Tay and Co: September 2015

Fall is Here

Yesterday was the first day of Autumn! Unfortunately it still doesn't feel like it in Pittsburgh, however a few weekends ago it was the perfect Fall day!

Fringe is all the rage this season so I was so excited that I was finally able to wear the scarf I got from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I paired it with a plain black long sleeve from Coco & Main that I have in two colors. I'm seriously obsessed with this top because it's tight in the arms but a loose fit everywhere else. It's perfect to throw a scarf over or wear with vests all season long. Since it wasn't chilly enough for boots I wore leopard flats from Loft.

What is your favorite fall accessory?

Bar Cart

Since we moved to our apartment in February we've been adding bits and pieces to pull it together. I knew I definitely wanted a bar cart but I couldn't find one that didn't break the bank. So thankfully my mom and dad found us the PERFECT bar cart at a tag sale. They said they had to literally grab it before anyone else did. Plus it was only $40 which is such a steal.

I loved finding things to decorate it too! I already had a lot of the glasses and trays, but pulling it all together is what made it fun. The yellow straws I found at Michael's on sale for really cheap, but Target usually always has them in the dollar spot. I always have a ton of old magazines #hoarder, so those were easy to throw on the bottom. Now I just need some alcohol and I'm all set!

As Halloween or Christmas get closer I may decorate the cart according to season! It would be so fun to have a themed bar cart especially if you have people over. Right not I just have the "Pumpkin Kisses & Harvest Wishes" sign on the side. Pinterest obviously adds to the addiction!

What is your favorite bar cart item?

Bridesmaid & Maid of Honor Gifts

It's already less than 300 days until I get hitched! I was having such a hard time figuring out how I wanted to ask my Bridesmaids so I enlisted the help of my mom and sister.

In July they were in Richmond and found the cutest Bridesmaid favors. The boutique had two kinds: one that said "I promise a really cute dress if you say yes" and "I can't say I do without you! Will you be my Bridesmaid?" Each little sign had a black rectangle to personalize.

Since most of my Bridesmaid live in other states (literally...AZ, CA, OH, NY, WA) I knew these would be easy to mail. Plus it's something they can keep forever!

To make each one a little more personal I got some scrapbook paper that matched the burlap on the front. Michael's had a cute polka dot print that matched perfectly. I modge podged this sheet to the back of the wooden block. Then I cut a smaller white sheet (with gold shimmers of course) and wrote a note personal to each Bridesmaid. Once I finished all the notes I wrote out the corresponding name on the front with gold sharpie. To finish it off I tied a "Happily Ever After" ribbon around each one.

Overall I was really happy with how they turned out! I've never seen anyone do something like this before so I was excited to send them out. And even more excited when they all said yes! I did get to give a few in person and actually starting crying when my friend Ashly opened hers!

Since my little sis is the Maid of Honor I got her something a little different. A while back I bought the "Maid of Honor" pouch from Kate Spade. I knew Logan would love it plus I wanted to make her feel extra special for being MOH and my only sis. Since I was giving hers in person I wanted a cute bag to put it in as well, but I couldn't find one that fit the theme... so I made one! I just bought a plain pink gift bag from Target and added blue stickers to spell out "Maid of Honor." I absolutely LOVED how it turned out!

I tend to be very detail oriented so while wedding planning I've noticed I enjoy focusing on the small details. But to me even the smallest details matter!