button up

Rachel Bilson has always been one of my favorite celebrity style icons. I absolutely love how she paired this printed button up with such bold pants {not to mention this seasons go to leopard print heels}. I have put together a few similar, affordable looks.

{inspiration via whowhatwear.com}

black floral button up {Urban Outfitters $69} leopard heels {Alloy $29.90} black clutch {BCBGeneration $50.99} red pants {Asos, $58.54} floral top {forever 21, $19.80} black button down {Alloy, $32.90}

scalloped velvet

I bought these flats this week and absolutely adore them! The fabric and the cut are so unique and perfect for the fall! They are available in multiple shades and for only $19.50 I couldn’t pass them up!

shade upgrade

One of the lamps in my bedroom I have had since college! And it has been needing a face lift for a while now. With the help of my talented mom we recently took on a lamp shade upgrade.

The process was fairly easy, I have outlined the main steps below!

1. Trace outline of lampshade {make sure you trace both the top and bottom of the shade}

2. Cut out traced pattern to use as a guide to cut fabric for shade

3. Add iron on sheets to the back of the decorative fabric before cutting out your design

4. Cut out flower design {we used a pre-printed fabric, you can always make your own for design variations}

5. Iron on flower design to fabric back

6. Use a hot glue gun to adhere fabric to the lamp shade

7. Use a fabric edging to finish off the top and bottom seems of the shade {hot glue was used to apply}

lovely loafers

Menswear plays an important role in this falls wardrobe. I absolutely adore the loafers {or smoking shoes as they are also called} that I have been seeing. More importantly I love the ones below. Slightly masculine in a feminine print.

1. their way: Jimmy Choo, $495

2. the moderate way: Sam Edelman, $150  

3. the save way: Asos, $54.89

friday finds {diy}

This recent find {from takethesidestreet.com} is a diy project that I plan to tackle on this long holiday weekend. I absolutely love candles and have them ALL over my house. This is such a great way to dress up basic candle holders and the final look is amazing!


{hurricane candle holder $22.27}

do it yourself

{DIY find, click through for full instructions}

perfect shade for September

Well hello September, can’t believe you’re already here. I’m looking forward to the long weekend you bring with you {but first a fresh mani/pedi}! This time of year can always be difficult for nail polish. I’m over the brights and pastels but not ready for the darker shades. I recently came across the perfect transition color {goes on a little more gray than the picture shown} at my local drugstore and I have it on my nails since.

{Revlon, Gray Suede, 705}


I recently had a dresser melt down. I am so ready for a new piece furniture, yet not ready to make the purchase and also not ready to tackle a large painting project. On an excursion to my local Anthropologie, I came across the most unique drawer pulls {in the sales section} that I knew would hold me over on a new piece of furniture! And when I do purchase a new piece and I can always re-use the knobs on other pieces and cabinets too!

Below are a few current drawer pulls on the sales rack! {All only $2.95, originally $8-10} *check your local store for in-store options as well!

running on empty

Perfume bottle empty? No need to throw away the bottle. Just clean it out really well {soap and water does the trick} and re-use as a bud vase. I recently finished a bottle of perfume I purchased on a vacation in San Francisco and did not want to part ways with the bottle. I knew it would work perfect for smaller flowers! It now serves as a little reminder {souvenir} of the great trip I had!

{empty perfume bottle}

{fresh flowers}

{the perfect bud vase}

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