Anyone else majorly struggling with Christmas shopping? And is anyone else guilty of buying last minute presents more so to check them off the list and less because it’s really them?
I hate that. I hate presents that aren’t thoughtful and intentional and just exude love because you found just the perfect little thing that encapsulates your appreciation of whoever you’re shopping for. And I feel like I get more and more guilty of this thing I hate every year as I have solidified my title as Xmas Shopping Procrastinator. Because, you guys, stores are still open on Christmas Eve for a reason. While I operate best under pressure, sometimes my budget, and thoughtful gift-giving do not.
In that spirit, Kaleigh and I stumbled upon our favorite gift for our family and friends this year: a little jewelry boutique unique to Chicago, called Grace + Hudson.
I am obsessed with dainty, minimalistic pieces. AND BOY, DOES THIS PLACE HAVE THAT. You guys, this place is so stinkin’ cute. And the best part is that the fab lady behind this little boutique jewelry shop loves to customize pieces unique to who you’re buying for. SO, Kaleigh and I are stoked to tell you about how we worked with them to create our own necklaces, which we so creatively named the Lux Necklace and the Concord Necklace (I mean, are we copywriters yet or what?)!
We chatted with Stacey so she could get to know us a bit and she asked us a few questions about our style and had us throw over some other inspo on jewelery we’re loving currently. It was pretty funny how similar the pieces that Kaleigh and I sent over were – that’s what ya get for being best friends who work together, I suppose. From there, she sent us back 3 pieces, and we were able to choose our favorite and provide any feedback if necessary. The results ARE THE LINKS YOU CAN SHOP BELOW AH (literally haven’t taken mine off since I got it).
About Kaleigh’s Necklace (The Lux Necklace):
- Gold-plaited chevron chain
- Gold-filled necklace includes an extender and is adjustable between 16 to 18 inches, to assist with the perfect fit
- Gold-filled clasp
- Ideal for: everyday wear, the office, a casual night out Love this? Check out the Maddie and Madison Necklaces, too!
About my necklace – the Concord Necklace (WAIT SAYING MY NECKLACE STILL SOUNDS SO COOL):
- Double strands of gold-filled chain
- Gold-plaited hexagon
- Necklace includes an extender and is adjustable between 16 to 18 inches, to assist with layering
- Hexagon measures approx. 3/8 inch wide
- Gold-filled clasp
- Ideal for: everyday wear, the office, a casual night out Love this? Check out the Natalie and Kelly Necklaces, too!
Loving mine or Kglaze’s necklace? YOU CAN BUY THEM HERE, and in my (perhaps biased) opinion, they’d make a bomb Christmas present! And in case our Lux & Concord beauties aren’t enough, a portion of every Grace + Hudson purchase goes towards charity.
And that’s a gift your L&C editors can get behind.