I’m staying in Seattle again this Thanksgiving, mostly because the thought of traveling right now on top of everything else I’ve got going on… it’s just too much. I have the house (starting to think about a bedroom makeover), lots of amazing holiday posts that we’re working on, the new studio, and more styling work — clearly there is just way too much on my plate right now! Admittedly, I’ve not been the greatest about getting dressed lately. Most days you’ll find me in the same ratty vintage flannel and yoga pants. But I have been trying to make more of an effort, especially for the holiday season.
It’s with a heavy heart that I write this post. The thing is that we had shot these photos on November 4, well before the votes were cast and tallied. I had planned to post these photos in celebration of her election, to show just how much I cared about electing a female president. I was that confident in the world and future that Hillary Clinton envisioned and inspired me to want so very badly. And yet… here I sit, still in tears over the results, and so, so angry. There, I said it. My disappointment runs deep and I’m really struggling to shake it.
Truly, fall is my most favorite time of year. The food, the leaves, the crispness in the air… and the layered fashion! I find that I am much more excited about getting dressed and exploring my personal style when fall rolls around more than any other time of year. Perhaps it’s the endless layering possibilities. I was totally blown away the other day when I stumbled upon online shop Mr. Larkin — the inspiration here is VAST, you guys.
Nothing elevates a quick updo like a pretty hair accessory! With holiday party season quickly approaching, we wanted to make somethin’ a little special to accessorize with — plus, we’ve been dying to incorporate some smaller crystals into a wearable piece! Not only is this DIY super easy, but it also makes for a great last-minute gift. I love how the citrine, amethyst, and quartz hair comb looks in Joanna’s messy bun!
Ever since buying #mytinybungalow, I’ve put myself on a spending freeze, especially when it comes to shopping for new clothing. But fall is here and all I want to do is purge and start over fresh. Does that happen to anyone else?? It’s probably because I look at so many trends every day and totally get wooed by them all. So, now it’s my turn to woo you! Ha. Here are my top picks for what I want to add to my closet this fall:
link: Allure Pullover from Free People.
Sweater weather is officially upon us! As I write this, the rain is pitter pattering against my window, making me want to snuggle with some wiener dogs. Instead, I’ve got a long to do list ahead of me. I’m finding some small comfort in my snuggly oversized knit sweater, an essential on days like this. There are so many options: cableknit, cashmere, hooded, cardigan, v-neck… I want them ALL.
Get ready, you guys — there are some amazing sweaters out there right now. It’s gonna be a long post!
This week it feels like Friday was some sort of finish line… As the holidays draw near, I find myself totally inundated with work (yay), social activities (yay), and a cold that I just can’t seem to shake (boo). When life gets hectic like this, I tend to go into autopilot with my meals and my wardrobe. The salad we shared yesterday has been on repeat, but so has a look similar to this round up. Every morning, I find myself reaching for cropped jeans in a light wash, a chunky sweater, my trusty mules, and a cropped jacket. The baseball hat is optional, depending on how clean my hair is!
I hope you guys have a great weekend — here are a few finds that are inspiring me lately:
- studded quilt jacket from Anthropologie
- oversized knit sweater from Free People
- suede mules found on Bona Drag, but sold out. Available here, too.
- high-rise light wash jeans from Urban Outfitters
- day off baseball hat from Riffraff
Don’t miss my latest guide for eBay: My Favorite Hair Products for Fall.
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