November Mood Board

autumn mood board

As November quickly approaches it’s time to set the tone for one of my favorite months. November will be cooler and the days are getting shorter so i’m loving thick, wool sweaters, and coats. Hot tea and soothing warm cider give a feeling of warmth and getting cozy by the fire. The smells of fresh pies, caramel, brown sugar and cinnamon linger in the air. The colors are fresh apple reds and golden leaf hues. But the overall mood for this month is a sense of adventure! Big things are coming my way and I don’t just mean the Holidays! November holds so much excitement in store! I cannot wait. What is your mood board for November? Share in the comments. I may feature you on United States of Chic!

Chic Ways to Style Your Coffee Table

Remember when you were a kid and you only got to sit in the formal living room when company was over or on Christmas morning? It was a very special area of the house meant only for special occasions. I remember very clearly as a kid that my mom’s formal coffee table was very big and had big grown up things on it like a giant bible with gilded pages and a family photo album. If you are like me, you aren’t quite far along enough in your life to have both a formal living room and family room. So we need our coffee tables to be both big and fancy like my mom’s but also practical and easy to use for things like…oh say putting your coffee on them.

Here are some fun ideas for styling your coffee table in a chic and practical way.

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quote of the day

“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.”― Lauren DeStefano

Fall Trend Shopping List

Fall is the easiest season to dress for. Layering, boots and scarfs make any outfit look chic. But of course there are a few new trends every year that are so stylish when incorporated into you basic fall wardrobe. Here are the trends I have on my shopping list, or ones I’ve already bought. This year I didn’t go crazy with wardrobe updates, but I’m hoping my additions will become staple pieces in the future.

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Wish We Were Here

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