october recap

We’re happy to report that we have our ‘bug’ debugged {fingers crossed that didn’t jinx it}, and our blog is back in business. So, while our posts have been live on the web, you {all our fabulous readers} have not received them via email. So, during your relaxing {or busy} weekend, take the time to catch up on all the fabulousness that’s been happening at Tutto Bella.

If you love chocolate or you’re looking for the perfect party dessert, read all about this chocolate mousse. Yummy.

The colors of the rainbow have never looked so good than when Drew Coleman, Event Consultant at Life Design Event Planning, and his team set up this shoot - seriously, so pretty.

It’s the time of year to bundle up…don’t forget to bundle up your home accessories too with these fuzzy sweater ideas. 

After you carve your pumpkin this year, make this spiced pumpkin seeds recipe.

Looking for a Longchamp bag steal…look no further than here.

We are head over heals for this lovely vintage glamorous shoot. 

This creamy Italian pasta recipe will have your guests asking for seconds, and you reigning as a domestic goddess.

If you like a good deal like we do, you will love these fall steals.

splurge vs. steal

There are certain key pieces a woman must have in her wardrobe. While we love a good deal, we do understand that a woman must have ‘the essentials’…and for those, you have our permission to splurge.

Our top 10 wardrobe essentials for women:
1. white tee – the been-around-forever, looks good with everything, comfy shirt is a must have.
2. fitted, white, button-down shirt - one that can tuck in or stay out. you will look so put-together.
3. cardigan – one that’s versatile with many outfits in all seasons, either black or a neutral color.
4. little black dress – need we say more…its a must
5. pencil skirt – you will feel so feminine and powerful. find one that is the perfect length, grazing the top of the knees.
6. designer jeans – its worth spending the money to find the perfect fit that flatten and flatter you body type.
7. black pants and/or black leggings - they are flattering and go with everything, plus you can’t beat the elastic waist band on the leggings.
8. ballet flats – they are more chic than sneakers, yet still comfortable. you can buy in black, black and neutral, or even a pop of color.
9. trench coat – one that will remain timeless.
10. black pumps {or nude pumps} – even if you are not a heels gal, every woman needs a pair of pumps for work or special occasions.

For the other, less essential, more trendy pieces, you can be satisfied with a steal if you can’t afford to splurge on the splurge. We found some steals for this season you might like below.

Happy Shopping! 
Gentle Souls Gigi Flat
, Nordstrom vs. Mossimo Supply Co. Odell Flats, Target

 Current/Elliott Camouflage Skinny Jean, Saks Fifth Avenue  vs. Urban Outfitters Tripp NYC Camo Jean

Cambridge Satchel Company Leather Satchel, Nordstrom vs. Mossimo Supply Co. Patent Pink Satchel, Target

Ann Taylor Colorblocked Blouse {super cute and still very affordable}  vs. Mossimo Women’s Button-down Blouse, Target

{images via Nordstrom, TargetSaks Fifth AvenueUrban Outfitters, Ann Taylor}

sweater + legging

= swegging. And, I want a pair of them!

So, I know I should be telling you about some of my favorite collections and pieces from New York Fashion Week {I loved all the black and white on the runway…I hope to share my faves with you soon}. But it’s colder here in the Rocky Mountains and the trees are a beautiful palette of rich red, burnt orange, deep yellow and crisp green, so my mind is slooowwwlly transitioning to fall. I’m in denial that fall is already here. I’ve been reluctant to ‘go there’ with colder weather fashion, but today I’m warming up to the idea…

Free People Sweater Leggings, Free People {$68}
{mom…I want a pair of these sweggings:)}


Mossimo Supply Co. Juniors Sweater Skirt
, Target {$25}

Over the Knee Twisted Cable Boot, UGG Australia {$250}


 Payton Belted Long Cardigan, Nordstrom {$118}

Chalet We Dance Boot, ModCloth {$88.99}

Leigh Sweater, Club Monaco {$129.50}

{images via Free People, Target, UGG Australia, Nordstrom, ModCloth, Club Monaco}

cap it off

We are loving the ‘cap toe’ trend in women’s fashion. For Jenna, she’s loving the pumps, and Jodi and I are sticking to the flats.

VC Signature Priscilla Pump, Nordstrom {$225}

Contrast Toe Cap Pumps, Mango {$100}

ASOS Pacey High Heels with Metal Toe Cap, ASOS {$77.61}
 

MICHAEL Michael Kors Cap Toe Flats, Bloomingdales {$145}

Edna by Schutz, Piperlime {$150}

DV by Dolce Vita Luna Flat, Nordstrom {$78}

Women’s Cap Toe Ballet Flat, Old Navy {$22.50}

DIY Cap Toe Shoe
If you want to make a cap toe shoe yourself with a pop of color, Green Wedding Shoes has a great tutorial here.

{images via BloomingdalesPiperlimeGreen Wedding Shoes, Nordstrom, Old Navy, Mango, ASOS}

sale

…don’t you just love that word.

In my mind, the word sale helps to justify a purchase. If you love a good sale like me, and if you can’t make it to the mall like me {it’s a curse for my retail therapy and a blessing for my credit card that I live 2 hours away from the closest mall}, today is a good day to relax and shop online. Here are some good sales you can be a part of today…

Up to 70% Top-Siders and more at 6pm
30% off with code FALLCALLS at Old Navy, GAP and Banana Republic
50% off at BaubleBar
Up to 50% off at Urban Outfitters stock up sale
30% off at Express
Take an extra 30% off sale items at LOFT
Take an extra 30% off already reduced styles at Club Monaco
Take an extra 15% off at Macy’s Labor Day sale
30% off C&C California with code CCLABOR30
Up to 70% off 7 for all Mankind
80% off spring and summer merchandise at Yoox
25% off with code BOOT25 at Steve Madden
Up to 40% off shoes at Nordstrom
Up to 30% off and free shipping at Tory Burch

 {image via H&M}