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Monday, October 30, 2017

Talbots Winter Collection

I know that I already did a post about the Talbots fall collection (see here if you missed it) but I received a new catalog and oh my did new goodies appear....

Oh my goodness!! I ended up finding these this weekend at Von Maur and yes I did purchase them!
They are really nice!

This is just lovely and the earrings look great too!

Isn't the back just sweet? So feminine!

Very nice!

Beautiful to wear to parties!

A new perfume that I can't wait to smell. 
It has delicate floral fragrance with notes of apricot and honeysuckle. 

I have been seriously contemplating these. 
They would be great on the weekends with a nice cozy sweater.  

Well, I hope that you enjoyed this post and have found some great fashion pieces to consider taking a look at. Some of these pieces would be great for your upcoming holiday parties. 


(photos via

Friday, October 27, 2017

My First Trip to Ikea

Okay, alright...... I have never been to Ikea before now. I have seen the catalogs and have took a peek on the website and I must admit that I am NOT an Ikea fan. Some people do love it and unfortunately I am not one of those people.

But my co-workers and friends just kept saying, "Well since you have never been to the store you can't say that you don't like it." Our first Ikea store just opened in Fishers, Indiana. So I decided to go and see what all the fuss is about. I went and sorry I still don't like it but I did see a few things that caught my eye but I am really a traditional, antique furniture kinda of gal.

First walking in....

Not my kind of light fixture but neat to look at....

I didn't like any of the couches.

Great kitchen! Love the back-splash!

Black farmhouse sink.... very chic!

Love the dishes hanging on the shelf.

Love the color!

This is a dream island!

White farmhouse sink

Beautiful bedding

Great affordable china!

Love this screen, so elegant!

They did have great looking clothes on display.

Affordable kitchen essentials

Great affordable china and stainless steel cutlery sets for $20!
Great Christmas gift ideas!

Pink dishes!

Faux flowers, very pretty

Like I said, great accessories on display. Great Mossimo tote from Target!

Here it is in gray.

Love the gray plates!

I did pick up a few things. 

I didn't know that there was a restaurant in the middle of the store and bakery! It was okay maybe it was because I went during the first two weeks of the grand opening. Maybe it will be better to visit in a year. I am willing to go and look a second time but not for awhile. I am sorry but I would rather go to an antique store or an auction and find good quality furniture that will last me for decades. I hope that you enjoyed this post and maybe you have found something in Ikea to go and take a peek at. 


(photos via Mrs. Shockley)

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Autumn Candles ~ 2017

Okay, I recently posted about Bath and Body Works Essential Oil Candle collection (see here if you missed it) but now their autumn collection has just debuted and I have some favorites that I picked up already.

This is great. I have it in my car and a room spray. The dark cherry is so scrumptious and woody. 

I love peppermint scents. They put me in such a Christmas mood. 

Cherry Blossoms and Strawberries

This has been my absolute favorite! It has been so hard finding it in stores! I found one in one location and the other all the way across town! I don't know why but they are so elusive. 

Very nice and subtle. 

Well, I hope you enjoyed my autumn candle suggestions. They are lots more on the website for you to review and ponder. Enjoy!!!!

(photos via

Monday, October 23, 2017

Autumn Favorites from Ann Taylor ~ 2017

The autumn collection has debuted at Ann Taylor and it is wonderful. I just wanted to share some of my favorites from the collection.

I love sweaters from Ann Taylor. They are always made of such good quality materials and they are durable. I have about 3 sweaters from them and I wear them all the time. 

This is lovely. I went to the store this weekend to try to see what it looks like but I think it is online only. 

I got to see this yesterday. It is quite lovely. 

This was great in person too! Very chic....

Now I did get to try this one. I do love it but I am a little torn. I don't know... But I still want it.... I can see one of my broaches on it. That would be so lovely. 

This was absolutely stunning in person. I am trying to be discipline but this would be great for my wardrobe. 

Didn't get to see this in the store but it looks great!

Well, those are a few pieces that I love. I hope that I can catch some of them on sale. As of today, everything is 50% off but I just went shopping for my home so I am trying not to over do it. I hope that you enjoyed this post and were able to add some of these pieces to your wish list. 

(photos via Ann