polka dots and gemstone pattern

i have to say it: i'm in denial that today is December 1st. that's nuts! this year has flown, and i'm trying my best to wrap my head around the fact that it's time for the season's traditions to start: decorating, festive parties, and picking out a perfect present for loved ones. 

to kick off the holidays, i recently did a fun post in collaboration with Long's Jewelers and some fabulous boston bloggers. the result is a pretty awesome wish list full of tips, and ideas for those special women in your life. if you love jewelry, or need some inspiration for your holiday shopping list (jewelry is always a good idea, of course!), you can check it out here.