Holiday Prep: Christmas Cards

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

It's that time of the year again! Christmas is just around the corner and my holiday prep is in full swing. Just placed an order this morning for our new Christmas tree {finally a big one!} garlands and wreaths. Cannot wait to start decorating!

Christmas cards are one of my favorite parts of the holiday season. I love both getting them and sending them. To me, they represent the wrap up of another fabulous year. I always spend a lot of time deciding on the perfect design. For our first year I sent a wedding themed card since we were newlyweds, on year two the theme was our new home which we purchased last March, and this year I can pick just about anything! With so many options, I was thrilled to see Basic Invites actually sends you personalized samples, the best way to experiment with different textures, colors and designs. They have over 500 options to create Christmas cards!

Aside from the wonderful selection in Holiday picture cards, here are some of my favorite features of Basic Invite:

Color Customization - Their service allows customers almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. Once you select a design you can change the color of each element on the card to over 180 different color options, so you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it down to the littlest detail. 

Colored Envelopes - You choose from over 40 different colors when it comes to envelopes so that they can make your card stand out even before it is opened. Envelopes are peel and seal {such a time saver!}.

Free Address Printing
- They offer this amazing address capturing service that allows customers to simply share a link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other form of social media to request their friends and family’s addresses which will be stored in the customer’s account and can then be selected during the design process, best of all, address printing is free!

If you are a business,  they also offer a selection of Business Christmas cards as well. And right now you can get 30% off any Christmas card order with the code holi30

My plan is to get my Christmas cards ordered, get all my gift wrap needs done and knock 8 gifts on my list before the month ends. There is no better feeling than crossing things off my Christmas to do list. 


*Thank you Basic Invite for partnering up with me for this post. 

Indigo Silk Jumpsuit

Friday, October 12, 2018

HATCH is one of those brands I came across accidentally while perusing on Instagram. I immediately fell in love with the flowy looks and simple fabrics “but it is a maternity line and I am not pregnant.” I told myself. Until I went to their actual website and discovered their moto is to create long lasting pieces for before, during and after pregnancy…score! I partnered up with them and selected this gorgeous indigo silk jumpsuit that can we worn year round. I wore this outfit last night to grab dinner with my husband and will be styling it a bit different on Saturday night to go out. It is the most comfortable piece I own and the silk is quite substantial and thick so the shape of the jumpsuit remains intact while is being worn. When I was selecting my size I considered sizing down since I am not expecting but I went with their size guide and turned out perfect. Now I find myself scouting their website weekly to see what’s new. So many adorable choices!

Happy Friday! I hope you have a lovely weekend!

xx, N.

Raven + Lily Silk Pants

Friday, October 5, 2018

Pants // Sweater {similar} // Shoes // Earrings

Olive green is one of those colors you can treat as a neutral and wear year-round. The same applies to silk fabrics and relaxed cuts which makes these Raven + Lily pants the perfect piece to splurge on. Have you shopped there yet? {they are online!} It is one of my favorite local boutiques;  focused on empowering women and fair trade. They have the most beautiful shop at The Domain along with a new co-working space for women. I went in there to peruse a week after the space opened and LOVED the set up and relaxed atmosphere. The girls at the shop are also incredibly sweet and helpful. Already eyed a couple things I'll be getting as Christmas gifts. 

While checking out he new space, I picked up these silk pants because I could immediately think of 3 outfits to create {my shopping golden rule}. I paired it here with my favorite purchase from last fall, my Vince cotton sweater and my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE purchase of Fall 2018, my Gucci loafers. I've been seriously wearing them 4 times a week since I got them. I'm in love.  

Happy Friday and ACL Weekend! Hope you all have fun things planned. 

xx, N. 

Printed Dress + Wool Sneakers

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Dress // Sneakers // Bag {similar} // Lipstick

With temperatures cooling off and the promise of crisp days, I'm ready to put my sandals away until next summer and start rocking fall shoes. While boots and flats are my go-to's during the week, sneakers are my favorite shoe to wear on weekends. I have a white pair and a gold pair that I wear to death, so while choosing my next one I went with a color I've been wearing a lot of lately, navy blue. 

These Sperry wool sneakers are perfect for fall and winter, fabric is super soft and the boiled wool look is very chic. They come in navy, burgundy and gray.  They do run a bit big so I recommend you size down half a size. I also love the leopard printed sneakers, such a fun design! 

Some of my favorite blogs have been featuring a lot of lace-less sneakers and I'm totally loving the easy vibe. I was looking at a classic black leather {they also come in navy} or even a soft gray or blue. These would be perfect for travel as you can easily take them off and put them back on during a long flight. 

What's your favorite weekend shoe? 

xx, Nicole

*Thank you Reward Style and Sperry for partnering up with me for this post. 

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