VUELA GIVEAWAY
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Today, I’ve partnered up with Vuela Boutique for an amazing giveaway!  Vuela is a local curated online boutique offering well crafted accessories for you, your home or thoughtful gift giving.  They carry some of my favorite hard-to-find ceramic artists as well as independent designers from around the world.  Plus, Marji, the owner, is just a gem.

We are giving away a few of my favorite products: a Splatter Tote by Evens, a brass cuff by Young Frankk, and a ceramic fruit bowl by Workaday Handmade!  To enter, visit Vuela Boutique and comment below with your favorite items.  And follow @simplyvuela on instagram!  A winner will be chosen next Friday, Nov. 7th.  Open internationally.

Also, for the locals, Vuela is doing a pop-up event at West Elm Mission Valley tomorrow, Nov. 1st, from 11-3pm!  Stop by if you can!


Rose & Fitzgerald
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Introducing Rose & Fitzgerald.   A beautiful collection of  hand made jewelry and home goods.  My friend Courtney and her husband Laren moved from California to Africa several years ago seeking out beauty and talent in a part of the world brimming with intrigue, untapped potential and age-old artistic methods.  What they found there was inspiration behind the birth of Rose & Fitzgerald, a design-and-craft studio based in Kampala, Uganda.  They work with master hand-craftsmen there to create and curate unexpected, beautiful pieces mixing traditional craft with a stylish flair.  What I love about these products is that they are unique….with the highest level of quality, making them not just a great product, but something you’ll want to hang on to for years to come.

If you’re anything like me and have a hard time finding a great gift for the guys in your life, there are a few options here that are perfect.  Especially those whisky tumblers!  And of course, unique handmade jewelry for women is always a win.  Never too early to start Christmas shopping! ;)

Pictured above:  Dipped Geometric Candle Holders // Raw Wood Charcuterie Board // Cow Horn Spoon Set // Edison Bulb Lamp // Golden Spikes Necklace // Hammored Brass Gladiator Ring // Whisky Tumbler Set


CHASING FALL
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Last week we escaped our usual Thursday grind and headed to Julian for a family day.  The plan was to go apple picking, which I’ve surprisingly never done before, but apparently the picking season ended early this year because of the drought.  Instead, we ended up at Cuyamaca Sate Park wandering through the most beautiful gold colored meadows scattered with these gigantic oak trees.  We even spotted a baby deer and it’s momma, which just about made Rylee’s year :)  You can actually see them really small resting beneath the tree in the photo above.  I’m realizing more and more what a nature lover Rylee is.  I think she is probably most happy when she is outdoors, discovering new things and talking about animals.  She loves to learn about trees and bugs and is just so curious about everything.   I don’t think she ever stopped asking me questions along our hike! I love that about her.  Cru man slept most of the time on Sam.  Praise the Lord.  (sidenote: nothing is cuter to me than seeing a man wearing a baby, am I right!??  Thanks for this one Modern Wrap)  After our long hike we drove into the town of Julian for some lunch and apple pie.  It felt like “real fall” everywhere we looked.  The fall I dream about with beautiful golden leaves all around us, cold crisp air but the warm sun shining down.  It was the best day.


SHOEMINT GIVEAWAY
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Objects Without Meaning Jumpsuit / Wendy Bellissimo Jacket / SALT sunnies from Loneflag / ShoeMint HOPE boot

Well, it’s finally beanies and boots season! My favorite.  Fall, you took too long to arrive, but I’m loving every chilly second of you.

I’m so excited to be hosting another giveaway from SHOEMINT today.  ShoeMint is a free, members-only website, with personalized style recommendations, tips, and trend reports.  They offer exclusive monthly shoe collections of over 30 styles ranging in price from $70-$150.  They are high quality and super cute, but won’t empty your pockets (love that).   They add new styles every month based on the newest trends and shipping and returns are always free!  Aside from their in-house brand, they’ve also curated an edited assortment of emerging brands such as Superga, Schutz, and Yosi Samra.  Needless to say, there is plenty to choose from!

Giveaway :  ONE winner will win 1 pair of shoes of choice. To enter, simply go to ShoeMint and sign up (completely free, no obligation to buy…you won’t regret it!) and then comment back on this post with your favorite pair of shoes!  The giveaway will run through Monday, Oct. 26th and is open to US and Canada only.

Receive $40 OFF your first pair of shoes (for first time purchases/members) by signing up here.

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BRIKA
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Ace & Jig pants, Objects Without Meaning top via Loneflag / Necklace – BRIKA / Sandals – Everlane / Sunglasses – SALT

I’m all about the relaxed look these days.  Getting out the door is not as simple of a task as it used to be, so I’m loving pieces that are easy to throw on yet look pulled together.  This OWM top is made of silk-like Japanese cupro and is one of those great transitional pieces that can easily be dressed up or down.  And these Ace & Jig pants are the most comfortable piece of cloth you’ll ever own.  They are the perfect ‘statement’ to a simple outfit.

The necklace I am wearing is from one of my favorite shops BRIKA, by designer LunaSol.  Brika is a beautifully curated online shop that features a number of independent designers and a truly unique product range.  I am especially drawn to their collection of jewelry.  The necklace I am wearing is hand-cut and stamped by the designer, Lindsey of LunaSol…you can read her story here.  Today, we are actually giving away one of these Safi Necklaces on instagram!  So head over to my profile, comment and follow @shopbrika to enter!