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I’ve been seeing a lot of tartan coming through my Pinterest and fashion emails, and I have to say, I’m in. Perhaps it has something to do with my Scotch Irish roots but I’ve always had a soft spot for plaid and I’m loving the options this season!
So here’s a little Tartan inspiration as you get your winter wardrobe in order…
First Row: Cropped Pants, $138. Satchel, $249.17. Shirt Dress, $67.99.
Second Row: Elbow Patch Cardigan, $32.99.
Third Row: Shirt, $88 (love the back detail!). Wellie Boots, $225 (or these, $80). Skirt, $62.19.
I could sure use the wellies today! It’s a rainy day here in our neck of the woods.
A trend in Amsterdam that I am definitely on board with is “High Wine.” The Dutch like to partake in the tradition of High Tea, but we soon began to see menus for High Wine, as well.
High Wine is pretty much a cross between High Tea and Happy Hour, but a little earlier and with a touch more sophistication. So it goes without saying that I could get a couple of friends together for a nice afternoon High Wine.
So call up your pals and invite them over for a little Sunday afternoon tipple. Here’s a round-up of a few Autumn inspired ideas for High Wine sips and snacks…
> Choose your wine, then…
> Make a Fabulous Cheese (& Meat) Board
> Don’t forget the Bacon Jam
> Or Pickeled Habanero Deviled Egg Spread on Cheesy Toast,
> And finally, add something sweet.
Subscription Boxes like Birch Box and The Fancy seem to be all the rage recently. And to be honest? I’m cool with that. In case you haven’t been keeping up, there are all sorts of companies popping up that will curate a box of goodies for you every month for a subscription fee.
They make fabulous gifts for others or perhaps a little pick-me-up for yourself each month.
I got my husband a t-shirt subscription a few years ago for Christmas. This year, he got me a subscription for Fancy Box and I love it. Each month I get a box full of goodies that range from beauty products to tech-y gear to fashion. My favorite items so far have been an awesome water bottle, a fancy new watch and a cool turquoise skull bead bracelet.
There are also some fabulous travel and craft related subscriptions out there. Here are a few of my favorites (besides my Fancy Box):
Whimsey Box // Get this, a box of craft supplies arrives on your doorstep every month and you come up with fun things to do with what you receive! Pretty paper, washi tape, fabric and more!!! The best thing about this concept? It’s very community driven so you can jump on their site after receiving your box for inspiration and instruction on things to do with your new craft supplies.
A Box From // Get samples of food, beauty, design and gadget-y products from a distant place each month. This company seems newer and has launched with A Box From Seoul (that is sold out), but I’m curious to see what will be next!
Try the World // Taste the delights and learn cultural tidbits about far off places without crossing your own welcome mat. This whimsical subscription speaks to my wandering soul. The company has launched with a box from Paris that sounds oh so tasty. I love the story of the couple that has launched the company.
Hammock Pack // Sometimes a trip just isn’t in the cards, but you have vacation days to burn. Hammock Pack is a subscription for staycation supplies. Each month has a different theme – some by far off city, some by activities such as Day Spa, Farmers Markets, and a few surprises in between.
Stitch Sampler Subscriptions / 3 / 6 / 12 Months // This year I’ve had a keen interest in improving my hand sewing, embroidery and stitching skills. I haven’t gotten too far yet with only so many hours in the day, but I thought this monthly stitching sampler kit would be a fun way to learn.
Until next time,