Not only will they swaddle your newborn babe in warmth, but these hand-knit baby blankets are absolutely beautiful and can transform a room when draped over a chair or the end of a crib. If you're searching for a really special baby shower gift — even when you don't yet know the gender — these hand-knit baby blankets are wonderfully unisex. Click through for a collection of our favorites.
The Southwestern flavor is coming back full swing in fashion and home trends this Fall. After being completely inspired by the look book from Pendleton's Fall 2011 Portland Collection, I sought out the delicious-looking blankets draped around the dashing couple photographed above. Luckily, my findings led me to Pendelton's four new additions to their popular Tribute Series Blankets. The series pays homage to the American mills that pioneered the weaving of Indian trade blankets. Each of the blankets' patterns is a re-creation of an original design produced by a woolen mill from the olden days known for their exceptional quality.
These blankets are the second half of the series, and I love the direction Pendleton took with part deux. Their updated versions drawn on bold geometric patterns are indicative of Native American history. My favorite has got to be the Buell Manufacturing Co. Tribute #2 ($218) shown in the top left corner. Pendleton re-created a 1910 pattern from the original Buell woolen mill; it was was called "Zuni," named for the Pueblo tribe.
At $218 a pop they may be a little pricier than what you typically spend on a trendy blanket or throw, but trust me when I say the Pendleton name stands up to the hype. After all, Pendleton must be doing something right; they've been around since the early 1860s. I can totally picture myself cozying up with one in my apartment or out in the park on a cool Fall afternoon in San Francisco. Or, in traditional Native American fashion, I'd love to rock one out on the town as a shawl!
Yesterday, FabSugar gave readers a sneak peek of designer Steven Alan's Fall lookbook. Filled with cozy, casual, and stylish items including velvet skirts, dotted dresses, and layered trouser looks, I was in love with many of the pieces from the Steven Alan Fall lookbook. My favorite piece, however, was this striped wool car coat.
This coat from Steven Alan, which will be available for sale this Fall, offers such a classic look. I can imagine wearing it on a weekend road trip tour to Vermont to take in the Fall colors. It would be equally suited to an afternoon on the stands at a college football game, or a casual evening out with friends. Given its versatility and classic look, it also translates perfectly to the home.
I've found three easy ways to translate the look from this coat into your home. Keep on reading to see how to get the look of the Steven Alan Fall wool coat in your home.
They're huggable, lovable, extremely cozy and soft, and kids love 'em. The irresistible playful pals I'm referring to are buddy blankets. Unlike regular baby blankets, buddy blankets are a bit smaller, usually come trimmed in satin, and have an adorable plush animal attached to them.
Because of their two-in-one appeal — featuring a blanket and cuddly stuffed animal in one — it's no wonder kids go gaga over them. Most are machine washable and dryable, so they are low maintenance for mama, and because they are smaller than traditional blankets, you don't have to worry about your little one dragging it on the floor or the ground outside.
For the perfect gift, or an addition to your baby's crib, here are some different animals and colors to choose from!
When it comes to fur in my house, I prefer to see it on a very alive Fluffy or Fido — not on a fur throw, rug, or pillow. Luckily, there are plenty of pretty faux fur choices.
Throw a faux fur throw on a bed at a ski cabin for a luxe touch, or dress up your sofa with a few faux fur pillows. They definitely add a great touch to a holiday-decorated home. One of my favorite throws is the Inmod Faux Fox Fur Throw ($370) — it's unbelievably luxe looking. There are plenty of other warm, fuzzy options though. See a few of my favorites below.
Oregon-based company Pendleton is known for its colorful, quality woolen blankets. While the company expanded into suiting, women's wear, and other home products since it first formed in the late 1800s, the core of the business is still its blankets. Lately, I've seen Pendleton's designs adorning the hipster set in places as diverse as skate shoes and Urban Outfitters towels. It's about time we take another look at the company, don't you think? Let's explore some of the designs Pendleton has produced, as well as ways these designs have been incorporated into decorating schemes.
Actress Emly Blunt looks gorgeous in this still from her new movie Wild Target. While the crime caper promises plenty of shenanigans, it also showcases some great sartorial choices, including this midnight blue fringe dress. Inspired by her dress, I decided to find some home decorating items that were fringing out as well. My absolute favorite is this linen Thomaspaul Hippo PIllow ($100) with cotton turquoise fringe. You also can't go wrong with the Sofia Cashmere Fringed Throw ($400). To shop the rest of the look, just click on each image!
Taking cover has never been so cute! Sixty-five percent of LilSugar readers told us that they keep their lil ones under wraps when out in public – either covering their stroller or car seat with a blanket or actually wrapping the tot up to keep him safe.
Any mama that has tried to keep her baby covered has undoubtedly fallen victim to the slipping blanket that has a knack for falling off in the deepest, dirtiest puddle ever. Adrienne Alitowski's Blankyclip ($48 for two clips and a blanket) is a clip, disguised as a plush toy, which holds blankets onto strollers, car seats, bouncy seats, and more. The adorable clips attach to any stroller and are completely covered in soft fabric to prevent pinched fingers.
Would you use the Blankyclip to keep your tyke covered?
High school tees, Greek life shirts, gym rat tanks, and other sentimental fabrics have a way of overstaying their welcome in some dresser drawers. When the stains and holes are too much to bear or your age has outgrown the maturity level of your well-loved rags, it's time to consider retiring the old threads. To some that may mean donating or cutting up for cleaning purposes, but to others, like Twilight's Bella, it could mean a comfy quilt.
In The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Bella's mom presents her with a homemade quilt capturing all of their traveling adventures. While her dream catcher may keep her sleeping mind at ease, the meaningful blanket provides the teen vampire queen with both emotional and physical comfort. If you don't have the time or desire to DIY, you can get the look with this T-Shirt Memory Blanket ($95). Now if only you could convince Edward to cuddle up with you, too.
You don't see many kindergartners wearing diapers or popping a bottle in their lunch bag. Some milestones like rolling, talking, and walking just sort of happen and others like giving up a lovey, forgoing a pacifier, and moving from crib to bed are more learned. Some parents help their offspring progress by limiting the time their tot is wheeled around in a stroller or eats in a high chair. We're curious what you think. Chime in with your opinion on everything from bottle feeding to snuggling with stuffed animals!