Fall Holiday Favorites : Flowers, Beauty Accessories & Home Decorations

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“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens… Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens… Brown paper packages tied up with string… These are a few of my favorite things.”

These are indeed some of my favorite things, especially in the fall. When the temperature falls and the landscape goes into hibernation, deep, rich decorative tones provide the perfect counterpoint to warm your home and heart. At the same time, glamorous, glittery gold (I spotted no less than three women sporting glittering gold heels on Saturday!) welcome in the upcoming holiday season.

I enjoy getting into the spirit of things by surrounding myself with bits of beauty and self-pampering in sumptuous reds, browns, and golds.

When I was in college in Boston, I slowed when passing vibrant flower stalls. They were particularly striking against the grey and white palette of the east coast winter weather. Being on a college budget, I couldn’t justify splurging on bouquets, but I promised myself that one day I’d enjoy doing so. Now, choosing fresh flowers is one of my weekly joys. My husband sometimes seems confounded by my desire to cover our coffee table with full blooms (that invariably block his view of the television ;) ), but he’s supportive of my behavior, since it makes me so happy.

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Bouqs is a fantastic fresh flower-delivery service that believes in providing gorgeously eye-catching, long-lasting, affordable bouquets. Their flowers are sourced and shipped directly from eco-friendly, sustainable farms located either on the California coast or at an active volcano(!) in South America. These flowers are super-fresh, seeing only four days of cold-storage if coming from the volcano, and none at all, if coming from California. In fact, the California-originating flowers arrive at your door less than 24 hours from when they left the farm.

The warm orange and dark red tones of the BBQ’n bouquet were exactly what I was looking for in a fall theme. I don’t know if it’s because of their unique volcanic farm origins, but these roses are distinctive from those found at the local florist. They are beautifully complex; the peach roses have green-veined, ruffled outer petals and the red ones have romantically dark-tipped outer petals.

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I’ve always been drawn to bright, sparkling things (I sometimes wonder if I could ever overload on glitz), and these extra-fine glitter nail polishes are perfect accessories for dressing up fingertips! Below (from left to right) are OPI’s Golden Eye, a dense gold glitter polish, Butter London’s Scuppered, an opaque copper shimmer with pink, gold, and green glitter, and OPI’s Warm & Fozzie, a  slightly copper-bronze shimmer (two tones darker than Scuppered) with a pink holographic glitter.

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For holiday jewelry, I like wide jeweled cuffs (I prefer flexible ones for comfort of wear). For hair, a quick dressy look is created by pulling back the front hair and clipping it at the top back of the head with a medium-sized barrette. I also love stacking a family of rings, such as this silver, gold, and rose-gold trio.

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To store trinkets and accessories, Kate Spade offers a fun variety of classic receptacles, in collaboration with Lenox. This Kate Spade ‘odds and ends’ plate is a great bed-side companion for dropping your everyday jewelry onto, and the high-gloss lacquered Kate Spade ‘Garden Drive’ jewelry box is beautifully lined with felt for safe-keeping of precious items.

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The roses and a few cinnamon sticks beautifully perfume the room with floral and spice tones, but I enjoy perfuming myself as well! One of my long-term favorites is Dior’s J’Adore eau de parfum. It’s a sensual, luxurious floral bouquet of ylang ylang, damascus rose and jasmine that feels soft and fresh.

If you’re looking for luxurious, refined accents for your home and self, I hope you’ve been inspired by my selection!

Flowers: Bouqs
Nail polish: OPI Golden Eye, Butter London Scuppered, and OPI Warm & Fozzie
Jewelry containers: Kate Spade ‘odds and ends’ plate, Kate Spade ‘Garden Drive’ jewelry box
Perfume: Dior J’Adore eau de parfum
Jewelry: see similar options below

 

 

xoxo,
lauriel

 

 

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  • Lana LeFevre

    I’m loving those nail polishes!

  • Anita

    Your taste is so feminine and refined. The kate spade plate is the best!

  • Weekends With Winter

    I love fresh flowers each week as well and I live in So Cal so that flower service is right up my alley

  • http://chicvic.com Victoria Lau

    Gorgeous! The photos captured your favorite things perfectly.

  • http://www.mintgreenmug.com Marissa Bartlett

    I love love love fresh flowers. I would buy them every week as well but! I’m not at that point yet financially lol but one day I’ll be able to buy them. Bouqs sounds like a unique company! We’ve ordered flowers before from another company and had a horrible experience so we may have to give them a try one day!

  • Ayana Pitterson

    Beautiful! I need to get some of these on my xmas wish list. Thanks for the ideas.

    Thrifting Diva
    http://www.thriftingdiva.com

  • http://www.misadventureswithandi.com Andi Fisher

    I have been wanting to try out Bouqs, I love their story and the roses look absolutely stunning, and I am one that generally steers away from roses.

  • http://www.healthyfamilymatters.com Erica Brooks

    Stylish accessories and beautiful flowers. Roses are my favorite.

  • http://www.myrabev.blogspot.co.uk/ Mia Myrabev

    I love that quote, it reminds me of the sound of music beautiful flowers those are. Love the nail polish too, I am loving glittery stuff these days

  • http://www.kalanchoe.co.uk/ Katie

    your quote!!! it’s supposed to be ‘Bright Copper Kettles and warm woollen mittens!’ (I must have watched The Sound Of Music 100 times over!)

    Beautiful post though, I love all the items you’ve put in. My mum wears the Dior perfume and seeing the bottle always reminds me of her!

    Katie <3

  • Chrissy

    I want everything from this post! Now I have more items to add to my Christmas wish list :)

  • http://www.brendybeauty.com Brenda Lawrence

    I love the Kate Spade jewelry case!

  • http://lindsaylivingvegan.com/ Lindsay

    SO pretty! I just love the Holidays and everything that has to do with them!

  • http://mitchalycia.blogspot.ca Alycia

    those nail polishes are killer!! :)

  • http://www.oliveandivyblog.com/ Chelsea

    The odds & ends plate is too cute! I love pretty little details like that.

  • http://www.morethanloveblog.com/ Breanna ♥ More than Love

    The photo of the roses is seriously GORGEOUS! Ah! :) There are way too many pretty things in this post!

  • http://www.yesmissy.com/ Eileen

    Love the colors of your roses, they’re perfect for fall! They look extra pretty the way you’ve styled them with your accessories!

    Cheers,
    Eileen | http://www.yesmissy.com

  • Karissa Ancell

    What gorgeous flowers and pretty things.

  • http://www.GoldenStateMom.com/ Maryann Peik

    jdore is one of my faves. and those OPI polishes are killer. Thanks for sharing your fall favorites.

  • http://www.pinkonthecheek.com/ Lauren

    I saw Bouqs on Shark Tank. So cool that they are still around and getting their flowers near an active volcano :)

  • Camille

    So pretty! I have that OPI polish and love it!

  • http://www.andpossiblydinosaurs.com/ Caitlin

    These are so great! I love love love the Kate Spade dish!

  • http://www.spiffykerms.com Nancy

    Love all the gold – and those flowers are the perfect shade of peachy pink. :)

  • http://www.lipstickandlullabies.ca/ Rebekah

    Love that kate spade plate! I need something like that to keep all my random stuff that comes off at bedtime together in one place!

  • http://glossandcoffee.com/ Maryn

    I love this – so many little bits of eye candy in here :) Gorg flowers and love your styling!

  • http://StylishGeekBlog.com Cara of Stylish+Geek Blog

    I love those nail polish colors…so perfect for the upcoming holidays! And that odds and ends plate…I have to have it! So cute!

  • http://www.makeuplifelove.com/ jamie @makeuplifelove

    I need that little plate. Such a great addition. Those floral are GORGEOUS and J’adore is soooooo amazing. Great Fall things. And beautiful pictures!

  • Julie @ Run Away Freckles

    I love Kate Spade so much! Everything is so perfect and pretty. Your post is gorgeous

  • http://www.cosmosmariners.com/ Natalie V.

    You can’t ever have too many sparkly things!! :) I, too, love glitter–I’m going to have to get some of that nail polish. I’ve never tried Bouqs, but I’ve heard great things about them. I remember seeing them on an episode of “Shark Tank” a while back and was really impressed with how they grew and shipped their flowers!

  • Gina Henning

    What a gorgeous post! I love sparkly things too. I’m about to change my nail polish to Opi’s Meet me Under the Mistletoe a sparkly red. :)

  • http://tanejasbride.com Shipra Taneja

    Gorgeous choices! I especially love the roses! So stunning! <3

  • Fifi B.

    the odds and ends plate is so cute! And now I need new nail lacquer!