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How to Improve Your Personal Style

An individual’s personal style is something that can set them apart and make them stand out in a room full of people. Even if you aren’t that into fashion, you can still develop a style that people can identify you by. Perhaps you’re wondering how you can improve your style and make it more interesting, or you’re at a point in your life that you’re hungry for change. Whatever the case, you can improve your style at any time you want to, just be open to trying something new. Here are practical ways that you can improve your personal style nevertheless.

Know What Look You’re Going For

Before you can actually improve your personal style, you need to know what exactly you’re looking to change it to. Identify what your personal style is presently and what about it is you want to improve. It could be that you wear too much black and feel like your style is too gothic and want to introduce new and vibrant colors to your wardrobe. Knowing where you want to go will give you an idea of how to g…

A Rustic, Brown Thanksgiving Table

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Fall is full of vibrant colors like orange, yellow, and red; although I find myself gravitating towards the simplicity of brown. From a light linen shade to the darkest chocolate brown, this neutral color palette is anything but boring for a Thanksgiving table scape. When layered with varying textures and crisp white, browns can look extremely elegant with that rustic vintage feel.

I love brown Thanksgiving decor in the form of nature-inspired elements like pine cones, leaves, and fall florals. You can use these wheat bundles to flank your Thanksgiving centerpiece or buffet, or you can decorate with one bundle on and end table or entryway table by clustering it with candles or a few pumpkins.


Burlap is another beautiful brown element I love to decorate with for the holidays. Pre-made autumn decor or table linens in burlap add an easy rustic touch for Thanksgiving. However, I love to make a few DIY projects myself with wide burlap ribbon.

What I really love about using burlap for holiday decor is that it doesn't have to look perfect. For someone with zero sewing skills, I love any kind of fabric that looks just as great with a raw edge. If you plan to use white dishes for your Thanksgiving dinner, I suggest layering them on top of burlap placemats. It's such a beautiful combination. If you serve your dinner family-style on a buffet or side board, layer a burlap table runner over a white table cloth. For a more elegant and formal look, layer burlap with white lace.

If you get a long 12" roll for making your own runner, you can make additional decor for fall entertaining, like burlap-wrapped vase or candles. Simply cut the burlap to size and wrap it around old coffee tins or glass jars and tie it on with twine or brown ribbon.


Pine cones, leaves, acorns, and twigs are all natural elements that add to a neutral brown color palette. Best of all, they're free if they're common in your area. Here are some incredibly easy ways to incorporate them into your Thanksgiving dinner or fall-themed event.
  • Use a pine cone as a place card holder. No crafting is required. The place cards will easily fit into the natural grooves of the pine cones.
  • Create a fall-themed votive by placing a leaf on the outside of a candle holder and tie it on with twine or raffia.
  • Use acorns to fill the inside of a flower vase or large candle hurricane.
  • Fill a decorative bowl with pine cones and leaves for an instant centerpiece.
  • Use a long wooden box or rectangular platter to display a row of pumpkins for your centerpiece. Fill in the gaps with leaves, pine cones, and / or acorns.
  • Use branches from your yard to create a Thanksgiving tree in your entryway or on a table in a common area. Leave  a stack of empty paper tags near the tree and encourage guests to write down something they're thankful for and hang it on the tree.
Pictured Above: "Give Thanks" Thanksgiving Burlap Banner  //  Autumn home decor "Thankful" decorative pillow  //  Thanksgiving Burlap banner  //  Rose plant with burlap-wrapped vase  //  Spode Woodland Turkey Dinner Plate  //  Williams Sonoma Thanksgiving tablecloth  //  orange fall berry and pinecone arrangement

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