This week, for the first time ever, I decorated a fall mantel. It was fun and easy, and I recommend giving it a try even if you’ve never done it before! Here’s my step-by-step guide on how to replicate this look, plus how to make cheap plastic fake pumpkins look a lot classier.
Fall officially arrived September 22, 2016, which obviously means that summer is out of here. This is a sad time for people who love the warm temperatures and sunshine of summer, but I’m ready for gray days and drizzle. What can I say, I’m an Oregon native. Although I lived in San Francisco for five years, […]
After our long, hot summer, I’m enjoying the transition to Fall this year. With just the hint of a chill in the air, I’m looking forward to wearing cozy sweaters while sipping from a mug of tea. But some extra inspiration from Betina Lou certainly doesn’t hurt. They always seem to have the perfect striped and […]
Before I made these pears, I had never roasted fruit before. Sure, I’ve baked it in pies and crumbles, but I don’t think that counts. Last week we were getting ready to leave on our trip and I had a few unripe pears in the fridge that I wasn’t sure what to do with. For […]
Houndstooth is one of those patterns that seems to make a resurgence every few years, and this fall it’s back in full force. Like plaid, it’s a classic that can look prim or punk, depending on the rest of the outfit. I’ve been seeing it in oversize scales, non-traditional fabrics and colors, and grungy versions […]
Top row: Elle Street Chic, Fashionist Middle row: Fashionist, Elle Street Chic Bottom row: The Sartorialist, Fashionist As always, see more of my picks on my Street Style board.
Every year people get really into pumpkin spice this-and-that, but for a fall-inspired drink, I’m way more into apple cider. This cocktail couldn’t be easier (it hardly counts as a recipe!), and if you like ginger, it’ll be right up your alley. If you’re not a fan of ginger, you can just substitute light or […]
Remember this hat I found at Goodwill recently? I gave it a makeover! As you can see, I added a piece of black velvet ribbon and a tortoiseshell buckle. The ribbon is secured in several places with a couple of stitches, so I can easily switch it up later if I decide I want to […]
A couple of days ago I decided my dining room table needed a flower bouquet. I knew I wanted it to be very autumn-y, so I stuck to backyard flowers and seasonal foliage. Here are some tips for making your own autumn bouquet. Flowers with fall colors (gold, red, orange, yellow) are a good place […]