GOODBYE HOLIDAZZLE

It's day 25 of holidazzle! Sad face because it's ending... but happy face because it's almost Christmas and then New Year's and then ALT SUMMIT. Since it's the last day of holidazzle, I thought I'd switch things up a bit. Just like on the last day of school when you don't actually do any learning, you just sit around and day dream about the summer ahead. Well, similarly - all the online holiday shopping should already be done, so I'm gonna sit back, relax, and day dream about cute iphone cases... that's the same, right?

Too much cuteness! Which one would you get?

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From the top: Sparkle Stripe | What to focus on | Black Cat | Tribal | ban.do case

Thank you to everyone who participated in holidazzle!! Psst - you can get 20% off that ban.do case through the month of December with the code feelpretty!!

 

HOLIDAZZLED BY: ANN SHEN

These little zines are genius... and I like saying "zines." Bad Girls Throughout History:

A 22-page zine that briefly, and in no way comprehensively, illustrates the bad ass women who have ever existed. Includes: Lilith, Marie Antoinette, Nellie Bly, Ada Lovelace, Amelia Earhart, Anita Garibaldi, Tallulah Bankhead and so many more!

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That's Not My Name:

A 14-page zine about all the animals who are often mistaken for their more popular visual relatives. Includes little informational paragraphs about each animal, in addition to full color illustrations.

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See more from Ann Shen on Etsy, Twitter, and her blog!

ALMOST GONE...

chomp Wow, friends, holidazzle 2012 is almost over! Only 2 days left. I want to send out a huuuge thank you to all of the shops that participated this year... it was the best holidazzle yet thanks to you guys. AND I wanted to remind all of you uh-mazing readers of a few deals that are still happening:

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Get 20% off ban.do's entire site with the code "feelpretty" through the end of the month.

Get 15% off art at Ugallery with the code "artsocial15" until December 21st.

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Catch up on all of the holidazzle 2012 shops right here or see all the goodies on pinterest!

HOLIDAZZLED BY: THE OBJECT ENTHUSIAST

Today's holidazzle spotlights one of my fave bloggy friends, fellow ban.do brand ambassador, and creator of awesome objects - Emily Reinhardt. Her blog and Etsy shop, The Object Enthusiast, are definitely worth a look-see, a perusal, and a bookmark... scalloped-bowl

I'm all about craft, quality, and a little bit of sparkle & pizazz, which is exactly why I love Emily's work so much... and apparently I'm not the only one. These bud vases sold out while I was writing this post! Wowza. I'll be checking back in with her shop on the reg. I'm in love with that white and gold bud vase. Which one do you like the most?

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From the top: scalloped bowl | gray and gold bud vase | white and gold bud vase

See more from The Object Enthusiast on Etsy, Facebook, Twitter, and her blog!

 

25 days. 25 shops. Check out the other holidazzle shops right here!

HOLIDAZZLED BY: DESIGN desTROY

Until today I thought my favorite Christmas decoration was my childhood ornament: Grover making a snowman. Well move over, Grover, you've got some competition from Design desTroy...design-destroy That Aww Yeah ornament needs to become part of my office decor, forget the Christmas tree.

Aww Yeah | Awesome

See more from Design desTroy on Etsy, Facebook, and Twitter!

 

25 days. 25 shops. Check out the other holidazzle shops right here!

HOLIDAZZLED BY: ROXY MARJ

roxy-marj These Roxy Marj clutches are some of the cutest I've seen in a while... and this shop's about page made me love them even more:

I am obsessed with producing a product from start to finish that is impeccable in quality, has unique designs/illustrations, and I plan on doing that with my business even if it takes me 20 years to get noticed. Some people label me a perfectionist, but I like to think of myself as a very happy hard worker who doesn't cut corners, and who feels very fortunate to be blessed with a creative mind.

I love her definition of a perfectionist... I'm totally using that one.

 

Clockwise: Spotted | Harvest Print | Harley Plaid | Eye to Eye

See more from Roxy Marj on Etsy, Pinterest, and their blog!

25 days. 25 shops. Check out the other holidazzle shops right here!

HOLIDAZZLED BY: THE OWLIES

the-owlies Oh these ornaments are adorbs. I'd love an owl on my Christmas tree... maybe even a whole parliament - which I just learned is the collective noun for a group of owls. Thanks, wikipedia.

See more from The Owlies on Etsy and their rad blog, which is full of these cute little guys...

From the top: Owlie Mobile | Brown Herringbone Owlie | Black and White Striped Owlie

25 days. 25 shops. Check out the other holidazzle shops right here!

HOLIDAZZLED BY: UGALLERY

Buying artwork can be super overwhelming... especially if you're buying it for someone else. The best place to start? Think about what else the giftee is into. What's their favorite movie? What's the color of their bedspread? What are they pinning and instagramming? What's their style - vintage or contemporary? After you get a few clues, it's time to play art matchmaker... Ugallery breaks their collection down into very manageable categories - medium, style, color, size, they even have a decor guide if you have a specific room in mind. Oh and they have a "view on the wall" feature that allows you to visualize the artwork in a real space. So. Cool.

Even cooler? They're offering 15% off to all of you awesome readers with the code artsocial15 until December 21st!! Hurry and get that art for the holidays, friends.

Here are some of my Ugallery favorites I'd love to gift this year (to myself).

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1. Valerie Chiang, Marilyn, 2011. 2. Ely Key, View From the Chevy, 2009. 3. Ansen Seale, Moving On, 1988 4. David Arnoux, Carnival, #5, 2010 5. Valerie Chiang, Short-Winded Elations, 2010

 

P.S. remember: when in doubt, there are always gift cards.

Find Ugallery on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and online of course!

HOLIDAZZLED BY: BAN.DO

merry and bright Aww yeah, friends. I'm sure by now you've noticed my love for all things ban.do... and I'm not even a big accessories girl (I don't even have my ears pierced, shhh). I like to keep it simple, but with a pop of sparkle. Some may say that's contradictory... to which I say: well I'm a complicated lady.

Holiday party season is officially here. I think I'm adopting this simple white dress (with pockets!) + my metallic gold pom pom flower as my holiday party uniform. Well maybe I could switch it up with a few of these gems, what do you think? Which one's your favorite??

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And guess what? Ban.do is giving all of you 20% off the entire site with the code "feelpretty"!! So go get your ban.dos, put on your party dresses, and let's ride. Holiday parties are a-callin.

 

1. boom boom flower headband 2. sparkle & shine jumbo bobbi 3. good time blast riot 4. party crasher

top photo by artsocial. fine print: ban.do's 20% off coupon is good on the entire site for the month of December and allows each customer 1 use.

25 days. 25 shops. Check out the other holidazzle shops right here!

HOLIDAZZLED BY: GENERATION RESTORATION

It's not always easy to find awesome vintage goods at antique stores... srsly hours can be wasted. Thank gawd shops like Generation Restoration are here to gather all the great finds for us, huh? How cute would these items be in an industrial-style office or studio? Dibs on the brass moose...

Oh and you can get 15% off the purchase of 3 or more items with the code vintagelife. Ohh yeah.

 

1. Pharmacy File Box 2. Industrial Gauge Wall Hanging 3. World Globe 4. Brass Owls 5. Brass Moose 6. Wire Basket

See more from Restoration Generation on Etsy, Facebook, and Twitter!