"Etsy Style Guide", "Inside Etsy", "challenge winner", "fall", "gift ideas"

Our October Etsy Style Guide Challenge Winner IS...

Paris Photography, 8x10 Tuil...
$28.00
coin purse gray feather on e...
$38.00
Chunky Infinity Loop Scarf H...
$49.95
Painted Deer Horn Antler Lar...
$85.00
City Park Birds - 8 Blank fl...
$7.00
Vintage 1950s mens leather t...
$29.99
Driftwood Sale- visit shop f...
$25.00
Modern Copper DECORATIVE PIL...
$110.00
Vintage Luggage - Mid Centur...
$42.50
vintage leather bucket bag
$95.00
Vintage Salt and Pepper Shak...
$15.00
Fabric Leaves - Storm Cloud ...
$21.00
Landscape Photography - autu...
$30.00
Fox painting 8" x 8&quo...
$60.00
Painterly Chevron, Grays and...
$32.00
Greige and Orange Butterfly ...
$15.00                           


Surprise!!  Congratulations to Amber of Etsy shop Red Tile Studio for the winning style guide Style me Rustic.  This is going to come as a huge surprise to Amber - why?  As organizers of this monthly event, it has been standard practice for both myself (Nanako of Etsy shop Pig and Fish) and Amber to exclude ourselves from the pool of potential winners.  However, following a suggestion made by Aki of Etsy shop oktak, the previous style guide winner, I decided it was the perfect opportunity to surprise Amber.  This is our way of thanking Amber for all her hard work!  She is a tireless leader with exceptional organizational skills and a devoted heart.  Amber is a huge inspiration and I could not think of a better way to thank her for all she does!  So...on behalf of the entire team of style guide curators - Thank You & Congratulations, Amber!   


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The goal of our monthly style guide challenge is quite simple - make shopping on Etsy easy!  Being shop owners on Etsy, we all have pages and pages of favorites - items that we've hand selected during our Inside Etsy travels.  We're sorting through those favorites and putting together theme based shopping guides with 16 selections.  By presenting them in our beautifully curated collections, all you have to do is click on an item and you'll be taken directly to that shop on Etsy.  
  
We choose one winner each month, but there are so many creative shopping guides to choose from!  So we always like to highlight a select few, to give you an even greater sense of the talent!  This month's collections have been all about highlighting each curator's chosen style - a unique angle on whatever they wish to celebrate.  Well - need we give this collection below by Brooke of peifferStudios much introduction?  If you haven't discovered the AMC series Mad Men, then lucky you because you get to watch from the beginning!  For those of you who are fans of the show, don't you detect a little Peggy with a hint of Joan?  Regardless, Brooke's selections are timeless and beautifully curated around a soft palette of retro inspired finds!  Brooke - Don Draper would approve!   

'MAD Style!!!' by peifferStudios


Handmade coin purse - bronze...
$22.00

vintage glasses - 1950's...
$90.00

Vintage space age gooseneck ...
$42.99

Vintage 1960s Dress - Pale P...
$40.00

1960s shoes / mod 60s shoes ...
$34.00

Vintage retro ibis camera
$32.99

Mid Century Modern Decoratio...
$24.95

Mad Men Cocktail Set / Barwa...
$59.99

Pink Retro Vintage Old Radio...
$15.99

Geometric Patterned Off Whit...
$84.95

Mid Century Lounge Chair - M...
$325.00

Mid Century Modern Coffee Ta...
$250.00

Mid Century vintage Taylor S...
$60.00

Set of 7 Mid Century modular...
$164.00

Mid Century Modern Upholster...
$1275.00

Mad Men PERIWINKLE Blue LACE...
$99.00
By giving our team of curators a theme to work off of, it gives us all a common starting point.  This month's Etsy shopping guide theme was Harvest Your Style.  It's that traditional time of year for pulling up the year's harvest, so we put a spin on it as a way to explore each curator's unique style.  It's always so much fun to see where the inspiration will take them and Jen of Etsy shop zwzzy takes us on a journey with her collection Floating Gypsy!     With a bohemian flair, Jen is sensitive to the color palette of fall and presents her collection in a light and airy mood.   Don't you love the sense of mystery that accompanies Jen's style guide, leaving one to wonder where the road will lead.   You've truly captured a mood here Jen!   

'Floating Gypsy' by zwzzy


coin purse gray feather on e...
$38.00

Feather Band on Sterling Sil...
$159.00

Bohemian Headband - Pear Yel...
$21.00

Beautiful Vintage Ornate Sil...
$12.00

Brown Leather Tote - Simple ...
$185.00

Burnt Orange Large Fabric Br...
$29.00

Feather photo nature photogr...
$35.00

kellyann. an eclectic moder...
$58.00

Morning Bloom- Country Home ...
$25.00

Feather headband with vintag...
$24.00

Brown FEATHER Boho MAXI DRES...
$40.00

Feather earrings. Hammered s...
$75.00

Drive, southwest photography...
$30.00

Copper Wreath Necklace Art N...
$28.00

Nest no.14, Photograph : Woo...
$22.50

Hand Painted Antler Jewelry ...
$25.00

As the leaves change color and start to drop, the nights become filled with a crisp clean air.  The mood automatically shifts to that of getting comfy & cozy - putting warm knit scarves on, cooking a big pot of soup and by golly if you have a fireplace, nothing beats the pure delight of sittin' by the fire!  It's a highlight for those of us living in seasonal climates and Nichole of Etsy shop The Paris Print Shop sets the stage with her inviting collection It's a Fireplace Kind of Night.  During this time of year, nothing takes the chill out of the air like a warm fire to get roasty, toasty by.  Using a warm palette of ivory and chocolate tones, we are invited over to experience that cozy feeling as we curl up by the fire.  Get the fire roaring Nichole because we're all coming over!  

'It's a Fireplace Kind of Night ' by littlebrownpen

Reversible half apron - brow...
$42.00
Air Plant Cube - Streptophyl...
$20.00
Winter Fashion - Knit Scarf ...
$165.00
Three Porcelain Pumpkins Sh...
$25.00
Small Rustic Porcelain Bowl
$29.00
Original Painting l Barn Owl...
$115.00
Waves and Paisley. Customiza...
$65.00
Vintage Metal/Glass Lamp
$85.00
Poor man's simple engage...
$40.00
Vegan scarf - neutral beige ...
$17.00
On the Horizon Hardwood Smal...
$45.00
VINTAGE Medium Brown Messeng...
$79.95
CLASSIC Footed Cutting Board...
$55.00
1 vintage Digoin Orange brow...
$38.00
Soap Balls In Neutral Colors...
$10.00
Shabby chic blossom shoe cli...
$16.00                           


We're going to finish off our monthly challenge with a style guide from our resident stylist Jenn of Etsy shop palimpsestic.  We always look forward to what creative adventures Jenn will take us on & she consistently delivers the most unique guides!  She might look to history, fictional story telling, or pop culture to build a collection of items around & here we clearly see the clever ways in which she executes her ideas.  Check out this collection & you'll start to hear "op op op op oppan Gangnam Style" with a hard to resist beat pulsing in your head.  You may never get those dance moves down (darn!), but you can always enjoy a piece of this sensation with any of Jenn's Etsy picks below!  "Eh~ Sexy Lady" - this one is going down as a true classic!  Thank you for rockin' it out once again Jenn! 

Thank you, thank you to all who participated and we look forward to seeing you here again next month - on the 16th of November!  Until then ~  I'm going to practice my moves... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bZkp7q19f0   




'Harvest Gangnam Style' by palimpsestic


Light blue tuxedo t shirt ve...
$11.95

Zipper pouch - skyscrapers o...
$18.00

White Mesh Insert Pocket Det...
$75.00

WoodRoze Barge // Black Bamb...
$105.00

Glitter Britches Geodes--Shi...
$75.00

Vintage Baby Blue Pimp Shoes...
$39.00

Hand Painted Graduated Wood ...
$30.00

Fringe Bib Necklace, Antique...
$40.00

1960s Neon Romper - Vintage ...
$55.00

breyer horses / set of six
$42.00

Sexy Abraham Lincoln - High ...
$37.00

Ruffled Bracelets Bangles Cr...
$37.00

Ruffled Blue Tuxedo Decorate...
$39.20

40%Off Vintage 1950s reprodu...
$35.40

Black bow Shoe clips . Black...
$10.00

Pink cocktail sugar rim - ma...
$3.95
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