Tuesday, December 1, 2015

holiday gift guide for her (part ii)

i shared the first part of my holiday gift guide, 
featuring seattle goods and services, here.
i have a few additional ideas for the women in your life;
happy shopping!

photos found here

you know i am completely addicted to false lashes! i apply 
drugstore brand lash-strips most days. i've come to feel naked 
without them (whoops!). the solution? 
a visit to noir lash lounge, located in bellevue.
schedule an appointment at their boutique before attending 
your holiday parties! you're sure to look and feel glamorous
with a gorgeous set of lashes. to learn more about 
noir lash lounge, visit their website here.

are you familiar with mere basics? 
this local brand features luxurious layering pieces that are 100% cashmere! 
each item is incredibly soft with feminine details. 
the tanks, tops, and leggings are sleek and lightweight enough 
that they can be worn year-round. be sure to check out mere basics
when completing your holiday shopping here.

photo found here

is there a fashionista in your family?
look no further than lika love! the former mobile boutique 
has grown into two, full-line stores in the seattle area.
malika and her team will help you find the perfect 
gifted item - whether a holiday dress, cozy sweater,
comfortable jacket, or accessories to wear with all the above!
learn more about lika love and check out her lookbook here.

despite completing two holiday shopping gift guides, 
i have yet to start actually shopping! here's to hoping
the sales continue, the shopping isn't too tedious,
and i can find the perfect gift for everyone on my list.

Monday, November 30, 2015

holiday gift guide for her

thanksgiving is over, which means!? it's time for 
anything and everything christmas! 
will and i started decorating our apartment yesterday.
as we live in a studio, we don't have space for a christmas tree,
but you can bet i've hung ornaments and decor in every nook and cranny!

one of my favorite parts of the holiday season is shopping for 
friends and family. shopping can be stressful, but certainly doesn't have to be!
i put together a few gift guides for the upcoming holiday season- 
this first one is dedicated to the women in your life;
all of the items or services are local to seattle, too!

jj caprices, founded by jennifer jedda, 
is an online-based bellevue boutique. each of jennifer's pieces
are hand chosen from all over the world! they are gorgeous and unique, 
yet affordable. i'm lusting after all of the above items (especially 
the black and crystal drop filigree earrings, by lk designs).
best of all, a portion of the proceeds from each sale is 
donated to world vision to help women and girls in need.
you can learn more about local boutique, jj caprices here.

photo from here

do you have a fashion-lover in your family? 
or could a lucky lady in your life benefit from a closet makeover?
styled seattle is the answer!

with styled seattle, you can provide someone the opportunity to work
with a professional stylist. the stylist will examine
what is already in their closet and help recommend or fill in potential gaps.
visit styled seattle here to purchase a gift certificate.

photos from here

located on upper queen anne, bella fiore organic med spa
offers a holistic approach to skin care and treatment. bella fiore uses the latest
in organic skin care technologies to provide lasting, beautiful results. 
they also offer med spa facials, laser hair removal, and detox retreats. 
this year, treat your mom (or girlfriend, aunt or grandma!)
to the gift of happy skin at bella fiore. 
learn more about beauty packages and services here.

photos from here

the gift of good health? priceless!
for the health and wellness gals in your life, 
a subscription box or gift certificate to jujubeet is simply perfect.
organic and artisan juices, smoothies, and tasty treats
are just some of what is on jujubeet's menu. i am anxious to try the 'green limeade'
(spinach, parsley, kale, celery, cucumber, apple and lime!!). 
you can find a jujubeet location near you here!

happy shopping, and stay tuned for additional
gift guides coming soon!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

print mixing (again!)

sweater: november stitchfix, skirt: francesca's, tights: old navy,
booties: dsw (similar here), necklace & ring: old navy 

i know, i know, repeat offender; i just 
shared this post in which i discuss my love for mixing prints!
in the colder, winter months, i gravitate towards
bright colors and fun prints. perhaps it is to compensate for 
the dreary, seattle weather? or the fact that the sun now sets at 4:30pm?
regardless, i was drawn to this pink geo-print skirt
and wanted to pair it with the polka dot sweater i received 
in my most recent stitchfix! 

because both my skirt and sweater are fairly busy, 
i wanted to keep the lower part of my body simple.
opaque black tights and some comfortable ankle boots
were the finishing touches! 

now can we talk about thanksgiving?
what are your traditions? what are you planning to wear?
this year, my parents are hosting! i couldn't be more excited
to relax and spend time with them (surrounded by other close family members, too).
my dad typically smokes a turkey,
and it is delicious! i'm ready for all things pumpkin, too!

p.s. interested in learning more or signing up for stitchfix? 
i shared a bit about my experience with the service here,
and you can start creating your own style profile here!