Happy Holidays!

Natalie Goel, Like Fresh Laundry

Natalie Goel, Like Fresh Laundry

Natalie Goel, Like Fresh Laundry

Zara leather jacket, Edie Sedgwick tee (thanks, Katie!), necklaces from the Alameda Flea Market (similar here), Gap pants, J. Crew ballet flats, Free Endearment clutch

As part of our yearly winter tradition to leave the sensible weather of S.F. and head back into the cold to visit our family (that’s love!), I’m in Toronto right now with my side and we’ll head over to New York in a couple days to spend New Year’s Eve with Chris’s family. Hope you’re having a very happy holidays!

Giveaway: LFL x Bevel Trunk Shows

You know this awesome M. Brûlée bracelet from Bevel Trunk Shows? We’re giving it away!

It’s easy to enter the giveaway:

Step 1. Click below to “like” both Like Fresh Laundry and Bevel Trunk Shows.

Step 2. Comment on this post, and don’t forget to leave your email so I know how to reach you if you win.

Step 3. Optional: for an extra entry, tweet the following:
I want to win this designer bracelet from @LikeFresh and @BevelTrunkShows! To enter, RT and visit http://bit.ly/Y12t9F

That’s it!

Maximum of one extra entry per person. Contest only runs until Friday, Dec. 28th at midnight, so get on it! I’ll randomly select the winner.

While you’re at it, be sure to check out Bevel’s designer, made-to-order collections. So many amazing pieces. Join free with code SF30.

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Aritzia army jacket, Zara pants, tee c/o Pickwick & Weller, borrowed M. Brulee cuff bracelet from Bevel Trunk Shows (sign up with no wait list with code SF30), Coach bag

Finding modern, high-quality jewelry that isn’t what everyone else is wearing can be a tough task, but online trunk show Bevel nails it. The pieces are totally unique and made to order from up-and-coming artists. And a little tip — the site just launched recently, so it’s stocked with all kinds of awesome pieces, (like the sweet woven leather cuff I’m wearing in this outfit). Great time to shop.

You can skip the wait list and be among the first in line to check out all the items when you sign up with code SF30.

Sequins

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J. Crew sweater (other colors here), tee c/o Pickwick & Weller (already a favorite), Funktional sequin shorts (similar here in purple), Merona tights, Maya Brenner necklace (c/o), Belle by Sigerson Morrison cap-toe loafers (similar here), Hayden-Harnett clutch

It isn’t the holidays until the sequins start to come out. So now I can cross casual sequins-wearing, persimmon-eating, ugly sweater party-going and listening to Bieber and Boyz II Men Christmas jams off my list. Up next: Buying a tree. And spending ungodly sums of money on airline tickets to visit family. My yearly Xmas bucket list is almost complete.

Check It Off The List: Sweet Gifts At Cuyana.com

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It’s early December, officially full-on gift-hunting season. Around this time of year I’m on the prowl for cute items for loved ones. And when I find truly stellar stuff, that’s when I get naughty and end up buying them for myself, too.

Chief offender this year – Cuyana.com. The items are simple and chic, a golden combo for gifting. Fun bonus: They’re sustainably sourced from countries around the globe. I’m excited to share my personal gift picks (alongside suggestions from some stylish fellow fashion and design bloggers) over on their site.

Super unique, adorable gift ideas right this way. Some self-gifting may also be in order — granulated gold necklace, I’m looking at you.

Tote-ally Awesome: IT Bags Now On Sale!

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It’s that magical time of year when the bags I’ve been eying all year are finally on sale. I just made my first-ever major purse purchase this weekend and since then, I’ve been seeing so many of the year’s IT bags get marked down at long last. They’re still certainly an investment, but they only seem to stay on sale a couple of days, max — before they sell out. So if you’ve been waiting to pull the trigger on one of these glorious, highly-coveted carry-alls, now’s the time!

1. Reed Krakoff Boxer Tote
2. 3.1 Phillip Lim Colorblock 31-Hour Bag
3. Mulberry Bayswater Bag
4. Stella McCartney Falabella Shoulder Bag
5. Alexander Wang Rocco Duffle

Seeing Spots

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J. Crew Tippi Dot Sweater (sold out — similar here), Madewell Western Jean Shirt, Asos bowler bag (sold out — similar here and here), 7 for All Mankind Gwenevere double-knit pants, Loeffler Randall rainboots (maybe, I got them on eBay) — similar here and here

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! It started sprinkling the week beforehand in S.F., so I had the chance to break out my Big Bird boots. They keep out the rain but consequently also make my feet feel clammy. On the other hand, though, they’re also very yellow (go ahead, I dare you to find a more yellow pair), so I’d say they still certainly come out on top.

Delightfully Chic

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I mean, seriously — how cute is the online shop (and local S.F. boutique) Chloe Rose?! Some of you may have seen my tweets (@LikeFresh) about the shop’s Delightfully Chic Pinterest campaign, where you could win a $500 gift card if you create a board on Pinterest called “Delightfully Chic Fall”, use hashtag #delightfullychic for each image and include at least 3 Chloe Rose items.

That ended on 10/30, but if you entered, be sure to leave a comment below or drop me a note by Friday, 11/2 with a link to your Pinboard so we can include it among the entries.

And check out my own Delightfully Chic Fall Pinterest board here!

All images via my Pinning spree and Chloe Rose.