Gift Guide: Sparkle & Shine

GIFT GUIDE: Sparkle & Shine

Sparkle & Shine

Jewelry Gift Guide for you or your Sweetie

Whether you’re into mixing your metals or not, here’s a gift guide inspired by the metallic sparkle of silver and gold. Brighten someone’s holiday or just treat yourself to a shiny bauble because you’ve been very good this year!

Gift ideas are listed as follows, left to right, top to bottom.


  1. Socks: Raindrop socks and silver ribbed socks designed by Hansel from Basel. 
  2. Rings: Stackable silver rings designed by Iris Guy. 
  3. Cuff & Earrings: Upper Metal Class
  4. Long Necklace: Designed by Iris Guy


  1. Cuff: Maslo
  2. Earrings: Fail Jewelry
  3. Necklace: Maslo
  4. Is Was + Will Be: Necklace
  5. Socks: Stance
  6. Pouch: Modern Radar

Not finding what you see on our website? Contact us directly here at the shop. We would be happy to help!

Gift Guide: Merry & Bright

GIFT GUIDE: Merry & Bright

Merry & Bright

Gift Guide for the Color Lover

A gift guide inspired by Hansel from Basel’s color-blocked socks. These gift ideas are for the person that isn’t afraid of a little pop of color, whether it be green, red, mustard or pink! Each item is bold and bright, yet tastefully designed, making each one the perfect statement piece to brighten up a loved one’s daily routine. Gift Ideas are listed as follows, top to bottom, left to right.

  1. Clutch: Exclusive to re-souL and made from a super buttery soft leather, this classic clutch will fit the essentials: phone, a couple cards, lip gloss and a set of keys. Designed by Miishka Handbags. Made in Ballard.
  2. Socks: The epitome of the modern aesthetic: bold and bright yet understated and minimal. Designed by Hansel from Basel.
  3. Wallet: For the person who keeps things classic, a streamlined J. Fold.
  4. Wristwatch: Another bold timeless classic, for the person that likes to be timely. Designed by Achille Castiglioni for Alessi.
  5. Readers: Tired of watching someone squint? See Concept readers are stylish, flexible and lightweight.
  6. Pouch: Designed and screenprinted by Modern Radar, these pouches are the perfect catch-all for the all small things.
  7. Card Holder: For the minimalist in your life. Designed by Il Bussetto.
  8. Money Clip: A sleek and powerful leather magnetic money clip, in a rich forest green. Designed by Il Bussetto.
  9. Agenda: Soft leather bound daily planner, for the person on your list that likes to keep their life analog. Designed by Poketo.
  10. Notebook: Stay forever young. Document your memories in this hard covered memento notebook.


What to Wear for Christmas: Him and Her Edition

For this What to Wear Wednesday, we thought it would be fun to do a Him and Her edition. Not that you have to match for Christmas, but you could complement each other’s attire at the next holiday party or family gathering. It would at least make for a nice picture, don’t you think?

What to Wear for Christmas: Hers and His
Featured re-souL items:
> “Celine” grey suede double gore booties by AA Copenhagen, made in Portugal.
> Iris Guy “Line Rivet” earrings in sterling brushed silver.
> Julie Rofman  woven beaded “Fog”cuff.
> Fiorentini and Baker black “752” harnes boot, made in Italy.
> Alessi “TXC” watch with black leather strap.

To view the other items featured along with their links as well as more outfit pairing suggestions, check out re-souL’s profile on polyvore.

Mondays, Maggie Muses: Black and White Christmas

I love color! I really do. You should see our home. Not a single white wall. If I can ever keep our house clean enough, I’ll show you and you’ll see that I’m all about the color.

Then I see pictures like these! I sometimes get the itch to go completely neutral like those beautiful Scandinavian apartments and country houses in Sweden, Denmark and Norway. You know the ones. The homes with white walls, big windows, plenty of natural light, and gleaming hardwood floors?

Well, unless Santa decides to bring me a professional paint contractor, (and a housekeeper) this will not be happening anytime soon. I have already painted too many walls in my somewhat short life and it’s not high on my priority list. But still, look at these festive decorations!  Tell me they don’t make you want to decorate in black and white too!


Black and White

Clockwise from the top left: a festive tray by Daniella Witte / presents by My Attic / paper ornaments by Minieco/ paper cut bell jar by In the Dark Woods/ home accents by Bolina/ a stylish bedroom by Menchant Design


Black, White and Natural

Clockwise from top left: table decor by My Little Party/ coffee table decorations by Draumesider/ livingroom by My Scandinavian Home/ snow sign by House Doctor via Signepling/ small living tree by Inspiration & Design Blog


Black, White and a Pop of Color

Cockwise from top left: neon tablescape via Good Housekeeping/ Christmas table setting by Casa Andersen/ DIY Christmas tree by My Attic/ styled livingroom by Style at Home

There’s only 9 more days until Christmas. I wish you all a happy Monday and a stress free week!

~ Maggie

Mondays, Maggie Muses: Paper Holiday Decorations

Tis the season to deck the halls! I love this time of year and I tend to get a little crazy with the decorating. So many great ideas out there on the web and Pinterest!  It makes my head spin. I thought I would stick with the paper theme again this year. I like using paper for decorations because it is relatively inexpensive and can be recycled when the holidays are over. Minimizing waste is always a good thing to do, even during the holidays, don’t you think?

This year in the shop I decided to recycle our paper straw wreaths from last year.  I painted them gold for an update and also made some simple paper ornaments in gold with touches of orange and aqua to hang on our white tree in the shop window.

It is our busiest time of the year, so not a great deal of time for crafting at home, but I like to do what I can .  I thought I would try and make paper decorations and these crafts seem like they would be simple enough to accomplish in a couple of hours.  Even during this season I am a “less is more” kind of gal and I like simple modern accents that can still make a statement. I collected my favorite ideas and hope you will find them inspiring too.

I found this oversized paper garland on the Happy Interior Blog and I absolutely love it. This has inspired me to style out our mantle at home in a similar fashion. I love the scale and the bright colors!

Paper Garland via Happy Interior Blog

I adore these simple orange neon paper stars I found on Fantas-tisch. Who says Christmas has to be all about green and red? You could recreate something similar with this tutorial I found here by

Neon Paper Stars via fantas-tisch

Neon Paper Stars via Fantas-Tisch

 A very clever advent calendar  created by Diana of Pygmy Cloud that you can make for yourself, the tutorial here.


Paper Trees Advent Calendar by Pygmy Cloud via Etsy

These geo paper ornaments are so lovely, I may have to try my hand at these too. Download and tutorial here.


Geo Ornaments via The Red Thread

These cardboard lit trees are so pretty and relatively easy to make  yourself, check out Chris’s tutorial here. 


Modern Table Top Christmas Trees via Curbly

For more ideas for the holidays follow my Pinterest board “Holiday Crafts and Decor”. 

Mondays, Maggie Muses: DIY Modern Holiday Wreaths

Hi, I’m Maggie. My husband (Legh) and I own re-souL.   I like to “muse” about things that inspire me.  Especially on Mondays.

As I said a couple of weeks ago, I was a little late on the store holiday decor.  I was going to do something simple this year, but was inspired by a diy I saw on Pinterest. I decided to give it a try.  After waiting for  hundreds of paper straws to be delivered, two forms and lots of hot glue,  I was ready to painstakingly put them together.  A few hours of patience and a couple of burnt fingertips later, we had our giant star burst wreaths for the windows! I really like the way they turned out in our re-souL colors of orange, aqua and white.

paper straw tutorial via


re-souL’s paper straw star burst wreath

Here are a few other diy wreaths I had come across my computer screen. I like them all.  Maybe next year?

DIY Felt Ombre Wreath from

a modern wreath made from pvc pipes via

multi-color felt ball wreath via

Mondays, Maggie Muses: Aqua, Red and White Christmas

Hi, I’m Maggie. My husband (Legh) and I own re-souL.   I like to “muse” about things that inspire me.  Especially on Mondays.

Tis the season and I should be all about red and green, right? Wrong. Well anybody who has been to our little shop knows we like the color aqua.  Alright, orange too.  But, as I am anxiously waiting for my supplies to be shipped to gussy up our windows. Wait!  “You don’t have your holiday decorations up already?”  I know, I’m late.  Anyway, I can’t help being infatuated with the vintage,  yet modern look of red, aqua and white. ( and a pale green ) It is so pretty and nostalgic.  Here are some of my favorite inspiration pics. What do you think?

Driftwood Tree from Creative Mint

Gift Envelopes from A.Muse Studio

Gift Wrap Ideas from Decor8

Adorable Deer Cards from A Spoonful of Sugar Designs

Winter Photography by Carolyn Cochrane via Etsy

A cheery card from Minted

A cheery card from Minted