When there’s no pressure on an evening, when friends gather around the table, and enjoy every last bite and sip. Where the record spins with classic Christmas tunes and the twinkle of white lights on the tree set the backdrop. This gathering was a bit more laid back than our norm, but the perfect time to stop and be intentional with those we love.
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Every year our Christmas decor gets updated and this year has been our favorite to date. While we love the use of multiple metallics and neutrals, it was time to embrace a bit of color back into our decor. As I looked around at fresh trends there were two ideas that came to mind- flocked trees with white lights or jewel tones. I wasn’t ready to make the jump to a snow flocked tree quite yet. Upon trying to source a palette I wasn’t fully satisfied with the jewel tones I was finding. They seemed to be straight out of Bollywood and incredibly bright. Instead I chose a melding of old and new. Using gold and copper ornaments from previous year, this anchored metallics throughout the palette and paired beautiful with rich colors of red, blue, green, and gold. This tree has become a favorite to date. Playing with texture and shine, it glistens in the light and adds visual interest, not to mention brings back a bit of color to the living room.
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Today we’re giving away to one lucky reader a Rory ring from Hadley Frances Jewelry (A $45 value!). We love partnering with Hadley Frances and her pieces are stunning. We did a blog post with Hadley discovering her creative process a few years ago here. When it comes to jewelry for the everyday we love layering minimal pieces and you will find these pieces in addition to our Cluse watch worn every day. Handcrafted and made with stunning metal, you are sure to love any jewelry from her collection. While Hadley recently moved back to Hawaii, we still are proud to consider her a part of the creative heartbeat of Redding.
“Nothing is more expensive than your peace. Protect it at all costs.”
It was a Sunday not unlike most Sundays. Worship had gone on for an hour and we had transitioned into hearing the speaker for the morning. This phrase I had heard countless times before, but this time it strong somewhere deep within me. It was a ping that caused a pause and thoughtful deliberation within.
Every time you see me talk about fashion, you’ll hear of my love of timeless everyday pieces and you’ll notice similar accessories almost every time. There isn’t a day that goes by where I’m not wearing my Cluse Watch. I discovered these watches a few years ago and loved the affordable price point they offered. They look stunning and are effortlessly elegant.