Minted.com Giveaway | It’s not too late to order cards!

Holiday cards were such a thing in my family when I was growing up. My mom would plan our whole photo… Scheduling the photographer, picking the location in our home, outfits for the five of us, what pets would be joining in, etc. And then my dad would write the greeting inside, usually in the form of a poem. (And he’s a veterinarian, not a writer. They are seriously hilarious!) Our collection of family Christmas cards over the years is honestly my most prized possession… I love how you can see the physical changes in each of us kids from year to year, and get of glimpse of what life was like that year from my dad’s synopsis. It was never the holidays without our family Christmas card playing a big part of it!

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Gift Guide || Monograms

I’m fairly certain I would monogram just about anything. Sweatersjewelrybags and totessheets and pillowcasestowelsBarbour jacketsscarvescollared shirtsstriped shirtsdecor, you name it. (Heck, I just ordered JRS for my new license plates.) I love how a monogram adds a little something extra to any piece, especially a gift. When it comes to gifting, it shows that you put a little bit of extra time and thought into it, rather than just picking something up last minute, you know? Whether it’s his or her initials or a full name, pretty much everything is better with a monogram. When it comes to personalized pieces, most of them are made to order so it takes a little bit of extra shipping and handling time! Make sure to get your monogrammed gifts placed early (like, this week!) so you don’t run into a rush shipping, not-going-to-make-it-by-Christmas-situation down the road.

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Blue Bon-Bons

It doesn’t get much more festive than fair isle! Fair isle sweaters are my favorite to wear this time of year… Perfect for the holidays, great for ski trips, and just right for a cozy night in, too. When I saw this one in my favorite color combo, navy blue and white, I knew I needed to add another to my collection! While I typically save my statement earrings for party dresses and going out looks, I couldn’t resist wearing my new bon-bon earrings with this sweater. They match perfectly! And we all know I love a good matchy-matchy look.

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Scarf & Sweater Weather

Another outfit from my trip to Napa in October! (See the other one here!) Better late than never, right? Being gone the entire month of November has me playing catch up in a major way. Yikes! Pass the coffee, s’il vous plaît.

It was a quick weekend trip, but we managed to pack a lot in! (Thanks to Victoria‘s perfect planning!) I promise I’ll share our itinerary soon. Pinky swear, even… Hopefully by the end of the week! Speaking of travel content… I have SO MUCH coming your way over the coming weeks and months. Amsterdam, Iceland, Japan, Hong Kong, more from London, Paris, and Italy… Let me know if you’re planning a trip in the near future and I’ll make sure to get those destinations up first!

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