November 21, 2014

DIY FRIDAY + HANDMADE HOLIDAYS: EASY DIY CAPE






cape made by me (fabric c/o pendleton)
jellypop ankle boots (buy here)

PHOTOGRAPHY BY SARA WALK

Capes are one of this season's biggest outerwear trends, so it only seemed fitting that I try my hand at one. Pendleton sent me this gorgeous wool blend fabric, and the colorful arrow pattern was just screaming to become a cape -- so I obliged. And as it turns out, they're insanely easy to make, so they make a perfect holiday gift for your sisters, friends, or any other fashionable women in your life!


Click through to find the super easy tutorial, and have a happy Friday!

November 20, 2014

HOLIDAY CARDS WITH MINTED (+ A GIVEAWAY!)




Sending holiday cards is one of my favorite Christmas traditions. Besides bills and jury duty, I don't get a lot of personal letters around here, so it's the best when holiday cards start showing up in the mail. I display them on the wall in my kitchen and it just fills me with holiday spirit to see all those pretty cards hanging up.

Minted is my very favorite place to shop for holiday cards because they have the most gorgeous selection of modern and tasteful cards, every detail down to the weight of the paper and the envelope insert is perfect, and they'll even address your cards for you so they're ready to send out the moment they arrive!

I cannot wait to show you my cards that we're working on for this year, but for now I've teamed up with Minted to bring you an amazing giveaway! Minted is generously offering one person $250 to buy holiday cards! I've shared a few of my favorites above, including their stunning Foil-Pressed Cards and their brand new Booklette Cards that are so clever and the perfect way to include your yearly family update!

Enter below through the rafflecopter widget -- good luck!


November 19, 2014

UNEXPECTED COLOR COMBO: PASTELS AND JEWEL TONES









old navy blouse, similar
nordstrom bag, similar here

PHOTOGRAPHY BY SARA WALK

This season I'm obsessed with jewel tones and have added a few pieces in these rich colors to my wardrobe. This gorgeous deep purple wool coat is a recent addition to my closet and I cannot get enough of it. We don't have a huge need for thick winter coats in SoCal, but our evenings are finally cool enough to wear a coat so I've loved having this one to throw on for a bold splash of color. 

Typically I would pair a bold jewel tone with a neutral like black, white, or chambray, but this pastel pink furry sweater was calling my name from my closet, and the combination of pastel and jewel tone just worked so perfectly -- unexpected, but pretty, and so feminine. Then I grounded and completed the outfit a little bit with some distressed denim and black accessories. I think the pastel and jewel tone combination is a new favorite -- do you think you'd wear it? 

Oh, and wait! There's more amazing and unbelievably well made coats from Land's End -- check out my favorites in the widget below! 


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