Archive for the ‘Design’ Category

I am so ready for everything fall – the weather, football, the clothes, the accessories! My favorite indoor activity as of late? Scouring Etsy for all the items on my fall wishlist. I do love designer but simply cannot afford it most of the time.

Satchels are huge for the fall. Especially cross-shoulder.

Here’s a gorgeous cross-shoulder satchel by Rebecca Minkoff from Nordstrom:

Rebecca Minkoff 'Glam' Crossbody Bag

Here’s a similar one on Etsy for about a 10th of the price:

Small Buckle Satchel

And so are bold colorblock shoes like these by Jessica Simpson from Nordstrom:

Jessica Simpson 'Bendie' Platform Sandal

Here are some super cool color-block pumps from Etsy:

SALE vintage 1980s FRUITLOOP suede pumps. High heeled. 6B

AND midi length skirts (especially the flowy kind, duh!) like this one by Marc Jacobs from Nordstrom:

MARC BY MARC JACOBS 'Hopper' Interlock Knit Midi Skirt

And here’s the Etsy version in yellow for a fifth of the price:

Vintage Womens white pleated mid length skirt

Faux fur is also coming back again this year (thank you Rachel Zoe). Love this one from Nordstrom by Hawke & Co:

Hawke & Co. Faux Fur Vest (Nordstrom Exclusive)

This one is super from Etsy:

Faux fur vest


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Porch living

One of my favorite things about our cottage is our front porch. There’s really nothing like lounging outside and enjoying the evening with a glass of crisp white wine or beer if that’s your thing. Sounds pretty much amazing, right? Duh.

Add some awesome decor = cozy perfection.

All you need is a stylish porch swing. Like this one:

Or a funky vintage one like this:

I yanked this picture of this gorgeous bed-swing from piewacket blog, which is amazing, by the way.

Are you serious? I just got sleepy looking at this.

You might also need some fun accent pillows. Like this one from West Elm:

Or this gorgeous set of Schumacher fabric-covered pillows found on Etsy:

This set from Restoration Hardware is sophisticated and very Frawnsh (that’s French, with a Parisian accent).

Don’t forget the pups!

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