hello hello! Still on vacay but had to share this delicious clutch 

Remember how much I liked Clare Vivier? Now I have one of my very own. Thanks family! More Christmas gifts will pop up later on, like a super cute bracelet and a sweet chambray shirt. Who knows, maybe all in the same look.

happy holidays

I hope everyone has a merry Christmas or happy whatever holiday you may or may not celebrate. And I want to thank everyone for all the wonderful holiday cards and well wishes this season! Taking a few days off to spend with the fam, I’ll see you on the flipside. In the meantime, you can always find me @rclnudson. Love love, Rae

books

So, in between shopping and outfit planning and looking at things I can’t afford on the Internet and decorating for Christmas, I like to read books. And I need to stock up on a few so I can have reading material for holiday traveling. While I was preparing, #fatcat fell asleep on my Kindle. Can you even tell it’s him? He’s very black and sometimes difficult to see.

Anyway, I just finished reading John Dies at the End. And I wont tell you if John really dies at the end, but I will share some lines I particularly liked.

My grandpa used to tell me, toward the end when he was going crazy, that talking through a dog ain’t like talking through a sausage.

Something coming back from the dead was almost always bad news. Movies taught me that. For every one Jesus you get a million zombies.

The best I can do is save this little bit of the world, this little corner that me and this girl stand in.

The truth, the power of knowledge in the hands of the people, all that journalism school song and dance, that’s what I believe in. I got nothin’ else to fight with.

What are you reading? Does it help you ease holiday stress?

list

It’s just a few more days til Christmas. Oh boy. Are you done shopping yet? Here’s a few quick ideas for the ladies in your life if you need it!

  • 1. Whimsy. I am all about promoting fun in clothing, and I clearly love words. Kate Spade does a great job of adding some spunk and pretty, simple text to accessories, whether it’s a bracelet, scarf, or mittens.
  • 2. TOMS. These shoes are easy to wear and come in many colors and patters (all are perfect, they’ll go with everything) and you’re doing good in the world when you buy! 
  • 3. Fur. Can’t afford a fur coat for your fashionable lady? How about a faux fur scarf, or stole, or vest? Get an increase in glamor for a lower price.
  • 4. Bags. We all know how much I love bags, so I recommend any bag, in any color. Or, this fantastic oversized orange clutch from Asos or a gorgeous rugged tote from Madewell. Love them both.
  • 5. Cashmere. It makes anything luxurious. Even winterwear, like these super fun pop-top gloves from DKNY.

Good luck with all your final gift getting!

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meg36:

Robert Pattinson: “If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are. Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.”

I just gained some respect for him. I love this.

In between the gift shopping and holiday party outfit deciding, just a reminder that what’s in your head matters way more than what’s on your body. Also I just finished a book and have been wanting to share some of the best quotes from it, so look for that later this week!

newish

I went home for Thanksgiving, and while I was there I went shopping—sort of. You see, I went shopping in my mom’s closet. So this shirt, while not really new at all, is new to me, because my mom is awesome and lets me have things when I storm into her stuff, find things I like and say “Mom, can I have this? Please?”

Here’s how I took it to work

And for play? Well, add sequins, a scarf (it is winter) and a top knot, of course, and watch out for #fatcats crossing your path.