Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! 2014 was such a wonderful and fun year, and I cannot wait to see what 2015 holds! Have a great New Year's Eve and Day, I will be spending it with lots of champagne, music, and home-cooked meals and will return with a new post on Monday. Cheers! :) {card via}

Happy New Year

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

NYE Prep

 Happy Almost-New Year! In preparation of New Year's Eve, I've been relaxing, picking out fun nail polish to wear, stocking up on bubbly, and HYDRATING; I don't really know what I'm wearing yet, but I want to wear dark nail polish with a coat of glitter nail polish on top {Deborah Lippmann's "Stormy Weather" and Sephora by OPI's "Traffic Stopper Copper"}. I plan to spend tonight relaxing at home with plenty of water and burning my new Candle with a Cause candle that is so perfect for the holidays/winter {shop here}. What are your NYE plans?

Monday, December 29, 2014

Merry + Bright

In order to feel a little less sad after Christmas being over, I keep my tree up and lit, and get REALLY excited about New Year's Eve! Every year we do a little something different, but I always try to wear a fun, sparkly outfit or at least wear some festive jewelry or nail polish. Below are a few ideas of how to look merry + bright for the end of 2014:

Merry + Bright

NARS eyeshadow in "Dione" via Sephora {here
Burberry Prorsum skirt via Net-A-Porter {here}
Sergio Rossi shoes via Saks Fifth Avenue {here}
Blanca Monros Gomez tiny champagne diamond earrings {here}
Jin Soon nail polish set via Net-A-Porter {here}
Kate Spade champagne bucket tote {here} <--- on sale!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

All is Calm, All is Bright

Merry Christmas! I hope you have a wonderful day with loved ones, and that Santa was good to you :) I will be enjoying time with family and friends for the remainder of the week, and will be back with posts on Monday! 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas Eve! I am so excited to spend the day wrapping presents, drinking {a lot of} red wine, preparing and cooking a GOOSE for dinner, and just spending quality time with family. What are your Christmas Eve/Christmas traditions? {Image via This Is Glamorous}

Merry Christmas Eve

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Eve Style

Between Christmas Eve and Christmas, I actually like Christmas Eve better; maybe because the anticipation of Christmas morning is so exciting, but I tend to get more dressed up on Christmas Eve. Below is my inspiration for Christmas Eve this year which includes a little black dress, fun earrings, and a messy up-do!

Christmas Eve Style
Braided up-do inspiration {here}, {here}, and {here}
BaubleBar earrings {here} and {here}
Simone Rocha x J Brand dress via Far Fetch {here}
DKNY dress via Al duca d'aosta {here}
Smashbox lipstick in "Fuchsia Flash Matte" via {here}
bareMinerals lipstick in "Never Say Never" via {here}
Butter London liquid lipstick in "Primrose Hill Picnic" via {here}
NARS Audacious lipstick in "Michiyo" via {here}

Monday, December 22, 2014

Last Minute Gifts

Merry Christmas WEEK! I can't believe Christmas is just a few days away, and I am relieved to say that I am all done with my Christmas shopping. But for those of you that have gotten a little behind, here is a final gift guide to help you out: 

Last Minute Gifts

Poosac house pillows via Etsy {here}
Kate Spade barware glasses {here}
Catbird NYC candle + matches {here} and {here}
Soak Studio chevron wood board via Etsy {here}
LH Calligraphy cheers wood stir sticks via Etsy {here}
GiGi New York x With Love From Kat passport holder {here}
Satomi Kawakita ruby earrings {here}
Rag & Bone scarf {here} <--- on sale!
Isabel Halley Ceramics x Of A Kind gold speckle bowl {here}
Deborah Lippmann Limited Edition "Jazz Standards" glitter bag and nail polish {here}
NARS lipgloss set via Saks Fifth Avenue {here}

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts that Give

As I mentioned in yesterday's post {here}, this time of year makes me appreciate what I have and all of my loved ones even more, and also makes me want to do something for others who might not be as fortunate. Below are some gift ideas that give back; I LOVE that wood and gold tray, and that bubbly would be so perfect for New Year's Eve! The best part of all is that each of these items gives back to various organizations that make this world a better place :)

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts that Give

John Hardy gold and diamond pave earrings {here}
ONE HOPE glitter edition sparking brute wine {here}
TOMS cheetah wedges {here}
MAC Viva Glam VI lipstick via Macy's {here}
Tory Burch wrap bracelet {here}
Candle with a Cause candle in "Roasted Pumpkin Chestnut" {here} <--- enter promo code CWCBOGO for buy 1 candle get 1 FREE {through Friday}!
Gorjana rose gold cuff {here}
Artesania Sorata alpaca hat via The Little Market {here}
FEED Projects wine bag {here}
Warby Parker 'Everett' sunglasses {here}
Rose & Fitzgerald gold arrow tray via TOMS {here}

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


 Anyone that knows me knows that I am obsessed with Christmas and the holiday season in general; I love any excuse to get together with the people I love the most and eat, drink, and be merry!  This time of year also reminds me of how fortunate I am, and how hard the holidays can be for those less fortunate in the U.S. and around the world. Thanks to FEED Projects {shop here}, I am encouraging my friends and followers to #FEEDtogether and purchase a FEED product as a holiday gift this year. With this FEED T-shirt and FEED + West Elm pot holder, my purchase provided 16 meals! 

FEED Projects T-shirt c/o {here}, Forever21 vest {here}, Joe's Jeans skinny jeans, Jewelmint x Giles & Brother necklace {in rose gold here}, Jewelmint x CC Skye link bracelet, David Yurman bracelet, John Hardy bracelet, Makeup Forever lipstick in "9" {here}, OPI nail polish in "Big Apple Red", FEED x West Elm pot holder {here}

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Him

Most of my gift guides and gift ideas are geared towards women, but we need to take care of the men in our lives, too! Below are some ideas for Christmas gifts for the boys, what do you normally get for the men/boys in your life?

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Him

 1. Jeni's salty caramel sauce {here}
2. Woolrich flannel shirt {here}
3. Woolrich x Danner Old Growth shirt {here}
4. TOMS shoes {here}
5. OYO Bourbon Whiskey {here}
6. Touchtec wool gloves via J.Crew {here}
7. The Art of Shaving gift set via Sephora {here}
8. M&U Co. walnut and maple wood tray {here}
9. Giles & Brother skinny railroad spike cuff {here}
10.  Stock Mfg. Co. x Of A Kind gingham flannel shirt {here}
11. J.Crew wool alpaca cable knit cardigan sweater {here}
12. Allsaints brown belt {here}
13. J.Crew socks {here}
14. Cavallini world map poster via Paper Source {here}
15. The Sriracha Cookbook by Randy Clemens {here}

Monday, December 15, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide: $50 & Under

Happy Monday! This is my final gift guide by price {check out $500 & Under here, and $100 & Under here}, but I will have a few more gift guides with other categories before Christmas arrives. Happy Christmas shopping! :)

Holiday Gift Guide: $50 & Under

Evelyn Henson map print of Columbus, OH {here} $24.50
Homage "UK Wildcats" t-shirt {here} $32
Glamorous sweater via Shopbop {here} $45
Rifle Paper Co. iPhone 6 case {here} $36
TOMS chambray flats {here} $50
Belgrave Crescent card holder {here} $50
Jewelmint earrings {here} $30
Urban Decay Naked2 Basics via Sephora {here} $29
Altuzarra for Target sweatshirt via Net-A-Porter {here} $47
Ugly Sweater cafe mug via Paper Source {here} $11
Christian Louboutin nail polish in "Rouge Louboutin" via Sephora {here} $50
Rewined candle in "Cabernet" via Pure Home {here} $29
Zara navy blue crepe dress {here} $40

Thursday, December 11, 2014

My Christmas Wish List

Last year I made an extensive post with SO many items on my Christmas wish list, so this year I wanted to condense it a little; I still have quite a few items on it {and of course there are more things I would love but didn't have room!}, but this year I really do not care what I get since I am just so excited to be spending it with so many people I love! It's called "wish list" for a reason, so I don't expect to get anything on here, but below are some items that currently have my eye:

My Christmas Wish List

Le Labo Cade 26 candle {here}
Ippolita turquoise, quartz, and diamond ring {here}
John Hardy blue topaz ring {here} <--- sale ends 12/11 at 4:30pm!
"Not That Kind of Girl" by Lena Dunham via Becky's Boutique {here}
Zara boucle coat {here}
Butternut Brooklyn wood spoons via Etsy {here}
Tory Burch bag {here} <--- on sale!
John Hardy bracelet via Last Call {here} <--- sale ends 12/11 at 4:30pm!
John Hardy blue topaz coil bracelet via Last Call {here} <--- sale ends 12/11 at 4:30pm!
Jennie Kwon Designs emerald ring {here}
Satomi Kawakita sapphire ring {here}
Rachel Pally dress {here}

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Flannel + Sparkle

I love the contrast of rugged, flannel patterns mixed with sparkly, feminine pieces that I am seeing all over blogs this season; it is the perfect combo of casual + chic, and my go-to inspiration for the holiday season. Below is how I plan to wear this trend: a great flannel scarf and a glam pair of earrings! {ASOS scarf here, BaubleBar earrings here, and Essie's nail polish in "Parka Perfect" here}

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide: $100 & Under

Happy Tuesday! Below is my gift guide for items $100 and below {check out my $500 & under here}:

Holiday Gift Guide: $100 & Under

 Diptyque candle in "Mimosa" via Saks {here} $60
Topshop sweater via Nordstrom {here} $70
NARS brush via Saks {here} $70
Kate Spade belt {here} $98
BaubleBar necklace {here} $68
Marc Jacobs eye shadow in "The Parisienne" via Sephora {here} $59
Steve Madden shoes via Piperlime {here} $80
Rebecca Minkoff wallet {here} $95
BCBG Max Azria clutch via Neiman Marcus {here} $65 <--- on sale!
Rebecca Taylor gloves {here} $75
Madewell flannel {here} $80
Gorjana ring via Shopbop {here} $70
Kate Spade passport holder {here} $78
Steve Madden boots via Piperlime {here} $100
Loren Hope cuff {here} $78

Monday, December 8, 2014

Knit Hat

I used to wear hats ALL of the time growing up, and I sort of fell out of the habit {looking back, it was probably a good decision considering some of them were not cute at all}; in the last few years, however, I've been trying to add more to my closet. Below are some knit hats that are so cute for winter, and would make a great gift this holiday season {I especially love #s 1, 4, and 5!}:

Knit Hat

1. Interlock grid hat by ALL Knitwear x Of A Kind {here}
2. Cashmere turban by Rosie Sugden via Otte NY {here}
3. Pearl cable hat by Tory Burch {here}
4. Cable knit hat by H&M {here}
5. Honeycomb pom-pom hat by J.Crew {here}
6. Oh joy Santa hat by Kate Spade {here} <--- on sale!
7. Cashmere lace knit beanie by Brora via Bergdorf Goodman {here}
8. Fur pom-pom wool cashmere beanie by Burberry {here}

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide: $500 & Under

Tis the season! I love this time of year for SO many reasons, and one of them is making gift guides! I love seeing gift guides by all different bloggers and getting unique ideas for present. Below is my list for more luxurious gifts, which one would you want under your tree?

Holiday Gift Guide: $500 & Under

John Hardy earrings via Neiman Marcus {here} $395
Tibi skirt via Net-A-Porter {here} $315 <--- on sale!
Vianel card holder {here} $250
Hermes bracelet via Portero Luxury {here} $400
Haute Hippie dress via Piperlime {here} $417 <--- on sale!
Sigerson Morrison boots via Piperlime {here} $495
Rebecca Minkoff blazer {here} $328
Jennifer Meyer gold & diamond bangle via Barney's {here} $475
Burberry scarf {here} $435
J.Crew coat {here} $365
Rag & Bone bag via Barney's {here} $395
Blanca Monros Gomez x Of A Kind ruby and sapphire stud earrings {here} $260

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

White + Gold

As mentioned previously {here}, I love anything white and/or gold, and I love incorporating the combo in home decor and fashion. This holiday season, I want to try to use those colors for fashion choices and decorating for Christmas, and below are some photos for inspiration :) {Essie nail polish in "Blanc" and Giles & Brother x Jewelmint necklace here}

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Christmas Wishlist: Home Decor + Ceramics

When it comes to decor, I love white or gold, particularly if it is something special made by an artisan and/or small business. My obsession with simple, beautifully made ceramics by small businesses is quite apparent with this Christmas wishlist post, and below are my favorites that I wish Santa would bring :) 

Christmas Wishlist: Home Decor + Ceramics

1. Suite One Studio gold brushstroke platter {here}
2. Pigeon Toe Ceramics serrated cake stand {here}
3. Poast porcelain cityscape via Etsy {here}
4. SKT Ceramics small oyster cup {here}
5. Isabel Halley Ceramics gold and white vase {here}
6. The Object Enthusiast ring dish via Etsy {here}
7. The Object Enthusiast teardrop vase via Etsy {here}
8. Light + Ladder hanging planter via Of A Kind {here}
9. Pigeon Toe Ceramics bud vase {here}
10. Helen Levi ceramic gilded cup via Pour Porter {here} <--- on sale!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Cyber Monday

Happy CYBER Monday! I put together a list of the best deals today, and I could not be more excited about them! Although they are all great deals, I am going to TRY to behave myself on my favorite holiday :)

BaubleBar - 20% off the entire site with code: CYBER20 {shop here}

Helen Levi Ceramics - 20% off any item on the 'Ready to Ship' page with code: ILOVECHIPS {shop here}

Boticca - 20% off + free shipping with code: BOTCYBWK14 {shop here}

Ellen Himic - 40% off all jewelry with code: THANKS {shop here}

Deborah Lippmann - 30% off the entire site + free shipping with code: cyber14 {shop here}

Pamela Love - 20% off all jewelry with code: SAVE20 {shop here}

Honey Rose & K - 30% off with code: Cheer {shop here}

Loeffler Randall - extra 20% off sale with code: CYBERMON {shop here}

Saks Fifth Avenue - 40% off Designer Sale and free shipping with code: HOLIDAY {shop here}

Linea Pelle - 50% off the Grayson Collection {shop here}

Woolrich - 25% off everything on the site + free shipping: {shop here}

Margaret Elizabeth - 25% off the entire site with code: JingleJangle {shop here}

Common Good - 30% off entire site with code: HOLIDAY {shop here}

Joy Gryson - 40% off entire site with code: TGIVING40 {shop here}

Otte NY - 20% off entire site, no promo code necessary {shop here}