HOLIDAY | gift wrapping II

Feeling inspired by the gift wrapping themes shown in my previous post, I headed out to Paper Source and Michaels to pick up the materials I needed.  I wanted to combine the black, gold, and natural elements, similar to pepermint, but also incorporate the chalkboard look from the Nashville Wraps tutorial.

Paper Source: matte black wrapping paper | jute rope | chalkboard tags | chalk ink marker
Michaels: gold wrapping paper | garland


DESIRABLES | fashion and accessories

I didn't embrace the brushed check trend at first, however the more I see it the more I like it.  Considering a post-holiday coat purchase...

images clockwise from top left

Banana Republic, heritage plaid poncho
ASOS, brushed check ovoid coat
ZARA, trf checked coat
Club Monaco, samira plaid wool leather coat
Madewell, buffalo plaid coat
ASOS, oasis check drape belted coat
ZARA, checked coat


HOLIDAY | gift wrapping I

One of the activities I most look forward to during the holidays is wrapping presents!  Actually, it might be my favorite part of gifting all year round.  For the past few years I've selected a theme, this year I'm really leaning towards a black and neutral palette with metallic accents or maybe chalkboard style.

Here are some images I've been looking to for inspiration this year.

1) brunch at saks, 2) style me pretty, 3-4) pepermint, 5) Poppytalk, 6) papermash, 7) Nashville Wraps, 8) chicfluff