social circuit: dec. 6-8

weekendcollage2FRIDAY // Get Nailed at b. Resale // 6-9 p.m. // 2613 Nicollet Ave. S. // Minneapolis
Grab your girls and buzz over to b. Resale tonight to get your party-nail on with freelance artist KNZ. $3 will get you a super-cute accent nail or charm (sample mani pics here), but browsing b.’s stellar second-hand stash is 100% free. RSVP here to secure a spot!

SATURDAY // Antique Appraisals at Hope Chest for Breast Cancer // 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. // 3850 Shoreline Dr. // Wayzata
Ever thrift something super old and wonder how much it’s really worth? Industry vet Mike Kranz from Midtown Antiques will be offering up appraisals for $5 a pop tomorrow at Hope Chest, with proceeds going to a breast-cancer patient in need. (Please bring photos of larger items like furniture, etc.)

SUNDAY // Ship & Shape’s Holiday Pop-up at Mille // 12-5 p.m. // 316 W. 48th St. // Minneapolis
I was ticked to miss Ship & Shape’s June pop-up, so there’s absolutely no way I’m not heading to Mille this Sunday. Gift-shopping’s my primary interest, and with one-of-a-kind, jewelry, ceramics, housewares and stationery sets for sale, I’ll have no problem crossing a lot of (lucky) folks off the ol’ list.

Have a weekend sale, show or event you’d like to see included in an upcoming Social Circuit? Hit me up at with the details!



Images and illustration c/o: Kat Preston / Get Nailed / Ship & Shape

what goes around comes around: mix & match nails


 I can’t help but roll my eyes a tiny bit when I witness arguments about who started what fashion or beauty trend when or who did it first. If you love, study and shop for vintage like I do, you already know the secret: Nothing’s really ever “new.” In the spirit of celebrating the resurrection and reinterpretation of vintage trends, I thought I’d start calling out examples when I see ’em. Sounds fun right?

I thought I’d start with a beauty trend I love, the mix and match mani. The gorgeous “stained glass” nails pictured above were photographed by Saul Leiter for the November, 1960 edition of Bazaar. Now, 50 years later, you can barely scroll through a beauty blog without seeing a reference to ombre or mix & match manis. (Ex. one, two & three.)

I guess JT was right.

I’m off to primp for a very overdue lady date with this sassy lass. I can’t wait!