southwest for the fall

I love the southwestern influence that I have been seeing for the fall! I have compiled below some of my favorite southwest finds{best of all majority are under $60}!

{PonchoUrban Outfitters, $42, Shrug, Forever 21, $27.80}

{Tribal Print Pants, Forever 21, $17.80 Aztec Skirt, Asos, $60.34Tribal Skirt, Forever 21, $9.50}

{Watch, Urban Outfitter, $38, Hat, Urban Outfitters, $34 , Boots, LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s, $58.99, Scarf, Forever 21, $8.80, Purse, Urban Outfitters, $59}

{feather earrings, Urban Outfitters, $29, necklace, Forever 21, $7.80}

chalk it up

Who doesn’t love chalk? Takes me back to when I was a kid! I recently had a little fun with chalkboard paint. I collected glass items from around the house and purchased a few as well, and added a personalized touch with chalkboard paint! Such an easy project! I highly encourage you to give it a try as well!


Things you will need:

-chalkboard paint

 -paint brush

 -painters tape

-glass items {photo frames, canisters, wine carafe, plates etc.}


{paint, with painters tape}

{painted frames}

{painted cheese plate}

{watching paint dry... takes a few days}

{perfect for party frames, name plates, food labels and candy jars}

{personalized cheese plate}

Chalk Tips:

 -Allow paint to fully dry before using chalk. According to directions this may take up to 4 days.

 -Chalk works best on glass, not plastic.

 -Need more items to paint? Ikea, WalMart and Target have a great selection of inexpensive glass items.

friday finds {stamped}

I came across these precious stamps {from eat | pray | create} and they are just the perfect thing to keep on hand. You can use them on notes, party favors, invitations, fabric… come to think of it pretty much anything! And the price of the stamps is hard to beat, for such a personalized touch! Best part you can always change up the look with different color ink.

{thanks, $6.75}

{hello, $10}

{customized, $15}

{hello, $6}

{plain cards and envelopes, perfect to stamp on}

their way & the save way…

suede booties

I have been eyeing these amazing suede booties from Tory Burch, yet have not been able to wrap my mind around the price tag. On a recent stop at Old Navy I found a similar look! And, I won’t feel guilty if the light colored suede gets a little dirty. Now all I need is cooler temperature and for the leaves to change!

their way

{Tory Burch, denise wedge, $350}

the save way

{Old Navy, desert wedge, $36.94}

more chevron DIY…

So you all know by now I have a slight obsession with chevron print. I recently saw this great DIY picnic blanket {on twig and thistle}. With fall around the corner;  football season, outdoor concerts and cooler temperatures this is going to get put to great use. Not too mention cost only a few dollars to make.

What you’ll need: 

Fabric Drop Cloth, Home Depot: $6.98 

Paint Color of your choice

Painters Tape

Large paint brush or roller brush

fall under fifty

My best finds come when shopping out of season. Shopping out of season can be the key to success, either shopping before the season arrives or at the end of the season. The plus side of shopping out of season is purchasing items that others rarely come across.  So as much as I CANNOT imagine wearing a sweater or boots now {August has been a HOT one}, it is the best time to start shopping. I have compiled below my top fall favorite, finds for under fifty {$50}!

{fall 2011 Pantone Colors}

I look to the Pantone colors to be a guide on the latest color trends for each season. It’s nice to have colors in mind when shopping for a new season. I have a copy of this image on my iphone too! So if ever I need inspiration when shopping I can always look to color.

Trench Coat, Old Navy, $49.94, Maroon Jeans, Forever 21, $26.80, Burnout Purple Top, Forever21,$12.90, Leopard Cardigan, Old Navy, $29.94, Deep Teal Scarf, Forever 21, $8.80, Maxi Skirt, Old Navy, $29.94, Metallic Ballet Flat, Old Navy, $15.00, Coral & Gray Scarf, Francesca’s, $18.00, Gray Suede Oxfords, Old Navy, $24.94, Coral Sweater, Old Navy, $34.94, Gray Skinnies, Forever 21, $27.80, T-Strap Wooden Clog, Charlotte Russe, $35.50, Cross-body bag, Francesca’s, $48.00, Bow Flats, Asos, $43.10 {as previously seen here}

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