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Sneak Peek: Go Fish

sneak peek: Go Fish
Spring feels so close we can almost taste it (in our minds at least). Earlier this week, we gave you a sneak peek of our upcoming pattern, Wildflower Paisley, giving us all of the spring feels.  Today we’re sharing another spring pattern that launches next week! Arriving online and in stores on Thursday, February 1, Go Fish is playful and bright in shades of jade, papaya, turquoise and neon coral. This sunny pattern will shine on your trips to the pool, lake or beach (spring break is coming)! If you’re crazy for Go Fish, you’ll love the coordinating styles in Go Fish Teal and Go Fish Coral! Go ahead, wear all three — we won’t tell!

sneak peek: Go Fish

sneak peek: Go Fish

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sneak peek: Go Fish

Start planning your spring break (and summer lake trips) with a nautical flair. Go Fish isn’t just a beach pattern, it’s also great for running errands, shopping and brunch dates! Our RFID All in One Crossbody transitions from a wallet or wristlet into a crossbody to fit any of your weekend activities. Pack your go-to romper, straw hat and comfortable flats for a day of exploring your spring break destination. Don’t forget a denim jacket for chilly nights!

sneak peek: Go Fish

Style your tech
Dress up your phone, tablet or desktop screen with our new pattern:

Desktop download: Go Fish

Download: Desktop | Tablet | Mobile

See the inspiration in pictures. Visit our Go Fish board on Pinterest

Shop the entire collection when it arrives,
online and in stores, on Thursday, February 1.

Sneak Peek: Wildflower Paisley

sneak peek: Wildflower PaisleyDuring the cold winter months, it’s easy to get stuck in a style rut, where everything is just a sea of gray. With February around the corner, we want to break up the dullness of winter with patterns that are both playful and pretty. Luckily, our newest pattern is sure to put a spring in your step (and bag, of course)! Arriving online and in stores on Thursday, February 1, Wildflower Paisley is the pattern we all need to start over fresh! Comprised of wildflower swirls in a classic paisley shape, this pattern feels both sunny and romantic. The beautiful shades of mint, coral, orchid, yellow and breeze blue will make Wildflower Paisley your new go-to all season.

sneak peek: Wildflower Paisley

sneak peek: Wildflower Paisley

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sneak peek: Wildflower Paisley
sneak peek: Wildflower Paisley
sneak peek: Wildflower Paisley

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sneak peek: Wildflower Paisley

The unique color combination allows Wildflower Paisley to coordinate with both your winter and warm-weather wardrobes. Beautiful in our Iconic Triple Zip Hipster, this pattern will move seamlessly from work to weekend. We love how easily Wildflower Paisley pairs with jeans and a casual top (not to mention some adorable espadrille sandals). Grab your Polaroid camera and a baseball cap (because weekends) and you’ll be ready to go for a day of errands and lunch with the girls.

sneak peek: Wildflower Paisley

Style your tech
Dress up your phone, tablet or desktop screen with our new pattern:

Desktop Download: Wildflower Paisley

Download: Desktop | Tablet | Mobile

See the inspiration in pictures. Visit our Wildflower Paisley board on Pinterest

Shop the entire collection when it arrives,
online and in stores, on Thursday, February 1.

3 Tips for Creating Your Dream Workspace

3 Tips for Creating Your Dream Work Space
Whether you set resolutions or not, January is a great time of year to get organized! It’s too cold to go outside, so there’s no better time to start on your spring cleaning. Let’s be honest — of all the spring cleaning activities, organizing your workspace is the most fun. Use these three tips (and beautiful desk accessories) to create your dream workspace!

1. Clear the Clutter

To start, clear everything off and begin with a clean slate. As you place things back on the desk, ask yourself if you use the item on a regular basis. If so, it should stay on the surface — place everything else in a drawer or filing cabinet.

3 Tips for Creating Your Dream Work Space

2. Let Form Meet Function

Not everything on your desk is something you physically use. You may have a cute desk calendar, framed picture of your pup and trinket tray for loose paper clips. These items make your desk beautiful and add personality — but, be cautious of overflowing your desk with non-essentials, as it quickly can become cluttered. Choose a consistent theme for the remaining items in your space and build your desk around it. We love the way stripes look with a pretty floral and pop of gold.

3 Tips for Creating Your Dream Work Space

3. Arrange Strategically

Maximize your productivity by placing the items you use most frequently nearest to you. Place your most important items (think notepads and pencils) on your dominant side for easy access. Decorations and less frequently used items should go near the edges of your desk. Note: If your phone easily distracts you, keep it in a drawer to stay focused.

3 Tips for Creating Your Dream Work Space

Time to get started — but first, refresh your space with new desk accessories and stationery. We have brand new styles from a Weekly To-Do List Notepad to clipboards perfect for function and fashion. Shop our entire new collection now:

2018 Agenda
Clipboard
Travel Tumbler
Note Cube
Pens
Weekly To Dos

If you need more ideas of indoor activities to do in the winter, here are four other activities (that aren’t Netflixing).

Photography by Lauren Lefevre | editbylauren.com

5 Things to Do When It’s Too Cold to Go Outside

Winter is the one time of year you can get away with staying in your sweatpants all day and never leaving the house. With the sweeping subzero temperatures the past few weeks, we may be guilty of that, too. Even if it’s too cold to go outside, there are plenty of productive activities to fill your weekends.  Here are five of our favorite things to do on winter weekends (that aren’t bingeing The Crown on Netflix).

5 Things to Do When It’s Too Cold to Go Outside

1. Clear out your closet

Get a jump-start on your spring cleaning this month by clearing out your closet. You can sort through your wardrobe and decide what to keep and donate, then create a new system for organization as you put everything back. Whether you sort by style type or color, you’ll feel so refreshed being able to find everything so easily.

Pro tip: Our Hanging Travel Organizer doubles as a great closet organizer, with pockets for jewelry, belts and small accessories.

Hanging Organizer
Hanging Organizer

2. Reorganize your desk

While you’re in the cleaning mood, you might as well reorganize your desk! We recommend clearing it off and only keeping the items that you use on a regular basis on the desktop — everything else should go in a drawer or filing cabinet! If you’re in need of some new office accessories, you’ll love our new collection.

Pro tip: Place the most important items nearest to you, with the less frequently used items and decorations toward the edge of the desk. Items used the most often should be placed on your dominant hand side, for easiest access (think pencil cups and notepads).

Note Cube
Weekly To Do List Pad

3. Go to a hot yoga class

If you’re willing to brave the cold for a quick drive, go sweat it out at a hot yoga class. Not only will you get in a great workout, but the heat will also feel incredible compared to the tundra outside. You’ll need a gym bag to carry from work to class (don’t worry, we’ve got you covered).

Pro tip: If you’re new to a yoga or fitness studio — let them know! Often new students get their first class free or at a discounted rate.

Lighten Up Ultimate Gym Bag
Lighten Up Ultimate Gym Bag

4. Host a game night

Rather than meeting up with your friends for dinner downtown, invite them over for a game night! Get out Cards Against Humanity, curate your playlist and set out a specialty cheeseboard for a night filled with laughter, friendship and a little competition.

Pro tip: Don’t let your phone’s drained battery be the party buzz kill. Have a Portable Power Bank on hand so you can listen to your Spotify all night long.

Portable Power Bank
Portable Power Bank

5. Start planning your spring break

Spring break always tends to sneak up on us, so it’s better to start planning now. Start dreaming of warmer days by choosing a location, booking a trip and determining what you’ll need to buy ahead of time (hello, new swimwear! Don’t forget a carry-on compliant travel bag for your flight!

Pro tip: On average, it’s best to book your flight 54 days out from your trip date to secure the lowest price (so now is the perfect time to start looking)!

Swimwear
Iconic Weekender Travel Bag

Time to get started!
We’re going to begin planning that spring break trip now — who’s with us?

Sneak Peek: Paisley Stripes

Last week we gave you a special sneak peek of our upcoming pattern, Coral Floral. Now that the holidays are over, our mindset has shifted toward spring, and we’re ready to fill our closets with lighter, brighter patterns. Arriving online and in stores Thursday, January 11, Paisley Stripes is a refreshing spin on the classic paisley. This handmade-inspired paisley is comprised of shades of gray and cool green and updated with a textured effect along with pops of bright teal, orange and pink.

Sneak peek: Paisley Stripes
Sneak peek: Paisley Stripes

Sneak peek: Paisley Stripes

Sneak peek: Paisley Stripes

how to wear it: Paisley Stripes

We love the subtle color pops in this paisley-stripe mixture, as they’re the perfect way to incorporate more spring tones into your cold-weather wardrobe. A poppy orange sweater paired with neutral grays and denim brings out the paisley’s bright hues, while still feeling appropriate for the season. If you’re looking for a great solid to pair back to your Paisley Stripes Iconic Triple Zip Hipster, the RFID Smartphone Wristlet in Bahama Bay coordinates beautifully in a shade perfect for the seasons to come.

Style your tech
Dress up your phone, tablet or desktop screen with our new pattern:

Desktop download: Paisley Stripes

Download: Desktop | Tablet | Mobile

See the inspiration in pictures. Visit our Paisley Stripes board on Pinterest

Shop the entire collection when it arrives,
online and in stores, on Thursday, January 11.

How to Conquer Your Resolutions in 2018

We always love the start of a new year. The New Year allows us to refocus and prioritize what is most important for the next chapter. For us, it’s not about recreating ourselves or trying to be something different — but rather committing to being the best version of ourselves. Whether you have several resolutions set or just one goal to focus on, we want to help you. From health and fitness to organization and travel, these styles will help you conquer any goal in 2018.

Organization Goals

The chaos of the holidays often leaves us feeling cluttered, so we turn to these styles to keep us organized. Our favorite style for staying organized is the Agenda. You can plan out your weeks ahead of time, track your goals and manage priorities all in one place. We also find that writing something down helps us to stick to it because there is no greater satisfaction than crossing something off your to-do list!
How to conquer your resolutions in 2018
For de-cluttering your space, there are a few styles we recommend. Our Hanging Travel Organizer isn’t just for road trips — it’s perfect for hanging in your closet to organize accessories such as belts, jewelry or hair-ties. The Iconic Large Blush and Brush Case is a great way to clean up your bathroom. Store your makeup and beauty essentials inside instead of on the counter.

Fitness

It’s not surprising that the most common New Year’s resolution is around health and fitness. After loading up on caramel hot cocoas (with extra marshmallows) and all of the holiday cookies the past few weeks, it makes sense that health is top of mind in January. If you’re looking to switch up your fitness routine, you need a bag that can keep up with your frequent trips to the gym and yoga studio. Our Lighten Up Ultimate Gym Bag is spacious enough to fit an entire outfit change but small enough to fit into a gym locker. Did we mention it has a separate compartment just for your shoes?

How to conquer your resolutions in 2018

Health

Whether you’re incorporating more fruits and veggies into your diet or cutting back on eating out, you’re bound to be in good company since most people will be setting health goals for the year. We find that one of the easiest ways to maintain a healthy diet is to pack your lunch for work. Meal planning and thoughtful prepping make a huge difference in practicing healthy habits. Our Lunch Sack is just the right size, with a wipeable lining for easy clean up.
How to conquer your resolutions in 2018

Travel

If you have a serious case of wanderlust, you’ll need travel essentials for your upcoming trips. A travel set is not complete without a carry-on, rolling luggage, space-saving packing cubes and cosmetics to keep it all organized. The Iconic Weekender is the perfect carry-on with a padded shoulder strap and plenty of pockets to keep everything organized. The back trolley sleeve can easily slip over your rolling luggage for easy transport. Keep your travel necessities safe and neat with our cosmetic cases. Don’t forget a passport cover so you can always travel in style.
How to conquer your resolutions in 2018

What’s your resolution for 2018? Share below in the comments!

Sneak Peek: Coral Floral

Now that the whirlwind of the holidays has calmed down, we have our sights set on spring. Yes, it’s still freezing outside in most places and spring is a few months away, but that doesn’t mean we can’t brighten our days with spring hues. Arriving online and in stores Thursday, January 11, Coral Floral is the perfect pop of color to get you through the Winter season. Comprised of a coral ground with candy pink, red and cream accents, this floral pattern has a hand-drawn feel and is the perfect way to brighten up any outfit.

Sneak peek: Coral Floral
Sneak peek: Coral Floral
Sneak peek: Coral Floral
Sneak peek: Coral Floral

Sneak peek: Coral Floral
Sneak peek: Coral Floral
how to wear it: Coral FloralCoral Floral is full of personality (just like you), so let the pattern shine! Pair it with cool tones like pale pink and creamy white in winter-friendly styles (because hello, it’s snowing). Layer a down vest over a casual hoodie for extra warmth and add a coral beanie for a coordinating color pop. Our must-have style in Coral Floral is the Iconic Glenna Satchel. This stylish satchel can transition easily from work to weekend, brightening your outfits until spring arrives.

Style your tech
Dress up your phone, tablet or desktop screen with our new pattern:

Desktop Download: Coral Floral

Download: Desktop | Tablet | Mobile

See the inspiration in pictures. Visit our Coral Floral board on Pinterest

Shop the entire collection when it arrives,
online and in stores, on Thursday, January 11.