Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Day 4 of 31 Days of LOCAL Holiday Shopping: Stationary

Today, I was thinking that this year I am really going to start working on my holiday cards early, no more procrastinating for this lady! Then, I became a little sad, because it made me realize that this year, I can't visit my favorite stationary shop in the entire world, in my old neighborhood in Chicago, Lakeview East. So I decided that today I would feature this shop, and even though it's not local to Tampa Bay followers, my Chicago friends will enjoy this one. And if you ever get a chance to visit Chicago, you must stop by this amazing little shop! (Also, Tampa friends, if you have a great local stationary shop to recommend, please do!)

So enough with the small talk, let me introduce you to the lovely little shop Inkling. My heart just fluttered a bit as I reminisced walking down Broadway past her always cheery and inviting window displays.

Inkling, has really great, truly unique stationary and gifts. Chances are, if you received a card during my years in Chicago, it was probably from this shop...

I mentioned unique gifts right? It gets better, a large percentage of their store is either handmade/local artists or vintage!

I hope this post leaves you feeling inspired and ready to send out some fun Christmas stationary! Next time your in Chicago, put this shop on your list, you won't regret it. And Inkling, as for me and you, I'll see you next time I am up, I will be the girl who camps out for a few hours. ;) 

Connect with Inkling:
On Foot: 2917 1/2 N. Broadway Chicago, 60657

Happy LOCAL Holiday Shopping!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Day 3 of 31 Days of LOCAL Holiday Shopping: MISRED Outfitters

Today, we are going to get a bit vintage! Our day 3 of our "31 Days of LOCAL Holiday Shopping" is for our vintage pals or friends of them, who need a good gift!

MISRED Outfitters is definitely hands-down my favorite vintage clothing shop in the Tampa Bay Area. They offer a great selection of vintage styles for a price that doesn't leave your scrounging for pennies. In addition to their great selection of vintage, they also have their own line, "misred reconstructed" which is phenomenal!  Here are a few looks that give you the vibe of the store:

Each of the people that work there have some kind of knack for fashion and they will help you put together an outfit that you are comfortable in and will LOVE. I can actually speak from personal experience, I wasn't on board with the look of Harem pants, but I went in, and one of the lovely ladies put together a look for me. Now, I have two different pairs of Harem pants and I want to go back for more!

^^ This is me, on a shoot with Nina Grace Photography my whole look is from MISRED! Harem pants and this amazing caftan top reconstructed from a vintage scarf. I love it more every time I wear it! 

So friends, I urge you to visit MISRED for some of your holiday shopping, clothing, jewelry, shoes and bags, I guarantee you will find some amazing things for people on your list. 

and visit them in person:
615 Central Ave. 
St. Pete, FL 33701

Happy LOCAL Holiday Shopping!!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Day 2 of 31 Days of LOCAL Holiday Shopping! }Beauty

Welcome to day 2 of "31 Days of  LOCAL Holiday Shopping"! With the frenzy of finding the perfect gifts, fighting crazy traffic and picking the perfect outfits for the next few weeks of Holiday parties, you can't neglect your locks! So today's local shopping post is on you guessed it: HAIR! Here are two local ladies that will polish your split ends off and you will be feeling stylish and beautiful.

For my Central Florida followers, let me introduce to you Brittney Costine, stylist at Studio 323 Brittney is a Paul Mitchell hair stylist with a love for color, she can make you whichever color you desire. She brings a fresh and very well educated vibe to the Lakeland hair scene. (Brittney has been doing my hair for many years, I am always pleased with the outcome!)

Here are a few images of her work:
Jeffrey Williams Boring Photography

Both photos via: Brittney's Facebook Page

You can see more of Brittney's work, contact info and to book Here

The next gal, Myah Faraone Caudill, of Studio 9 North is for my Tampa Bay followers. Myah comes to us from the great state of New York, and she brings along all of her urban flair, positive energy and creative vibes. 

Here are a few images of Myah's work:

Both photos via: Myah's Facebook Page

You can see more of Myah's work, contact info and book Here.

Hope you enjoy one of these ladies to make your holiday looks complete!
Happy Holidays!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Small Business Saturday! Spotlight: Eugenia Woods, 31 days of Christmas Shopping!

Well my friends, today is Small Business Saturday! You may have stood in line at Best Buy and Target to get those electronic deals yesterday. But from here on out, I encourage you to shop local for your Holiday needs! So, I am making it a little easy for you. Every day, for the next weeks, I am going to feature a small business in the Tampa Bay area. If you have a suggestion for a small business shout out, I would love to hear from you please email me your candidates to be featured.

To kick off this series of blog post, I selected one of my favorite local St. Pete shops: Eugenia Woods , a sister owned company in sunny St. Petersburg, FL , they sell handmade womens accessories with a vintage twist!

Here are a few items you will find in their shop:

Beautiful handmade bags, so many styles to match all the girls on your holiday list!

Unique veiled beanies, (I have one of these, it's such a show stopper, I love it!)

Funky collars of all different fabrics, to add a little somethin' somethin' to your outfit!

Stop by their shop, at the 600 Block of St. Pete, FL, their address is: 
645 Central Ave #10
St. Pete, FL 33701

Or if you can't make it in person, check out their Etsy Shop Here!
Also, show them some Facebook love and "like" their page!

Happy Holiday Shopping!

**All photos via Eugenia Woods