Holiday Gift Guide: Personalized Picks

The holiday season is here once again and we're beginning to see invitations to celebrations, get-togethers, and events start to fill our mailboxes and calendars. This is the season of gift giving and there's nothing more special than a gift that's got their name all over it...literally. Personalized gifts are always a thoughtful and unique choice that's sure to delight! Over the years, I've gifted pieces to friends and family that were chosen with a specific place, memory, or individual in mind. It's always fun to see your name or a special moment on something. I've included some of my top picks below to help you cross a few off your list! 


5 Ways to Show Gratitude This Week

Happy Thanksgiving week! What I enjoy most about this holiday, aside from good food and investing time with friends and family, is that it causes us to pause for a moment and think about the value of gratitude. It's easy to rush along with business as usual, keeping our schedules packed with things to do and places to go, but I encourage you to take some time this week to incorporate the simple practice of gratitude into your life. See what happens when we place a little more focus on being thankful, enjoying our many blessings, and simply acknowledging the beauty in living. Where to begin? Here's a few ideas to get you started...

1. Send a card or handwritten to someone to let them know you're thinking of/appreciate them. 

2. Do a random act of kindness for someone each day leading up to Thanksgiving!

3. At the end of the day, instead of scrolling on social media, make a list of a few things you're grateful for. 

4. Donate some food to your local food pantry to help someone in need. 

5. Give someone a (sincere) compliment. 

Holiday Classic with JORD

Shop My Look: | women's wooden watch

It's time for the holiday season once again, and that means all kind of fun things like entertaining, gift guides, decor, and festive fashion! I decided to kick things off a little early this year with a fun collaboration with JORD Watches. To be honest, I wasn't a consistent watch wearer for quite some time; however, I've been trying to cultivate that habit once again, so I've been looking for a piece that would be unique, versatile, and most of all comfortable. When JORD asked to collaborate, I immediately researched their mission and beautiful timepieces to see if it would be something I could see myself wearing. I love their perspective on time which says, 

"The value of a watch is not in being able to tell how much time has passed, but in being aware of the need to make that time count. Moments are bigger than minutes and your watch should tell more than time...We make our watches for people who don't just have somewhere to be, they have somewhere to go."

We all want to live a fulfilling, exciting, adventurous life, right?? Not simply rushing from place to place, but going and making special moments and memories along the way. The idea of making moments count and fully embracing the adventure of living life to the fullest is something I've written about frequently on here and have been doing a lot of thinking about recently, so I was instantly captivated with the brand, not to mention the stunning quality and design of their exceptional wooden watches. My everyday look tends to incorporate dainty jewelry or gold pieces, so the Frankie 35 in Zebrawood & Champagne fit beautifully with my wardrobe. In addition to garnering many compliments and inquiries, this cool watch also comes in beautiful cedar packaging, complete with sizing and custom engraving options, making it perfect for gifting this holiday season! I love the idea of gifting someone with a classic, luxury piece that is not only stylish, but also highly functional. JORD has a great selection of both men's and women's watches, making it a special and unique gift option that's definitely going to be on my list of gifts I'm giving this year! JORD and I have teamed up to give you an exclusive reader discount (in addition to free worldwide shipping) so you can give the gift of moments to someone special this season through a beautiful wooden watch. (p.s. Hurry! This code is only good until Dec. 19th! Get that holiday shopping done early!)

Wooden Wrist Watch

City Lights


It's so much fun to explore and try new things. Adventure and challenging creative limits is part of what makes life so exciting. With this particular shoot we tried something different than my typical style posts and had a great time doing it.  Rooftop sunsets are so beautiful, especially as the seasons begin to change, bringing a soft violet glow and rich evening light that sparkled across the cityscape at dusk.

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Cranberry & Leopard Print

I've been enjoying all the rich hues and luxe textures that come with fall clothing, and although it is simple, this outfit had no shortage of both. The pretty crisscross detail on this silky top added just enough interest, and when paired with high waisted velvet skinnies, it transitions from day to night seamlessly. Also, cheetah and leopard prints have been everywhere this season, from fun accessories, to dresses and shoes, this trend is certainly having a moment. Leopard loafers are a fun and practical way to incorporate the trend into your work or play wardrobe.

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