OH EMM GEEE! I'm a Jonathan Adler lover for sure; a grown person should probably not possess as many elephant or giraffe-themed decor items as reside in my home. (#sorrynotsorry) But these bags are 100%, totally irresistible! Chic and yet playful. The gold snake + red leather is everything. I would love it with black skinnies and a black sweater. Doves, dachshunds, and foxes are some of the other creatures adorning the collection. Shop them here and here.
The next bag I get will be one of these bad boys! I am CRAZY about this Texas-based line, Kelly Wynne, and especially the gorgeous custom leather and clean lines. Don't you love the texture? There's not a single bag I wouldn't fight you over. The clutches are gorgeous for a night out, and the handbags offer everything from the perfectly sized crossbody to a holds-all-your-junk tote. And, my fave, they are made right here in the U.S. of A! #ShopLocal #ShopSmall! Great holiday gift idea, or holiday look finisher! Shop online here, and check them out on Facebook (many cute "bag action shots")!
Caroline Ceramics is a favorite around these parts, and as we head towards a weekend of holiday shopping lunacy, I'd like to point out that you could save yourselves the headache and shop Caroline's website from the comfort of your couch. Her pieces are stunning and most definitely keepsakes; they are also handmade right here in Raleigh, NC (and we can all thank her new husband for being able to claim her)! Her beautiful, simple roses also come with an added bonus: 30% of the sales from the "Abby Roses" will go to the Raleigh Rescue Mission. Don't forget this Saturday is Small Business Saturday, so make sure to visit your favorite local spots! Look out for another shop local/shop small post coming soon!
In honor of this MIZ weather we on the East Coast are under currently, let's check out the Marysia Swim Resort collection and name places we'd like to be wearing them! I'll start: Nevis! (Or St. anywhere)
|via Marysia's Instagram|
Holiday shopping is such fun! One of my favorite things is to find JUST the right thing for a friend or a family member. Something I know they will actually love/enjoy/use. You can go far with $100 these days. Fun fact: the first 3 of these items are monogrammable, this almost became the monogram gift guide. Or maybe it's the Under $100/Monogrammable Gift Guide? Ugh. What day is this?
C Wonder racing stripe bucket tote (you MUST monogram in neon yellow) | $68
Gorgeous navy linen monogram throw pillow | $98
J Crew side button sweater (in many colorways) | $98
2 of these stunning Lulie Wallace prints | $90 ($45 each!)
Kate. On your coffee table. | $85
OK folks, since the holidays are now upon us, I'm going to do a series of Gift Guide posts, possibly culminating in a giant post, but...we shall see. Expect several different price ranges and categories-we will cover as many bases as possible! Obviously, these make excellent gifts for others, or for oneself. No judgement. Here are today's under $50 finds:
Classic PJ shorts set | $25
Festive Mr. & Mrs. cocktail tumblers | $25
Paint spattered iPhone case from Jordan Carlyle | $35
Gold chevron & ikat mini appetizer plates | $45
Ruby & fuchsia deco earrings | $48
|Deep Blue by Marquin Campbell|
I have been meaning to post this for months! I recently won a FB giveaway from Marquin Designs (which goes to show ya-share those posts!) and was like, euphoric, because what is better than winning a piece of ART?? Nothing. I love Marquin's vivid abstracts; my piece is pictured directly below and has little streaks of gold woven throughout. (Amazingly it matches the gold flecks in our laminate countertop-actually making the countertops tolerable...hee...) Marquin hails from Savannah, graduated from UGA and landed in Greenville, SC, where she owns Vino & Van Gogh Art Studio and Yard Art. In addition to her painting and drawing talents, she also makes beautiful jewelry. You can shop her work online (hello holiday shopping!), or she does commission work as well!
|Waterlily by Marquin Campbell|
|Winter Marsh by Marquin Campbell|
|Melita Necklace by Marquin Designs|