Holiday Bits

Caroline Ceramics is a favorite around these parts, and as we head towards a weekend of holiday shopping lunacy, I'd like to point out that you could save yourselves the headache and shop Caroline's website from the comfort of your couch. Her pieces are stunning and most definitely keepsakes; they are also handmade right here in Raleigh, NC (and we can all thank her new husband for being able to claim her)! Her beautiful, simple roses also come with an added bonus: 30% of the sales from the "Abby Roses" will go to the Raleigh Rescue Mission. Don't forget this Saturday is Small Business Saturday, so make sure to visit your favorite local spots! Look out for another shop local/shop small post coming soon!

Take Me Away

In honor of this MIZ weather we on the East Coast are under currently, let's check out the Marysia Swim Resort collection and name places we'd like to be wearing them! I'll start: Nevis! (Or St. anywhere)

via Marysia's Instagram


Holiday Gift Guide: Under $100

Holiday shopping is such fun! One of my favorite things is to find JUST the right thing for a friend or a family member. Something I know they will actually love/enjoy/use. You can go far with $100 these days. Fun fact: the first 3 of these items are monogrammable, this almost became the monogram gift guide. Or maybe it's the Under $100/Monogrammable Gift Guide? Ugh. What day is this?

C Wonder racing stripe bucket tote (you MUST monogram in neon yellow) | $68
J Crew side button sweater (in many colorways) | $98
2 of these stunning Lulie Wallace prints | $90 ($45 each!)
Kate. On your coffee table. | $85


Holiday Gift Guide: Under $50

OK folks, since the holidays are now upon us, I'm going to do a series of Gift Guide posts, possibly culminating in a giant post, but...we shall see. Expect several different price ranges and categories-we will cover as many bases as possible! Obviously, these make excellent gifts for others, or for oneself. No judgement. Here are today's under $50 finds:

Classic PJ shorts set | $25
Paint spattered iPhone case from Jordan Carlyle | $35
Gold chevron & ikat mini appetizer plates | $45
Ruby & fuchsia deco earrings | $48


Marquin Designs

Deep Blue by Marquin Campbell Greenville SC Artist
Deep Blue by Marquin Campbell
I have been meaning to post this for months! I recently won a FB giveaway from Marquin Designs (which goes to show ya-share those posts!) and was like, euphoric, because what is better than winning a piece of ART?? Nothing. I love Marquin's vivid abstracts; my piece is pictured directly below and has little streaks of gold woven throughout. (Amazingly it matches the gold flecks in our laminate countertop-actually making the countertops tolerable...hee...) Marquin hails from Savannah, graduated from UGA and landed in Greenville, SC, where she owns Vino & Van Gogh Art Studio and Yard Art. In addition to her painting and drawing talents, she also makes beautiful jewelry. You can shop her work online (hello holiday shopping!), or she does commission work as well!

Waterlily Marquin Campbell Greenville SC Artist
Waterlily by Marquin Campbell
Winter Marsh by Marquin Campbell Greenville SC Artist
Winter Marsh by Marquin Campbell
Melita Necklace By Marquin Designs Greenville SC Artist
Melita Necklace by Marquin Designs


Star Bright!

Clare Vivier Star Print Fold Over Clutch With Grosgrain Ribbon Tassel In Creme
Y'all already know how much I like Clare Vivier's clutches, and I am super excited about her new star print fold over. I love the smatterings of tiny stars and the added texture of the grosgrain tassel detail. Shopbop has it in lovely winter white, navy, and gray. It's a perfect topper to a holiday cocktail outfit! 
Clare Vivier Star Print Fold Over Clutch With Grosgrain Ribbon Tassel In Gray

Clare Vivier Star Print Fold Over Clutch With Grosgrain Ribbon Tassel In Denim Star Print


More Sparkle!

There's so much bling in Raleigh this week I may go blind! Fleur is hosting an Elizabeth Cole trunk show through Friday, and these are just a small selection of bejeweled goodness in store for shoppers. I LOVE this line. Add some sparkle to your holiday gear! AND, check Fleur's Facebook page, they are giving away $100 to shop the trunk show to one lucky lady!

Bauble Time


It's that time again! Carole Tanenbaum vintage jewelry is pulling into Vermillion this week for a trunk show-perfect time to pick out some holiday bling! As you all have probably figured out, my favorites are always the really big shiny pieces! Other staples include amazing Studio 54-worthy baubles, as well as more traditional (Chanel & Miriam Haskell pearls) and simple vintage designs. One thing I always marvel at is the craftsmanship that went into costume jewelry in previous generations. Check out the latest finds this week (Wednesday & Thursday) at Vermillion!


J Crew Sale

J Crew Collection Fluted Skirt in Embellished Double Crepe
A brief perusal of the J Crew "Collection" sale section yielded some amazing results. AND! AND! Use the code GOSHOP and get 25% off of orders $100+. So that makes stuff, like, free. Here are some of my faves!

J Crew Collection Cashmere Textured-Stitch Sweater in Neon Guava
J Crew Collection Cashmere Textured-Stitch Sweater in Neon Guava
J Crew Collection Cashmere Pointelle Dot Sweater in Grey Mango
J Crew Collection Classic MacAlister Boots in Anchor Grey Suede 
J Crew Collection Cashmere Fair-Isle Back Zip Sweater
J Crew Collection Etta Snakeskin Pump in Neon Amethyst

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