Holiday Printables from Free People!


Free People reached out to this weekend sharing their holiday greeting cards and gift tags. I, of course, said, YES! These cards and tags are a breath of fresh air compared to all of the cheesy holiday cards we're all used to seeing float the cards aisles. And you're in luck, because they are FREE to download. That's right. Free. 

You can download these printables here. Happy gifting!

30 Minute Christmas Gift DIY (Pt. Two) // Knitted Turban Headband


This project started off as a gift, but I may just have to keep this one for myself. ;) Not only do turbans help keep your ears and head warm during this cold winter season, but they're also handy when you're having a not-so-great hair day. 

supplies: stretch knit fabric, scissors, measuring tape, sewing machine.

Begin by cutting the knit to the correct size. Mine was 46x10 inches.

Once cut, fold in half lengthwise and sew the hems together, creating a long tube. Flip the tube right side out so that the hem is no longer showing. Next, stitch the ends together with the hems facing inward, making a large circle.

To form the knot in the turban, lay it down flat. Twist in the middle, creating the infinity sign.

Twist again.

Then, fold in half, creating a knot.

Lastly, stitch the back layers together to keep the knot from unfolding. This will also prevent the back from scrunching up when being worn.

You can find the first 30 minute Christmas gift idea here


Probably the last day this year will allow me to wear a skirt with no tights, and I'm taking full advantage of it. I've been mixing leather / faux leather pieces into my wardrobe this season, and I really love the way it can transform a typically "girly" outfit into something that feels a little more edgy and grown up. I haven't had the chance to bust out this skirt much this season, but when I do, my favorite way to style it is with stripes, boots, and army green. 

As of this week, my editing load has drastically decreased, so I have a lot more time to work on our house and focus on a really exciting project I'm working on and will be announcing next spring (I CANT WAIT TO SHARE!!!!). December is such a special month. Not only due to the holidays, but to the fact that photography slows down a bit, and I get the chance to be refreshed, inspired, rebrand, and refocus on what's to come for 2015. 

rabbit trail:

quote of the week and I'm vowing to live by:

“Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing”

- Camille Pissarro

playlist for the week:

happy tuesday. 

outfit details: bag, c/o Hudson + Bleecker // jacket, XXI // skirt, thrifted // boots, Target // top, UO