So my birthday AND Hanukah both fall out in December – making this month all about me, of course.
Here’s my list of recent fave purchases, along with some items I would love to receive (maybe you would too?)!
Crushed: I’m a wee bit obsessed with scarves, which I blame completely on my scarf-obsessed daughter. I’ve amassed quite the collection, but my hands-down favorite (and the one I get the most compliments on by far) is this one:
It’s from Lil Fox Shoppe and it’s ENORMOUS (8 feet!) – which is exactly what I was looking for. Hand knit, beautifully packaged and a great price for the size, material and quality.
Crushing: I whizzed past Pip-Squeak Chapeau at Renegade Craft Fair last month, but made a mental note to check them out, pronto. I love the mix of luxe materials executed in the most effortless-looking pieces. Very French, I think. I pretty much want everything on the site but am seriously crushing on this shirt:
Crushed: I’ve had the same watch for years – a chunky men’s metal number – and it was time (sorry) for a change. I still love a large-ish watch, and prefer men’s styles to women’s, but I wanted something more streamlined. I saw this beauty from Daniel Wellington on Hey Natalie Jean’s Instagram feed, and used her discount code (HOLIDAY_HEYNATALIEJEAN) to order!
Crushing: As I’ve shared, my taste in jewelry runs from minimal to – well, nothing at all. So a simple metal cuff is just my thing. Like these bracelets by Coordinates:
The clean design incorporates coordinates of your choosing – perfect if you don’t want to go all Angelina on yourself. You could commemorate your birthplace (or that of a loved one), where you got married/engaged/had your first kiss – the possibilities are as endless as they are personal. Onyx & Blush has them, along with about a bajillion other well-priced, unique pieces (you know, if you’re like most normal females who love jewelry….).
Crushed: I know, another bag – but I’ve had my eye on FEED bags for a while now, and what better time than the holidays to make a purchase that also does so much good?
FEED’s mission is to create quality products that help feed the world. A set donation is built into the cost of each product, whose impact is signified by a stenciled number. This bag will provide two children with school meals for one year.
Crushing: Still cursing Ellen for ever introducing me to Forestbound. Oh, do I want one of these bags. Forestbound uses exclusively found and salvaged textiles to create a line of durable, utilitarian tote bags that are like nothing I’ve ever seen. Take this one, for example (sadly, sold out):
Worn-in canvas salvaged from a WWII era US military duffel bag has been reworked into a perfect carryall. Printing from the original canvas has been incorporated into the tote, and the variation of color of the fabric is the result of 70+ years of natural wear and aging.
So. Much. Awesomeness.
What’s on your wish list this year?
Want more? Check out my “Crushed/Crushing” Pinterest board for all of my favorite finds!