5 Fragrances You'll Want for Your Home This Fall

Though it's not official for a few more days yet, Fall has arrived. And brought along with it all of the things we love about it. Not the least of which are the sights and scents of the season. This Fall, I am loving the idea of bringing the outdoors inside. Personally, I'm not a fan of food-scented candles - besides, if you want your home to smell like baked goods - there's plenty of Mogblog recipes to try! So in keeping with the outdoor theme, the sort of notes I look for when picking a home fragrance are woodsy, earthy, and natural. Think moss, oak, leather, cypress, tobacco, and sandalwood. Check out my 5 picks below:

Mahogany Teakwood is a personal favorite - and it's no surprise why. It's budget friendly, and likely available at your local shopping mall right now. Malin + Goetz' Tobacco is a rich, sensual fragrance that would definitely be welcome in the bedroom. I keep mine on the nightstand. Woodlot is a delicious, all-natural candle, and an excellent everyday pick for just about any public space in your home. Suede blanc is a soft, but present leathery smell - perfect for the powder room. always the perennial favorite, diptyque, has undergone an earthy makeover. The "Terre MeléE" ceramic not only looks beautiful, but smells it, too. With notes of herbs and crunchy fall leaves, it's worth every penny. 

What fragrances are you loving this fall? Be sure to let me know in the comments below so I can check them out! x

Summer Sale Roundup - 6 Picks Under $25

Happy Hump Day, Everyone! Needing a little midweek pick-me-up? Perhaps in the form of retail therapy?? Look no further. Being that August is Sale Season, it's the perfect time to check out the amazing discounts online! Presenting some of my favorite picks from West Elm & CB2. And get this - they're all under $25! Check em out:

Clockwise from Top Right:
Pierced Metal Lantern - $14.99, Aluminum Rectangular Platter - $19.99, Aluminum Box Set $24.99, Phantom Decanter $9.99, Striped Box $24.99, Marble Wishbone $14.99 

Aren't these some great picks?? What else are you loving from the end of summer sales? Be sure to let me know in the comments below! x

Currently Crushing On: Diptyque 34

Well, its Tuesday. And the long weekend is officially over. Need a little help easing back into the week? I know I do. Enter the deliciously comforting Diptyque 34 Boulevard St. Germain Candle.

I've written about my love and obsession for Diptyque in the past, but what I like most about the brand, is I feel like I'm always discovering new favorites. Based on the scent of their original boutique in Paris, 34 St. Germain has a soft, but present, woody aroma. It just toes the line between being light and fresh, but balanced and full-bodied. (I'll admit, I don't know the proper terminology for discussing candle fragrances... I just know the damn thing smells incredible.)

I picked mine up at Barney's where it rings in at a cool $80. Trust me. It's worth every penny. Get thee to a Barney's and experience it for yourself. And before you know it, it'll be the weekend again.

Memorial Day Picnic All-Stars

It's finally here - the long weekend! In honor of all of the maxing & relaxing you're going to do the next three days, we're gonna keep this post short n' sweet. Presenting: our all-star picks for the perfect memorial day picnic. 

Thirsty Thursday: Bar Cart Basics

Happy almost-weekend, y'all! In honor of this week's Thirsty Thursday (and because I want to share my most recent favorite purchase) I will be giving you the basics on stocking your home bar cart.

If you didn't know (ie, have been living under a rock) Bar Carts are like the boyfriend jean of the interior design world - the "it" piece of the moment. So luxe and glamorous, but undeniably cool and accessible at the same time. There are a million places you can find a great one (but often - it'll cost you.)

Enter, the Threshold Bar Cart from Target. The perfect balance of style and budget. At $129, its reasonable, and still has the look of the $400 + models. Love it. In fact, a lot of the accessories I used to outfit this cart came from Target. Go figure. 

In addition to your liquor (which I will leave up to preference) - you'll want to have all of the bits & bobs you need to make a great cocktail. My essentials are as follows: A really sexy Ice Bucket (like this hammered brass one from Threshold) - A Cocktail Shaker and accoutrements (which I got in a set from BevMo) and a couple of little bowls for nuts, olives, chocolates, whatever! (marble bowls by target). Lastly, to contrast all the mixed metals and stone, I threw in these rustic coasters - a gift from my grandfather - that he made out of unfinished wood from an old tree branch. How good are they?

There you have it. All the makings of a delicious craft cocktail. Well, minus the booze. As always, feel free to offer ideas in the comments below, and remember to subscribe & follow us on bloglovin, Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook!

The Art of Un-Decorating

Happy Saturday, kids! I hope you're all loving your weekend so far. I'm off to the Grove today for the SimplyStylist conference (more on that later), but I wanted to share with you a little something before I go.

One of my favorite trends in the interior design world right now is something known as "un-decorating". Its hard to put into words, so i'll make a comparison to - what else - the world of fashion. Un-Decorating is kind of like your chill, tomboy jeans-white-tee-and-chucks outfit. Timelessly cool and easy, but undeniably chic.

It can be implemented in tons of ways - a pile of interesting fabrics folded over an old chair in the corner, a polaroid or two taped to the wall with washi tape, or some old knickknacks and family treasures collected on a mirrored tray.

The way I'm un-decorating in my place is with this great old metal frame I picked up at a flea market here in LA. I just leaned it against the wall (hanging it just felt too "done") and used some cool clothespins to stick some of Nick & I's stuff to it.  

I'd love to hear about your adventures in un-decorating. Tell me what you came up with in the comments below - or, send me a link with some pictures of your project! Can't wait to see. x 

#MOGBLOG Home: Candles for Every Budget

Happy Friday, readers! I hope you're all excited about heading into the first weekend of Spring! (Even if it doesn't feel very spring-like yet). At this time of year, I'm always tempted to open the windows and let in some fresh air. But, if your weather won't cooperate, I know it can feel a little stale after those long winter months indoors. 

Presenting our first #MOGBLOG HOME post: Candles for every budget. Here to ease you out of winter and into spring with some fragrances that are sure to keep your home smelling fresh and clean...even if you aren't ready to throw open the shutters quite yet. Check below for links to shop - and don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to #MOGBLOG for your chance to win our #MOGBLOG GIVEAWAY. 

$ - White Barn Candle Company
Available at your local Bath & BodyWorks, these candles are the best every-day option for when you're on a budget, but are looking for a high quality candle that has a good burning time. At just $22 for a 14.5oz Three Wick Candle, they really are a steal. Some of my favorite scents are: LeavesMahogany Teakwood, and Eucalyptus Mint.

$$ - MALIN + GOETZ
I first fell in love with Malin + Goetz while searching for a new face mask through their skincare line (More on that later). But they also make delicious and uniquely scented candles in two sizes. I had the pleasure of meeting one of their brand representatives here in LA, and he told me that their wax is all soy and vegetable based, which makes the chic glasses safe for drinking after the wax is burned out. (You can see I use my votive size as a mini planter for my succulent). $52 for a 9oz candle. Check out their Vetiver, Cannabis, and Dark Rum.

$$$ - diptyque
Finally, no candle-shopping guide is complete without diptyque. Loved by fashion editors, interior designers and bloggers alike for their sophisticated scents and chic packaging, these candles pack a serious punch - but not without a price. These are what you burn when you have company coming over and you want to impress. In-Laws, anyone? Truly, I haven't smelled a diptyque I didn't like, though my favorites at the moment are Feu de Bois, Vetyver, and Patchouli. Find them at Barney's for $60 for 6.5oz.

Try these out as you ease into spring and let me know if you discover any new favorite scents in the comments below. Enjoy your weekend! x