me”, and what would easily fit into my existing capsule. This is what I came up with!
1 Outfit, 8 Different Ways
White Jeans, Plaid Flannel Top, Boots
By incorporating one or two additional pieces from my closet, I was able to create 7 more looks that spun off the first original outfit.
Cute Tan Sweater Added
Maroon Sweater with Plaid Wrapped Around Waist
Maroon Sweater Over Plaid Top
Maroon Sweater Around the Waist
Camel Cardigan Layered On
Maroon Cami Under Layered Sweater Look
White Jeans, Maroon Sweater, Mule Booties
Some of the pieces you see here are brand new (they’re the items I bought as part of my fall refresh), and some I’ve had for a while. I wanted to show you guys here that even with one basic outfit, you can create so many different looks! You can layer it, add color, change a sweater or a jacket, wear it with different shoes, make subtle changes that not only change the look, but allow you to get the most out of your wardrobe (and your wallet)! It’s about being smart with your choices when you’re shopping.
Tip: When you are out shopping, before you buy something, think to yourself, “Can I wear this with at least 5 other things I already own in my closet?” It’s a good way to just make sure that you’re staying true to your capsule’s “theme”, if you will.
I really like the way my capsule came together for fall!! The colors I added in are “in style” & trending, but I of course made a point to stay true to myself & my style! ☺️ The outfits above have been some of my go-to’s this season! I’m loving the chunky sweater look; especially when you can incorporate a fun plaid in there! In Chicago, layers are a must so I nearly always have a cardigan handy too! Again, the point is to you use items you already own to put together some different looks. But, if for some reason you don’t own some of these staples, or you’re still working on putting together a capsule for the first time, just make sure you’re thinking ahead as you buy. Get a visual, (kinda like the series I put together above) to help you decided which pieces will make the biggest impact & give you the biggest return. Can you see several different outfits coming together just by adding one piece? Or do you need to add a few of the basic staples to allow you to create the looks? Whatever the answer, just make sure you’re planning things out to help you stay on track!
Well, hopefully y’all found this helpful! Let me know in the comments below if you guys want to see more of these types of posts! What are some tips/tricks you guys use to stay on track with your capsule? I’d love to know!!
Alright you guys, I have to be honest. I’m probably not the craftiest blogger you follow, not by a long shot…but still, on occasion, I’ll bust out a good (and always easy) DIY that even I can be proud of, lol 😂.
What?🤷🏻♀️ I can be hard to please. 😬
Okay, so this DIY pumpkin craft only requires 4 supplies! Soooo easy!! Annnnnd I got all mine in one place. Can you guess where?? Michaelsof course! Lol! Y’all know I love me some Michaels!
Who loves decorating for Fall?? 🙋🏻🙋🏻🙋🏻 This girl does for sure!! But I also know how expensive it can be decorating year after year, season after season. Styles change, so do our tastes/preferences; & then add to that the constantly evolving trends…sometimes it feels like we need to spend an arm & a leg to decorate for the season. Well, thankfully, that’s just not true!! We can definitely give our homes a little seasonal refresh WITHOUT breaking the bank!
I don’t know exactly what it is about fall, but something about its arrival makes me want to decorate my house like I’m living in my own little personal Hobby Lobby! 😂 I’m talking hours of arranging & rearranging & figuring out where to put my 1,500 fall signs, 350,000 pumpkins, & 2.5 TONS of faux floral. Okay, maybe those numbers are slightly exaggerated (although if you ask my husband he’ll probably say they’re “dead-on-balls-accurate”— My Cousin Vinnie anyone??). The point is, I’m obsessed with this time of year, and pretty much remain in design-mode until early January. Sounds exhausting right? Well it can be, but I LOVE it!
Now, because I know not everyone goes all-out crazy like me, I decided to break up the fall blog posts into smaller (& less overwhelming 😂) chunks. So, last week I shared my Fall Tablescape, today we’re talking about Fall Signs; & coming soon, I’ll be sharing a fun Fall Round-Up (basically some simple & affordable ways to bring autumn indoors). Then, after that, we’ll be talking Halloween Table Ideas! So stay tuned for those.