Costumes aren't the only way to show off your Halloween spirit. Try always-fun nail art, one of the most popular ways to celebrate this festive occasion. You don't need to be an artist to get this look, either, and you can even change up the colors for additional holiday styles. On Kirbie: J.Crew top, Lauren Elan necklace.
Jenna Dewan stepped out in Beverly Hills wearing this tribal Ella Moss maxi ($188) with orange sandals and a bevy of gold bangles, creating an effortlessly chic and comfortable Summer look. Jenna clearly doesn't shy away from bold patterns, splashed on everything from colorful rompers to ikat denim, and you shouldn't either. Work her exact dress with orange sandals for a day of running errands or take the maxi to new heights with these hot yellow Topshop wedges ($65).
While heading into LAX airport, Miranda Kerr strutted her long limbs in a pair of must-have Summer trousers: Joie's blue ikat-print wide-leg pants ($274). We love that she kept the rest of the outfit simple via a white tank, a black blazer, peep-toe Christian Louboutins, oversized round sunglasses, and a matching blue Yves Saint Laurent travel-size bag — here it is in other colors ($2,150). While these pants don't seem versatile at first, they can indeed be worn in many ways: with a crop top for a resort feel, with flat sandals and a denim jacket, with a neon-yellow tank for an extra pop of color, with a white blazer at the office, and so many other ways. If the blue color isn't your style, it also comes in black with beige. Snatch it now before it's gone and style it up all Summer long!
Ashlee Simpson and Jenna Dewan may have been on opposite coasts, but the stars were channeling the same fashion wavelength as they both worked a Rebecca Minkoff colorful ikat blazer ($389) in two totally different ways. Ashlee showcased a sporty-cool vibe with Isabel Marant sneakers, while Jenna dressed things up in a black-on-black look with slingback wedges. Hollywood is having a love affair with ikat, and this versatile blazer is the perfect piece to add to your collection. Score Ashlee and Jenna's exact blazer, then re-create their different but equally stylish looks.
Jenna Dewan was the picture of travel perfection working colorful ikat Current/Elliott jeans ($167), neon-trim Loeffler Randall sandals ($375), and a sophisticated Hermés tote at LAX. The brunette beauty's vibrant raffia sandals and exaggerated cat eye shades played up her colorful denim, while her off-the-shoulder sweater balanced the look. Capture Jenna's effortlessly chic airport style by pairing her exact jeans and shoes with an oversized sweater or rock her printed bottoms with a bright tank for a bold combo.
We are always looking to Jessica Alba for fun and fresh outfits, and the brunette bombshell didn't disappoint in a cheeky Alice + Olivia sweater, killer Topshop ikat pants, and cap-toe Giuseppe Zanotti pumps while at a Lucky event in Santa Monica. We love how her versatile ikat-print pants balanced the playfulness of her sequin-tie sweater and bold pumps. Snag Jessica's exact Topshop bottoms to pair with an equally playful Fab-approved sweater or style colorful ikat pants with a solid top and funky shoes for an equally snazzy ensemble.
Louise Bell, a self-described "design junkie," former magazine creative director, and adorable Aussie, is the mastermind behind Table Tonic. The online shop stocks reasonably priced, quality, global decor that always feels on-trend. When she's not scouring the market for the modern day bohemian, Louise chronicles her design musings, wardrobe picks, health food cravings, and family life in her delightful Table Tonic blog.
To find out what's on Louise's list to give and receive this holiday season, check out her gallery of picks!
Ikat, snakeskin, velvet, oh my! Fall is just around the corner, and it’s time to get our closets chock-full of transitional pieces that will lead us stylishly into Winter. Taking a cue from our favorite runways, we selected the six key pieces that you need to invest in this season. We can’t wait to get our hands on a sumptuous tuxedo blazer, a feminine tie-front blouse, and everything velvet! Watch our video to see the trends we’re currently coveting. On Allison: H&M blouse, Rebecca Taylor skirt, and Sam Edleman shoes.
I like to change the drapes in my family room with the seasons. I like something a bit heavier for the Fall and Winter, and then when Spring rolls around I like something a little lighter and brighter. I didn't want to spend a lot of money, but I was definitely itching for a change.
I decided to make my own drapes using paint drop cloths and a stencil that I already had. The drop cloths were $9.99 each at Lowes. I used stitch witchery to hem the sides, and then used an ikat stencil to create my own drapes.
I also used a little stitch witchery to attach a ribbon to the edge to give them a nice finished look.
I recently stenciled one wall in our dining room with an ikat pattern stencil I found on Etsy. I made a few other changes to the room like painting the ceiling, adding trim to the drapes, and creating a new vignette over the buffet. The stencil wall made the biggest impact, though. It's amazing how one stenciled wall changed the entire look of the room!
Check out Our Fifth House for more details including a stencil tutorial and the before pics!
Have you been doing any decorating lately? Be sure to share photos with the Su Casa group!