Happy October friends! Do these months fly by or what? It’s time for another round of

My Five Favorites, and this month we’re sharing our Fall Essentials for home and fashion.

My pals’ favorites always get me in trouble, I’m anxious to see what I need! 

Our sweet friend Lisa @ Shine Your Light will be back next month.    

Welcome to our guest this month, Laura @ Duke Manor Farm lives on a gorgeous farm in

 the countryside of Georgia. She’s created the most charming home for her lucky family!

 You can check out her beautiful fall tour here, and follow her on Instagram here.

Duke Manor Farm

#1 ~ Velvet Embroidered Crane Pillow

Confession:  The only items I added to my family room for fall is this pillow from

 World Market and fall branches and it feels completely transformed. It’s a pretty

14 “x 20” velvet lumbar, with embroidered cranes and Chinese florals, I couldn’t love 

it more! 

Close up of pretty texture! 

#2 ~ Plaid Blazer

I’ve mentioned before Free People is one of my favorite clothing brands, and this classic

 plaid blazer is pure perfection for an effortless, chic style. I love pairing it with feminine

ruffle details and jeans, but I can think of several different looks…here’s my justification

 that it’s worth the investment.

Pencil skirt, pearls and pumps

Brown Maxi skirt with leopard boots

Brown leggings, cream turtleneck and riding boots

Camel wide leg trousers, lace bodysuit, cap toe pumps

White jeans, white t-shirt, white leather sneakers    

I’ve been on the search for faux leather pants for a year or so, since seeing Jaclyn Smith
(of Charlie’s Angels for those of you old enough to have been a fan :)) wear them at a
 presentation here in town. She looked absolutely stunning at 70!
I tried the blogger fav but felt like they looked too similar to typical black leggings.
 I found these at Banana Republic and they’re exactly what I had in mind!
Flattering, sleek, and classy but not skin tight, a beautiful dark olive color, that’s more
 unique than black.
BONUS!!! I purchased them online to pick up in store – when I went to the store they were
40% off! The price still hasn’t changed online, so check stock at your store and you may get
 a steal! I haven’t experienced anything negative some of the reviews refer to.

Four Stars **** – 56 Reviews
     

#4 ~ Frozen French Baguette @ Costco 

In my book there’s nothing better for a fall dinner than homemade soup and a 

warm French baguette! You can find these at Costco in the frozen section during the fall

 and winter. They’re delicious and super easy to pop in the oven and serve warm.
$10.69 for 10 baguettes – 5 twin packs

#5 ~ Tulip Bulbs

WARNING: Delayed gratification!!
I’m definitely an instant gratification girl, but if something is worth waiting for, a landscape
of pretty spring flowers after a long winter is high on my list. This is the month to plant
 tulip bulbs for a beautiful spring garden.

While you’re at Costco picking up the French baguette grab a bag of their tulip bulbs

 OR

 if your store has sold out there are a few Designer Collections available to
order on their website. Below is a photo of our yard from a few years ago, I like to plant
 them in clumps of 10-15 for the biggest bang!

You should put it on your weekend to-do list because I guarantee it will make you smile

 when you see little green shoots poking through the warming ground in early spring!

Costco Tulip Collection

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