holiday gift giving with h&m conscious foundation.

we are just a few days away from thanksgiving. for many that means getting together with people you love and eating a lot. but for many more, it has turned into a day about sales and shopping. while i am not all that interested in the likes of black friday deals and steals, i do acknowledge that after thanksgiving is over, the closer to christmas it is. and that is where i get excited. the hustle and bustle, the shopping, the warm drinks, the parties, and of course, the lists. 

to kick off the list part of the season, here are a few essentials for everyone you are shopping for this year. if you have someone who is hard to shop for, these items are the perfect piece to fit into anyone's wardrobe this season. and to top it off, these things are all affordable from h&m

for the babes:

for the ladies:

for the fellas: 

for the home:

not only am i obsessed with this h&m faux fur throw, it is a totally hit with my cats as well!

and while you are out shopping, make sure to stop into h&m to pick up a package or two of their super cute gift tags. for less than $2, you can support CARE international. h&m will double the purchase price of all the tags sold. since you know you have to do some wrapping and will need gift tags, make it one that gives back this time of year. check out the CARE website to find out how they are helping to strengthen women around the world.

it's official, we are residents of portland.

this past week has been full of moving boxes, unpacking boxes, and trying to set up our new apartment to feel like home. it has been a lot more work than i expected, but i guess thats what you get when you put detailed-oriented and ocd people together. everything is still a work in progress, but this is the first apartment in the past few years that i want to make my home. so if you were wondering what i have been up to over the past week, this is it. that, and well, taking pictures of my cats. like hundred of them...

alexander wang x h&m.

as you may have heard by now, alexander wang is the latest designer to team up with h&m. this collection is true street-chic. it is activewear, complete with design and function. it can be worn in the gym, on the streets, or out at night. the pieces are constructed with fabrics and technologies, like wicking and compression, that make them just as functional as they are fashionable. 

if this collection doesn't make you feel like hitting up the boxing ring (no pun intended!), they sure as hell will make you feel sexy. you better get in line early because when this collection hits stores (and online) on november 6th, i have a feeling it is going to go fast.

here are some of my favorite looks and pieces from the collection. i really love the embossing and foam-injected tops. and really, who doesn't love bike shorts.

sweet william vintage.

last week, i set up shop at the portland flea-for-all. i am so excited to finally be able to share with everyone the pieces i have collected over the past few years. along with selling some really amazing things to you, i am very excited to meet people, see what interests others, and be able to help you find the perfect pieces or help you put together the perfect look. as you may know, i have a love affair with clothes and the stories and feelings they create for different people. i am so happy that someone is going to let me share this love of mine with other people.

here is a tiny selection of some of my favorite pieces: 

lady clansman pretty flower wool cardigan.

southwestern print jacket.

vintage wool plaid cape.

sequin trim black jumpsuit.

oh look! matching sequin trim dress.

red pleated evening dress.

plaid trousers.

plaid wide leg pants.

if you see something you like or are looking for something you don't see, let me know! i am happy to help you find whatever it is you are looking for. and if you can't make it to the flea, i'd be happy to be business with you here!