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Monday, November 23, 2015

Lace & Leather

Self Portrait Azalea lace dress
Acne Mock leather jacket
leather jacket white lace dress
Prada pink sunglasses
Topshop Kingdom flats
Self Portrait white lace dress
Chanel wallet on chain
Acne Studios "Mock" leather jacket
Self-Portrait "Azalea" lace dress
Prada sunglasses via DITTO
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Chanel wallet on chain
Dolce & Gabbana "Cashmere" lipstick

I couldn't wait until spring to wear this beautiful white lace dress so I styled it with leather pieces to toughen up the look for fall. To balance out all the leather, I added these cute pink sunglasses and a blush nude lipstick.

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Holiday Cards + $250 Giveaway!

I'm so excited for the upcoming holidays! After Thanksgiving with family and friends, Husband and I spend an afternoon decorating our place for Christmas. As part of the prep, I also make sure to replenish my stock of holiday cards and gift tags, and I was able to find everything I needed on Minted. Years ago, I made our wedding programs on Minted and have trusted their quality since.

If you want your holiday cards and things covered, enter the $250 Minted giveaway here! Below are my favorite picks:

Christmas holiday cards

There are too many adorable holiday cards to choose from! The designs are created by independent artists and are personalizable. We chose #3 to send out this year!

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journals notebooks gifts

These customizable journals/agendas make fun presents! I got #1 for a friend and plan to make her a scrapbook as a gift, and I chose #2 for myself as a work notebook.

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blog business cards

I've been meaning to update my business card, and decided to go with the gorgeous #1. Business cards can also be a thoughtful gift to show support for a friend who is starting her own business, changing careers, or receiving a promotion.

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thank you cards

Of course, after the holidays and gifting season, thank you notes are a must to show gratitude toward the gracious host, family, and friends. Some of these, like #1 and #3, are decorated with real gold foil - so luxe!

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Black, Gray, and Camel in Vancouver, BC

Vince puffer coat
Acne Raya mohair cardigan
Longchamp Le Pliage Neo large tote
camel wool scarf
Acne Raya cardigan
Acne mohair cardigan
Vince puffer coat (similar)
Zara striped top (similar)
A.P.C. wool scarf

Last weekend, Husband and I drove up to Vancouver for a quick weekend trip. We love shopping there (especially with the current exchange rate!) and eating good Chinese food in Richmond. It's also conveniently close to Seattle yet far enough to feel like a getaway.

I wore a variation of this outfit everyday I was in Vancouver, since it's comfortable yet pulled together. Over the past couple years, I've been buying investment pieces that I'll be wearing for years. Here's how I lived in the Vince black puffer coat last year. I've also worn these Prada Chelsea boots here, here, and here. I recently purchased the Longchamp tote for our Europe + Iceland trip, and it's been my go-to for traveling, which you can see here and here.

I've linked more affordable options down below - scroll right!

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Timbuk2 Seattle FEMME Launch Party

Timbuk2 Seattle FEMME Launch Party
Seattle Timbuk2
Seattle Timbuk2 FEMME launch party
Timbuk2 FEMME
Timbuk2 fannypack
Timbuk2 Seattle FEMME
Timbuk2 Seattle FEMME

Photography by Miguel Marino

I had a great time co-hosting the Timbuk2 Seattle FEMME launch party last Thursday! Thank you to everyone who came out! It was a fun night of shopping the FEMME collection, eating sushi and drinking champagne, catching up with blogger friends, and meeting new ones. For how I styled my Timbuk2 bag, click here for the full post.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Favorite Fall-Winter Candles

One of my favorite home indulgences is seasonal candles. In the fall, I love cozying on the couch in front of the fireplace with a smokey, pumpkin spiced scent in the air. Then, the day it turns December, I light my favorite pine candle, and the fragrance instantly makes the house feel like it's ready for the holidays. Since many memories are tied to scent, having specific candles for different occasions reminds me of past good times and also prepares me for the season. Here are my favorites:

fall winter candles

  1. NEST "Pumpkin Chai" - Sweet, spicy, and warm. This makes the house smell like I baked pumpkin-spiced muffins.
  2. Le Labo "Pin 12 Vintage" - Pine and amber, musky, and deep. The tin can adds a rustic touch to this sophisticated scent.
  3. P.F. Candle Co. "Campfire" - Smoke, earthy, and subtle. Burning firewood is my favorite smell of all time.
  4. Jonathan Adler "Pop Bourbon" - Cognac, leathery, and rich. It smells like a candle Richard Burke would approve of.
  5. Diptyque "Sapin" - Pine, woodsy, and intoxicating. Everything is so luxe, from the design to the deep fragrance.
  6. Anthropologie "Snowdash" - Fir, berry, and comforting. This instantly fills the room with holiday cheer.
What's currently your favorite candle? Let me know in the comments! I'd love to add to my collection.

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