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Holidays, Your Style

Last Minute beauty guide!

We all know that the holidays are here, and nothing makes me more excited then wearing cozy pajamas in bed, that light up the holiday spirit! I always tend to buy a new pair each year, and fuzzy socks are my favorite. Gifting pajamas is always a great gift for anyone on your list. I have linked several pairs, including these cute ones from Nordstrom.

skincare

When it comes to beauty, I love to give the women in my life some of my favorite products. Let me be honest, the winter is hard on our skin, and a good mask and a fun lip balm are great stocking stuffers. Lately people have been asking me about my skincare routine, so I am going to break it down for you below, and any of these products makes for an amazing gift!

Daily skincare routine:

I always start and end my day by cleansing my skin with Revive Gel Cleanser. It is gentle on my skin, and this is one of my favorite brands. A makeup artist led me on to it years ago, and my skin has changed.

Revive gel cleanser

After I cleanse, I always wipe a quick cotton pad with Kiehls Ultra Facial Toner. It is made to comfort your skin, and helps suck in moisture.

Kiehl's skin toner

I always use an eye serum, and although pricey, the Revive anti-aging eye serum is unbelievable. I use a small bit in the morning and the evening.

Revive anti-aging eye serum

We all know that when it comes to lip balm, I am a fan of Rose Salve. I use it about ten times a day, and it works on your face, hands, and any bit of dry and damaged skin.

Rose Salve

When it comes to moisturizers, I have one for the am, and one for the pm in the winter time. Once again, Revive, has changed my skin. For the am, their Renewal cream with SPF is perfection, and in the evening I use their ultra hydrating firming cream.

Revive Renewal cream

I tend to get brown spots from the sun, and the best formula I have found is from Skinceuticals. I put one drop in my moisturizer two times a week.

Skinceuticals discoloration defence

Last, once a week, I love a good mask, and my favorite is from Boscia. Their charcoal mask is perfect for impurities and pulling out those blackheads on my face.

Cheers and happy shopping!

Boscia face mask

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Holidays, Your Style

Home for the Holidays!

One of the things I love about the holidays is being cozy at home in front of the Christmas tree and a warm fire. Nothing makes me more excited then hot cocoa, pumpkin bread, and a good old holiday movie. I always tend to purchase at least one pair of new pajamas that are perfect for this time of year, and certainly to be worn while opening up gifts on Christmas morning.

Comfy pajamas

One of my favorite contemporary and casual lines The Rails just launched pajamas! These are so comfy, I cannot even begin, and they come in both short and long sleeve versions. I purchased mine at Hiptique this past week. What I love about them, is they make an amazing gift as well. They come wrapped up in the perfect little box, and anyone will enjoy these.

Cashmere sweater

I also am a huge fan of cashmere sweaters during the winter. Trovata clothing available at Shopbop has a ton of gorgeous statement ones. You know me, I love a sweater with a little something on it, and this is so cute paired with the pajamas or with jeans. If you do not want to spend a ton, I recommend H&M and Nordstrom for some other great holiday sweaters.

Ugg Slippers

I live in my slippers all winter long. These are from Ugg and they keep me cozy and warm on hardwood floors. Also, they are super on trend. My other favorites are a fun pair from J.Crew, they are super girly and fuzzy.

Book and candle gift

Last, if you are looking for ideas for a small gift, I love a coffee table book or candle. I mean you absolutely cannot go wrong here for anyone. Hiptique and Nordstrom’s both carry some of my favorite brands. Also for something different, check out Urban Outfitters. They have so many unique and fun gift ideas. When I am not sure, I always go with a book and candle, or a fun pair of pajamas. Everyone can use these items, and they brighten up any room and bed!

Shop all of my favorites below!

Holidays, Your Style

Feeling Cool Girl Vibes for the Holidays!

Okay you guys, the holidays are here, and there are some amazing and fun trends that will make every girl on the block feel cool. From futuristic shades, to vinyl pants, and funky boots, it is fun to rock something different. If you are looking for something for the fashionista, then look no further!

Aviator sunglasses and patent booties

I kinda love these fun shades that I picked up at Nordstrom. They are not only super funky and make a great gift, but they are just $12.00. Make sure to check out the Brass Plum section for all kinds of shades that will not bust your budget! Also, what girl does not love a great pair of boots! These white patent pair are super trendy, but any fashion forward girl will love them. They are Steve Madden and are on sale as well!

Holidays gift guide Cara Faux Leather Belt Bag

There is something to be said about a fun fanny pack for a friend as well. If you are on the go, they are so simple and make a look a bit cooler and hip. This one is from Chelsea 28. I was a little scared to wear it at first, and now I want another! Yes these pants are vinyl, and not the easiest to pull off. So if you are feeling something super spicy, I would totally try a pair, or simply a fun faux leather legging. These are from Topshop and again are under $100.00.

JONES MIXED MEDIA JACKET for the holidays

One more on trend look that makes a great gift is a fun jacket to layer. I love the lace detail mixed with the sporty edge of this Veronica Beard piece. You can find fun ones at every price point!

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Holidays, Your Style

Lux looks for Less!

When the holidays come, I have so many fun parties and lots of different outfit changes. I mean who doesn’t? I love to get dressed up this time of year, but I also do not want to spend a fortune on all of my outfits. One thing that I really try to do, is mix and match unique items that can be worn after the season is over as well. Like most of us, I do tend to get fancier then usual, and with that being said, I have some fun ideas to get you from each merry festivity to the next.

Dressed up for the festive parties

Black pants are always on my list each year, because you simply can wear them to everything. They can be dressed up, or down depending on the occasion. Also, I usually wear mine all the way into the first days of spring. This year, I decided to make my look a little more trend forward and went with a pant that has a little funk to it. This pair from Shop Alexis were a splurge. I always allow myself one key splurge a season, and these were them! I also have linked some fun ones that will not break your budget.

Nathan pants from Alexis

If you are going to be trend forward this season, a faux fur needs to be on your list. You can find fun ones from Forever 21 to Nordstrom all under $100 dollars. What I love, is that it can be the centerpiece of your look, or simply a great coat to wear to the event and any fun outdoor activity where you want to be dressier.

Faux fur jacket

A simple white blouse is my go to. I like to have three or four on hand during the season to pair with pants, jeans, or skirts. Find a fun one that has a ruffle or embellishment to make it a little more festive and fun. My picks from Nordstrom are below, and again, they are all under $100 dollars.

White ruffle blouse

Last, kick up you sneakers, and go for some fun velvet. This trend is huge for the holidays, and if you are afraid to try it, find an accessory, like this shoe from Express.  Again, you can wear them with jeans, dresses, skirts, and even into the spring!

Velvet boots

My favorites are below!!

Asos faux fur coat

Clair faux fur coat

Lulus faux fur coat

Windsor Ruffle Pant

Misguided Black Ruffle Pant

Shop Alexis black pant

Ruffle Cotton Blouse

Double Ruffle Blouse

Velvet Booties

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Game Day, Trends

The Sports Gals Gift Guide!

You know it is that time of the year that we are shop shop shopping for gifts for each of our favorite people out there. What I love about this season is really finding different items for each of the individuals in our lives. If you are like me, you love to be fun and fashionable at sports events that you are either attending or even throwing in your own home. Most women are now sports fans, so why not seek out some different gear then they would normally expect!

Sporty

Right now, I am all about mixing up a cool vintage tee, like this one from UNK X Topshop to give to any cool girl on the block. You can definitely wear it with a simple pair of jeans, or make it super fun and funky for your fashionable friends. I paired it with a hat, ripped denim, and on trend white booties. Also, vinyl pants are huge right now, so you can even find a fun varsity jacket on sale for a friend in team colors, that then can make fashionable or played down. I love the fun feel above with the white booties. Again, a fanny pack makes for a great gift for anyone fashionable or sporty.

Sports gal outfit

Check out some of my other picks below for any type of sports girl out there!

Mitchell and Ness Sweater

Mitchell and Ness Sweater

47 Brand Snap Back Caps

47 Brand Snap Back Caps

47 Brand Dodgers Tee

47 Brand Dodgers Tee

Nike x RT Varsity Jacket

Nike x RT Varsity Jacket

Sequins Bulls Tee

Sequins Bulls Tee

Steelers Wine Glasses

Steelers Wine Glasses

Dooney and Burke NFL bags

Dooney and Burke NFL bags

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