This time of year is crazy. For everyone. There truly is a hustle and bustle about the holidays that just doesn’t seem to stop between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The shopping, decorating, baking, wrapping, cleaning, partying, and entertaining is on repeat. I love it though and I am always sad when the holidays come to an end.
Here are a few snippets of my house this time of year. I am not someone who overloads the holiday decor, I like to keep it simple…
And thank you to all of you who offered advice on instagram of what to put on this table. I bought a few apothecary jars and filled with ornaments but they were still too small in comparison to the windows/wreath. I used this great piece that was my husband’s grandmother’s and gave it a poinsettia (I think I need to find a fuller one though, don’t you think?)
The jars found a new home, and I love them here…
I got a real garland for my mantle this year.… Continue Reading
Did you survive Thanksgiving and Black Friday? I did a little online and a little in store shopping…hoping to get most of my gift buying completed by Monday! If you need a little something for a friend, mom, sister or colleague here are some of my favorite budget finds. All under $50!
My favorite gifts to give and get? Accessories of course! They are by far the easiest gift to give; they don’t require a size and most accessories are timeless.
Tech gadgets are still hot for 2013. Are you dying over this leopard print iphone case with a tassel?! LOVE! If you are searching for a well-priced, classic handbag then look no further than J.Crew. How fab is the statement necklace from Furbish Studio? While big necklaces are still so hot, I also love the elegance and simplicity of this lariat by Alexis Bittar. If you want an inexpensive gift or fun stocking stuffer; the initial bracelets by Alex + Ani are always a hit! Lastly, on my personal wish list is a new wallet. I am loving the bright pops of color on this one by Tory Burch, and the icing on top is that cute bow.
Can you believe only 5 days until black Friday?! Have you gotten a jump start on your shopping yet? If you need some ideas I am going to have a weeks worth of gift guides. Today is one of my favorites…all great finds for the girl who just can’t get enough of the latest and greatest beauty items. Everything from the luxe Diptyque diffuser to my favorite lip stain set by Tarte that will only set you back $34
2. Odin #6…obsessed! Here are the notes: Top: Blood Orange, Green Galbanum, Lentisque
Middle: Aged Cedarleaf, Jasmin Sambac, Magnolia
Bottom: Amberwood, Sheer Musk, Live Moss Available at Standard Style in Kansas City or online HERE
3. Laura Mercier Luxe Color Wardrobe Palette
The baby and I had fun bonding over her first modeling experience for a local company called Lillybit. They make a diaper clutch that simply unsnaps and conveniently holds wipes and a stack of diapers. It can also be worn as a wristlet, shoulder bag or clutch. Once you get past the stage of having to carry an entire baby bag the uptown diaper clutch by Lillybit is great.
This bag is fantastic for when you are running out, but don’t want to carry all your baby gear. I will leave this in my car so that I have wipes and diapers with me at all times; and it also fits nicely into a larger handbag or tote. This bag would also make the perfect gift for a mom having her 2nd baby; as you know when you have more kids the less stuff you have to carry the better. And, they are extremely well priced at $35-$40.… Continue Reading
This week I did a news segment where we talked about Bags for your body type. Who knew that so much thought had to go into what kind of bag we carry? Usually you just pick something you like and go with it! If you want a breakdown on what would be best for you, here is the news segment and a few of my personal bag favorites…
If you are tall, go with something wider than long or something rounder like a Hobo. This will balance our your length and add curves where it is needed! This Botkier Legacy hobo bag is gorgeous and functional!
If you are hourglass or pear shaped you want to go with a “boxy” style of bag to balance out your curves. I suggest either a rectangular shape tote with angular lines like this one from Joie
If you are an inverted triangle (shoulders are wider than your hips) go for a cross body style.… Continue Reading