Sunday, December 10, 2017

Cozy Christmas Gifts

It's Sunday morning and I am cozied up in bed right now as I write this post. It is going to be a lazy Sunday for sure. It is sooooo cold in Charlotte so being inside all day is fine by me. And let's be honest, aren't lazy Sundays the best? 

How cute is this striped nightshirt I found? It is so perfect for the Holidays and so comfy. This is the first actual nightshirt I have ever owned and I absolutely love it. I will definitely be buying more just like it! Speaking of comfy and cozy, I decided to round up my favorite COZY Christmas gifts for you guys :) If you are doing some last minute Christmas shopping then these gifts are perfect for anyone on your list. I don't think there is anyone in the world who doesn't love to be cozy. I also went ahead and rounded up my favorite Christmas PJs as well. So if you are on the hunt for some of those then definitely check them out. Hope you all have an amazing Sunday!


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The Perfect Holiday Jumpsuit

I wanted to start off by saying that I am so excited to have collaborated again with Express to bring you another amazing Holiday look. Obviously as a fashion blogger, I have been picking out a ton of Holiday looks to share with you guys. Express has hands down been my favorite place to shop for any Holiday look this season. They not only have the best selection but their prices are just so good. You don't have to break the bank to find an amazing Holiday look. 

Speaking of amazing Holiday looks, I did find the perfect Holiday jumpsuit. As soon as I laid eyes on this beauty I knew that I had to have it. First of all, it is velvet. You all know that I loveeee velvet right now. Second of all, it is a jumpsuit. If you follow me on Instagram then you already know that I am obsessed with jumpsuits right now. I think they are so much fun and so chic. I can't get enough of them.

The color of this jumpsuit is absolutely perfect for the Holidays. It is a darker shade of red and is absolutely stunning. Did I also mention that it has POCKETS?? *insert praise hands emoji here*. Why do pockets make every outfit better? They really do! I also love the bow belt and the criss cross back. The best part about the back is the adjustable straps. You can adjust them any way you want them to get that perfect fit. For reference, I am 5'7', wear a size 26/2 in jeans, and I am wearing the size 2. So it definitely fits true to size! 

I decided to pair this beautiful velvet jumpsuit with some fun gold accessories. I love it paired with these rose gold ankle strap heels and this metallic clutch. Both pieces can be used again with so many outfits. I topped this look off with my favorite pair of gold drop earrings. These earrings are absolutely stunning. The drop style is a huge trend right now and these would be the perfect touch to any Holiday outfit. You can check out the rest of Express' accesories here.  

This look would be perfect to wear to any of your Holiday parties. I hope that you all love it as much as I do. I cannot wait to wear it to one of our Holiday parties that we have coming up. Remember that  Express has a ton of other Holiday options if this one may not be your favorite. You can check out the rest of their Holiday dresses and jumpsuits here

Thank you again to Express for sponsoring this post. As always, the thoughts and opinions are all of my own. :) 



Monday, December 4, 2017

Gift Guide for the Guys

Before we dive into the gift guide, I had to share with you one of my favorite holiday dresses. This Holiday Show Me Your Mumu dress is so stunning. It has a gold design all over it which makes it perfect for any Christmas or NYE party. My favorite part about this dress is the low back. I love it paired with my favorite red tassel earrings, rose gold heels, and of course I had to top it off with some red lipstick. ;) 

There will be more gift guides following this one but if you are anything like me than buying gifts for any guy in your life can be pretty difficult. I just never know what they want. That's why I wanted to start off with this gift guide in particular. Let's just face it, guys can be hard to buy for sometimes. Whenever I ask the guys in my family including my husband what they want for Christmas they always give me the cliche "I don't need anything" answer. As sweet as that is, it doesn't really help much so I have to start getting a little creative. That's why I created this gift guide for you guys. I have used it myself to buy things for my husband, grandpa, brother in law, and father in law. I hope some of you will get some use out of it too!

Below is why I love each item: 

1) SoundSport In-Ear Bluetooth Headphones - I feel like most guys love music so getting them a nice pair of headphones could never be a bad idea. Plus, these are bluetooth which means you don't have to actually connect them into your device. How cool is that? They are perfect for your man to carry to the gym, work, or wherever they listen to music. I have also read great reviews on these. 

2) SoundLink Revolve Bluetooth Speaker - I am on the music train again with this one but seriously who wouldn't love a blue tooth speaker?? We have 2 in our house and use them ALL the time. This gift is absolutely perfect for anyone on your list. Bose is also an amazing brand so this speaker will have exceptional quality. 

3) Patagonia Fleece Jacket - I absolutely love the Patagonia brand and this jacket is an overall good jacket for any man in your life to have. It is made out of fleece so it will keep them warm on those cold days and it also comes in 3 different colors. This jacket will be a good staple piece in any man's closet. 

4) Monogrammed Double Old Fashioned Glasses - This is one of my favorite gifts on the gift guide. I absolutely love the monogrammed touch on these glasses. It adds such a personal touch which I really love. These glasses will be such a great personalized gift that any guy would enjoy. 

5) UGG Slippers - These UGG slippers are a must have for anyone. I actually have them on my own wishlist! If you own anything from the UGG brand then you know why these are so amazing. Any guy could use a pair of these and you cannot beat the quality. 

6) Grooming Kit - This is a hair grooming kit perfect for any kind of hair. My husband works in the corporate world and always has to look sharp every single day at work. Hair products like this would be perfect for any man in a similar type of industry or any guy that likes to use hair products in general. I have read many great reviews on this brand. This kit comes with shampoo and conditioner, styling clay, non greasy grooming aid, styling comb, and travel bag. 

7) State Wall Bottle Opener - This is another one of my favorite gifts on the guide because it can also be personalized to any state that the guy in your life lives in. Any guy would absolutely love to have this. Having a personalized bottle opener like this would look great in any kitchen. I have already gotten this one for a few guys on my list! 

8) Monogrammed Passport Case and Luggage Tag - If you have a guy in your life that loves to travel then this is the PERFECT gift for them. Everyone needs a good passport case and luggage tag who travels a lot and I love how these can be personalized with a monogram. You can't go wrong with this gift. 

9) Quarter Zip Pullover Fleece - There is no guy that wouldn't love to have this. If you are struggling big time with what to get a guy in your life then I would say go with this. It is simple and anyone would be able to use it. I love that it is made out of fleece and I love that it is a half zip and is easy to pull on over any outfit. It also comes in 5 different colors so you have plenty of options to chose from. 

10) Cedar Shoe Valet - My husband is always getting his shoes shined at work so this shoe kit would be a perfect gift for him. The kit contains leather lotion, saddle soap, horsehair brush, shoe horn, two shine mitts, and a wooden box that could be used for something else. It contains anything that a guy could ever need to take care, clean, and maintain any kind of shoe that they own. 

11) Monogram Watch Box - I absolutely love this gift and think it is a great idea for any guy that wears watches. My husband owns at least 4 so I am really wanting to get him this. It is a great way for them to keep their watches organized and clean. I also of course love that you can have it monogrammed. 

12) Lounge Pants - What guy doesn't love a good pair of lounge pants?? This is a perfect gift to give any man in your life. No one can ever have too many pants to lounge in, am I right?? Plus, these comfy pants come in 13 different colors and patterns so picking them out will be fun. 

I hope you all enjoyed this gift guide and can find some things on here for those special men in your life. If you actually click on the items in the picture below it will take you directly to the site where you can purchase and you can also click on the name of the items above and it will do the same. Let me know if you have any questions about anything! 



Sunday, December 3, 2017

Leather Skort + Cream Sweater

All Photos by: Jim Trice Photography

Happy Sunday friends! I hope you all have had a wonderful weekend. Things have been so super busy for me so I am sorry that I haven't been checking in as much as usual. I have been traveling like crazy. This weekend my husband and I went to Spartanburg for our annual Christmas party with my family and it was so fun kicking off December and Christmas with everyone. Can y'all believe that Christmas is only 3 short weeks away?? It is crazy how time flies! 

I had to share a look from Pineapple Collective that I absolutely love - this black leather skort paired with this cropped surplice cream sweater. I am so crazy about this look. It is so perfect and fun for this time of year. This skort is one of my favorites. It fits like a glove (I am wearing the size small) and I love the wrap design on the front. I can't get over how perfectly this cream sweater pairs with the skort. It is cropped so it perfectly fits right on top of the skort so you get that tucked in look without having to really tuck it in which can sometimes cause that bulging look, especially with a thick sweater. Of course, I had to pair it with my favorite black over the knee boots. I am telling y'all, these Sam Edelman boots are amazing and actually stay up! The only place I can find them still in stock is at Dillard's and trust me when I say you need these. They are my favorite OTK boots besides my Stuart Weitzman ones but they are a fraction of the price. 

And can we just talk about this amazing leopard multi clutch from Sole Society?? I just received this in the mail recently and I LOVE it. I use my other leopard clutch all the time and I love how this one is a fun twist on that one. I love the color block affects with the burgundy and the suede black. It can pair well with so many outfits and is the perfect touch to any look. 

Since Christmas is just around the corner I will be sharing a ton of gift guides with you soon on the blog so stay tuned for that! In the meantime, you can shop some of my gift guides early by going to my "Holiday Shop" tab on my blog and clicking on the drop down menus. So far I have "Gifts for Him", "Gifts for Her", "Gifts Under $50", "Gifts Under $100", and even "Holiday/NYE Dresses" and "Holiday Casual Wear". Make sure to check those out if you are looking for some good gift ideas! 



Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Cold Weather Look with ModCloth

All Photos by: Paige Winn Photography

I am so happy to have collaborated with ModCloth to bring you this perfect cold weather look. I am not going to lie, ModCloth is quickly becoming one of my favorite places to shop and they are seriously the perfect one-stop shop for all of your Holiday needs. They have gifts for pretty much every girl on your list. I have already bought Christmas gifts for my mom, grandma, mother in law, and sister in laws. Trust me when I say they have the cutest gifts from sweaters, accessories, shoes and home decor. Definitely check them out when you start doing your Christmas shopping! 

This sweater comes in 5 colors including this light blue that I am wearing and I absolutely LOVE it. It is oversized, has a cute cowl neck, and is the perfect length to wear with your favorite skinny jeans or leggings. Not to mention that it is so, so cozy. This sweater truly is such a great staple piece to have. You can wear it so many different ways, with so many things, and it is so soft that you will never want to take it off. I already have my eye on the cream colored one and the mauve colored one. Not to mention, I bought one for a few people on my Christmas list! :) 

I love this sweater paired with this plaid blanket scarf. I am not going to lie, I would normally probably wear this kind of blanket scarf with an ivory or white colored top but I am LOVING it with this light blue sweater. It's different and the colors in the scarf go with it beautifully. I don't know about you, but there is really nothing I love to wear more in the cooler temperatures than a good blanket scarf. This one is perfect and comes in 3 other colors. At $19, you should definitely get yourself a couple. They will never go out of style. 

Thank you to ModCloth for sponsoring this post. As always, the opinions are all of my own. Make sure to check them out. They have everything from party dresses with sparkle and shine to cozy and casual sweaters like I am wearing here to quirky kitchen accessories that bring whimsy into hosting your friends and family. I also wanted to mention that you should visit @ModCloth's handle on Instagram to learn more info on how to earn a $1K gift card. How perfect would that extra money be for some Christmas shopping?!



Monday, November 27, 2017

Red Jumpsuit

I hope you all had a blast shopping Cyber Monday today! I know I probably did a little too much damage. But the deals are so amazing that I just couldn't stop myself. The best part about shopping Cyber Monday is not having to leave the couch. HA, can you tell how lazy I am?

Have you ever seen a red jumpsuit that you love more?? When I first saw this online I just about died over it. First of all, I love the color red and second of all, I love a wide legged jumpsuit. So this one crosses all of those boxes for me. This jumpsuit is SO perfect for any of your Holiday Christmas parties. You can't go wrong with wearing red to any of those. Also, can we talk about this gorgeous back? I think the open back is my favorite part of the jumpsuit. This one is a show stopper for sure. Just for reference, I am 5'7", wear a normal size 2, and I am wearing the size small with 4 inch heels. 

I think this look is so fun paired with a cheetah clutch and gold accessories. If you haven't been able to tell yet, this cheetah clutch is one of my favorite things that I own. I wear it with just about anything and everything. It is from one of my favorite boutiques, Red Dress Boutique, and they told me it is one of their best sellers. They have reordered it so many times because it is in such high demand. It's such a great quality clutch too for the price so I highly recommend purchasing! 

Speaking of Red Dress Boutique, I am here in Athens again to do another shoot with them. I actually got to meet one of my favorite bloggers today, Torunn, from BeYoutiful Blog. We are actually shooting together all day tomorrow and are staying in the same hotel room. We went to dinner tonight and I do have to say, it is so refreshing to meet people like her. She is so genuine and so much fun to be around. I already feel like we have so many similarities. I am so thankful to blogging for bringing so many new people and new faces into my life. It is truly such a blessing! 

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