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Friday Flair: Modern Malachite


I follow a lot of trends, but I also go with what my heart and soul are drawn to. It doesn’t matter that it might have gotten popular a few years ago or that it might not make a real comeback for a few more years. If you have seen my Living Room Christmas decor you will quickly realize I am having a renewed love affair with all things neoclassical. I was really into it early on in my 20’s and was always a huge fan of Ballard Designs who carried a lot of these types of items back in the 1990s. Well on that note, I think Malachite fits right in with my Black, White, and Gold ornate motifs! Continue reading “Friday Flair: Modern Malachite”

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Friday Flair: Black Watch Tartan


Tartan plaids are about as classic as they come and this time of year is definitely when we start to re-embrace them. As much as I love the classic red patterns, my favorite has to be the Black Watch Tartan with it’s Black, Hunter Green, and Navy combination.

For apparel, I think this combo is the easiest to integrate into our wardrobes from top to bottom since it has so many neutral qualities. Whether you pair it with denim for a casual look or with black or navy for a work look you will always look stylish and original.

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Advent Calenders


I think most of us who celebrate Christmas, grew up with an advent calendar of some kind. The most popular have always been the ones you can pick up a the grocery store that have a piece of milk chocolate for each day leading up to Christmas Day. I had these later on as a young girl, but I also had one that was a little wooden dowel tree that had little presents that I got to open each day (Scandinavian in style as that is how my mom has decorated over the years).

This Thursday is December 1st, so it will be time to put up your advent calendar no matter if you buy a store bought one, or create one yourself. I’ve selected a few adorable advent calendars that you can create yourself if you are in a crafty mood! Continue reading “Advent Calenders”

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Friday Flair: Gilded Gifts


I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! I hope not too many of you are out fighting the crowd’s on this Black Friday. I will be out shopping, but my mom and I are going to a mall that definitely doesn’t get crazy, we are visiting Stanford Shopping Center in the Palo Alto area to window shop and “ooh and awe” over all of the high end goodies out there.

Since the holiday shopping season has officially begun, I wanted to share some gift ideas that I thought were really fun. I am still mad about gold, so I have focused on lovely gilded items. A lot of these items are quite reasonably priced, many items are also from Esty because I really like to patronize artisans and small businesses. Others are from major retailers we all love. I hope you find something for that special friend or family member in your life. Continue reading “Friday Flair: Gilded Gifts”