pleats + pearls gift guide

I’m happy to share that a very talented friend of mine has featured my vintage clothing Etsy shop, The Gibbson Girl, on her fashion blog, Pleats & Pearls, today. She gives you her vintage picks for the holiday season (because, yes, it’s approaching fast!).
Vintage Jewelry at The Gibbson Girl Vintage Jewelry at The Gibbson Girl Ugly Cow Sweater at The Gibbson Girl

To see more, check out the piece here. 



Thanksgiving in Chicago: Christkindlmarket & Zoo Lights

Last weekend, I made my annual visit to Chicago’s Christkindlmarket in Daley Plaza. The event features traditional Bavarian food (like brat wurst, potato pancakes, mulled wine…and beer of course) as well as German holiday gifts, many of which are handmade. I followed the German Christmas market with a trip to the Lincoln Park Zoo Lights, which are, in fact, just as good as I remember them being when I was six. I even had time to stop by Swirlz Cupcakes for one of the best cupcakes in the city.


Happy Holidays!