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Our September Style Guide Challenge with the Pantone 2013 Fall Colors



dinner plate ∙ Romy and Clare
striped pillows  ∙ Jillian Rene Decor

Each month, we gather together to host what we call, a Style Guide Challenge. We come up with a relevant theme for the season and ask our stylists to create collections not only to showcase the amazing finds on Etsy, but also their incredible style as well.

We realize that Etsy is a crowded place, full of unbelievable finds, but sometimes it's just a bit hard to sort through all of them.  That's where we come in!  We create mini shopping guides to help you shop more easily.  This month we are helping you shop the latest fall color trends with our Pantone Fall Color Challenge, A Riot of Color or Just a Pop.

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Our August Elite16 Etsy Style Guide Winner IS...



Red Gingham Baby & Toddler B...
$35

Strawberry red floral scarf ...
$89

Autumn Harvest Porcelain App...
$20

Vintage Autumn Mod Dress for...
$20

Library Photography, Library...
$30

Vintage Book - Funk & Wagnal...
$6

Red American Flyer Bicycle P...
$30

Vintage Papier Mache Cute Gi...
$60

mid century initial cardigan...
$20

Paris Photography Collection...
$145

personalized teacher gift, c...
$21

Kookaburra Book Mark - Hand ...
$9

Handmade Plaid Pouch in Red,...
$20

Antique French Dictionary La...
$20

Alphabet Letters - Notebook ...
$17

FOLDER: red office file wal...
$188

Our Style Guide Challenge this month took inspiration from that time of year when many are getting ready to get back to school.  Our theme Get Back inspired many creative titles and themes, but we both loved this sweet collection by Carolyn of Romy & Clare titled Stop and Retreat!  Using red as her base color palette, Carolyn has painted a scene where you can practically smell the crisp morning air as you wait at the bus stop.  You know that distinct feeling?  Her shopping guide is filled with items which evoke the feeling of going back to school and useful items which are a must on the "going back to school" list!  Congratulations on being our August Style Guide Challenge winner, Carolyn!

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Each month, we have the pleasure of exploring all the Style Guides and have so much fun experiencing Etsy through the eyes of our curators.  It's such an easy and enjoyable way to navigate Etsy and discover new items which are presented in beautifully curated shopping guides.  We always like to highlight some of our favorites here on the blog, but do take the time to check out the whole list!

Jillian of Jillian Rene Decor took the challenge theme and takes us "back" to nature with her Style Guide Surround Yourself with Nature.  Using her eye for not only design, but a keen understanding of color balance - Jillian has curated a shopping guide which feels like hiking up a mountain on a misty morning.  Earthy and filled with the warm tones of nature in the fall, this guide sure makes me want to pack my backpack and pull out the hiking boots!  A real organic fit for the naturalist in all of us, Jillian!    

'Surround Yourself with Nature.' by JillianReneDecor


Set of Three Nature Collecti...
$48

Snake Skin Animal Print Silk...
$46

Waxed Canvas Backpack // Ruc...
$198

Fog Photo, trees, nature pri...
$30

Camping Lantern Balsam Sache...
$15

It's In Our Nature / Boo...
$4.5

Wrens painting - W040- bird...
$20

Mini Mountains, Stoneware Mi...
$25

Cotton sleeping bag, small a...
$199

deer brooch
$9.9

Antler card, Autumn, dark br...
$4

Vintage Antlers, Natural His...
$38

Sterling silver antler ring
$20

the Sisters - grey wool moun...
$60

Vintage Trapper Nelson's...
$98

8 Foot Burlap and Lace TeePe...
$350


Kelly of 88 editions took a unique angle with her interpretation of our Get Back theme by taking us within on a vision quest!  She takes us on a journey into the dessert with her brown tones punctuated with turquoise.  Kelly's clean and crisp selections create a mood of clarity as the eyes settle into the overall story unfolding in her guide.  An awesome collection for the minimal southwestern lover in your life!  Now you're starting to see how shopping on Etsy really does become fun when our curators share their creative "visions" with us!  A beautiful way to "get back" in touch with nature and oneself, Kelly!

'vision quest' by 88editions


Emerald green necklace - str...
$38

Facial Cleanser, Face Cleans...
$12

Snake Skin Animal Print Silk...
$46

Horse photography, southwest...
$30

Rustic Art Block l Ikat Owl ...
$29

Electric Blue Snakeskin Silv...
$75

We move mountains Print of o...
$25

Rustic Cotton Pouch Filled w...
$12

She - The Snake - Linocut, 6...
$22

Southwest Landscape Original...
$19

Gray Necklace Beaded Crochet...
$30

Higher Love Potion Of Ajna.O...
$13

Vintage Handthrown Tall Pott...
$26

Antler No.6986
$30

natural virgin wool carpet A...
$599

Dream catcher crochet lace w...
$32

We're in for a real treat with this collection here by Maria of o bliss jewellery titled I wanna be in Miss Honey's class!  Aside from the fact that it's a beautifully balanced Style Guide, how many of you can relate to wanting to be in "Miss Honey's" class?  I sure can!  Maria takes us back to those days when we longed to be in that one particular teacher's class with her retro chic styled shopping guide.  She's captured the excitement of being back in school with her modern layout which is accented with splashes of green tones.  Can you hear the lockers clanking shut and giggles in the hallway?  I'm passing notes at lunch time to see what class you ended up in.  Now, I want to know if Maria was ever actually in Miss Honey's class!  

'I wanna be in Miss Honey's class' by breema


1960's Green Checkered B...
$28

Antique Slate Schoolhouse Ch...
$54

SIlk scarf as seen in BUST m...
$46

Light Green Crochet Beret wi...
$26

old 1960s industrial school ...
$9

Pillow Cover, bicycle pillow...
$37

The Ex Boyfriend Necklace, V...
$26

Printed Boxed Zipper Case - ...
$26

Vintage Flashcard : to the d...
$12

Black Leather Loafer Heels S...
$26

Vintage Book/Magazine Displa...
$85

mid century brass apple // b...
$12

Vintage Matilda Children'...
$10

vintage children's schoo...
$60

1960s Hermes 3000 Typewriter...
$168

Vintage 1960s Skirt - 60s Sk...
$54

In keeping with tradition, we are ending this post with a Style Guide by our resident curator Jenn of Palimpsestic.  We always have a good time experiencing the theme through Jenn's eyes and each month we wonder what kind of adventure she'll take us on!  Well, you are welcome to come along on a road trip this month with Jenn's collection Thought He Was a Loner!  Jenn's love of words translates into her love of telling a story - only here, she's using images.  She blends a southwestern vibe with a Californian beat of an easy, free life while focusing on the warm tones of autumn.  A shopping guide that is sure to be a hit with the "dude" in your life!  Thank you for the smiles and good cheer each month, Jenn!  It's always a pleasure!

'Thought He Was a Loner' by palimpsestic


SOFT vintage GRAPHIC yellow...
$22

California - wall decor in w...
$48

Snake Skin Animal Print Silk...
$46

American Bulldog, Tucson Ari...
$21

Vintage Handwoven Wall Tapes...
$64

Camel Throw Blanket / Road T...
$65

Don't Smoke the Herbs (T...
$18

Vintage 1970s Fight Club Tyl...
$184

Vintage RPM Collectible The ...
$7.95

Leather Keychain for Men or ...
$15

Road Trip Quilt.....Queen Si...
$925

Golden Gate Bridge, San Fran...
$30

Chaparral natural solid perf...
$60.9

vintage book, back roads of ...
$12

Ceramic Skull Planter - perf...
$42

California tshirt - Summer -...
$28

We'll be back here again next month, but in the meantime keep an eye out for our Pinterest board featuring Carolyn as our guest stylist!  We're always producing high quality shopping guides for you to browse, so be sure to bookmark our list of guides!  We look forward to seeing you in September for our next Style Guide Challenge!

See you soon!

   
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Our August Elite16 Etsy Style Guide Challenge



Each month, we gather here on the blog to have a little adventure into the world of Etsy.  If you've recently tried finding an item using the search feature on Etsy, you will already know that searching through 382,588 results is far from fun.  Yes - Etsy is a crowded place.  That's why you need to hang out with us more!  Especially during our monthly Style Guide Challenge where our team of curators get together to share their favorites with you.  How??  Well - we use a tool on Etsy which allows us to showcase 16 of our favorite items together in a mini visual shopping guide.  Sound super nifty?  It's literally like having a personal Etsy shopping guide to walk you through the crowd and direct you straight to some quality shops.  To add a twist, we always have a theme.  This month, we're going to help you get geared up for going back to school with our theme Get Back!

Ready to start shopping?  You can see our whole collection and have fun browsing our beautiful collections!

top   extra large infinity scarf in ivory   |||   seven white rabbits
left   worthy bag in olive grey   |||   bayan hippo
right   nautical zip purse   |||   squid whale designs 


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Cross Over Pocket Purse - Sm...
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The Boho Turban Headband- In...
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Mustard Yellow Pom Pom Flowe...
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Black & White Adjustable Apr...
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NO.1 Unisex Black/Grey Cot...
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MABEL ONE-PIECE swimsuit
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Dansk fish trivet, 1970s abs...
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small black and white checke...
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Silver and brown leather nec...
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Abstract acrylic painting on...
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20% OFF--Set of Black Vases,...
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In this month's Style Guide Challenge, we dove into summer with our theme It's Hot!  We had so many creative collections to choose from, but we both fell in love with this winning collection by Cinne of by Cinne Worthington titled HOT! off the Grill.  Pulling out the grill and throwing on some juicy burgers (veggie or meat) is such a classic summertime event and a perfect starting point for curating a style guide.  Cinne evokes not only a grillin' gathering (who wants to grill alone?), but she also pulls in the colors and patterns of "grilling" - very creative!  Beautifully styled and balanced, Cinne has a natural eye for design and makes shopping on Etsy an artful experience.  Congratulations Cinne!

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Our monthly Elite16 Style Guide Challenge is a great way to shop Etsy.  That's because our team of curators do the hard work for you!  As shop owners, we all know how to navigate through the many listings to find those quality shops.  We use our network to bring you some of the best that Etsy has to offer.  You can browse all of the collections right here and take your time enjoying the curated shopping guides our team has created for you.  

With over 50 shopping guides to browse from this month's challenge, we wanted to highlight some of our favorites!  Below is a Style Guide by Hana of A Quiet Curiosity and is a playful approach to our theme It's Hot.  Hana has put together a shopping guide with each item playing off her title Cool Cutouts and is such a fun way to express her creativity and showcase some "cool" Etsy finds!  From jewelry, shoes, clothing to home decor - Hana has you covered!  Loving this one, Hana!


SALE 15% Discount Womens Gre...
$155

Bennington Potters David Gil...
$78

Bamboo Wood Cut Pendant with...
$30

Berry Colander in Red- scall...
$42

OOAK statement necklace in r...
$120

Green Tribal Earrings : Wood...
$10

Cutout Back striped dress// ...
$60

Organic - gold - triangle - ...
$44

Large Porcelain Basket Bird ...
$95

To The World - Paper cutting
$50

Cutout Navy Keds Sneakers 7 ...
$44

knitting yarn bowl, bright y...
$35

Sweetheart Dress Sewing PDF ...
$9.95

Geometric Jewelry - Golden T...
$19

80s Vintage Dress Turquoise ...
$36

Bronze ring shaped lace, wit...
$24

Our next collection here titled Cool Shade-Hot Summer is by Jill of Be Something New.  Jill looks to the tones of shade as inspiration for her style guide and pulls her collection together around the soft greys and white.  We all know that the best place to be on a hot day is either in the water or in the shade - Jill brings us into the cooler side of a hot summer day with each item featured below.  Feminine and modern, Jill presents a calming shopping guide for every woman to enjoy!  Jewelry, clothing or home decor - what's your pick?  Love the styling here, Jill!

French Country Home Botanica...
$50
Ballet Russes Dress 2 New Bo...
$675
Pencil Case - Cosmetic Pouch...
$17
Rustic Hanging Oak Accent Sh...
$165.71
White leggings - sheer mesh ...
$75
drinking mug, white porcelai...
$25
Druzy Crystal Earrings - Zeb...
$39
Vintage Metal Cabinet
$200
Four wooden houses, home dec...
$17
Mint Green Shabby Chic White...
$59
T14 White Radish Ring. Sterl...
$58
Million Points of Light, Whi...
$8
One-of-a-kind dress, wedding...
$159
Looking Sharp - 5x7 Print Vi...
$14
Leather Book - Pastel Mint -...
$18.5
Teardrop White Gray Diamond ...
$1180                           



Colors are just that much brighter when the sun is out and beaming.  Maria of O bliss jewelry takes that hot sun and translated it into a shopping guide with some bright and juicy colors!  If you're a super fan of all things colorful, then you'll be sure to find something awesome in Maria's collection.  Go bold with your home decor or your accessories - don't be shy of the "hot" colors of summer!  Feels like diving into a fresh pool of bright sunshine - gorgeous finds, Maria!


Birds of Paradise Bralette
$36
Nagy in apple green -medium-
$37
Tropicana Painterly Drop Ear...
$45
Cosmetic Pouch - Pencil Case...
$17
NASTJA / Floral & Pink leath...
$39
60's Yellow Catalina Pin...
$110
NEON/ floral comb with velve...
$27
Citrus Medley Stamp Set - Ru...
$21
Vintage Maxi Dress . Yellow ...
$70
Bright pink crystal optic pr...
$39
Kitchen Art digital print or...
$24
Mail Holder Modern Office Or...
$72
Yellow gray white bubbles sp...
$18.99
Neon Faceted Wood Necklace i...
$25
TWIN SUNS abstract watercolo...
$15
Geometric Leather Post Stud ...
$22                           


Keeping with our tradition, we finish off our monthly Style Guide Challenges with a collection by our resident stylist Jenn of Palimpsestic.  Curating a theme based collection can be approached from so many different angles, but Jenn always adds her own quirky twist to her shopping guides.  You can just feel her mind churning around the challenge theme and then smiling as she creatively pulls together her own interpretation.  She always comes up with unique and beautifully balanced Style Guides and we look forward to seeing them all!  It's always a joy to end our post with the spotlight on Jenn's angle - this month, we went with her collection titled Icy Cold.  What better way to cool down on a hot summer day than with something cool and refreshing?  Just like Jenn ;-)

aluminum ice bucket - urban ...
$18
Day Shopper Shoulder Purse
$80
Personalized My Ice Cream Sp...
$17.5
couple enjoying an ice cream...
$20
vintage ice cream cone holde...
$36
Black and White Photography,...
$30
Czech Glass Earrings Pointed...
$17
Vintage Ice Tongs // Industr...
$16
Stacking rings. Set of 3. St...
$42
10%OFF - Shade of grey paint...
$35
Abstract Photography, Snow C...
$25
T12 Fish and Sprout Stacking...
$99
Ice Cream Cozy Pint Cover F...
$15
Blue Ice - Landscape Photogr...
$30
Vintage Ice Cream Scooper, W...
$14.2
Industrial Ice Cream Scale
$19                           


Thank you to all who participated this month in bringing you Inside Etsy with theme based shopping guides.  We hope you'll join us again next month as we continue our theme based Etsy Style Guide Challenge!  As the winner of this month's challenge, Cinne will be our guest Pinner on Pinterest - which you won't want to miss!  Be sure to follow us on Facebook to stay in touch with all the creative ways we keep you connected with quality shops on Etsy!


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Shop Etsy with Elite16 Shopping Guides!



With the increasing popularity of Etsy, there is more of a demand to have a way to connect with quality shops.  That's where we come in!  As a team of shop owners, we've come together to bring you Inside Etsy and introduce you to all of our favorite shops.  We do this through curating mini shopping guides with 16 items - a fantastic way to find new items without having the search through 135, 644 search results when searching on Etsy!  Every month, we hold a Style Guide Challenge where we curate our collections around a certain theme.  This month, we jumped into summer with It's Hot - you can see all our shopping guides right here!  The items above were part of a beautiful collection by Amber of Red Tile Studio titled Hot and Spicy Dip.  Make shopping on Etsy fun and be sure to check out all our styled shopping guides and get ready to rediscover Etsy!

FEATURED ITEMS:

Ombre Geometric Mint Pillow  ||  Nirwa
Coral Vines Vintage Inspired Purse  ||  Cloth and INK
Modern Geometric Quilt  ||  Geometric Electric




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Celebrating the Summer || It's HOT! A Summer Style Guide Challenge

the martine tote || choisette
mini skirt || La Bronz
zippie pouch || independent reign
pink silk scarf || by cinne worthington


It's July and Summer is in full swing.  That also means it's probably pretty warm wherever you might be.  We thought it would be fun to play on the theme of "It's HOT" incorporating not only the rising temperature but also what's trending this season.  There are so many ways to explore this theme so let's dive right in!

We work with a team of Etsy shop owners who get together once a month here on the blog to bring you Inside Etsy.  How?  Well, since we're on Etsy all the time, we know our way around quite well and we're in a great position to help you find some of the coolest items from our list of favorites!  We put together what we call "style guides" - which are essentially beautifully curated shopping guides with 16 items.  Each month we choose a theme and then we choose a winner at the end of the challenge!  This month, we'll be exploring the the hot trends this Summer in a variety of creative ways with Etsy shopping guides - so it's sure to be a lot of fun!

Come hang out with us from July 16th-18th to find a whole bunch of new favorites on Etsy with our Elite16 Style Guides!  The entire list can be viewed right here


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