Kara and I went on our last sanity-saving GMO (Girl's Morning Out! Holla!) to Art Star Craft Bazaar, I fell in love with one vendor who was selling beautiful chunky scowls, cowls, scoods, scarfs, infinity loops (you know there are 800 names for fancy neck warmers these days). I circled around and stopped by her booth about 15 times. I'm kicking myself for not buying one but I was being financially conservative because 1) the stupid city of Philadelphia towed our car because our bumper was in a very cleverly obscured handicapped parking space while we are at the TLA ($175 tow + a $301 ticket + a cab ride to the tow lot + extra money for the babysitter = less money for scarves) and 2) if I add to my bag/scarf collection (read obsession!) any more this season, my husband is likely to kick me out of the house.
After I returned home, I headed straight to the Art Star's website to
It's very vogue now to shop small and/or local. There is nothing smaller than artist on Etsy selling their own handmade goods. Low over head for them and all good for you. You get (or get to give!) unique objects all while supporting people who are doing what they love. So if you are looking for just the perfect anti-99% gift for your favorite fashionista this holiday season, head over to Oh. Just. Jess! and cozy up to her work!
And, oh yay! Jess has a great blog too: http://ohjustjess.blogspot.com.
I'll be highlighting more finds in the next couple of weeks to help you with your shopping for the holidays. Happy shopping!