Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Farewell October

On this last day of October I thought I'd share this lovely quote from one of my favorite series. It's one of those quotes that never fails to put a smile on my face and make me think about how wonderful life is. So, go out there and enjoy this last (and oh-so-spooky) day of October!

P.S. Today is the last day to enter the Amanda Catherine Designs print click here for your chance to win one adorable print!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Color Crush: Burgundy

One of the many reasons that I love fall is for all of the rich hues that it brings. This season I'm crushing on the color burgundy in every way, shape, and form! It's the perfect shade to wrap up in as the temperatures inevitably drop and we head into the sparkly holiday season. So tell me, what's your color crush this fall?


P.S. Don't forget to enter for your chance to win a print by Amanda Catherine only have one more day to enter!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Monday Pick-Me-Up

Hi, friends! Apologies for being absent on Friday, I was completely worn out from an auction on my grandparents' farm the day before...I'll share a few photo from the long, but fun day soon. Even though Monday is almost over, it's not too late for a pick-me-up to get you through the last few hours of the work day. This quote always puts a smile on my face! Enjoy!

Oh and don't forget to enter for your chance win a print from Amanda Catherine Designs! 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Thursday Love List

Happy Thursday, friends! Here's my list of a three things I've been loving this week...Also, don't forget to enter for your chance to win a print by Amanda Catherine Designs!

Thursday Love List

1. BaubleBar earrings...gorgeous! PLUS there's currently a 25% off friends and family sale going on! Use code: BBFAMILY
2. I've had my eye on these adorable Tory Burch flats for a while now. I have a black pair and couldn't love them more. If you're looking for a great flat, these shoes are your answer!
3. I treated myself to a Kate Spade purse this summer, so I think that it's high time I have a wallet to match! 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Giveaway- Amanda Catherine Designs Print

I'm so excited to announce the first giveaway on All Things Charming! As many of you know I have a love for well placed words, and over the past few months have fallen in love with several prints by Amanda Catherine Designs, which is why I'm thrilled to share the opportunity for on lucky person to win this adorable Thanksgiving print! 

To enter: 
1. Follow ATC (via gfc or bloglovin) and leave a comment below about your favorite holiday tradition! If you're already a follower just leave a comment!

For extra entries (indicate all forms of entry in your comment):
2. Follow ATC on Twitter
3. Follow ATC on Facebook ...I have a new page!
4. Follow Amanda Catherine Designs on Twitter
5. Follow Amanda Catherine Designs on Facebook
5. Tweet about the giveaway, mentioning @thingscharming and @AmandaCathDes

The giveaway will run through 10/31/12, with the winner being announced on 11/1/12!

Good luck! xo 

Open to residents of the continental U.S. only.

P.S. Hosting a giveaway makes for one more thing off my list!...look for a 25 Before 25 update soon! 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Splendid Sequins

'Tis the season to start wearing sequins! Anything that sparkles is okay in my book, and this season is proving to offer many options. The holidays are the perfect time to add an extra touch of sparkle to your wardrobe, so I've selected a few of my favorites that are currently available. The prices of the items range from steals to splurges...with all of these options, and many more out there, you'll be sure to find a splendid sequin piece(s) for the upcoming holiday season!

Splendid Sequins

Monday, October 22, 2012

Monday Pick-Me-Up

Happy Monday, loves! Here's a little quote to send you off into the week...isn't it great?! Reading it this morning gave me the perfect boost of energy needed to get through what is sure to be a busy week. Ready or not, here we go!...

Friday, October 19, 2012

Dream Closet

Happy Friday, loves! Last weekend I officially accepted that summer is over by putting my warm weather clothes into storage and pulling out my heavier fall and winter wear. Let me just say that although it is a bit of an annoying task to check off the list, I can't get over how much fun it is to feel like I have a completely new wardrobe without spending a single dollar!

In attempting to neatly organize my clothing, I kept dreaming of how wonderful it would be to have a spacious walk-in closet complete with beautiful decor. In scouring the internet, I found a few lovely closet spaces that I would move my wardrobe into in a heartbeat! Tell me, what would be an essential in your dream closet?

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Tory Burch Holiday 2012

I received the Tory Burch Holiday 2012 lookbook in my inbox this morning, so I thought I'd share my three favorite looks! Seeing these winter hues has me in the mood to sip hot cocoa and hang holiday decorations...

Monday, October 15, 2012

Words of Wisdom

Hi, friends! Did you all have a nice weekend? I had a great time relaxing, baking, watching way too much tv...and a not-so-great taking the practice GRE (yuck!). You all know my love for words, so today I thought I'd share a few lovely sayings that I've found recently. Enjoy!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Exciting News!

Happy Friday, loves! Remember when I said that I had some exciting news coming? Well, I'm finally able to announce it today!

Since first launching All Things Charming in March I've shared little bits and pieces with you all about my life, but one thing I haven't shared is that in my spare time I have a passion for working on environmental and social justice issues. My passion has lead me all over the country through non-profit work, and as of three years ago internationally as well! I've been truly blessed and feel honored to have the opportunities that I've had to advocate for issues that I care so much about...which is why I'm so excited to announce that I've been selected for a journalism team going to Doha, Qatar for the annual United Nations environmental negotiations from November 22nd-December 12th!

I've had the opportunity to attend the same meeting in the past..

Here I am in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2009

And in Durban, South Africa in 2011

....however this time I'll be attending purely to write, interview, and share stories on the ground! So what does this mean? Well, it first means that life is about to get a little crazier (so excited!) and it also means that I'm looking for some amazing guest bloggers to lend me a hand while I'm out of the country. Interested? Email me here!

The second bit of exciting news is that I'll be hosting my very first giveaway this month! You may recall that hosting a giveaway is on my 25 Before 25 list, along with visiting a new continent (hello, Qatar!), so you can imagine how thrilled I am to have a couple of more things to check off my list very soon. Stay tuned for updates...

Finally, I'd like to send you off into the weekend with this oh-so-charming floral photo. Isn't it lovely? Have a wonderful  weekend!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Thursday Love List

Happy Thursday, friends! As I'm sure many of you know, last weekend Tory Burch had a 25% off sale. While browsing the site I ran across my first Love List item, a smart phone wristlet. I fell absolutely in love with the wristlet because it not only has a space for your phone and money, but also has slots for your credit cards as well! How handy is that? Now let me tell you, it took every ounce of strength for me to not break down and purchase that adorable accessory (and then some), but I'm currently on budget lock-down (more about this to come soon!) so alas, I'll have to live without it for now. Maybe I should start drawing up my Christmas list...

Since I haven't been able to take the Tory wristlet off my mind, I thought I'd share my three favorite wristlet finds this week for my Thursday Love List! Have a great day! 

Thursday Love List

Monday, October 8, 2012

Monday Pick-Me-Up

Happy Monday, friends! Did you all have a nice weekend? Two of my amazing friends were in town for the weekend, so I spent as much time as possible with them. This resulted in tons of laughter, mexican food, cocktails, music, and arts & crafts time...sounds like a great weekend, right? Now, onto your Monday Pick-Me-Up...

Here's an inspirational Monday Pick-Me-Up for you all about dreams. I think it serves as a wonderful reminder that even the best laid plans may not work out, but still have the potential to lead us to wonderful things we've never dreamed of!

Here's one more adorable little pick-me-up for you. Part of arts & crafts time with my friends was dedicated to painting pumpkins. Loving polka dots, I used metallic gold acrylic paint to create a spotted pumpkin!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Interior Insipiring Fashion- Mexico

I mentioned on Monday that over the weekend my mom and I sent my dad off to Mexico until December. He is a college professor and is taking his first sabbatical after over 30 years of teaching in higher education! While he's in Mexico, he'll be working on his art and teaching classes with Oaxaca Streetchildren Grassroots, an organization that aims to provide access to education for children in Oaxaca, Mexico. With Mexico on my mind, I decided to pull up a fitting guest post that I wrote in May for Michelle of Second Street East. Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!

Taking a cue from Michelle's Going Global post, I decided to highlight some pieces with a Mexican flair. My parents owned a travel agency while I was growing up (it was so amazing!). This combined with my dad living in Mexico while in grad school has lead to my family home being very influenced by Mexican design. After looking around my home, I decided to seek inspiration from a rug (the rug below is similar to one in our living room) and the textile and color books that sit on our coffee table. The patterns and vibrant shades in these interior items drew me to the fashion pieces below!

Tell me, how do global pieces influence your home interior and personal style? 

Mexican Inspiration {Interior to Fashion}

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Thursday Love List

It has almost been two months since I've shared a Thursday Love List (time goes by so quickly!), so today I've given my list a little twist by sharing three things that I not only love, but have recently purchased! 

Thursday Love List

1. I shared a very similar "love" bracelet over summer, but this BaubleBar version is a steal compared to my original pick! I can't wait for this adorable little piece to arrive!
2. I purchased this super comfy over-sized sweater at J. Crew last weekend. After trying it on I quickly fell in love with the color and's perfect for fall, don't you think?
3. The image of the Essie shade (Mink Muff) doesn't do it justice! This rich color is the perfect mauve/brown blend that has made for a wonderful addition to my autumn attire.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Autumn Inspiration

As I've mentioned before, fall is my favorite season!  How could you not love a time filled with so many wonderful sights, tastes, and smells?? I find that in the fall I'm especially inspired by my surroundings and lovely images of the season, so today I'm sharing glimpses of things that set me in the mood to celebrate this beautiful  time of year. Enjoy!

In case those lovely images weren't enough inspiration, here's a charming little list of things to do this fall...

Monday, October 1, 2012

Weekend Review

Happy Monday, loves! Can you believe today is the first day of October?? To kick off the new month I thought I'd share a few photos from recent happenings...

Remember wayyyy back in March when I told you B (aka Otter's owner) and I bought Ben Harper tickets? Well, after a very long six month wait we finally got to go! To put it in one word the concert was amazing. The acoustic solo performance, in the gorgeous Cadillac Palace Theatre, lasted for three hours and left me (once again) completely in love with Mr. Harper. If you haven't ever listened to his music you need to right now. Seriously. Your heart will melt.

I spent Saturday reuniting with family at my cousin's wedding. It was small, simple, and the perfect setting to catch up loved ones that I hadn't seen in far too long.

After sending my Dad off to Mexico for the next two months (I know, I'm completely jealous too) my Mom and I spent a wonderful day together shopping. I found way too much at J. Crew (what's new) and the most adorable little mittens for my soon-to-be-nephew. Those are the cutest things ever, right?!