When it comes to the holidays, I have a penchant for festive entertaining! Since I definitely didnâ€™t have the space to host get-togethers when I was in New York, Iâ€™ve been looking forward to holiday parties at home here in Chicago. When I lived in Chicago right after college, we hosted quite a few get-togethers in our three-bedroom apartment in Lincoln Park.
Back today with the 7th gift guide of the season! This one is all about the personalization, which is why I wanted to post it early. Most monogrammed gifts take a little bit of extra time because they’re made to order. So if you’ve got a monogram maven on your list, get your orders placed soon! (FYI: certain items can take up to four weeks.)
Holy shit, you guys. Pardon my French, but this past weekend marked seven years of Bows & Sequins. SEVEN YEARS. I started this blog seven years ago, on a Thursday night in 2010 in my college apartment in Champaign, and I really canâ€™t believe how the years have unfolded. I can remember that day like it was yesterday, but when I think about how much life has been lived in these last seven yearsâ€Ś wow.
Starting your #BlackFriday shopping after all of that turkey? (Hard not to when the deals keep getting bigger and starting earlier every year!) I'm keeping this page updated with all of the sale info you need to know: https://t.co/mDSq1kerou
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