Thursday, December 26, 2013

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Winter Hats

Typically I'm not a hat girl. But recently, during my daily commute to and from work, my head has been pretty chilly. Knitted hats are cute, but always turn my hair into static-central. I've realized that a felted wool hat might be the most practical and stylish option. They come in a variety of styles including wide brim or fedora and can be found with accents such as studs, buckles, ribbons or bows.

Winter Hats

Wide brim hat

Accessorize fedora hat

Felt hat
$49 -

Benetton woolen cap

Sole Society gray brim hat

Felt hat

Rag Bone fedora hat
$165 -

Floppy hat
$36 -

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Pinecone Decor

Few things remind me of winter more then the look and smell of pinecones. With a couple of dollars and a little time, create pinecone decor that will give your home the feel of the holidays and wintertime. A bag of pinecones can be found at a number of stores or you can take the time to collect them outside. Check out these easy pinecone decor ideas that will give your home the look of the season.

1. Tie ribbon or string around pinecones to display them as tree ornaments.
Photo: Amberlea K
 2. Having a dinner party or entertaining for the holidays? Create name card holders by simply creating a slice about halfway down the middle of a pinecone.
Photo: Good Ideas For You

 3. Attach pinecones in various sizes to a wreath form. Add glittery ornaments or a pretty bow for added sparkle.
Photo: Home Insides
4. Carve out round openings in the tops of pinecones and use as holders for candle sticks.
Photo: Shabby in Love
5. String pinecones along a simple string or ribbon to create seasonal garland.
Photo: Shelterness
 6. Paint pinecones or dip in glitter for a pop of color. Arrange in a vase or bowl and display as a centerpiece.
Photo: Stagetecture

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

A White Christmas (Tree)

I've noticed recently that white Christmas trees are becoming quite the trend. They are a pretty and unique alternative to a traditional tree, and are the perfect backdrop for brightly colored ornaments. Stick with specific color scheme or incorporate as many colors as possible for a cheery, eye-catching look. Or keep it a little simpler with a single color or shades of a single color for an ombre feel. A white tree like this can be used in almost any setting, but is especially nice for a home in a warm location because of its light almost beach-like feel.

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