Partner Spotlight and Holiday Gift Guide/ Wishlist

In January of 2010, I made the decision to have Adored Austin partners. In many ways I see having partners as a way of playing "matchmaker". I've been matching independent artists and online shops with folks looking for the same things I look for: quality goods that are big on style but not too big on price. Each of my partners are carefully selected and accepted on the condition that I myself would buy their products. In the process of accepting partnerships, I'm able to contribute financially to my family by doing what I love. It has allowed me the time to continue blogging at the level and frequency which I do.

To that end, I'd love to show you some things from my December partners that are currently on my own Christmas wishlist. With only ten days 'till Christmas, there is still a little time for you to get your orders in or to print out this post and "accidentally" leave it in a strategic place for someone who may be buying you a gift this holiday season:

ThreadSence: indie clothing

The Jasmine Gallery: fine jewelry

Le Mode Accessories: trendy fashion accessories

Poetrie: vintage inspired fashion

TOMS Shoes
: A new pair of shoes given to a child with every pair purchased