October 20, 2014

TASSEL CHANDELIER TUTORIAL










Last week, Sara, from Tell Love and Chocolate, and I hosted a Halloween party. We'll share a full recap of the party later this week, but today we've teamed up with Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft store to bring you a super cool Halloween tutorial of a project we did for the party -- a Tassel Chandelier!

Sara came up with this super cool idea and it looked amazing hanging above our long table under the twinkle lights.

My favorite thing about this project is that it's so customizable -- try different sizes of branches, or different sizes, colors, and numbers of tassels to make your chandelier completely unique. Also, they're a gorgeous fixture for above your table, like we did for our party, but you could also mount it above your fireplace, on your door in place of a wreath, on your wall, or above a door...the possibilities are practically endless!

Click through to find the super easy tutorial!

October 17, 2014

HOMEMADE HALLOWEEN: DIY DISNEY PRINCESS HALLOWEEN COSTUMES

To finish off my week of Homemade Halloween costumes, I'm super excited to show you the three adult costumes I made this year. I'm really not into dressing up for Halloween now that I have kids, but coming up with, sewing, and styling these Disney Princess costumes was SO much fun that I just might do this every year.

Plus, when I teamed up with Sara from Tell, Love, and Chocolate to throw a Halloween costume party last night, I had three costumes to choose from!

(you can see pictures from the party over on my instagram!)






Tutorials for all three princesses are over on SheKnows -- hop over and check them out


Oh, and a huge thanks to Leanne for being my Elsa model ;) 

October 16, 2014

TRANSITION (+ A WHITE PLUM GIVEAWAY!)











outfit 1:
white plum blouse, c/o (20% off with code MERRICKSART)
similar boots here and here (25% off at SHOPBOP with code FAMILY25)

outfit 2:
white plum sweater, c/o (20% off with code MERRICKSART)

PHOTOS BY JANA LAURENE


During those transitional months, when the weather is changing from hot to cold or vice versa, it's important to have a few transitional pieces -- ones that work for warm and cold days, and can also work in your closet during most of the year. 

I teamed up with White Plum today to bring you two outfits that are perfect for those transitional days, AND to give away $100 to their darling shop! The Pacifica Embroidered Blouse is one I could wear ALL summer long with shorts and sandals, but is perfect with boots and a jacket as the weather cools down.  

And the Archer Oversized Sweater? You guys, I want to live in this thing. It's that perfect cozy sweater you can bundle up in during the cooler mornings and evenings, and then wrap around your waist for a laid back (and less hot) look during the day. 

Enter to win $100 to White Plum through the rafflecopter widget below, or, if you can't wait, use code MERRICKSART to get 20% off your purchase until 10/24! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway



And if you're looking for more great transitional pieces, be sure to check out SHOPBOP right now, because today is the last day of the 25% off sale! Click the images below to shop my favorites, and use code FAMILY25 at checkout for 25% off your order (Sale ends TONIGHT!)



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