getting dishy with it.

L says: The holidays are coming, the holidays are coming! And with them the opportunity to entertain. I’ve had the same white dishes for twelve years now, and they’re looking pretty tired. I’ve been shopping around for a new table-top wardrobe. Here are my favorite combinations:

Dishes + Cutlery + Napkins + Glasses


Row 1 // Blue Italian Plate // Coral Cutlery // Metallic Napkin // Green Glass

Row 2 // Rose Park Plate // Gold Cutlery // Dip Dye Napkin // Black Stemware

Row 3 // Woodlands Plate // Bamboo Cutlery // Linen Napkin // Tortoise Glass


friday five | best foot forward.

Fall. Has. ARRIVED. Is your wardrobe ready? Most specifically… your footwear? Let’s ensure you have a well-rounded shoe collection for Fall 2015:

Pumps | Go from day to night. Jeans to dresses. Whenever, wherever. Shakira Shakira. In these fun bow pumps.

hm pumps

Sneakers | Your get up and GO (in style) shoe.

Vans Slip On

Booties | Every girl needs a pair of tan suede booties for every day wear. A small, block heel is key for optimal comfort.

Lulu's Booties

Cut Out Booties | We’re obsessing over this trend. A super flattering twist on the classic bootie.

Lulu's how you slice it

Riding Boots | A closet staple every year. Go ahead and splurge on a good pair. They will never go out of style!


design project: white-out.

White after Labor Day? Yassss, especially when it’s in the form of an adorable animal objet d’art. Any of these would look amazing atop a stack of books on your shelves, or incorporate one or two into a winter-white tablescape for your next dinner party (what, it could happen).



diy: our favorite wallpaper 

From L:

You guys. I swoon every time I see Thibaut Tanzania wallpaper. I fantasize about using it in every room of my house: dining room, powder room, bedroom…CLOSET. But I have one problem: it’s kinda spency. I can’t bring myself to pull the trigger.

So imagine how excited I was to see this DIY on Simple Details blog for a look-alike. With just a few tweaks to a cheetah print stencil, you can paint your walls to look ALMOST EXACTLY LIKE the wallpaper of my dreams.

PSA: My husband, who owns a mold mitigation business, really likes this idea because – as a lot of folks will tell you – wallpaper can trap moisture, hide leaks, and create all manner of chaos in your home. Much better to stencil on paint walls!

View the real thing in these amazing rooms, then try your hand at the DIY!




caped crusader.

Q: What’s the “it” outerwear item for F/W 15?

A: The cape.

This year they’re are running the gamut from casual, knit numbers to more structured, sharp versions. Our favorites:


J likes the softer, knit versions – just add boots and a bag. Casual, comfy, chic.









L prefers structured capes with a suiting feel. Paired with skinny denim and

heels, these capes are the new blazers.











What’s your favorite caped look?

friday five | fall, y’all.

So. Yesterday was the first day of fall! {insert squeals and PSLs} Before you dive feet first into your Uggs, let’s look at a few transition outfits. It’s still nearly 80 outside (in Atlanta) after all…

1. A scarf and a bootie go a long way during this transitional period. TGL Hello Fashion

2. We kind of live in neutrals. Especially black and white. Drape a leather jacket over your shoulders and you’re fall ready. TGL Black White

3. Distressed denim, a light sleeve and a fun peep toe bootie. Easy. Cute. Cozy. TGL KC booties

4. A utility vest is super versatile in the fall + winter months. Pair with a short sleeve t-shirt dress while it’s warmish and with jeans and a plaid long sleeve top when it’s cold!TGL Layering

5. Neutrals. All. Day. Easy. Chic. Can you tell I’m obsessing over this Celine bag? TGL Neutral