obsessing over : loren hope

obsessing over | loren hope | 1Designer jewelry is a love that I often share on here. From longtime favorites like Kendra Scott to new found likes of Margaret Elizabeth, I can’t resist a little sparkle. And if you haven’t heard of this designer that I’m about to share with you, its one to stick around for. I first discovered Loren Hope earlier this year in the June issue of Matchbook Magazine and then again a couple of weeks later while shopping at the Hattie Sparks store in New Orleans. Needless to say I was quickly bedazzled by all her pieces! Launched in 2005, Loren Barham, is bejeweling women all over with her colorful modern take on vintage inspired jewelry. Exclusively made in the US, each piece is handcrafted using traditional techniques. Keep reading for peeks of her Fall/Winter 2014 collection or head on over here for more.

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musings for october…

musings for octoberOctober is coming! The month arrives in a couple of days and while usually the beginning of a new month sneaks up on me, I’m ahead of the game this time. As I was grocery shopping I came across these glorious gourds and now find myself pumpkin obsessed. But if you ask me my craze is right on schedule! As it is the month for fall squashes, tricks and treats, ghosts and goblins, candy corn and carmel apples. And I plan on soaking it all up! Expect a warm autumnal breakfast perfect for the cool mornings, a pumpkin DIY, and lots of fall inspiration here on bonjour jacqueline. Hope you all have a happy Monday!

 

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weekend wishes

weekend wishes | beautiful bloomsHope you all are enjoying this first beautiful weekend of fall! And it’s certainly not over yet as we still have the day ahead… So far the hubby and I have been keeping busy with a few home projects. We started off Saturday morning with a farmers market trip, headed out to our local nursery (which might I add had the most adorable succulent section, I kind of went into succulent shock in a good way of course), and after months of looking for the perfect pot for my money tree I finally found one. It has been sitting in the original plastic planter pot since June… terrible of me, I know. What have you been up to? Keep reading for my favorite links…

Dreaming of a trip to Prague

Hilarious video that I couldn’t resist sharing!

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest of this fall?

A delicious seasonal take on the classic waffles.

An interview with one of my favorite style icons.

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take five!

take five! | fall firsts

 

TGIF! It has been a semi-hectic week around here and I’m so happy the weekend is near. I’ll be spending the afternoon doing my usual errands and finishing up any projects that need to be completed. But first up the latest installment of take five!… {one} I’m in the process of organizing all my photos from the year and was reminiscing through my pictures from my trip to NOLA earlier this summer… and naturally I found this book filled with pages of New Orleans style (hence the name) by Andi Eaton fashion blogger of Oui Wei. {two} Speaking of fashion, this necklace is the latest piece added my fall accessory line up. {three} Did you catch Scandal last night? I stumbled upon this lovely jacket in the September issue of Southern Living… It’s so Oliva! {four} Wooden leaves… Yes please! Now to get crafty with them. {five} With the new season’s arrival I knew a seasonal fragrance was needed. The scent of vanilla and fig is the perfect balance of earthy and sweet.

bon appétit : easy pickles

bon appetit | easy picklesIs it me or does it seem like just about everything is pickled these days? I came, across pickled blueberries the other day… Yes blueberries, you read that correctly. Never have I pickled anything before, it has always seemed a tad intimidating, but I had to give it a try. For a first time pickler, I thought it best to start with the classic cucumber before I embarked on anything special like peaches or radishes. Who knows what I thought was so terrifying about pickling… Keep reading for the easy recipe…

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Easy Pickles
*makes 2 16 ounce jars

Ingredients
4 small cucumbers, ends trimmed and sliced
1/2 cup of white vinegar
2 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon of black peppercorns (1 1/2 teaspoon per jar)
1 tablespoon of coriander seeds (1 1/2 teaspoon per jar)
2 cloves of garlic, minced
few sprigs of fresh dill

Instructions
Divide salt, peppercorns, coriander seeds, garlic and dill among 2 sterilized 16 ounce mason jars.
Lay sliced cucumbers in jars, leaving 1/2 inch at the top.
Pour in vinegar.
Fill jars with water, seal with lid and shake for about a minute.
Refrigerate for 7 days shaking daily.

{almost} on my bookshelf…

on my bookshelf | september

 

Happy fall dearies! It has always been dream of mine to write a book. Through my blogging journey I have seen some of my favorite bloggers make this same dream of theirs come true. And next month is definately one for the books (no pun intended) as three lovely ladies who I have been following for a while release their labors of love. Ranging from interior design to recipes to entertaining, each of these will undoubtedly have a place on my shelf. Keep reading for link to pre-order your copy and check out their blogs too…

{oneElements of Style: Designing a Home & a Life, by Erin Gates of Elements of Style

{twoJoy the Baker Homemade Decadence, by Joy Wilson of Joy the Baker

{three} Camille Styles Entertaining: Inspired Gatherings and Effortless Style, by Camille Styles of Camille Styles

pretty palette : lovely lilac

pretty palette | lovely lilac

 

 

Happy Monday morning friends! With the official start of Autumn (technically late this evening), you would expect a board with more warm tones… But I’m keeping up with the fall fashion trends and giving pastels a chance. One particular pastel that I keep coming across is this lovely lilac. It has been a huge color in the hair world, with celebs like Nicole Richie to Lady Gaga sporting their long locks in this shade of light purple. And since I’m nowhere near changing my hair color to lilac, you can probably find me wearing a cardigan in this pretty pale violet all while getting lost in this inspiration board this season.

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