Monday, 28 October 2013

Fashion Trends We're Seeing This Fall

This fall we are seeing a bit of a throw back to the late 80's and early 90's.  I hope you didn't throw out those high-waist plaid pants you wore in university, because  you're going to need them again.  (FYI mine were red plaid).  What you'll be seeing a lot of this fall are:

1) bold colors (emerald green, burgundy and royal blue);
2) small floral prints;
3) loose fitting sweaters;
4) loose fitting blouses;
5) quilted jackets;
6) skinny jeans; and
7) high waist jeans.

If you're like me and don't like many of these things, I suggest you incorporate them into your wardrobe with accessories.

This emerald green tube scarf is only $17.95 at Suzy Shier.

This floral scarf is $12.95 at H & M.

I love this bag from  Suzy Shier and it's only $30.00.

What a great classic plaid jacket this is from Smart Set.

You can't go wrong with choosing any of these, and they are a quick update to any wardrobe.  My next fashion post will be about Must Have Staples for Every Wardrobe.

Look for my next home decor/staging  post on symmetry!

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Bringing the Outdoors In and Saying Goodbye to My Garden

This week I've been busy bringing my ferns and outdoor furniture in for the winter. I love ferns.  They are calming and sophisticated and suit all forms of style.They're always on my front porch in the summer and in my dining room and front room in the winter.  Can you spot the pumpkin?

I've also had to say goodbye to one of my favorite annuals - blue Salvia.

I'm not a huge Halloween fan, but I do like to decorate with pumpkins at this time of year. It's amazing what one little seasonal accessory like this can do for a room.

Bringing in the lanterns at this time of year is another way of bringing the outdoors in and adding a gardening element to your indoor living space.  Who doesn't like lanterns?

I also took a few last pictures of my garden.  Taking pictures up close instead of from a distance reveals the beautiful texture in almost every plant or flower.

Even though I'm saying goodbye to my garden, I do have a lot of winter interest in my garden.  Cedar Emeralds and Boxwoods are evergreens at the front and back of my garden, allowing it to show interest all winter long.