i planned on waiting until after thanksgiving to fill this space with loads of holiday inspiration. i planned on following the whole one holiday at a time thing...
but with each day the winter frost becomes a bit stronger and the calendar fills with more gatherings and all of the sudden there is no denying that the holidays are here, and with it comes lots of glamour and lots of sparkles.
i'm embarrassed to say that we are just getting around to hanging photos and art in our home. it's taken me months to find the prints that i want, print out photos, find frames for it all and then, finally, decide how to arrange it on the walls. but this weekend it's all going up - and here is some of my inspiration.
pic sources: unknown, flickr pedenmunk23, because i'm addicted, this is glamorous, lonny, unknown
during the work week it's a good day if i have time to dry and straighten my hair, let alone sample out a new hairdo. but this "updo" on leighton meester looked simple enough even for my c+ hair skills and time crunched mornings.
how to get this look:
rake back your hair with your fingers and secure pony at the crown of your head (it worked best for me with "one day old" hair - even easier!)
use finger tips to loosen up pony tail for a more relaxed finish
braid the pony tail
wind braid around the base and secure with pins, leaving ends visible
i've worn my black boots down to the sole over the last couple winters and am in search of a replacement pair. joie's coachella and caravan pairs are exactly what i want: black, over the knee, flat and super chic. both are also more than i wanted to spend.
luckily, there are a couple of cute look a likes out there. i might just have to buy both ;)
lately i feel like i've been waiting for the weekend with more anticipation than ever. maybe because the weekdays have been so crammed full of work? or because as the weather gets colder, the weekends get cozier? whatever the reason, i have a relaxing weekend ahead. planning to shop, curl up with a good book, a brunch date with the boy and taking in the last of the crisp fall weather, of course with the puppy. happy weekend to you all and welcome new followers - very excited to have you!
pic sources: little plastic horses, plush palette, french frosting, lace and cake