Our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Get him a warm sweater that will make him look like the most sophisticated person in the room. On sale for $34 (Bonus: love this one too. Also on sale for $34!)

Or some cozy pajama pants from Gap to basically live in all winter. $34.95

Because we could all use an electric shaver each year, especially Amazon’s #1 choice. $29.95

Fun boxer briefs like these from Abercrombie will put him in the holiday spirit, and lift yours too :). $18 (These are also cute. $22)

One of our friends read Less by Andrew Sean Greer and told us it’s breathtaking. It doesn’t hurt that it won the Pulitzer Prize last year, either. Have you read it? $10.87

To protect their phone, this leather case is stylish and convenient, since you can keep all your cards in the flap inside. PJ has this same one and absolutely loves it. *For iPhone X, XS* $15.99

For your loved one who moved away from home and misses it like crazy, this fun candle might make them a little less homesick. Each one smells like the state they’re labeled as and should remind them of home. They have every state, too, like New York, California, Georgia, and Virginia. $29.95

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The show Scandal may be over, but Olivia Pope’s tall stemmed wine glasses will never be out of style. We got Thomas’ mom these a few years ago and we still feel fancy every time we drink out of them. $12.95 (Bonus: for a sleeker look, get them these stemless wine glasses from World Market. six for $28.74)

Tell them how much they mean to you with a cute piece of art like this one from Urban Outfitters. Starting at $34 (Bonus: this and this are also so fun.)

We want to start off the season by wishing you happy holidays and happy shopping!

xx

When Do You Decorate for Christmas?

When Do You Decorate for Christmas?

We started decorating for the holidays a couple of days ago and some of you had some things to say about it…

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After: Our Master Bath Refresh

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This is a sponsored conversation written by us on behalf of Delta® Faucet. The opinions and text are all ours.

Remember when we started tackling our mini bathroom refresh last month with the help of our friends at Delta®? Well, we’re back with some “after” photos because this baby is FINISHED. And we love it dearly.

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The main goal of this refresh was to make the bathroom more functional for us, but more importantly, to finish it out the way it was always intended to be. We had originally gone with different faucets when we renovated our house last year, knowing they wouldn’t last forever. We had to go with two pedestal sinks (that we knew we would eventually replace) because our cabinetmaker couldn’t commission our vanity in time.

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We wanted the bathroom to have the same traditional, classic feel as the rest of our house, so our faucets had to be just right. We chose the Delta Two Handle Widespread Bathroom Faucet from the Cassidy Collection. We love the way they turned out and how they add the sophisticated charm we were desperately lacking in that space. They’re fun because they look original to the house, but at the same time they look sleek and new. We love the juxtaposition they bring to the room. We had similar cross handles like these at our last house (which was built in the 1950’s) that were actually original, and everyone always complimented on how much they loved them. We’re getting the same response with our new Delta ones, too :).

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We went with a chrome finish to match the rest of the bathroom’s fixtures and hardware so that it all flows together. We debated on if we wanted to choose a different finish and mix metals (something we believe is fully acceptable when done correctly) but we ultimately decided to go with matching, as we felt it was more timeless. We didn’t want anything too busy going on in there because, like we said before, we want it to feel relaxing, spa-like, and serene. So far we feel all those things and more every time we walk in there.

 We also added a new wood-stained vanity with a polished Carrera marble countertop. We can’t tell you how much of a game changer this is for us. We have drawers! And storage! And a place to set things down on when we’re doing our hair or washing our face! It’s glorious and we’re kicking ourselves as we wonder why we didn’t tackle this sooner. There’s literally a place for everything now. We thought about doing a white vanity to brighten the space up, but we love the look of the dark wood mixed with the lighter countertop. That contrast is key, and really elevates the feel of the room. Plus, stained wood is a staple in craftsman style homes, so adding it in our bathroom felt appropriate.

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We are maximalists at heart (more is more!) but we wanted our bathroom to be paired down and simple. We added new hand towels and some greenery to bring a little nature to the area around our sink. We also added some more plants to our window ledge directly across from our vanity because you can never have enough plants in one room. Then, to finish it out, we added some simple DIY curtains. We had talked about adding shelves above the toilet and possibly one long, wooden shelf going across the windows to hold plants, but once the vanity was built, we realized we have all the storage we need and ultimately decided against adding any more shelves.

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The end result is exactly what we were going for: clean, sophisticated, and timeless. Every time we go in there now, we realize all the waiting was worth it so that we could decide on exactly what we wanted. We couldn’t have done it without the help from our friends at Delta, and want to thank them so much for these beautiful faucets!

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What We Wore to Amsterdam

What We Wore to Amsterdam

While we were in Amsterdam a few weeks ago, we kept getting so many questions about where we got our clothes, so we thought we’d finally sit down and make a post about the who, what, and where of our Amsterdam style!

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Five Ways to Get Ready for Fall

Five Ways to Get Ready for Fall

Fall is finally here!

t may still be hot outside, but you can’t deny the light is slowly changing and the temps are starting to dip just a little. Fall is our favorite season, from the food to the clothes to all the house cozies. We look forward to it every year, and this year we’re extra excited because we’re finally settled in our house, and it feels like we’ll be here a while. It feels like home.

So we thought we’d discuss five ways to get yourself and your house ready for fall. Let’s dive in.

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