Holiday Gifts For Her

November 26, 2014

Well, hello there Thanksgiving! Tomorrow I’ll slip into best pants — elastic waistband recommended — and chow down on turkey with my lovable, zany family (#grateful). Once my food coma wears off, the gates officially open for all things merry & bright! Christmas trees, holiday parties, and shopping, Of course there will be shopping!

I’ve gotten a jump on a few Christmas gifts so far, but have been looking for a little inspiration for the women in my life. Seeing as how you all love a good, fashionable deal (such smarties), I pulled together a holiday gift guide. All of these gifts are (a) awesome and (b) affordable.

See something you like? Just forward the link to your family — and if you’re my family, I’ll take one of each, please!

Holiday Gift Guide: For Her

1. BaubleBar ear jackets | 2. Target pillow | 3. Johnathon Adler salt & pepper shakers | 4. Lululemon tank | 5. TOMS shoes | 6. Kate Spade bauble bag | 7. Stitch Fix gift card | 8. BaubleBar necklace | 9. LOFT pouch | 10. JCrew Factory sweater | 11. Kate Spade bottle opener | 12. Philosophy beauty products | 13. #Girlboss Book | 14. Forever 21 elephant ring holder | 15. headband | 16. Nasty Gal iPhone charger | 17. Knot & Bow confetti bomb

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What to Wear to a Work Holiday Party

November 24, 2014

Office holiday party

Skirt: Ann Taylor (fits true to size + on sale!) | Top: Express | Tights: Target | Heels: BCBGeneration (similar) | Earrings: c/o Admiral Row | Clutch: Urban Expressions (similar) | Lips: Maybelline

Here’s the outfit I wore to my husband’s work holiday party this weekend — purchased four hours prior to the party’s start time because umm, what the heck does one wear to an event with no dress code and no details on what to expect! Yep, even this fashion blogger gets stumped sometimes, which is why I procrastinated until the day of the party (usually not recommended!).

But remember in school when you’d wait till the last minute to work on a project (sorry mom) and somehow magically crank out a masterpiece? That’s exactly what happened with this outfit! I managed to tackle this fashion challenge by starting with the facts:

Location: Hotel.

Attendees: Engineers and their spouses. Hubby said he was wearing “business casual.” Men have it so much easier! What does that mean for me — slacks and a sweater? A blazer? That’s not festive!

Plan of attack: Find the Ann Taylor sequin skirt from last week’s Wish List Wednesday because an awesome skirt (with pockets!) + blouse says, I’m here to celebrate but I’m not inappropriately over-dressed. Let’s call this dress code “festively modest” — a hint of sequins and bold lip shows you’re ready to party without showing the boss too much skin.

What to wear to a work holiday party

Work holiday party outfitIf I’m attending your holiday party this winter, chances are you’ll see me in this skirt! That’s the beauty of versatile separates — just swap in a different top and jewelry, and you’re ready for the next holiday party. Speaking of, happy almost Thanksgiving!

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Wish List Wednesday: Sequins

November 19, 2014

Wish List Wednesday: Sequins

The holidays are cominggggg! My Pinterest feed is full of DIY decor ideas (if only I had a mantel for a winter wonderland scene!) and the gift guides are out in full force (is it just me or does Christmas shopping start earlier every year?).

But before I decorate the Christmas tree or wrap a single present, let’s talk about holiday fashion. I view this time of the year as a excuse to get a little fancy, add some glamour, and wear sequins. To parties, to work, to Thanksgiving dinner (mmmmm). Sequins are the perfect festive touch during these cold months.

Hence the sparkly inspiration for today’s Wish List Wednesday. It’s time to shop and shine.

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