Trend Alert: Caped Crusaders

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This fall we’re falling for a trend that has us feeling almost superhuman. This season let’s leave the emblazoned letters to the superheroes, but try their capes on for size. These elegant alternatives to jackets and coats are the perfect solution for those who prefer a little mobility in their outerwear. Not only are capes sophisticated and stylish, they’re also supremely comfortable. They also look perfect paired with a mini-dress or with tucked in jeans and killer boots for the ultimate in fall style. cfe2aa69e41081f36ea93ef6f328afae

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Oh Deer Decor Inspiration

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Fall may be hunting season, but the only hunting we’re doing is finding as many inspiring decor ideas involving our favorite fauns. Whether you’re into real taxidermy, or the ever-popular deer silhouette, this trend is one that works for many different room styles. It adds a taste of the great outdoors to your decor, but can easily work in a modern room. Or you can fully commit, and make your place as rustic as a hunting lodge. The deer can also work really well in both feminine and masculine spaces. Dress it up in gold and pink, or leave it unbleached for authenticity. b29c6ce3252b701f65a73dd210801d08

 

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Do you love deer decor? How would you integrate it into your space?

 

Statement Scarves Inspiration

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When it comes to dressing for colder weather, the key word to keep in mind is layering. Not only does layering allow you to be completely comfortable in any environment, it also lets you get a little more chic with your style with minimal effort. For instance, the scarf, which is an autumn mainstay, instantly adds polish to any fall outfit. Take a look at some of our favorite scarves for the season, and see how they impact the overall styling of the outfit!90092e7f63969ec86093dd309a36e4ce

 

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Color Story: Burnt Orange

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Fall is finally here! Saying goodbye to summer is bittersweet, but the lazy days of summer are forgotten almost immediately when you throw socks, hoodies and pumpkin spice everything into the mix. One of our favorite aspects of the season are the warm and earthy colors, like burnt orange. This hue perfectly captures the color of the changing autumn leaves and gets us in the mood for all things fall. e6f27a260da5b27c3c2928da081dc1fe

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Add it to your decor for a splash of color. You can go contemporary or rustic with a color like this.

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0c0415157337bf988c49086e0403acbbThe ultimate color to add to your autumn wardrobe. It looks great with neutrals and is great for layering since it isn’t too bright.

Autumnal Entryway Inspiration

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With the first day of autumn falling shortly upon us, we thought it was appropriate to welcome fall into out homes by embracing the season as the first thing guests see upon entering the home. Fall brings in a warmer, richer set of colors, and the first chills of the season make the home a welcome respite for those looking to warm up. What better way to represent the season than by making your entryway as autumnal as possible? Check out these beautiful decor setups that are perfect for the start of the season! 7b492b4bebcce5933c08d2d468c6b8eb (1)

 

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White After Labor Day

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Every fashionista has heard the age-old rule that one shouldn’t wear white after Labor Day. But why is this a rule, and more importantly, why should we listen? Rules are made to be broken after all, especially in fashion! Although you may not want to wear an all-white maxi dress with a big floppy straw hat, there are ways to work in white, all the way into next summer!

9f7221dc4982655c62b73cfd767f6d20A white top never goes out of season! If you want to keep rocking those delicate eyelets and crochet-trimmed tops, add some fall color, and a dark blazer. 8530af3e06546ce038942d5644793613Keep that white blazer out by pairing it with darker, black pieces.

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See? Wearing white after summer ends is easy!

 

DIY: Monogrammed Leather Accent Tote Bag

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Canvas tote bags are practical and great for running errands. But truth be told, they’re a little plain. Make your tote bag stand out with classic details that will instill your DIY creation with a preppy and sophisticated vibe, and avoid the question of paper or plastic once and for all.

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What You’ll Need:

Canvas Tote
Faux Leather Bias Binding
E6000
Scissors
Fabric Pen
Flatback Crystal Rhinestones

 

DSC_00711. Glue the faux leather trim on top on the canvas handles of your tote.

DSC_00882. Once the glue has dried, use E6000 to glue the trim across the top of the bag.

DSC_00903. Use small pieces of the trim to cover the edges of the bag.

DSC_01084. Write your initials, favorite word or phrase out lightly in pencil, and when you’re happy with the marks, go over it with your fabric pen.

DSC_01145. Finish your tote off with some sparkling accents by adding small flatback rhinestones to the top and bottom of your design!

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New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014 Recap

New York Fall/Winter Fashion Week may be over for 2014, but we’re still raving about this season’s collections! From classic rich jewel tones, to unexpected extraterrestrials; this week has been filled with gorgeous styles that we can’t wait to see off the runways and on the New York streets next winter. Here are a few of our favorite collections from this past week.

Zac Posen Fall Winter 2014As much as we love embellishments, sometimes the best style is determined by structure. Zac Posen’s dramatic gowns came in a limited palette without much pattern play. The magic of the styles was evident in their architecture, from gorgeous pleats to structured bodices.

Nanette Lepore Fall Winter 2014

Nanette Lepore went to a favorite palette for fall: berry and black. The silhouettes were simple and chic, and the lack of flourish made the collection look fresh and clean.

Ruffian Fall Winter 2014

In a dark and drab winterscape, Ruffian offers a welcome splash of color and shape!  Many of the pieces were dripping in luxurious silk, the perfect fabric for a glamorous winter gown.

Tadashi Shoji Fall Winter 2014

The looks at the Tadashi Shoji show were romantic and mysterious. With ornate and intricate details, gorgeous lace and velvet fabrics, and billowing light skirts; these styles are sure to be red carpet favorites!

Venexiana Fall Winter 2014

Venexiana’s collection this season had looks that were dark, daring and a little bit dangerous. Working with a cool icy palette, each style embraces the frosty season.

We can’t wait until Spring/Summer, but swooning over these looks might hold us over until then. For the time being, we’ll just imagine wearing these gorgeous frocks, while making our way through slush and snow of winter.

DIY Roundup: Autumn Decor

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While we love decorating for Halloween, all good things must come to an end, even a roll of fabulous vintage jacquard ribbon. Now that the holiday is over, it’s time to replace some of those ghoulish gourds and creepy creations with bright and warm fall decor. Here are a few of our favorite DIYs for autumn!

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Autumn Wreath | Better Homes and Gardens

You’re probably thinking you’ve seen one wreath, you’ve seen them all. Well this one really caught our eye. It captures the colors of fall beautifully, and we love those bright Chinese lanterns! It’s easy to make with the instructions on the Better Homes and Gardens website.

Rustic Elegance

Jute and Lace Vase | M&J Trimming

This jute and lace vase is just as cute as it was when we made it last year as a host or hostess gift. Fill it with sprigs of autumn leaves to really embrace the season!

Decorative Dish

Fall Leaf Bowl | Shelterness

Why shouldn’t bowls be seasonal and stylish? This fall leaf bowl from Shelterness is a great for holding treats, or as a catchall for keys. It also makes a great gift!

What a Hoot

Autumn Owl Decorations | A Beautiful Mess

Are you an avian aficionado? Make one of these cute little owls from A Beautiful Mess. Even a bird brain could do it!

Brown Bag Bouquet

Brown Paper Bag Flowers | A Place for UsThese beautiful brown flowers are made using an unlikely source: paper bags! Visit A Place for Us to find out how to make these thrifty and rustic fall decorations!

We hope we’ve inspired you to create some new decorations for the season! If you have any great ideas for fall decor that you think we would love, share them down below!

Top 5 DIY Oxfords

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As we get more into fall, we’re all about the “back to school” style that has us rocking our preppy basics. And the best preppy shoe is the oxford, of course! We want a cute way to update our oxfords this year, so we found the best DIY oxford tutorials to inspire us. Which one would you make?

DIY Metallic Oxfords by I Spy DIY

DIY Neon Oxfords by You Like It? I Made It

DIY Studded Oxfords by Runway DIY

DIY Color Block Oxfords by Minkette

DIY Color Block Oxfords by Syl and Sam