Tis the season to make the man in your life blush and see how much you’ve been paying attention to his subtle ‘wish list’ desires. Whether it’s your hubby, boyfriend, or family member, it’s something about getting that special someone those glitzy gadgets, flannel shirts and under shirts, fun socks, and sports paraphernalia that puts our hearts at ease. Here are a few ideas for you from my annual Gift Guide for men. Enjoy!
I never realized how much I embrace patriotism until recently. Now this can be taken many ways but my statement is more-so about the pleasantries of the American dream. I subconsciously buy into home-grown brands more than others. Continue reading →
As I’m lying in my bed, debating whether or not I want to get up to do anything (visiting any store is on the bottom of my list), I came across these leopard, calf-hair beauties via Madewell’s Instagram page. Continue reading →
Everybody get your shop on. The Holidays are coming. Do you know what you’re getting your girlfriend, bff, mom, sister, or a special lady in your life? Take note to my Holiday Gift Guide for some ideas that will hopefully put a smile on their face. Continue reading →
I’ve always considered myself a contemporary flower child, and subconsciously channeled my opportunities to emulate the Peggy Lipton’s and Charlotte Rampling’s (with clothes on) in me. I have this odd lazy method of planning my outfits. No I don’t use any fancy apps or polaroid shots to ensure my look will thrive, all I need is my mind and imagination and 90 percent of the time, it just works out. Continue reading →
Who’s ready for Turkey Day? The thought of eating delicious comfort food with the people we love is so exciting with our stomachs preparing for tasty bites. But what about the table prepping, decorating, and mood setting? Me being the ultimate hostess couldn’t pass on giving and sharing functional and lovely Thanksgiving bits for your bites. Inspiration if you will, something to get your excitement going for the Holidays. Like this chalkboard table runner – a display for your dessert table or main dishes will have your guests appreciate having the words of the foods they may already be familiar with written out right in front of them – it makes it more exciting to feast your eyes on it and then devour it. And don’t forget the meaningful coasters that reminds them that we are giving thanks and toasting to a family valued meal. And with the Holidays in full swing, you can reuse these for Christmas and New Year’s! Oh, let the good times roll.
This moto jacket from Club Monaco has been on my wish list for about 2 months or more now and it finally arrived on my door step yesterday. I just had to get this for myself. Let’s just call it a late birthday gift. I love how it has rose gold accessories – something you rarely see on leather jackets. I can’t wait to wear this and show you loves some looks on the blog.
I came across these pretty floral candle holders at the Good Will last month. They add a shabby chic but not too cheesy look to my apartment. The colors were too pretty to pass, especially since I am injecting a good amount of orange into my color palette for my living room.
The kind folks over at TheSnugg.com sent me over this bold and beautiful laptop case. It’s made of leather and sort of has that pebble material that I love. It fits my MacBook Air perfectly, maybe a little too perfect. It fits like a glove hence the name snugg, however I did have a little trouble pulling my laptop out. Hopefully that will get better once it’s broken in. I really admire the clean look, little card and slot compartments, and especially this hot red color. Oh, check out their assortment of colors, great colors, esp this distressed one and this cool blue hue. It was really hard for me to chose.
Firmly wrap a bottle of wine/champagne or a present in a burlap sack, securely tied with a pretty bow and…voila, you have a beautifully concealed present. (image via)
With the rustic, country-side flair decor still going strong, I felt compelled to share a few ideas for the traditional woven fabric known as burlap. Originally known as hessian and exported from India in the 19th century, burlap is recognized today as the versatile cloth used for anything from rugs to bagging and now for some cool DIYs. Since I recently made a banner for my bestie’s baby shower (still have to share the pics with you guys) out of burlap, I was more intrigued to see how I can utilize this coarse fabric for other projects – mainly for the Holidays. Surprisingly, the fabric isn’t fussy or messy ( I got a gold-flecked one from Michaels), so maybe these cute ideas wouldn’t be too challenging. Check out some of these lovely experiments and maybe you can put some of them to the test and wow your guests/family for the upcoming Holidays.
Oh look, here goes another banner..lol. These are super easy to do and a great way to greet your guests with a unique sign. (image via)Now how hard can a burlap table runner be? Grab some twine or a complementing color to your decor and tie a knot at the end of each side. I think I will be using this idea for my table setting. (image via) This is too cute and maybe the most complicated but it’s well worth it. A wreath of burlap that can be interchangeable for each season may just be a good idea. (image via)I am a sucker for a cute bow. And when it’s a super sized bow, I fall in love. Another easy trick and stylish way of decorating your mantel or shelves. (image via) Another DIY I am adding to the list. Make cheap candles stand out in burlap and little sprigs of rosemary. Too cute! (image via)
Hope you guys try some of these little projects for the Holidays or just in general. I know I will be. Thanks for stopping by!
Monday midi moments for you guys. I introduce to you my go-to-chunky-comfy-every-other-day- that-has-collected-a-bit-of-a-worn-out-look sweater. It has endured the pressure of keeping me warm on these Fall days and for that I am grateful for it. I bought this top sometime last year and realized I need big sweaters like these in various colors. I, for the first time, have paired it with something a bit more girly and wasn’t sure if it would look too bulky, but I would say it worked out pretty fine. You guys know how I feel about midi skirts. The weekends have been spent with my family lately, since my younger brother is heading out to his home base in NC later this week. I have enjoyed being low maintenance with the fam and only being concerned about eating, laughing and well, throwing on this sweater and additionally rotating it with this Mickey sweatshirt. I’m going to miss my bro, but I will make every opportunity to see him in the next few months. So, how was your weekend? Great I hope. I saw The Best man Holiday yesterday and it was pretty damn good. Have any of you guys seen it yet? What did you think?
A little late with this post, but I wanted to share one of my favorite recurring Fall trends. Well I don’t really consider it a trend but rather a twist to the classic equestrian look. If you are a fan of the Horse riding attire or anything equestrian-esque, then check out my post over at She Knows. Everything from rider caps to tall boots are covered. Click here.