Loveliest Looks of Fall Tour | Transitioning to Fall Fashion & Decor
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I’m so excited to be joining these 6 talented bloggers today for the Loveliest Looks of Fall Tour! If you remember, I participated in the Loveliest Looks of Summer Tour and used free fresh greenery from my yard to decorate my home. I wanted to keep with that theme and show you how I use one of the same greenery sources to decorate my home for fall!
My transition to fall seems a bit slower this year, so you’ll see a few (faux) pumpkins here and there, but I’m going to take my cues from nature and bring in some magnolia trimmings as the seed cones begin to develop. With temperatures in the 90s, I like to keep things feeling light and airy, while still giving off a cozy vibe. Magnolias just feel classic to me, and the seeds opening always makes me think of fall. :)
Of course, the only pumpkins I’m interested in are blue and white. ;) Funny story: I accidentally knocked this pumpkin off the ottoman and its unexpected movement and thump on the floor gave Miss Summer quite a scare. Pumpkins can be terrifying, after all, so I ensured that Summer made up with the pumpkin before continuing our little photo shoot. ;)
Grab your clippers, people! It’s the only way to trim off magnolia branches and I use them for everything from palm fronds to pine trees. I like that these add to my reach, but I’d like a pair of small hand-held clippers, as well. (Is anyone taking notes for my Christmas wish list?) ;)
The above branch ended up being too long for the medium sized vase I wanted to use, so out came the clippers again! Magnolia branches with heavy cones can be a little tricky to arrange. They like to droop and bend sideways, so make sure your vase is evenly arranged with branches or is just heavy enough that it won’t tip over under their weight.
After cutting off several inches, this branch finally fit into my vase and completed my arrangement nicely by adding some height and fullness.
Did you notice that candle burning? I found them through an Instagram connection, Erin Hills, who has a darling Etsy shop called Harmony Farm Candles. It’s my absolute favorite candle brand this fall for a few reasons.
First of all, Harmony Farm Candles are hand-poured with all-natural, made-in-the-USA soy wax, which is a healthier, greener alternative to paraffin wax. You know those candles you find in the big name brand stores really aren’t all that healthy, right? Oops. I used to burn those a lot, but I’m now making conscious efforts to find healthier options for my home and family.
Secondly, they are WHITE! All of Erin’s candles are a natural creamy white color which means that I don’t have to try to hide those typical fall-colored candles that clash with my decor! Yay!
And last, but not least, they’re absolutely DELICIOUS smelling!! I may be a summer girl at heart, but those fall scents are just incredible. I’ve already begun burning my Pumpkin Spice candle and the scent is so much more rich than many other candles I’ve bought at the store.
These wax melts have the same qualities that I listed above for the candles. I’m currently melting the Mulled Cider scent and it really fills the whole room with a wonderful aroma.
In addition to lighting candles, I use plug-in wax warmers throughout my home all year round. They’re especially useful in a guest bathroom or hallway, as they serve as nightlights, too.
I suppose I could also describe my transition to fall outfits in the same way that I described my decor. With high temps, light clothing is a must! Meanwhile, I still like to incorporate fall by wearing typical fall colors and materials. Take this cute knitted button-down tank top, for example. The material screams fall, but the sleeveless design is perfect for our early fall weather!
Instead of regular boots, I opt for strappy wedges/heels or a peep-toe bootie. My outfit still looks “fallish” without making me ridiculously hot in our Florida weather. These sandals come in three different colors.
You didn’t think I was leaving my brimmed hats behind just because summer is over, did you? I still rock hats if we’re dining outside so that my hair doesn’t look like something out of an 80’s rock band. For fall and winter, I just switch out the woven hats for felt hats. P.S. You’re going to freak out when you see how much this hat costs. Yes, it’s the exact one you’ve probably seen sold for triple the price.
I think Summer is looking bummed because she can’t take off her fur coat. ;)
Speaking of coats, it may be hot outside, but if I have to go indoors, I always bring a jacket or sweater with me! It’s just a rule in our house. My husband is always asking me if I remembered my jacket as we head out the door, even if it’s 90 degrees! :D Besides, I need cardigans and sweaters just to survive the overpowering AC at my office. Don’t get me started on that…
These cropped and frayed jeans were just $25! I got them at A’GACI, but I found the exact pair I’m wearing, here. They have a bit of stretch to them, so they’re super comfy. The brand is Wax Jeans.
Well, all my warm-climate ladies, I am sure you can relate to the struggles of dressing for autumn when it still feels like July! And for those of you not ready to fling pumpkins and scarecrows everywhere yet, this post was for you, because my upcoming fall home tour is going to be ALL IN. Ha! ;) Subscribe to my newsletter, if you haven’t already, to stay tuned in!
I am so glad you stopped by to hang out with Miss Summer and me! Don’t forget to check out the rest of the amazing tours below!