Sunday Chronicles: Holidays

Investment Piece: I put a spell on you

The holidays are coming. And I’m not usually the one to tell you that. I love savoring each season for what it is. This weekend? I’m putting up pumpkins, Halloween decorations, and watching scary movies- especially my favorite Hocus Pocus. Usually, I wouldn’t be thinking of Christmas,and would actively be laughing at all the stores, etc who have out Christmas and the winter holiday goods. I wouldn’t be talking about gift guides or anything truly holiday (minus Halloween) themed for a month or so.

However, this is not a normal year. All signs point to supply chain issues and the US mail delays making the winter holidays a priority now. Meaning if you’re in any way planning on doing some of your gift shopping online it’s best to do it now to ensure that you and your loved ones get the packages on time.

So. As much as it goes against my nature, we’re gonna start chatting about the “holidays”. Yes. That includes Halloween. And the fall. But I be talking about gift guides, etc. This is where I’ll be honest with you- gift guides are always something I’ve struggled with. It’s not that I don’t like gifts- both giving and getting, but I have weird feelings about gift guides. I think it’s mainly as I think the best gifts are a bit personal , a way to say “I Love You” in a tangible form. Therefore, you have to know a bit about the person you’re buying for- which is why I may not be the best at generic gift guides. (But I’m great at gifting to people I know or people I’ve been told about- so if you’re in need of one-on-one gift help please don’t hesitate to email me!). On site to help our gift guide issue, I’ll be featuring people in my life- a little bit about them, what’s on their wish list in the hopes that it can help you find gifts for the people in your life that may be similar. I was thinking about posting these during Sudnay Chronicles, but if you have a different need or thought or ideas about how to help you with gift guides I would love to hear them!

Here’s to the holidays. Even though we’re hoping we can enjoy each stage of them, may they come easily!

Wishing us all a happy fall and amazing shoes!

Sunday Chronicles: Holidays

Investment Piece: Happy Holidays

Loves, Halloween was just Thursday and yet it feels like we’re in the middle of the holiday season. I have mixed feelings about this time of year.

Personally, I’m not one to rush ahead. I know that the Christmas season is BIG, but I still think that we should take the time to enjoy Thanksgiving (being grateful is cool and there’s no need to skip a day devoted to eating!). Also, as much as there is to do at this time of year-parties, gifts, traveling, all the things- that I want to tell us (or me) to slow down. To enjoy time with friends and family and not worry about all the things. To take time for tradition. To simply relax into the season.


Part of my job is helping you prepare for the season. I’m sure you’ve noticed in my postings on LikeToKnowIt and ShopStlye (all shoppable in the links to the side), that I’ve already started making gift guides. Do I kinda hate that? Yes. But on the other hand, I kinda love the thought that we could all get our shopping done and out of the way and then relax. And I would rather help you prepare than ignore the season.

So. For the next month or so you’re going to be seeing a lot of gift guides. (Know I think that the best guides are personal and if there is ever any gift you need help with I’m always available for personal shopping. You can reach me at I’ll be doing a round-up each Sunday of the week’s gift guides on Sunday Chronicles (though you can still expect a few thoughts from me!). We’ll be active through the holiday season, posting outfits, our series, and more. Then we’ll make sure to keep you updated on Holiday sales from Black Friday to Green Monday to Boxing Day.

Maybe we can shop and relax and enjoy the season at the same time? That’s my goal for us, here’s to making it a reality!

Wishing us all a week of holiday fun and amazing shoes! Xo RA