12 Days of SAKmas: Holiday Cards

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Happy holidays everyone! Today I am kicking off 12 Days of SAKmas! I’ll be sharing some of my favorite holiday things – from personalized Christmas cards like today, last-minute gift guides, to what to wear to your holiday party, and much more! In today’s post I’m sharing 20 of my favorite holiday cards from Minted.com. Minted is one of my all-time favorite design websites. It is a curated design marketplace that connects you with super talented independent artists around the globe, and you can find cards, gifts, artwork, stationary, and more! My sister ordered her engagement announcements and wedding invitations through Minted earlier this year, and I’ve also included a handful of their prints in my bedroom and living room gallery walls. If you aren’t familiar with them, you NEED to visit their site right after this post!

Receiving holiday cards was always one of my favorite parts of Christmas growing up – I remember how special and unique each one was, and that’s why I wanted to work with Minted this year – to start my own little holiday tradition on SAK. I planned to give out my own Christmas cards this year, and I wanted them to be personalized, and something simple and sweet. It’s truly an adult feeling putting together my cards and I’m really excited for my friends and colleagues to receive them! Below you can directly shop my holiday card, plus 19 of my absolute favorites from the Minted’s holiday selection! Happy shopping, and happy holiday card writing! xo

A little more information about Minted’s holiday card selection:

  • All holiday cards are available with matching custom stamps, envelope designs and FREE recipient addressing. Save time and make your holiday card beautiful from the inside out!
  • Enjoy Minted’s FREE concierge address book service – send them your addresses in any format, from envelopes to lists, and they will build out your Minted Address Book.
  • 2016 holiday card trends: Midnight blues, graphic black & white, botanical wreaths, and glittery foil are what’s on-trend for this season. Among this year’s top trends are real foil-pressed holiday cards in gold, silver and rose gold and photo letterpress holiday cards featuring the luxurious look and feel of letterpress paired with unique inks and vibrant colors.
  • Minted is known for its high-quality paper and printing. Minted’s Signature paper is thick and luxurious with a creamy cotton texture, and has been optimized for photo printing. You can also choose 100% recycled paper, Pearlescent paper which adds a subtle shimmer, DoubleThick paper or even TripleThick paper.
  • Minted also offers postcards, ornament cards and 8 unique die-cut shapes. A variety of backer options allow you to add additional photos, text, and customization options to your holiday card.
  • Minted’s assortment of stationery, art, home decor and digital offerings is constantly expanding as Minted grows its artist community and hosts ongoing challenges.

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Check out the different options you can choose from to personalize each card and envelope! simplyaudreekate-mintedoptions

You can now shop my favorite holidays cards! For each category, I have also pointed out my editor’s pick! Happy shopping! xosimplyaudreekate-holidaycards_page_2

LETTERED SANTA | IT REALLY IS A WONDERFUL LIFE | FLORAL & PINE WREATH | MODERN FAMILY JOY | NO PLACE LIKE HOME | HAND LETTERED JOY | WINTERTIDE

 

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SPLASH | CHEERS | MODERN WREATH | FLEECE NAVIDAD | MERRY LITTLE XMAS | HOLIDAY MAP

 

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BRIGHT TYPOGRAPHIC | LETTERED THANKS | THE NUTCRACKER | GARDEN OF WARM WISHES | GEOMETRIC EVERGREEN | WOODLAND JOY

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POST IN COLLABORATION WITH MINTED

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Friday Favorites: My Holiday Looks

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TGIF! I’m back today with another ‘Friday Favorites’ and today I’m sharing my favorite past holiday looks. Below you can find eight of my favorite holiday looks. You can click on the blog title to visit the past post, and then shop the links below each picture in this post to re-create the look. I hope you enjoy today’s post and next week I’ll be kicking off my holiday gift-guides and much more! Have a great weekend! xo

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SHOP THIS LOOK:
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2. Christmas Tartansimplyaudreekate_0749

SHOP THIS LOOK:
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JACKET | NECKLACE | SWEATER | BELT | SKIRT | PURSE | HEEL

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SHOP THIS LOOK:
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NECKLACE | DRESS | HEELS | PURSE

 

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NECKLACE | COAT | SWEATER | JEANS | LOAFERS | PURSE

 

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SHOP THIS LOOK:
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EARRINGS | PONCHO | TURTLENECK | JEANS | RINGS | BOOTS

 

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SHOP THIS LOOK:
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JACKET | DRESS | CUFF | BOOTS | PURSE | KEYCHAIN

 

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SHOP THIS LOOK:
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NECKLACE | TOP | BUTTON-UP | JEANS | WEDGES | CLUTCH

 

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VEST | SHIRT | SKIRT | PURSE | CUFF | BOOTIES
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‘Tis The Season

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Guys, it’s December! It’s my favorite month of the year and I’m incredibly excited for the holidays this year! December has always been one of my favorites because it’s my birthday month, Christmas, New Year’s, endless holiday activities, and I always get to spend more time with my family and friends. I didn’t think I was going home to Arizona this year since I have already been back a few times, but my parents surprised me with a ticket a couple weeks ago, and I obviously couldn’t pass up on the opportunity. I’ll be back home in Arizona for almost two weeks and I plan on soaking up as much family time, puppy snuggles and food as I possibly can before the new year.

Last weekend I visited the Union Square Holiday Market with my roommate to kick off the holiday season! We walked around the market, took some outfit pics and I even got a little holiday shopping done! It was perfect weather in the city, and it made me so excited to do other holiday activities before I go home in a couple weeks! In today’s look I’m sporting my new Old Navy beanie (it’s currently under $15!!) and my favorite vintage Wranglers jacket and jeans from Express. Take a look at our trip to the market, and you can shop this look below! Happy December! xo

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SHOP SIMILAR LOOK IN THE LINKS BELOW:

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BEANIE | SCARF | JACKET | TURTLENECK | JEANS | BOOTS

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BEANIE (C/O OLD NAVY) | DENIM JACKET (WRANGLERS – L TRAIN VINTAGE) | LEATHER JACKET (FOREVER 21) | TURTLENECK (C/O LULU’S) | JEANS (EXPRESS) | SCARF (JOE FRESH) | BOOTS (QUPID – C/O LULU’S) | JEWELRY (VINTAGE)

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The Editor’s Look

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My perception of business wear has drastically shifted the past few years as I have transitioned from a solely business world mindset, to a creative,fashion community. I know I have talked about office clothing a little bit before on the blog (this blog post), but it’s been an interesting experience to work in both ends of the spectrum. I have worked in very corporate settings where neutral suits ruled the cubicles, and I have also worked in settings where, an outfit like this – ripped jeans, sneakers and bold lipstick – is the norm.

Despite what your office dresscode is, I wanted today’s look to showcase one of my typical office looks. My schedule changes each week – one day I’ll be in an office working on a freelance project, and the next I’ll be lugging 30 pounds of garment bags across Manhattan. So to accommodate my ever-changing work schedule, I have let comfort take a forefront in my wardrobe. I want to make sure I can easily move around in an outfit, that I can last a 12-hour day in my shoes, and that I feel polished, confident, and ‘Audree’ in each look. Today’s look is just that! I love layers so I typically have some sort of outerwear with each look – a jacket, a blazer or scarf. Next I do comfortable pieces like pants, a loose tee, and flat sneaker or boot. I dress up the look with my accessories such as a statement earring or necklace, and almost always a pop of lipstick.

What is your office go-to look? Are you able to bend the dresscode rules, or how to do you let your personality shine through? I want to know below in the comments! Happy Tuesday loves! xo

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SHOP SIMILAR LOOK IN THE LINKS BELOW:
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EARRINGS | BLAZER | SHIRT | JEANS | BRACELET | BAG (SAME) | SHOES

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BLAZER (VINTAGE) | TEE (TARGET) | JEANS (LEVIS) | SHOES (ADIDAS) | PURSE (C/O OLD NAVY) | JEWELRY (GIFTED)

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