fashion + beauty + accessories
I love that San Francisco has so many awesome small shops. One of my favorites is Little Paper Planes – they curate the best stuff at the spot on Valencia Street. I love supporting local businesses so one of my favorite shopping days is Small Business Saturday. It happens each year between Black Friday and Cyber Monday and is a great way to give a little boost to your neighborhood economy. This year, small businesses are encouraged to partner up with local Etsy sellers by hosting trunk shows on 11/29. This partnership will give local artisans and designers the chance to share their products in a retail setting and can also provide the shops with more foot traffic and the chance to showcase more diverse products. Every small business who participates will receive a Trunk Show Kit* to assist with the cost of supplies. Little Paper Planes is participating and I can’t wait to see the designers they’ll be featuring! If you’re interested in getting involved, get more information here!
*Merchandise is only available to eligible small businesses through 11:59 P.M. ET on 10/24/2014 or while supplies last. Limit one order per business. Subject to Merchandise Terms. See Merchandise Terms at etsy.me/
Fall is the best for dressing. We’ve been trying out the Golden Tote service for a while and really love the concept: each month, you can purchase a tote filled with a mix of items you pick and items that the Golden Tote stylists choose for you (based on your style profile.) It’s a great way to try new items and stay out of that I-have-nothing-to-wear rut. Here are some of our favorites for your party-going inspiration: Back Panel Jumpsuit, Nordic Shrug and Rustic Cape. They’re all versatile and perfect for layering in cooler weather. Do you have any fun parties coming up?
Sources: Jumpsuit – Golden Tote | Shrug – Golden Tote | Cape – Golden Tote | Bead Necklace – E. Smith | Eyeball Clutch – Falcon Wright | Red Shoes – Madewell | White Blouse – Everlane | Gold Necklace – Need Supply | Green Skirt – Madewell | Black Clutch – Marc by Marc Jacobs | Polka Dot Shoes – Madewell | Boyfriend Chambray Shirt – Madewell | Black Capris – Aritzia | Black Boots – Madewell
This post is sponsored by Golden Tote: a surprise shopping spree bundled up in a cute, canvas tote bag and delivered to your door.
Photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day
We just got a Swash machine to try out (in our newly renovated laundry room–pictures coming soon!) It’s a brilliant little machine that allows you refresh your clothes in between dry cleaning. It’s like when you find a dress you want to wear but you realize it is a wrinkly mess and you are in a rush out the door. Enter Swash. Basically, it does 4 things: 1) de-wrinkles, 2) removes odors, 3) restores stretched fabrics, and 4) extends the life of garments. I just throw my clothes into the Swash, push a button, and 10 minutes later they look great (no more ironing or steaming!) Although it doesn’t totally replace the dry cleaner, we’ve definitely cut down on our trips. I highly recommend it! Click here to find out where you can buy one in your area.
This post is sponsored by Swash: the only in-home 10‑minute clothing care system.
Photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day
Last month I realized I had lost my favorite red lipstick (Illamasqua Maneater) and when I went to buy a new one I found out Sephora had stopped carrying it. I spent some time trying to hunt it down before finally admitting to myself that I needed to find a new signature red lipstick. Red lipstick is one of my favorite topics so I thought it would be a fun opportunity to do some research and find out our favorites. We asked for reccomendations on Instagram and Facebook and then went shopping. We tried 40 different lipsticks, everything from drugstore brands to makeup counter brands and even tried a few high-end designer brands. Here is what we found out. Click through for our list of 12 Best Lipsticks
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I’ve got a great giveaway today! Have you heard of Gemvara? It is a super easy way to buy customizable jewelry. They have a great selection and the process is super easy. Once I picked out a few, I could totally customize them using 20 different gemstones and 9 different metals. And there is no stress about buying them sight unseen because Gemvara offers 101-day returns (even on customized and engraved pieces.) They make all of the jewelry in New York and the shipping is super fast. I ended up customizing the Micropave Band for myself – I loved the classic look of the diamonds & gold band. But the Zoe Band with black diamonds also caught my eye. It’s an easy way to get unique jewelry at a great price.
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