December 13, 2017

December 6, 2017

Philomena + Ruth

Don't you just LOVE when you find
a brand that is just RAD in every way?
Good, us too. We first fell in love with
Philomena + Ruth YEARS ago when we
fell into her booth at a local fair and
discovered her headbands. Fast forward to now,
Philomena + Ruth is an independently owned store in
 historic downtown Waterloo, IL, that 
carries handcrafted and independently produced 
clothing, accessories, jewelry,
 and home decor from the best artisans,
 both locally and nationally. 

In addition, founder Elizabeth Hahn designs
handmade accesories and socially concious 
graphic shirts, like this one, 
that are sold in stores and online.

Everything is made with community
and environment in mind.

We also are quite fond of this 
leather fringe sweater that just hit our closets,
and of course, the patches!

If you're like us, and still have some holiday shopping
to do, why not check out Philomena + Ruth,
and while your at it, treat yourself too!
Enjoy free shipping with code!


December 5, 2017

Tunesday; St. Vincent

While we love Holiday music (it does only
come once a year), we're breaking up the monotony
with non other than THE bad-ass herself,
 St. Vincent and her new album MASSEDUCTION.
Sadly we missed her show in St. Louis over a week back
but we like to think we were there in spirit
singing along to the likes of Hang On Me and
dancing along to Sugar Boy.

Happy Tunesday!

fox + gypsy

November 29, 2017


There is nothing quite like a weekend where everything resets itself in a positive way. Thanksgiving weekend is notorious for an outpouring of gratitude, love and light. As it should be of course, but it also is turns out to be so much more. Sometimes, a long weekend designed for friends, family and reflection is a priceless remedy to the "real" world's weight we often feel trapped under. Spending dinner, moments, money (shopping with friends!) with others is the therapy we did not know we may need for ourselves and our relationships.

This year, Thanksgiving was that weekend, that unexpectedly re-centered  an anxious mind and heart. Putting it back on a path that beats for moving forward, acceptance of what is to be and what is to leave behind.  Focusing the mind on goals that cannot be reached overnight but will make an impact on the overall objective. To always choose love and happiness. To be brave, bold and truthful. That self-worth isn't taught, cannot be earned or bought, but  is worth fighting and standing up for. Recognizing dreams can come true and there's magic in our bones that we cannot allow self-doubt or people to darken and suppress. 

 "A feather is a ton of bricks
Or maybe I'm too sensitive...
I don't know.
All I can say is this,
From now on
I'll try to listen to intuition.

There's magic in our bones,
A north star in our soul
That remembers our way home.
There's magic in our bones."

 fox + gypsy

November 16, 2017