I have heard about the magic of a satin (or silk) pillow case.... I was eager to try it. After a month of use I have decided it was time to share with you my results and love for the satin pillowcase.
An oversized camel coat and over the knee boot is one of my favorite fall looks that you can easily take in to winter.
I love pretty table settings. In my ideal world I would set the table fancy for every meal. But that would take a lot of work and table setting options. I wanted to give you a few ideas for how to decorate your table this thanksgiving. I was going to only write about fun napkin folds, but as I started taking photos the blog post took a turn for the better!
I grew up in the country and taking drives on back roads is something I was very fond of. Recently on a Sunday drive in the country I came upon two awesome locations for photos. This being one of them. I threw on some clothing and headed out to take some photos. It was freezing cold so don't mind the red nose! This outfit is all about the blanket scarf, the leather jacket and a pop of color.
Here is another blog post where I have stolen something from my Mom's closet. I have been envying all the bucket bags I've seen on instagram and pinterest. My Mom came and visited me in Portland and I talked her into buying a bucket bag. We spent a good 30 minutes looking at all of the bags currently at Nordstrom. We were torn between this Rebecca Minkoff bag and a Vince Camuto bag. I personally loved the feel of the leather of the Minkoff and we decided to go with that one.
Ready for the most addicting dip in the world, I have it for you. I was looking for an apple dip and came across a toffee one. I decided I wanted to double the recipe, but didn't want to use 2 packages of cream cheese. So I took a little risk and instead of adding more cream cheese I added in some greek yogurt and voilà the best toffee dip ever was born! I would like to spend more time working on how to cut the cream cheese and sugar in 1/2 and try and make it a bit healthier. But....I would hate to alter the taste cause it is so darn good!
With Halloween weekend upon us I decided it would be the perfect time to show off an all black outfit. When in doubt go with black! I have a few leather jackets that I throw over a black tank and leggings that work all winter long. But for how lovely of a fall we have been having and for the upcoming spring I was in search for a lighter weight black jacket.
I'm a late night pinterest addict. I can't sleep very well at night and when that happens I'm usually on pinterest getting some great ideas on how to spend money! Lately my pinterest has been flooded with butternut squash soup recipes. I really wanted to try some so after looking I decided to combine a few elements from the soups I liked and create my own.
I have more fall fashion for you.... as you know I love capes! One other trend I'm loving is long sweaters/cardigans. I am trying not to buy a lot of maternity clothes so cardigans have been on my list of must haves for this fall and winter. Big bold prints are here to stay, but if you aren't a "bold" kind of person there are plenty of plain long cardigans that will work for you. The biggest thing when choosing a long cardigan is where it hits you on your body. I am not the tallest person so I have to be sure the sweater hits me right at the top of my calves to avoid it making me look shorter. For you taller girls, you are lucky and can pull off any length.
Over the last couple of years I have been phasing out a lot of my normal beauty products and replacing them with coconut oil. The biggest change I noticed (other than tp my wallet) was when I started using coconut oil for face and body lotion. So much better than covering my skin with chemical filled products.
Here is a list of my top 10 uses for coconut oil outside of the kitchen.
We are Angela and Jessica, the girls of Champagne +Shimmer. As high school girlfriends, now living across the country from each other, we continue to bond over similar interests including God, eating healthy, working out, fashion, home decor, and being amazing wives to our husbands!
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