The Fall Edit With Wayfair

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“Every leaf speaks bliss to me.Fluttering from the autumn tree.” ~ Emily Brontë

I’m teaming up with Wayfair to bring you The Fall Edit, a collection of advice, inspiration, and trends for the upcoming season, starting with a Q & A between Wayfair and I:

Fall Decorating and Renovation Q & A with Iced Tea & Top Knots 

Wayfair: Which fall home decor projects do you get most excited about? 

Iced Tea & Top Knots: I get most excited about changing up all my pillows, blankets and flowers throughout my home for Fall.

Wayfair: Are there any design trends you are loving right now?

Iced Tea & Top Knots: I am really loving all of these and hope to implement a few where I can this Fall.

  • Canopy Beds
  • Non-white Kitchens
  • Floral Wallpaper
  • Vintage Accents
  • High Contrast
  • Velvet

Wayfair: What are a few ways people can spruce up their homes with fall decor while on a budget?

Iced Tea & Top Knots: Changing up your decor by season is definitely overwhelming sometimes because of the cost. I have found the picking up a couple new pillows, a new blanket and a new vase definitely help change up your room for the fall season while staying on a budget.

Iced Tea & Top Knots: My Wayfair Picks for Fall 

Here are some of my Fall favorites:

  1. Fashion Fall Pillow
  2. Fall Leaves Pillow
  3. Candles
  4. Vases
  5. Cozy Blanket

Iced Tea & Top Knots: Design Project Highlight

At the beginning of this year, I did a revamp of my office and bedroom to start fresh and it definitely has helped me do that. I hope it inspires you to change up a space in your home. Here it is!

Where Design Meets Function: Major Appliances

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For those working on home renovations this fall, you know how important it is to find the right appliances to go with your design scheme. 

Iced Tea & Top Knots: Advice on Selecting Appliances:

My biggest pieces of advice for choosing appliances is do your research, measure the space you want the appliance to go in and factor in the theme of that specific room.

Wayfair is having a special appliance event from October 5-21. Scout out dream kitchen and laundry room updates including ranges, range hoods, refrigerators, beverage refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, and more. 

Wayfair Cozy Fall Category Staff Picks: 

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  1. Bulletin Boards – For creating mood boards + showing off your kids’ artwork!
  2. Blankets and Throws – Cozy time!
  3. Wine Racks – To hold all of those fall reds!
  4. Oversized Wall Mirrors – Add depth to a room – and check out your WFH outfit game!
  5. Picture Frames – To put your favorite memories and artwork on display!

A Home full of Character: It’s All in the Details

Small home improvement changes can make a big impact. Try character-building home improvement updates like striking chandeliers, vintage-inspired ceiling medallions, upgraded lightswitch plates, ornate vent covers, and wallpaper.

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Iced Tea & Top Knots: Chandelier Picks for Different Styles:

Chandeliers are one of my favorite details that help change up a room in a blink of an eye for each season. I love the added personality it gives your room.

These are some of my absolute favorites:

French Country

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Modern

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Glam

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Industrial

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Thinking Ahead: Holiday Decor

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While you may be finishing up your indoor or outdoor halloween decorating game, if you’re hosting for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Hanukkah this year, you’ll probably want to start checking all the boxes on your holiday prep checklist before friends and family arrive.

Iced Tea & Top Knots: Tips for On-Point Holiday Decor: 

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Check Out This Fun Holiday Decorating Piece I Did With Wayfair Last Year

Some holiday decorating categories to check out on Wayfair:

  1. String Lights
  2. Outdoor Christmas Decorations
  3. Christmas Lights
  4. Christmas Stockings
  5. Holiday Wreaths, Garlands, and Flowers
  6. Outdoor Christmas Decorations
  7. Snow Globes
  8. Table Runners
  9. Throw Pillows
  10. Cozy Blankets

Holiday Gift Ideas:

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For the Chef: Toasters, Coffee Makers, and Cookware Sets

For the Entertainer: Holiday Dinnerware Sets

For the Kids: Kids Decor by Disney (and more) Characters

For the Dog Parent: Dog Ramps & Stairs

For the Coffee Lover: Holiday Themed Mug

Small Businesses to Support

“Support the Makers”

We are going through a time of uncertainty personally and in our businesses. I know that we will get through this and we will do that by supporting one another.

A way I wanted to support was to share my favorite and my friends’ small businesses to shop right now online to help keep them going and to help keep supporting their employees.

Here they are, enjoy!

Online

Sarah Liller SF

Sidway Swim 

Soul Carrier

The Flourish Market (Thanks to Anna of My Cancer Chic

Trellis Beauty (Thanks to Anna of My Cancer Chic)

Covet SF 

Lirika Matoshi (Thanks to Amanda Montell

Love Thirteen (Thanks to Ali Levine)

Brittany Fuson

Jax Kelly 

Eleventh and Wilder

For the Love of Pixie Dust

Wrigleyville Sports

Nail Polish Strips

Mobaak Aromatherapy Shoppe

Ripley Rader

My Favorite SF 

Life Elements

Wish Upon Magic 

Wholesome Culture

Bibles x Coffee

Seaside Papery 

Short & Suite

Friendly Candle

Shops That Are Operating online right now (LA & OC Based Stores)

Nectar Clothing

Coco Rose Boutique

Morning Lavender

Elison Rd. 

Back To Basics

April Blooms Boutique

Polkadots & Moonbeams

Ritz Resale

Local To LA & OC

Bean Town 

Lavender & Honey

Webster’s Pharmacy 

Steelhead Coffee, 3350 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90803

Top 10 Self Care Gifts For You or Your The Ladies In Your Life

“Self Care is a priority and necessity-not a luxury.”

In these uncertain times and us all being at home, Self Care now more than ever is so important. It needs to be made more of a priority that we fit into our day. Self Care will help us get through this all. Here are some of my favorite Self Care gifts to either give to yourself or to girlfriends and family (some of these work for your guy friends too). Stay Tuned for the top 10 Self Care gifts for the guys in your life next week!

  1. Anthropologie Palo Santo and Crystal Bundle , Choices: Positivity, Clarity, Love, Protection

“Palo Santo is traditionally used for relieving common colds, flu symptoms, stress, asthma, headaches, anxiety, depression, inflammation, emotional pain and more. This Essential Oil is great for Aromatherapy and can also be used during massage work to assist in healing.”

I have made this a part of my daily routine for all of these reasons and it has continued to do wonders for me during these unfamiliar times. Both Palo Santo and crystals bring about the best energy into any room.

  1. P.F. Candle Co. Essentials Mini Candle Set

Candles have always been a part of myself self care routine and this line of candles is one of my favorites. Candles lighten the mood and scents bring about the best memories whether it’s just reading or taking a bath while they burn, it is the best. 

  1. Olive & June’s The Everything Box

If you love doing your nails while being at home like I do, then definitely check out Olive & June’s The Everything Box and all their amazing products.  Their products are 7-Free and that makes me love them even more. Their products are your at home manicures are going to make you smile. An added bonus, their owner Sarah Gibson Tuttle is awesome! 

  1. True Glow by Conair Heated Beauty Hand Mitts

This is another gift perfect for yourself or loved ones. I got these for my dad for Christmas and he loves them. They are perfect for just taking time for yourself and putting your favorite lotion or hand oil then put them in and sit for 20 minutes, makes for such a special self care moment. Also be sure to follow the directions for safety 🙂 This is definitely a gift that will put smiles all around and make for a great at home time. 

  1. Farmhouse Fresh’s 3 MEGA RADIANCE BOOSTERS IN A Box! 

Face Masks are a great way to boost your skin and in turn boost your mood. During this time of unfamiliarity, giving your skin and mood a boost is important so lets mask together 🙂 

  1. Star’s Above Cozy Robe

Can never go wrong with a cozy robe whether you use it as a coat while you work or cozying up on the couch while watching your favorite show. When I think self care, a cozy robe is always on that list and makes for the perfect gift for yourself and/or friend. 

  1. Little Book of Self-Care

There are moments, especially now, that we know we want to incorporate self care into the day, but feel stuck on how to do that. This book gives you so many options on how to incorporate some self care, which I love and I have definitely given this as a gift before. May have to gift it again soon 🙂

  1. Sephora Mini Hydration Set 

Hydration, Hydration, Hydration is always key for your skin. It is a great way to take care of yourself when you incorporate a skincare that works for you. I know finding the right products, gets me excited to take time for my skin, which is great self care. 

  1. Cohorts Green Camo Print Long Sleeve Sweatshirt

The uniform for this time is a cute lounge that can also work for virtual dates and happy hours with friends, which is my newest self care must. Being cute and comfy is so fun and this lounge set below is one that is on my wishlist. When feeling cute while being comfy, that lifts your mood and creates a great self care moment. 

  1. Sedona Crescent Meditation Cushion

Meditation and breathwork are so important for staying grounded in life especially in uncertain times. We all have a different look on what meditation is whether it is using an app like Calm, painting, organizing or prayer. Whatever your way of mediation is having a meditation pillow that you can dedicate your mediation on and when you sit on it you feel that peace. I plan on gifting this to many, I know will love it. 

Here is a great definition of meditation: “Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state.”

Here’s to Self Care! 

~Iced Tea and Top Knots 

P.S. What is your favorite Self Care item? 

Holiday Gift Guide for Her- Under $50

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year.”

It is offically the holiday season and I am jumping for joy. This absolutely one of my favorite times of the year. Santa, family and decorations ! You also can’t forget the Christmas music, which started on Thanksgiving this year.

One of my favorite things is to get gifts for those I care about. I want to get the perfect stocking stuffer and gift for each. I want to help y’all out this year with some gift guides. This first one is for all the ladies in your life.

Now Let’s Go Shopping !

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  1. Lululemon Fanny Pack
  2. Gillian O’Malley Cozy Chenile Robe
  3. Urban Originals Flower Vegan Leather Wallet
  4. Bauble Bar Earrings
  5. Xhilaration Slippers from Target

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 6. GOT Scuplted Dragon Egg Candles
7. Prive Revaux Sunglasses
8. Vera Bradley Vines Floral Journal
9.  A New Day Cowlneck Pullover Sweater
10. Minnie Mouse Mouseketeer Fashion T-Shirt

Have fun being one of Santa’s Elves and don’t forget to spread the Christmas Cheer !

~KLM Fashion Style