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Tuesday, November 25

Cold Weather Accessories

It's time. Time to unearth all your heavy duty winter accessories from where you buried them last spring. All the hats, gloves, scarves and socks. If you're like me you'll realize that all your socks have holes in them, your winter white cashmere scarf that's served you for the past five years is a lot less white and you can't for the life of you find your iPhone approved gloves. Never fear, I've rounded up a selection of cozy accessories just in time to add to your holiday wish lists!





Friday, November 21

Throws: A Winter Home Essential

This weather, what to do? It's hateful. As Very Mary Kate would say "its freezing cold under all these layers." I may be wrapped up in my faux fur blanket while writing this post. Blankets and throws, you can never have too many. Year round my living room sports two but in the winter I make room for a couple more. This plethora of blankets helps to maintain optimal coziness while lounging in the evening (or even while I'm working at my desk) and also ensures that when guest are over they, too, can wrap up if they so choose. 

But not just any throw will do, I definitely have my favorites in terms of comfort and quality. A year round go-to is my Herringbone Throw from Brahms Mount. Friends fight over who gets this throw when I'm hosting movie nights. Made in Maine, these woven cottons come in a variety of colors and neutrals. I've been eying this larger blanket for my bedroom, too.

Woolen throws and blankets from Fairbault Woolen Mills Co., hailing from Minnesota, are another favorite. Especially for the doldrums of winter. Their Trapper Wool Throws and Box Weave Wool Throws are personal favorites, reminding me of the old wool blanket I used on my bed when I lived in Scotland. I'm also loving the throws from their collaboration with Target, especially the Port Stripe throw.

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Thursday, November 20

Bedside Vanity

I'm willing to bet at one point or another in your life you've had or still have a small bedroom. This doesn't mean you have to give up the allure of the dressing table. That lovely little space that holds make up, perfumes and other bits and baubles for your morning and evening daily routine. Instead of sacrificing this beauty epicenter, make your bedside table work double-time! I've been hoarding images of this strategy for a while. If I implemented this on my side of the bed my earrings wouldn't have to perch precariously at my bedside when I forget to remove them before hoping in bed at night. 

I love the modern, acrylic stool paired with the vintage washbasin in this bedroom. It reminds me of a similar small table currently residing in my room at my parent's home in Florida. There's already a reading hair next to it but I often want to use it as a desk when I'm there. I may have to borrow this look!

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