Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Home.

In response to my earlier post at the pumpkin patch, I got to carve my pumpkin earlier this week. At the time I was thinking about my home in Michigan and the beautiful falls I've experienced there, so of course, a pumpkin is the perfect place to illustrate my memories, right? If Cinderella taught me anything, its that pumpkins can magically deport you to the places of your deepest desires.


P.S. That's a pretty accurate depiction people. Prettttty good.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Fall Trend: Casual Sequins

Fall Trend: Casual Sequins



One of the trends catching my eye (quite literally) this season, is these sequin tops. Typically, I think this fabric has been reserved for the nightlife, and not in a good way. But it's time to bring sequins to the light!  The key to wearing these bright tops is bringing it down to a more casual look. Light wash denim, paired with some booty wedges, brings the outfit for the perfect level. The key to this look is layering, and staying away from dark colors and satin materials.
  These looks inspired me to create my own sequin top - more to come! 








Zoë Jordan batwing sleeve top
$215 - theoutnet.com


Alice Olivia top
$240 - theoutnet.com

Thursday, October 24, 2013

DIY: Plaid Fleece Ear Warmer

This headband has been the perfect fall accessory for me. I love pops of red, especially during the fall when my wardrobe tends to consist or darker or neutral colors. And it really sticks out among the beautiful fall scenery. Early morning walks, or late night rides on my moped - is an easy cute way to keep the noggin warm.

Supplies:
1/4 yd. of Fleece
Matching Thread

Yup. That's it.

Directions:
1. Cut two rectangles in fleece of 4.5" by 18" and one rectangle 1" by 2"
2. Sew two pieces together wrong sides together, leaving the ends open to create a "tube"
3. Turn inside out, connecting the "tube" into a continuous circle and pin.
4. Sew around edges with 5/8" seam allowance, so now you have the "band" of the head band.
5. Cinch together one side of the headband with your smaller rectangle.
6. Place on ears for added warmth.

Yup. That's it.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Bumble Bees & Jones Creek Apple Orchard





You may call me un-American (and I would say ha! jokes on you, I'm Canadian AND American), but I've never gone to a pumpkin patch to pick my own pumpkin for carving. But my family never really went all out for the Halloween Holidays. Lets just say, I was an old lady for three years, and my two older sisters, myself, and my brother included, were all the same bumble bee at one point in our costume career. My mom was a genius at raiding the dress-up box and creating costumes two hours before trick'or'treat call time (maybe if you're lucky pictures will appear in the near-future).
Anyways - while we did each year partake in the decorations of an oddly shaped pumpkin face, I had never been to a pumpkin patch! So when my roommate Sam and I started planning out a date to escape the city and enjoy these wonderful fall festivities, I was ecstatic when we finally found a date that worked for the both of us between our busy schedules.
We scoured the pumpkin fields looking for our magical pumpkins.

[We did find this gem in the field, apparently the farm owners forgot to tell us that Harry Potter's mandrake plants were living here as well and we needed to bring our own noise-canceling headphones]

I finally did settle on a pair of twin baby pumpkins, and a handful of personally picked apples.  We will see how my pumpkins will be transformed in the next couple days!

P.S. The headband/earwarmers were made by mwah, and are super easy so you could too! Post to come on this DIY

Sunday, October 13, 2013