Gift Guide / The One Who Has It All1. Assouline book set / 2. Fornasetti candle / 3. Smythson leather diary / 4. Jin Soon nail polish set / 5. Jonathan Adler ceramic peacock lollipop holder / 6. Le Labo perfume / 7. Lack of Color wide brim hat / 8. Workhorse paulina studs / 9. Karl Lagerfeld + tokidoki figurine / 10. Comme des Garcons zip pouch / 11. Aromatherapy Associates eye mask / 12. Tim Dixon ice bucket / 13. Dwell Studio ibex sculpture / 14. Karl Donghue fingerless shearling gloves / 15. Saint Laurent keychain / 16. Josh Harker beetle / 17. Diptyque mini candle set
 

Go Get It

12.12.2014
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Joan of Arctic boots by Sorel

Snow boots that you actually want to wear aren’t the easiest thing to come by.  In the bitter cold, a lot of times you end up looking like a stuffed sausage in layers of thermal shirts, puffy jackets, and scarves.  To make matters worse, you are made to choose from weird weatherproof footwear that can be painful to buy.  You want shoes that will keep your feet dry and warm but somehow the ones that work the best look like something your mother forced you to wear.  Thankfully, the universe answered our prayers and sent us these Sorel boots that you’ll get excited about wearing.  With a rubber sole and a high shaft, there’s no way any water or coldness are getting into these babies.  Also, with a name like “Joan of Arctic,” you’ll feel like nothing like a little snow can stop you from being queen of the world.  So if you wanna be the conquerer of all drab winter footwear, these are the boots for you.  Go get them!

 

Toy Soldier

12.11.2014

0010Have you noticed how shopping for the holidays can get WAY out of hand? Not only are we buying stuff for all our friends and family, but – I don’t know about you – I tend to get carried away wanting to buy everything for myself along the way. Especially since this time of year is a very social time and there are countless parties to go to and gatherings to look cute for. I’m kind of off the hook this year since I’m spending the better portion of the holiday lead-up down in Austin, TX doing wardrobe for a show. BUT I may have found a need or two for a couple of cute holiday-ish pieces that will easily mix into post-December wardrobe. I love the vibrance of these red trousers and the subtle festiveness of the sequin-sided boy shirt, and how they make me feel like a nutcracker when worn together with this little cap. But even better is how they will easily be incorporated into the regular wardrobe with other pieces. Win win!

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Topshop hat (similar) / J.Crew shirt & pants / Deux Lux clutch / Karl Lagerfeld watch / Nadri bangles / Zara heels (similar)

 

 Photography by Heather Kincaid!! We shot a few more looks together for December and I can’t wait to share the rest!

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Gift Guide - Minimalist

1. Boskke cube planter / 2. Menu & Notes Design Studio candle holder / 3. Eduardo Garza box / 4. Luv AJ ring set / 5. Hot Topic phone case / 6. Biegert + Funk’s watch / 7. Karl Zahn + Areaware key ring / 8. Poketo radio dock / 9. Poketo notebook / 10. Ladies & Gentlemen & Nicholas Nyland’s wind chime / 11. Fort Standard bottle opener / 12. Forever 21 cuff / 13. West Elm bookend / 14. Poketo canisters / 15. Steel | Lark table lamp
 

Cozy Christmas

12.09.2014

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1. DKNY flannel nightshirt / 2. J Crew pajama set / 3. Wildfox soldier boy sweater / 4. Equipment pajama set / 5. J Crew plaid pajama set / 6. Madewell lounge pants / 7. Aerie pajama set / 8. Madewell leggings / 9. Wildfox tee

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There are few things as sentimental as Christmas morning.  That rush you got as a kid sprinting down the stairs to see what Santa had left for you under the tree, everyone still comfy in their pjs.  Every year around this time I love taking advantage of a holiday sale to grab a new pair of festive pj’s that make me nostalgic and cozy. Today, I’ve gathered some of the best ones so we can all be one of the kids again.  All you’ll need is a hot cup of coffee and maybe a puppy or two to show off your morning wardrobe in the cutest Christmas instagram the world’s ever seen.  Time to get cozy!

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Etsy-Elite-HolidayRow 1: Beneath the Weather star garland / Georges Briard bar glasses from Mod Rendition / Kissa Design ornament / Row 2: Novelty Jumpers sweater / Beachwolf Vintage candle holder / Funky Cool Threads personalized santa sack / Row 3: bastisRIKE tree print / Melodie Perfumes candle / Handmade and Heritage wrapping paper

Beneath the Weather – Handmade paper Christmas decorations based in the UK

Mod Rendition – Gorgeous vintage finds curated in Chicago with each piece more exquisite than the last

Kissa Design – Modern Polish paper star Christmas ornaments

Novelty Jumpers – Your favorite christmas sweater in a variety of colors

Beachwolf Vintage – Vintage housewares with mens clothing and outerwear

Funky Cool Threads – Personal shirts, bags, and more heat pressed by hand

bastisRIKE – A German shop filled with detailed handmade prints made using vegetable based colors on recycled paper

Melodie Perfumes – Modern apothecary women perfumes, perfume oils, soap and indulgences

Handmade and Heritage – Luxury wrapping paper and embroidered gifts

 

Tees + Tulle

12.04.2014

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 Look 1: Play by Comme des Garcons tee / Milly skirt / Atmos & Here necklace / Topshop heels / Look 2: Batoko tee / Chicwish skirt / Otazu necklace / Topshop heels / Look 3 : Topshop tee / Us Trendy skirt / Forever 21 necklace / Louis Vuitton pumps / Look 4: Kenzo tee / Topshop skirt / Baublebar necklace / Topshop sandals / Look 5: Zoe Karssen tee / Chicwish skirt / Boohoo necklace / Gianvito Rossi heels / Look 6: J Crew tee / Notion 1.3 skirt / Baublebar necklace / Topshop heels

If you’re wondering how to make a statement at a certain holiday party this season, look no further.  A tutu paired with an easy, graphic tee is an instant hit with a powerful necklace and an amazing pair of heels.  The tutu feels super festive and is much more comfy than a sequined bod-con whatever you had in mind.  This combination feels effortless and unexpected while making you feel playful and fun.  A bold lip could also add just the right amount of sophistication.  Live out all your nutcracker dreams by adding a tutu to your wardrobe this season and you’ll be dancing with the sugar plum fairies.  Maybe a few cocktails first….

 

Gift Guide / Under $50

1. Nate Berkus bowl / 2. ASOS iPhone case / 3. Nordstrom at Home faux fur pillow / 4. Baublebar necklace / 5. The Principals flask / 6. J Crew slippers / 7. Luv AJ earrings / 8. ASOS travel makeup case / 9. Madewell stacked ring / 10. Free People bag / 11. Universal Juice portable power system / 12. Casio watch / 13. Areaware diamond box / 14. Smashbox full exposure palette / 15. Madewell scarf / 16. Besttime letter lights / 17. Jao body oil / 18. Fossil print wristlet
 

Hello December

12.01.2014

Hello-DecemberI’m starting to think that I need to start calling these posts on the 1st of the month “Hello [month]… WTF?” because that’s how I feel every time a new month is here in the flashest of flashes. W.T.F. Seriously though – it’s so hard to wrap my head around how fast this entire year has gone by.  It literally feels like just yesterday we were ringing in 2014 and in the blink of an eye we’ve arrived at December.  This month is definitely one of the busiest with all the holiday parties to attend, gift shopping, and, for some, traveling across the country to visit loved ones, all while trying to keep our lives together.  I don’t know how we do it.  Maybe that’s what holiday magic is- somehow making it all work before you sit down for Christmas dinner.  The best part about this month is that it always goes out with a bang and a side of fireworks when we welcome the new year.  So while we’re getting lost in gift shopping and endless party dress hunting, it’s important to reflect on everything we’ve learned this year and how we’re going to make next year an even better one.  But first let’s relish in holidays movie marathons, crackling fireplaces, and mulled cider.  Hello December.

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Black Friday

11.28.2014

Black-FridayBefore you get sucked into the madness of Black Friday shopping, here is a condensed list of sales I’ll be looking forward to today…

Asos – 30% off everything

Theory – 40% off everything online & in store thru Dec 1

Helmut Lang – 40% off everything thru Dec 1

J Crew – 30% off select regular priced items, 40% extra off sale with code HOLIDAY

Opening Ceremony – 40% off select items

Joie – 25% off with code THANKS

Bloomingdales – 50% select items storewide

Moda Operandi – Up to 50% off gifts

Joe Fresh – 50% off regular priced items thru Dec 1

Madewell – 25% off with code GIFTON

Mara Hoffman – 25% off everything + free shipping with code blackfriday14

Alternative – 30% off everything with code THANKFUL thru Nov 30

Baublebar – 15% off two items, 25% off three items, 35% off four items

H&M – Deals from $4.95, scratch offs for the first 100 shoppers

Banana Republic – Until 1pm, 50% off one item, 40% off all day in stores only

Shopbop – 15% off if you spend $250, 20% off if you spend $500, and 25% off if you spend $1,000

Equipment – 25% off all full priced merchandise thru Dec 1

 

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