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Holiday Travel with Lo & Sons + a Giveaway

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Although Thanksgiving is on the later side this year it feels as though November has flown by incredibly fast. I can’t believe Turkey day is just four days away. ‘Tis the season where everyone will start packing up their bags to either drive or fly to see their loved ones. When it comes to packing for trips I have go-to bags that I know won’t let me down. My ultimate travel bag is the OG from Lo & Sons. When I first discovered Lo & Sons a few years ago I was elated that there was finally a simple, chic bag to carry on a plane that also thought about every organization detail you could want. Yes, for a crazy person like me it was as though Christmas had come early that year. Fast forward to today and I’m still in love with this bag and it goes on every single trip with me — it should have its own passport.

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With an array of beautiful colors — I now have the black and navy (a girls gotta have choices), a pocket to place your laptop, iPad, extra shoes, magazines, cell phone and more in this one carry on, it is perfect. I’m always shocked at how many items fit in this one bag, which is good for those long flight or layovers. One of my other favorite features, it slides onto your roller suitcase, so say goodbye to your bag falling anymore. This OG bag will stay in one place.

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As you make your plans for the holidays and want to simplify the way you travel I highly suggest either the OG or OMG for any future trips. And for your avid travelers looking to add something to your holiday wish list – this is the it item to have.

Now for the fun part — one lucky Sacramento Street reader will win an OG, OMG or their amazing weekender, the Catalina – it’s your choice! Any style or any color! Entering is easy — simply follow the steps in the widget below and that’s it! You can then opt to submit additional entries. The giveaway runs until next Monday, December 2nd, and I’ll announce the winner on this post.

Also, Lo & Sons is offering all Sacramento Street readers 25% OFF until the end of December (AMAZING!) with code SACSTREETHOLIDAYS2013.

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Photos by Claire Giffen

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Adding Chairish Pieces to My Living Room + a Giveaway

Chairish | Sacramento Street 1We’re slowly but steadily furnishing our new apartment – it’s quite a task. Especially when I’m the type that needs to live in a space for awhile in order to figure out the perfect pieces for each room. Each room so far has evolved into exactly what I pictured – mixing old and new, distressed with modern, and neutrals with pops of blue.

One source I’ve been going to for vintage finds is San Francisco based Chairish. You may remember them from a feature we did together in September. I’ve had the pleasure of picking out a few treasures for own home – they have amazing pieces. First, a lucite bench that had been calling my name – I keep moving it around from our bedroom, to the living room, but it’s the perfect piece to have nestled next to the sofa in case we need extra seating.

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Chairish | Sacramento Street 3The second piece that I was over the moon and beyond giddy about was a piece of artwork by Michele Spane. Her work was one of the first things that caught my eye – the white circles on natural butcher paper make for a graphically stunning piece and frankly a piece I had to have. It was love at first sight. Do you ever find yourself looking for artwork for your home for months or even years? That was me for our living room. There are pieces that I’ve liked but this piece of work by Michele I loved. After receiving the piece I’m plotting on how I can hopefully get an even larger piece for my dining room (coveting this blue piece!!).

Since I fell in love with Michele Spane’s work so much I wanted to see if Chairish would giveaway a piece to a lucky Sacramento Street reader. Guess what friends – they are! One lucky winner will get to pick one of these three pieces for their very own home.

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White Circles Painting | Pair of Brown Abstract Paintings | Light Pink with Black Splatter Painting

To enter the sweepstakes, click here. Once you’ve filled out the form you’ll be entered to win. Wishing all of you good luck and I’d love to know which of these three stunning pieces by Michele Spane you’d love to put in your home?

Giveaway Details:
 Please complete the entry for a valid submission winner will be contacted via email. This sweepstakes closes at 11:59 p.m. ET. on Friday, November 22nd.

This post is brought to you by Chairish. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

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Minted Holiday Cards | Sacramento StreetReady or not, it’s time to get prepared for the holidays. I’m notorious for thinking about holiday cards when it’s a little too late. Come mid-December I love opening up my mailbox to gorgeous and creative cards then go on the hunt for our very own. This year we’re getting ahead of the holiday madness. Thanks to Minted we already have our cards in our hands. Now it’s up to me to add some embellishments, stuff, address and stamp them all by the first week of December. I’m the type that needs deadlines.

When selecting the perfect holiday card this year we wanted something simple that had a beautiful design and reflected our style. This Winter Berry holiday cards definitely stood out amongst the hundreds of designs Minted has to offer.

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Adding a little sparkle to the cards was actually Cambria (the designers) vision for the card. I love the extra detail it adds to the card. We’ve also added gold edges to the cards as well. It’s been so much fun having the extra time to make this years holiday cards extra special.

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Now for the fun part – Minted is kindly offering one lucky Sacramento Street winner $250 towards their holiday cards. Now, if you aren’t planning on ordering holidays cards this year don’t fret – they have SO much more for you party essentials like notebooks, invitations for almost any event, and more! I have to say, their holiday cards are my favorite – it’s always so hard to choose just one to send out!

Entering is easy – simply follow the steps in the widget below and that’s it! The giveaway will be open until Wednesday, November 13th.

I hope this gets all of you excited for the holidays that are right around the corner and big thanks to Minted for offering this great giveaway!

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Rules: This contest is open to U.S. residents only. Please follow the steps in the widget for valid entry. Giveaway value: $250 USD. One winner will be selected at random using The winner will be contacted via email once comments close on Wednesday, November 13th. Once the winner has responded I will announce the winner at the bottom of this post.

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Fall Essentials Giveaway!

Fall is one of my favorite seasons – it’s a time to add a few new things to my wardrobe, it’s a time to refresh some basics in my daily life and it’s a time to add something new to my home to give it a fall feel. I mentioned doing a fall giveaway, and here it is! I’ve gathered ALL of my favorite things for this fall that I’ve been loving, coveting and wearing non-stop. These are brands I love and admire. I reached out to each one to be part of this giveaway because they are my go-to’s when I’m looking for something new.

Check out what this giveaway has in store!

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One lucky winner will WIN:

1. Otte NY: Alexis Hat $125

2. Margaret Elizabeth: Black Druzy Teardrop Bangle $88

3. The Podolls: Black and White Birch Silk Pullover Blouse $202

4. Cuyana: Elizabeth Infinity Scarf $65

5. Shawn Burke Limited: Pro Mini Necessaire, Medium and Large Cosmetic Bags in Navy with Midnight Metallic Trim $234

6. Serena & Lily: Plaid Throw $128

A TOTAL VALUE of $842!! After all of the support every reader has given me over the years this fall I thought curating a giveaway with my favorite fall essentials was a good gift to one lucky winner. Plus, you can see what I’m loving!

Entering is easy – simply follow the steps in the widget below and that’s it! The giveaway will be open until Thursday, November 7th at 8:00 pm PST.

Good luck everyone! And a huge thank you to all of these brands for being part of this giveaway.

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Rules: This contest is open to U.S. residents only. Please follow the steps in the widget for valid entry. Giveaway value: $842 USD. One winner will be selected at random using The winner will be contacted via email once comments close at 8:00 pm PT on Thursday, November 7th. Once the winner has responded I will announce the winner at the bottom of this post.

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Giveaway: Freda Salvador Shoes

Freda Salvador GiveawayAs many of you know – I’m a huge fan of Freda Salvador shoes. Actually mildly obsessed . . . they are comfy, stylish and every single time I wear a pair I’m bound to get asked where they are from. Their fall collection is one of my favorite collections yet – the mix of leathers, colors is fabulous and they added a heeled boot that is stunning. Hear more about what inspired them this season.


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What was the inspiration for your fall collection?
We love designing Fall. For this collection we were inspired by 70’s and 90’s music…Rock and Roll and Grunge!  Janis Joplin in the 70’s and Kate Moss in the 90’s.  The lines are geometric and simple, but we played around with hardware, like studded welts and removable studded harnesses. We added an elongated toe flat and 2.5′ heeled bootie to our assortment this season…which definitely plays up the Rock/Grunge feel!


How do you choose your fabrics? Does that have any effect on how next season’s line will look?  
Twice a year we go to a leather and component Fair in Bologna Italy where we choose all of our leathers.  We of course have our favorite tanneries that we see first and then we love just browsing the entire Fair.  It is unbelievable what they can do with leather!  For Fall we love using hair calf, so depending on what prints are being offered, that definitely inspires our designs.


What exciting things are coming for Freda Salvador in the future?  
We have several surprises up our sleeve, especially for our San Francisco customers, so stay tuned!!!!
Now the fun begins – we’re giving away one of our favorites and a staple in my closet, the Freda Salvador Change shoes. You can wear them with just about anything – jeans and a tee, shorts for our Indian summer that should be arriving, or pair them with a skinny black pants to dress them up. Then you have to decide if you want to wear them with the saddle or without. The sky is the limit with these beauties. It’s one of the favorites of the Freda founders and myself! Here’s how they would style these giveaway shoes.


Freda Salvador Change Dotted

What is your favorite way to style the giveaway shoes?  

This is one of our favorite shoes of the collection because of the print and versatility.  We love this print specifically because it is interesting but still a neutral.  We like to wear it casually on the weekends with the saddle on and rolled up jeans.  Take the saddle off for a simple loafer…perfect with more tailored, skinny jeans for work.


Freda Salvador Change DottedFreda Salvador Change DottedTo enter, simply tell us how you would style these Freda Salvador Dotted Change shoes for fall. Then pop over to Freda Salvador to follow them on twitter or instagram. If you live in SF – be sure to stop by their beautiful store on Union Street!


We can’t wait to hear how you’d wear these loafers!


Entries must be posted by Monday, August 26th, at 10 a.m. PST, and one winner will be chosen at random.


*Please do not leave your email or web address in the body of the comment, only in the allotted boxes. Winner will be contacted by email once comments close, and announced at the bottom of this post soon after.


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