Things I Love: Awesome Handmade Jewelry Shops on Etsy

I’ve never kept it a secret that I live to accessorize. I’m the type of girl who feels naked when she steps out of the house without the works – necklace, rings, bracelet, bag. Like today. I feel naked today because I forget my necklace, so instead I’m shopping pretty things on Etsy. I’m a huge fan of handmade and unique jewelry as opposed to the costume crap you can find at Forever 21 (Although, there is a whole lot of that in my closet. Who can resist a good trend?) and Etsy is definitely the place where you’ll find the biggest diversity of options. So, instead of keeping them a secret, I wanted to share some of my favorites¬†with you!

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Favorite Things: Cozy Winter Necessities

If the constant snow storms and freezing cold are any indication, we’re still in for a long month of winter ahead. Luckily for us, there are plenty of ways to bog down, get cozy, stay warm, and pretend that the outdoors don’t exist. So to help each other out through these rough and windy days and dream of blankets, candles, and warm tea, I’ve put together a collection of all my favorite things that make winter hibernation not so bad.

First off, what everyone needs to start hibernation season is something warm to drink and nothing makes tea better than an adorable tea pot with an even cuter infuser. I’m a loose tea drinker mainly because I like the idea of wasting less packaging, but with all these new and adorable infusers, it’s hard not be a loose tea drinker!

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What I Wore: The Winter Wonderland Edition

We’ve had quite a few inches of snow here in Chicago the last few weeks. Meaning that I’ve hardly been away from my Dr. Martens and fleece lined leggings at all and while I do adore both of those things, sometimes you do start to hate wearing the same shoes every single day. This is why I own like 40 pairs of shoes – I like variety. Winter does not like variety. It’s cold and bleak and snowy pretty much the whole time, meaning there is no place for tights or heels or anything cute unless you want to freeze and you like having everyone look at you like you’re a maniac.

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10 Funny Valentine’s Day Cards for the Romantically Challenged

I don’t really make it a secret that I hate Valentine’s Day. Yes, hate. I’m not single or bitter or whatever else you assume about people who say they hate Valentine’s Day but only really hate it when they don’t have someone to celebrate with. I just greatly dislike the super forced fake sentiment that comes with it. If you love me, great! Tell me all the time and take me out on date on the regular. Don’t save some grand romantic gesture or a day in February when you’re jammed in a restaurant with 40 other couples. Oh geez. I’m going to break out in hives just thinking about it.

That being said, I like cards. I think they’re funny and they’re a nice gesture any time of the year to say, “Hey you, I was thinking about you. Here’s a piece of paper I found to prove it.” Cute, right? I’m sure I’m not the only romantically challenged girl on the Internet, so in a show of solidarity here are a few card options you can still pick up if your way of saying “I love you” involves Netflix and pizza.

10 Funny Valentine’s Day Cards for the Romantically Challenged

First off, for the cat lovers:

What I Wore: The 60s Shift Edition

Ah, estate sale shopping. That is the life. If my day job could be hunting for gems at estate sales, I’d be one happy camper. Unfortunately, it’s just a hobby for now, but when you hit a jackpot it’s oh-so-satisfying! I stumbled across a gorgeous collection that belonged to a little stylish lady who travled a lot in her lifetime with her husband. The collection of souvenir plates in their home was out of this world. But, naturally, I gravitated towards the closets and I was not disappointed. This little number is definitely one of my favorites that I picked up recently. So simple, yet so eye catching with it’s delicately detailed collar and sleeves.

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