Friday, December 19, 2014


If you're always with an iPad or a journal in hand, and want to kick it up a notch... I know just the thing. Stache & Hyde is a luxury travel goods and accessories brand from Chicago. They offer their StacheBook™ iPad covers, an innovative and fashion-forward alternative to those boring default covers. These covers make your 21st century goods look like a traditional notebook with chevron, woven leather, herringbone, tweed, and even vegan leather. If you're keeping it old school, they also offer their writing journals in the same textures and prints.

Zanzibar Ostrich StacheBook for iPad ($125.00)

Oxford Herringbone Wool StacheBook for iPad mini ($125.00)

Hyde Park Heritage Tweed Journal ($50.00)

These make the perfect gift for a coworker, your uncle, a best friend, your dog walker - pretty much anyone and everyone. You're welcome for making your life so much easier. 

Want to check out Stache & Hyde in person? They'll be selling their StacheBook™ iPad covers and writing journals at the Made in Chicago Holiday Market at Block Thirty Seven this Saturday, December 20th from 9 AM to 7 PM. Cross that off your Christmas list!


Thursday, December 18, 2014


When it comes to wedding planning, there is so much out there. From venues to flowers and color schemes, it can be hard to organize your ideas. That's why we love Pinterest.

If you're following us (which um, you should be already) you've noticed that we've been pinning more wedding content. As we both dive deeper into planning, we've been relying more and more on the website to help give us inspiration and store our ideas. Here is just a sneak peek at the images that have been helping us plan our vision for own special days!

via Intimate Weddings

via BuzzFeed

via Indulgy

via Floridian Weddings

via Wedding Chicks

via The Wedding Chicks
Jess & Jill

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Holidays can put you in a crazy daze. It can be challenging enough to find the right gift for someone on their birthday, let alone a gift for every person close to you in your life (all at the same time). That's why we love it when we come across a shop that has it all for everyone. Especially one that is kind to animals and people.

Headquartered in Brooklyn (which Jill loves!), UncommonGoods has all of your gifting needs. From stocking stuffers to budget friendly gifts, it's the perfect one stop shop this holiday season. And you know what you're getting has an ethical background, too. Most products are made right here in the USA, and their lowest paid seasonal worker earns 50% above minimum wage. They offer an amazing platform for artists and designers!

That's why this season, we've teamed up with UncommonGoods to deliver the ultimate last minute holiday gift guides! Whether you're looking for your parents, significant others, BFFs (that includes siblings too!), you can find everything you need and more right here - and some goodies for yourself!

And to help you with your shopping this season, we're giving away a $50 gift certificate to UncommonGoods to one lucky reader! To enter, you must follow us on Instagram, but you can always grab extra points by leaving a comment on this post with your favorite gift, following us on Twitter, tweeting about the giveaway, and more. Scroll down to enter... and good luck!

1. Bike Table by Tyagi Schwartz ($1850.00), 2. Man Candle ($15.00), 3. Beard Pack ($39.95), 4. Personalized Mixtape Doormat ($38.00), 5. Latitude Longitude Cufflinks by Ana Talukder ($195.00), 6. Neighborwoods Map Coasters by Aymie Spitzer ($36.00), 7. Stone Drink Dispenser by Jeff Henderson ($125.00), 8. Fixie Pizza Cutter ($23.00).

1. Spa in A Bag ($60.00), 2. Personalized Love Birch Cuff by Nancy Nelson ($100.00), 3. Personalized Cutting Board by Kim Strassner and Mike Pararas ($155.00), 4. Twist Decanter ($29.99 - $49.99), 5. My Life Story - So Far ($28.00), 6. Precious Gold Dipped Lace Heart Necklace by Tulianna and Alejandra Garces ($42.00), 7. DIY Lip Balm Kit by Mary Kearns ($40.00), 8. Hidden Word Love Scarf by Jeannet Leendertse ($98.00).

1. Smartphone Projector ($27.00), 2. Great Minds Puzzles - Set of 5 ($20.00), 3. Himalayan Salt Tequila Glasses- Set of 4 by Brett Cramer ($30.00 - $45.00), 4. Spalted Beech and Spent 50 Caliber Bullet Pen by Jason Smith ($56.00), 5. Cast Iron Tool Bottle Openers ($19.00), 6. Eye Glasses Holder ($18.00), 7. Desktop Golf ($28.00), 8. Mens Military Field Grooming Set ($65.00).

1. Wiener Dog Oil and Vinegar Set ($30.00), 2. Parent Nestling Necklaces by Rhonda & Elijah Wyman ($70.00 - $79.00), 3. Birth Month Mini Dish by Ellen Bartfeld ($44.00), 4. Tea From Around The World Set ($55.00), 5. Birdie Yarn Bowl by Aaron A. Harrison ($49.00), 6. ,Mother and Child Necklace by John & Linda Whitney ($54.00 - $78.00) 7. Personalized Family Print by Mary and Shelly Klein ($75.00 - $125.00), 8. Gardener's Seat ($30.00).

Don't forget to enter our giveaway to win a $50 gift certificate from UncommonGoods!

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? 

Jess & Jill

Jess & Jill were compensated for this post. Comments and opinions are of their own. Giveaway ends December 24th, 2014 at 12:00 AM. 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


I'm a fan of, okay, obsessed with Warby Parker frames. I already have over five pairs and you'll never seen me without them on - sunglasses and all! (You may also remember my home try-on here.) Can you imagine my excitement when I found out they were opening up a Frame Studio right here in Chicago? (Hint: I was really stoked.)

Warby Parker has found its new home in Lincoln Park and offers their eyeglasses and sunglasses in all of their variations. Dream come true! The Frame Studio is decked out with vintage cameras in the coolest wall display ever and old-school goodies throughout. One of the best parts of the shop is the Portrait Studio where you and a group can have free portraits taken by their in-house photographer. (Time for new headshots for Jill and I?) Make your appointment here - they book up quick!

You'll find me there next week as I choose all my favorites before my big move. Including finding the perfect pair for my wedding ensemble (yes, I'm wearing my glasses and it's going to look awesome). I have to take full advantage of having a Warby Parker so close to me while it lasts!

Tour the studio below and make your way over there soon!

I want this for my home.

Remember these guys?!

The Frame Studio!

It's me!

Have you been to the Warby Parker Frame Studio?


Monday, December 15, 2014


If this December has been as insane as ours, decorating for Christmas hasn't been on the top of our to do lists. And it just doesn't feel like the holidays without a little festivity in our homes. Thankfully, our favorite stores are stocked with holiday decorations (and some are even on sale)! Now it's time to finally get started on that holiday shopping...

Brass Reindoor ($55.00 - On Sale!) - West Elm

Gilded Garland String Lights ($38.00) - Anthropologie

Deco Letter Ornaments ($4.00 - On Sale!) - West Elm
Chalkboard Stocking Hook ($38.00) - Anthropologie
Geo and Apex Tress ($6.95 - $14.95) - CB2

Matryoshka Nesting Dolls ($104.30 - On Sale!) - Crate & Barrel

Gold Balloon letter Ornament ($6.00) - Urban Outfitters

Hickory Stripe and Denim Stocking ($39.95) - CB2

What's your favorite Christmas decoration?

Jess & Jill
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