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DIY Metallic Pipe Vases

It’s officially Fall, and with the change of season comes a change of scenery. Okay- maybe not down here in Southern California, but my tablescape and mantel beg to differ! Enter, this metallic pipe vase! SWOON! I love it when random ideas come together, and can be customizable to fit your aesthetic.

The Goods:

PVC piping in different shapes & sizes

Gold Spray paint

Slab of Wood

Super Glue

Florals of your choice

Read more for instructions! 

1. Find piping that differ, and that add varying heights. I found mine at Home Depot in the plumbing department.

2. Spray paint the pipe gold. (What doesn’t look good spray painted gold?)

3. After arranging your pipes on the wood slab, adhere them with the super glue.

4. Finally, add your fall flowers! I chose brightly colored leaves, cats tails, and greenery for a fun fall vibe!

This piece rests cozily at Lift Coffee Roasters, and is a great fall addition to the industrial vibe the coffee shop has going without making it too feminine. Make your own DIY Metallic Pipe Vases, and be sure to tag me @theshiftcreative in your creations!

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Fall Favorites::Flannels & Docs

I love this time of year where layering is made possible! It doesn’t happen all that much here in Southern California, but when it does I am all about it! Have a summer dress you can’t part with when the leaves start changing? Adding a flannel or a leather jacket and pairing it with tights will transition the outfit for the cooler seasons! Flannels and Docs are my fall obsession this year! Continue reading for my must have’s for this season! XO

|Photography: Katie Boink |HMU: Cassandrah Bickett |

Here is what I am wearing:

Free People ivory lace tunic

Blue flannel

Maroon Docs

Boot socks

Necklace

AND here is my roundup of must have flannels, and boots!

For the love of flannels, this one, this one, and THIS one.

If you know me, you know I am a boot fanatic. Buy this one, this one, seriously this one, and ask for an early Christmas present with this one! … Read More

Tie Dye Pom lawn sheets

Looking for something pretty to add to your next picnic, party, or even bed?! Take a white sheet and go back to your elemantary days with this tie dyed lawn sheet DIY! It is super easy, and just too darn cute!

The Goods:

White sheet

Rit dye

Plastic bottles for pouring

Rubberbands

2 pieces of cardboard

Yarn

Pom maker

Begin folding your sheet like an accordion (think back to when you used to make paper fans)!

Place a piece of cardboard on either side of the folded sheet. Doing this makes white spots, and adds to the design.

Next, take your rubber bands to secure the boards. Note* the more rubber bands you put, the more white lines appear!

After mixing your dye solution, begin pouring! There is no right way to do this!

TADA! So easy, and so cute! Next up is adding the poms to the ends for a fun detail!

You can totally make these by hand, but I suggest investing in a pom maker!

For the pom maker:

1. Wrap yarn around prongs, and close together

2. Cut across

3. Tie a piece of yarn through slits tightly

4. Pull apart prongs to reveal your perfect pom!

5. Adhere the pom to the four corners of your sheet using a simple stitch, or taking hot glue (my go to for everything!!)

There ya have it! These adorable tie dye lawn sheets are customizable, would be so fun at a birthday party, or picnic event! I’m thinking indigo ones would be super rad!

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Fall + Fellowship

As a mom of a 15 month old, sometimes a lot of the time there are challenges, and questions that flood my mind. Am I modeling the right principles to her? What am I conveying about beauty? About God? About loving others? About the role of a woman? Am I screwing this up? Am I screwing her up? I’m screwing up. The truth is, we’ve all been here. Questioning and doubting our abilty to raise a little human being into a big human being, who will undoubtedly have big human being responsibilities, obstacles, decisions, AND hopefully will be equipped with biblical, practical, and wise methods on handling these big human things. This is why coming alongside moms with a likeminded worldview, who strive toward a common goal is of the upmost importance. I am so grateful for the community of mom’s that I call my friends. We find out, incase we forgot, that we all fall short. I won’t be the perfect parent, and Soph won’t be the perfect daughter, because we are imperfect people. This doesn’t mean to throw in the towel, to grow impatient, or to settle for a mediocre life cause heck we aren’t perfect, right? No, this means we serve when we want to be served, we choose a soft answer when we want to scream, we love when we want to resent, and we honor when we want to disrespect. I was reminded at a mom’s night out last night, that we need to cheer each other on, not compare; encourage, not tear down; rest, not clock out.

 

Need a quick Fall backdrop? Try taking an array of fall leaves and brightly colored tape to your wall for a statement, and a great photo opportunity! We’ve seen it with flowers, and the same can be done with leaves!

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WINDOW DISPLAYS: LUX CLOTHING

It’s fall here in Southern California, even if the weather disagrees. Lux Clothing is a local boutique that asked me to make them some window displays to incorporate fall.  The two main displays are a modern take on autumns apple tree. For the macrame curtain, I hand dyed the rope in orange, yellow and scarlet red. After completing the design, I adorned it in leaves then made apples out of Styrofoam and yarn. When installing the display I hung the bottom of the curtain out into a 3dimensional basket of sorts, and filled it with more yarn apples giving the illusion that they were falling from the tree into a basket, and ripe for eating! My friend Mandilynn Photography graciously took some photos of them for you all to see- be sure to check her work out! Keep reading for more!

This guy fills the whole window! I wrapped more than 20 hoops in yarn and adorned them in leaves. I wanted to do an autumn play on summers ice cream cone so I took apples and filled them in cones. It turned out so rad, and I love the mixed elements that really make it unique.

This chandelier was a BEAST. I hated it when I was making it, but there was no turning back after hours working on it. I will say that after hanging all the tassels on it- it became my favorite piece!

If you haven’t already, go check out Lux’s new Fall window displays! Hopefully the yarn, macrame, and apples will have you eager to welcome the new season even if you have to travel somewhere to experience it! … Read More

Fall Fashion Trends: Boyfriend jeans + Docs

This years fall fashion trends are so comfy and effortlessly chic. I am a sucker for a good pair of jeans. When the boyfriend cut came out, I wasn’t a fan because I thought they made me look bigger than I actually was, and what girl wants to look bigger than her true size? I came across these jeans, and while they have the boyfriend look they aren’t nearly as baggy as others I have seen. They are perfect for going into fall! Next up are the Docs. I was hesitant at first that my size 8 foot would look rather bulky in them, but I have embraced the bulkiness. If you want to wear them, wear them in confidence! Last thing- who else loves wearing beanies in the fall/winter seasons if only to cover up slightly dirty hair? I hope there are some of you out there who can wear some of this stuff currently. It is 100 degrees here. Happy Monday!

Photography: Katie Boink | Hair & Makeup: Cassandra Bickett

Jeans: Nordstrom

Shirt: Anthropologie

Boots: Dr. Martens

Beanie: Urban Outfitters

Leather Jacket: Free People … Read More

Currently trending: Overalls & Birks(ish)

It’s September. The leaves are changing. The air is crisp. The fire is warm. You are greeted by the smell of pumpkin everywhere you go. Ahhh. But, if you live in Southern California you know that it is still in the 90’s, your boots are covered in dust, and your sweaters have been thrown to the top shelf to free up hanger space. The struggle is real. I can’t let fall go though. I typically go to Seattle, New York, or San Fran to get my much needed fall fix, but until then I’ll just show you pretty pictures taken by Katie Boink that will inspire you to embrace how little, or how much fall you experience this year!

Now, I hear a lot of people talking about how in (or not in) overalls are. I, for one, am team overalls. There are comfortable. They are effortless. They are back my friends. I love to wear them with striped shirts, plain tee’s, lacey numbers, or even the occasion crop top if I’m feeling a little risky. (Ok no, I haven’t worn them with a crop top, but they do look really cute with them if that’s your thing!) Birks are also back in. I remember a couple years ago my friend said they were making a come back after she saw some Free People models rocking them, and I remember saying “ugh no, they are not coming back.” Welp I was wrong, they are back, and I wear a couple different mock ones, which I think are cuter than the real ones. BUT what about wearing these sandals with socks??!! Are you on board? I am not yet convinced, but let me tell you they were darn comfy.

This picture makes me think I could rock the sandals with socks… or maybe it’s just the angle?

Overalls: Love this one and this one.

Sandal favs: sliver metallic, rose gold, and black. 

Socks: Don’t knock it unless you try it

Necklace: St. Eve

Shirts I like: here, and here and here.

So what trend team are you on? … Read More