Thursday, December 18, 2014

Holiday Gifts from UncommonGoods

I'm usually not one for gift guides, but 'tis the season and Uncommon Goods has a ton of great options for gifts! I love Uncommon Goods because they have some really great, unique products, all direct from the artists—half of all of their products are made by hand, which is amazing. They even feature Studio Tours where you can get a peek inside the workspace of the artist who made the product.

One of my favorite things that they feature are their Design Challenges, where you can participate with the community and create new products and designs.

Christmas is exactly one week away (!) so if you haven't bought gifts for everyone on your list, here are some great last minute ideas!

A great gift for anyone who loves going to concerts or plays!
Perfect for your favorite cook or foodie.
I definitely know some dudes who would love to have this framed & on their wall!
These are perfect for parties since you can write on them!
This is genius for late night grilling (I'll take one please!).

Check out more gifts for men here!

I love terrariums, and these necklaces are just gorgeous!
A beautifully carved jewelry holder, perfect for any jewelry loving lady.
So delicate & elegant—great for anyone who loves dangly earrings.
Simply gorgeous and a perfect gift for the hostess.
For the tea lover—I know so many people who would love this!

Check out more gifts for women here!

Guys, it's a bubble wrap calendar! So awesome.
Quirky housewares are the best, and these gummy bear lights are adorable (and come in so many colors!)
This is perfect for anyone who loves keeping fresh flowers around the house.
Retro awesomeness—another great host gift!
For your favorite coffee snob: a set of four single origin coffees from around the world.

Check out more great stocking stuffers here!

If you're in need of last minute Christmas gifts, ideas for next year, or birthday gifts, definitely check out everything Uncommon Goods has to offer—they have an amazing selection of handmade and thoughtful gifts for everyone. 

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Monday, December 15, 2014


Guys, Christmas is less than two weeks away! Aah! I spent two hours yesterday wrapping presents and finally got the majority of all the boxes off of our dining room table. It's crazy, it feels like it was just Thanksgiving.

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What I'm wearing:
Top: Boden (gift)
Sweater: Nordstrom Rack
Skirt: ThredUp (brand is Merona)
Tights: Target
Wedges: Nordstrom Rack
Earrings: gift

I love the look of this skirt, but it is cut like a '50s style wiggle skirt and let's just say my movement is pretty restricted. But it's a classic style in a great color for fall (and it was only $8 if I remember correctly!). And can somebody make something that erases the skirt wrinkles that are inevitable when you work at a desk for 8 hours? Please?

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Friday, December 12, 2014

lots of colors on a dreary day.

Happy Friday! No Five Photo Friday this week, but another outfit post!

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What I'm wearing:
Dress: Cynthia Rowley via Marshalls
Belt: Threadsense (I think? So old)
Tights: Target
Shoes: ModCloth, gift from Hannah
Earrings: vintage
Scarf: gift
Blazer: Target
Lipstick: NYX Matte Lipstick in Temptress

I decided to wear a lot of color on the same day because well, I needed it. It's nice to add some color when everything's really gray outside (thankfully our office has big pops of orange with the grey inside!). I also hadn't worn this dress in way too long, and it's thick enough for fall/winter so it needed more use!

Have a great weekend!

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

neutrals + an octopus.

For some reason I've been really inspired with planning outfits lately (yay!) so I've got a bit of a photo backlog going, which is nice. Here's a work outfit from last week—I actually wore this on Friday, which is typically a casual day, but meh.

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What I'm wearing:
Shirt: Gap (old)
Dress: Old Navy (similar on sale)
Tights: Target
Belt: Francesca's Collections
Boots: Crown Vintage via DSW
Necklace: Annie Creamcheese (now closed)

All neutrals but it works. Plus, it matches the extremely grey weather we've been having lately. It is way too cold around here. I'm craving spring and winter only just started (sobs quietly).

Also I didn't get a good closeup of it, but my necklace is an octopus (or Cthulu, depending on which one of my friends you ask)! I think I'm pretty close to having a zoo of animal necklaces.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

red, polka dots & slightly festive.

This is definitely a holiday party friendly outfit, but I actually wore this to a family lunch & then dinner with friends later.

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What I'm wearing:
Cardigan: Target
Dress: H&M
Leggings: Old Navy
Boots: Hush Puppies via DSW
Necklace: vintage
Belt: Francesca's

In the past couple months I've had trouble going into H&M and not buying anything, but I'm really glad I got this dress because the fit is great, it has 3/4 sleeves, and it's a decent length. I also impulse purchased this belt but it's so cute and makes an outfit just a little bit fancier.

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