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double dose wishlist! red + yellow.

Since Christmas is less than 48 hours away I thought I’d give you a double dose of color and wishlists today. Yellow and Red have to be two of my fav colors, and these little gift yummies are nothing short of awesome. Any of these gifts would be a happy compliment to our rather bare bottomed tree.

Good luck with those last minute shopping trips and Merry Merry Christmas! We woke up bright and early this morning to hit the road for our trip to CO. I hear there is snow waiting for us! YES! Pics surely to come soon!

Happy Friday friends!

RED LIST: photo cred: HIM – white snowflake patterned mittens {rokit} francis illy coffee machine {tesco direct} corgi lightweight pattern socks {jcrew} red aluminum eiffel stool by shiegeki fujishiro {fab.com} icade iPad arcade cabinet {think geek} HER: sequin heart {ban.do} wellies {joules} ray-ban rubberized wayfarer {barney’s} zippity rabbit wine opener {metrokane} chacha chocolate clutch {kate spade} johnny loves rosie crystal ball earrings {asos} oxblood satin collar jacket {topshop}

YELLOW LIST: photo cred: HIM – black diamond gizmo headlamp {REI} canvas laptop case {west elm} james perse v-neck tee {barneys} HER – chevron clutch bag {etsy} coltskin ballerina {zara} jonathan adler porcelain vase {nordstrom} all wrapped up pave studs {kate spade} mustard cable scarf {topshop} taylor by elizabeth & james {piperlime} sun stripe lidded basket {leif}

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assemble shop.

A couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending a super adorable event at Assemble Gallery and Studio. I actually found Assemble during one of my morning run’s about a year ago when I spotted their bright apple red door from across the street and couldn’t help but peek in their windows.

Assemble offers loads of workshops for the crafty or crafty wanna-be’s – think sewing, painting, knitting, print etc. They also have a crazy amazing collection of letterpress greeting cards and fun little gifts perfect for your best bud or any special occasion (um, hello – if you’re still on the hunt for that perfect stocking stuffer you best stop into their shop quick!).

In the past couple months I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Andie (co-owner of the shop) a whole lot better, and boy can I tell ya – this chick is hilarious AND also one of those small biz owners whom I greatly admire and respect. I was all too happy to celebrate Andie & Emily’s 2nd birthday with them complete with cookies, milk and a book drive – it always feels good to give back, right?!

I soooo enjoyed the evening complete with Christmas caroling, an accidental self portrait, and a little present to check off my “I didn’t even know I NEEDED this!”  list.

photo cred: {moi iPhone and maggie’s iPhone}

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the BLACK list.

Are you ready yet?! Or are you like me and Adam and have kinda only barely started?

Usually I’m super on top of it, but this year I’m a little slow to get the list complete. I’m heading out today for all the trimmings….paper, tags, ribbon etc. etc. I’m kinda OBSESSED with getting the perfect wrapping paper with the perfect matching (or not matching) ribbon. I absolutely LOVE wrapping gifts! There is just so much potential to make the gift super special from the moment they lay eyes on the box.

Only a few days to go…will we get it all done??! Oh and those Chloe ballet flats? Please Santa, please!

photo cred: HIM – toddland mustache wallet {urban outfitters} eastland sherman 1955 boot {via need supply} bowers & wilkins mm-1 speakers {apple} old camera art by toddy mclellan {20×200} wusthof ikon hand held knife sharpener {crate and barrel} smartwool balaclava {REI} dodrops morse suitcase by jules {dot drops} HER – jcrew heart-intarsia wool sweater {net-a-porter} michael kors watch {nordstrom} marc jacobs nylon iPad case {nordstrom} black oslo necklace {le voyage creatif} love ballad top {modcloth} paper + cup book {paper + cup} chloe embellished ballet flats {net-a-porter}

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the BLUE list.

Did you know there are only about 2 weeks left until Christmas?! Uh-huh. Those shopping days are trickling away faster than you can fa la la la la!

I’m heading out this weekend to find the perfect secret santa gift and some stocking stuffers for Mr. Blake & Bailie Bug. I’m definitely gonna keep this week’s BLUE wishlist in mind.

Adam and I actually exchanged our “gift” this week! I’m not even gonna lie. Our brand spanking new 50 inch flat screen television is pretty freaking amazing in our living room right now. And I think most of my excitement stems from the fact that the ‘old school’ t.v. jokes will finally subside from our friends & fam.

Happy weekend friends!

photo cred: HIM – Hand Powered Electric Razor {amazon} Yamaha PDX 11 Speaker for iPhone {yamaha} Lacoste Canvas Belt {lacoste} custom fit college striped polo {ralph lauren} royal stripe boxer {kings underwear} pass on sneaker {diesel} urbanears ‘plattan’ headphones {nordstrom} HER – steven womack scales iPhone case {society 6} honeydew flower lace bralette & undies {madewell} spotted snowfall headband & gloves {madewell} helen dress {wiksten} retro eames style rocker {vintage looks} kate spade dot to dot earrings {nordstrom} denim fitted shirt {topshop}

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the PINK list.

It’s that time of the week again! Wishlist time!

This week….PINK!

I know, I know, typically not the “guy’s guy” color choice but there are some pretty eye popping pink deals for her AND him.

Happy weekend friends!

photo cred: HIM – plum wool two left bow tie {forage} nixon time teller watch {zumiez} calf-high memphis sock {american apparel}  michael kors pink check shirt {bloomingdales} unisex spun poly leather belt {american apparel} northface reversible beanie {nordstrom} iTunes gift card {amazon} HER – hot streak tote {anthropologie} amazing face book {zoe foster via penguin books via the design files} insert collar blouse {topshop} matt & nat gemma plush purse {asos} pink pop herringbone women’s classics {toms} marc jacobs enamel logo disc earrings {nordstrom} nikon 10.1 megapixel digital camera {best buy}

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the ORANGE list.

Who’s heading out for those early black Friday deals today?! Midnight? 6am? Coli and I will hopefully be snagging some super fashion deals around 5am and maybe I’ll pick out a few presents too!

Here’s this week’s wishlist….ORANGE!

Happy doorbuster weekend!

photo cred: HIM – colour stripe boxer shorts {zara} animal butt magnets {steph mantis via fab} timex men’s weekender gray and orange slip watch {amazon} patagonia better sweater jacket {patagonia} jones shoe {clae} DIY coil lamp {craighton berman} barnacle iPhone holder {i love handles} HER – o-check for top hat small planner {madewell} fleurs d’ecosse silk twill scarf {hermes} industrial garment rack {urban outfitters} the archive leather boot {madewell} design sponge at home {amazon} velvet crystal boulder ring chunk {helveta vyotlag} alicia + olivia daphney flat {nordstrom} natural habitat coral quilt {calypso}

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the GREEN list.

With the holidays right around the corner and my intention to shift this blog to a more male/female perspective blog sloooowwwlly gaining momentum, I figured there wasn’t a better time OR way to ring in the holiday cheer than with some him & her gift wishlists!

I’ve been all about bold pops of color lately and thought “why not” share some rad gift ideas for that guy or gal in your life?! For the next 7 weeks I’ll be sharing one color list a week…1st up? GREEN!!!

Check back next Friday for the next color wishlist.

Until then….happy shopping friends!

gift cred: HIM – marmot ama dablam down jacket {REI} architect lamp {crate and barrel} swivel video recorder {swivl} osprey aether 70 pack {REI} citizen canvas watch {via amazon} DODOcase for iPod {jcrew} onitsuka tiger by asics {zappos} HER – marni stretch silk-satin bra and briefs {net-a-porter} kate spade coin purse {kate spade} patent sidewalk skimmer {madewell} twinkle lights pencil skirt {anthropologie} rifle 2012 garden calendar {rifle paper co.} kendra scott drop earrings {nordstrom}

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