Lipstick, Heels & a Baby

One Dress, Simply Two Ways

Thursday, October 8

Hi guys! I am writing this post from the airport in LA headed home to see my sweet family who I have missed so much!! I had such a great time filming and working in LA but it is always so good to be headed home to your loved ones! I recently got this dress and thought it would be so perfect to show that just by switching two accessories you can make it appropriate for summer or fall very quickly! Or even from day to night, for those chillier evenings! 

Photos by Jacqueline Ward Images

Easy Halloween Decor

Tuesday, October 6

Decorating for Halloween is sometimes challenging for me. I am not a huge fan of the spider webs, ghosts and goblins! I like to be practical, creative, and fun all while trying to keep the decor flowing with the rest of my house. Basically, I try to mix my year round decor with my holiday decor, and in this case, Halloween. I documented my step by step process of choosing the right decor for our front foyer table. I tried a few different things until I found what I felt was the perfect amount. I ended up going with just the candle because I felt like the others didn't add enough height for the look that I was going for. I also chose to keep these OREO Glow-in-the-Dark packages up front for two reasons. One, it is right by the window so they get a lot of natural light during the day, causing them to glow at night, which Braydon loves! Two, it is the perfect place to keep them for trick-or-treaters, easy access by the front door. I know they neighborhood kids are going to love the change from candy to two cookies! The OREO Glow-in-the Dark 2-packs are the perfect serving size for a spooky treat this Halloween season!
With this glow-in-the-dark feature, OREO 2-packs are also great for party favors, gift bags and as said before, a fun option for visiting trick-or-treaters. 

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Transitioning Your Home Into Fall

Monday, October 5

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® InStyle® and Real Simple® Magazines but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #BacktoMeTime

Needing to do a little Fall cleanup or redecorating in your home? Fall is my favorite time of year to cuddle by the fire place and relax with a good book, magazine, or puzzles with my kids. While flipping through Real Simple's latest issue I realized, there is no reason to go out and buy all new home decor to make your house feel and look cozy for fall. It is all about where you place everything and pulling out your heavier decor. Faux fur, leather, and suede- pull it out!
Throws that I normally have folded up on the end of the couch or in a basket, candles that have been stuffed in storage and our usual foot rest made our fire place feel oh so inviting. Place them around your fire place without them being in the way. It actually makes you feel like you have more places to sit in your home. Even if it is too warm to have a fire going yet! I also got lots of tips on organizing our home so even tho we had our heavier decor out, it didn't feel cluttered or over crowded.
I picked up my Real Simple and InStyle Magazines at Safeway a week or two ago and it is so funny how they both become my to do lists for home projects and outfit inspiration I want to recreate. Take advantage of $1.00 off participating titles (PEOPLE®, InStyle®, People StyleWatch®, Real Simple®, and Sunset®) with this digital offer until 10/18/15 while supplies last.

Hayley Larue Design