Leather Details

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Dress: Sail to Sable c/o Booties: Nine West

When I heard Sail to Sable was making their first ever fall collection I was so excited! This sweater dress is so soft and cozy and the leather trim? To die for. It's such an easy piece. I can't wait to see what they have in store for the holiday collection.

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Pretty Little Paper Goods: Until Next Time Notes

Friday, September 26, 2014

I received this beautiful Halloween Party Pack from Until Next Time Notes. The Pack included:
  • Invitations (w/ envelopes)
  • Straws
  • Confetti
  • Place Cards
  • Goodie Bags
  • Halloween Greeting Card (w/ envelope)
It has everything you need to throw a sophisticated Halloween soirĂ©e. I love handmade paper goods, they make everything feel even more special and this party pack is no exception. It's easy to get tacky when it comes to Halloween cards and decorations. However, this set was elegant, simple, and fun. The love and attention to detail shines through bringing a warm and inviting touch to your get-together. I love the idea behind Until Next Time Notes, that there will be a next time to write, visit, and celebrate and I can't wait to see more party packs in the future from them. 

Warm and Eclectic

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

I'm loving all of the warm tones and custom bookshelves in this home. So many pieces here look like they have a story to tell. I think the kitchen may be my favorite room. And can we talk about how gorgeous that tufted leather is? Just stunning.

Featuring the home of Vicki Wood. All images via.

Fall Is in the Air

Monday, September 22, 2014

Fall is my favorite season for fashion. The weather is perfect so you don't feel like you're melting and you aren't so concerned with just being warm that you don't really care what your outfit looks like. This year I'm loving really glamourous pieces, rich color, and mixing textures. Be sure to check out my SHOP tab for more! What are you loving this season?

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National Honey Month

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

September is National Honey Month, and let me tell you I'm obsessed with honey! It is such a wonderful natural sweetener with great health benefits. It is important to mention that these benefits only apply to raw honey. Sometimes you can find raw honey in the store but I would recommend getting it from a local farm if you can. You can also order it online here or here.

  • Honey contains antioxidants which help reduce the risk of heart disease and certain cancers
  • Natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal (the bees add an enzyme that makes hydrogen peroxide)
  • Helps with cough and throat irritation
  • Helps regulate blood sugar
  • Helps with allergies because the pollen in the honey builds up your natural tolerance 
  • Helps heal wounds 
  • Probiotic 
  • Anti-inflammatory 
Honey can be used for beauty purpose as well as a tasty treat. Lately I've been using honey to naturally lighten my hair. This is a slow and gradual process that will have a similar effect as the sun when it comes to lightening your hair. I love a lot of things about this process: it's really cheap, it's easy, and it makes your hair smell like a cinnamon bun. Here is the recipe I use. Just so you know how it works, honey naturally contains hydrogen peroxide and the olive oil and cinnamon act as natural boosters to the hydrogen peroxide.

Honey and Cinnamon Natural Hair Lightening

1/2 cup water
1/4 cup honey
1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

Mix this up and let sit for one hour to develop. When you're getting ready to apply to your hair I recommend setting a towel on the floor and wearing a t-shirt you don't mind getting dirty as the application process can be quite messy. Section your hair, and apply until your hair is saturated. Put your hair up and let sit for an hour then wash it out. You may have to shampoo your hair twice to get all the cinnamon out. Complete this process until you reach the desired hair color. I wouldn't do this more than once a week to minimize damage to your hair.

Image via NourishMint Wellness

Friday Favorite: Frank Clegg Leatherworks

Friday, September 12, 2014

I always tend to think of fall as the season of leather. It's the perfect weather for leather jackets, boots, and bags. That being said, I absolutely adore the bags from Frank Clegg. These bags are all handmade in Fall River, Massachusetts using high quality materials and the strictest attention to detail. I have been lusting after one of these bags for a long time. The silhouettes are stunningly simple and classic. They also come in a variety of rich colors. I love supporting local businesses like Frank Clegg who put so much pride into their handmade craft. It truly shows and the pride is passed on to me as the owner. They make a variety of different types of bags, wallets, belts, and more. I've highlighted some of my top picks. Which bag is your favorite?

A Little Black Dress for Fall

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Dress: c/o Julie Brown Designs Earrings: Etsy Shoes: Similar

Everyone should have at least one little black dress in their wardrobe for each season. For fall I absolutely adore this dress from Julie Brown Designs. It's simple and easy and can be dressed up or down depending on how you want to accessorize. Julie Brown is one of my favorite designers. Everything is just so classic, comfortable, and versatile.