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Our stocking fillers! Me & My Trend goodness for under $50

The Annual Office Secret Santa. For some it’s a chance to get crafty & outshine everyone else’s gift. For many it’s dreaded, because you just drew out Cathy’s name, & you didn’t even know you had a Cathy in the office!

 

Me & My Trend are making it easy for you by hand-picking our favourite buys for Christmas 2014; & most are $50 or under! So whether you’re purchasing for Secret Santa, filling up that Christmas stocking, or simply buying something for your best friend, choose from our ‘never fails to please’ most coveted list…

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Kitchen Accessories – We’ve all got that one friend that lives in the kitchen, & we’re not complaining when they bake the best pavlova on the street. Treat their sanctuary to a bit of a spruce up. We’re loving our Linea set of 4 Multi-Coloured Mugs (no. 19), golden canisters (no. 14/15), & the perfect tea-towel hanger set of 2 geo gold wall hooks (no. 1). Find the full range of serveware here.

 

Candles – The ultimate Christmas gift for a loved one. Candles always go down a treat, especially during the season of giving when love & laugher is in the air. Find your favourite scent and be taken on a journey each time you light it. We have the sweetest smelling hand-poured soy candles with a 40-hour burn-time encased in the coolest gift boxes designed here in NZ. We’re loving the characteristic White Peach Candle this Christmas (no. 2). Find the full range here.

 

Vases & Hangers – For the lady that always has a garden full of blooms, a vase is perfect to bring the colour indoors. Our set of 2 Mint Heart Vases (no. 5) are a crowd pleaser, or get them up on the wall with our Pentagon Wall Planter (no. 3). You can check out the whole range here.

 

Jewellery  – The perfect gift for someone special. Our newest jewellery collection is modern, current & completely loved by all. Buy a statement piece, get matching friendship bracelets, or simply add to your rapidly growing collection. Our Mint Pyramids Bracelet (no. 6), or Gold Star Outline Necklace (no. 4) are clear winners this year, so add a couple to your stockings. Shop our sparkling jewellery here, & if you need a jewellery holder we’re down with this one.

 

Purses & Bags – For the person that always seems to lose things in their handbag, a purse is perfect. Use for makeup, cards & cash, or unfortunate parking tickets. Whatever the use, you’ll be looking stylish & onto it. A purse (no. 16/17) is such a simple gift to pass on if you really don’t know the person well. Check out our top picks here, including our coveted gold glitter ones (no. 9/10) (link to page). We’re also loving our beach bags, spotty dotty monochrome loveliness on the beach this summer (no. 13) oversize & with natural leather handles for carrying all of your beach essentials.

 

Stationery  – Ever find it hard to start a new notebook because it’s just too pretty? Well, these cork notebooks (no.  11) won’t help with that, but the end of the year marks the start of a new one, & one of our notebooks should be on everyone’s wish list. If you have a friend who’s always super organised, let her pencil you in as a great gift giver. Shop our favourites here.

 

Photo Frames – Christmas wouldn’t be the same without being gifted a stunning photo frame, because how often do you treat yourself to one? Better yet, add a meaningful photo inside & this may make the receiver shed a few tears (the happy kind only). We’ve got fabulous photo frames for Christmas, including nifty White Bone Frame (no. 12) & Black, White & Red Trim Frame (no. 18). Check them all out here.

 

Statement Decor – Now, we cannot forget about your thoroughly modern teenage niece. She’ll be loving our geo rabbits (no. 8/20) donning her side table or showing off her favourite Me & My Trend jewellery, or maybe add a magazine holder (no. 7) to your cart. Our home decor is loved by all age groups, so you’re sure to find something here.

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Currently loving…GOLD

One of the things we LOVE doing at Me & My Trend HQ is putting together mood boards. We use them for inspiration & a bit of fun, but also to determine what our key themes will be every season.

 

At Me & My Trend, we want you to come aboard with us as we get inspired with our design work to bring you the best & most relevant decor trends & products for your home. In this section, we’ll be bringing you a curated selection of eye candy, patterns, colours, products and textures put together just how we like it, & make it super easy for you to see how we roll! You can see the inception of our ideas & how they translate into the homeware & lifestyle products you buy online. We couldn’t wait to share this one with you…

 

With the sun coming out and warm nights on the horizon, we’re currently loving gold. A classic accent colour that never goes unnoticed. Whether you’re donning a gold-edged dinner set on your dining table, layering up those chunky bohemian bracelets, or going all out Kylie Minogue hot pants (you know the ones we’re talking about), gold will never go out of fashion.

 Here are some of our favourites from the web, piled into a sumptuous gold mood board to get your home GOLD inspired!

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1. Sass & Bide x Frends headphones / 2. Tiffin Studio white & gold porcelain bowl / 3.  Painted gold feathers found on Pinterest / 4. Gold Stationery / 5. Blacklist Paradise print / 6. Timorous Beasties Golden Oriole wallpaper / 7. Painted coral paper effect found on pinterest / 8. Versace embroidered corset dress / 9. Tiffin Studio mint & Gold dishes / 10. Gold Honey Bear Vase 

We’ve got our own range of home inspiration golden goodness online and below are the top picks we’re currently loving right now…

Gold goodness

  1. Real gold patterned storage canisters: The newest gold homewares range to hit our store, and we are so excited about them. These canisters look great on your kitchen bench, but take them to your dressing table for pretty makeup storage. Your cotton buds, makeup remover wipes and brushes have never looked so good. Stack up the range here.
  2. Geo heart wall art: The 3D geometric design of this piece will have hearts thumping and heads turning. At quite a decent size to be the feature of the room, hang above your office desk for that late night inspiration. Preorder today.
  3. Peach gold embroidered polka cushion: When peach and gold got together, they were bound to be best friends forever. This cushion with embroidered gold polka dot detail will have you jumping on the couch after a hard days work. Check out up close .
  4. Gold framed triangular mirror: Break up the norm and opt for the slick, unpretentious shape that is the triangle. Of course you can use it to make your room appear bigger, or help with those all important selfies. The gold trim frame of this triangle mirror makes the whole thing pop. Find out more here.
  5. Glitter clutch: Take ‘a night out with the girls’ to a whole new level with these gold accessories. You’ll be shining all night long with one of our glitter gold clutch bags with smooth metallic reverse . These come in 3 different colourways, gold, silver & rose gold & matching cute wallets. Check out the full range now.
  6. Gold geo mirrored sphere: The most conversational item to add to your coffee table. Complete your minimalistic feel with some futuristic geometric decor. This is a decor trend you should pay attention to. Move over fancy table book, there’s a new kid in town. Find a size that suits you here.

 

When it comes to gold home inspiration we obviously cannot get enough, and this decor trend is an easy one to achieve. If you’re wanting to revamp your chosen room and buy homewares online with a sprinkle of glitter gold, we recommend the following…

  • Stick to your chosen shape. Either you’re going smooth sailing round edges, or full blown sharp with geometric.
  • Play with different textures and finishes. A bit of glitter mixed with matte never hurt anyone.
  • Odd is always key. Three or five is a great number to play around with if you’re after that simple, ‘I just threw this together’ look.
  • Match gold with white or pastels for the summer, and try out maroon or charcoal for the colder months. This could be as simple as changing the throw and cushions up, but changes the whole feel of the room.

How would you feature gold in your home? Let us know in your comments below… Or tell us on Facebook .

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Me & My Trend Launches New Site

So, today’s the day we go LIVE.

It’s been a long time coming & a labour of love over the last year or so but here we are, filling the online world with all of our on-trend goodness for your homes!

We hope you enjoy having a mooch through our site & hope you find the things you love as much as we loved designing them for you.

On our blog we’ll be showing you what’s inspiring us, what’s going on in our studio & on our travels. Get on the inside as it happens in the day to day world of Me & My Trend.So, come with us on our new journey & start trending with us today!