Friday, December 13, 2013
Last night we were talking with the boys about our favorite parts abour Christmas. Bradley asked me what my favorite part about Christmas was, and while it is hard to narrow it down to just one, I told him that I loved getting/sending Christmas cards. The creative side in me loves prepping the outfits for the shoot and selecting the design for the card. There is something so nostalgic about filling each envelope with your card and physically sticking them in the actual mailbox. We have had so much fun checking the mail each day and finding cards from the people we love the most. I usually leave the cards we get up way past Christmas. I just have a hard time parting with them!
This year I collaborated with Minted and I have to say, I was so thrilled with how they turned out! From the thick card stock, to the gold-leaf script, to the gold glitter lined envelopes. My favorite part might be the fact that all I had to up was upload my address list at the time I ordered the cards, and they all came to me addressed! As much as I love cards, I usually spend the most time trying to get my printer to print correctly onto the cards, so I was thrilled to not have to go through that headache this year.
While most Holiday cards are already mailed off by now, Minted is graciously giving away a $100 to spend on their custom gifts section. I browsed through this section of their site last night and was blown away at what beautiful products they offer! Some of my favorites include the stationary (loving this this, and this) and the amazing custom kids prints (I might need this one for my boys room). They also have personalized calendars and wrapping paper. They would make great gift for Christmas (or yourself!). If you do plan on ordering for Christmas, make sure you check out their Christmas deadline ordering form.
To enter, just visit Minted.com and leave me a comment telling me your favorite design (good luck picking just one!) For an extra entry, like Minted on facebook leave a second comment letting me know. I'll post the winner next Wed. Good luck!
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Kimono: Lulu's c/o, Dress: me (similar, last seen here), Shoes: Lulu's c/o, Clutch: Hello Fab c/o, Necklack: Gorjana-Griffin c/o
I have been loving Lulu's selection of great holiday party pieces. This kimono caught my eye and makes a great statement for a holiday party. I love the rich colors, and the long flowy fabric is great for a more relaxed/dressy look. It also dresses down really well. I wore it last weekend with jeans and booties to the LA Auto show.
Monday, December 9, 2013
Jacket: Choies c/o Top: Style Lately c/o (similar), Skirt: me, tutorial below (fabric found here / similar skirt), Shoes: Seychelles (similar), Watch: Michael Kors, Wrist: INPINK c/o, Glasses: Steve Madden
Tartan is one of my favorite prints this season. I feel like it is a sophisticated way to incorporate Christmas colors into your wardrobe. When I found this gorgeous fabric at Michael Levine I had to have it. I wasn't quite sure what it would become, but the print was too perfect to pass up. I decided that a high-waisted midi pencil skirt would be perfect for the holiday season. But this fabric would work great on a button up collard shirt, or even a cute small detail on a sleeve. I am going to use the little extra that I had to make a pocket square for Garrett.
Click through for the full skirt tutorial...
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Today I have partnered with INPINK to give one lucky winner $150 to their site! I have spent many a night scrolling through their pages of beautiful jewelry. And the best part about this giveaway is that you win $20 to spend at INPINK just for entering! You can see just a few of my favorite INPINK pieces below, and they are all around $20!
Follow the link here to enter! The giveaway will run through Wed of next week. And I'd wish you all good luck, but you probably won't need it, since you will all walk away with money anyway!
Monday, December 2, 2013
Coat: Lulu's c/o, Top: Pickwick & Weller c/o, Pants: Tractr c/o, Shoes: Seychelles (similar), Earrings: INPINK c/o (50% off ALL fashion jewelry today with code IPHOLIDAY2013), Lips: NYX "Shocking Pink"
Also, Cyber Monday is today and the 25% off sale over at leannebarlow.com is still going strong! Our Take A Bow skirt would be perfect for a holiday party!
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Top: Front Row Shop c/o, Vest: Refashion (similar), Pants: Fidelity Denim c/o, Shoes: PB&J Boutique, c/o, Purse: Melie Bianco c/o, Bracelets: INPINK c/o
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! All four of us have been hit with with either the stomach flu or a cold, so my fingers are crossed that we will be well enough to enjoy a little turkey and yams. And then take a nice long nap!
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Mary your calendars! Every piece on leannebarlow.com will be 25% off this Friday 11/29 - Tuesday 12/2 (11:59 pm PST) Go ahead and make someone really happy on Christmas. Or just make your closet really happy. Either one works.