Fall Accessories

Fall Accessories

Here are some of my picks for the fall, after all fall fashion is all about accessorizing!

Oversize Clutch – A great grab and go handbag that can be worn with literally any look.  It’s especially perfect for evenings out on the town.

Sole Society Sunglasses- The sun in the fall can be very brutal.  Some people think sunglasses are only for the summer season, but we actually need them year round, especially during the colder months.

Yellow and Brown Quartz Ring – Make your statement this fall with this statement ring.

Merlot Tinted Lip Balm – A perfect fall color that will also keep your lips moisturized.

Brown Pashmina Scarf – Scarves are an essential accessory for the fall.  The great thing about a pashmina are the many ways you can wear it.

Gold Hoop Earrings- Hoop earrings are my favorite accessory all year round, but especially during the fall.  These have a tear drop shape which adds a little twist on the simple hoop look.

Don’t forget to join our Fall Giveaway, you could be the lucky winner of these Gold Geometric Long Dangle Earrings.  All you have to do is join our email list.

Fall Jewelry Giveaway

Fall Contest

Fall has arrived officially and what a better way to bring in the new season than with a giveaway!  We’ll be giving away these earrings that are part of our Simple Textures fall collection.  Sign up to our list and we’ll enter you in the giveaway.  Winner will be announced on October 6th.

Make It Monday: Pumpkin Spice Makes Everything Nice

Pumpkin Spice

I think we can all agree that when we hear the word “Fall” we think of “Pumpkin.”  Pumpkin latte and coffee are the two things I look forward to every fall season.  A few weeks ago an article was released via Vani Hari’s site (love her by the way) that Starbuck’s Pumpkin Latte doesn’t include pumpkin.  Now this is nothing new I’ve heard this for years, and frankly why would you want to pay $5 for a latte that doesn’t have the key ingredient you want?  This is a simple recipe I came up with on whim and I like to keep it simple.  The steps are easy–just put all the ingredients in a pot on low heat after about 10 minutes remove the pot from the stove and let it cool before pouring it into a glass jar.  It’ll last refrigerated for about 7 days.  Add it to your coffee, tea, latte, pancakes–whatever you like!

Simple Fall Look Straight From My Closet

Fall Look Number 2

The great thing about the change of seasons is we get to change out our wardrobe.  I figured why not show a style straight from my closet, not a Polyvore wish board (which I love creating by the way), but just a simple look that’s closet budget friendly by the way.

Let’s talk about the classic denim shirt.  Such a life saver some days isn’t it.  The one pictured is from Belk’s, here’s one from ASOS that’s similar.

light denim shirt

Espirit Denim Shirt – $47

The coral jeans are my absolute favorite, there’s just something about a pair of jeans that fit well and these are definitely it.  Mine are from Zara’s, but here’s a similar pair from White House Black Market.

coral jeans

SAINT HONORE SLIM ANKLE JEAN – $49

Lastly, the Copper Chain Link bracelet is from my new fall collection called Simple Textures. It’s a very simple piece that can be worn casually or even layered with other bangles or chain bracelets.

 

Copper Chain Charm Bracelet 2

Copper Chain Charm Bracelet – $25

Make It Monday: Re-Purposed Bathroom Accessories

Bathroom Storage Ideas

 

I got a creative moment this weekend to finally make over some of our bathroom accessories.  We bought bamboo bathroom storage holders years ago and the bamboo began to look very “ashy.”  It was nothing that a fresh coat of chocolate brown paint couldn’t fix.  I’m a strong believer in re-purposing items you already have.   After getting some “Pinspiration” on bathroom storage, I’ve been eyeing wooden spice racks to add additional storage space in our bathroom as well, so on a trip to Ikea I scored two for only $3.99 each.

Here are some before pictures:

My spice racks from Ikea prepping to be painted.

My spice racks from Ikea prepping to be painted.

Gave the spice racks 2 coats of paint in Burnt Umber.

Gave the spice racks 2 coats of paint in Burnt Umber.

Bamboo toothpaste holders.

Bamboo toothpaste holders.

 

Viola…they’re done.  The great part of this project is that I was able to complete it in the matter of one hour.

Bathroom Accessories After

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Fall Style For The Career Minded

Fall Style For The Career Minded

I knew immediately fall was upon us when I saw that “Pumpkin Spice” everything made its way into all retail outlets!  There is a must have that I “must have” this fall and it’s that flared leather skirt.  While this particular one is out of my budget—I’ll be on the hunt for one just as nice!  That brings me to the studded pumps, which is something every girl needs in her shoe closet.  If you noticed I’ve added in my newly designed Copper Stacking ring which is part of my new Fall Collection called Simple Textures.  What are some of your “fall must haves” ?  Drop a comment would love to hear!

Make It Monday: Coconut Quinoa Pudding

Coconut Quinoa Pudding

Welcome back to the Make It Monday series!  It has been a few weeks since I’ve posted a DIY, so this week’s post is a yummy and healthy dessert recipe.  It’s only fair that I tell you how I came up with this recipe before revealing it.  I was up late one of many nights and got that sweet tooth kick.  Did the regular thing and walked over to my refrigerator and saw some leftover quinoa that I made Aiden‘s dinner with earlier that evening.  That’s when the creative concoction kicked in.  Let’s be honest most of us get a dessert craving every now and then and I’m very big on “if you love it so much you shouldn’t have to give it up completely.”  What I’ve learned about eating healthy is I have to learn how to modify certain things in order to satisfy my taste buds.  I won’t keep you waiting here’s the delicious recipe.  Let me know how you like it and if you added other yummy ingredients.

 

Coconut Quinoa Pudding

2 servings

1 cup of cooked quinoa

1 1/2 cup of coconut milk

Coconut sugar (to sweeten to your liking)

1/4 tsp of vanilla

Dash of cinnamon

Fruit of your choice I used blackberries and apples

1 Tablespoon of Kahlua

 

1.  Heat coconut milk in saucepan until warm, then stir in quinoa.

2.  Add vanilla, cinnamon and Kahlua then stir.  Allow mixture to heat until warm, you want it to be warm and not hot.  Remove mixture from fire.

3.  Then add coconut sugar by the teaspoon until it’s is sweet to your liking ( I added about 3 tsp to mine).

4.  Last add your fruit and stir.  Serve in cups and enjoy.