11.26.2014

Snuggles: Turkey Day Attire


Thanksgiving is upon us! I'm on Day 3 of my Humdinger Juice cleanse, so I'm pretty emotional about the thought of turkey at the moment. While looking nice is always somewhat of an expectation at holiday gatherings, I don't think that means sacrificing comfort, and for this holiday in particular that translates into an elastic waistband in my book. I'm obsessed with this super snuggly Aztec patterned cardigan from Piperline's new in-house brand. (Also lusting after this) It was relatively affordable, and totally worth it. My other holiday find is these pleather seamed leggings WITH an elastic waistband that are making my life so much better. They're so good they sold out but check out these, these and these. Paired with my badass gold Sam Edelman sneakers and I feel like I've got the perfect combo for Turkey Day. OH! Not to mention my Darden clutch from Ramey Rhodes. Got to mix those patterns.

Stay tuned for a sale round up that will post on Friday, a quick guide for both Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There are some good sales coming, and some going on NOW, so prepare yoself.

Photo Cred: Morton Photography










11.24.2014

A Signature Welcome


I’m excited to share an amazing service that is going to make your holiday shopping/wedding planning painless and chic! Didn't think I could kill those two birds with one stone did you? A Signature Welcome is a brilliant “creative gifting studio” that specializes in full-service wedding welcome gift design—you know those adorable welcome baskets that you find in your hotel room? They do those, but they do them next level bonkers. They curate stylish and personalized products (often using local brands) for each of their clients to create a totally unique and customized welcome gift for their guests. They not only have an eye for special products, but for design and presentation as well. Their work is thoughtful and stylish. If you are a bride or in the market for exceptional corporate gift ideas you’ll want to know A Signature Welcome.


But wait there’s more! This holiday season A Signature Welcome has curated two sizes of a gourmet food box and a “Holiday Shoppe” filled with adorable, chic gifts that totally take the guesswork out of holiday shopping. Think Turkish towels, Rifle Paper Co. coasters, tote bags and more. If you order by tomorrow, November 25th, you can take advantage of free hand-delivery if you are in Charleston, Charlotte, Raleigh, Atlanta, Athens and Augusta! The (adorable, beautiful) ladies behind A Signature Welcome are also hosting holiday pop-up shops in Augusta, GA and Raleigh, NC on December 3rd and Charleston, SC on December 10th! You can email them at info@asignaturewelcome.com for info about the pop-ups and for more info on custom gifts, wedding welcomes or delivery options!

All images c/o Lauren Jonas Photography























11.20.2014

Humdinger Of A Holiday Season




Alright peoples. You know it’s the holiday season. You know that the next, essentially, eight weeks of holiday cheer are going to be marred with a debaucherous cycle of binge eat-/drink-/shopping followed by deep regret, then desperate self-reassurance that, come January 2nd, you’ll sort yourself out. Right? Don’t shake your head “no”. Fibber. This year, for once, I am attempting to proactively break this cycle before it gets started; this holiday season, I will be attempting a cleanse. (Pause for dramatic effect.) For this endeavor, I am teaming up with local fave Humdinger Juice. If you’re not familiar, this family-owned biz is Raleigh’s cold-pressed organic juice and cleanse OG. Next week I will be undertaking a 3-day starter cleanse, which will consist of 6 juices a day and a lot of prayers and possibly crying. I’ll be checking in to let you guys know all about my emotions. I’m a tiny bit nervous, but excited about the prospect of heading into the holidays lighter mentally (ha) and physically. My cleanse guru and Humdinger owner Colin assures me that I can see some really great results, even after 3 days, if I can stick with it (AND ELIMINATE WINE) (WTF).


And, as Humdinger so accurately declares (in the illustrious words of Chicago) “Everybody needs a little time away…even lovers need a holiday”. Here’s to giving my bod a little holiday before the holidays.


11.19.2014

Shop Local Gift Guide: Vixen Goods


As you may have guessed, I'm a fan of antlers. Um. And puppies. And pillows! I am excited to share with you Vixen Goods, this adorable custom appliqué pillow line from right down the road in Winston Salem. These hand-crafted cotton pillows are painstakingly cut and sewn by the designer, Cara, and come in an absolute plethora of sizes, colors and subjects. For those of you (who me?) that have a disturbing tendency to incorporate animals into anything, you're going to freak out. There is a pillow for what seems like every dog breed, and you can customize the colors and size to perfectly match your room. In addition to the antlers and puppies, Vixen Goods' pillows feature everything from Greek Key designs to bears, foxes, elephants (squee) and even chic black and white horses. There's a pillow for everything from your living room to your little one's nursery. There's also a holiday range, which I think are a sophisticated way to add some holiday cheer to your home! (Bye needlepoint pillows.) (JK.) (Sort of.) They make for wonderfully stylish holiday gifts. Check out their website here and dress up your home for the holidays!     






















11.14.2014

J Crew Sale | Beat Black Friday

Get a jump on those Black Friday sales...J Crew is offering 25% off on, well, almost everything (30% off for J Crew cardholders!)! See above for a few favorites ^^, as you can see the FREEZING cold has me thinking about coats and jackets! Hop over and snag some of your wish list items now before they sell out!

11.13.2014

Baubles



Do you guys ever shop Bauble Bar? I find myself perusing their site A LOT this time of year; while I love getting dolled up for holiday parties, my budget often limits me from going crazy on a new outfit. Solution? Hit up Bauble Bar for statement jewels at crazy good prices. Here are a few of my current favorites, but they've really got a little of everything. Monograms, dainty bits, they've got it all. Definitely check them out for gift ideas or to give your holiday outfit a boost! 

The Blush Label



I am SO excited to host The Blush Label at the Ramey Rhodes studio this Saturday, November 15th from noon-6 PM! Sisters Christie & Mary have created a super chic home decor line designed to "dress up your home" with pillows, cocktail napkins, placemats and more! I know y'all need something to spiff up that new bar cart, amirite? The Blush Label is also graciously offering a gift with purchase, so come early so you don't miss out!! Get some holiday shopping done and come have a glass of bubbly! 

Details:
Saturday, November 15th
Noon-6 PM
Ramey Rhodes Studio
703 West Johnson Street | Suite 201
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