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How To Style Your Shelves For Fall

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I tend to get pretty excited about each coming Season and jump the gun with my decorations.  Each year I am the first neighbor with my Christmas lights up.  As soon as Labor Day was over I was anxiously anticipating Autumn decor.  I am sure you can imagine my glee last weekend when I noticed that they put it out in the Seasonal aisles at Walmart!  I immediately starting loading my cart up with leaves, gourds, candles, burlap and sparkly pumpkins.  Nevermind that I have a ton of this stuff from previous years.  I obviously need more.

My favorite place to decorate is the set of shelves in my living room.  They are the first thing you see when you come in the front door.

How To Style Your Shelves For Fall #LoveAmericanHome Yankee Candle Walmart Collective Bias

I take everything off and start with a blank canvas.

How To Style Your Shelves For Fall #LoveAmericanHome Yankee Candle Walmart Collective Bias

Then, I put on a few larger things to see how they look together.  

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I play around, arrange, move things, step back and see how it all works as a whole.

How To Style Your Shelves For Fall #LoveAmericanHome Yankee Candle Walmart Collective Bias

I continue adding, taking away and changing things around until I feel like the shelves look symmetrical and I am satisfied with the overall look.

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 Then I add in finishing touches (like leaves, acorns and candles).

I never spend too much money on decorations.  Everything I used for this arrangement was purchased (inexpensively) at Walmart or I already owned it.  

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Some tips to keep in mind when decorating shelves are:

Stagger the heights of the objects you are using.  I do this by elevating candles with holders or putting out baskets that I fill with seasonal items.  I also make sure I put some taller things (in this case I used signs) on the top shelf to draw the eye up. 

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Include a signature fragrance.  I read recently that our sense of smell is 10,000 times more sensitive than our other senses.  I am a HUGE fan of candles and I think fragrance plays a large role in how we perceive our surroundings.  

I was recently introduced to a new line at Walmart called American Home by Yankee Candle® brand and I am OBSESSED!  You can find them right in the home and candle section and there are tons of fragrances to choose from.  

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Not only are they super affordable, (the larger two wick tumbler I bought was around $15 and the smaller ones were only around $5) but it is so convenient that they are sold at Walmart.  It saves me from having to take a trip to the mall to buy my candles.  As a Mom, I am CONSTANTLY at Walmart for something, so if I can also pick up some fabulous Yankee Candle® products during one of my many monthly trips I am all about it.  

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For this project I picked up Banana Walnut Bread and Buttercream Frosting because I wanted my living room to feel cozy and the deep Vanilla-based fragrances remind me of home.  I really wish I had the ability to let you smell them through the computer because they are heavenly!

Sparkle and Little Touches.  Remember – everything’s better with a little glitter!  After I am done with the main pieces of decor I like to sprinkle around some added touches (little heart candies for Valentine’s Day or ornaments around Christmas).  I think they add a little something to a display.  For Fall I sprinkled faux colored leaves and pinecones around.

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I have shared how I like to style my shelves for Fall using pumpkins, gourds, candles and colorful leaves.  What tips do you have for creating a beautiful Autumnal display?  Leave them in the comments section!  xo

 

A Little Glitter’s Fall Fashion Must Haves

A Little Glitter Fall Fashion Must Haves

It is currently 88 degrees outside but in my mind the second it hits September 1st all Fall shopping begins.  Summer is now dead to me.  I will continue to wear what I currently own in this heat but I will only BUY cold weather gear moving forward.  Some of the things that are on my radar for Fall ’15 are:

  1. Milly Merino Wool Fur Vest with Genuine Fox Fur Trim.  This is in my cart and I am pretty close to pulling the trigger.  I love that the fur is detachable so I can have the vest dry cleaned without having to deal with the expense and nuisance of taking it to a furrier every time.  
  2. Joie Genuine Rabbit Fur Vest.  I almost bought this one last Winter and didn’t pull the trigger.  Instead, I opted for a more square, puffier faux fur vest from Top Shop.  I still love that one but this is a staple and I am buying it this year.  I love it’s shape and the fact that it is more fitted.  I am going to wait for a sale but then it is MINE.
  3. Essie Frock ‘N Roll.  This comes in gel and I LOVE the color and the bits of glitter!
  4. Essie In The Lobby.  Gorgeous gorgeous burgundy.  This is THE perfect Fall and Winter nail color.
  5. BaubleBar Leather Tassel Drop Earrings.  I am OBSESSED with tassels and fringe.  These are such gorgeous statement earrings.
  6. BP Ribbon Trim Felt Hat.  This is a totally inexpensive and beautiful Fall piece.
  7. Vince Camuto Harlin Fringe Bootie.  I love the way these are weathered around the toe.  
  8. Phase 3 Basket Knit Slouchy Beanie.  These are universally flattering and perfect for colder weather.
  9. Sam Edelman Josephine Tall Boot.  I saw a girl in these the other day on the Street and stopped her to ask where she got them.  The fringe on these boots in so gorgeous in motion.  It is special but not ridiculous.  I am obsessed with them!

What are you guys buying for the colder months?  Are there any trends that have caught your eye lately?