Happy Friday + Links

apple picking


Happy Friday!  It’s been cool and crisp these last few days in the Bay Area, providing the perfect weather for outdoorsy activities like hiking or apple picking.  I’ll be heading to Vegas tomorrow for a quick trip to celebrate a friend’s milestone birthday.  What are you up to this weekend?


Some inspiration and links for your perusal:

Throwing a Halloween party this weekend?  Get into the mood with this cocktail starring black ice cubes.

Have you been catching all the sales that have been zipping by?  This week, Loeffler Randall is having a Friends and Family sale…Rider Bag, I’m looking at you!

Piperlime is giving 40% off Final Sale items…run, don’t walk!

The color-of-the-moment?  I am loving everything maroon, like this J.Crew ensemble featuring this herringbone topcoat.  I’m also bringing back a dark lip with YSL’s Rouge Pur Couture lipstick.

If you’re keeping it low-key this weekend, how about cozying up with some hot cocoa and this metallic knit throw from Pottery Barn?  I have one and it’s super soft!

I’m still working on my to-do list from this post and trying to master a few soups this season.  This coconut curry pumpkin soup looks delish…and makes a great starter for an autumn dinner party.

Hope you have a fantastic weekend!  xoxo


Hostess with Bells & Whistles

Hope you enjoyed yesterday’s post about my five essentials for throwing a holiday party.   Now, it’s time to talk holiday dressing!  I’ve been looking forward to this post all week.  I believe the best way to share outfit inspiration is through some great photos.  Below are some of my favorite bloggers donning their holiday best.  These styles are all easy to put together and I love how you can balance a look and play up the ‘ole LBD with little details, be it a belt, a fur vest, or a sparkly necklace.  There are endless possibilities to create a whole new outfit with a few accessories. Enjoy!

ataylor perpetually chic

Perpetually Chic

Top / Pants / Heels / Belt


Camille Styles

Dress / Vest / Shoes / Earrings

coco+kelley hostess

Coco + Kelley

Dress / Necklace / Bracelet