Gifting Curiously with Fossil by Elise Joseph

This time of year is always my favorite—gift giving is something that I love to do year-round, from what’s inside the package to the way that it’s wrapped and delivered. I have an ongoing note in my phone that I update throughout the year with clever ideas for my closest friends and family. That way, I’m sure to not forget something and always have a gift idea ready to go (even if it’s six months in advance!).

I’m really excited to partner with Fossil, and am hosting a challenge over on my Pinterest with holiday gifting ideas. I had so much fun putting together this festive photo shoot with some of my gift picks from Fossil this season, from bags to watches to jewelry to office supplies and more.

If you want to join in on the action, just pin your own Gift Curiously board and fill out the entry form anytime between November 6th and December 18th. I’ll be helping Fossil select a winner who will receive their choice between two prize packs of Fossil goodies, as well as a $1000 cash prize to help finish your gift giving. 'Tis the season!

To enter, follow the simple steps below:

1. FOLLOW: Fossil on Pinterest at
2. CREATE: A Gift Curiously Pinterest Board.
3. PIN: Your curious wish list for the holiday.
4. SUBMIT: Fill out the form here for a chance to win!

Things, Lately by Elise Joseph

+The Kinfolk Home book. Endless inspiration.
+The beautiful AW15 collection from Portland-based REIFhaus. I've got my eye on this and this, specifically. They are offering 15% off with code PENNYWEIGHT at checkout.
+This article by Jocelyn Brewer about social media consumption, via Miss Moss. Photo from IN BED Store.
+Nashville friends! Throwing a 3-day holiday shopping event with designer Han Starnes at Wilder November 20-22nd. Come shop the full collection, handspun exclusives and see the special film shot in New Zealand. Mark your calendars for the opening party on Friday, November 20th from 6-9 pm.
+Tunes from EL VY, the side project of Matt Berninger (The National) and Brent Knopf (Ramona Falls). So lovely for these dark and dreary autumn days.
+The Apartment by The Line - their new offline home in Los Angeles. Everything they touch is pure magic.

Wanted: Winter Wedding by Elise Joseph

As you may or may not know, I am getting married! My fiancé and I wanted a short (3 month) engagement and are planning our wedding for this December, just in time for the holidays. We are keeping things minimal and intimate, hosting a small group of our closest friends and family at a special private residence. Here's a peek into my world of planning lately:

+Organizing a light, wintery meal for dinner. Hearty salads, crusty breads, cheese and charcuterie boards,  and a fantastic cocktail and wine bar.
+A great solution for a wedding without a lot of turnaround time. These black and white letterpress invitations are even better looking in person.
+I'm all about texture, so I had to get this velvet guestbook. Plus, it will look beautiful sitting out in our home long after the big day.
+White taper candles galore, especially since it's in the evening. And dripless so they don't ruin our rented linens!
+The most stunning Havelock chair for both the ceremony and reception. The rentals from 12th Table are out of this world.
+Pretty coupe glasses for sipping champagne while getting ready.
+Macarons, pies and various desserts in lieu of a traditional cake table.
+A sweet and simple gold diamond wedding band.
+The perfect bridal shoe—the Rachel Comey Mars boot wrapped in white leather.