Etsy Round Up // Vol 28

Guys, I can’t believe I’m actually saying this – but I’m already starting to think about buying gifts! And next week is Thanksgiving! The holidays are inching closer, and the time to start thinking about gifts is now. Etsy always blows me away with the gorgeous and unique gifts they have and I love sharing what I find with you all! Here are just a few things that I would love to give to friends and family (or keep for myself!)…

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^ Our family is big on games, and Curtis and I just learned how to play cribbage! What a beautiful and easy little travel board!


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^ Inspire your ladies with this tee (and even buttons!)


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^ haha, so great!! What a fun little stocking stuffer or office secret santa gift.


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 Block Print Calendar // Travel Cribbage Board // The Future Is Female Tee // Leather Toiletry Kit // Foodie Dice // Screenprinted Placemats


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Loving Now // Backpacks

Backpacks have come a long way since the middle school days when we lugged around 30 lbs of textbooks in camo-printed monogrammed monstrosities. These days they’re sleek, elegant, and simply put, we want one…

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Gift Guide for Dads

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Oh, Dads. How they love their snacks and fine leather goods. Picking things for them can sometimes be a challenge, because they’re really good at the whole “wow, this is great!” and then never ever use it routine. When it comes to your Pop, you sort of need to channel into their psyche. Sounds absurd, but hey, it works. You gotta think about what they do, when they do it, and their level of commitment to such hobbies (something tells me that most guys aren’t too intense about their skin care routine, and likely won’t be using that men’s Clarisonic). Hence we have lots of gifts involving good eats, cool gear, and leisurely activities.

The History of Jazz book // Trapper Hat // Wireless Bike Meter // Williams-Sonoma Popcorn Kit // Classic Timex Watch // Dartboard // Leather Travel Tag  // Harry & David Dip Samplers // Key Chain

 

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

 

Favorite Fall Footwear

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Shoes. Shoes shoes. Shoes. How we love them so. They just pull an outfit together so perfectly, and fall just screams for new footwear to fall into your lives. So without further ado, I present to you my top faves for this upcoming season:

01. Oxblood Penny Loafer // These menswear inspired little numbers will have you looking sharp and classy. But you may also need to get a pipe, readers, and bow-tie to pull the look together (jk, please don’t do that).

02. Heeled Ankle Bootie // Seriously though, what was I wearing in the fall before booties came into my life? I feel like they just recently came about, and quickly became a fashion staple. Hail to the bootie!

03. Nude Flats // How adorable are those scalloped edges? #icant. Nude flats are simply a must for ladies, and pretty much work year round.

04. Classic Black Heels // I have to admit I don’t have a single pair of classic black heels. Sinful, I know. But now that I’m officially in my mid-twenties (eek), I think it’s about time I get a pair. They just make your legs and bum looks so killer. I really want to wear these with some skinny denim and a plaid button up.

05. D’Orsay Flats // One of the latest trends in the world of flats is the d’orsay. For ladies with little feet like me, they do a great job of elongating your foot a bit to make them look more proportionate to your legs. I got a similar pair to these with a mini wedge from Marshall’s that I’m stoked to wear out.

06. Tall Leather Boots // I’m getting these. It’s official. I mean, that leather. AND they’re a wide-calf. It’s been an honest struggle for me to find boots to fit around my tree-stump like calves, so I’m really hoping these work out!

Etsy Round Up // Vol 6

The past 2 Etsy Round Ups (Vol 4 & 5) were a tad neutral and beige-y, so I’m keeping up my promise and brightening things up! These days have been a bit warmer (this past weekend was fantastic!) and with April half way over, we’re officially in Spring here in New England. I’ve managed to find some colorful, fun items to spice things up – and even if you’re not ready to rock pastels and colored skinnies, you can still add bold accessories to feel Springy!

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Coachella might be over, but beaded bracelets are here to stay!

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Gorgeous packaging and gorgeous beachy hair – yes please!

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Floral prints add brightness and beauty to your home without the pollen!

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Room Refresh // Masculine Lodge

Hey all! For our final installment of our living room Room Refresh series, we’ve chosen a slightly masculine, earthy cabin style – because at the end of the day, everyone just wants to be all cozied up by the fire in a place that looks straight out of a story book.

To achieve this look, the most important characteristic of all is wood on top of wood, on top of wood. Just deck the place out in the stuff. If it begins to feel a smidge oppressive, feel free to brighten it up with some white paint. Next element? Leather and/or fur (faux, if you please!). The combo of these two textures creates the strong look you’re going for, and establishes the feeling of being a lumberjack. In order to soften it back a bit, add some linen elements and bit of metallic here and there. This will allow the place to feel a little more modern and homey, and less like you attacked a forest in order to decorate your place. See below for some inspiration of this lived-in decor:

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Below, we’ve curated some items for you guys to achieve this lodgey look. It’s surprisingly easy to do, since all of these textures are staples in design (wood, linen, brass, etc.). It’s the way they’re combined that really give you that cabin quality. That, plus a few woodland creatures here and there.

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Bark Candle Holder // How to Stay Alive in the Woods // Rabbit Wall Hook // Vegan Leather Couch // Insect Poster // Striped Pillow // Knit Blanket // Reading Lamp // Fern House Plant

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Etsy Round Up // Vol. 5

These Etsy Round Ups have become one of my favorite challenges! Etsy can be a vast place, but finding the right items to curate has proved to be extremely fun. I am always way too excited to share them with you guys! This month’s round up has a slight brown/beige look to the collection (whereas last month had colder neutral colors), so next month I promise to go bolder and brighter with the coming of spring this week! Enjoy this last little bit of brown before all of the flowers bloom…

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We featured a Ravens Court Apothecary Soap a few weeks ago, but I brought it back in case you missed it! I am very intrigued by all of her options!

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These gorgeous leather pieces are the perfect combination of dainty but sturdy.

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High Waisted floral undies – I’m in!

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I have a weird thing for pins – I absolutely love them! I find quirky places for them, like on a purse or a bulletin board.

I hope you all liked these as much as I did, and make sure to check out what else these great shops have to offer!

Soap // Necklace // Clutch // High Waisted Panties // Oceanic Notebook // Hand Pin

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Loving Now : Fossil Spring Collection

Everyone knows about Fossil. Their watches have been a staple in every young person’s life – aka the fashionable but affordable watch. And we’ve known about their bags and other accessories, but never pulled the trigger on buying anything. Until now…well technically we still haven’t purchased anything yet, but man do we want to. Seriously, we want everything. E-v-e-r-y-thing. Their spring collection is to die for; colors, textures, sizes – they’ve got some winners. We hoped to bring their spring collection to your attention, because we want to share with everyone! And we’re not getting endorsed for this (we wish…) we seriously just love it all! Take a look at these beauts…ZB5727050_mainZB5464221_mainZB5715784_mainSL4527702_mainSL4498235_mainSL4524105_mainZB5740423_mainZB5486235_mainSL4273998_main

// 01. Memoir Novella Flap in Light Grey $148 //  02. Erin Satchel in Copper $218 // 03. Sydney Top Zip Crossbody in Mint $128 // 04. Key-Per Triple Pouch in Yellow Multi $50 // 05. Memoir Flap Checkbook in Camel $95 // 06. Key-Per Frame Coin in Bone $30 // 07. Erin Small Top Zip in Denim $88 // 08. Sydney Satchel in Camel $178 // 09. Sydney Signature Zip Phone Wallet in Multi $45 //

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// 10. Erin Tote in Mint $138 // 11. Sydney Signature Top Zip Crossbody in Pink Print $98 // 12. Sydney Bifold Wallet in Gold Metallic $35 // 13. Vintage Re-Issue Weekender in Rose Gold $210 *on sale!* // 14. Sydney Mini Organizer in Camel $128 // 15. Memoir Anthology Tote in Pastel Green $248 // 16. Key-Per Zip Cosmetic in Blue Multi $40 // 17. Memoir Novella Flap in Bone $148 // 18. Erin Satchel in Bone $218

{all images from the Fossil website}