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WANTS & WISHES: FALL EDITION

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                                                                          Photos by  Kate Bernard Photography

                                                                          Photos by  Kate Bernard Photography

I love clothes. I love putting outfits together. I love day dreaming about going on wildly expensive shopping sprees. I also love daydreaming about giving myself a budget and seeing how many outfits I can make work from that budget.

So this new WANTS & WISHES series will be all about what I'm looking at buying for Fall and what I would buy if money was no object. Let me be clear... my "if money was no object" section isn't shockingly expensive, but for a girl who loves a good deal some of the price tags are a little shocking to me :)

Everything in this post is under $150 with some pieces being under $20! So a great range to work with any budget!

Plus, if you read this post, and then a couple weeks later don't feel like searching through old posts, I've added a section to the "SHOP MY LOOKS" tab at the top for easy access!

I'm looking to add more of the following to my wardrobe: Ruffles, buttons, plaid, tie tops, and embroidered pocket tees. I'll be writing a more in depth post once we get a little closer to Fall featuring those lovely elements! Did I mention I LOVE Fall?! The excitement exuding from my face right now is extreme. haha

Here in Oklahoma most of our Fall is still HOT. We only have about two good weeks where "heavy" Fall clothing is appropriate before we go into Winter. Below is Fall clothing that you won't sweat to death in if you happen to live near me or are perfect items to layer under sweaters and such!

What do you think?! What will you be adding to your wardrobe for Fall?

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DESIGN HACK: ORGANIZING WITH CANDLES

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Sometimes I'm a hoarder.

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You want to know what a serious weakness of mine is?

Candles in cute jars.

I was having a treat yo self moment at Target the other day and decided I NEEDED a new candle.

I just can't resist, so when I saw this cute little glass jar candle with the most darling little gold knob on top I had a light bulb moment. T hates our current glass jar set that holds our q-tips, cotton balls, and cotton rounds. He is constantly just grabbing those items out of their actual packages that I stash under the counter. Our current glass jars don't bother me, but he insists the tops are too small to reach into and completely inconvenient for him. So what does a good wife do? She doesn't go out and buy new jars... she waits months and months and then figures out a solution. Hah!

Anyways I've always been a fan of reusing the jars that candles come in so I'm absolutely giddy with how this little "design hack" turned out.

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To reuse a glass jar that a candle comes in, simply peel the labels off and place the used up candle in the freezer for the day (probably really only like 2 or 3 hours, but I usually end up forgetting it's in there.) After the wax has frozen, take a butter knife and press it firmly into the center of the wax by the remaining wick. It will crack the wax into pieces which you can then chip out, pull the metal wick out, and clean the jar to be used again! I recommend using Windex to help clean out the remaining wax. So easy!

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Also the pink magnolia scent is so light and airy! I love it! I can't do overpowering scents or I get a headache, but this one was just right!

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So for about $10 you get a candle that lasts a very long time AND a cute little jar with an ADORABLE lid to store stuff in your bathroom like cotton balls, q-tips, cotton rounds, or even would be so cute on your desk holding washi tape, paper clips, tiny post it notes, etc.

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Happy Monday loves!

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