September 11, 2014

Fall Wreath DIY Using a Wooden Frame!

Sharing an easy and fun Fall DIY with you today. I know, I know wreaths have been done time and time again...burlap, moss, grape vine, name it, it's been done. But each Fall, I get to itch to create something new to adorn our front door and celebrate my favorite time of the year. A few weeks back I stumbled upon the clearance section at my local Michaels and found a huge assortment of these unfinished wooden decorative frames. They were marked down to 50 cents/each and my super compulsive self bought about 15 with no idea how I was going to use them. Finally, as I was plotting out our Fall door, I realized what a great frame these guys would make to build my wreath upon. This was such an easy project and literally look less than 20 minutes. I love that it's not a traditional look, but is still fun and inviting for a Fall door.

You'll need:
Wooden frame (they still have them in their regular assortment at both Hobby Lobby and Michaels)
Seasonal floral picks
Floral wire
Burlap ribbon
Decorative ribbon
Wooden monogram letter
Chalkboard ornament
Hot glue

Spray paint frame the color of your choice
Arrange the floral picks (and chalkboard) as you'd like them, then one by one, secure them to the frame using the floral wire.
Make a double bow using layered ribbon and secure with hot glue at center then floral wire onto frame.
Attach the wide burlap ribbon onto the back of the frame using hot glue (or staple gun) and then hot glue monogram on top of burlap.
Attach ribbon to hang the wreath on either side of the top of the frame.

What do you guys think, easy right?? This project came in under 20 minutes and well under $20, given my clearance score and using coupons for the floral picks! Cheers to cooler weather! The rest of my Fall doorstep will be revealed later this month during another round of the Blogger Stylin' Home Tours...Stay tuned!!


September 9, 2014

My Favorite 5: Dimples and Tangles

You guys, I am so stinkin' flattered that Jennifer asked me to share my Favorite 5 posts on Dimples and Tangles, while she is away! If I can totally show all of my (dork) cards for a minute...I will tell you that Jennifer has been a blog crush of mine for some time now. I adore her taste and her styling is literally out of this world good. I have been following her blog for years, so it felt like I already knew her...but actually meeting in July at Haven was such a treat! She is the most genuine, down to earth and sweetest person you'll ever meet...and she might be the only person in the world more obsessed with gold, green and black than me...which makes me love her even more. If you don't already follow Dimples and Tangles, you absolutely should head over and get lost in her fabulous vignettes, I guarantee you've already seen them all over Pinterest!

So what are my Favorite 5 posts that I've written on Charming in Charlotte?? You'll have to head over to see!!!


September 8, 2014

Inspire Fall Fashion with Elle Magazine

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group®, InStyle, Vogue and Elle, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #inspirefallfashion

The third week of August each year may not seem like a big deal to you, but to me it only means one thing...."The September Issues!" Every year, I skip off to Target, anxious to get my hands on the latest and greatest in the Fashion world for the upcoming Fall season. The approaching cooler temps and changing out of my wardrobe gets me all kind of giddy, along with excitement of making a list of new pieces that I plan to add to my closet for the season to stay on trend. The September Issues offer amazing editorial inspiration on every page (admittedly, I even love going through the ads over and over!), but sometimes they can be a bit hard to break down and translate into how you can actually make the trends work for you. I decided to really dissect the September Issue of Elle Magazine and come up with a styled post on how you too can try out of few of my favorite trends for Fall.

A few of the trends that were highlighted in the September issue of Elle that I am most excited about and cannot wait to wear are:

70's inspired silhouettes: If I'm being honest, I have always been drawn to this fashion period. Fringe, floral, and wide leg denim is totally my jam. This trend encourages you to give your skinny jeans a break from their constant rotation and experiment with some more flared leg denim. For us girls who have some junk in the trunk, they can be so flattering too, as they draw the eye down (the jeans that I am wearing are 7 For All Mankind, but I have shared more favorites below as well). Fringe and embroidery are so indicative of the 70's, so this fun poncho is a great piece to add to your rotation, and the perfect piece to transition with.

Nonconforming fits: After a season of the skin tight crop top, and micro mini bandaid dresses, I will greet this trend with open arms. It encourages a more boxy silhouette with neither a top nor bottom piece conforming to the skin. With the loose fitting poncho on top, and flared denim on bottom, I was able to pull it off without looking like I was drowning in my clothes.

Quilting: Landry is even able to translate high fashion (ha!) with her trendy quilted mini skirt. Quilting is such a fun way to add texture and interest to your outfit. Whether is be a quilted jacket, riding boots, or handbag, quilting is going strong through Fall.

Quilting, folk floral and a tassel necklace (plus a granola bar)...she has more style in her pinky finger than I ever will!

Shop my look:
Denim: 7forAllMankind, similar, similar, similar, REALLY wanting these!
Fringe Poncho: Local boutique, similar, similar, budget friendly
Handbag: Tory Burch Robinson Tote (a neutral tote is a must in my Fall rotation!), also dying this  this one, more budget friendly option here.
Leather Tassel Keyring: Gigi New York
Sunnies: Ray Ban, similar budget friendly option here.
Boots: Nordstrom (still on sale!)
Bracelets: Tassel, Link

Shop LK's look:
Floral Sweatshirt: Target
Quilted mini: Old Navy
Shoes: Converse
Necklace: Carters, similar

Now that you're (hopefully) feeling inspired and confident that you can tackle the season's trends, get your booty over to Target and pick up the September Issues! Target knows us fashion gals too well, so they are offering a $5 Target gift card when you purchase any two September Issues of Elle, Vogue or InStyle until September 13th! Aside from a PSL, I plan to put my gift card towards this omg amazing jacket for LK!