New Years Eve Festivity Prep {DIY}

Time for one last evening of 2011 {tomorrow}, can't quite believe it.

No matter what your plans are to ring in 2012, every gathering could have more easy {and often sparkly} DIY projects and ideas.  These are some of my faves...

even make your own party blowers...

these from here would be easy to do and super cute chic....

These are perfect for us, our last name is often shortened to "Pop"...

gorgeous via Skinnypurse on pinterest {although maybe a little late to order for NYE, this would be a lovely transition into 2012, rock the navy}

with these, hematite, copper, or gold, hard to decide, all great with navy...

or maybe your NYE is more like this and this...

May you find festiveness in whatever your evening entails...

Happy NYE's eve.



What kind are you?...

Checkout our earring collection to see what kind of person you may be...we are celebrating 10 days to go until Christmas with a little earring sale and a few new additions to the collection.

Our earring sale will end Dec 16th.  Order by then to receive by Christmas Eve.

Happy Thursday.



Festive Fashion {no. 3}

One of the best parts about working as a team is that it's two different people with differing ideas, styles, thoughts, concepts, etc. It is so fun to collaborate with someone else who has a different eye than you! This is why KP (as I like to call her) and I have so much fun working together!

Here is her (much more stylish) version of the Christmas Parade/Tree Lighting outfit. How perfectly those earrings pair for the winter season!

here's the skinny on the goods:
Brittany's fabulous Swarovski crystal earrings // Kelsi dagger fanetta in black // anthropologie coat // gloves by elde {via etsy} // seven for all mankind "roxanne" skinny jeans

Have you been out to a Christmas Parade? Did your outfit include Lucia K.? Send us pics!

enjoy the festivities!
ali {for lucia k.}


because we don't have a chimney...

For my 3 year old who wanted to know how Santa was going to come to our home if we didn't have a chimney.  Thank you pinterest for this fun idea and new tradition in our home, not only will we leave out milk & cookies, & carrots, & red kale  {for the reindeer of course!} - but now a key for Santa on the porch.

More Christmas decor pictures to come.

Happy Monday.



festive fashion {no. 2}

Can I preface by saying that I have a weakness for: beanies, fingerless gloves, puffy vests, and hoods. So this outfit is almost my everyday and I realize that it may not translate to the rest of you. :) Kirsty, among her million other projects found some awesome faux fur and is in process of making some amazing vests... {these are things I really wish I could pull off as brilliantly as she does}.

So imagine your heading to the bitter cold for a tree lighting event or a Christmas parade with the in-laws or the extended family. You still want to stay stylish, but warmth is a real priority. Sometimes so many layers limits the jewelry you can wear, but not for this. How perfect would the new Jessica hoops look peaking out from underneath that hand knit beanie...I know right?!? You really can't go wrong with these hoops, perfect for casual holiday parade OR with your favorite LBD.

In a few days we'll post Kirsty's version of the Christmas tree lighting/parade faux fur and all, but without delay, check out my version for a cold winter night...

here's the skinny on the goods: 
charcoal warmth for your head brought to you by: COAL headwear
Coral fingerless for the perfect punch of color brought to you by: Middlegrays (etsy)
Madewell does make things well, like this cornflower button down
one ahhhhmazing hoodie thanks to J.CREW
the perfect go-to: Jessica hoops from {yours truly}
Loving the skinny cords that are in like this navy version from AG
and two of my favorites, the Venus puffer from Marmot (every pacific northwestern girl needs one)
and Sorel boots, comfortable, warm, weather proof!

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I should mention...this outfit would also be perfect for a photo shoot of you and your crew as you cut down your very own tree in the woods...just be sure to go before it starts raining {if you live in PNW}

happy tree hunting, lighting, celebrating!

Ali {for Lucia K.}