Black on Black

In a world filled with choices sometimes it’s just best to stick with simple sophistication – Black on Black that is. I love to start with a neutral palette + add in splashes of color for balance; during the winter month’s a deep red laquer or lipstain.

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1. Madewell Bien Fait Sweatshirt $75
2. Illesteva Leonard Matte Tortoise Shell Sunglasses $165
3. Clare Vivier Haircalf Fold Over Clutch $230
4. New York Times Stacked Tee $35
5. J.Crew Chevron Checker Hat $48.50
6. Polka Dot iPhone Cover $38 Available at Anthropologie
7. Nina Ricci Pom-Pom Flats $625
8. Jacqueline Brown Vera Necklace $208
9. Statement Piece
10. Holla Doormat $50
11. Amanda Catherine Designs Pencils $12
12. Cuyana Monogrammed Leather Tote $150, Available at Cuyana
13. Bodum  French Coffee Press $59.99
14. Chinti & Parker Cashmere ‘Love’ Sweater $613

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Send Love w/ Minted this Holiday Season

Only 2 more sleeps & it’s officially holiday party season! That means making a list & checking it twice, making sure all our most-cherished & celebrated loved ones receive a festive holiday invite in their mailbox. In our digitally-focused day in age, what’s more fun than snailmail?! So head over to minted.com & shop around for the perfit fit. Choose classic gold or festive red to ring in the new year! Afterall, entertaining starts with a good first impression – did I mention the best part? Not only are Minted’s (family-owned) designs top-notch & super cute, but they are printed on their signature thick & luxurious card stocks.

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Sunday also marks the countdown to Christmas!! Why not beat the crowd & tackle the first thing on your Christmas to-do’s by sending friends & family picture-perfect Christmas cards created exclusively by Minted’s independent designers. All your holiday stationary needs in one place! Visit Minted’s Design blog, Julep here.

Transitioning to BIG Things

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First of all, to those of you who continue to read my little blog – THANK YOU! And to those of you who have sent me little notes to keep going – you are my inspiration! Many new + exciting changes are beginning to take place & I couldn’t be happier about ALL of it! With that in mind, it has affected the volume of posts I am able to publish each month (however, soon to change). A firm believer in dreams bigger than myself, I’ve put a lot on my plate recently – all good, but all energy + time consuming. Besides pacing bustling Ad Agency halls from 9-5, I’m in the works of a top-secret re-branding project which I will explain more about in the next few months (!!!)

In other news… we’ve finally become home-owners! After months & months of hunting, we’ve finally found the perfect home! Everything is finalized + now the planning begins! It’s been so much fun to start dreaming of colour palettes, fabrics + furnishings – oh my! I am SO excited.

Moral of ALL this news is this  –  in life, we make  our own luck. Despite all the craziness & chaos that consumes our busy days, it’s important to never lose sight of your dreams & to fight to make them happen. Each day. Little by little. Progress is better than perfect! (Thank you Lara Casey for that one!)

Happy holiday long weekend!

Sydney XO