I use the term beach “cottage” lightly because this home is definitely on the larger side but still filled with effortless coastal style! I’m trying to decide between the master bedroom and the kitchen as my favorite room in this house. The kitchen is one of those gorgeous white kitchens that I could never be trusted in with a glass of red wine but still dream about none the less. While the master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling with its own private deck and one of those cute round windows! Take the tour:
This is the private deck off the master bedroom
That gorgeous white kitchen I was telling you about!
I love how the kitchen has little pops of turquoise and aqua!
The master bedroom, isn’t it dreamy?
via Style at Home
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! I think that’s because it’s one of the playful holidays. One thing that’s not on my list of favorite things to do is pumpkin carving. As much as I love the outcome, it’s pretty messy and my dog whines the entire time (I’m pretty sure he thinks I’m gorging myself on pumpkin without him!). So here’s my top 10 list for Halloween pumpkins for 2016. Most of these are no carve, technically they all are except there’s one that requires a drill. There are even some coastal pumpkin ideas for my fellow beach lovers!
Try some sparkling studs in the shape of a flamingo!
To all my fellow knitters, what a great way to use left over yarn! via Freutcake
This is the easiest one, let your pumpkin go au naturel
In the words of the Rolling Stones, “paint it black” via Nordstrom
This Palm Springs wedding includes two of my favorites things; the beach and succulents! Not to mention that this couple included their dog in the wedding❤ I love that! He even gets something special to wear to the occasion. Check out the details:
this guy has my heart!
I love the simple table decor with metallic accents and just a pop of color from the single pink flower.
via Green Wedding Shoes
Plaid always feels so right for Fall but at the same time I don’t want to give up my stripes. What’s a girl to do? Combine favorites! Mixing and matching patterns for the perfect Fall outfit is a great way to wear your favorite pieces together. Take a look:
red plaid jacket / sunglasses / gold feather earrings
nautilus bracelet / striped sweater dress / canteen bag
cable knit socks / hunter rain boots
I love sangria! Sangria is usually thought of as a Summer cocktail but there’s so many ways to change it up for Fall. By swapping out some of the typical sangria fruits like melon and grapes with more in-season ones like cranberries and apples, you can really change up any sangria recipe. Take a look at this sangria recipe and you’ll be ready to go pumpkin picking in no time!
2 apples, cored and sliced
3/4 cup cranberries
2 pears, sliced
1 750mL bottle hard cider
1/2 cup bourbon
2 Tbsp Calvados or other apple brandy
1 cup ginger beer
Directions: Add to a large pitcher all the prepared fruit. Pour in the bourbon, calvados and ginger beer and stir. Slowly add the bottle of hard cider. Set in the fridge for 2 hours and serve. (If you’d prefer to preserve more carbonation, serve immediately or hold off on adding the hard cider until serving.)
I altered the recipe I found at Cheese and Chocolate
Today I’m sharing my top 10 Fall outfits that are effortlessly casual and easy to recreate. Most of these items you probably have in your closet, it’s just a matter of putting them together! How easy is that?! I’ve already started digging out my Fall clothes from the back of my closet. I love to play around with combining Summer and Fall pieces, especially this time of year when it can go from 80’s one day to 60’s the next! I think the most important thing for dressing this time of year is to not have an outfit entirely made of all Fall pieces or all Summer pieces. It leaves a disconnect as it always feels like September is stuck between Summer and Fall.
Keep it neutral. Don’t go racing for the darkest pieces just yet. It’s not even October! via The Honey Bee
Sleeveless vests will always have my heart. A perfect piece for layering during transitional times! via The Honey Bee
Layer on the greys with pops of pink for an effortless and casual outfit. via Hello Fashion Blog
Skip the black and invest in a leather jacket of another color, tan, grey or even pink! via Hello Fashion Blog
Button up! Pair your favorite button up with your beloved pair of trousers. via Little Blonde Book
More sleeveless vests but this time try pairing it with another sleeveless knit! via Little Blonde Book