Gift Ideas

08 Oct


It's Monday and I have a new favorite piece of arm candy! I have my friend at the Pink Door Boutique to thank for my latest obsession by Mono & Me.

Inspired by different cultures, these bracelets by Mono & Me out of Barcelona are the ideal fusion of Scandinavian design and craftsmanship. Stack 'em or wear 'em stag!

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The CROSS bracelets come in a HUGE variety of colors...all with their own meaning and expression. My first ones were GOLD - enjoyment, creativity, rich life and RED - passion, sensitivity, love.

The expanding collection also includes pompoms, skulls, stars and beads in a zillion color combinations. Perfect for each individual and mood!

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Mono & Me can be found in boutiques all over the world and even around the wrists of your celebs like Kanye West, Nicky Hilton and Emma Wasson. So go amp up your arm candy and express yourself!


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Photo credit: Mono & Me


02 Oct


Coming from a family of sailing enthusiasts, I have a soft spot for all things preppy and Cape Cod-esque! Plaid, stripes and leather make me happy.

Thus, I CANNOT seem to stop buying accessories from Kiel James Patrick as they are the epitome of New England summer to me and make me feel like I was just at the ocean.

I would love to add some of these accessories to a seaside wedding party...or give as gifts! Classic. Regal. Understated. Elegance.

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Handmade in Rhode Island, Kiel James Patrick designs continue to reflect classic styling while combining patterns and textures. Timeless all the while perfect arm candy.


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Photo credit: Kiel James Patrick

01 Oct

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First of all the packaging alone is amazing...but I love am so loving these cloisonne pendants on Yellow Owl Workshop's new site!

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These gold gilded pendants are the perfect balance of whimsy and chic. I love the neon accents with the gold!


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Photo credit: Yellow Owl Workshop


26 Sep

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As we all know I'm a little balloon obsessed and what I stumbled upon yesterday is just fuel for the fire.

OMG. These are seriously more than adorable. Super-duper cute. Who would not be over the moon to get a happy confetti or feather-filled Bonjour Balloon at their doorstep?!?! Love.

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Love the hand crafted tails that make them extra charming.

The balloons are 15 inches in diameter and last up to 10 days! So if you need a guaranteed smile - or a Yes! send one of these cheery balloons! I cannot wait to make someone's day.

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Photos: Bonjour Balloon

24 Sep
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I'm always a huge fan of typography art...so I simply adore this custom wedding vow art by B is for Brown.

What a fun way to share what really brings you together...

It would be great to have a print that reminds me and my hubby that I pack the groceries and the car, The Notre Dame Fighting Irish &  Green Bay Packers are priority viewing during football season, we will always be adventurous, experiences are more valuable than things, birthdays are a big deal, be best friends...oh! we could fill a wall!

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I love the idea of putting these by your guest book at your wedding and then hanging in your new home!


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Photo credit: B is for Brown via Etsy

21 Sep

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Nothing gets me more excited than a new way to wear your monogram. And being type and font obsessed, this is a match made in heaven...letterpress pendants!

These pendants were actually salvaged from the New York Center for Book Arts and have been cast, plated and hung to create the most beautiful and unexpected pendants.

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I adore all of Erica Weiner's designs and originally stumbled upon her creations at one of my favorite neighborhood shops, Patina. Visiting her storefront in NYC is definitely on my to-do-list next time I'm in the Big Apple.


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19 Sep

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I feel like I've been hoarding cake stands lately...and this must be added to my collection. I'm weak in the knees for these!

Vessel and Wares on Etsy has the sweetest, most adorable custom ceramics. Ruffles. Cupcake stands. Swoon.

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And the color options are spot-on.

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What a great gift...and the perfect accent to any dessert table! love.


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16 Sep

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Statement necklaces are continuing to make a statement.

And this bold vintage bridal bib necklace from All Things Tinsel in all white is no exception. In my mind, you can never go wrong with big enamel flowers brooches - especially when they are coupled with an eclectic group of pearls and rhinestones to create one-of-a-kind statement pieces.

Vintage beauty.


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14 Sep


I love my camera...but I also really heartPinkmy camera strap! As with everything, I like to make it my own - and this strap was calling my name.

Capturing Couture has cool and varied collections of straps - even for wristlets, extended lengths and guitars!

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New Fall Collections are coming soon...the perfect gift for your favorite photog (or yourself!)


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11 Sep

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This is truly what I said out loud when I saw this stunning knitted creation. And then, where do I get it?!?

Amy Lawrence Knitted Designs on Etsy may be some of the coolest accessories this fall.

The color palette. The detail. Brilliant.

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06 Sep

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Anyone who knows me, knows I LOVE pillows. Especially those that are unique and personalized. I believe you can never have too many! And to me, pillows are often art & keepsakes - in addition to comfy-cozy.

Truly, Madly, Deeply is one of my favorites phrases. Passion in the simplest yet most romantic terms.

Ideal gift (even to yourself...you deserve it!) Check out more of the vintage-inspired designs by Betsy Jarvis on Etsy. 


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05 Sep

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Hey Foxy! Move over hedgehogs, could foxes be the new owls?!?!

Woodland creatures are definitely showing up everywhere this fall but it seems the fox may be the IT critter of furry friends this season.

American designer Tory Burch has fully embraced Mr. Fox as the sly little trickster dots everything from shoes to accessories to sweaters. Her velvet fox slippers had me at the grosgrain ribbon on the fox's ear heartPink...I couldn't wait to get my hands on these!

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 Tory isn't the only one sweet on foxes...

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I love the touch of whimsy this character brings while at the same time a bit of preppy - even regal.

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 Nothing sums up this trending little critter better than this line from the film, The Fantastic Mr. Fox:

Mrs. Fox: You know, you really are...fantastic.

Mr. Fox: I try.

Yes, Mr. Fox, I feel you are quite fantastic too!


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04 Sep

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Holy Sugar Rush! These are sweets with swagger.

Vintage Confections took my breath away when I saw their lollies that truly looked too good to eat! Definite conversation starters.

Martha Stewart and BRIDES dig them too with recent features in their publications. And Dylan Lauren even had them at her bridal shower! 

It's so fantastic how they can customize them perfectly for your wedding - or celebration. Theme, color, monogram, size...

Here's a sampling of some of my faves in their Etsy shop. 

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Perfect as favors or even table numbers! I think I need to have a party! So cool. So Willy Wonka.


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Photo credit: Vintage Confections via Etsy


02 Sep

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I recently stumbled across Delezhen on Etsy and I am SO HAPPY I did! 

Delezhen has stunning handmade jewelry featuring vibrant, faceted natural stones. The design is simple and sweet and my favorite part is the hand stamped leaves with personalization.

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The bridesmaid sets are the perfect gift and accessory for your best girls!

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Photo credit: Delehzen via Etsy

29 Aug

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I heartBlue this sash. I think this would be adorable for a wedding party!

Lulu's Upcycling Lounge. The name alone has a cool vibe - and knowing Lulu personally, she and her upcycled products do not disappoint. I am a huge fan of her necktie clutches too!

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She is a vendor at the upcoming Junk Bonanza and her products are showing up in boutiques around the country!

She is always coming up with new and different ways to fashion repurposed and upcycled materials so check out her site and Facebook page. Good stuff.


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