FASHION FRIDAY: SEEKING SPRING WITH HALSBROOK

I am so over the cold. Have I said that too many times on a Friday Fashion post? Maybe it’s because I want to light every sweater and pair of boots in my closet ON FIRE right now. I’m so sick of everything. I’m actually pondering doing a cut throat closet clean-out (like, a Marie Kondo-on-steriods kind of edit) before springtime and either having a big tag sale at my office to raise money for charity or something. What do you guys think?

Anyways, even though I know I wouldn’t be able to wear a lot of this until spring, I partnered with longtime EOS supporter Halsbrook for a post today in which I styled five springtime outfits that would make me very happy to wear.  Classic, Audrey-Meets-Jackie- Meets-Kate Middleton kind of outfits, which is what I think if when I think of Halsbrook.  Plus they are currently having their Friends & Family sale so everything is 20% off (except for those notated with a * which are part of their Essentials Collection)! So if you live in warmer climates, congrats to you for being smarter than me, and you can probably rock these right now!  For those of us suffering in our dirty puffy coats and Uggs— there is hope. There is always hope.

1. // 2. // 3.* // 4. // 5.* // 6. (I ordered- obsessed) // 7. (made from antique rugs!)

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Talking Rugs With Old New House!

Old New House is one of my favorite resources for antique and vintage rugs online and is a great sponsor of EOS (what I call a perfect pairing!).  Given the popularity of these rugs in design right now, I thought it would be helpful to do a little interview with the owners, Melissa and Dave, about these rugs and what the different styles are, how to care for them and what to look for. Oh, and BONUS–they are giving EOS readers a discount of 20% using code ERINGATES. Good for all of 2018! If you are a designer, they have a new trade program too which you can sign up for to receive even deeper discounts! Contact them here and request info on the trade program!

Here are some examples of different styles you can find on their site:

Vintage Oushak Carpet:

Distressed Oushak Runner:

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Fashion Vs. Interiors: Spring Trends with Nordstrom

I haven’t done one of these posts in a while, but when Nordstrom reached out about partnering on a spring trends post, I thought it would be the perfect time to finally bring this kind of post back!  I went through some interiors trends and coordinated them with great items from Nordstrom that echo the sentiment- proof positive that fashion and interiors are linked arm in arm!

Blue Chinoiserie Paper OR Mules?

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Unique Home Gifts with eBay!

While your shopping may be close to finished, I wanted to share some amazing home accent gifts (for yourself, perhaps, after all that shopping and prepping for the holidays) I found on eBay. Yes, eBay! Some new (they have lots of brand new items for sale), lots antique, and all interesting, affordable and unique. I love gifting vintage home items to others any time of year- it really shows that you spent time looking and also that you understand their style and interests. From a vintage book, to a tiny oil painting or perhaps a chic set of brass candlesticks or gorgeous glassware! There are so many amazing finds I’m certain you can find something for anyone on your list (some that will ship in time for Xmas too!)
eBay was a pioneer in the online vintage shopping realm, and a source I have been visiting again more often these days (in fact, I just bought an amazing leather skirt while doing this post!) Click on the images below for sources and happy hunting!

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Felix Doolittle Holiday Card Giveaway!

With all the stuff to do this holiday season I thought it might be nice to handle the whole holiday card thing for two lucky readers!  Felix Doolittle, longtime sponsor and one of my favorite stationery shops here in Boston, is giving away to two lucky readers, 6 boxes of holiday cards and 2 sets of personalized return labels)!  Cross that off your list!

They just introduced panoramic return labels, but the classic ones are great too! So many to choose from!

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