Etsy Round Up // Vol 13

Now that we’ve got Christmas cash layin around, how about an Etsy Round Up?! We’re goin geometric with a touch of romance this month (is Valentine’s Day really a few weeks away??). Enjoy!

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I’m kind of obsessed with all of these earrings – I had such a hard time picking between these ones and the ones shown!

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Loving this graphic tee – it would be super cute for Valentine’s Day! (This way you can be in the spirit without the over saturation of red & pink! Add some lip color to be a little more festive.)

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I have such a thing for bangles, especially wood and metallic!

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Earrings // Geometric Scarf // “XO” tee // “Cheers” Glass // Wooden Bangles // Leather Sunnies Case

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1 Item, 3 Ways // Leather Jacket

 

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01.  Felt Hat // Graphic Tank // Suede Flats // Sexy Boyfriend Jeans

02. Merlot Flowy Tank // Skinnies //  Leather Booties // Crossbody Bag //

03. Long Pendant Necklace // Two-Toned Belt // Leopard Print Dress // D’orsay Sandals

 

American Fashion in Italy

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When my brother Nick was studying in Italy, he found out quickly that the Italian students wanted to dress like Americans sooooo badly — like the whole nine yards, American brands, camo/military… aka everything my brother owns. Once we arrived, we started to notice it even more when we stopped into a couple of awesome trendy 2nd hand stores which were as American as it gets. American decor (license plates, Elvis, NBA posters) Levi’s on every shelf, and American military gear like no other. Needless to say, my brother’s simple style was a hit.

JCrew Sweater, old (similar)  // Graphic Tee (His is a Florence brand, but any old graphic tee will do) // Gap Jeans // Vans Authentic High Tops // Casio Gshock Watch // Ray-Ban Sunnies 

Love Want Need // Graphic Tees & Statement Necklaces

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Graphic tees have been making a big splash these days, and we’ve got all sorts of languages covered – French, English, Italian! These bold yet simple shirts can definitely stand on their own, but who doesn’t love a good statement necklace? Bold & chunky neck-candy is a great way to add some flavor to a minimal tee.

Any trends you guys have been noticing that you’d like to see featured? We’d love to know!

Love // Gold Necklace & Ça M’est Égal Tee
Want // Beaded Necklace & These are the Days Tee
Need // Tortoise Necklace & Ciao Tee

Brother Gift Guide

And the gift guides continue! My brother is a 20-something who still has a dorm room and is all about showing his personality through his clothes and personal space. This is why I am leaning more towards “non necessities” this holiday. As you can see there are no cooking supplies or socks (leave that to the parents).gm_BrotherGiftGuide

Vintage Letters // These typographical signs are everywhere these days (I have a few floating around my apartment)! Big and bold, this piece will add character to any drab dorm room. *And it just so happens that my brother’s name starts with an N!

Plaid Baseball Hat // Hopefully you caught our post this week about plaid, but in case you missed it, the main gist was that it’s super popular right now. This hat will go over well with this college guy, and the girls will like it too.

Nixon Watch // Watches are making a comeback and I’m very excited about it. A guy with a watch means he’s responsible and doesn’t only rely on his phone (a rare find these days). So get him a watch he’d be proud to wear everyday.

NYT 36 Hours Travel Book // These books come in many versions – Northeast, West Coast, Midwest, US & Canada, etc. And as mentioned in this previous post, my brother will be in Italy this upcoming semester, so this would be a no brainer! Send your brother on adventures with these amazing guides to explore the world. {image via}

Camo Dopp Kit // Dopp kits are becoming more and more popular for the guys. Us women have been carrying our goods along in pretty bags for centuries, it’s about time they caught on. And being a New England girl I had to throw in a little camo (you can thank JCrew for bring it back).

Ace Patch // A flashy patch to add to the army jacket or backpack. Note: When your dad sees, he will make a comment about all of the patches he had “back in the day” when he was in college.

Graphic Tee // If he’s gonna wear a beer tee (which in college, is probably a yes), at least get him a cool looking one. We know PBR tees are ironic, but this will make you look cultured…

Vintage Target Poster // As mentioned before, dorms need a little sprucing up. Sure you could run down to the student union and grab a Fight Club poster, but you sure won’t stand out. Add some uniqueness to your walls, and the target is at least a little bad ass.

**And note that this guide can be used for cousins, nephews, sons, boyfriends, etc. as well! But stay tuned tomorrow for a little more on that last topic. Also, make sure to check our mom, dad & sister gift guides for any last minute ideas!