Posts Tagged ‘fall’

Easy Webbing Bunting

Easy Webbing Garland

If you have been with teachlovecraft since the beginning, then you know that I have a slight obsession with a couple of things: Burlap and Buntings/Garland/Banners. So, it should come as no surprise that I have created yet another bunting/garland/banner (I still don’t know what the heck I am supposed to call them).  This time it’s made out of jute webbing. You know, the stuff used to upholster furniture? 

This easy webbing bunting is, well, super easy. 

Here’s what you’ll need:

- Jute Webbing… no surprise here, I got mine from









- Twine

-Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks

Here’s what you’ll do:

- Cut the webbing into flags — I cut my webbing into rectangles, and then fold it in half to cut a symmetrical triangle at the bottom. 


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- Take your desired length of twine, fold each pennant over the twine, and glue. This time I did not make my pennants fixed, instead they can slide along the twine. 

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- Throw that sucker up somewhere.

I scrounged up some other autumnal delights, and made myself a little festive display on the buffet. 



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Outfit Ideas: Fall Layers

Fall is my favorite reason! Aside from the apple cider, pumpkin pie and butternut squash soup (I love food), the cooler weather also allows me to indulge in cozy layers and warm weather accessories. Here in MD, the mornings are chilly, the afternoons are warm, and the evenings are cool. I find that layering is essential to balancing the change in temperature throughout the day. It’s also a great way to work some of my summer pieces into cool weather rotation. I’m sharing a few of my favorite ways to stay cozy this season for work and play featuring layering pieces from ModCloth.

For me a sheath dress is a closet staple. I love the classic silhouette and its versatility. It can be worn alone on warm days, add a layer under with a button down and over with a cardigan on cool days. This textured sheath dress is the perfect trans-seasonal candidate. The graphic pattern calls for a neutral palette with a few pops of fall colors.

ModCloth Fall Layers 3

dress, top, cardigan, coat, shoes, bag, scarf: ModCloth; jewels: JCrew belt: Haircoverings

This outfit is my fall work uniform. Breathable blouse, cotton cardigan and pencil skirt layered under a cozy sweater coat. Add some tights and booties and I’m ready for the chilliest fall mornings. Don’t the colors remind you of the gorgeous autumn foliage? Who doesn’t love the burnt orange, bright yellow and deep green hues?!

ModCloth Fall Layers 4

top, cardigan, skirt, coat, scarf, shoes, bag: ModCloth, tights: Gap, jewels: JCrew

Running errands on the weekend is all about comfort. Heavy puffy coats can sometimes slow me down when chasing a fleeting toddler in Target. So I prefer to layer a cozy oversized sweater over a cardigan and simple top. And what’s more comfortable than leggings? Of course all the cool moms need a Very Hungry Caterpillar tote. Add a few accessories and switch out the bag, this look can be easily transitioned for a casual date night or happy hour with friends.

ModCloth Fall Layers 2

top, cardigan, sweater, scarf, boots, bag: ModCloth, jewels: JCrew, ModCloth

I’ve always thought of Thanksgiving as the centerpiece of fall (again, I love food…and I’m thankful). Dressing up for Thanksgiving dinner has been a tradition in our household. I usually go for one statement piece and layer on other neutrals to balance out the look. The sequin pencil skirt makes a sparkly statement in this dark color combination. I like a flowy top that allows room to expand. The scalloped trim on the blazer adds a feminine detail to the clean lines of this ensemble. Of course, I always bring a hostess gift to dinner. How cute are these tea towels?

ModCloth Fall Layers 1

top, cardigan, blazer, skirt, shoes, tea towel: ModCloth, tights: Target, jewels: Over Stock

If you are looking to add a few new layering pieces this fall, check out the selection at ModCloth. Tell us which layered look is your favorite? What do you love about this season? BTW, TLC is now on Polyvore. Follow us there to check our mood boards!

Outfit Ideas: White After Labor Day

Hope everyone had a relaxing long weekend and took full advantage of the last chance to wear white. Where and when did this, can’t wear white after Labor Day, fashion rule start? White is such a versatile color that it can be worn as a neutral, an accent or an ensemble. Not to mention it looks great on everyone. If Coco Chanel loved wearing white all year round, I think it’s safe for me try this fashion faux pas. Here’s how I plan to incorporate white into my fall wardrobe.

Not wearing a white dress shirt after the summer seems unrealistic. This summery work outfit can be easily transitioned for early fall by adding a cardigan for layering.

White After Labor Day 1

top: BR (similar), skirt: H&M (similar, similar), cardigan: Gap (similar), shoes: Steve Madden (similar)

This white a-line skirt is an easy pairing for bright colors and fun prints in the summer. For fall, I like to keep the palette simple and add a few pops of color with accessories. A jean jacket makes the perfect layering piece for chilly mornings.

White After Labor Day 2

top: J Crew (similar), skirt: BR (similar, similar), jacket: Old Navy, shoes: Nine West (similar), jewels: Ily Couture

I know neither the pineapple print nor the powder pink blazer screams autumn, but I can’t pass up the opportunity to wear two of my favorite pieces together.

White After Labor Day 3

top: Crew Cut, pants: J Crew (similar), blazer: Old Navy (similar), shoes: DSW (similar), jewels: H&M

Since I don’t drink coffee, a tweed jacket is my pumpkin spice latte. This one had me at elbow patch. On colder days, I’m thinking boots and cozy boot socks instead of flats.

White After Labor Day 4

dress: Boden (similar, ), jacket: Gap (similar), scarf: BR (similar), shoes: Ferragamo, bag: Ralph Lauren

Do you follow this fashion rule? Or do you plan to follow in footsteps of Coco and embrace this fashion faux pas?