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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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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”

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A Trip to Goat Hill Fair


Twice a year a once small antique and vintage show in Santa Cruz County, California is held, now in a much larger venue with a lot more dealers and a lot more great finds. Located on the Central California coast we are unique in that we have both the beach and a rich agricultural community, this evokes the style of California Country and Shabby Chic. Although my personal style leans more toward Hollywood Regency and Palm Beach Chic, this Fall show is especially fun since most of the dealers have festive holiday displays. This show really kicks off the holiday season for me. Continue reading “A Trip to Goat Hill Fair”