Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Fall Essentials: Sweaters


As the third post in my Fall Essentials series, I'm showing you my favorite sweaters for Autumn. It's certainly sweater weather here in the mitten, so I might add one or two new items to my wardrobe that can also transition into winter. I wear a lot of pullover sweaters, but I also am loving the poncho / cardigan look. And those polka dots? Love. One of my other favorite styles (everyone who knows me will testify!) is the lace extender or tank top coming out of my sweater. 

This is my all time favorite lace tank to throw on under sweaters. I wish I had a picture of myself in it!

This one is almost identical to the other one I have, pictured here:
Boots (on sale!)

Where do you find your sweaters? Hope you all have a great Tuesday!


Monday, October 5, 2015

Historic Boston Town House Home Tour

Interior Design: Nina Farmer, Photos: Eric Piasecki for House Beautiful

This Boston Townhouse is historic, oozing with charm and style. There's so many elements I love, beginning with the brick exterior. I love brick! Moving into the dining space we're greeted with an entire niche of subway tile. I haven't seen this done a ton, but it's beautiful! The fireplace mantel is gorgeous, bringing in some glam to the home. Velvet couch an pair of occasional chairs? Yes please :) Finally, I love how the home seems to have a fairly consistent color palette: blues, greens, and neutrals but all in different values. The black accents grounds the spaces, which I'm a big fan of. I once heard a designer on Trading Spaces (back in the day-- I think I was 12!) say "Every room needs a touch of black", and that's always stuck with me.

What are your favorite elements of this historic townhouse house?

Thursday, October 1, 2015

5 Ways I Transition My Home into Fall

Happy OCTOBER! It's a sweet day over here, because this is my 2 year dating anniversary with my boyfriend. I love life with him! And I love that we met in my favorite season.

Transitioning into fall is really fun for me, but I feel the need to do it slowly. If I'm being honest, it's hard to say goodbye to summer! I feel funny about putting out all my fall decor all at once (especially before the leaves have even changed!), so I try to bring things out in stages. Here's my process:

1. First I put out a few pumpkins in a bowl, which I did last week after painting them white and adorning them with gold foil. I'm not really into the orange and red colors, so to fit in with my decor, I went neutral!

2. It got really chilly this week, so I brought out my warm blankets and draped them over the couch. My favorite blanket is from Costco, if you can believe it! But here are a few of my other faves:

Anything you can do to add texture to your home in the cooler seasons is a great way to warm things up.

3. Next I'll add some fall flowers to my porch. I picked up pink and purple Mums today to make the porch a little more festive. (Mums aren't my favorite, but here in Michigan, that's really all you can find and I actually quite like the purple ones I found.) I'll be sharing a picture of them on Instagram today. @michaelanoelledesigns 

4. I've got my eye on some really sweet fall pillows to spruce up my sofa for the season, too.  I'm a big fan of adding a few neutral seasonal pillows to the mix!

5. Next on my list is to find a new delicious smelling Fall candle. When I can, I love to support small, local businesses, so I think I'll go to my local antique store to find a homemade pumpkin spice or apple pie candle. This is mine from last year and it was amazing! (For you locals, I got it from the Painted Farm Girl)

Once we get into November, I'll probably hang a little thanksgiving banner and put out a Give Thanks print. As I said, easing my way into the new season is more fun! It gives me time to really enjoy each part of Fall. 

How are you transitioning your home to reflect Autumn?

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Fall Essentials: Shoes


This is my second post in the Fall Essentials series! If you missed the last one, you can check out lots of my favorite fall decor here. One of my favorite things about fall is, of course, the boot weather that comes with it. In fall it's fun to get out your boots and plan cozy outfits. (I wish I could say the same about winter in Michigan, but really, it's not that fun after the first week or so ;)) 

The 3 types of shoes are essential for fall is a pair of flats, booties and tall boots. You can mix and match so many outfits with those choices! These gray boots are so awesome, they might just make my birthday wish list! I also love the light colored, quilted booties-- I could see myself wearing them with cuffed jeans and a casual sweater.

What boots are you excited to pull out this year?
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