Friday, February 28, 2014

Neon on Neon

This winter in SLC has been relatively mild compared to what I've experienced in the past. It hasn't, however, changed the fact that I have stocked up on interesting and cozy sweaters to get me through the chilly nights. My go-to this winter has been this great S|-|AE sweater that I scored at Nordstrom Rack this fall.

I've tested it with a few chunky necklaces from my collection as anything too delicate would be overpowered by the waffle and huge fuzzy sleeves. My favorite pairing has been this coordinating neon necklace from J. Crew (similar here, here and here)

As you can see I've layered it with this gorgeous Taurus constellation pendant necklace that my dear friend gifted me. (Thanks, Sarah! xxoo) I'm absolutely in love with this piece and try to wear it with everything. (found here or similar: here or here)

I'd love to wear this sweater year round but as it's a little too heavy for summer, even on the chilly desert nights, I'm getting as much wear out if it now as I can!

xxoo jane

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Home Makeover: Bar Cart

I'm back! After a long winter of settling into SLC, I'm finally posting again after a much needed break. When I'm not skiing or exploring our new city, I'm spending a lot of my free time settling into our apartment. Moving out here means I finally have the space and freedom to decorate exactly how I want and I've taken full advantage of that. One of my favorite pieces to arrange has been my bar cart. (Thanks, mom!) I was expecting to find the perfect piece somewhere glamorous like a vintage store but instead we stumbled upon this cart at Target. And I don't regret it.

I never really had a plan of how to put the cart together and just started grabbing items we had around the house to display. The tumbler and bar pieces were a given; as were the wine glasses.

I grabbed some Pelligrino bottles from the pantry to add some color along with some fun cocktail napkins and straws. Overtime I picked up a Champagne inspired coffee- table book to add some dimension to the cart.

The final touch that I've just recently added to the cart has been the paper tassel garland. I put this together one night to add some more Valentine's spirit to the apartment but have loved it so much that it's going to stay.

The rest of the items seem to rotate on the cart depending on how many bottles of wine we are currently stocking. Right now I'm showing off our copper Moscow  Mule mugs, a bowl of limes and some punchy J.Crew coasters along with fresh flowers.

 I can't wait to keep mixing it up with new colors, flower arrangements and obviously- bottles of wine as the seasons change!!

xxoo jane