This season fashionistas are going full-force with faux fur! We’re seeing the most stylish ladies rocking colorful coats that have a life of their own whenever the wind picks up. We love this over-the-top style, and it sure helps that you get to walk around in a comfy cozy blanket! Years ago faux fur was met with looks of disdain, but the game has changed and now we’re seeing this unique textile in high-quality finishes and fun colors. Another added bonus of going faux? The lower price tag means more room for experimentation. You want a hot pink fur coat that is guaranteed to only be on trend for one season? You do it.
When it comes to fall colors, there’s one that is almost always in our homes, on our feet, and dominating the landscape. We’re talking about a neutral that goes with almost everything, and imparts an undeniable classic flair: cognac. The color is like its namesake; woodsy and warm with a hint of masculinity.
Cognac is the perfect shade of brown for leather accessories like bags and boots. A pair of cognac boots and skinny dark-wash jeans are a match made in heaven for fall.
Want to make your home feel cozy, rugged, and also somehow luxurious? Enter the cognac leather couch. This warm color makes your home inviting, especially when used on such a statement piece in the room.
While cognac may seem to take a backseat to other fall wedding colors, don’t be fooled! This beautiful brown makes its way into wedding decor through leather and wooden accents.
Embroidery artist, Ana Teresa Barboza isn’t your average needlepoint star. She takes a medium that has often been relegated to high-society women in history books, and breathed life into this forgotten art form by thinking outside the box, or in this case, the hoop. Barboza created a collection of landscapes that appear to be growing out of the embroidery hoop, and take on a life of their own with wide knits and knots crawling out of the frame.
But she doesn’t stop at landscapes. Barboza also recreates plants and uses the natural likeness of thread to roots to create a multi-dimensional piece that straddles reality and art.
While florals have always been a popular theme for embroidered art, this ain’t your average throw pillow art. The bold colors and unique outline of the female figure make this piece a standout.
Looking for the perfect gift for your holiday host? This DIY is the perfect last minute present that is sure to dazzle! These lace votive holders will set the cozy mood for any soiree, and they may even use them for the party as soon as they get them!
What You’ll Need:
Glass Votive Holders
4” Fine Metallic Lace
Small candles1. Wrap your lace around the candle holder.
2. Measure and cut.
3. Cut one edge off of the lace trim so that the bottom is relatively flat.
4. Add glue to your lace and gently wrap it around the votive. Place on candle holder carefully, and let it dry.
As we approach the holiday hosting season and the invites for holiday parties start pouring in, questions start to swirl around our head. Should I bring a gift? Should I arrive early? What spoon goes with which dish? And other inquiries of etiquette that only seem to arise around this time of year. Fret not! We have some tips to make you the best guest at the party! And if you’re hosting? Check out our tips on how to be the Host with the Most!
Offer to help! If you see your host struggling, and even if you don’t, offer to lend a hand in the kitchen. It will be greatly appreciated by the person hosting, and the hungry crowd outside of the kitchen.
Bring a small token of appreciation. Whether it’s a bottle of wine or a gift you made yourself, a small something never goes unnoticed! You can even offer to bring one of the courses to make the party even easier on the host!
Be Punctual. Don’t be late! Especially if you happen to be bringing the appetizers!
Power through. Unless you’re allergic, don’t fuss over a food you may not like. Although it may be a bit challenging if you have certain food gripes, the person who made it put love and effort into each bite, and that’s the best ingredient of all!
Burlap and rich autumn colors are favorites of the season. Adding them instantly adds fall flavor to your table, and we’re not talking cinnamon.
Go for the gold with this fall tablescape, and easily transition into winter by switching out a few seasonal elements!
Chillier weather means the outdoor parties of summer head inside, but not if you prepare with blankets and pillows!
Instantly add warmth to your table by, well, adding warmth. A cluster of candles will instantly add a cozy feeling to your surroundings.
Embrace the harvest season with some harvest-themed decor!
These polka dot napkins from Freut Cake are great for the playful party host because is there a pattern that’s more playful than polka dots? Nope.
The perfect gift for that host who loves to match, this geometric embroidered set is the stuff of their pattern-obsessed dreams!
These watercolor mugs from Poppy Talk are perfect for the high-energy host. They need to get their fuel from somewhere, right?
These cement votive holders from Say Yes are great for those who like their space industrial with a feminine touch, or for a new couple who are still trying to figure out how to balance his stuff v. her stuff.
A DIY gift for the DIYer? Check. A tiny DIY terrarium kit is all they need to get their green thumb and creativity going!
When it comes to dressing for fall and winter, there’s one color combination that will stand the test of time and trends. We’re talking about a pairing of neutrals that is so classic that it can make almost any outfit instantly chic and worthy of a street-style photo. Yes, we’re talking about camel and black, an enduring combo for those days when figuring out color palettes is just too tiresome, or really any day for that matter. That’s how hot this color combo is.
Wearing all black, topped off with a camel-colored wool jacket is a popular way to rock this trend.
Why stop at two neutrals, when your can freely wear the entire spectrum? Add some cream and beige to the mix!
Don’t be scared to add a little gray to the mix. It will still look incredible, we promise.
A camel cape is just what you need to stay on top of the biggest trends for fall!
If you’re not into the tailored look, try a more casual approach. It works just as well!
The world’s most famous country crooners got together last night to honor their most epic talent. But the songs weren’t the only hits that night! All of the stunning singers looked phenomenal dressed to the nines, but here were some of our favorites from the biggest night in country music!
Host, Carrie Underwood, shines in a beaded nude dress.
Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman were the ultimate cool couple. We loved Nicole’s floral embroidered dress. It added a hint of bohemia to an otherwise formal event!
Actress and rising country star, Lucy Hale stunned in a striking crimson number.
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw were chic and stylish in black ensembles.
Kellie Pickler rocked the sheer paneled trend in this beautiful navy beaded gown.
Halloween may be over, but we’re still very much in the middle of fall! So pack away those scary pumpkins and embrace the colors of fall by adding some foliage to your decor! An unusual palette for fall, this centerpiece still draws in the bright yellows and greens of the season.
This fall wreath captures the rich colors of fall perfectly!
Like your seasonal decor minimal? Highlight the beauty of individual leaves by pressing them into frames!Fall foliage looks pretty great in gold. Learn how to make this mobile yourself on the Free People blog!
Or just let the leaves speak for themselves by putting cut branches in a large vase!