The Shift Dress I’ll Be Wearing All Winter

November 30, 2015

Lush 'Karly' Shift Dress via Nordstrom ($48)

Lush ‘Karly’ Shift Dress | Clarks bootiesNordstrom tights | Forever 21 crossbody | Similar necklace

Hey there windy, staticky outfit post! I’m choosing to ignore the slight imperfections of these photos because: welcome to real life.

My husband and I were heading to a friend’s engagement party, so this was our attempt to quickly document the adorableness of this shift dress on a chilly day, because, well, this dress is awesome. Another Nordstrom win!

The $48 dress you'll be wearing all winter

I love a dress that requires no thought. Dress + tights + the most comfy Clarks booties. Instant put-together outfit.

And at only $48 and available in 5 patterns and 6 solid colors, you may have buyer’s indecision on which to to buy for yourself (Christmas shopping can wait!).

Lush dress, Nordstrom tights, Clarks booties

Lush Karly Shift Dress via Nordstrom ($48)

A quick note on sizing: I’m wearing my usual size (medium) in this dress and would recommend going with your normal size. It’s meant to be flowy around the waist but any smaller and it’d be snug in the arms/shoulders. As for the worlds greatest booties: I’m wearing my usual size in flats (6.5). I typically go up to a 7 in boots but found a 6.5 actually fit perfectly.

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Gift Guide: For Your Bestie

November 24, 2015

To all my besties out there — those fabulous ladies who have guided me through school, life, and many questionable choices! — this one’s for you.

Last week we covered gifts for the men in our lives, and today, we’re talking about gifts ideas for your BFFs. Fun, frivolous, pretty gifts that these special women will squeal over and immediately post to Instagram. Nothing but the best for our besties!

Everything in the collage below is from Shopbop, my go-to website these days. It’s one of those perfect one-stop-shop retailers where you can do lots of holiday shopping in one trip. Bonus: Shopbop’s “buy more, save more sale” is going on right now; save up to 25% with code GOBIG15 at checkout.

2015 Gift Guide: For Your Besties


1. Kate Spade Coasters | 2. Friend Mug | 3. Prisma Jewelry Stand | 4. Rifle Paper Co. iPhone Case | 5. Kate Spade Card Holder | 6. Yay! Flute Glass | 7. Adia Kibur Simone Earrings | 8. Dogeared Guacamole is Extra Pouch | 9. Madewell Circle Pave Ring | 10. Kate Spade Desktop Calendar | 11. Splendid Cozy PJ Set | 12. Oui Oui Oui Tray


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Gift Guide: For Him

November 20, 2015

With the promise of Thanksgiving turkey on the horizon, I’m suddenly feeling like the holidays snuck up behind me, tapped me on the shoulder, and then screamed in my face: WE’RE HERE!

Weren’t we celebrating Halloween, like yesterday? How can we be a week out from Black Friday?!

Since the holidays have loudly announced their arrival at my house, it’s officially time to start shopping for gifts. By the way, I’m partly blaming my last trip to Target for kicking things off — how could anyone resist these holiday decorative pillows?!

Since I like a shopping challenge, I decided to put together the hardest gift guide first: gift ideas for HIM. You know, those hard-to-shop-for men in lives — husbands, brothers, fathers, cousins, etc. Hopefully there’s something below that’ll be a hit with the dudes this holiday season!


2015 Gift Guide for HIM


1. CB2 Dop Kit | 2. Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge | 3. Pongo Portable Table Tennis Set | 4. Beer Cap Map | 5. Stelton Pure Utility Knife | 6. Nordstrom Moccasin Slipper | 7. Master & Dynamic Headphone Stand | 8. Timex Expedition Scout Watch | 9. MEAT: Everything You Need to Know | 10. BDG Sweatshirt | 11. Solar Travel Lights | 12. Bombas Socks




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