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happy holi-daze gift guide: one for you, one for me...

i hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it actually is the gift that counts. let's be honest, no one is interested in the thought behind a flavored ham of the month club. and if you think that i could use anything at all that is sold exclusively on television at three o'clock in the morning, please think again. the wrong gift can turn a perfectly functional family gathering into the following: twelve accounts payable, eleven assigned seats, ten crocodile tears, nine family feuds, eight sucker punches, seven binge eaters, six sibling rivalries, five intoxicated confessions, four kissing cousins, three surprise engagements, two new chefs [who made the potato salad?], and a raw turkey to eat. i've compiled a lovely list of gift ideas guaranteed to bring only peace, love, and joy. i am wishing you all so much bliss and many blessings this holiday season.

smith & cult:

row one: bitter buddhist | gay ponies dancing in the snow | kings & thieves | vegas post apocalyptic | stockholm syndrome | row two: shattered souls | honey hush | bridge and tunnel | row three: fauntleroy | tenderoni | ghost edit | feathers & flesh


shrug open wave | large knit cowl | arm warmers peek-a-boo elbow | infinity rays | woven shawl

the pairabirds:

flower crown silhouette art print (001) | flower crown silhouette art print (002) | flower natural hair silhouette art print (003)floral hair bun silhouette art print (004)


saco de papel in cork  | saco de papel in glacier | saco de papel in ice | saco de papel in froze |
saco de papel in off white

emm kuo:

baller cardholder | girlboss cardholder | hustler cardholder | swagger cardholder

jennet liaw:

stay humble/hustle hard print

malvi marshmallow confections:

raspberry hibiscus | vanilla salted caramel | spiked espresso | chocolate | peppermint chocolate

sucre shop:

holiday wishes scoops | holiday wishes spoons | woodsy forks | spread joy knives | christmas fair isle forks | christmas fair isle scoops


pentahedron coasters | geometric coasters | cube coasters

old tom foolery:

happy holidays h-62 | christmas cc-36 | christmas cc-35

karolin schnoor:

cactus | wall calendar 2015


be well | wake up | calm down | get happy | get it on

vice & velvet:

christmas tree soap – berry pudding | christmas tree soap – candy cane | christmas tree soap – punch

puma x solange – wild wonders:

puma x solange disc collection swirls | puma x solange disc collection triangles | puma x solange suede classic

erin robinson:

erin robinson's holiday greeting cards are sold in an assortment of twelve in her etsy shop.

photography + image credits: all photography and artwork provided courtesy of the respective brand, company, or artist. thank you – smith & cult | DeNada | the pairabirds x tabitha bianca brown | adaism | emm kuo | jennet liaw | malvi marshmallow confections | sucre shop | koromiko | old tom foolery | karolin schnoor | PLANT | vice & velvet | puma | erin robinson


[en]joy: alphabet bags.

alphabet bags are typography intensive canvas totes that transition seamlessly from the beach to the local summer concert series. from the book fair to the farmer's market, alphabet bags are an on the go collection of handwritten notes, bold statements, and graphic text messages. and if for some odd reason you reserve your opinions for only those who request them, the company also offers coin purses and pouches. whether your voice is a piercing scream or a faint whisper, alphabet bags will say what you mean.

totes shown: let's get lost | ok! | keep smiling | let the good times roll | make the most of it | ring – gold | canvas pouch – i do | seaside – natural | seaside – navy | beautiful day | wish you were here | a to z – black | hello sunshine | here comes the sun | heart – red | heart – gold | ampersand – natural | ampersand – black

[photography provided courtesy of alphabet bags.]


[en]joy: mar y sol.

effective branding is crucial to establishing an introduction that initially sets a company apart. mar y sol has established an identity that doesn't alter when trends do. a collaborative effort with artisans in madagascar, mar y sol is an accessories brand constructed by raw materials that are sourced responsibly. the collection is a hand crafted mission to bring traditional craftsmanship to the global marketplace while offering local families economic independence. the bold color and intricate detail make these pieces timeless. the vision of empowerment makes them so much more.

styles featured: remy braided clutch | opal appliqué clutch | ariel ombre clutch | havana striped carryall

[photography provided courtesy of mar y sol.]


reel talk. xoxo...joy.

even though i don't participate in the school of thought that greatness is determined by votes and awards, i watched the oscars last night. i have a personal conflict with accolades creating purpose and acknowledgment being the road to promise. internal struggles aside, the artistry involved in character study connects us on the most basic level – pure raw emotion. the subject matter runs the gamut of intensity. it is confrontational, hilarious, and inspiring. film depicts the love, the life, and the loss that defines the human experience.

write your own script and pick your co-stars carefully. the reward is in your personal pursuit of bliss.


[photography provided courtesy of baggu. // editor's note: the painted face baggu pouch mirrors the duality of the comedy vs. tragedy masks of the performing arts. pouch shown in blushing black, sunglasses nutmeg, blushing nutmeg, and sunglasses black.]


gifted: dogeared.

i can still hear my mother warning the junior high version of myself – "don't wear your feelings on your sleeves!" she was adamant that no one should ever know what joy builds me and what despair breaks me. that's entirely too much power for someone else to have. dogeared has a different approach to expressing what lies beneath. they showcase words to live by via cotton canvas totes, inspired charms, and an entire range of accessories that are literal statement pieces. treat yourself to some self reflection.

charms shown: xoxo | live in love | be the change | free spirit | create peace | karma

photography provided courtesy of dogeared.

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