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
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


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

Black Friday


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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Gift Guide / For Him

 1. Wallace & Barnes sweater / 2. Ebbets Field cap / 3. Kaws by Monica Ramirez book / 4. Fishs Eddy catch all / 5. Malin + Goetz candle / 6. J Crew travel bag / 7. Uniform Wares watch / 8. Pony leather sneakers / 9. Good Worth seeing eye key / 10. Jawbone fitness wristband / 11. Field Notes memo books / 12. Vince beanie / 13. Nordstrom cedar shoe tree / 14. Marcomonde socks / 15. Kent handmade comb / 16. Radius v2 iPhone case / 17. Frausto & Co. playing cards / 18. Tovolo ice cube tray / 19. Gerber Paraframe pocket knife / 20. Paul Smith card case



The Etsy Elite

Etsy-Elite-NovRow 1: Cocoono Bags clutch / The Eden Collective bracelet / Aspidistra Vintage glasses / Row 2: Minus One art deco cuff / Olivine Atelier perfume / Senkki shadowbox / Row 3: Pythagoras Place organizer bookends / Chut by Sewet Laine candle holders / Karolin Schnoor screen printed envelopes

Cocoono Bags – Creations made to stand out in a shop that values creativity and individuality

The Eden Collective – Luxurious antique jewelry that are truly one of a kind curated in Philadelphia

Aspidistra Vintage – Vintage finds curated by Manchester based owner Alex Jenkins

Minus One – A mix of vintage and handmade jewelry with an old fashioned feel

Olivine Atelier – Handcrafted perfumes to make women feel and smell beautiful

Senkki – A family owned design studio filled with modern handmade furniture

Pythagoras Place – Vintage home decor that reflects the owner Amy’s taste for craftsmanship and expression

Chut by Sewet Laine – A 100% eco-friendly shop with a focus on textile recycling based in the south of France

Karolin Schnoor – Prints, calendars, and stationary by German illustrator Karolin Schnoor


Gift Guide / The Romantic

1. Olivia von Halle pajama set / 2. Baublebar studs / 3. Schwinn tandem bike / 4. Connor “Emoji” stationery set / 5. Princesse Tamtam bra / 6. Wisteria agate tealight holder / 7. Calypso St. Barth pillow / 8. Frederic Malle perfume / 9. Baublebar morse code cuff /  10. J Crew tulle skirt / 11. Chloe – Atitudes by Sarah Mower / 12. Smith & Cult nail polishes / 13. Jo Malone London hand & body lotion / 14. Tuleste headband / 15. Charlotte Tilbury makeup set



Cape Season


CapesIf a coat and a blanket had a very chic baby, it would be this season’s “it” piece.  Capes have hit the ground running this fall since the Burberry blanket cape came on strong on the scene this past fashion week.  It’s a nice alternative to throwing a coat on when you’re heading out the door and it’s one that you don’t have to make a huge change to your wardrobe to make it work.  All you need is a good pair of skinnies and a sleek pair of boots and the cape does all the high fashion effort for you.  A lot of brands have put their own spin on the trend, making sleek options and cozier, sweater-like ones.  You can find one that suits your taste if you’re a Kim Kardashian or if you’re more of a Zooey Deschanel.  Hitting all ends of the spectrum from quirky to modern, the cape never misses the mark on style and should be on your shoulders all season. Check out some of my favorites below…

CapesRow 1: Warehouse checked cape / Lovers + Friends moto cape / Michael Kors military cape / Row 2: Pied a Terre cape / Ted Baker embellished collar cape / C Wonder check tie cape / Row 3: BCBG Max Azria cape / Topshop cape / Lauren Ralph Lauren plaid poncho



The Etsy Elite

Etsy-Elite-7Row 1:  Layered + Long necklace / La Fabrique a Lettres design / Little Flower Soap Co. bath set / Row 2: Kate Zaremba Company wallpaper / Lee Coren make-up bag / Seedling Plantation serving bowl / Row 3: The Object Enthusiast ring dish / Gray December measuring cups / Tocamade ear pin

Layered + Long – A simple, stylish jewelry shop that offers customization for special gifts

La Fabrique a Lettres – Letters and figures made of fencing materials from France

Little Flower Soap Co – All natural soaps, lip balms, bath salts, and more, made with only the highest quality ingredients

Kate Zaremba – Prints and papers made from original designs from this DC based artist

Lee Coren – Escapism inspired fabric prints made into everyday usable pieces

Seedling Plantation – A collection of vintage pieces that put an emphasis on pretty

The Object Enthusiast –  Handmade dishes, potters, and other ceramics with a golden touch

Gray December – Hand painted pottery for the quirky ones

Tocamade – Modern and delicate jewelry from Spain




Hit List



With the weather cooling off I’m dreaming of tall boots. I love my 5050’s so much I’m kind of itching for another pair, like these for instance.

I was just introduced to the Serial podcast and I’m hooked. Anyone else listening?

This Halloween I’m thinking a scary movie marathon with one of these in hand is just what I want.

While we’re on the topic of scary movies, this will be your guide to all things spooky this month on Netflix.

Gisele Bundchen, proving yet again she is nothing less than the queen of chic, stars in this Chanel short celebrating Chanel N. 5 directed by Baz Luhrmann.

Feeling in the DIY mood after my pumpkin post yesterday. Here’s another simple project to try at home this weekend.

The wait is finally over to see this. But I gotta say I’m not getting up at 5am for anything in there.

Are you coming to this on Wednesday? Hope to see you there!

Have a great weekend you guys!

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