gift guide

Gift Guide: Get Cozy

November 26, 2014

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Outfits, Wear

Cardigan

November 24, 2014

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Cardigan:StyleStalker Via Zappos// Jeans: DL1961// Shirt: J.Crew// Boots: Chinese Laundry (similar)// Glasses: Karen Walker// Bracelets: Pandora, Perla Arm c/o// Rings: Bauble Bar, Shashi// Necklace: The Giving Keys

 

Happy Monday! This is the start of my favorite week of the year. Thanksgiving is the holiday that I most look forward to and it couldn’t come at a better time this year. We will be having my entire extended family over and that makes for a huge dinner. My sister won’t be able to make it this year :( but my cute nephew Jack is still going to come so I’m sure I’ll be posting way to many pictures of him. I’ll also be posting about the best Black Friday sales later in the week. If you are like me, you shop the sales online in your pajamas so i’ll have a reference guide to that.

Anyways, back to today’s post. A lot of you emailed and asked where I got this cardigan from my instagram post so I thought I would do a blog post of it. It is my favorite cardigan and it works so well with leggings or skinny jeans. It is thicker and made of great material. I found it on Zappos but haven’t been able to find it anywhere else.

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Hair

Favorite Hair Products Update

November 20, 2014

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I wouldn’t describe myself as a hair junkie but lately, my hair has been so up and down that I have had to invest in some new products. This cold weather has affected it more than it ever has before and I am stuck making up a prescription for dry, lifeless hair. So far, I have not used any heat on it for November and I’m going to try and continue that until the end of the month. With that being said, I have found some new products that seem to be working to help this natural hair November month run smoothly.

Biotin- I like to call Biotin “hair food” because it helps my hair grow faster and does wonders for my nails.

John Freida Beach Blonde Sea Salt Spray- One of my absolute favorite products for natural wavy hair. I put it on after I towel dry it and just let it air dry (more on the relaunch of this product later)

Alterna Cleanse Extend Translucent Dry Shampoo- I normally wash my hair every other day but with this dry weather, it has been about every 4 days. I try to also extend it to a 5th day with this new dry shampoo that I found which is eco friendly. I get it in the sugar lemon scent and have tried the mango coconut too. The original scent has more of a musky smell which tends to give me a headache so I personally do not like that one.

Davines Nounou Nourishing Repairing Mask for Dry and Brittle Hair- This product is perfect for dry, color-treated, damaged hair. It’s a complete life saver, stays in hair, follicles completely absorb product. I still love using my coconut oil but right now, it needs some more help.

Sephora Seamless Hair Ties- Since I have also been putting my hair up more, these hair ties are a must. I wish I had one in every color but for now I will stick with the neutrals. You can just use them by themselves or cover up your pony tail holder for a more polished look. They pretty much have these everywhere but I was already buying someone from Sephora so I tacked them on too.

 

 

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Series

10 days worth of Gift Guides: Personalized Gifts

November 19, 2014

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It is crazy to think that Christmas shopping has begun! It gets earlier and earlier every year but alas, time to start gift guides and shopping for my loved one. Today, I focused on gifts that you can personalize for that special someone. I have to many monogrammed necklaces and bracelets, and I have cherished everyone that I have bought. I posted this one early because many of the jewelry pieces require extra time to make and ship. All of my picks are below! Happy Shopping!

 

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Outfits, Wear

Warm Wearing

November 17, 2014

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Jacket:Vince Camuto // Sweater: Gap// Jeans: Joe’s (on sale)// Boots: Hunter// Bag: Cambridge// Watch: Diesel//Earrings: Similar// Lipliner as a lipstick: Makeup Forever in 3c// Glasses: Karen Walker

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Currently Courting, Wear

Be Nice to People In Sneakers

November 12, 2014

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I have major shoes envy on people that can look so polished and formal while wearing sneakers. I throw them on to workout or with some time of spandex pants. I have a few pairs of casual sneakers but am trying to leave my comfort zone and wear them with black skinnies and a sweater. Now that the weather is getting colder, I need to ditch the sandals/flip flops and learn how to wear my sneakers as an everyday comfort shoe. Check out my favorites below…

Outfits, Wear

Fall Colors

November 11, 2014

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Sweater: Gap// Shirt: Splendid// Pants: Sanctuary// Sneakers: Sam Edelman// Bag:Similar here and here // Bracelets: Pandora and Stella&Dot// Sunglasses: Karen Walker// Nail Polish: OPI Gwen Stefani in “Rollin in Cashmere”

Series, Wear

Target X Toms

November 10, 2014

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{for her}

Hat, Scarf, Gloves and Bracelets// Scarf// Birthday Cake Candle// Pendant Necklace// Hope Necklace

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{for him}

Beanie and Scarves// GlassesGlassesGlasses//  Book// Smoke Ash Candle

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{for the littles}

Toms Throw Blankets// Elephant Backpack //YXLO//Activity Cube//Gym and Ball Pit// Sea Squirt bath toys

I have been a long time fan of TOMS and have probably owned ten pairs from college up until now. They are one of the most comfortable shoes and you can feel good about buying them knowing that TOMS is donating a pair to a child in need. As I’m sure you can imagine, I was so excited when I was asked to team up with TOMS for Target to share my favorite gifts for women, men, and kids.  Starting November 16th, Target is jumping on board and giving shoes, a blanket,  meals or shoes when you purchase  TOMS for Target limited edition gifts.

Like TOMS’ One for One model, with each gift purchased, a gift will be made to a person in need. Each item will donate one of the following items:

One blanket, via American Redcross (U.S.) and Canadian Redcross (Canada)

One week of meals, via Feeding America (U.S.) and Food Banks Canada (Canada)

One pair of shoes, via TOMS (shoes for shoes only)

Above you will find my gift choices, including my very favorites from the TOMS for Target collection, as well as some other gifts that give back from stores that are known for their charitable donations.

Happy shopping and remember the holidays are always about giving back:)

 

Compensation for this post was provided by Target via AOL Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target or AOL.

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Currently Courting: Friday Favorites

November 7, 2014

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It has been a long and busy week which is the reason for lack of posting. I’ll be back to a normal schedule next week. I have some fun collaborations that are coming up that I am excited to show all of you!

1. Miranda Lambert and Meghan Trainor singing country version of “All About that Bass” Via CMA Awards

2. Favorite Read- “The Good Girl.” If you liked Gone Girl, then you will love this one. I went through it quickly and it took my mom two days.

3. When to Throw Out Your Beauty Products- Via Harpers Bazaar

4. Favorite New Product- Style Sexy Hair 450 degree heat defense hot tool spray (what a mouth full!)

5. 10 Things To Do the First 10 Minutes of Your Day Via Apartment Therapy

6. 26 pictures that prove that the world isn’t such a bad place via Buzzfeed

 

Wear

Thanksgiving Inspiration

November 5, 2014

 

 

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I know I’m a bit early on this but my favorite event/Holiday that excites me the most is Thanksgiving. I love eating all the food, catching up with my family, and lounging around in comfort. Since I am always freezing this time of year, you can usually find me in lots of layers and chunky cardigans.  I have been searching for a cable knit sweater for a while now and finally found one at the Gap. Unfortunately, it is now sold out but find some of my other favorites below….

 

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