11.24.2014

Thanksgiving Hosting Essentials






It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is only a couple of days away. If you are a procrastinator like me, you are probably just starting to think about Thursday’s feast.  No sweat, today I am sharing some of my essential hosting items for Thanksgiving that are sure to have your friends and family calling you Martha in no time.  

First impressions are everything, so wow your guests with a beautiful and UNIQUE CENTERPIECE.  This STEP BY STEP TUTORIAL on how to transform a pumpkin in to a vase is a great way to use pumpkins that will get dumped once all the Christmas decorations come out.  Take tonight to plan like a pro with this EXPERT TIMELINE full of tips and techniques that will help you pull off the perfect party.  Not a fan of fruit pies and pumpkin cheesecakes?  This make ahead DELICIOUS DESSERT is definitely for  you!  I've made this recipe countless times to rave reviews so I am sure it will be a hit.  Don’t forget to send your guests home in style with these CREATIVE TAKE HOME BOXES.  Pick up some boxes up from your local craft store, make your own tags or download these FREE PRINTABLES,  and top off your pretty package with ribbon and some fresh herbs.  Lastly, some of the best advice I can give for entertaining is to get dressed and ready well before your guests arrive or you may just wind up answering the door in your pajamas.  And although I always love a good heel, comfort is key on a day like Thanksgiving.  But don’t worry, you can still look fabulous with these CUTE & COMFY SHOES.  

I hope your Thanksgiving is full of love and happiness! 

XO Michele 


11.18.2014

Favorite Fall Accessories


SHOP MY FAVORITES:  ONE. / TWO. / THREE. / FOUR. / FIVE. SIX.

Fall is my favorite season for so many reasons, the comforting food, beautiful foliage, and of course fabulous fashion.  I love all the rich fabrics and colors that I can incorporate into my wardrobe at this time of the year, and dressing in layers always makes things more interesting.  As with every season, the perfect compliment to any outfit is the perfect accessory.  I’ve rounded up a few of my current Fall favorites here.

It seems like everyone has gone mad for plaid this Fall.  It’s super cozy and a perfect print to wear for the holidays.  But for those of us not quite ready to don it on larger scale like HERE, wearing this SCARF will prove to be a safer but equally fashionable option.  And how about this CLASSIC WATCH  and this pair of LADYLIKE BOOTIES, both by Kate Spade? You can take either of these pieces from work to weekend without skipping a beat, and both are worthy investments that will be “in style” for seasons to come.  I always love an opportunity to borrow from the boys like with this FEDORA in a color that will go with practically everything.  It’s the perfect thing to have in your closet for a bad hair day.  And with the holidays quickly approaching keeping a little sparkle around like this NECKLACE is never a bad idea.  Last but certainly not least, no outfit is complete without the perfect bag.  Although oxblood is no longer the “it” color, I like to think of it as a new basic alternative to black or brown.  This soft LEATHER SATCHEL will  no doubt become your new go to.

What are some of your favorite accessories to wear in Fall? I’d love to know.