Tay and Co: September 2017

Fall Crochet Shawl

It definitely doesn't feel like fall yet here in Pittsburgh, but of course I already switched out my entire wardrobe to fall clothes. I need it to get down to the 70s or mid 60s so I can whip out my sweaters on a daily basis!

One of my favorite new additions to my closet is The Hadley shawl from Willow & Isolde Boutique! I love that you can use it as a layering piece. Perfect to wear now in this warmer weather and later into the fall/winter. Here I've paired it with a long sleeve tee, jeans and booties. Such a simple fall look. I love the crochet detailing on this piece and the fringe at the bottom makes such a statement! You can get 20% off this shawl or anything else on their site with the code TAYLOR20 . Remi also had to make an appearance in the photo shoot with my matching frenchie bag! 

Here are some of my other favorites from Willow & Isolde: 

The Austin - $25 with the code TAYLOR20

Evie Top - $25 with the code TAYLOR20

Marissa Sweater - $29 with the code TAYLOR20 

Definitely give them a follow on Instagram to stay up to date with the latest new arrivals! Plus they always have free shipping which is a win win! 

All photos by Co.InDesigns , thank you Mandie! Thank you Willow & Isolde for the opportunity to collaborate. All opinions are my own.

Pearl Obsessed

Pearls are the ultimate statement piece and a must for any closet. Prep Obsessed has two pearl necklaces the Grace & Molly that can be worn so many different ways to instantly prep up your look.

The Molly necklace has fun baubles that remind me of Elle Woods. So here I paired it with jeans and a graphic tee to keep it casual. I love how feminine and timeless this necklace is. Pearls are always in style so you can keep them in rotation all year round for years to come! The Molly necklace would also be super cute for a wedding with a pretty cocktail dress or for all those holiday dinners which will be right around the corner soon (eek!) 

The Grace necklace has beautiful layers like most traditional pearls. Very Audrey Hepburn! I wore this necklace to a really fancy wedding in Chicago and it went perfectly with my black lace dress for that classic look. Here I've paired it with an off the shoulder pink romper, leopard clutch and sunnies. I also completed this outfit with a cute pair of tortoise shell pineapple earrings! Earrings are one of my favorite ways to show off your personality! You can tell a lot about someone just by what kind of accessories they are wearing. Remi even tried on my pearls! 

Prep Obsessed is one of my favorite shops because they have so many unique items to choose from. I LOVE watching their mystery mailer videos on Facebook. They usually come out with a mystery mailer each season. Right now for fall they have a Pumpkin Spice & Halloween Mystery Mailer. Each mailer is worth so much more than what you pay for the amount of product they send! Definitely check out their videos on them, so fun! Or I will even check their tagged photos on Instagram to see what customers end up getting in them! Keep them in mind for this holiday season as well, they have so many great gift ideas!

I hope you guys have a great weekend, Happy Friday! 

All photos by Co.InDesigns , thank you Mandie! Thank you Prep Obsessed for the opportunity to collaborate. All opinions are my own.

Poppy Floral Dress

This summer flew by! We were super busy with weddings, bachelor/bachelorette parties and vacations that made it seem extra quick. One of my favorite outfits of the summer was this poppy floral dress from Texas Paisley & Stripes! It was perfect to throw on for lunch dates or shopping. I would even transition this dress into early fall with a tan cardigan and peep toe booties! Fall hues like olive and maroon are fun, but I still love adding color to my wardrobe all year round! 

I wore this outfit to a bachelorette party I was just at in Austin, TX. So fitting to have my picture taken with this mural since the boutique has Texas in the name! Texas Paisley & Stripes was started by three friends, two of them being Greek! One of the owners is actually a Delta Gamma alum as well! You can get this dress for $28 on their website! 

Definitely check out their Facebook & Instagram pages for fun new arrivals! 

Nautically Northern

Customized bracelets add a unique touch to an arm party. Nautically Northern makes handmade customized cuffs, necklaces and keychains so you can show off whatever inspires you most. When designing your cuff you can choose what material you want (Aluminum, Brass or Sterling Silver). Next you can choose if you want inside/outside stamping (or both!) Obviously I decided to customize my bracelet with Remi's name and a couple paw prints!

I love gift ideas that are simple but meaningful and this cuff bracelet does just that. These are perfect gifts for birthdays, graduations or even a little extra gift for the bride! A birthday customization could be something meaningful to the person like their children or pets. It would be so cute to get a cuff for each child or get them all on one! For a graduation gift you could get their future school stamped or the mascot. For your bride to be bestie, you could do her wedding date, new husband's name or even the coordinates of where they got married!

Companies that give back are so special. Nautically Northern donates $1 for every sale to the American Red Cross. Also right now through September 30th you can get 20% off with the code: Harvey20 and they are donating $3 of every item to the Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Relief.

Definitely check out their Instagram page to see how other people style their cuffs and necklaces. I hope everyone is having a good weekend!

Erin Art Design: Local Pittsburgh Artist

When decorating any space I think artwork is the most important part! You can plan a whole room around one piece that really inspires you. I found a really talented local Pittsburgh artist, Erin, that does custom paintings to glam up any space. 

What really stands out to me is her use of color on each piece. I love how bright & vibrant they are! One of her specialties is creating custom abstract paintings for home decor. Customers can send a photo of their decor, or choose colors they really like, and Erin will create something unique to their space! Perfect if you are re-decorating or moving into a new home. Plus custom wall art is a fun conversation starter when people come over. 

I also LOVE that she does pet portraits. I mean we all know how beyond obsessed I am with my Frenchie, so why not hang them as a statement piece on your wall? Erin has a Frenchie too named Capone! 

The holidays are right around the corner, and how perfect would a custom painting be for your family or friends?! Definitely check out her work on Instagram, and if you are interested in a custom piece you can email her at: eliposky@yahoo.com. She is also launching a website really soon: erinartdesign.com. On her website you will be able to fill out an order form in the custom painting section! 

I hope you guys have a good relaxing weekend! 

Fall Transitions

Fall Transitions

As summer comes to an end it's nice to look for pieces that transition nicely into fall. Rosegal has some summer dresses on sale that are perfect to incorporate into your fall wardrobe!

This floral applique dress incorporates embroidery which is a big trend this fall. I would pair it with a cardigan sweater & tan booties to transition it over. 

I'm also obsessing over this blue chiffon dress because it is perfect for all those September weddings! The color is flattering on everyone & it will work into next season. I would love to pair it with nude heels & a leopard clutch. 

Camo is always in for fall, so this sleeveless dress will work with wedged booties as well!  I love the cinch at the waist & the button detailing. It would also look super cozy with a big tan cardigan over it. 

If you need some new clothes to transition into fall definitely take a look at Rosegal! These end of summer dress sales are ongoing but you can get an extra 10% off with the code: RGEN. Time for a new outfit!