Sunday, November 23, 2014

Momma's Got Style

Nordstrom Rack Ro & De blouse (sold out), similar here // J.Crew vest
similar dark wash jeans // Tory Burch boots

For this post, I thought it would be fun to style my mom! It is the season of giving after all, and I wanted to get my mom something she would love and could easily incorporate into her wardrobe. This hot pink blouse from Nordstrom Rack is perfect for mothers and daughters alike. For this look, we paired the pink blouse with a preppy puffer vest, jeans and my mom’s favorite Tory Burch boots (that I have been known to steal out of her closet!). I would totally wear this look myself!

Nordstrom Rack is my go-to store for gifts for friends and family because I know I can find a good gift that is also really affordable. These wedge booties are absolutely adorable (and only $23!) and have you seen their selection of handbags? You can find a perfect gift for anyone, at a fraction of the regular cost!

*This post is brought to you by Nordstrom Rack
And a big thank you to my mom for participating!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Casual Holiday

perfect casual holiday look
Love the leopard heels!Red blouse from Nordstrom
Cute holiday look!
Dark wash denim from Nordstrom

Casual holiday look… entire outfit from Nordstrom!

During the holidays, I LOVE a good pair of dark wash denim… they instantly dress up any outfit while maintaining comfort. I am obsessed with this pair from JBrand because they are really slimming and flattering to every body type. They also look good with heels and riding boots alike! I think this look would be perfect for a more casual holiday party, or even a dinner date. The red wrap blouse is a little sexy but still classic.

I hope everyone has a great weekend! I am taking the day off and headed to the Charlotte Christmas Show this morning with my family. I know it's not even Thanksgiving… but I am already in the holiday spirit!

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Gift Guide: For the Guys

shaving kit // Bose headphones (really nice quality!)

You know what I've figured out about men? If you put a little bit of thought into their gift, they will love it no matter what. Seriously! Men are so easy to please (unlike us women!) so gift shopping for them is a lot easier than you may think. I've rounded up my top picks above of all the "classic" items that every man would love, whether it's your boyfriend, husband, dad or brother. If they're a tech guy, they will love nice speakers or nice headphones. If your guy is a beer lover, he may love the personalized craft beer holder. I think Johnnie Walker Blue Label whiskey is a great gift because you can get the bottle engraved! The whiskey plus some nice glasses makes an awesome present (that no guy would spend money on for themselves). He is sure to be impressed ;)

OTHER IDEAS:
- Tickets to his favorite sporting team game
- A 6-pack of his favorite beer
- A portable phone charger he can keep in his car
- iPad/tablet or Kindle
- A "movie kit" with DVDs of his favorite movies, favorite candy and movie theater gift card
- Boxers or nice socks (socks he can wear to work and also athletic socks)
- Video game console
- A nice winter coat
- Leather duffle bag
- A tool kit for around the house

What are you ideas for the men in your life? I'd love to hear!

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Draped Cardigan



drape front fringe cardigan // thermal top (perfect for layering under cardigans!)
distressed jeans, similar here // tassel booties (almost sold out), similar booties here & here
MAC lipstick in "pink nouveau" // Celine sunglasses (finally found them online!)

This look is super casual and I love it. Nothing is better in the fall than a comfy cardigan, jeans and booties! Although if I was wearing this outfit today, I think I'd need to add gloves, a hat and a scarf… what has happened to the weather, y'all?! It feels like the arctic tundra out there!!

I know I have said this for a long time, but I actually am posting a hair tutorial for y'all next week. I promise! If y'all have any hair questions, ask away! 

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Red Dress...



 Milly red dress (wearing size 2), also comes in pink
Jimmy Choo Abel pumps, similar & less expensive here & here

I'm back with another holiday look from Milly at Nordstrom… this look is incredibly classic, one that I would wear to a work function or company holiday party. I love, love, love the sleeves and how unique this dress is! Plus the red color is so vibrant and looks amazing with a red lip to match. (If you're in the market for a red lipstick, my hands down favorite is BareMinerals' "call the shots"… I wear it all. the. time.)

Today it is supposed to get down to 19 degrees in Charlotte. NINETEEN! If I had a choice, I would stay in bed all day drinking hot cocoa and watching Netflix, haha. I guess I'll just bundle up, instead! What is your favorite thing to do when it's freezing out?

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Holiday Party...

Perfect holiday party look!
Attach a bow to any top to automatically dress it up
Cute holiday party look
Milly pleated sleeve blouse
Holiday party attire
Love this holiday party look
I love the holidays!
Christmas party outfit
 Milly pleated sleeve blouse (size 2) // lace flare skirt (size XS, 60% off!)
Jimmy Choo Abel pumps, similar & less expensive here & here // Tory Burch clutch

Whenever I get invited to a holiday party, my first thought is always, "What am I going to wear?!" followed by a bout of panic. This year, I've vowed to prepare early and plan out my holiday outfits ahead of time! This pleated sleeve blouse from the Milly collection at Nordstrom was a splurge, but it's so versatile that it's completely worth it. For this look I tied on a black bow that I already had in my closet… it would also look beautiful with a statement necklace like this one! You can wear it with any skirt, but it also looks just as great with dressier pants and even jeans.

I also want to point out that the lace skirt is on sale for less than $25… it makes a great Christmas and even New Year's skirt! I'm wearing the XS :)

I had a very relaxing weekend… I went to go see the movie "Interstellar" on Friday night and it was one of the best movies I've seen this year. My dad is an amateur astronomer so I was already familiar with a lot of the space terminology, which made it really interesting! Even if you aren't into space, it's still a great movie, haha (and it has Matthew McConaughey in it!). Anyways, stay tuned this week for more holiday looks!

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

What You Should Ask For This Christmas...


A few of my friends texted me this week and said, "What should I ask for this Christmas?!" Whether you're making a list for Santa, your parents, boyfriend, husband or your friends, I came up with some ideas that I think every woman would love on their Christmas List. Hopefully this will make it a little easier! If you're like me, I usually wait for Christmas to ask for "big" things that I don't really need and that I don't want to spend money on, like a pair of nice boots or a camera. Below is a complete list of great Christmas presents to ask for, big and small.  (Click on the item below to shop it directly!)


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I'm really loving the cozy-looking pajamas and slippers! When it's cold and miserable outside, all I want to do is curl up by the fire and read a book… Anyways, what are you asking for this Christmas? I'd love to hear!

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