Hello Everyone!

I hope you have all been fantastic!  I’ve taken a hiatus from the blog but should at the very least be back for the holiday season bringing you gift guide ideas for those you love (and possibly yourself…it’s ok I won’t tell anyone!).

Today, I thought I would start with the easiest gift guide of them all.  Here’s what to dream of yourself for Christmas or what to get that special lady in your life (girls send your boyfriend, hubby and family here for ideas!).  This is what I would dream up if anything I ever wanted ended up under the tree this year.  I by no means expect to receive these but it is fun to dream about!

Tory Burch Rosalind Ballet Flat:  I’ve had to give myself a stern talking to about not ordering these.  The blush pink gets my heart every single time.  I normally size up in Tory Burch and would purchase these in an 8.5 in pink magnolia. (30% off with code:  THANKS today only)

White Warren Cashmere Travel Wrap in Black: These are the best cashmere wraps there are.  I have another color and use it all the time.  It is the best thing to take into a movie and snuggle with or to cuddle with when the office gets far too chilly for your liking.  I use my other one at least once a week.  With that much use, I’d say It’s time to get another color. (The site is 25% off through the 27th with no code needed-discount added at checkout)

Kate Spade Bow Coat:  This coat has so much cuteness!  I love the tweed detailing.  It would look great over jeans, slacks or dresses alike.  I love the black one!  Since it is a boxy coat, I would purchase a size 0.  (Less than half price today only with code:  MOREJOY)

Ann Taylor Cashmere Sweater -Cashmere sweaters are the best thing ever.  I’m slowly converting most of my sweaters over to cashmere.  It’s cozier and not nearly as itchy.  I love these from Ann Taylor at a good price point too.  I’m usually an xs there-love the black and the silver/gray. (Code: BESTMONDAY for 50% off today only)

Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM Monogram with Beige Interior If I had to pick only one thing on my list, this would be it.  I use a tote nearly daily at work.  Between all my meetings and needing to have my laptop surgically attached to me a big tote like this would help so much!  This one would be a great addition that would go with everything.  I would literally use it daily.  Believe it or not with all the bags that I have, I don’t have a basic LV monogram bag.  This has been on my radar for decades.

Hermes H belt buckle & reversible leather strap 32 mm in noir/gold size 80 or 85 (either size works but I’d go with the 85 if given both options).  This is something that I’ve lusted after for years and never quite bit the bullet on.  Absolutely love it and it is what dreams are made of!

Happy Holiday Shopping!





Holiday season is upon us and we are all hunting for that special gift for those in our lives that we adore.  Today’s guide is for the girl who adores her home and loves spending some time in it.  This is the girl that while she may be busy all week enjoys taking those extra moments during the weekend to really relax and indulge in the small but very important things in life.  This is the ultimate comfy cozy gift guide for the home.

Pajamas:  Any long morning at home deserves a fantastic pair of pajamas.  These are by far my favorites.  Their silky texture and the fabric quality are superb.  I honestly don’t really wear anything else!  For fit reference, I find these true to size (I wear an xs).  I promise, she will reach for the time and time again.  They are a winner.  They are absolutely adorable in the deer print, pink stripes, gray stripes, & black.

Candle:  I am obsessed with these candles.  Every single time we go to Nordstrom I have to stop to smell them.  They are incredibly fragrant and would look so very chic sitting atop a stack of books on any girl’s coffee table while filling the room with the most intoxicating fragrance.

Lamp:  I cannot get these out of my head.  These are the most stunning table lamps I think I have ever seen.  I can imagine a pair of these together either in a living room on a console table or one on each nightstand.  I know these are the “baby” version, however, due to their size they seem as though they might fit even better as bedside lamps than the regular versions would.  I am seriously smitten.  Any girl would absolutely adore the vibe that they bring to her abode.

Mug:  Can you imagine sipping coffee in this little stunner?!  The gold and white detailing is enough to make any girl squeal!

Pillow:  These calf hair pillows are so very amazing!  The gray color is so very chic!  Imagine two of these placed eloquently on your couch?!  I’ve been smitten with these for YEARS and I am sure that any little lady would be able to find a spot in her home for these.

Rug:  This rug is a stunning piece.  If you look at it on their website, it has the most insane detailing.  It’s one of the most gorgeous rugs I’ve seen.  I think the 7’6″ x 9’6″ version would fit best in most spaces.  Though the 5′ x 7’6″ version is amazing as well!  It’s easy color scheme would fit so well into most spaces!

Throw:  One touch and this throw will leave you wanting to keep it for yourself.  This faux fur throw is so very soft.  It’s gorgeous cream color (though the gray is pretty too) will go with any decor.  This is perfect for lounging on the couch at night with some hot cocoa and a good old movie starring Audrey Hepburn!  This is the perfect gift when you don’t know what to get her!  Everyone adores a good throw!

Thank you for reading!  I hope your shopping is going well & be sure to check back for a beauty & stocking stuffer guide coming soon!







Gift guide season is upon us.  For the next few weeks I will be bringing you various gift guides for the loved ones in your life that will be aimed at helping you to make Christmas extra amazing for them.  Today, I thought I would start out with one that I can most easily relate to…How to nail Christmas for her.  This is my personal lust list of items that I’m currently dying over.  There are some that I’m having to practice some extra restraint not to purchase before the holidays and know that these would make any girl’s Christmas one for the record books!  Keep checking back in the next few weeks as I will be posting some other gift picks for beauty, home, men, and more!

Disclaimer:  I am by no means expecting anyone to get me things off of my list but these are things that I personally adore and know that many of you will too!

Here we go:

1 & 2 -The SMEG Toaster and Teakettle are the cutest thing ever.  I have adored these for years and have yet to order because we already have a functioning toaster.  This is one gift that will spice up your living area and give a pop of color to your countertops.  They’re too cute, and yes, I would NOT want them to match.  I truly think the pink and green are the prettiest of the colors.

3 – Christian Louboutin Lipstick in Just Nothing – 705M.  I’m so eager to try these lipsticks.  I know they’re pricy.  However, they are as much a decoration/necklace as they are a lipstick.  For the girl in your life that is OBSESSED with Louboutin, this is the way to go.  You get a hint of designer with all the good beauty product your heart can hold.  The red Rouge Louboutin – 001M color is also a stunner!

4 – Charlotte Tillbury Kit:  Earlier this year I ordered a few of Charlotte Tilbury’s lipsticks and lipliners.  Let me just tell you they are amazing.  They are buttery smooth and have great color payoff.  I am so eager to try more colors and more pieces of her line because of this!  I think this would be an amazing way to try it all!  Any beauty girl in your life is sure to squeal over this one.

5 – Cashmere joggers.  Ugh.  Dreamy!  I’m so swooning over getting a pair of 100% cashmere joggers that it’s downright ridiculous.  I tend to spend all day Sunday and most nights after work in yoga tights and think these would be a serious upgrade.  I’m smitten with all things pure cashmere (blends just aren’t as amazing) as of late.   Can you imagine cuddling up in these, drinking some coffee and reading your favorite book?!  For sizing reference:  Based on sizing reviews, I think they run true to size & I would get my normal size xs.  These would be excellent for any girl that loves to be cozy but loves the feel of luxury!

6 – These PJs are the best there is.  I own quite a few pairs of them but cannot seem to get enough.  The pink stripes are always a winner as are the gray stripes and all black pair!  They are silky and don’t make you too hot or cold during the night like some fabrics can.  For sizing reference:  I find these to fit true to size and wear my normal size xs in these.  These are a winner for any girl.  I love knowing that even though I’m going to bed I’m still looking mostly put together.

7 – These jeans are so good.  The rips are in the perfect place.  I have tried these on and absolutely adored how they fit.  That’s saying something because jeans can be difficult to find.  For sizing reference:  When I tried them on, I found these to run true to size in my normal 25.  These would be a perfect replacement for my poor jeans that’s distressing has begun to get a wee bit too much (from being so worn and loved) in the past few months.  Any fashionista knows a pair of distressed denim is critical in her wardrobe.  These are perfect.

8 – This curling iron is amazing.  The white color and the technology behind it have me swooning.  I adore the 1.25″ barrel as it will give you perfect curls.  I’ve been wanting to switch to this iron from my current wand as I’m wanting sleeker curls as of late that my wand just doesn’t seem to give me.  This is swoon worthy.

9 – Diptyque candles are to die for.  Their scents are amazing and this scent is right up my alley!  I adore the packaging and can already see it burning on my living room coffee table at night while watching a movie with hot cocoa in hand.  Dreamy right?

10 – Byredo Gypsy Water Perfume is a scent that I’ve admired so many times on our trips to the city.  It’s a rarer scent that not everyone and their mother will be wearing.  It’s one that I’ve adored for so long but for some reason or other haven’t bit the bullet on yet but am dying to.  It’s one of those scents that can easily become your signature.  Seriously lusting after this adorable little bottle of liquid!

11 – By Terry Baume de Rose is a product that I have adored from afar for years.  It’s a cult fave lip product that it holy grail for so many people.  I have used the Dior Rose Balm for years and adore it but this seems even more luxe.  I’ve heard amazing reviews and it’s a cute little rosy pink jar that you can keep on your bedside table.  What’s not to love?

12- This fur jacket is at the TOP of my list.  Honestly, I’m hoping that I can hold it together and not order this one on my own before Christmas.  It’s neutral tone will go with everything in your wardrobe.  I don’t know if you all have noticed but my love affair with neutrals lately has been strong and this would fit in so beautifully with so many outfits.  It’s a complete stunner.  For sizing reference, based on sizing recommendations, I would best fit an xs (my normal size).  This is one piece that will add luxury to any outfit you pair with it and is a must have.

13 – This Cashmere Travel Wrap/Scarf is what dreams are made of being that it’s cozy cashmere at it’s finest.  It’s soft and snuggly.  It’s the PERFECT scarf.  It’s big enough to double as a blanket while on a cold airplane or in a chilly movie theatre.  A cashmere wrap is a must have in any wardrobe and is a clear winner for any luxe lover.

14 – This Gucci Belt is on every fashion girl’s radar.  It’s sleek and timeless.  At it’s price point, it is much cheaper than other designer belts.  The one at the link is extra dreamy because it has an extra pop of interest with the pop of red striping.  I’m typically a size 2 and wear an 80 or 85 (both work for me) to give you a sense of sizing.  This is one package that any girl that opens it will automatically squeal!

15 – This Valentino Glam Lock is the bag that I’ve had my eye on for quite some time.  It’s been on my wishlist for months.  Honestly, I would forgo all presents for a year or two just for this little baby.  I know a lot of you would also adore the pink color combined with beautiful leather and studded detailing.

16- This Saint Laurent Small Sac de Jour is so amazing.  I LOVE the beige color so much because it goes with every single outfit.  The design of this bag has Birkin vibes and is one that you would have for decades to come.  It’s another one that would be worth forgoing all other gifts in order to receive.

Hope you all love these as much as I do!



Happy Black Friday!

This year it seems as though the deals are bigger than ever!  I have included five different stores with my picks from each of them.  These are all products that I personally own or am lusting after.  They are wardrobe staples or enhancers and would benefit any wardrobe.  I will hopefully be coming back later this weekend to show some of the items that I already own in action/styled so keep your eyes peeled for that!  However, don’t delay as these deals won’t last long and these items will sell out quickly!

Here we go….

Shopbop is having their annual holiday sale of up to 25% off with code:  GOBIG16.  I own and love the cardigan (softest thing ever), the kitty flats (a wardrobe staple) and the leopard clutch (perfect for every holiday party on your list).  These are the perfect pieces to inject a little personality into your outfits.


|| 1. Loeffler Randall Tassel Oxfords  || 2.  Karen Walker Super Duper  ||  3.   Free People Boucle Cardigan   || 4.  Rebecca Minkoff Booties  ||  5.  Clare V. Clutch  ||  6.  Charlotte Olympia Kitty Flats  ||

J.Crew is offering 40% off with code HOLIDAY.  It is the place to go for good basics that will last you for seasons to come.  These are always the staples in my wardrobe.  I own and adore the parka, the pajamas (super soft), and these fabulous gold slippers (I can’t get enough of them!).


||  1.  J.Crew Chateau Parka  ||  2.  J.Crew Cashmere Wrap  ||  3.  J.Crew Pajamas  ||  4.  J.Crew Gold Slippers  ||  5.  J.Crew Cropped Peacoat  ||

Tory Burch is hosting 30% off with code:  THANKS when you spend $250+.  This is the perfect time to get those statement shoes and handbags that will last you for years to come.  They are classic styles that you’re sure to love.  I adore my flats and riding boots from there especially.


  1.  Tory Burch Riding Boots  ||  2.  Tory Burch Ankle Booties || 3.  Tory Burch Cheetah Ankle Booties  ||  4.  Tory Burch Fleming  ||  5.  Tory Burch Hot Pink Snake Fleming  ||  6.  Tory Burch Gold Minnie Flats  ||  7.  Tory Burch Bow Flats  ||  8.  Tory Burch Quilted Black Minnie Flats ||  9.  Tory Burch Black Block T Tote  ||  10.  Tory Burch Perry  ||

Banana Republic has quickly become one of my favorite stores this year!  They are offering 50% off of five items with code:  BRFIVE.  I am OBSESSED with everything faux fur from here!  Also, I own the tan coat and the fur cardigan and I must say that they are completely worth it at full price…let alone sale price!  I adore both of those so much!


||1.  BR Fur Cardigan  ||  2.  BR Fur Collared Blazer  ||  3.  BR Melton Topcoat  ||  4.  Fur Sweater  ||  5.  BR Fur Cropped Coat  ||  6.  BR Lace Up Flats  ||  7.  BR Lace Pumps  ||  8.  BR Bow Pumps   ||  9.  BR Fur Scarf  ||

Ann Taylor is having 50% off of everything for Black Friday with code:  CELEBRATE.  This is the perfect time to stock up on the comfiest work appropriate heels and cashmere…I purchased the turtleneck to pair with chelsea boots and leather leggings and have been eyeing other cashmere goodies as well!


||  1.  Ann Taylor Cashmere Cardigan  ||  2.  Ann Taylor Bow Pump  ||  3.  Ann Taylor Cashmere Sweater  ||  4.  Ann Taylor Mila Pump  ||  5.  Ann Taylor Cashmere Turtleneck  ||

Hope you’re enjoying all the sales!  I’ll be shopping from home today as the mall is just too crazy for me to handle…



What to get the man in your life…

gift guide:  for him

// Wallet (my husband has this and loves it) // Vans High Tops (with fleece lining & rubber upper on toe-my hubby loves his)  // Go Pro (or this newer option for half the price) // Art of Shaving Kit //

// Whiskey Making Kit // Ammo for his hunting trips // Bose Speaker //

// Leather Jacket // Leather Headphones (love the old-school look of these) // Fitbit Surge (my hubby wears his constantly) // WWI Munitions Box (a cool piece of vintage history for your house) //

Hi Everyone!

Today I’m bringing you a stocking stuffer gift guide with most options under $35!  These are all items that I would personally love to see show up in my stocking or imagine purchasing for my loved ones!



HERS                                                       HIS

Stocking Stuffers: Hers & His


1.  YSL Lipstick (a great way to go designer on a budget)

2.  RollerBall Perfume (get her her favorite perfume in small size!)

3.  Tassel Keychain (love this for only $13!)

4.  Tory Burch Coin Purse (a beautiful splurge item!)

6.  Essie Nail Polish (my favorite polish brand)

7.  Batiste Dry Shampoo (I use this wonderful stuff weekly!)

7.  BKR Water Bottle (so adorable!)

8.  Sephora Masks ($6 and so fun!)

9.  Dior Lip Balm (love this designer splurge!  I always have one on hand!)

10.  Beanie (own and love!  I want the white one too!)

11. Heart Ring (too cute!)


1. Silver Playing Cards (such a cool way to give a simple gift!)

3. Jack Black Lip Balm (guys need lip balm too!)

4.  Animal Multi-tool (everything from wire cutters to a knife in this baby!)

5.  Wallet Ninja (credit card sized tool to fit in his wallet!)

6.  Tom Ford Cologne (the perfect splurge)

7.  Beard Kit (help him clean up!)

9.  Whiskey Books here & here (perfect for your guy’s library and your bar cart!)

Hi Everyone!

Sorry for the late post on this gift guide!  Yesterday our internet was down the entire day! #firstworldproblems

Anyway, today I’m bringing you a gift guide that would be perfect for anyone your interested in getting a home gift for (a hostess, girlfriend, sister-in-law, Mom, etc.).  These are things that I personally adore and thought all of you would too!



home gift guide


1.  Moscow Mule Mugs (I’m obsessing over these)

2. Stag Bottle Opener  (I absolutely adore this!)

3. Booze Decanter (so cute!) /

4.  Bar Cart (an essential!)

5. Glasses (one of my favorite wedding gifts we recieved)


1. Measuring cups (tiffany blue & only $12!)

2. Mexico Cookbook (would love this…such a pretty cover)

3.  Antler Dish (only $12)

4. Candle Set (such a great small luxury)

5.  Zebra Dish (a girly-girl staple)


1.  Fur Throw (such a great affordable option!)

2.  Bose Speaker (would be great to use while getting ready in the morning)

3.  Pineapple Candle (so fragrant it fills your whole house with deliciousness)

4.  Pig (I’ve wanted/adored this for years!)

5.  Coasters (what girl doesn’t love a little sparkle)

6. Lamp (dying for this!)

Happy Friday, Everyone! I hope your week was fantastic!  I’m starting off this weekend with a post featuring my dream Chirstmas wishlist!  These are the items that I have been currently drooling over. To be specific, in between the Celine sunnies, Keepall (be still my heart!:)), agenda (every busy girl needs a fantastic planner right?!), and flats (the gold would go with everything & the kitty ones are just the cutest thing ever), I can’t seem to pick my jaw off the ground.  They are all just absolutely too gorgeous.  While I know that the majority of these items will remain a dream for now, it is so fun to actually browse the sites and find things that make your heart skip a beat in the process.



2015 Christmas Wishlist

Hi Everyone!

Over the next few weeks, I plan on posting various gift guides to help you shop for all the lovely people in your life!  Today, we are focusing on the beauty maven.  This is the person in your life that is OBSESSED with makeup/skincare.  I find myself falling into this category often!  I mean, what girl doesn’t love to experiment with makeup?!

As a self-professed beauty connoisseur, I absolutely adore trying new products! I would completely be over the moon to receive any of these beauty pieces as gifts this holiday season! These are all products I know and love or are dying to get my hands on!  Specifically, way up on my wish list are the Makeup CaseChanel cremeGlamGlow Thirsty Mud, and the Tom Ford Cafe Rose (number one on my beauty wish list)!  However, I know that I personally, just like many of you, would just about do cartwheels if you unwrapped any of these fantastic pieces under the tree!

Stay tuned later this week for my personal holiday wish list!

Happy Shopping!



gift guide: beauty

Row One: 

Row Two:

Row Three:

//  Tom Ford Cafe Rose Perfume  //

Row Four:

//  Fresh Sugar Lip Kit //

Here are some wonderful pieces that I would kill to receive for Valentine’s Day!


Valentines wishlist


I’ve been really really good this year!  🙂

If anyone wants to purchase any of the items below (or a CHANEL BOY BAG), I’d love you even more!

Here’s what is on my Christmas Wish List!

xmas wishlist

// Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 // Clare V. Foldover Haircalf Clutch (love this too) // Leopard Christian Louboutin Pumps //

// Naked On The Run Palette // Tory Burch Booties (on sale!!!) // Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAB //

Kurt Geiger Leopard Pumps (25% off with code:  FRIENDS) // Kate Spade Iphone 6 Case // Gold Piggy // 

//Tory Burch Bow Flats (on sale!!!) // Tory Burch Cross-Body // Tory Burch Sunnies // Naked Illuminated  // 

//Celine Phantom // Lorac Royal Eye Palette //

//Tory Burch Tote // A New Couch (I want a new one more than a handbag…that’s a lot!) // Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAB //

What is on your Christmas list?









// Hudson Denim // Louis Vuitton Artsy // Chanel Flats //

Hi Everyone!  My birthday is this Thursday. In celebration, I thought I would share my ultimate birthday wish list.  I by no means expect any of these presents to appear on my birthday, but it is awfully fun to dream!  One of these may be occurring as a present to myself soon!  Hope your week is going exceptionally well!