Fashion Friday: Holiday Dressing For All Ages with Halsbrook

I am psyched to introduce you to a new online shop I just discovered, Halsbrook. It’s unique in that I really feel like all ages can shop here (I know that you guys range in age from your 20’s to your 70’s, so this kind of source is so wonderful for those who like this blog!)  The aesthetic is sort of Kate Middleton meets Audrey Hepburn meets Jackie O.  Kinda perfect, right?  They approached me about becoming an EOS sponsor and I was thrilled.  I think their collection is high quality, tightly edited and refreshingly classic (with an edge).  So I put together some holiday looks from their shop to share today in hopes that inspires you in your dressing this season.

I love this look (and have that necklace on it’s way to me as I type!)  Comfortable and classic but with fun touches in the accessories. Oh and did I mention this trench not only has a leopard lining but also a zip in FLEECE lining for when it’s rainy AND cold? Genius (also available in tan).
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Trench // Necklace // Sweater // Pants // Loafers // Bag

This dress is STUNNING. Like, truly stunning.  And paired with big statement earrings and a smokey eye is absolute perfection for a fancy holiday fete.

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Dress // Earrings // Fur Stole // Clutch // Eye Kit // Heels

Felix Doolittle Giveaway!

Felix Doolittle has become an EOS holiday staple gift source, which delights me to no end as they are a darling local Newton, MA based company that creates beautiful illustrated paper goods (also, Oprah named them “her favorite stationery” too so, you know, there’s THAT).  This year we feature them again, not only because so many of you loved them too, but also because they have new items available this season perfect for gifting (and also, because I love supporting small businesses like this!)

One of the new items they have are larger 16″ x 20″ art prints of Felix’s watercolors.  I can’t get over how gorgeous they are, and I was so interested to find out about Felix Fu’s story behind his amazing talent.  His passion for drawing began as a youngster growing up in Hong Kong where to be appointed a provincial government official in China, the candidate had to excel in painting, calligraphy, and poetry– Felix’s grandfather was one such an official. But as generations and the local culture changed, Felix’s continued love of drawing and the arts was not encouraged, especially as he often chose to draw instead of concentrating on the lesson at hand in school, or later, drawing instead of doing his homework. He kept his drawings small so they could be easily hidden by a cupped hand.  And his love of painting and drawing in small scale grew from there!  So now painting on an 8′ x 10″ sheet of paper feels absolutely HUGE to him!
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Here are some of the large prints on a wall!

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Sponsor Welcome: Petite Vigogne

I am happy to introduce one of our new sponsors today, Petite Vigogne, a luxury baby bedding company started by Kathy Boyanovich, former Director of Product Development at Ralph Lauren.   Specializing in high end items crafted of fine Peruvian pima cotton and baby alpaca fleece, these beautiful pieces make special gifts for those expecting or a special treat for a new arrival!
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Fashion Friday: British Style with Joules

Joules is a British brand that has been making its way into my closet (and Henry’s) over the past year. I first heard about them when I saw Erika Powell wearing one of their adorable Cowdray button collar sweatshirts on her blog a long time ago. Then my mom became a huge fan of those same sweatshirts (currently limited in inventory online- but they always seem to bring back new colors and styles of it) and then I got one. And now I’ve expanded past just that beloved item into other pieces from them. As for Henry, well there is just so much cuteness in the baby section (and all of it really well made) that it’s hard to not order everything. And today I have a great excuse to do just that as Joules is offering my readers 20% off all full-priced items with the code ELEMENTS(ends Oct 31st@)!!!  Here are some of my favorite items:

I have this poncho and love it- perfect for fall, super warm and not itchy- I actually wore it just like this with a striped tee underneath. This plaid tweed coat is another awesome fall piece that is great for layering- ladylike but with menswear influence.
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Bookmark These! Etsy Shops I’m Loving

I try not to give away all my best sources, but sometimes you just gotta share.  It’s so hard to find exactly what you want on Etsy due to the massive amount of shops available- so here are some of my favorite shops to look at for great home decor and accessory options.  From vintage rugs to fine furniture and incredible original art- there is so much to love about Etsy! CLICK IMAGES FOR LINKS.

I’ve been doing TONS of shopping on Etsy for rugs lately- here are a few shops I’ve used!

Old Vin Shop:
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