Mixing men’s pieces into my wardrobe is one of my favorite ways to get cozy in fall. Paired with a super girly scarf and some fitted jeans to balance my oversized semi-DIY monogrammed sweatshirt, it’s a great outfit to run around town in autumn weather.
Looking for a way to update your basics this autumn? Add a little luxe to simple sweatshirts, cardigans and sweaters this fall by having them monogrammed! I was inspired by a beautiful gray cashmere sweater in JCrew‘s most recent catalog. A pop of trendy orange took this simple unisex Canvas sweatshirt (a brand available at most embroidery shops) to the next level.
And it’s not as expensive or difficult as you may think. Take a stack of tops to your local embroidery shop (don’t just bring one, it’s easier for the embroiderer to do more than one once the machine is set up. Make it worth their time!) and get a quote. Most shops charge by the stitch. Choose bold hues for a pop of color or go tone on tone for a subtle, sophisticated look. Take a peek through the catalogs at the shop too. You can find great deals on basics.
Stay tuned to see how I wore this sweatshirt today to run errands.
Say “hello” to our newest craig’s list find. We loved the lines of this hutch in the blurry, dark photo in the ad, so we took a chance, borrowed a bigger car and drove 30 minutes to pick it up. I’m so glad we did. It’s the perfect size for our bedroom corner. It’s in need of a refinishing at some point, but for the price it’s in great shape.
Our bedroom is actually starting to look like a real room! I have a print in the mail from Society 6 for that frame in the corner. Next on my list is some DIY window treatments for the 2 windows and re-do the lamp on my bedside table/ottoman. Please excuse the random dog-butt in the photos.
Totally inspiring. I frequently peruse Petfinder (dangerous, I know), and so many dogs are photographed in poor lighting (hello crazy dog eyes!), behind fences or in crates and at lousy and unflattering angles. Like Teresa says in the video, if each photographer out there worked with on shelter or donated one afternoon a month, so many dogs could be saved.
This bench is awesome. Point One: The seats were hand chopped by a “lumberjill”. Point Two: It was formed completely on the fly and is a total original. Point Three: I love how the white finish enhances the beautiful angular, fractured texture of the chopped log. And kudos to the motorcycle saddle maker who designed and built the upholstered seats.
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Added a few new tops to my Garage Sale page. Some nice things to layer as the weather gets chilly. Be sure to take a peek. The last bunch went pretty quickly. Email me at email@example.com if you would like to make an offer, get more info or get a shipping estimate on anything.
Have a lovely weekend!
Autumn is in the air! Time for my beginning of autumn Etsy picks. I’m loving this gray with pops of orange, red and buttery gold palette. Time for warm baked goods, tea, hot baths and znuggley clothes.