Gift Guide / Under $30

November 21, 2014

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Is it just me or did holiday decorations go up super early this year?  I’ve seen stores and homes totally decked out in lights, trees, and tinsel and it’s not even Thanksgiving.  Ah, well, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em, right?  I love putting these guides together plus it helps me with my own shopping as well!  For girlfriends, I love putting together two or three small gifts like those on here.  Plus, these smaller items also make perfect hostess gifts!

A bottle of wine always makes a great hostess gift, but make it more festive with this stopper.  And I know a few hostesses who would go crazy for the holiday scent of this candle or these cute notebooks.

Every beauty lover needs a kabuki brush…or better yet…a multitasker!  I swear by this mascara and this set is a real steal with the mascara and liner duo.

After a tiring work day, I daydream about curling up on the couch with a cup of hot chocolate and watching crazy reality TV.  This brand manages to be decadent but not over the top.

And we all know I’m mad for plaid this season.  I mean, how can you not be with impressive bargains like this top? I’m in the market for a new iPhone case and this one caught my eye.  It’s bright and cheery and the gold lining just makes it all the more pretty.

I like to mix a non-scented lotion with Tocca’s Giulietta each morning but have always wanted this Cleopatra scent as well.  Both are subtle and so feminine.

Cozy Days

November 17, 2014

J.Crew Pajamas, Cableknit throw blanket, Ugg gray slippers
J.Crew Sweater  /  Topshop Socks  /  West Elm Throw  /  J.Crew Pants  /  West Elm Mug
Club Monaco Cap  /  Zero Gravity iPhone Case  /  Ugg Slippers  /  Philosophy Lip Shine
Emi-Jay Hair Ties  /  Byredo Candles  /  Big Little Lies Book

Yesterday I woke up and made my usual scrambled eggs and a chai latte, threw on a comfy sweatshirt and my Ugg slippers, lit a couple of candles and proceeded to work for a solid five hours.  I crave cool, peaceful mornings like that where I’m relaxed but quite productive.  It also helps to have a lackadaisical cat lying nearby who wants your undivided attention.  The collection above mimics my cozy vibe perfectly and, not to mention, helped me with some gift giving ideas.  Oh, and I can’t believe I’m saying this already, but this year’s gift guides are in the works and begin very soon!

Link Love

November 14, 2014

brooks vanguard sneaker, loeffler randall rider bag, paperless post

Shop: It’s that time of the year when ‘fair isle fever’ is looming!  This scarf and this hat are my new favorites. Luckily, they’re an extra 25% off thanks to J.Crew’s newest sale. Use code SHOPNOW.

Wear: Consider me obsessed with these. Did you hear that Santa?! Obsessed. #sneakeraddict

Drink: I love a delicious, semi-strong cocktail…and this one is perfect for Thanksgiving. It’s a fall-ish twist on the classic Moscow Mule. Bottoms up!

Carry: The color of this bag has me swooning….the most perfect light tan. You know, the one that goes with everything in your closet!

Eat: I came across this ‘easy to make’ Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Spread recipe via Pinterest (where else?!) and was excited when I discovered how few ingredients it requires.

Download:  Paperless Post has a new ingenious app.  You can design custom cards and invitations to send online or on paper or even right from your phone!  Even thought I’m a real sucker for Kate Spade’s holiday greetings, I love browsing the wide variety they offer to choose from.