A Trip To Detroit by Elise Joseph

Last weekend, I got to explore the city of Detroit for the first time. The kind folks over at Willys Detroit and Shinola invited me out for their Style Slam event. I got to meet some really cool people, catch up with my friend Jessica Comingore, try on a lot of amazing clothes (aka spend too much money) and adventure around the city for a couple of days.

Some highlights included:

+The architecture. The attention to detail on the old buildings was so stunning, and made me wonder what it must have been like to live there back in the hay day of Motor City.

+Dinner and amazing cocktails at Selden Standard. Everyone raved about this place, and for good reason. We sat by the kitchen and got to watch all of the incredible dishes being made.

+Astro Coffee. Still dreaming about that perfect cappuccino and buttermilk scone. The chalkboard wall is not too shabby, either.

+The Belle Isle Conservatory. Even on a dreary day, this place took my breath away.

+Rose’s Fine Food. This diner was apparently only in its ‘soft' opening, but felt like it had been there forever. Cozy neighborhood vibes with hearty yet healthy comfort food.

+Willys. I’ve been a fan for awhile now, so it was lovely to be able to shop the store in person and meet the awesome crew behind it. I spent (what felt like) years in the fitting room, trying on everything from Jesse Kamm to Steven Alan to Caron Callahan and Apiece Apart.

+The weather. I definitely want to go back in the summertime, as we experienced some interesting weather this trip. 60 mile-per-hour winds, rain and even some snow flurries. It made picture-taking a fun and windy challenge.

Wanted: Hot Hot Honeymoon by Elise Joseph

We are heading to Tulum, Mexico for our honeymoon, and I can't believe it's almost time! I'm so excited to escape to the beach—we are ready for sunshine, tacos, relaxation and nonstop margaritas. Here's what I'll be packing:

+Passports! We leave early morning after the wedding, so I've made a note not to forget this important detail in the chaos.
+Lots of pretty little underthings, like this set from Fortnight Lingerie.
+Classic Greek sandals for wandering around the beach.
+No seaside trip is complete without a proper straw sun hat.
+A bright pair of shades.
+This easy, seasonless Mia Top by Elizabeth Suzann.
+A carryall to tote snacks and sunscreen.
+Glossier's Boy Brow. My friends have been raving about this stuff, and now I know why. I don't think I'll be wearing much makeup on this trip, but at least my brows will look great.
+A colorful beach towel for soaking up some rays.

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!