Wednesday, September 28, 2011

It's Fall Y'all

Fall officially began last Friday and I could not be more excited. Along with the cooler weather, fall also includes great clothes and boots which I am so excited about because of all the wonderful textures and layering. I also love everything else that fall brings with it, the leaves changing colors, pumpkin patches, football, apple picking, and homemade soup. Here are some of my favorite elements that come along with fall...

Pretty outerwear, like this camel cape.

Light scarves! I'm loving the mix of 
plaid and leopard print on this scarf.

The perfect pumpkin wreath


A gorgeous fall flower arrangement

Pretty mercury glass pumpkins

Yay! Time for pumpkin muffins!

Cute little pumpkin salt & pepper cellars

Soup - even better if it's served directly out of a pumpkin 
that has been transformed into an adorable bowl.

Sparkly glass acorn vase fillers

Pretty porch displays

Simple rattan pumpkins

Happy Fall!


*Camel cape, plaid + leopard print scarfpumpkin wreath, fall flower arrangementmercury glass pumpkins, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin salt and pepper cellars, acorn vase fillers, rattan pumpkins. All other images courtesy of GoogleCountry Living, and Tumblr.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Bag Lady

I am an accessories girl. I absolutely adore clothes, but I love accessories. I get giddy over shoes, bags, jewelry, belts, scarves, etc. I just love how accessories can really change an outfit. I love that accessories can make a go-to dress or outfit feel fresh and new. Accessories are so fun to me and there are so many great options. With the beginning of fall literally starting tomorrow I decided to share some handbags and clutches that I think are great for the upcoming season.

Polka dotted clutch with brown buckle detailing. Sold!

I love anything in cobalt. And I adore the gold tipped point on this clutch.

Hello bright pink stripe. You just made my day.

Another great envelope clutch...this time in leopard!

Absolutely adore the contrast. So fantastic.

My husband would laugh if I purchased this bag because of it's mini size. I tend to carry too much stuff around in my bags (unless I'm carrying a clutch for an evening), so this darling little bag is not very practical for me, but I still think it's super cute.

Gah! This color blocking rocks. I like a lot. And you can't see it in this image, but the short handle is another shade of gorgeous blue! Swoon x's 100.

This bag is also a bit small, but it's just too pretty to ignore.

This color is complete eye candy to me. I love the shape and vintage feel as well.

Gorgeous classic. Goes with everything.

I really love the zebra print. 

Kelly green goodness. 

Yes please. The colors are amazing.

So, I know this is not a handbag, but can we please discuss the awesomeness of this duffle bag?! Slap sequins on anything and I'm a happy girl. I am crazy about this bag. For reals. 

Fall offically begins tomorrow!


*darling polka dotted clutch, cobalt twist-lock clutch, single pink stripe tote, leopard print portfolio clutch, black + brown handbag, mini cobalt cross body, bright color block satchel, red ladylike bag, seafoam green satchel, Marc Jacobs hobo, zebra print envelope clutch, kelly green bag, pretty blues clutch, fabulous duffle bag

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Missoni for Target Mayhem

Yesterday, like many others, I braved Target first thing in the morning for the debut of the Missoni for Target line. I have been an admirer of Missoni for years, eyeing their gorgeous prints in magazines and on television when some celebrity is sporting their garb. When I first heard of their line for Target months and months ago I was already anticipating it's arrival. I have been gawking over all of the mags throughout the past few months with photos of pieces of the line and I went through the whole lookbook online a while ago. I had been building up a mental wish list of the goods I wanted. Now, clearly Target did an amazing job with the marketing for this line which only made it more and more sought out. I think many people who normally may have not have been interested almost felt a need to get their hands on pieces of the Missoni for Target line due to all of the insane hype. I mean, the site had crashed first thing in the morning and was having serious issues all day yesterday. I got on the site last night just to see if anything was left and it was still having issues.

Back to my crazy adventure. So, I got there at 8:05am due to some unexpected insane traffic. The parking lot was already crowded for 8am. I hit up the clothes first and grabbed the four items I had my eye on. Score! Directly across from the clothes were the adorable accessories. I was able to get the scarf I wanted as well as the tote bag. The accessories were already looking picked over and it must have been 8:10. Next I marched over to the highly anticipated home items. I headed over to the pillows and throws shelf first which was completely empty. Completely. Dang it, I really wanted one of those gorgeous throws. Then I wandered over to the tableware and picked up some adorable tumblers, mugs, and trays. The nesting prep bowls I wanted so bad were gone, only to be seen in the few carts of the girls who were able to get their hands on them first. After tableware I decided to walk back over to the pillows and throws shelf and a super sweet worker let me know that they were currently grabbing some more of the inventory from the back, so I decided to stand there and wait for a few minutes. Several other girls took notice and gathered around, all anticipating this extra inventory. Within minutes two men walked up dragging one of those large flat beds on wheels with several stacked boxes on it. I swear the men looked scared as they approached this large crowd of girls gathered around hovering over their full carts crazily anticipating what was going to come out of those boxes. One of the men then opened the first box and kindly handed me one of the most-wanted throws I had been waiting on. Yay! Then, I kid you not, the men just started to rip open the boxes and toss the pillows and throws into the crazy crowd of screaming girls with their hands in the air. Pure hysteria and when you think about it, freaking hilarious. Sheesh. Needless to say the rest of the inventory was gone just as soon as those men got those boxes open! I then finished meandering throughout the rest of the store since all of the Missoni merchandise was on the end caps of the aisles. I scored some of the flats, beauty items, and stationery. My sister, Katie and I texted and talked throughout our local Missoni for Target trips about our finds and experiences which was comical! I have failed to mention that throughout the more than two hours I was in Target (that's right more than two hours! Absurd, i know!) I filtered through my cart at least ten times trying to leave only the things i really loved. I mean, how many freakin' note books do I need (no matter how cute they were!) and I don't even really use pencils! After one last edit of my cart I was finally leaving Target - still with too much Missoni. Here are some of the items I was lucky enough to get my hands on...

Love this throw! It's really soft.

Super cute dress, great with a long sleeve top underneath for the upcoming cooler weather

Comfy flats

Long cardi - cute with jeans + boots

Pretty tote bag

I adore this candle and clearly this is my favorite print! :)

Here are the super adorable prep bowls I wanted, but was not lucky enough to leave with (Katie scored the last set at her Target, lucky girl!)...
Aren't they fab?!

Oh, and I have to say that even though it felt like black Friday on steroids all of the workers were so nice and all of the way too excited girls were really sweet to one another...we were all talking and laughing at ourselves! :)


*All images courtesy of Target and Google

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Sprinkling in Some Glam: Football Season

It's that time of the year, fall is quickly approaching and everyone in the south is excited about the new college football season! Matt and I as well as our families and many of our friends are very happy and excited to welcome the new season. And with the NFL season starting next week, I know that ours as well as many other's weekends will be devoted to football both days. I love college football and I am very interested in many games. I don't mind the NFL, but I do not get that involved in husband does. With the next several weekends being football fulfilled I try to have as much fun with it as I can. I like to lightly decorate and have fun party food ready for the games. I have mentioned this before, but my team is Alabama and Matt's is Georgia Tech, so this post is a bit biased! Here are some ideas to spruce up your home and entertaining for college football season (many of them are available in your team of choice of course)!...

Fun wine charms so everyone knows which glass is theirs

I love this Alabama serving tray

Georgia Tech campus life tea towel

Super-cute University of Alabama burlap door hanger

This polka dot GA Tech magnetic notepad is great for the kitchen

Adorable paper party plates with some equally adorable napkins to go along...

Love this darling wooden Alabama wreath

I'm pretty sure Matt is going to want me to get this GA Tech welcome mat now

Pretty silver football dish which is great for any team, college of NFL

Charming little GA Tech cupcake toppers

Cornhole is always fun and entertaining for tailgating or football get togethers at home. We could use these Alabama boards along with these GA Tech bags to include both teams :)

Here are a couple of our personal GA Tech goods. We use those jersey salt+pepper shakers all season long and we get plenty of use out of the serving dish as well.

Matt is an alumnus of Georgia Tech and I am a big Alabama fan, but I am actually an alumnus of The University of South Alabama. South Alabama does have a football team now (which began in 2009) and they are in the Sun Belt Conference. I definitely root for my alma mater, but the football team is still new, so the product selection is not quite that broad yet. We were undefeated in 2009 and 2010 and we won our season opener last Thursday! Go Jags!

Happy football season!


*Fun GA Tech wine charms, pretty Alabama serving tray, GA Tech tea towel, cute Alabama burlap door hanger, polka dot GA Tech notepad, adorable Alabama paper plates, GA Tech napkins, super-cute wooden wreath, GA Tech welcome mat, silver football dish, charming GA Tech cupcake toppers, Alabama cornhole board, GA Tech cornhole bags, South Alabama football t-shirt