She’s On The Nice-List

For the girl who has everything, I’ve pulled my must-haves for the girl who’s always got your back. Office stationary, notebooks, statement jewelry & cosmetics or a fun, cozy polka-dot sweater… there’s ALWAYS something sweet to put in her stocking for Christmas morning! Click around to find something fitting for your besty(ies) – Santa’s only a few sleeps away!!

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1. Bodum 8-cup French Press $59.95
2. Madewell Eyewear $169
3. iPhone 5S in Gold
4. Work-it Honey Pillow Cover $28
5. ‘I’m allergic to mornings’ Coffee Mug $24
6. Gem Drop Earings $8.00
7. Kate Spade Journal Set $38
8. Polka-dot Sweater $30.98
9. Dior Holiday Lacquer $53.28
10. JCrew Statement Necklace
11. Limited Edition Lavish Luxe Gold Brush Set $26.99
12. Gold Acrylic Stapler $24
13. Kate Spade Box Card Set $25 available at ShopbyMonika
14. NARS Eye Paint $25
15. YSL  Mascara Volume Effect $30

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

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