Cozy Fall Bedroom

With the temperature dropping, we’re looking to cozy up our bedrooms! When Crane & Canopy asked us how we how we prep our bedrooms for fall, we wanted to share our tips and tricks!


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01. Change up your bedding.
Flannel, fleece, velvet – add all of the texture to our bed.

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02. And then add blankets!
Plaid, chunky knit, wool, faux fur – cozy up with your boo and watch a movie in bed!

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03. Light your most comforting candle.
Whether it’s sweet like oatmeal cookie or vanilla, or musky like campfire and pine, the comforting smell and beautiful glow of your favorite candle will make you want to spend all of your free time in your bedroom. 

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04. Cozy up your reading nook.
Apply everything we just said to your comfy little reading corner 🙂

05. Bring fall textures/accessories into your bedroom.
Wood trays for accessories (or morning coffee!), pine cones, green garlands – go as simple or as complex as you’d like! Maybe even add an adorable mini pumpkin to your dresser.

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Velvet Pillow // Patterned Pillow // Wooden Tray // Pine Cones // Candle //
Light Fixture // Knit Blanket


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Love Want Need // Cross Body Bags & Blanket Scarves

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Blanket scarves are definitely having a moment right now. And why shouldn’t they? I think we can all agree that when we leave the house and it’s in the 30s, feeling like you’re wrapped up in a giant blankie brings a tremendous amount of comfort. The key to not looking like Lenny Kravtiz when you wear this style, is to know your limits. Keep proportions, fabric, and texture in mind. Don’t forget that it is in fact a scarf, you are in public, and not on your couch watching Netflix. To balance it out, pair it with a petite cross-body and skinnies, to keep your frame looking lean and polished.


Love
Forever 21 Cross Body // Zara Double Sided Check & Striped Scarf 

Want
Old Navy Cross Body // BP. Geometic Scarf

Need
Sole Society Cross Body // BP. Woven Stripe Scarf


 

Put a Scarf on it, Part Deux

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Happy Friday, friends! We thought we’d take a quick break from our Friday Links to present to you: Put a Scarf on it, Part Deux. I bought this dress for my birthday, and had so much fun in it I had to break it out again for our holiday party. The high-low hemline was flirty and festive, and paired with my red lipstick, I was ready to roll. As previously posted, we made our way around town in our fancy holiday outfits, scarves in tow. We’re New England girls, we just love our scarves…

*Btw, I just want to give a little shoutout to those Old Navy heels. I usually have issues with heels, and these are extremely comfortable and so affordable!


Scarf (Marshalls, similar)
Plaid Dress (Willow & Clay, similar)
Polka Dot Tights (J.Crew Factory)
Clutch (Coach, vintage)
Heels (Old Navy)
Lip Color (Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in
“Striking Spectaculaire”)

Various Jewelry: Pearl Ring (Old Navy), Thin Gold Ring (Etsy),
“Stay Inspired” Bracelet (Etsy, Yay Kindred), “Golden Years” Bracelet (Erica Weiner)
Leather Bracelet (Florence, Italy), Vintage Bracelets


Fall Style ’14 // Gap

We’re not quite ready for fall, but alas, we have succumbed to the fashion world. Gap is one of the many brands who is on point this upcoming season — with slouchy fits, warm neutrals, and lots of texture. It’s hard to say so-long to summer, but the prospect of trendy layers makes the transition a little smoother.

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^ Christa just bought this jacket, she’s pumped

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Collarless Chambray // Plaid Shirtdress // Suede Booties // Sexy Boyfriend Jeans // Olive Military Jacket // Gray Track Pants // Olive Leather Tote // Neutral Leather Satchel // Sun washed Tank // Sweater Hoodie // Indigo Shift Dress // Striped Scarves // Black Skinny Cords // Mesh-Stitch Cardigan 

Have you guys noticed any brands who are owning fall? Let us know!

Brother Gift Guide

And the gift guides continue! My brother is a 20-something who still has a dorm room and is all about showing his personality through his clothes and personal space. This is why I am leaning more towards “non necessities” this holiday. As you can see there are no cooking supplies or socks (leave that to the parents).gm_BrotherGiftGuide

Vintage Letters // These typographical signs are everywhere these days (I have a few floating around my apartment)! Big and bold, this piece will add character to any drab dorm room. *And it just so happens that my brother’s name starts with an N!

Plaid Baseball Hat // Hopefully you caught our post this week about plaid, but in case you missed it, the main gist was that it’s super popular right now. This hat will go over well with this college guy, and the girls will like it too.

Nixon Watch // Watches are making a comeback and I’m very excited about it. A guy with a watch means he’s responsible and doesn’t only rely on his phone (a rare find these days). So get him a watch he’d be proud to wear everyday.

NYT 36 Hours Travel Book // These books come in many versions – Northeast, West Coast, Midwest, US & Canada, etc. And as mentioned in this previous post, my brother will be in Italy this upcoming semester, so this would be a no brainer! Send your brother on adventures with these amazing guides to explore the world. {image via}

Camo Dopp Kit // Dopp kits are becoming more and more popular for the guys. Us women have been carrying our goods along in pretty bags for centuries, it’s about time they caught on. And being a New England girl I had to throw in a little camo (you can thank JCrew for bring it back).

Ace Patch // A flashy patch to add to the army jacket or backpack. Note: When your dad sees, he will make a comment about all of the patches he had “back in the day” when he was in college.

Graphic Tee // If he’s gonna wear a beer tee (which in college, is probably a yes), at least get him a cool looking one. We know PBR tees are ironic, but this will make you look cultured…

Vintage Target Poster // As mentioned before, dorms need a little sprucing up. Sure you could run down to the student union and grab a Fight Club poster, but you sure won’t stand out. Add some uniqueness to your walls, and the target is at least a little bad ass.

**And note that this guide can be used for cousins, nephews, sons, boyfriends, etc. as well! But stay tuned tomorrow for a little more on that last topic. Also, make sure to check our mom, dad & sister gift guides for any last minute ideas!

Season of Plaid

New England is pretty much in full throttle winter mode now – with sleeting grey skies we’re finding ourselves layering up more and more. Plaid is a great way to add color and pattern to your ensemble, without trying too hard. Wear it casually with open buttons over a band tee with ankle booties, or just as a chunky scarf. It can even work well with more structured pieces like trousers, blazers and trenches.

How are you guys wearing plaid this season? We’d love to know!gm_Plaid_1

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See more of our favorite Plaid looks on our Pinterest