Fall is officially upon us and I’m obsessed with this vegan moto jacket. Its pretty much goes with everything and adds a certain edge to any ensemble. I paired it with a low key blue button down, delicate gold necklace by Jill Michaels, wayfarers, ripped jeans, comfy mocs, and a ladylike beaded purse.
Back in March I spoke at Enjoy Event’s Co workshop about styling. I put together a farmer’s market inspired table, pulling pretty rainbow chard, artichoke, radiccio from Root’s Farm and plants from Ace Hardware. My goal was to make this table as green as possible (leftover decor = food, and the plants now live on my porch) and also easy to replicate. For containers, Found provided some of their insane collection of vintage trophies and I mixed in some galvanized aluminum pieces from one of my favorite local boutiques, Porch. And I finally got to use Casa de Perrin’s collection of heath china (how pretty are those plates). Each setting was also set with a little snack for guests of dried fruit and nuts. Thanks for having me ladies!
I love an oversized centerpiece for a holiday buffet and this one features some my favorite flowers of the season including: holiday greens, flannel flower, hellebore, amaryllis, scabiosa, gold painted eucalyptus, and baby’s breath.
You can pick up the ingredients to make this arrangement at Fabulous Florals and you’ll need:
- 1 mixed bunch holiday greens
- 3 amaryllis
- 1 bunch hellebore
- 3 bunches flannel flower
- 1 bunch gold spray painted eucalyptus
- 1 bunch baby’s breath
-1 bunch scabiosa
I used an oversized wrought iron urn, you can find sometime similar at your local garden store. Since this container was hollow on the bottom, I put wet floral foam in a mini bucket and overlaid it with chicken wire. For bigger arrangements like this, chicken wire helps to keep the flowers and the foam together. Begin by placing your big greenery pieces to create your shape. Layer in gold eucalyptus and baby’s breath. Place your amaryllis and then the smaller flowers, hellebore, flannel flower, and scabiosa. Happy arranging!
Who doesn’t love a good orchard and Apple Lane Farms in Solvang is among my favorite fall spots. It’s open to the public and you can pick your own apples (the BEST apples ever and stay tuned for an apple chip recipe I’ll be posting on Wednesday). For a nippy fall afternoon I’m loving this chunky sweater which I paired with a simple white T, classic black jeans, my staple Frye boots, gold chain bracelets, and a nude purse, cat eye tortoise shell sunnies all available locally in Santa Barbara at Chapala & Parker. I loved my Brigette- inspired hair and makeup that Jess Wilcox did! And the photos, well I’m pretty sure Lane Dittoe knocked it outta the park.
I love a good full, high-waisted skirt, throw in some graphic green and white stripes, and I’m sold. I paired this skirt with a simple white T (I bought mine locally from Chapala & Parker, similar here), vintage earrings (similar), and a high pony tail complete the look. I really loved how the white walls of the Santa Barbara Presidio popped the skirt. A big thank you to my dear friend, and amazing photographer, Kirsten Ellis of Beaux Arts Photographie for the beautiful photos.
I love a good cozy dinner party, and with fall upon us ,I thought I’d share a few quick ideas for fall entertaining…
1. Gather mismatched taper candle holders (check out your local thrift store or try Etsy) and group them together for an easy centerpiece.
2. An herb centerpiece can be a quick and pretty solution. Either at a local garden center, or possibly your regular supermarket, pick up some potted herbs. You can re-pot them if you have time, like this in a herb window box centerpiece, here, or simply wrap around the plants brown craft paper, and tie up with twine or jute.
3. I like to use food as part a table’s centerpiece and a charcuterie plate is pretty and tasty. This cutting board right here is pretty perfect.
4. Champagne is a personal fav, I like to setup a champagne bar with garnishes and mixes. Some of my favorite champagne cocktails? This ginger sparkler.