One of my favorite accessory trends this winter is the the bar cuff. Its simple architectural shape makes it the perfect statement piece. There have been so many fun variations popping up like this faux marble bar cuff (a bargain!) and more complex pieces like this copper one from Anthropologie. Different looks to fit every personality.
What accessories have you been rocking this season?
Can you believe Christmas is two weeks from today? We have finally gotten our house in the Christmas spirit, just in time for our annual holiday bash tomorrow. Greenery and sparkly lights were the theme this year. Keeping it simple and classic. The scent of evergreen is wafting through the air and the candles are flickering as I type. There is nothing more perfect. So looking forward to our final Christmas as newlyweds. Can’t believe next year we will have a party of 3.
How are your holiday decorations coming along? Do you love the smell of real trees as much as I do?
PS: If you need any help with last minute gift wrapping or shopping this year, we still have a few slots available. All the details are here. Also, if you want to make your own fa-la-la banner, just leave a comment or send me an email and I’ll send you the file. It takes 5 minutes or less to put together! My kind of DIY
Late last week, Pantone announced Marsala as the color of the year for 2015. My immediate thoughts were flashbacks to 1990s mauves and faded reds. With all of the beautiful shades of colors out there, I must admit I was a bit disappointed in this years selection.
Marsala is not the easiest of colors to wear, as it doesn’t work well with every skin tone. Incorporating different hues of Marsala is a good way to add a pop of the color into your wardrobe without overdoing it. Opt for darker saturations of the color, which can mix well with browns and metallics. It will be fun to see the creative ways the fashion and interior worlds incorporate Marsala into their trends in 2015.
What are your thoughts on Marsala? Do you currently have any Marsala pieces in your wardrobe? Are you have flashbacks to 90s couches and carpets?
It’s crazy to think that we’re starting the final stretch of pregnancy. Watching my body change over the past 7 months has been the most humbling and exciting process. Every time I look in the mirror, I get giddy with excitement to meet our little one.
The growing bump has definitely challenged my wardrobe. I’m still avoiding maternity clothes shopping, so wrap dresses are becoming my go-to staple. Not only are they super comfy, but the wrap around waistbands allow plenty for room for the expanding bump (and chest!). Expect lots of wrap dresses post-baby as well. Easy access for nursing, comfy, and adjustable fit for the deflating body are just a few of the reasons I’ll be rocking a wardrobe of wraps come Spring.
Here are a few other wraps I currently have my eyes on:
As the days are getting colder, we all have the insane urge to pile on clothes until you are your own little heating system. Believe it or not, but there is a fashionable way to do this that DOES NOT include basketball shorts under jeans or a sweatshirt over a t-shirt which is over another sweatshirt. These layering systems are all great for around the house, but we do not step out in public like that. No way. So I decided to create a little “how to” guide on staying warm in the winter and layering fashionably. You can even shop the post below! Bundle up boys.